HOLLISTER, Calif. (KION-TV)- The Hollister Independence Rally has been a tradition for the city since 1947.
Bikers from across the country would come and celebrate the city known to be the birthplace of the American biker. After a couple of years being postponed due to COVID, it might be gone forever.
During the event the streets of Downtown Hollister are lined up with bikers, friends and family who celebrate the American biker origin.
It’s also said that origin inspired the cult classic movie “The Wild One”.
Although this rally is a big event for bikers, Sergeant of Hollister Police Bo Leland says that with a limited amount of staff, events like this are a challenge. Especially when outside help is hard to come by.