The feeling of speeding down the highway, the wind in your hair, a roaring engine between your knees, is intoxicating. It’s what draws people to their motorcycles – the freedom you feel on a ride. If that’s your idea of a transcendent experience, then you might want to check out Myrtle Beach’s Spring Bike Week, which will be May 12th – 21st this year.
The Grand Strand and its ocean backdrop makes for a wonderful ride, and it’s something enthusiasts have been enjoying since 1940, the first year of the event.
There will be rides, of course, along with tours, events, racing, and entertainment. You can congregate at local restaurants with your fellow riders and swap stories and ideas about your favorite pastime.
But the main event will be the sun, sea air, and miles of open road for you to enjoy along the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach. Two organized rides will head in opposite directions.
One points you South along the coastline from Murrells Inlet to Charleston. The waterfront in Georgetown is a fine place to stop and relax, and the ride to Charleston puts you near several plantation homes to visit.
When you head North you’ll encounter great seafood restaurants in Calabash, plus several resort towns and historic attractions can be found off the highway. Specifically, stop to explore the retired battleship USS North Carolina that’s docked there.
But most importantly, just enjoy the ride.
And if you’re not a rider, but are curious about the hobby, come on by and talk to any of the riders. They’re great folks who love to talk about their pride and joy bikes.