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Despite wet weather, OC Bikefest rambles on

If you are in Ocean City this week, you may notice a couple of changes as you drive down Coastal Highway. The speed limit, normally 40 mph through North Ocean City, has been reduced to 30 mph, and Downtown, the speed limit has also been reduced. This is due to the expected, unauthorized H2Oi Pop-Up Rally.  It is reasonable to expect heavier than usual traffic, noise and strict enforcement of vehicle laws during the week and weekend.

You can really only get so wet, and if you’re riding a motorcycle today without rain gear, your future isn’t looking much drier.


Tomorrow looks a little better with temperatures in the mid 70s and only a 20 percent chance of rain. Nonetheless, OC BikeFest soldiers on.


“Blue Oyster Cult should be arriving momentarily, and will go on as scheduled,” event organizer Cliff Sutherland said. 


Those enjoying the bands, the food and browsing the vendors didn’t appear to mind sidestepping a puddle or two.


Most, if not all of the shops are open, the vendors are selling and business is conducting itself much as it would if there weren’t a bit of mist in the air.


“We’re doing the best we can to make sure everyone has as good a time possible, stays safe and enjoys the event we put together for them,” Sutherland said.


BikeFest continues tomorrow until 4 p.m. Admission is $15 if you haven’t been in before — the re-entry policy is a cornerstone of the event. Beginning on Thursday the one-time entry fee would allow a person to enter and exit freely. As the end draws near the bang for the buck is diminished, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty still left to do.


Besides, how dry were you anyway? 

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