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Street Vibrations Fall Rally Boasts More Venues, Free Shuttles & Celebrity Appearances

Thousands of bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts will enjoy music, metal, motorcycles, celebrities, beautiful women and amazing bikes during Street Vibrations® Fall Rally Sept. 25-29 in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Virginia City.

2401170847_d4b410b59a_bThe 4th largest motorcycle event in the nation, Street Vibrations® will take over the main streets in most cities and will fill special event plazas, parking areas and event space in many hotel-casinos with live entertainment and vendors selling everything from leather chaps, helmets, artwork and sunglasses to motorcycle boots, chrome, LED lights and insurance.

The event is free and open to the public.  Motorcycle participants pay a fee and can participate in; Street Vibrations® poker runs and walks, ride-in competitions, bike games and 2 VIP parties.  Registered participants receive a 5-day VIP parking pass, an official ride pin and a Street Vibrations® 2013 T-shirt.

Free Shuttles between Reno & Sparks Venues

Free shuttles from Street Vibrations® downtown Reno to Street Vibrations® Sparks will run every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. throughout the event.


This year, some celebrities are joining in the fun. Erik Estrada, star of the popular TV show CHiPs, which followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers for six seasons will enjoy Street Vibrations® on Thurs., Sept. 26 and Fri., Sept. 27 and will be available for photographs and conversations during “Meet and Greet” sessions at multiple venues.

The International Bikini Team will be featured in bikini competitions and “Meet and Greet” sessions on Fri., Sept. 27 and Sat., Sept 28 at several different official Street Vibrations® venues.


Virginia Street in downtown Reno will host multiple Street Vibrations® stages with non-stop music from live bands, Factory Rigs, vendors selling all things motorcycle, festival food booths and more from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson® is also an official venue hosting vendors and festival food and beverages.

The Reno Ballroom in downtown Reno will host participant and vendor registration, vendor booths, the Tattoo Expo, America’s Finest Custom Bike Builder’s Expo featuring cutting edge custom motorcycle creations and the Bike Corral where registered participants can buy or sell a bike to private parties.

Street Vibrations® 2013 has been selected as a stop on the Jagermeister Mobile Stage Tour. The huge mobile stage will stop in downtown Reno and will feature Jagerettes, promotional models who serve as informed ambassadors of the herbal liqueur brand. Often the models have free Jagermeister merchandise that can range from key chains to T-Shirts to distribute to crowds.


The Street Vibrations® Sparks action will take place inside John Ascuaga’s Nugget, providing climate controlled comfort for motorcycle enthusiasts satisfying their entertainment and shopping needs.

Sparks will host the Jimmie Van Zant concert Friday in the Celebrity Showroom and will house select vendors.  Special poker walks in Sparks are planned with cash give-aways.

Carson City

Street Vibrations® Carson City will rock in the heart of downtown, right next to the Horseshoe Club and across from the Carson Nugget with live entertainment and vendors.

Virginia City

In Virginia City the action will be on “C” Street, the main street through the historic mining town.

Some Highlights

Street Vibrations® will feature a Jimmie Van Zant concert at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Celebrity Showroom on Fri., Sept. 27, Harley-Davidson® give-aways at the Silver Legacy and Harrah’s, Web TV filming of ThrottleGirl at Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson®, an Erik Estrada look-alike contest on the downtown Reno Jagermeister Stage, an International Bikini Team Competition at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Cabaret, a wet T-shirt contest at the Sands Regency, a Tattoo Expo, America’s Finest Custom Bike Builder’s Expo and.

Street Vibrations Thunders Back into Reno

2401112247_42897cd8b1_oThe more than 25,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will roar into Reno for Street Vibrations, the 4th largest motorcycle event in the nation, September 21 – 25. Vendors, entertainment and stunt shows are back on the streets of downtown Reno, the Sparks venue has been expanded and Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson and Virginia City will all be rocking with live entertainment and vendors selling all things motorcycle.

