Motorcycle Rallies in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Bike Week Dates and Events

The Myrtle Beach Bike Week events are a long-standing tradition along the Grand Strand. While the different rallies have been met with some opposition, the events continue each year. Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2019 is just weeks away, and local vendors, restaurants and hotels are gearing up for the influx of beach guests.


Bikers will roar into the Myrtle Beach area during the month of May with plenty of activities planned for the two week-long events. Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally is set for May 10-19, 2019. This rally, more casually known as “Harley Bike Week” in Myrtle Beach, will feature the traditional hang-out spots like Jamin’ Leather, Beaver Bar, Suck Bang Blow, and the Myrtle Beach Speedway. A loop tour spans two counties for bikers looking to enjoy the Carolina coast.


The Atlantic Beach Bikefest, featuring custom sport bikes, is taking on a new name for the 2019 rally. The Black Pearl Cultural Heritage and Bike Festival will be held during Memorial Day weekend, May 23 – May 27, 2019. The event is a major attraction that pulls together thousands of black motorcycle riders and clubs. While much of the activity is centered in Atlantic Beach, many riders do travel to Myrtle Beach for vendors and events.


Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally Events


An estimated 275,000 people are expected to travel to the Grand Strand for the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally. The 10-day event, May 10-19, will feature rides, racing, musicians, and numerous vendors.


Musicians and dates for the rally include:



MAY 11, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Suck Bang Blow (Inside Stage)

3393 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet 

Blue Oyster Cult

May 12, 7 p.m.

The Carolina Opry Theater

8901 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach 

Chris McPeck 
May 16, 3 p.m. -6 p.m.

Pilot House

4490 Mineola Ave, Little River 

The Dale Vaughn Band

May 17 and 18

Whiskey Beach Bar and Grill

9668 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach


Carolina Thunder Motorcycle Drag Racing will take place May 17 – 18 at the North Myrtle Beach Drag Strip located at 2003 Star Bluff Rd, Longs, SC 29568. In addition to drag racing and looking at custom bikes, participants and visitors can enjoy food and merchandise vendors at the drag racing event. Vendors interested in taking part can contact Sonny at 336-643-1367 or via email at


The Cruise the Loop Poker Run will take place May 15. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. at the Jack Bar at Suck Bang Blow with the ride beginning at 12 p.m. Other Suck Bang Blow Bike Week events can be found here.


The Harley Bike Week will celebrate the 80th annual Spring Rally in Myrtle Beach with bike bars, coastal rides, and celebratory parties.


Atlantic Beach Bikefest 2019


Events for the Atlantic Beach Bikefest will take place in Atlantic Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Myrtle Beach. Some of the notable events that will be attended by thousands of bikers include:


Music by Jack Daniels Official DJ, DJ Phat Boi, at Beach House, located at 1205 North Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach. The bar will feature live music daily May 23-26 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.


Carolina Knight Riders 39th Anniversary Bike Week welcome party begins at 9 p.m. at the CKR Clubhouse located at 2001 Star Bluff Road in Longs. Events are planned at the club May 24-26.

Sharkeys Beach Bar will host events each night of the Memorial Day weekend rally beginning May 22 – May 27. The club features two floors, three bars, a full kitchen, upstairs dance floor and a location overlooking the ocean. Sharkeys is located at 600 North Ocean Blvd in Myrtle Beach. Tickets can be purchased online.


The Black Tigers Motorcycle Club will host the annual All White Party May 24 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. The party will be hosted at the House of Blues located at 4640 Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach. The dress code for the party is “all white everything.”


The 25th Year Reunion Show of Def Comedy Jam will feature Shucky Ducky, Hamburger, J Anthony Brown, James Stephens, and Bruh Man. Shows will take place at the Asher Theatre each evening May 23-25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The theatre is located at 3237 Waccamaw Blvd. in Myrtle Beach.



The Atlantic Beach Bike Fest is unique in that it initiates a 23-mile traffic loop through Myrtle Beach. The traffic loop began in 2015 and has been set up every Memorial Day weekend since. The loop funnels traffic from Ocean Boulevard into Horry County and then back into city limits. It starts at 10 p.m. each night and runs into the morning hours. Portions of Ocean Boulevard are only opened to one-way traffic so emergency vehicles have access to the other lanes to respond to calls.


While city officials say the traffic loop helps prevent major congestion along Ocean Boulevard and increases safety for bike riders and pedestrians, the loop hasn’t escaped controversy over the past few years. The NAACP filed an injunction to stop the city from implementing the traffic loop in February. The group also filed an injunction, which was denied, in 2018.


Myrtle Beach Bike Week Hotels

Whether you plan to attend the Harley Bike Rally in mid-May or visit the Grand Strand over Memorial Day weekend, there are plenty of hotels to choose from. Preferred “biker friendly” hotels along the coast include:


Myrtle Beach Resort


Myrtle Beach Resort is an oceanfront hotel that offers vacation condo rentals with picturesque views of the white sandy beach and Atlantic Ocean. It makes for the perfect romantic getaway or family adventure. Kids will love the water park with 375-foot lazy river and wet deck. There are four outdoor pools, two indoor pools, and three health spas with steam rooms. For the adventurous, the report offers a basketball court and tennis courts.


Blue Water Resort


The Blue Water Resort in Myrtle Beach is just steps from the beautiful ocean and offers poolside villas overlooking the property's lazy river. The resort is made of two buildings, offering studio, one- or two-bedroom floorplans. Your accommodations also come equipped with either a kitchenette or full kitchen and a private balcony. For rainy days, enjoy the indoor swimming pool, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or sip your favorite beach beverage at the bar.


Sands Ocean Club



Sands Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach is conveniently located just minutes away from all the attractions of downtown Myrtle Beach as well as the restaurants and attraction of North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy the exclusivity of a resort that’s located off Shore Drive in the norther section of Myrtle Beach. The resort offers one, two, and three-bedroom condos with a private balcony and you’ll enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools, lazy river, and hot tubs.

For those who can’t make it to Myrtle Beach Bike Week events during the summer, fall rallies are also held each year. The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally will return Sept. 30 through Oct. 6, 2019. While the fall rally isn’t as large as the mid-May event, some 25,000 bikers are still expected to ride into the Myrtle Beach area. Vendors and businesses schedule multiple activities for the event.


In between your Myrtle Beach Bike Week adventures, be sure to visit our preferred restaurants in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas. From authentic seafood to the best Italian and American classic dishes, you’ll find something for everyone on our list.


If wading in the water doesn’t give you the beach experience you need, explore water and fishing activities in Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet. Choose from dolphin cruises, jet ski rentals, or chartered fishing trips to get a true beach experience.


Myrtle Beach Bike Week is full of adventure off and on the water. Reserve your room now for the week and start planning the activities, restaurants, and parties you won’t want to miss.