A different kind of bike fest

The newest section of the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway was formally opened Thursday afternoon after Bike the Neck Chairwoman Linda Ketron, joined by state, county and school officials, cut the ribbon at Waccamaw Elementary School.

About 75 people rode the path to the Waccamaw Library where they were greeted with water, Bike the Neck T-shirts and a bike safety check by mechanics from Cyclopedia Bicycle Shop.

The crowd cheered when a smiling Lily Grant, 7, arrived, completing her first bicycle ride.