Bikers get organized

Bikers get organized

There are 292 comments on the Myrtle Beach Online story from Jul 16, 2008, titled Bikers get organized. In it, Myrtle Beach Online reports that:

Motorcycle riders Perry Galloway, from left, Al Horn and Tim Sutherland of Coastal Victory Motorcycles in Murrells Inlet, show their support for the May bike rallies at the Save the Rally All-Star Jam on ...

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Jenn

Summerville, SC

#1 Jul 17, 2008
What possible legal rights do they think are being violated? If a thing has gotten out of control, lasts too long and a majority of VOTING LOCALS wants something gone, why is a community not allowed to work on reducing or getting rid of offensive thing? Yeah 20% to the pro rally fund...yep, sounds to me even the bike community found a way to rip the bikers off.

Maybe a compromise of a five day rally for both bike groups. 18 days of this stuff is too many and why do ya'll need separate events?

Where else do bike rally's last soooooo long and have to have two separate rallys like here?

I've thought for a long time that AB Bikefest should just go/ I didn't really have a problem with Harley week, when it was just a 5 day week. NOw that it has stretched to encompass a full 10 days, and after seeing the attitudes come out on some of the boards and the idea expressed that they will come cause trouble no matter what, i'm not really feeling any sympathy towards any of them.
James

High Point, NC

#2 Jul 17, 2008
I with the bikers and I am glad they are getting together to fight this. If no vendor permits are going to be issued then as it was said in another article the ball fields in the area will not be able to sell concessions or any street vendors carts you see on ocean blvd. etc. The bikers need to watch and see if others are allowed to have vendors during that period. Myrtle Beach will never be a resort town it will always be a tourist town people need to get over it. As for law enforcement they can handle it but everytime i been at the beach they just sit around and let people be. So there your tax dollars at work.
No More

Boston, MA

#3 Jul 17, 2008
It is a done deal. Get over it and find another place to go. The residents/voters have decided this.....
garden city

Columbia, SC

#4 Jul 17, 2008
Myrtle Beach has 14 million visitors annually. Bike rallies 300,000 plus, so the loss, if any in the long run, of revenue would be zero as 300,000 plus visitors would come to this area if BOTH bike rallies were gone. Why do the bikers continue to want to come to a place where they are not wanted?
Do they remotely understand the havoc they cause on the local residents. WE are the ones that pay taxes all year long and have to pay to clean up the mess they leave. However, we cannot clean up the horrible behavior the bikers display and our children are subject to see during the 3 plus weeks. What does this do to our children in the long run?
local res

Memphis, TN

#5 Jul 17, 2008
No More wrote:
It is a done deal. Get over it and find another place to go. The residents/voters have decided this.....
who are you to say the residents/voter have decided this I'm a resident/voter and i didn't decide this or want it to end. maybe you should speak for yourself only. when you start picking what type of people are allow to come then you start a dictatorship and this is still America
Denzone

Columbia, SC

#6 Jul 17, 2008
One should just look at these photos to see that everyone can have fun during the Harley week.

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/840/gallery/...

This is what people want to take away, this is all walks of life getting along together. If it wasn't for the Bike rally these to groups of people probably wouldn't have interacted...

Doesn't that quote sound familiar???

This is what the rally is for... bringing people together...
Oceanlivin

Myrtle Beach, SC

#7 Jul 17, 2008
I think maybe I'll organize a Rally Support Event.
Donate 30% to the cause and pocket the rest.
What a bunch of SCHMUCKS!

