Today editorial notes that local bikers trying to save the May motorcycle rallies are off on the wrong track:
Local motorcycle enthusiasts strenuously object to the Myrtle Beach City Council initiative to reduce or eliminate the negative public effects of the May Bikefest and Harley-Davidson motorcycle rallies. Now, they're pushing back. As The Sun News reported this week, about 500 bikers met Wednesday in a local club to organize a response to the anti-rallies fervor that is sweeping our communities.
Good for them. It is never wrong for citizens to unite against perceived injustices wrought by government.
This push-back effort, however, seems destined to fail, for one key reason: If Wednesday's meeting is any indication, the motorcyclists are feeding the perceptions that have inspired so many local residents to demand that local governments get rid of the rallies: that bikers are selfish and insensitive.