A group called the Nova Jeep Brigade is rallying to form a community event on July 4 called "Crawling Thunder."
Group organizer Henry Tome, along with a few other members, came up with the idea after hearing that the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle event was coming to an end this year.
They wanted to do something to raise awareness and funds for Fisher House, a nonprofit that provides comfort homes for members of military families to stay at no cost. Tome said they hope to make this an annual event.
"We are a tight-knit community, and we wanted to get together to do something for Fisher House. I love the Jeep community and this is a great way to meet people and form a lot of camaraderie," Tome said.
He said they are expecting anywhere from 250-300 people on Thursday.
The group will meet at Cushing commuter lot at 7312 Cushing Road in Manassas near Hwy. 66 and Prince William Parkway and depart at 9 a.m. They will convoy to Harpers Ferry Adventure Center and Harpers Ferry Brewing at 37412 Adventure Center Lane in Purcellville.
Harpers Ferry Brewing co-owner Tammi Gryniuk, who is also a Jeep owner, said they are looking forward to hosting the group.
There will be live music and craft beer and hard seltzer on tap. There is a snack shop with pepperoni rolls, chips and soft serve ice cream also available for purchase. Hill Top Grille and Kovi Food Truck will serve burgers, hot dogs and Korean and Vietnamese cuisine.