Smaller crowd expected to attend fall bike rally

The Grand Strand Fall Rally, that brings in thousands of bikers from year to year, is expected to have less visitors this year after recent passed laws in the area. In the past, the fall bike rally in Myrtle Beach has brought in more than 40,000 people. This year, Horry County police, and other agencies, predict a much smaller number of bikers for the rally. The rally, that begins this week, according to the Sun News of Myrtle Beach, is expected to draw in from 10,000 to 20,000 people. Horry County Police Sergeant Robert Kegler says additional officers in the area will patrol certain areas with larger crowds.
The expected reasons for the significant drop in numbers this year is due to laws and ordinances passed by local officials that draw the bikers away. Some of the laws include noise ordinances, including a ban on mufflers, riding without helmets, and a ban on parking lot gatherings. The Grand Strand Fall Rally is from September 30 to October 4.