With the Hollister Rally around the corner, here are the events happening on July 4-7 around San Benito County, including the Veterans Memorial Building, Bolado Park and Corbin. An information center will be located at Veterans Memorial Building.
Among the new additions to the motorcycle rally are official patches and pins, and military vehicles on display. There will also be three venues offering merchandise, food and music.
Events were gathered and information provided by the official Hollister Rally website, ridetohollister.com.
About 50 vendors will be at this venue throughout the rally.
Hoody Hoo Throwdown – July 5: Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt… This ain’t no poker run! The Hoody Hoo Throwdown, powered by SENA, is a moto-scavenger-hunt where participants track their progress using the free smartphone app REVER, planning their own route and riding to as many waypoints as possible. Get the details and signup here.
Bike Show – July 6: This year the reins are being passed to the Godfather of Choppers Mondo Porras of Denver’s Choppers and co-producer Chicano Yank. Entry is free and all styles and brands are welcome. Sign up in advance here or the day of the show starting at 9 a.m. Trophy presentation at 3 p.m. Full Details
Top Hatters 72nd Annual Run – July 6: It can no longer be called a Poker Run… so let’s just say the Top Hatters are hosting their 72nd Annual Definitely-Not-A-Poker-Run Motorcycle Run… with cards… maybe. Signup location and route hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Charlie Brechtel Band – July 6: According to It’s all about the Ride, there is a history, a legacy and a brotherhood that comprise the soul of the American biker. Those are also the elements that separate the music of the Charlie Brechtel Band from any other musician or band who aim their talents at the motorcycling community. Enjoy the show live (and free) at Corbin’s workshop on Saturday. To know more about the Charlie Brechtel band, click here.
Music and Entertainment – July 5-7: As you just read, Charlie will be keeping folks entertained for a good portion of the day on Saturday. For the rest of the weekend the rally will have a DJ and maybe even a special guest or two.
Accessory and Food Vendors – July 5-7: The Corbin lot will be lined with motorcycle industry vendors. There will also be food vendors and the Wizard’s Cafe inside the factory. If you’re interested in displaying at the location, download the application here.
Veterans Memorial Building
Throughout the event there will be vendors with rally merchandise, a patch stop (official patches for Hollister Rally), welcome center, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, food, local charities, and more.
At the site, a “wall of heroes” honoring military members and veterans will be featured. Attendees can sign their name and write a message to veterans. Poster will be donated to local VFW after the rally.
July 5-6: Custom bike builders showcasing some of their bikes
July 6: Military vehicles will be on display
Free general admission
Camping with registration (fees apply)
Free bike parking
No cover to 805 Kampfire Karaoke Outdoor Bar
No cover to the Wild One Saloon (minimum two drinks during live music)