Registered Participants will Ride in Style with Preferred Treatment

Anyone can enjoy live entertainment at all Street Vibrations venues, food vendors, motorcycle clothing vendors, aftermarket bike items, and an impressive lineup of concerts, but some thrills are exclusively for registered participants only.

Registered Street Vibrations VIP’s go on poker runs and walks and take exclusive tours to various scenic locations.  They can participate in ride-in-shows, bike competitions and bike games, getting your bike fix for the weekend. And, you’ll be treated like a celebrity as VIPs can enjoy three VIP parties and preferred parking with a 5-day parking pass. The VIP’s also receive an official event participant T-shirt and an official event Ride Pin.

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  • The tattoo expo is always well attended.  If you’re after body art, this is the place to have some of the best work in the nation done by some of the finest tattoo artists.
  • America’s Finest Custom Bike Builders Expo returns to the Silver Legacy’s Silver Baron Room – and it’s free!
  • Sparks Victorian Square will host the factory big rigs.  There will be more rigs than ever, more vendors, more food and beverage and more stages for entertainment.
  • The Battle Born Derby Demons will again star in an all-girl roller derby match at the Rink on the River in downtown Reno.
  • Fireworks will light the sky from the roof of the Silver Legacy on both Friday and Saturday night in downtown Reno.

The Motorcycle Stunt Shows are featuring the nation’s biggest show-offs.

  • High flying LivFast Freestyle Motocross Aerial Stunt Shows will perform at the Street Vibrations Sparks venue September 22 – 24 with three shows daily.

Team members use mathematical calculations to determine the length and the height of their jumps at each location (even professional bikers use physics after high school).

Typically the riders and their motorcycles fly 70 feet through the air, 40-50 feet off the ground, landing on what appears to be a postage stamp. If that’s not electrifying enough, during jumps, team members hang onto motorcycle handlebars, seats and frames, and frequently perform mid-air flips.

  • Joining LivFast in Sparks will be JBX Freestyle Motorcycle Stunt Team based out of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.  Known for their “sick tricks” this impressive sport bike stunt team will have jaws-dropping in the crowd. JBX will perform September 22 – 24 at the Sparks Victorian Square site.
  • John Stotts Globe of Death from Las Vegas will perform at break-neck speed inside a steel ball September 22 – 25 in downtown Reno with several shows daily.

“It takes control, speed, balance and timing along with great peripheral vision to avoid mistakes,” Stotts says.  “The fun part is stopping.”

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  • Hog Town Dance Hall Bar and Grill on the Eldorado Special Events Plaza right in the middle of all the action on Virginia Street near the Reno Arch.
  • Bike Corral inside the Reno Ballroom for those who want to sell their motorcycle.  This is free for registered motorcycle participants.
  • Ceremonial Flag Raisings by the 2/360th Field Artillery Training Support Battalion out of Sharpe Army Depot in the San Joaquin Valley of Calif. are planned at 6 p.m. Friday in Sparks and at 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Reno.
  • A new competition takes center stage on Sat., Sept. 24. Let yourself be heard in Victorian Square in Sparks with the Kuryakyn “Bagger Sound Off” competition.  Prizes will be awarded for the best sound system and Best in Show. Register at the Kuryakyn factor rig in Sparks.
  • Street Vibrations will be hosting an arm wrestling competition at 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 24 in the Reno Ballroom.  Both men and women are welcome to compete – or to just watch.  There will be a trophy for first place in each weight class.

Major Concert Entertainment

Bike Giveaways

  • Three bikes will be given away in Reno and Sparks.  An Arlen Ness Custom Bike will go to the winner at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks on Saturday night.  The winner of the Silver Legacy’s bike will be named on Sunday afternoon.

Street Vibrations will announce the winner of the Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Custom on the Jagermeister Super State Sunday at 5 p.m. in Sparks.  Tickets for a chance to win the Street Vibrations bike are $5 each.  A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales goes to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Institute.


For a detailed schedule on Street Vibrations activities, visit For questions call Roadshows, producer of Street Vibrations at 775-329-7469.