Vermont Thunder 2016 was a special remembrance of Mike “Spike” Pendriss, one of the event’s founding members. Mike passed away November 16th, 2015. To honor his memory, his remains travelled on his motorcycle the length of the Vermont Thunder route.
It was a fitting tribute to a man who lived in service of others. Mike served in Vietnam with honor and distinction. Upon returning home, he went to work for the US Postal Service. He was instrumental in forming Vermont Thunder and Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Vermont Chapter 26-2. He had great respect for veterans and frequently volunteered at the Veterans Place in Northfield, VT.
Images from the 2016 Vermont Thunder Ride are available here. Proceeds from sales will be contributed to the Josh Pollatta Fund.
Vermont Thunder 2016