Can’t spin Bikefest - it was bad
I'd like to congratulate Myrtle Beach and the police department for the excellent job they did during and after the Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Bikefest week - an excellent job, that is, of putting a positive spin on events.
My observations, and those of the people and businesses I've talked to, suggest a much more negative assessment. More than one business said business was down more than 30 percent from last year - as bad as that was.
And the newspaper coverage? I'm reminded of a line from Bob Dylan's “Hurricane,” a song about another injustice:
“The newspapers, they all went along for the ride.”
In this case, that ride was a metaphorical 23-mile loop.