- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Some people in Raleigh are not looking forward to the annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest this week.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported (https://bit.ly/Y3i6nF) some people think the motorcycles are too loud and should go elsewhere.

The Harley-Davidson dealership hosts the three-day festival that starts Friday.

Will Marks says he can hear the engines from his condo on the 29th floor of a downtown building. He says many people leave town because of the festival.

Restaurant owner Greg Hatem says it’s time for the festival to move out of downtown.

Festival organizers disagree.

Ray Price General Manager Mark Hendrix said riders love the “cool factor” of being downtown. Hendrix says the location brings in passers-by who might not otherwise seek out a motorcycle festival.

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Information from: The News & Observer, https://www.newsobserver.com


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