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9:41 am on Wednesday September 24, 2014

Myrtle Beach raises taxes to pay for Memorial Day weekend security

The Myrtle Beach City Council is raising (property) taxes to help pay for increased security and safety during Memorial Day Weekend 2015...amounts to $8 per year on a $100,000 home.
12:14 pm on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Gov. Haley wants to stop Bikefest, Atlantic Beach mayor vows to keep it

Governor Nikki Haley still vows to put an end to Atlantic Beach's annual Memorial Day weekend Bikefest, and the town's Mayor still vows to keep it. Gov. Haley met with Mayor Jake Evans and the Atlantic Beach town council Tuesday morning in a meeting...
9:40 am on Monday June 30, 2014

SC state budget authorizes $5 million for increased Bikefest security

Roughly $5 million in state tax money could be available to beef up law enforcement during next year’s Atlantic Beach Bikefest. The money, included in the state budget that takes effect Tuesday, is in response to violence during this year’s Bikefest...
9:15 am on Friday June 20, 2014

Chamber considers curfew, social media campaign for Bikefest 2015

via WMBF News "Dean says the Chamber noticed Bikefest was promoted a certain way on Facebook. Some posts encouraged people to come to Myrtle Beach and do whatever they want. Dean feels this goes against what the Chamber works hard to do daily. They...
8:11 am on Tuesday June 3, 2014

Atlantic Beach stands by Bikefest

The Atlantic Beach Town Council Meeting introduced another side to the Bikefest argument Monday night. Mayor Jake Evans says they want to keep it. Bikefest was not on the Agenda, but the people of Atlantic Beach voiced their thoughts on the event...
3:58 pm on Monday May 26, 2014

Facebook page against BikeFest springs up overnight, over 9K 'likes'

The Facebook page "Myrtle Beach Against BikeFest" was created less than 24 hours ago and already has nearly 10,000 likes. The page is a reaction to the tragic events that transpired over the past three days. The page creators have also set up a...
6:08 pm on Monday May 5, 2014

Myrtle Beach Bike Week is Coming! Are You Ready?

The team at, The Sun News' new tourism site is gearing up for bike week with a page full of information on the Spring Bike Rally and this year's Atlantic Beach Bikefest. The page includes info on Events, Where to Stay, and Photos...
8:04 am on Wednesday February 19, 2014

Atlantic Beach aims to boost attendance for Bikefest 2014

The town of Atlantic Beach is making plans to try to attract a bigger crowd to this year's Memorial Day Bikefest. Mayor Jake Evans says town leaders believe last year's version of the street festival wasn't quite up to what it used to be, so they...
9:31 am on Monday October 14, 2013

VICE explores Black Bike Week

The documentary news site has explored Black Bike Week in their latest Fringes episode.  An excerpt of the shows description reads as follows: "Hordes of women—known as "huggers"—also flock to Myrtle Beach for the event, hoping to be picked...
3:40 pm on Saturday October 20, 2012

NAACP lawsuits target Myrtle Beach area restaurants (update: Molly Darcy case dismissed)

Jeff Brownell Update October 20, 2012: The NAACP case against Molly Darcy's regarding an allegation over discrimination during Memorial Day Bike Fest was scheduled to be underway next week but the two parties have moved for a dismissal.  Molly's...