Police officers patrol the 2013 Hollister Independence Rally. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister police chief warns of lack of safety if motorcycle rally approved

Carlos Reynoso explains the difficulty of getting outside police to assist with event security.

The Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble in 2019. Photo provided by Brian Garrahan.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito County Planning Commission approves off-road race

The Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble takes place near Panoche on March 7 and 8.

American Legion Post 69 riders in front of the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. Around 15 local riders took part in filming promotional videos for the Hollister Rebel Rally set to take place in July. Photo by John Chadwell.

Rebel Rally video talks motorcycle history

Videos showcase the history of motorcycles in San Benito County.

Mike Corbin is hopeful there will be a sanctioned 2019 rally, but in any case, will still have his own event. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

With no official biker rally in 2018, whispers begin about next year

Local businessman Mike Corbin and Florida promoter want to partner with local nonprofit for 2019 motorcycle rally, hoping city council will change position and approve it.


Business / Economy

2017 Independence Day Motorcycle Rally approved

After many comments about shortcomings of motorcycle rally, city council approves the event


Thousands more come to town for Day 2 of rally

The second day of the Hollister Independence Rally heats up with the weather, huge crowds and thousands of motorcycles


Business / Economy

Rally takes off with a bang, beer sales issue resolved

Up to 40,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to come to Hollister during the three-day rally, which had a beer sales issue on Day 1

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Rally preparations beginning

Vendor set-up, parking lot closures getting underway in downtown Hollister this week

Rev. Ardyss Golden, left, says “God’s blessings be with you” and blesses bikers who pass through the palm arch at the Top Hatters 23rd Annual Bike Blessing. Photos by Sean Roney.


Top Hatters Host 23rd Annual Bike Blessing at Sacred Heart Church

More than 1,400 bikers gather in Hollister for annual bike blessing

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Business / Economy

Motorcycle rally promoter cuts ties with Hollister

City officials say the search is on for a new promoter, as the previous one still owes $90,000 that was due July 1