Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bike Blessing a Huge Success

There were so many bikes on San Benito Street Sunday it looked like the good old rally days. I worked and didn't get to take part in the festivities but I heard wonderful things about it. The Top Hatters did an excellent job as usual and a good time was had by all. The weather was perfect for the event and San Benito County was loaded with riders taking in the great sceanery and enjoying the ride.

It was a great opportuity to spread the word about the Hollister Independence Weekend. We don't need a rally to honor our tradition as the Birthplace of the American Biker. Businesses and non-profits are getting together to throw a Hollister open house July 1st- July 4th and it promises to be a great time. Just to mention a few things we've got going on, there's the Top Hatter and the VFW poker runs, Corbins open house including vendors and demo's and my big birthday bash for Vern Autry, the only living Boozefighter I know that was here in 1947. Vern rode into Hollister back then on his Knucklehead and he's riding in this year on his customized Sportster. He's turning 86 on June 26th and he's riding for five hours to be in Hollister once again for Fourth of July weekend. God bless him. My 51 year old butt doesn't handle rides much more than three hours long on our comfy Road King, I can't imagine being 86 and riding a Sportster for five. Vern has more great stories about the old days than anyone I know and I can't wait to hang out with him.
So spread the word folks, Hollister's the only place to be on Fourth of July weekend if you're a biker.

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