May is right around the corner, and that means the air will soon be filled with the rumble of thousands of motorcycle engines as the Myrtle Beach bike weeks roll back into the Grand Strand.
With the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally taking place from May 11-20 and Myrtle Beach Bikefest happening over Memorial Day weekend from May 25-28, if you're a motorcycle enthusiast, May is the perfect time for a vacation to Myrtle Beach! These dates are always some of the most popular Myrtle Beach vacation dates, so make sure to reserve your condo soon so you don't miss out.
The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally kicks things off from May 11-20. Often referred to as "Harley Week," this is one of the biggest rallies along the east coast, with crowds estimated in the hundreds of thousands. Riders return for this huge rally each year to enjoy relaxing oceanfront cruises along Ocean Boulevard, trips north towards Calabash, NC and rides south through the beautiful lowcountry landscape of Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet.
In addition to the scenic rides, many area bars and restaurants will host biker events and live entertainment throughout the gathering. On the south end, popular biker destinations like the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, the Beaver Bar and Suck Bang Blow will host live bands and vendors offering up rider gear and accessories.
North Myrtle Beach is also a popular spot during the week, with Barefoot Landing hosting a plethora of motorcycle vendors showcasing custom bikes, biker wear and accessories. Also at Barefoot Landing, the House of Blues has an awesome slate of concerts planned throughout bike week, including tribute shows to Guns n' Roses, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Metallica and performances by Jackyl, Chase Rice and Theory of a Deadman.
Later in the month over Memorial Day weekend, the rumble of engines will be a little higher pitched as thousands of street bike enthusiasts will roll into the Grand Strand for Myrtle Beach Bikefest.
Centered around Atlantic Beach along the northern end of the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach Bikefest has drawn riders from all over the country for years to congregate and enjoy oceanfront cruises from North Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet. Like the Spring Rally, many area bars and nightclubs will host motorcycle-themed special events and live entertainment, and vendors will be set up along the Grand Strand to showcase custom street bikes and riding gear.
Beach Vacations offers several great Myrtle Beach vacation properties that feature bike-friendly parking for your upcoming bike week trip to Myrtle Beach. Enjoy modern Myrtle Beach condos at Myrtlewood Villas with bike and trailer parking available at the front of the resort. Security will monitor the bike parking area and a complimentary shuttle service will provide transport from the parking area to condos during the daytime hours.
For those looking for oceanfront Myrtle Beach condos, our properties at Atlantica Resort (bikes allowed, trailers not allowed) and Myrtle Beach Resort (fee payable to front gate for bike/trailer parking) are great options for your bike week vacation. These properties will book up fast, so take advantage of our fantastic spring specials and plan your bike week vacation to Myrtle Beach today!