Street Vibrations Spring Rally is a shorter version of the much bigger motorcycle party held in the fall, yet still includes many of the attractions of the fall event – live entertainment, slow bike races, ride-in shows, poker runs, scavenger hunts, more than 80 vendors, VIP parties for participants and more.

Even if you aren’t particularly into the motorcycle scene, this event really is fun to attend. Street Vibrations Spring Rally runs from Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4, 2017. The main venue is along Virginia Street in downtown Reno, with additional action up in Virginia City.

You can freely check out the long rows of shiny bikes and see what numerous vendors have to offer in the way of motorcycle clothing and accessories, food and drink, and lots of other stuff. There will be free musical entertainment on several stages.

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad (V & T) is about to begin the 2017 operating season.

Regularly scheduled steam train round trips between the Carson City Eastgate Depot and Virginia City will start running on Saturday, May 27, 2017 and continue on Saturdays and Sundays until October 15, 2017. Trains depart Carson City at 10 a.m. There is a layover of a couple of hours in Virginia City, giving you time for lunch and some exploration of the historic Comstock. You’ll re-board the train and head back to the Eastgate Depot at 3 p.m. There will also be Friday trips in July and the first two weekends in August.

V & T train rides are a popular activity and the excursions frequently sell out. To ensure a seat on the date you would like, it is highly recommended that you buy tickets in advance.

Steam locomotive engineers on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad

Engineers keep the steam locomotives running on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Photo © Stan White

There is a shorter (and less expensive) V & T excursion train that runs several daily round trips between Virginia City and Gold Hill. This 35 minute ride includes historic narration from the conductor. No reservations are required and its 2017 schedule is daily from May 27 through October 31.

Refer to my “All aboard the Virginia & Truckee Railroad” article for information about tickets and times. For more information, call (877) 724-5007 or (775) 291-0208.

We’ve endured an epic winter with all kinds of weather-related issues. Some have been devastating, like flooding, while others have been beneficial, like drought-busting precipitation. We still have some winter-related activities to enjoy in March, but sure signs of spring are on the way. At least that’s what the daffodils starting to pop up in my yard think.

  • Art Walk Reno
  • Reno Bighorns Basketball
  • North Lake Tahoe SnowFest
  • Kerak Shrine Circus
  • Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry
  • Leprechaun Crawl
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Beer Crawls
  • Reno Expo 2017
  • CannaGrow Expo
  • Free Gardening Classes
  • Spring Break at Washoe County Schools

These are only a sample of things to do this month. Learn about even more from “March 2017 Events and Activities in the Reno Region.”