North Myrtle Beach says it's ready for bike rally season

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — The city's public safety director, William Bailey, told a small crowd Tuesday that North Myrtle Beach thought "outside of the box" for creative ways to address issues related to the annual bike rallies.

Bailey, who spoke Tuesday during the first of three bike rallies forums planned by the North Myrtle Beach City Council, said the city's success with its plan of policing the events likely means it won't make major changes related to the rallies.

Tuesday's forum - held at Premier Resorts at Barefoot Resort - happened at a time when the annual Harley-Davidson and Atlantic Beach Bikefest rallies have been a hot-button topic. Myrtle Beach passed ordinances to curb the motorcycle rallies after May's events.

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