With perfect riding weather right around the corner, it’s time to pull the motorcycle out of the garage, rev up the engine, and head to the sunny shores of Myrtle Beach for the 75th Annual Spring Bike Rally from May 13-22. Whether you’re new to the motorcycle scene or you’ve been riding for most of your life, the Myrtle Beach Bike Week has a little bit of everything for every kind of rider. If you’re heading to the Spring Rally for the first time, here are some things to see and do:
Ride with Other Motorcycle Lovers
Every year, the Spring Rally draws a crowd of 275,000 to 300,000 motorcycle enthusiasts and no better way to make new lifelong friends by joining the masses and cruise up and down the South Carolina Coastline.
If you’re headed South, enjoy the breathtaking view of the coastline from Murrells Inlet to Charleston. The Myrtle Beach Bike Rally attendees recommend visiting the waterfront in Georgetown to pause and relax and head to Charleston for some memorable historical sightseeing.
If it’s North you want to ride, don’t forget to grab a bit to eat at one of the great seafood restaurants in Calabash with a number of unique stops on the way to Wilmington, where you can check out the historic Battleship.
Whether you want to fuel up before your morning ride or enjoy some microbrews at the end of ride, check out some of these other gems in the Myrtle Beach Area.
Show Off Your Ride
Every motorcycle enthusiast has bragging rights. If you want to show off your bike, enter your motorcycle in the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Bike Show on Thursday Night Thunder (May 19th). All motorcycles are welcome to enter and the entry fee is FREE. All bikes entered in the bike show will be photographed and the top 50 entries will receive a trophy. By entering the bike show, not only can you bond over bikes with motorcycle lovers like you, but 12 bikes will be selected to be showcased in the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Bike Show Calendar.
A Few Safety Reminders
The folks at Myrtle Beach Bike Week advocate for safe and responsible riding. For your own riding safety and comfort, make sure you always wear a helmet, eye protection, and protective riding gear (wear breathable clothing to stay comfortable in the SC heat). Whether you’re traveling with a large group up and down the Coastline or riding from your home state, make sure you follow the rules of the road and ride safely. According to Robert M. Meekins, North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, considering all the roadway hazards from vehicle malfunctions to drowsy or distracted drivers, motorcyclists are at a greater risk of being injured in an accident, especially since there is less protection than a vehicle. Not only should motorcyclists ride like no one else can see them (as motorcyclists are often “invisible” motorists to larger vehicles), but a responsible motorcyclist always abstains from drinking and riding and eliminates all other distractions to remain alert.