2017 Lone Star Rally underway

The largest motorcycle rally in North America is returning to Galveston Island.

Well over 400,000 motorcyclists from across the country will ride into Galveston for four days of nonstop concerts on two stages, bike and car shows, vendors and displays of all kinds.

The Lone Star Rally runs from Nov. 2 to Nov. 5.

This annual event brings more than $115 million in positive economic impact to Galveston and the greater Houston community, officials said.

Admission to the event is free.

Lone Star Rally festivities will be concentrated in Galveston’s historic downtown and Seawall Boulevard.

Street Closures:

• Seawall Boulevard will be subject to traffic closures from 19th Street to 25th Street, starting Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m.

• Eastbound traffic will remain open during the rally dates to both vehicles and motorcycles.

• Westbound traffic will be routed north down 19th Street to Avenue O, west to 25th Street and south to Seawall Boulevard.

• Downtown will have multiple event area road closures that began Oct. 31.

• Strand will be closed to east bound motorcycle traffic only from 18th Street to 25th Street.

• Mechanic will be closed for motorcycle parking from 25th Street to 18th Street. 24th, 23rd, 22nd, 21st and 20th streets will be closed from Market to Harborside for vendors.

• All areas will reopen on the evening of Sunday, November 5th.

Parking:

Paid parking areas include the north and south sides of Seawall Boulevard from Sixth to 69th Street and 81st to 103rd Street. The area between 69th and 81st streets is free of charge.

Overnight camping is not permitted at any public beach except at the Galveston Island State Park. The term "camping," as defined by the city code and ordinances, includes any tent, lean-to, sleeping bag, blanket, vehicle, trailer, camper or other means of shelter. Parking along Seawall Boulevard. is also prohibited from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. every day.

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