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12:14 pm on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Gov. Haley wants to stop Bikefest, Atlantic Beach mayor vows to keep it

Governor Nikki Haley still vows to put an end to Atlantic Beach's annual Memorial Day weekend Bikefest, and the town's Mayor still vows to keep it. Gov. Haley met with Mayor Jake Evans and the Atlantic Beach town council Tuesday morning in a meeting...
8:04 am on Wednesday February 19, 2014

Atlantic Beach aims to boost attendance for Bikefest 2014

The town of Atlantic Beach is making plans to try to attract a bigger crowd to this year's Memorial Day Bikefest. Mayor Jake Evans says town leaders believe last year's version of the street festival wasn't quite up to what it used to be, so they...
9:31 am on Monday October 14, 2013

VICE explores Black Bike Week

The documentary news site VICE.com has explored Black Bike Week in their latest Fringes episode.  An excerpt of the shows description reads as follows: "Hordes of women—known as "huggers"—also flock to Myrtle Beach for the event, hoping to be picked...
7:05 am on Tuesday April 3, 2012

May Bike rallies run extended schedules in May (Update: Final ordinance reading tonight)

Photo by TheDigitel Myrtle Beach Update April 3, 2012: The third and final reading of the new motorcycle restrictions will be at tonight's County Council reading. Details on how to watch the meetings online or televisions are below. Thanks to The...
5:45 am on Tuesday March 6, 2012

2012 Atlantic Beach Bike Fest is a go

Flickr user cmeaux After much debate about this year's Memorial Day Bike Fest, the town council of Atlantic Beach passed the motion to allow the event to take place.  Despite the strapped-for-cash town only making a profit of $18,000 during last...
4:00 am on Friday June 17, 2011

Memorial Day weekend crime was down despite perception

Photo Courtesy: Me Days after Memorial Day Bike Fest wrapped up, reports were everywhere about how violent and bad it was. Crime was rampant so it would seem.  Initial reports by The Sun News were Myrtle Beach police inundated with crime during 8-...
4:00 am on Wednesday May 25, 2011

One bike week down, one to go (Update: Memorial Day Fest to bring 500K bikers?)

Flickr user nitrox09 Update 5/24: The first report of 300,000 bikers for this years Memorial Day Bike Fest has been bumped up a bit to 500,000.  That might sound a little high to us, but we will see. WMBF has the full updated report with video. ...
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