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Record Bike Rally Largely Avoids City of Myrtle Beach

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Tourism officials are calling the October Bike Rally, held on the Grand Strand this weekend, the largest rally in a decade.

Bikers can be found in record numbers at the Suck Bang Blow in Murrells Inlet, restaurants along the Marsh Walk in Murrells Inlet, town-wide in Surfside Beach, with large crowds also found in venues within the City of North Myrtle Beach.

City of Myrtle Beach merchants told MyrtleBeachSC News, (for the most part) they have not enjoyed those patrons shopping inside their stores, however.

Bikers are largely avoiding the crime ridden City of Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach has a per capita crime record that exceeds the city of Chicago, Illinois. These crime numbers are from records produced and provided by FBI crime statistics.

The word about Myrtle Beach crime has clearly gotten out among Harley Davidson cyclists.

Summer tourism numbers in the City of Myrtle Beach were down 42%. Myrtle Beach City Manager, John Pedersen, attributes those low numbers to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

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