HOLLISTER, CALIF., JAN. 8–The Hollister City Council voted Monday evening to bring back the infamous Hollister Motorcycle Rally for 2013. The dates for this year’s rally, which has not taken place in Hollister since 2008, will be Friday and Saturday, July 5-6.

Local newspapers report that city officials also expect a steep drop in the security bills, compared to the Hollister events of the past. Estimated costs for law enforcement for a 2013 rally are $113,400, which represents a one-third reduction in law enforcement.

According to reports, the City Council has hired on North Carolina-based Worldwide Dynamics as the event’s manager.

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  1. I went to 2008 and it was just a big t-shirt swap meet that you rode your bike to. “Bike” parking was 2 – 3 blocks AWAY from the venue area. The City Council, Police and the business community made it very clear that bikers were not welcomed. I will not waste my time or money there again. There enough “biker” friendly gatherings that appreciate your business and want you to have a good time.

    • Bill,

      I understand where you are coming from, and can respect you waiting a year before returning. But I truly believe this year’s rally and future rallies will be back to the Hollister Rally of the past…welcome to bikers and a fun atmosphere. It’s a whole new city council and a completely different promoter.


  2. Hey Bill, you should think about giving it another chance there is a –

    New Sheriff that rides
    New Police Chief that rides
    New Mayor who is all for the rally
    New Director of the Chamber of Commerce who rides
    New company running the show http://www.wwdynamics-events.com

    Bikes will be parking on San Benito Street
    Less T- shirts more bike stuff ( but don’t worry we’ll still have T- shirts )

    Birthplace of the American Biker
    The place to be for 4th July weekend

    See y’all there

  3. I had a great time at the Rally this year. Bolado Park was dead however. That was the official camp site with vendors, bands,etc. Needs to be resurrected for sure next year!


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