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Hollister Independence Rally

Start Date:Jul 6th, 2018
End Date:Jul 8th, 2018
Address:San Benito Street
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**2019 Hollister Rally Information

March 21, 2018 Update

The Hollister Motorcycle Rally has been canceled, unfortunately, again. As you know, there have been a lot of challenges over the last 10 plus years with the Rally being held and below is part of what why the 2018 Hollister Rally was canceled.

KION On March 5, 2018 the Hollister City Council voted 3-2 to cancel the motorcycle rally.

On Council Member Karson Klauer he listed several reasons for the decision:
“1. The lack of a promoter to plan and manage the rally.
2. A very limited time to plan for the safety of attendees if a promoter did come along. The police department would also have a difficult time securing the officers needed from outside agencies to staff the rally.
3. Another major factor is workers' compensation. The city would be responsible for any costs associated with injuries sustained by personnel from outside agencies, for life.”

Read more Why the 2018 Hollister Rally was canceled at KION

Road Shows, the promoters of the Rally, posted on their Facebook that there was a need for some major sponsors and that without them, they would not be able to throw a solid rally. You can read the specifics of their statements at on the Road Shows Hollister Rally Facebook

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Hollister Motorcycle Rally General Info

The 2018 Hollister rally will be the 70th annual event. As you probably know, there have been some challenges having the event over the last decade. There have also been a number of different names that were similar, but in 2017 the Hollister Independence Rally was going strong again with some 50,000 attendees. Hollister is on the 2018 Lightning Customs' Major Biker Rallies List.

The first year the Hollister bike rally was held was in 1947. There were some incidents that eventually were blown out of proportion by the media. In 1953, the movie “The Wild One” was created and it gave rise to the “American Biker.”

The center of the rally is on San Benito Street in Hollister. There will be live music, charity events, bike games, vendors, and more TBA of what is going on at the Hollister Motorcycle Rally.

2018 Hollister Independence Rally Other Info

-FEES: The Rally is free and there is free motorcycle parking on the street, but there are VIP packages offered.
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