Everyone knows that Myrtle Beach annually hosts the famed Myrtle Beach Bike Week®, sometimes referred to as the Grand Strand Spring Rally. This event has taken place for as long as anyone can remember and always falls during the second week in May. There is simply no better time to enjoy the mild beach temperatures and fantastic views than during the weeks events. While the segment of the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach has had issues in the past with hosting the Grand Strand Spring Rally events and bikers, the Rally still takes place as the communities, towns, and cities, as well as the businesses inside of them, still welcome the vendors and bikers that visit during this time. Because of this, Myrtle Beach Bike Week® is sometimes also referred to as Murrells Inlet Bike Week. Also, Murrells Inlet bars and saloons host numerous events during the week and you will also find a few vendors in this area. Most bikers are tired of hearing about the politics of the event and still revere Myrtle Beach Bike Week® as the best annual spring gathering in the Southeast for bikers and bike lovers.
If you are planning to visit for Murrells Inlet Bike Week, then you will need to be aware of a few things. The Chamber of Commerce in Myrtle Beach is trying to greatly reduce the effects of Bike Week and, therefore, the city may be requiring you to wear a helmet this year, if you plan to travel through the city of Myrtle Beach. Please note that nowhere else in the state do you have to wear a helmet; however, in North Carolina you will be expected to follow the helmet laws which are strictly enforced. Try to be as courteous as possible when in the area and when you are in other areas, keep your noise level to a minimum; only two bikes are allowed per parking space. Always obey all signage and postings and respect the locals and local businesses, who are happy to have you.
Those of you who are coming to enjoy the Murrells Inlet Bike Week should also try to take a day trip up or down the coast as Myrtle Beach and the village of Murrells Inlet are adjacent to many great historic areas. Ride down the coast and visit the communities in between Murrells Inlet and Charleston; you will encounter Georgetown, a special place with exceptional coastal views. If you drive up the coast you will hit the best seafood spots in the Grand Strand in Calabash North Carolina just north of Little River. If you plan to attend Myrtle Beach Bike Week® and want to avoid the traffic in the city of Myrtle Beach at all costs you can take 31 Bypass from Hwy 544. From Hwy 544, you connect to US 22 and exit near North Myrtle Beach right at the Bass Pro Shop. This allows you to completely bypass Myrtle Beach and the areas that are not exactly as welcoming. Click to find out more about other things going on in Murrells Inlet like Fishing and the Marsh Walk. We also have tons of helpful information and advertising for Real Estate, Rentals, and the fantastic Restaurants.
Want to see some phenomenal views? Click to the South Carolina Web Cams all around the coast in our directory and you will find the stunning sights from the North Myrtle Beach Cams, Myrtle Beach Web Cams, and Hilton Head Island Cams. We constantly update this site and hope to offer the images from other great hotspots in the future. Interested in visiting the Grand Strand or possibly buying Real Estate in the region? We have compiled a wealth of this type of information and resources on places throughout the area from as far as Calabash North Carolina all the way to Georgetown South Carolina. We invite you to take a look and click back to the Beach Cams anytime you like! The sunsets are amazing!