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The First Annual Wallowa County Thunder Run

Thank you to everyone who made the Wallowa County Thunder Run a Success. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, our vendors, the great bands, and everyone who made up this year's event.

The full sized Original Bronze Bike is amazing.  If you had your photos taken on the bike and would like to purchase the photo or other photos taken during the weekend click here.


The unveiling of Dick Cross’ life size Bronze Bike took place Friday at 1 p.m. at the Indian Lodge Motel in Joseph, OR.  The unveiling was followed by the blessing of the bike and prayer and the start of the Tribute To Bikers, Past, Present and Future.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to see details of the Bronze Bike and it's creation.  Click here see up close some of the details of the Original Bronze Bike!

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The Bronze Bike Tribute Parade out of Joseph was part of the weekend.  This biker parade, left Joseph and followed the Bronze Bike through Enterprise ending at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds where the Bike was displayed the remainder of the weekend. 


            Event organizer, Gary Bethscheider with Original Bronze Bike artist Dick Cross

            Event organizer, Gary Bethscheider with Original Bronze Bike artist Dick Cross


We thank our sponsors for making it all possible. 


The Thunder Run offered many activities for the avid biker and family members alike.  Located in the NE corner of Oregon this beautiful area offers the perfect location with lots of activities, many points of interest, and numerous exciting places to ride ~  all with a breath-taking back-drop.  

                                                       Mt Joseph ~ one of the many views this area is famous for.


               Ron Keel, the Metal Cowboy, is our Solo Artist for the weekend!  Click the photo above to visit his website.

               Ron Keel, the Metal Cowboy, is our Solo Artist for the weekend!  Click the photo above to visit his website.

Wallowa County Thunder Run put together some epic entertainment.  Five live bands plus Ron Keel , the Metal Cowboy were featured.


Wallowa County Thunder Run happened in an uncommon location ~ one of the most spectacular places on the planet. 


This Bronze Bike was raffled off! 


One of the highlights of the weekend, was the unveiling of The Original Life-Sized Bronze Bike on Friday, August 22nd in Joseph, Oregon. 

Click on the photo to see more details of the Original Life-Sized Bronze Bike.


The Process ~ photos taken May 3.  Click here for more photos and information about the realization of this long awaited dream. 

Parks Bronze Foundry hard at work on the Original Life-Size Bronze Bike that will be unveiled Friday at 1 p.m. at the Indian Lodge Motel in Joseph, OR during the Wallowa County Thunder Run. 

               Steve Parks working on the Original Life-Sized Bronze Bike.

  The Original Bronze Bike takes shape.


It' was Amazing.  Thank you for joining us!