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Myrtle Beach Bike Week: What To Expect

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Bike Weeks are quickly approaching and Vacation Myrtle Beach is here to answer all of your pressing questions on these exciting annual events. What can you expect? What is it like? What events are there? Are there biker-friendly hotels? Check out our Bike Week FAQ roundup:


What Exactly is Myrtle Beach Bike Week?

motorcycle ride“Bike Week” is a semi-annual event along the Grand Strand that dates back to the 1940’s. There are two Harley Bike Weeks each year, one that takes place once in the spring and once in the fall. There is also a large Memorial Day weekend Bike Rally in the spring. Motorcycle aficionados and lovers of the open road gather at the beach each year to take advantage of the scenic highways and exciting bike week events.


When is Bike Week in Myrtle Beach?

This year’s (2017) Bike Week dates are as follows:

Spring Bike Rally: May 12th - May 21st

Memorial Day Weekend Bike Rally: May 26th - May 29th

Fall Bike Rally: October 2nd - October 8th

 

Where Can We Find a Motorcycle Friendly Myrtle Beach Hotel?

Select Vacation Myrtle Beach Resorts are bike friendly and can accommodate motorcycle parking on-site. Each resort offers a unique oceanfront location, different room styles, and a wide array of on-site amenities.

A few motorcycle friendly Myrtle Beach hotels include:

Landmark Resort

Address: 1501 South Ocean Boulevard (Myrtle Beach)

Phone: (888) 594-1674

Parking: Landmark Resort provides up to 2 parking passes per unit and has limited trailer parking available on-site.

Known for their signature H2OASIS waterpark and for offering the best penthouse suites in Myrtle Beach, Landmark Resort is a favorite among bikers. See current deals.

 

myrtle beach swim up pool bar at hotel blueHotel BLUE

Address: 705 South Ocean Boulevard (Myrtle Beach)

Phone: (877) 547-5224

Parking: hotel BLUE provides 1 parking pass per unit.


Located along the popular south end of Myrtle Beach, hotel BLUE features a modern lobby bar and Myrtle Beach’s original swim up pool bar. See current deals.


Crown Reef Resort

Address: 2913 South Ocean Boulevard (Myrtle Beach)

Phone: (855) 318-1986

Parking: Crown Reef provides 1 parking pass per unit and 2 passes per suite for main building accommodations; limited trailer parking is also available across the street for $15 per day, per trailer.

Recently renovated, Crown Reef resort offers beautiful oceanfront rooms (some with jacuzzi tubs!) and Myrtle Beach’s favorite oceanfront water park. See current deals.

Check our Motorcycle Resorts post for more information on bike friendly resorts.

 

What Bike Week Events Are There?

Various vendors host Bike Week events throughout the week. Popular biker friendly spots include Jamin’ Leather, Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson, The Boathouse, Big Tuna, and Beaver Bar - to name a few. Many of the Bike Week events take place on the “south end” of the strand in Murrells Inlet and Garden City and typically offer fantastic live entertainment, food and drink specials, and plenty of games and contests.

Swamp Fox Entertainment Complex will be hosting a “Biker Bash” party for each rally - details soon to come.

And, of course, there are plenty of opportunities to hit the open road and explore the Grand Strand. There are several scheduled tours which include a wine tour, a “scenic” tour, a Charleston tour, and “north end” and “south end” tours. Many guests also enjoy exploring the area on their own schedule.

 

Are There Any Bike Week Discounts?

Guests who stay at a Vacation Myrtle Beach resort will receive an exclusive VMB Discount Card which is good at over 100 local vendors! These discounts are good at local restaurants, shops, attractions, and more and can be used year round – including during Bike Week celebrations (though be sure to check with each vendor to see if they have any bike week exclusions). Be sure to visit our VMB Card page for more information on how much you can save!

 

Check out our full FAQ section for more answers to Myrtle Beach vacation questions and be sure to check our Myrtle Beach hotels specials page to see how much you can save on your next Myrtle Beach getaway!

 

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