Hollister Independence Rally

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Date(s) 07/02/2021 - 07/04/2021
649 San Benito Street
Hollister, California 95023
More Info Official Website
Phone 775-690-2035

As you most likely know, over the last decade there have been numerous challenges in holding the Hollister Rally. For example there have been cancellations, problems with the City of Hollister, and multiple promoters. Hopefully a resolution has been found with Roadshows having a five year contract with the Hollister City Council.

Next, the new name for the event is the Hollister Independence Rally. Although there have been challenges Hollister is on the Lightning Customs’ Major Motorcycle Rallies List.

Hollister the Birthplace of the “American Biker”

There are some notable positive items relating to the Hollister motorcycle rally. First, the City of Hollister is the birthplace of the “American biker.” This is because of an “incident” in 1947. Back then there were some bikers who had a little too much fun. But it was blown of proportion.

Importantly the incident got a lot media attention. But there were fabrications and exaggerations. For instance, the infamous picture of a guy sitting on a motorcycle with beer bottles all around him was setup the day after the “incident.” This began the persona of a biker.

In addition, the “incident” in Hollister was the inspiration of Marlon Brando’s movie “The Wild One.” With these two items the persona of the American biker was born.

2020 Hollister Motorcycle Rally Information

Next, San Benito Street in downtown is the center of the Hollister Independence Rally. Some of the attractions include all of the motorcycles, live music, vendors, and more TBA.

Everyone is welcome at the free 2021 Hollister biker rally. And motorcycle parking on the streets is free.

** Finally, find more motorcycle events on the LightningCustoms.com calendar.