Editor: It’s an accident that is about to happen. It has a place, the right participants, (men, women, boys, girls, small children and bikers) and it’s only waiting for the right time.
With the warm weather coming, spring break is here and many more visitors on the beach where bikers are trying to share a narrow strip of hard beach with many beachgoers walking and playing on the shore line.
Never mind that it’s illegal to ride your bike on the beach. There’s no signage to tell you so, rental shops don’t warn you, and little law enforcement activity or effort will make a difference.
Unfortunately most beachgoers don’t know their rights and the little ones may be the first victims.
Hopefully the prospective mayors of our Gulf beaches will step up to prevent a tragic accident that is just waiting for the right time to happen.