Downtown businesses welcome Bikefest crowds

Posted September 28, 2014 8:04 a.m. EDT
Updated October 2, 2014 8:38 a.m. EDT

— Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh roars this weekend with foot traffic and motorcycles for the annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest.

Some stores and businesses see it as an opportunity to introduce themselves to a new clientele.

"People who wouldn't normally come down Hargett Street would actually come down here," said Cathy Brooks.

"So there is always an opportunity for people to come down here and find us with something like this."

The event, in its 10 year, benefits United Service Organizations and the United States Veterans Corps.