Participants in last year’s Good Vibrations Rally line up their rides for showing. This year, the rally will be headquartered at Salem’s Riverfront Park, but the city of Keizer is a title sponsor. (File Photo)

Music, Motorcycles, Malt & Merlot will be the theme of the third annual Good Vibrations Motorcycle Rally July 13-15  in Salem and Keizer.

The event features live entertainment, great music, festival food and vendors selling all things motorcycle.  The event is free for the public. Motorcycle participants pay a fee.

Good Vibrations, presented by the city of Keizer and Salem Harley-Davidson and produced by Roadshows, Inc., and based at Riverfront Park in Salem and traveling to a variety of venues in and around the Willamette Valley.

“At a motorcycle rally, the whole atmosphere feels as though it’s electrically charged,” said Roadshows President Randy Burke. “It’s a combination of the power of the bikes, the artwork on them and the pride of their owners.”

Salem’s Riverfront Park will serve as the event headquarters. The park will host ride-in shows and bike competitions, vendor booths and non-stop entertainment from the likes of T-Bone Stone, Ted Vaughn Blues Band and Woodburn Rocks Band.

Everything from helmets, leathers and boots to all types of accessories will be available at the site. It will be open Friday through Sunday.

Some of the finest bikes in the West are expected for the three days of biker fun July 13-15,

“We get spectacular bikes at our events,” said Burke. “Our participants love their motorcycles. They’re proud of them and they like to put them on display. They know other riders can truly appreciate the aftermarket details they’ve added to their bike.”

New events this year include:

Registered participants “staging their bikes” at the Marion County Fair on Sat., July 14 and have it on display while they enjoy the classic rock group, Blue Oyster Cult live, in concert.

On Friday and Sunday, participants can enjoy the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at the Woodburn Drag Strip.

Activities for Sunday include a “blessing of the bikes” and motorcycle and classic car parade from Keizer Civic Center to Riverfront Park. A collector’s classic car show will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. The final Ride-In Show Competition for motorcycles is set for 3 p.m.

Participants can register for the event for a $50 fee that includes: a VIP party with food, beverages and live entertainment, two VIP breakfasts, poker runs through the wine country, an official Good Vibrations T-shirt and a ride pin.

Classic Car Participants can register for one day for $25 and receive a VIP Badge, a dash plaque, Show ‘n Shine Car judging, a parade entry and live music.  A 3-day Classic Car Participant registration fee of $50 adds an Official T-shirt, a VIP party with live entertainment, two VIP breakfasts and participation in a poker run.

Registration can be completed online at www.roadshowsreno.com.