Bikefest kicks off with different vibe Friday

Atlantic Beach Bikefest kicked off Friday with a different vibe for those who have attended in past years, and for some, the planned traffic pattern and 23-mile loop was news to them.

Police, wearing a camouflage rainbow of colors from various departments throughout the state and local area, patrolled Ocean Boulevard by foot, bikes, motorcycles and unmarked cars to ensure visitors were abiding by laws and local rules set to keep traffic flowing.