“It’s about camaraderie, A need to escape, And the thrill of the open road.” Outlaw Biker Gangs: The Wild Ride of Outlaw Bikers Real and Imagined. Produced by The History Channel, 2002.
In 1947 on the Fourth of July weekend, the American Motorcycle Association sponsored the Annual Gypsy Tour in Hollister, California. Between one and four thousand people attended the rally, thus doubling the population of the small agricultural community. Stories of this infamous weekend have been passed through families and the mass media for the past…