Those of us here in Hollister can hear it coming. It’s begun. The annual trek of tens of thousands of people to the famous motorcycle rally in Hollister, named the Hollister Independence Rally most years, is showing its colors and vibrations. San Benito Street, the center of the rally, is marked with street closure notices and no parking signs to make way for incoming vendors, spectators and thousands of motorcycles.
This year’s Hollister Independence Rally is being held on Friday, June 30th through Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 in downtown Hollister, California.
Hollister Independence Rally on San Benito Street in Hollister, California
The roar of motorcycles annuals takes over the streets for the Hollister Independence Rally. Known as the “Birthplace of the American Biker” the Hollister Independence Rally is the largest motorcycle rally in California and one of the top ten in the United States. Bikers from all over the nation, along with international visitors, enjoy the top parts, accessories and apparel vendors — and of course major motorcycle manufacturers from across the country will be displaying, demonstrating and selling their latest and greatest products and wares.
Entertainment at Hollister Motorcycle Rally
Skynnyn Lynnyrd will be playing on Friday, June 30, as well as Charlie Brechtel Band. On Saturday, July 1,
CARAVANSERAI will be playing the main stage, as well as CRUELLA. Other bands and acts will be playing the main stage and other stage venues during each day of the rally. Visit the official Hollister Independence Rally website for details. Enjoy the Ms. Hollister Independence Rally Contest, poker walks, custom bike shows, the touring Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, biker games, food, beer and more with other motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country.
VIP Package for Hollister Independence Rally 2017
Official 70th Anniversary T-Shirt
VIP Parties with Hosted Food and Beverage
VIP Concert Area
3 Day VIP Parking Pass
Official Ride Pin
Official VIP Badge
Official Hog Tag
Participation in Bike Games
Visit the official Hollister Independence Rally website for details.
Celebrity appearance by Eric Estrada
This year’s biker rally in Hollister will feature a guest appearance by CHIPs start Eric Estrada. Film and TV personality Erik Estrada will appear at The Vault and various venues during the rally. “Bands, beer and motorcycle shows, plus Erik Estrada at the 2017 Independence Rally,” says the local news story about this year’s biker rally.
Roadshows, Inc, the rally promoter, has been widely publishing in motorcycle magazines that the headliner will be Erik Estrada, who is best known for playing California Highway Patrol officer Frank Poncherello on the television series “CHiPS,” (aired 1977-1983).
Police presence at 2017 Hollister Motorcycle Rally
As quoted in BenitoLink, a San Benito County online news outlet: “Our goal every year is for the police to part of the background or the scenery,” Westrick said. “You’re not going to see police officers in intersections. They will be interacting with people. We hire good people who want to be here. Obviously, we just want it to be safe and we can do this by recognizing small problems as they occur and we deploy our officers before they become big problems.” – Chief David Westrick, Hollister Police Department
Rally Fees and Registration
Free admission for everyone. VIP packages with additional benefits are being offered by the Rally.
Hollister Independence Rally Location
San Benito Street
Hollister, California 95023
Hollister Independence Rally
Phone: (702) 450-7662