47 ABC - The revving of an engine will become a sound all too familiar this week on Delmarva as thousands of motorcycles make their way to the eastern shore for the annual Delmarva Bike Week.
"It's just getting bigger and bigger every year. You'll probably have a couple hundred thousand motorcycles in the area between Salisbury, Ocean City, Delaware, Virginia," says Dave Hrycyk, an event organizer.
For more than a decade motorcyclists from all over the country make their way to the shore, but they're not the only ones who will be revving their engines.
"The sheriff's office motorcycle unit is going to be out this weekend for the entire event and we're also having other motorcycle units from other agencies else where in the state that are also coming in to assist us," says Lt. Tim Robinson.
Even though thousands of motorcycles are filling up the road ways here on Delmarva, the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says not to be worried.
"We have officers dedicated not only to staff the event and to make sure people get in and out but also to patrol the area roadways," says Lt. Robinson.
But heightened patrol from the Sheriff's Office isn't the only way to keep Bike Week smooth, Lt. Robinson says motorists should also take extra caution.
"Just look twice before you're pulling out to make sure a motorcycles aren't coming down the road."
For those worried about the noise, Lt. Robinson says, "There is going to be a lot of noise these motorcycles the engines coming around we just ask people to be patient because it's a good thing. It's bringing a lot of people to the county and they're going to be having a good time."
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