RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- If you've been outside this week, you may have noticed several motorcyclists roaring around town. That's because the Fifth Annual Street Vibrations Spring Rally is back.
Crews have been setting up all day for the event that starts Friday, but already thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts are rolling into downtown Reno. And organizers say they've been preparing for this weekend all year long. "We have stunt shows, we have lots of beautiful bikes on display,” said Roadshows event manager Randy Burke. “And like I said, vendors, food, beverages, fun. It’s free in the streets and families are welcome."
Burke says more than 10,000 motorcyclists are expected to attend Street Vibrations all weekend. And he encourages all locals to come and enjoy the event. “We have more than a 100 vendors, we have three stages, live music on the stages the entire time," said Burke.
Burke says the event kicks off riding season and this year, he says street vibrations is even bigger than last year's event. “Just adding more entertainment, more vendors, we try to grow about 10 percent a year,” said Burke. “We try to not grow too fast, try to keep wholesome family entertainment, what else could you ask for."
And with thousands of people expected to be downtown all weekend, the Reno Police Department is adding extra law enforcement to keep us safe. "It’s our job at the Reno Police Department to make all these special events, so we're dedicated to making them safe, so we're going to have an increase presence down here this weekend," said Sgt. Joe Robinson.
And Sgt. Robinson wants to remind us all to be extra cautious on the roads. "Obviously there's going to be an increase number of motorcycles on the street this weekend,” said Robinson. “Slow down, make sure you're checking your blind spots for the motorcyclists, they’re harder to see than cars and make sure that you're traveling safe.”
Reno Police also want to remind us all to enjoy the event responsibly. It officially begins in downtown Friday at 2 pm and is free to the public. Downtown Virginia Street from 1st to 6th street is closed throughout the event.
Plus, Virginia City and Chester's Reno Harley-Davidson is also hosting events. For more information, click here