Motorcycle Rallies in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2020

 

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Myrtle Beach bike rallies 2020 will take place during the month of May and also the last week of September.  Now, entering the 81st yearof the bike week tradition, Myrtle Beach hotels, restaurants and other vendors are hoping for an increase in visitors. 

 

Bikers will take part in ride from North Myrtle Beach into Georgetown during the seasonal events.  The Myrtle Beach spring bike rally is set for May 8-17, 2020 and the fall bike rally will take place Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2020. Both of these events are traditionally filled with Harley Davidson bike owners who frequent businesses in Murrells Inlet and other spots along the Grand Strand.

 

Harley Bike Week - Myrtle Beach 2020

 

“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 (Horry and Georgetown) for bikers who are looking to enjoy the Carolinacoast. 

 

Custom Sport bikes will roar into Myrtle Beach for the Black Pearl Cultural Heritage and Bike Festival (locally recognized as the Atlantic Beach Bikefest) over Memorial Day weekend, May 22 - May 25, 2020. While the event has drawn fewer bikers in recent years, it remains 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 Grand Strand for the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally. The 10-day event(May 8-17) will feature rides, racing, musicians, and numerous vendors.

 

One of the most talked about rides will be dedicated to Veterans and Biker Awareness. Crude’s Famous 10th Anniversary Veteran Ride on May 13, 2020 is sure to be packed with hundreds of bikes. Riders will meet for breakfast then ride about 90 miles south (180 miles round trip), returning to Garden City Beach. The event started in 2010 with just five bikers who set out on a whim. The following year brought in 14 bikers, and more than 50 bikes took part in 2012. Now the ride sees over 200 bikers each year and 2020 is sure to repeat the same. The ride is open to all bikers, cars and people. There’s no cost to take part and each rider pays for their own meal and drinks. The ride will end at Causeway Grill, located at 211 Atlantic Ave., Garden City Beach. Free pizza will be provided for the riders of the event provided By Crude and Causeway Grill & Pizza. 

 

Atlantic Beach Bikefest 2020

 

The Atlantic Beach Bikefest, also known as Black Bike Week, was founded in 1980 by The Flaming Knight Riders motorcycle club. THe event pulls in more than 350,000 participants each year. Riders enjoy four days of entertainment, music, socializing and the beach. 

 

Custom motorcycle builders, dealers and parts suppliers are the main activities in this rally, but there are also stunt shows, opportunities for motorcycle club networking and flourishing street parties with plenty of cruising. Vendors are also available with food, clothes, CDs, rides on customized bikes and live entertainment. 

 

The Atlantic Beach Bike Fest is unique in that it initiates a 23-mile traffic loop through Myrtle Beach. The 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 in 2018 and 2019 to stop the city from implementing the traffic loop in February. Both years, the injunction was denied. 

 

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 away 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 beverages 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 attractions of North Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy the exclusivity of a resort that’s located off Shore Drive in the north 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 2020 will return Sept. 28th through Oct. 4th, 2020. 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 that you won’t want to miss!