The Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday heard the Holy Ghost Association’s preliminary proposal to host the Martha’s Vineyard Harley Riders’ annual Run to the Rock Event, a fundraiser for Island charities, at the P.A. Club building.
Patricia Bergeron, representing the club, said the facility is exploring hosting the party, which has previously been held in West Tisbury, on Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event — to be held in conjuction with a group motorcycle ride around the Island — would feature music, food, including a fish fry and ribs, and lots of motorcycles.
Some selectmen expressed concerns about noise in the residential neighborhood, and asked the representatives from the organization to come to the Feb. 7 selectmen’s meeting for further discussion. “I’d be happy to consult with you,” said chair Kathy Burton, noting that motorcycles flock to the town during that weekend regardless.
“The only issue with the board is the neighbors,” said selectman Michael Santoro.
“We try to be good neighbors,” said Ms. Bergeron. “Is one day, for a couple hours, going to ruin all that?”