Hollister Rally Approved for July 2013

The Hollister City Council unanimously voted to bring back the Fourth of July motorcycle rally for the 2013 season. The re-born event, which has been on hold since 2009, is set to take place on July 5-6, 2013. Corbin is planning their 4th Annual Rider Appreciation Day during the same time as the rally.

The American Biker image was born in Hollister, California, on the Fourth of July weekend in 1947 when a group of rowdy bikers in town for the annual Gypsy Tour event reportedly terrorized the town. After “The Invasion of Hollister,” the annual Gypsy Tour event went dormant for decades. In preparation for the 50th anniversary of the historic event, Sonny Barger presented the idea of a rebirth to the city of Hollister, California, and local business people. It took a lot of effort by many people, but it didn’t take long for the Hollister Independence Day Rally to become the largest Motorcycle Rally on the West Coast.

This year, attendees of the Hollister Rally can expect motorcycle-only parking filling downtown Hollister with side streets devoted to a wide variety of rally vendors. Two large areas downtown will offer live entertainment and local beer gardens. On Saturday, center lane parking on the main drag will be occupied by the official bike show, which is a part of the World Championship of Bike Building. Motorcycle manufacturers will be in attendance at multiple locations offering demo rides.

Riders will receive an enthusiastic welcome back from local businesses, eateries and taverns for this annual town highlight.

For more information, call Corbin at (800) 538-7035 or visit corbin.com.

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