Thursday, June 04, 2015
Idaho Patriot Thunder charity motorcycle ride to impact freeway traffic on Sunday
Boise – The annual Idaho Patriot Thunder charity motorcycle ride will take place this Sunday (June 7), departing from the High Desert Harley-Davidson located on Overland Road in Meridian at approximately 11 a.m. An estimated 650 riders will travel east on Overland Road to Eagle Road, where they will enter the freeway and continue to ride east to Mountain Home.
Motorists can expect major delays accessing the freeway from the Meridian Road on-ramp all the way to Mountain Home. The ride is estimated to take between one and half to two hours to complete.
It may be difficult for motorists to pass the motorcade on the freeway due to the number of participants, and there may be times when all eastbound lanes on the freeway contain motorcyclists.
Police officers from several agencies will escort the motorcade. Police will also be controlling the traffic signal at the interstate on-ramp on Eagle Road during the ride, in order to help keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible.
Once the motorcade arrives in Mountain Home, they will attend a barbecue and riders will travel back to Boise unescorted as they wish.