Street Vibrations Fall Rally in Reno, Nevada

Days Filled With Music and Motorcycles

Street Vibrations Fall Rally in downtown Reno, Nevada.
••• Street Vibrations Fall Rally in downtown Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

The Street Vibrations Fall Rally will be held from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2017, attended by 50,000 biking enthusiasts. Venues include Reno, Tahoe, Virginia City, and Carson City. You'll find regional bands on seven outdoor stages, custom bikes, factory rigs and vendors, and plenty of food and drink. To quench your thirst, head over to the Hog Town Bar or Go-Go Bar. The event is billed as a celebration of music, metal, and motorcycles, and if you attend Street Vibrations along Virginia Street in Reno, you will see plenty of all three.

Major event venues also include Chester's Reno Harley-Davidson dealership, area casinos and bars, and historic Virginia City. The rally also has a presence in Carson City. Scenic rides to Lake Tahoe are spectacular. Thousands of hogs and their riders cruise into Reno for Street Vibrations, filling downtown with rumbling color and a street-party atmosphere. You don't need to be a Harley rider to have a good time at Street Vibrations—all motorcycles and their riders are welcome. Street Vibrations is a no-colors event.

Street Vibrations Activities

Street Vibrations Fall Rally revolves around the motorcycles (mostly Harleys, but lots of other rides as well) and related interests. Custom bikes can be seen at the America's Finest Custom Bike Builder's Expo, and you can contemplate personal decoration at the Tattoo Expo. If you don't want to go quite that far, check out the vendors with all the cool biker gear and clothing so you can at least dress the part.

Plenty of food and drink vendors are sprinkled among the rows of glittering Harleys. It's free to come to downtown Reno, mingle with the crowd, talk motorcycles with riders and vendors, and walk among the rows and rows of powerful bikes. You'll also find vendors and other activities at Chester's Reno Harley-Davidson and up in Virginia City.

Street Vibrations for Motorcycle Riders

Street Vibrations is a big event. Thousands of motorcycles and even more thousands of people come to Reno for this party. Think Hot August Nights for big bikes and you get the idea. You can just ride to Reno for Street Vibrations and go with the flow, but riders are encouraged to register online as participants or mail in the registration form. You must be 18 or older and have proof of insurance. Registration is $70, and as an inducement to register, the organizer of the event throws in a pretty good package of deals and discounts at no extra charge that includes a secured bike parking pass for each day of Street Vibrations.

Other goodies for registered bikers include poker runs up to Lake Tahoe and Virginia City. If you ride into Reno before registering, you can do so at the downtown Reno Ballroom at Fourth and Center Streets. A portion of the proceeds of the rally benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Street Vibrations Street Closures

Street Vibrations results in numerous traffic restrictions and street closures during its run, with the majority of them in downtown Reno. To save yourself some time and hassle, refer to the Reno road closures and restrictions map before driving to the city center during Street Vibrations.