Thundering Angels charity ride features a bit of ‘Anarchy’
July 9, 2013
By Erin Hoffman
Anarchy is coming to Issaquah.
Specifically, Sean McNabb, heavy metal musician and “Sons of Anarchy” star, is dropping in for the Thundering Angels Motor Club’s seventh annual Burgers, Bikers, and Babes Rally on July 14.
Die-hard bikers don’t have to wait until Sunday to get in on the action; at 11 a.m. July 13, McNabb will lead the Thundering Ride/Poker Run for the Issaquah Food Bank and cancer research to kick off the weekend.
Registration, which is $25, begins at 10 a.m. at I-90 Motorsports, and the ride route will go down Gilman Boulevard, ending at the XXX Rootbeer Drive-in. If the weather cooperates, the Thundering Angels are expecting “many hundreds” of participants, although the event will go on rain or shine.
“We lead blessed lives and it’s nice to help those in need. It’s just a great thing for us to be able to do,” McNabb said.
McNabb and his wife, Fox News anchor Christine Devine, are passionate about supporting people who need help most. Among many other achievements, Devine has helped more than 500 foster children find homes through her adoption segment, Wednesday’s Child, where she profiles one foster child per week.
McNabb, who has been the bassist for legendary 1980’s bands Quiet Riot and Dokken, participates in frequent bike rides and golf tournaments for charity, including many local events like the Burgers, Bikers, and Babes Rally.
“I’m most looking forward to meeting new people and raising money for charities,” McNabb said. “That’s number one.”
On Sunday, the rally will open with a free breakfast at the XXX at 8 a.m. Some of the highlights of the day include free dyno pulls from I-90 Motorsports, stunt bike riding, a bikini bike wash and a bike judging competition. For those who don’t own bikes, there will also be live music from The Front Street Cats, The Offenders, and One Gun Shy, as well as a burger eating contest.
For those considering purchasing a bike, I-90 Motorsports and Downtown Harley Davidson will have information booths at the event. McNabb will be hanging out all day at the rally, to meet with fans, eat good food and talk about bikes.
Mindy Kelly, Miss Bike Rally 2013, will also be in attendance.
The official event will end at 4:30 p.m., but at 5:30 p.m., the party will continue at Amante restaurant for an after-rally party, which all are invited to attend.
The rally on Sunday is both free and family-friendly.