Such ordinance, among over 15 others, was openly the way mayor John Rhodes intended to eliminate any bike rally inside the city limits. And we know that he was successful at discouraging most bikers to ride through Myrtle Beach, even at participating to any event around the city.
On Tuesday, the City Council changed the noise ordinance for motor vehicles, pushing the 89 limit to 92 decibels. Although Mayor Rhodes always repeats that bikers who adjusted to and followed the new ordinances were always welcomed in Myrtle Beach, don’t fooled by this generous gift of 3 extra decibels. If the city ordinance has been slightly tweaked it’s simply because legally it can’t be more restrictive that what is the national recommended standard of 92 decibels. Does it show a new positive attitude of the city of Myrtle Beach and some new love for bikers? I don’t think so.