The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

September 4, 2013

Thunder On The Strip starts Thursday in GOTL

Star Beacon

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE — Listen closely and you can hear the thunder.  It is the sound of thunder from thousands of motorcycles coming to Geneva-On-The-Lake this weekend for the 7th Annual Thunder on the Strip Bike Rally.

“The event is always held the weekend after Labor Day in order to extend the tourism season at Geneva-on-the-lake,” said Dwayne Bennett, co-founder of the event. Bennett is the owner of Goblin Custom Cycle.

You can meet Dwayne and fellow co-founder Jake  Hummel, of Sportsterz Bar and Grille, on Friday at 5 p.m. for the “Founder’s Parade” at DW3’s Saloon at I-90 and Route 534. The parade leaves DW3’s at 5:30 p.m. and roars into Geneva-On-The-Lake. Hundreds and hundreds of cyclists are expected to participate.

Thunder On The Strip continues with Little Mania Ultimate Midget Wrestling on Thursday at 7 p.m., the Harley-Davidson Contraband Stunt Team on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Trevor Vines Extreme Freestyle Moto X performs each day, Boots N Bikinis Bull Riding, Fly Performance Innovations Dyno, Thunder Bar Hop, Bikini Bike Wash and Skid Row performs on Saturday at 10 p.m.

For a full schedule, visit or pick up an event brochure at any GOTL business