Bikers from around the country came to Hollister on March 28 to take part in the annual Bike Blessing. Photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

28th annual Bike Blessing brings riders to Hollister

Top Hatters Motorcycle Club hosts Palm Sunday ceremony.

Mateo Oliveira racing down a steep part of the track on March 8 at the Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble in Paicines. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister resident places second in off-road motorcycle race

Around 1,000 racers compete at Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble in Paicines.

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

Government / Politics

Hollister council approves 5-year contract for motorcycle rally

Police chief and two council members warn of financial risk over lack of workers’ comp insurance.

Mike Corbin said his business was busy every day making custom seats as thousands came during 2019 Hollister Rally. Photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

2019 Hollister Rally promoters call unofficial event a success

Approximately 14,000 bikers participate over July 4th weekend.

American Legion Post 69 riders on San Benito Street. Around 15 local riders took part in filming promotional videos for the Hollister Rebel Rally. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister Rebel Rally promotional videos capture San Benito County

Marketing of July event plays on ‘It’s all about the ride’ theme.

There were an estimated 5,000 motorcycle enthusiasts during the 2018 three-day Rebel Rally. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Rebel Rally is on for July

With the Hollister City Council at odds over a city-sanctioned motorcycle rally, business leaders will bring the 2019 Rebel Rally downtown and 47 Camp Ride to Bolado Park.

Mike Corbin wanted a diner where customers could be in a biker-friendly atmosphere while waiting for their custom-made seats. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Wizard’s Cafe: It’s all about the experience

Mike Corbin is a motorcycle guy and his motorcycle seat business is known around the world, so when riders come to check out his factory or buy a custom-made seat, they can relax and visit his diner.

Daniel Galligan races his motorcycle through a creek  (Photo by: Nick Thompson)

San Benito Lifestyle

Motorcycle Riding: Recreation and Family Time

Thousands of San Benito County residents enjoy Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Park with friends and family

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Business / Economy

Arrests down, fewer calls for service during rally weekend

619 calls for service on rally weekend was down from 753 last year; 86 citations issued matched three-year high

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Business / Economy

Opening day for the motorcycle rally

Rally hours end at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday. San Benito Street to re-open Sunday night

Business / Economy

Motorcycle rally runs Friday through Sunday

San Benito County will be rumbling as thousands of motorcyclists descend upon the county for the 70th anniversary event

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Police / Fire

Police announce timing of downtown street closures for motorcycle rally

Rally construction will begin after Farmers' Market closes on Wednesday

Film and TV personality Erik Estrada will appear at The Vault and various venues during rally.

Sports & Recreation

Roadshows presents 70th anniversary Independence Rally, Erik Estrada to headline

Roadshows President Randy Burke said he learned from last year's mistakes and predicts a smoother-running rally

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Business / Economy

Rally revs up on Friday

A packed schedule of events is expected to draw thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts and curious onlookers to downtown Hollister throughout the weekend

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Housing / Land Use

Hollister Hills to celebrate 40th anniversary Oct. 10

It was the first park of its kind in California when it opened in 1975