ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Hundreds of people, some from as far away as California, were among those to visit the Grand Strand for Atlantic Beach Bikefest 2022.

Alexander McDuffie of Virginia said he has been coming to Atlantic Beach Bike Fest for 14 years and is happy to be back this year.

“I’m in heaven,” McDuffie said. “I’m a bike rider. I’m like a kid in a candy store.”

McDuffie came only on Sunday and said there weren’t as many people out as he expected. However, a worker at Sand Beachwear on the corner of 30th Avenue South said the weekend was busy.

“We expected a crowd, but we didn’t expect it to be this big,” Damion Frazier said. “People have shown up and shown out for sure.”

Kimberly Goff, the cook and co-owner of Capital Catering, Kimberly Goff, said the event was a huge success.

“It’s been really really good,” she said. “We’re about to be sold out everything from Friday, and it’s a wrap.”