Controversial motorcycle rally may be shortened

Image by Flickr user John_BrennanImage by 20080807harley.jpg Thinking of taking your Harley up to Myrtle Beach next May? Well, the rally may not be happening at all ...

The Sun News out of Myrtle Beach is reporting on a proposal to resolve strife over the annual Harley-Davidson spring rally. According to the newspaper, the rally may be shortened from 10 days to a week, and the number of vendor permits cut by about a third.

From the Sun News:

The council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, and Pat Hartley, the council clerk, said the bike rallies are on the council's draft agenda, which had yet to be finalized Wednesday morning.

Horry County Council will apparently make a final decision on the plan during its meeting next Tuesday. There was also a forum on motorcycle rallies being held Wednesday night in Myrtle Beach, at which the public got to have their say on the issue. If they put something up on the results of that, we'll let you know.

Other than that, the Sun News has a comprehensive section of coverage on the May biker rallies, including the ongoing effort to get rid of them and proponents' efforts to save them.