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Street Vibrations Receives Special Events Grant From Reno

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Street Vibrations brings thousands of motorcyclists to northern Nevada and has become the fourth largest motorcycle event in the country. This year the City of Reno is participating in the form of a special events grant, which will provide $25,000 in in-kind city services. Alexis Hill, who is the City of Reno Special Events Manager, says the grant only pays for some of the costs. "A park rental, a street closure, police services. It's not their entire cost," said Hill.

Street Vibrations is considered a "legacy event" but in order to receive the grant, it had to show what it brings to our area. "That they have a national recognition, that their event is unique to the area, that their event serves the outside community, brings in tax dollars and serves the citizens," said Hill.               

Chester's Reno Harley Davidson says September is its biggest month of the year. Amy Baker says the Harley dealership is busy getting ready for expanded events during Street Vibrations. "Everyone's excited," she said. "We've changed our entire layout. We have a full size stage and party area in the back." Chester's is bringing in nationally recognized talent, a motorcycle show and contest; and concerts featuring well-known bands.

Thousands of motorcycle riders mean big business for people who sell gear and accessories. "This is our biggest year ever," said Baker. "We have a lot going on and some of the best vendors in the industry will be on our property."

Street Vibrations means lots of motorcyclists on the streets in Sparks, Reno, Virginia City and Carson City., You'll see them as they arrive for the concerts, shopping and special events. In downtown Reno Virginia street will be closed starting Tuesday at 8 am, and through the weekend. It opens again on Sunday at 9 PM.

 Written by Jennifer Burton.

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