If you are a biker or if you just love the rumble of motorcycles as they pass on the street – then you are in for a real treat during the annual Myrtle Beach Bike Week that is held each year. Myrtle Beach Bike Week sees an influx of thousands upon thousands of motorcycles rolling into this coastal getaway by the Atlantic Ocean, and is a main source of income for this time of year for area hotels, shops and retailers. It is held around the first week of May each year and the rally lasts for ten days. For the motorcycle enthusiast or those who love the biker lifestyle, there are events and festivals like motorcycle races, parties, concerts and street festivals – almost enough to contend with the infamous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that you may be more familiar with.
Some must-do activities for your Myrtle Beach vacation during Bike Week include live musical performances, a "poker run", and stunt shows. Many people flock here during this time to visit one of the many vendors that make up a huge beach side conglomeration, hocking everything from tee-shirts to bike accessories to Harley Davidson motorcycles. Shopping in the sand is very popular during Bike Week.
For those looking to vacation in Myrtle Beach during these bike events – a word to the wise; book your reservations early. By early, the typical three weeks in advance will likely not be sufficient enough time to find an available room. Reserve your lodging or accommodations at least ninety days in advance if you plan on getting the room that you want for the event (many people book a year ahead of time). There are some companies that put together Bike Week Myrtle Beach vacations, and include everything from lodging and meals to rental car services – and these types of packages can save you a significant amount of money in the long run.
If you plan your vacation during Bike Week too late in the season to get a room, or decide that you want to attend Bike Week only at the last minute, you're not out of lodging options. You can always opt to stay somewhere near Myrtle Beach, like North Myrtle Beach or Surfside Beach, and may have a better chance at finding a last minute room there – which is within miles of all of the biker action. You might find other lodging in Horry County proper, which is home to Myrtle Beach, by looking for bed and breakfast locations or hotels and motels that are not in the beach area but still have rooms available.
If you book your reservations early, you can plan on having a memorable time when you attend these events. Many people that attend regularly every year also attended as children with their parents and now make it a part of their annual vacation.