Police urge bikers and motorists to be careful and courteous this week

Two motorcyclists ride Wednesday past a sign along East Huntsville Road that asks bikers to please ride quietly as they enter the Fayetteville city limits.

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For what it’s worth, Fayetteville police are asking bikers to not to rev their engines too much this week. Of course, they’re also asking local motorists to use caution when navigating through the thousands of people and motorcycles that are sure to descend upon Fayetteville during this year’s Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally.

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The 2013 Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally runs through Saturday, Sept. 21 in several locations around Fayetteville.
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Rally enthusiasts are expected to fill the main event areas near Dickson Street by late Wednesday, as well as the streets leading to the Washington County Fairgrounds where more festivities are planned through the weekend.

Expect road closures on Dickson Street and West Avenue as the rally moves into gear. Parking will be limited in all event areas at certain times of the day. Signs will indicate when vehicles should be removed from Dickson Street each morning.

Police said officers will be enforcing all laws concerning public alcohol consumption, careless and reckless driving, engine revving, controlled substance possession and delivery, indecent exposure and all other laws that may aid in making the rally a safe event.

City ordinance prohibits pets and other non-service animals inside the event area.

The 14th annual motorcycle rally concludes late Saturday night, Sept. 21.