Bikefest Task Force gets green light to begin planning for next year

Citing a successful Memorial Day weekend, the Bikefest Task Force – coordinated by Horry County staff – will keep working and plan for next year’s event.

The Grand Strand Coastal Alliance, which created the task force after a deadly Memorial Day weekend last year, voted Wednesday to allow the group to continue working toward making the weekend safe. The Coastal Alliance is a group that represents cities and Horry County along the Grand Strand.

“When we took on the role as chair of the task force it was kind of murky, at first, trying to figure out where we were going,” said Randy Webster, director of Horry County Emergency Management, who is overseeing the task force. “The key that I did was stick to the goals ... which was to create a safe environment for the community and for the Bikefest participants.”