ATTENTION BIKERS: Send me ten dollars to help pay for lawyers and billboard ads! I'll donate 30% of the proceeds!
local1

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Jul 17, 2008
I wonder how many times someone was heard saying"HELL F%$#&N YEAH" or "PLAY SOME SKYNYRD MAN". Sounds like they had a real good time. Oganized my asss.
shagliner

Conway, SC

#10 Jul 17, 2008
I just love the bikers view that they have a right to be here. I guess we too have rights that we can exercise that allows us to make restrictions on how this event runs. This is going to take a few years to correct but if the majority of residents want this thing to go away then it will. Eventually they will find another town area somewhere else to peddle their good intentions and the "cycle" will turn another revolution! Let's let democracy work and the majority rule on this issue.
ttom

Hilton Head Island, SC

#11 Jul 17, 2008
Is what local gvernment doing legal?Aren't they breaking ICC laws? I think someone should look into the fact government is singling out one group to surpress interstate commerce.
led520

Chandler, AZ

#12 Jul 17, 2008
shagliner wrote:
I just love the bikers view that they have a right to be here. I guess we too have rights that we can exercise that allows us to make restrictions on how this event runs. This is going to take a few years to correct but if the majority of residents want this thing to go away then it will. Eventually they will find another town area somewhere else to peddle their good intentions and the "cycle" will turn another revolution! Let's let democracy work and the majority rule on this issue.
gee shagliner, i didn't realize there are places that i can go in my car but don't have the same right to go on my bike .
Conway Guy

Moncks Corner, SC

#13 Jul 17, 2008
As a local ,voter,tax payer, and someome that is SC native not a darn yankee, and lived in Horry County for 20 plus years. The truth of the mater is Memorial Day weeekend is the big problem but because eveyone is scared to say that both of the rallies are getting put together. If we did not have the problems on Memorial Day weekend the Harley Rally would not be as big a deal to the locals.
RickyD

Bluefield, WV

#14 Jul 17, 2008
maybe now, we can make this a 14 day event.
Lady Biker

Hickory, NC

#15 Jul 17, 2008
No More wrote:
It is a done deal. Get over it and find another place to go. The residents/voters have decided this.....
You would like it to be a done deal but it's not. And I don't understand your input from Maine. You probably snowbird here and feel you have a say in what goes on here. We have no say in Maine, you have no say here.
johnson

United States

#16 Jul 17, 2008
I don't have a problem with any local resident or visiting tourist who drives a motorcycle responsibly.

What I have a problem with is 300,000+ bike riders inundating our community, and that is exactly what happens every May. It's just too many people for the infrastructure of our towns to accommodate...at anytime of year!
RickyD

Bluefield, WV

#17 Jul 17, 2008
Oceanlivin wrote:
I think maybe I'll organize a Rally Support Event.
Donate 30% to the cause and pocket the rest.
What a bunch of SCHMUCKS!
ATTENTION BIKERS: Send me ten dollars to help pay for lawyers and billboard ads! I'll donate 30% of the proceeds!
You have to provide the beer.
RickyD

Bluefield, WV

#18 Jul 17, 2008
johnson wrote:
I don't have a problem with any local resident or visiting tourist who drives a motorcycle responsibly.
What I have a problem with is 300,000+ bike riders inundating our community, and that is exactly what happens every May. It's just too many people for the infrastructure of our towns to accommodate...at anytime of year!
how many people do you think is visiting July 4th week? infrastruture handles that. Trafic wise, Harley Week was not that bad this year.
Lou

United States

#19 Jul 17, 2008
Well according to Rhodes , he's going to get 300,000 people in cars.
johnson wrote:
I don't have a problem with any local resident or visiting tourist who drives a motorcycle responsibly.
What I have a problem with is 300,000+ bike riders inundating our community, and that is exactly what happens every May. It's just too many people for the infrastructure of our towns to accommodate...at anytime of year!
Lady Biker

Hickory, NC

#20 Jul 17, 2008
RickyD wrote:
<quoted text>
how many people do you think is visiting July 4th week? infrastruture handles that. Trafic wise, Harley Week was not that bad this year.
Thank you. We live in a tourist city, we understood that when we moved here. If you want and need seclusion this is not the place for you. Harley has been here a lot longer than most of us. It has helped make Myrtle the great place it is.Support Myrtle Support Harley!!!!!!
local1

Las Vegas, NV

#21 Jul 17, 2008
Wonder how long the rally pics are going to be up on the UN-NEWS SITE. Seems like after TWO MONTHS they could find pics of something other than the same old shittt.

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