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Thunder on the Streets bike rally returns to Pleasanton Saturday

The Thunder on the Street motorcycle rally sponsored by the Soldiers for Jesus motorcycle club returns for a third year to Main Street in Pleasanton on Saturday, June 3. (Journal file photo)

PLEASANTON – This Saturday, June 3, marks the return of the Soldiers For Jesus motorcycle club’s Thunder in the Streets events in Pleasanton. This is the third year for the event, and organizers expect that it will be the biggest one yet.

The day will start with a charity ride starting in the parking lot of the Living Proof Church at 32401 Harmony Rd. In Paola, just off of U.S. Highway 169. Registration for the ride begins at 7 a.m. and closes at 8:45 a.m. After ride instructions and a prayer, kickstands go up at 9 a.m., and the ride heads south to Pleasanton.

Once the riders arrive in Pleasanton, there are a host of activities that await them. This year the list of vendors continues to grow. A good portion of Main Street in Pleasanton will be lined with at least 60 vendors and exhibitors.

Vendors will be selling everything from riding apparel to custom motorcycle detailing to food trucks to legal services. The faith-based event will also feature kiosks that offer counseling and food for the soul.

Two bands will provide musical entertainment throughout the day: Seventh Day Slumber and Witness.

Saturday will also mark the return of the Ives Brothers Wall of Death, a gravity-defying, high-wall cone that allows riders to use the g-force of speed to literally climb walls.

Also scheduled is Scotty Shrubbs, a stunt rider who will jump his motorcycle down Main Street, and a precision riding event. In addition to activities for grownups, there will also be games for the kids.

The Ol' Iron Motorcycle museum on Main Street will be open throughout the day, and for a second year the Dick Carpenter Memorial Ol' Iron Swap Meet will feature vendors selling motorcycle parts, gear and rare finds.

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