MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Businesses that cater to motorcycle rallies are again preparing for a business slump during a biker week along South Carolina's Grand Strand.
The Spring Harley-Davidson Cruisin' the Coast rally begins Friday, and The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that hotel owners and business that cater to bikers forecast another year of declining reservations and fewer vendor permits.
Before last year's rally, Myrtle Beach passed several laws irritating to motorcyclists, such as requiring all bikers to wear helmets and banning groups of bikers from gathering in parking lots.
Rally supporters hope the South Carolina Supreme Court overturns the helmet requirement before the rally starts. Several groups have sued, saying the city law is unconstitutional because it is stricter than state law.
Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/
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