Bike Week was back in action along the Grand Strand from May 7-16, 2021. We could see the packed parking lots at the Harley Davidson bike shop, The Indian Cycles bike shop and of course Suck Bang Blow! In fact, we could hear the music from the marsh this year at our back door. I just smiled. Glad to see the bikers back and revving up the economy down here. The images I have posted are of my cousins enjoying themselves two years ago.
From the website:
Each year hundreds of thousands flock to the Grand Strand for a celebration of big engines, flashy rides and wind in your hair known as Myrtle Beach Bike Week. For more than 75 years bikers have been hitting the beach to enjoy all our area has to offer including top-notch entertainment, amazing weather and some of the best biker bars this side of the Mississippi.
Myrtle Beach Bike Week takes place along the entire Grand Strand from North Myrtle Beach to Georgetown in mid-to-late May every year. The Spring Rally, which has been held the same time every year since 1940 is a celebration of the joys of riding a motorcycle. The bikes are EVERYWHERE! There are some truly magnificent machines showcased in every color and configuration imaginable. The chrome is gleaming. People come from all over the country to ride along route 17 and enjoy the coastline of South Carolina. Residents come out in their golf carts and park along Route 17 to enjoy the pageantry and parade of cycles on display.
Area restaurants roll out the red carpet for bikers along with the local bars and night clubs in the area. Murrells Inlet, just 15 miles south of Myrtle Beach, is a major hot spot for bikers. We ended up at an infamous bike bar named Suck Bang Blow.
Now before you get too excited about the name, here is what urban Dictionary says:
The cycles in which every internal combustion engine goes through to make power it "SUCK"s in air and fuel mixture it "BANG"s when compressed and ignited and the "BLOW"s it out in the exhaust. That is where the bar got its name.
My cousins were visiting from Indiana and when I mentioned that Bike Week would be taking place there was a chorus of “OH YES! LET’S GO!”
So off to SBB we went.
We had a lot of fun. Suffice it to say, next year, I will dress more appropriately.
From WPDE 15 News:
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WPDE) — Officials announced the 38th Annual Murrells Inlet Boat Parade will happen on the Fourth of July in 2021.
Lee Hewitt, co-chairman of the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade announced the details on Friday.
The parade will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 4 at the point of Garden City Beach and make its way through Murrells Inlet.
The theme for 2021 is Stars, Stripes and Fireworks and to encourage more participation, the committee decided to waive the boat fee entry.
Viewing areas will be along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, Belin United Methodist Church, and Morse Park Landing.
T-shirts will be available for $10 starting one month before the event and proceeds will benefit the Belin United Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop 396, Hewitt said.
Participants and spectators are also reminded to protect our coastal wetlands and refrain from littering during this event. Boat and dock decorating participants are asked to avoid incorporating elements into their design that involves throwing objects into the water, including water balloons, which pollute the environment and are harmful to the local wildlife.
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