Hollister Independence Rally – CANCELED

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Date(s) 07/03/2020 - 07/05/2020
Host Veterans Memorial Hall
649 San Benito Street
Hollister, California 95023
More Info Official Website
Phone 775-690-2035

Although there was a Hollister motorcycle rally going to happen in 2020, it has been canceled. Next, the below information on the Independence Day Rally is before the cancellation announcement.

Over the last 10 years there have been a lot of challenges with the Hollister Rally. For instance, there have been problems have with the City of Hollister, cancellations, and promoter turnover.

Hopefully some of the issues have been resolved with the hiring of Roadshows as the long-term promoter. Roadshows has signed an agreement with the city to manage the Hollister Independence Rally. Although there have been a lot of issues the Hollister biker rally, it is on the Lightning Customs’ Major Motorcycle Rallies List.

Hollister as the Birthplace of the “American Biker”

Here are a couple of notable items about Hollister Rally. First, the City of Hollister is considered the birthplace of the “American biker.” In particular, there was an incident in 1947 with some bikers having a little too much fun that got blown way out of proportion.

Especially important to the growth of the biker persona were the fabrications of the incident by the media. As you know, back then the print media got people a lot of their news. Since reporters inflated what had happened and they used a fabricated picture the biker persona started.

Second, the Hollister incident also inspired Marlon Brando’s movie “The Wild One.” This Hollywood movie further cemented the persona of the American biker.

2020 Hollister Motorcycle Rally Information

Next, the center of the Hollister Independence Rally is in downtown on San Benito Street. Some of the events at the bike rally will include bands, tons of bikes to check out, vendors, and more TBA as we approach the dates.

The 2020 Hollister rally is free and everyone is welcome. Also there will be free motorcycle parking on the streets.

** Another biker event you might want to check out is the David Mann Chopperfest.