Not all in the City are against us. A lot are getting much more vocal. Do we not owe them our support. It is because of people like this that I now ride in the City. Flame suit on so have at it.
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Thank you for sending these articles. I just want you to know not everyone in Myrtle Beach is against bikers and some like the Sands Resorts welcome bikers. We also appreciate that there are many bikers and organizations such as Rolling Thunder who we honor with our Missing Man Table and Hall of Heroes. The Hall of Heroes is a permanent tribute to Veteran's and all Military, police, fire, EMS and all who fight for the Cost of Freedom.
Although the laws are still in place we are becoming increasingly more involved on several fronts are on your side. The Sands Resorts Myrtle Beach welcome bikers for a ride to simply take in the Hall of Heroes or stay with us if they so choose.
Mark Marlow Sands Resorts American Veterans Traveling Tribute
Post by rangemaster on Oct 23, 2009 7:17:24 GMT -6
As many know, I both live and work (headquartered) in the City of Myrtle Beach.
I also often still ride in the city - just don't spend any money unless it's a KNOWN and ACTIVE supporter of biker's rights and opponent of "selective tourism".
I also frequently ride through neighborhoods where our elected city officials live; usually either checking property I own/co-own, or looking at homes/properties for sale.
You may be surprised, but MANY local residents in those areas will provide a friendly wave - either first or in return - when I go through those neighborhoods.
When I've stopped to talk with those I know - and sometimes those I don't, but strike up a conversation anyway - the almost exclusive response when I inquire about their feelings about motorcycles and the so-called "biker events" is that they DID have concerns and a lack of appreciation for the out-of-control nature of the Atlantic Beach "BikeFest", and had little or no real concerns about Harley Rallies.
Interestingly, the MAIN expression made to me - usually by THEM and without my suggestion - is them asking where the POLICE are in their part of the city during those events MORE SO than the fact that the bikes are there.
When I ask them about traveling through the area during each separate "bike week" - they don't mind traffic and any event-related activities during the HARLEY Rallies - but absolutely DREAD going ANYWHERE during the Atlantic Beach "BikeFest" (citing traffic gridlock and massive offensive public behavior).
If I ask - but often they just come right out and say it - these same folks very willingly state something to the effect of "It's a shame the Harley folks got tied up with what had to be done to take care of the other group".
Bottom line: THIS is why I keep contending that candidates wanting to replace incumbents this election NEED to address that they are FOR ALL events but AGAINST the PROBLEMS they present. The vast majority of the folks I have spoke with KNOW that the City of Myrtle Beach went TOO FAR and ACTED IRRESPONSIBLY with their recent actions, that the city did NOT properly attempt to manage these events - and I feel will vote for people who are on middle and reasonable ground with HOW they will handle the current situation regarding events versus tourism.
I live in building that rentals are done by Sands and they don't want bikers all properties they run have no bike parking or trailors on property signs ... The 4 buildings along our street all have signs and not just one but many , you have to HOA member in order to park bike on lots...
Train Could you supply some details. If they just manage the properties then they have to abibe by the HOA rules. If it is their properties however I would like to know the details and I will either write them and get a responce or get a contact person if you wish. As always thanks for the info.