SALEM, Ohio (WKBN) – They may have gotten a bad rap from a gang shooting incident in Texas, but motorcyclists are getting nothing but compliments from Salem police and business people following Bike Week which ran Thursday through Sunday. City police chief J. T. Panezott tells WKBN news partner The Morning Journal that everybody was well-behaved. Thousands of bikers attended the first-ever event.
The entire length of State Street from Lincoln to Ellsworth Avenue was packed with bikes at times, but no incidents were reported. Participants came to town from as far away as New York and Pittsburgh.
Local businesses fared well with the influx of people too: restaurant owner Dan Engle from B. B. Rooners says it was “very, very good”. Engle who rides and owns Harley-Davidsons claims he’s been having bike nights for 18 years and has never had a problem.