Make bikers welcome

 

The Aug. 18 article A ll revved up, about South Beach Bike Week, makes us bikers sound kind of bad.

I hope the show is a great success, but the city of Miami Beach shouldn’t worry so much. For seven years, the city of Dania Beach has held the Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show. Last year we had 8,000 attendees, most of them on motorcycles.

The city embraces the event with a road closure next to a city park, and we have a great band that Billy Joel jams with. It is family-oriented with a playground, an old bicycle show and motorcycle games. There is a laid-back atmosphere.

We give our proceeds to a charity, and the event is free to the public. Never have we had an issue where the police had to be called.

Like the promoter in the article said, “We’re just regular people” — who happen to ride motorcycles.

Clare Frost and Clive Taylor, promoters, DBVMS, Dania Beach

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