Downtown Johnson City to host GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour Sept. 8-10

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -Officials announced Johnson City as this year’s host of the national GEICO Motorcyle Hot Bike Tour stop.

According to a news release,on Sept. 8-10 GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour will hold its grand finale stop in Johnson City.

At 3 p.m. Thursday, a representative from HOT BIKE Magazine, along with Johnson City Mayor David Tomita, Tennessee Commissioner of Tourism Kevin Triplett and a representative with the Johnson City Convention & Visitor Bureau will held a news conference at the Lady of the Fountain in downtown Johnson City on the corner of Main Street and Buffalo Street.

“Economically motorcycle events are really amazing for an area,” Cory Eastman with Hot Bike Magazine said. “Motorcycle enthusiasts tend to just carry their wallet. You’ve had a great day, you’ve really enjoyed yourself, next thing you want to go out. You want to have a nice meal, maybe have a few drinks, you’re going to want to stay at a hotel so economically cities really notice the impact of a motorcycle event coming to town.”

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