HOLLISTER, Calif. —Three members of the Boozefighters motorcycle club were shot during a clash with rival Wino’s Crew bikers who attended the 2014 Hollister Motorcycle Rally.
The triple shooting happened July 6 at 10:30 a.m. at a gas station at 631 San Felipe Road when Boozefighters fought with Wino’s Crew members, Hollister Police Chief David Westrick said.
On Monday, the victims were recovering at a Bay Area trauma center. So far, they have refused to cooperate with detectives, Westrick said. READ ON
Set to take place from July 4-6, the town that calls itself the "Birthplace of the American Biker" will play host to more than 100,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country, many of whom began arriving early this week,according to the Hollister Free Lance.
The rally will feature motorcycle riders flaunting their rides on the main drag, live music, beer gardens, and food vendors, and is free to the public. There will be a fireworks show on Friday and the annual poker run is set for Saturday morning. READ ON
When motorcycles descend upon the city of Hollister this weekend, the town will be ready – a contrast to the first gathering years ago when bikers caught the area by surprise and, according to folklore, left beer bottles and chaos in their wake.
Changes this year include expanding the rally from two days to three and cutting the event’s official Miss Hollister competition.
“This is a music festival – music and motorcycle stuff – so we're really emphasizing filling the stages full of bands, ” said Rally Director Mark Cresswell. READ ON