Virginia State HOG Rally Rumbles Through Roanoke

Roanoke, VA - You can expect hundreds of bikers from all over the country in Roanoke this weekend.

Thursday, the Virginia State H.O.G. Rally got underway, which this year is centered out of the Holiday Inn. It's the 23rd annual event for the Harley Owner's Group.

Not only are there hundreds of bikes to look at and hundreds of bikers to talk to -- there are dozens of vendors as well.

The big talk is the weather, but some say even the rain can't stop a HOG.

"People will still come out. Bikers are good about still coming out to the shows whenever it rains but it always puts a little damper on things," said vendor Cindy Ellis of Nashville, TN.

The event moves downtown for the "Roanoke Rumble" on Friday. That's where all the bikes head into the city center to show off.

That event runs from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. and is open to the public.