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You may see more police and state patrol vehicles out this weekend as law enforcement officials report they will beef up patrols for Oyster Run, the event which brings thousands of motorcyclists to Anacortes every year.

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(2007 Oyster Run)

You may see more police and state patrol vehicles out this weekend as law enforcement officials report they will beef up patrols for Oyster Run, the event which brings thousands of motorcyclists to Anacortes every year.

The State Patrol says they will have two aircraft patrolling highways both night and day over this weekend. They will be watching for speeding, aggressive driving, drunk driving as well as other violations.

Motorcyclists come to enjoy the town and many townspeople traditionally gather to watch all the cyclists, too. There will be live music and stunt performances. The Seattle Cossacks stunt riders kick off the scheduled events at noon and 2 p.m. on their vintage Harleys on Fifth Street.

There will be live music by The Unfaithful Servants begins at 1 p.m. on Seventh Street just off Commercial Avenue near the Elks Lodge.

The State Patrol is asking that automobile drivers watch for motorcycles especially when stopping at stop signs or entering traffic. The Washington State Traffic Safety Commission is funding extra patrols through a grant.

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