In two weeks hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts will descend on Keizer.

Good Vibrations Motorcycle Rally’s event headquarters will be at Keizer Renaissance Inn while most of the rally events will be held at Salem’s Riverfront Park.

The cyclists are expected to take in the sights of our area including rides throughout the region.

The attendees will fill local hotel rooms and campgrounds and eat at local restaurants.  Initially there were plans for some of the rally events to take place at Keizer Station; though that is no longer the case, our city will still be filled with cyclists.

For those in Keizer who extol the value of tourism and visitors, this will be the test of their confidence that our city can grab its share of the travel dollar.

The economic development of visitors doesn’t begin and end with the Good Vibrations rally.  Those cyclists who do spend time in Keizer should be met with smiles, good service and a welcoming attitude—we want them to spend money in our town and tell others about the good experience they had here in the heart of beautiful Oregon.

The Chamber of Commerce is encouraging River Road businesses to use their reader boards for welcoming messages.  Whether one loves or hates cyclists, every business  should support their ability to pump money into our economy.  And they should do all they can to send cyclists away with a positive feeling about the Iris Capital of the World.

—LAZ