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Coming in Tuesday’s Nevada Appeal

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Thousands of friendly well-behaved professionals are coming to Virginia City this week and entire street has been reserved for their motorcycles.

“You’re not going to have a $15,000 to $20,000 motorcycle and not have a good job,” said Jett Aguilar, president of the Virginia City Chamber of Commerce and owner of the city’s Union Brewery. The Reno-based Street Vibrations motorcycle festival running Wednesday through Sunday, she added, is the busiest time in the year for city businesses.

“They’re lawyers, they’re surgeons, they’re doctors,” she said of the bikers. “They’re all different professions … And they have disposable income. If they see something and they want it, they’re not shy about spending money for it.”

This year, the city is an official event location for what organizers say is the sixth-largest motorcycle festival in the country.

Virginia City has been a popular place with bikers for years, however, Aguilar said, and the 1,500-person city will be ready with music, discounts on leather clothing and motorcyle-only parking on C Street.

What: Street Vibrations

When: Wednesday through Sunday, in Reno, Carson City and Virginia City

Details: For a schedule events, go to and scroll to the bottom of the page