The 10th annual Thunder in the Rockies Bike Rally is an action packed, four-day event happening over Labor Day weekend (August 29th – September 1st, 2014) at Thunder Mountain Amphitheater and Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson. 

Located in the backyard of the seven Clear Channel Media + Entertainment studios in Loveland, Colorado, motorcycle enthusiasts and hardcore bikers from all over the country love this event with live entertainment and MORE. 

Bret Michaels - Friday, August 29 

This year, 107.9 The Bear presents Bret Michaels as he kicks off Thunder in the Rockies on Friday, August 29.

With his glammed-up good looks and commercial songwriting skills, Bret Michaels became one of rock & roll's most recognizable frontmen during the 1980s. Along with his three bandmates in Poison -- guitarist C.C. DeVille, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett -- Michaels became an integral part of the popular hair metal scene, mixing feel-good party anthems and sensitive ballads into some of the decade's top-selling singles. 

Michaels found fame in the 2000s in reality TV shows, and in 2010 he won the NBC game show Celebrity Apprentice 3. In between these two shows he released Custom Built which combined songs from his previous solo albums and new cuts.

Tickets are on sale NOW at TicketsWest Outlets, King Soopers, and Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson for $27; $25 for military. 

Jackyl - Saturday, August 30

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Boogie rockers Jackyl were instantly lumped into the hair metal category upon their debut in 1992, but their sound was only vaguely reminiscent of the genre. Still, this label stuck with them after the sound became un-hip and their loud rock & roll was largely ignored by the mainstream. The band started in 1990, forming in Georgia out of vocalist Jesse James Dupree, guitarist Jeff Worley, drummer Chris Worley, bassist Tom Bettini, and guitarist Jimmy Stiff. The fivesome shared an enthusiasm for AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and other like-minded artists, and were soon crafting their own blend of hard rock and Southern boogie around their native state.

Tickets are on sale NOW at TicketsWest Outlets, King Soopers, and Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson for $10 

Blackberry Smoke w/Moccasin Creek - Sunday, August 31

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Blackberry Smoke is an American Southern rock/country rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. They have performed throughout the United States as both headliner and as the supporting act for artists such as Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Blackberry Smoke performs with Moccasin Creek on Sunday, August 31 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are available for $10.

2014 Event Lineup Includes:

Friday, August 29 
8:30 pm Bret Michaels at Thunder Mountain Amphitheater
Saturday, August 30 
11 am Scenic Mountain Ride
TBA  Rhett Rotten Wall of Death
 Noon to 2 pm  Wrestling Event
 TBA Ms. Hooters Bikini Contest 
 7:30 pm Jackyl 
 Sunday, August 31 
 8:30 pm  Blackberry Smoke w/Moccasin Creek 


DO NOT PARK AT THE OUTLETS AT LOVELAND FOR THIS SHOW. Shuttle busses WILL NOT run to the Outlets at Loveland. 

Car Parking

Parking is located in the dirt lot to the west of the Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson dealership. This parking lot will open at 5:30 PM. Keep in mind parking will be tight with the Thunder in the Rockies Bike Rally happening this weekend.

Do NOT park at the Hooters Restraunt parking lot. 

Cars will be directed to park EAST of I-25

Please make sure you grab all items from your vehicle before entering. Once you leave, you may not reenter the venue. 


Motorcycle Parking 

Motorcycle parking is available near the Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson dealership. Keep in mind since the Thunder in the Rockies Rally is happening this weekend, motorcycle parking will be tight. 

Can I tailgate in the parking lot?

No, tailgate parties are strictly prohibited in all parking lots. 

Allowed and Prohibited Items 

Allowed Items

  • Binoculars
  • Seat cushions or softsided stadium seats (NO seats with metal frames)
  • Strollers (folding umbrella style ONLY)
  • Blankets
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Ponchos

Prohibited Items

  • Outside food and beverages
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Umbrellas
  • Coolers
  • Lawn chairs (NO chairs with legs or metal frames)
  • Laser Pointers (will be confiscated and patron is subject to ejection)
  • Recording Devices
  • Professional Photography
  • Any weapon or item construed as a weapon such as guns, knives, sticks, or firearms
  • Bullhorns or noise makers
  • Frisbees/Footballs
  • Fireworks/Sparklers
  • Backpacks (All bags are subject to search)
  • Animals (except guide dogs)
  • Skateboards or in-line skates

Lawn chairs

For the safety of guests, lawn chairs with legs and/or metal frames may NOT be brought into Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre. However, seat cushions, soft sided camping seats or stadium seats under 18" wide are allowed. No items with legs are permitted.


Personal cameras are allowed in the venue. However, flash photography, video and removable lens cameras are NOT permitted without venue approval.

More Information 

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