Rolling Thunder says 2019 motorcycle rally will be its last in D.C

Bikers came from across the nation to participate in the Rolling Thunder Ride in Washington on May 27, 2018. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) A massive annual motorcycle rally staged in Washington will end next year, with organizers citing a lack of law enforcement cooperation and “increased harassment to supporters” as reasons for stopping the 31-year-old tradition. Rolling Thunder began in Washington in 1987 after Artie Muller, who served in the Vietnam War as an infantry sergeant, sought to call attention to veterans in need and prisoners of war. In a statement Thursday, Muller said Rolling Thunder XXXII, scheduled for 2019’s Memorial Day weekend, would be “the final Thunder Run in D.C

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