Police to meet with businesses about Bikefest plans

People and motorcycles were beginning to fill the streets in Atlantic Beach during the annual Memorial Day Bikefest in 2014. Police in nearby Myrtle Beach were meeting with local businesses to discuss security plans for this year’s Bikefest.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Myrtle Beach Police Department begins a series of meetings with local businesses this week to discuss security plans for the Atlantic Beach Bikefest on Memorial Day weekend.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that the meetings will update business owners on what they can expect during the long weekend that was marred last year by violence. Three people died and seven were injured in the Myrtle Beach area.

Officials have been working on a safety plan for the weekend this year. That includes a 23-mile, one-way traffic loop to help control traffic at night.

Tens of thousands come to the beach that weekend not only for Bikefest, but for the traditional start to the summer season.

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Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/