Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival ~ East Durham, New York

September 11-15, 2024

About The Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival

Hosted at Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, the Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival is a small motorcycle rally set in the picturesque Catskill Mountains of New York.

Held in September, the Catskill Mountain Thunder rally takes place in a self-contained venue – which means that you have the advantage of being able to ride hard and party hard (safely)! The motorcycle festival also provides unique access to motorcycle builders as they work.

Location Of The Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival

The Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival is in East Durham, New York. The festival also has motorcycle rides and other activities extending into the Catskill Mountains. 

Dates Of The Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival – 2024

The Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival will be held from September 11-15, 2024.

Attendance At The Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival

Typically, the attendance at the Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival is around 300-1,000.

Cost Of The Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival

Entrance passes to the Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival are required. Full festival passes are included with Blackthorne Resort Camping and Lodging packages. Pricing ranges from $200 per person for tent camping to $400+ per person for resort rooms (double-occupancy).  

Popular Venues At The Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival

Some of the most popular venues at the Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival include: Blackthorne Resort (pool bar, pavilion, main event field, main event stage, and more), Woodstock Harley-Davidson, Townline Motorsports, Iannace’s Cycle Shop, and Doghouse Motorcycles.

Activities At The Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival

At the Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival, activities include: pre-festival party, spaghetti pit wrestling, pole dancing competitions, tattoo contests, bonfires, the Death Defying Motorcycle Acts show, MX Stunts, Wall of Death show, aerial burnouts, bike-building demos, rodeo games, build-offs, live music,  comedians, a vendor expo, motorcycle shows, concerts, organized motorcycle rides (guided and self-guided), events, contests, parties, shopping, and free motorcycle demo rides.

Organized Motorcycle Tours And Rides At the Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival

Organized tours and rides at the Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival include:

  • Great Northern Scenic Tour (72 miles along the Catskill West on 23A, then Rt 23 to Cairo)
  • Heart of the Mountains Scenic Tour (22 miles in a loop from Catskill Info Center on West 28, through Mount Tremper, Willow, Bearsville, Woodstock, Keneth Willson Campground, and back to CIC)
  • Shawangunk-Catskills Scenic Tour (60 miles from Kingston/Woodstock, along South 87 to Rt 299, through the Catskills Mountains)

 Where To Stay During The Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival

Places to stay include: Blackthorne Resort, Piaule Catskill, Hull-O Farms Durham, Greenville Arms 1889 Inn, Bavarian Manor Country Inn, Gather Greene cabins, Catskill Game Farm cabins, Country Campsites, Doherty’s Mountain View Campground, and Simply Durham Cottages.

Marijuana At The Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival

Medical marijuana and recreational marijuana are legal in New York.

 

Closest Airports To East Durham, New York

The closest airports to East Durham are:

  • Kline Kill Airport (35 miles from East Durham)
  • Albany International Airport (40 miles from East Durham
  • Stewart International Airport (74 miles from East Durham)
  • Westchester County Airport (113 miles from East Durham)

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