By Eric “Big E” Rutherford — For Weekly Surge By most accounts the 2013 fall motorcycle rally here on the Grand Strand was a success. Beautiful weather seems to be getting most of the credit. Taylor Damonte of Coastal Carolina University’s Center for Resort Tourism confirmed in a Sun News article that reservations in hotels and campsites were about the same as last year, but cited a six percent increase in vacation rental homes during the rally. Kenneth Hucks, owner of Cypress Camping Resort in Socastee agreed his numbers were “about the same as last year” but he sees the rallies bouncing back and expects to see his business benefit in the future as a result. The campground, which also welcomes church groups and campers of all types year-round, is gaining a reputation as one of the most motorcycle-friendly campgrounds in the area. In addition to having free motorcycle trailer parking, Cypress Camping Resort allows guests to ride their motorcycles (respectfully) directly to their campsite instead of having to leave them at the proverbial door like most campgrounds here do. Leslye Beaver, owner of both Beaver Bar locations in Murrells Inlet also credits Mother Nature saying, “Great weather makes for a great rally! Good weather, numbers
Welcome to the 75th Myrtle Beach Bike Week and the 2014 Spring Rally!
Please join us to celebrate the 75th Myrtle Beach Bike Week for what is sure to be the biggest rally in years. The Myrtle Beach area bike rallies are steeped in tradition and two of the oldest in the nation, starting back in 1940. Each year, thousands of bikers gather along the Grand Strand over the ten-day spring rally to enjoy the beautiful May weather (and the five-day fall rally in October), the view of the Atlantic Ocean, and all the events and attractions that this area has to offer.
Make your plans to attend…and use Bike Week MB as your guide to the best that Myrtle Beach Bike Week has to offer.