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BIKES

It's a motorcycle festival, there are thousands of bikes to see - so much to see. From bikes officially on display to attendees jaw dropping bikes parked for all the world to drool over. Participation is part of the fabric of CMT, you are a featured star in aerial burnouts, bike games, the bike show and runs. Be sure to catch the bike build off and  famous bike builders too!

Bike Games Moments 

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BIKE GAMES

Bike Games take on a life of their own at Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival. After a late night of bands and good times, a committed crew shows up and bike games are ON. Admittedly, the setup sometimes is not exactly early morning Saturday (can't imagine why 🙄🤣). The games usually go all day and everyone has fun, those working the games, those in the games and those watching the games.

Bike Games Barrel / Keg

Prepping for a Game

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There is a throng of spectators waiting to hear their name called for their chance at the games.

​Games like these date back, well way before we can remember. When we stopped riding horses as basic transportation, our two-wheeled riders stepped up and let the real games begin.

Slow race, ring toss, weenie bite, pushing a keg in a straight line .. winners get bragging rights and a trophy. .

Dad two girls with flag watching bike games at CMT

Games are Fun for Everyone

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AERIAL BURNOUTS

Our patented Aerial Burnout cage is a must do experience. Ride up, get strapped in and have the photo opp of a lifetime as the music plays, you rise, you burnout, the crowd screams, the pyrotechnics spark and you have an experience you will never forget.

Man doing aerial burnout

Aerial Burnout

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Aerial Burnouts are something else. The patented aerial burnout cage is running all Friday and Saturday night.  

A crowd starts to gather as the burnouts start

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When you ride up your wheel is centered on a board with the Catskill Mountain Thunder logo. Your burnout literally burns through the board and you get a keepsake to take home with you. Pretty great for photo opps too! 

Charity with her CMT keepsake after her burnout  

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Aerial Burnout in Action, Hammer starts us off

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BIKE BUILDOFF

A weekend long competition. Bike builders from across the region show up and build an entire bike in one weekend. Come and watch them in the pavilion as they work and make sure you cast your vote for the winner.  🧡

DiSorbo Motorsports of NH

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Big Bulk Customs, the year of the trike

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BIKE BUILDERS

Bike builders from across the region show up and build an entire bike in one weekend. It's a competition, but these guys and gals work so collaboratively and have so much fun, you'd think they were all family. Well, a family that gets a long anyway 🤣. Now that we think about it, a lot of the builders are family .. in so many definitions of the word 🧡

Area 61 is a Family Affair of Builders.

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The builds have been pretty amazing over the years.

Konnick Cycles with Trophy & his kids ... previous year build off winner

Konnick Cycles .. another biker family 🧡

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BIKE SHOW

Enter your bike in Sunday's bike show. After the bike games and the headliner Saturday night, we have an easy Sunday showing off gorgeous bikes. There's also a tattoo contest. 

Don't worry these are vendor bikes and not in the show, but the show bikes are hot! .

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Ok this one is a little too big for the show, but you get the idea. 

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BIKE RIDES

Download your maps so you can head out on your own runs and there is one official run to be announced each year. Everyone lines up at the office and heads out for a breakfast run through the scenic Catskill Mountains, led by our own Roy Handel. It takes a village for a ride like that so Patty Handel, Dale Handel, Mikie, Dick and so many more help us navigate our way for a great ride, a bite to eat at a nice stop and then back to Blackthorne resort for more mischief. 

Everyone love riding in the Catskills

 Dana  

Catskill Mountain Thunder riding bikes through the bar

The rides through the bar are memorable as well. 

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This Ron Finch masterpiece heads out on the run. If memory serves us, that's AJ of Shovelhead behind the trike. 

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BIKE MX STUNTS

An entire MX show goes on all weekend, they death defying stunts like the rest of walk. They sure make it look easy. 

MX stunt motorcycle mid air

Air time, wow they make it look easy.

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When they do it all day, you start thinking maybe it's easy .. It's Not. Easy. not Easy .. looks are deceiving. 

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Soft landing, not even sure most of us could maneuver after landing, let alone the hang time. 

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BIKE ENTERTAINERS

Speaking of making it look easy. Catskill Mountain Thunder regularly hosts the Wall of Death, the Globe of Death, & other biker entertainers like comedians, stilt walkers and others. Entertainers for each Septembers are announced around summertime. 

Urias Globe of Death with Sigler family of Fans

Urias Globe of Death .. Scary name and show for such an amazing family.

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@catskillmountainthunder Urias Family Globe of Death .. amazing show at Catskill Mountain Thunder all weekend in front of the bar #catskillmountainthunder #motorcyclerally #uriasglobeofdeath @UriasGlobeofDeath #CMTBlackthorne ♬ original sound - CatskillMountainThunder

Great show by Urias Family Globe of Death. 

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Wall of Death, CMT has hosted Rhett Rotten, the American Motor Drome and many others over the years. 

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MORE BIKER FUN

YOU. You are the bikers that make this festival so much fun. If we added all the pictures of ya'll having fun, we'd be here for days. Festival week is our favorite time of year. Sure it is great to see all the bands and biker entertainment, but YOU are the ones that make the week so much fun. We can't wait to see you again!! 

MX stunt motorcycle mid air

Is it just us, or do they look like they are up to something?

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Shenanigans at the Tiki Bar

Shenanigans, mischief, hijinx we are not sure what you call it, but ya'll are doing it 🤣🤣😝🤣🤣. 

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Thank you .. see ya soon!  

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2024: September 10-15th See Ya There! 

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