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Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2024

The first-rate African American motorcycle rally in the U.S.

Dates: May 10–19, 2024 | September 30–October 6, 2024

Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Myrtle Beach Bike Week

Myrtle Beach Bike Week is a legendary motorcycle gathering of the South, the third or fourth-largest in the nation that takes place twice a year. The Spring Rally (often called Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Week) occurs in May, and the Fall Rally (Myrtle Beach Fall Bike Week)—in late September and early October. The rally attracts not just motorcyclists but many visitors without bikes who are attracted by music, beach, and parties. Bike Week in Myrtle Beach, SC, draws over 400,000 people every year.

The major attractions of Myrtle Beach Bike Week are motorcycle races, live music concerts, and street festivals​. There are also dozens of vendors, bike shows, drag racing, official event merchandise, and much more. Check out big engines and view some flashy rides by the beach, enjoy beautiful weather and some seriously cool biker bars.


The largest Motorcycle Event in South Carolina takes place on the Grand Strand, a 60-mile (96-km) stretch of beaches along the Atlantic. Grand Stand spans the coastline from Little River down to Georgetown, including the towns of Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, and Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach Bike Week vendors are concentrated in the Murrells Inlet area of the Grand Stand as well as in North Myrtle Beach, Surfside, and Garden City.

Crudes 13th Annual Veteran Ride (May 15, 2024)

Crudes Veteran Ride is a popular motorcycle charity event and one of the biggest highlights of Myrtle Beach Bike Week. The ride starts at 10:30 on May 15th, 2024, at Golden Egg Pancake House in Surfside Beach. Participants go on a ride to Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant in Moncks Corner, SC. Previous rides attracted about 250 bikers, wishing to support the veterans. In the evening, the party starts at 6 pm, moving to the Garden City Beach Bar. The Raffle for Leather Auction is scheduled for 7:30 pm. Crudes Veteran Ride is free for participants and doesn't require registration. It's a great social event, which benefits Homes For Our Troops, a charity building and donating specially adapted custom homes for injured veterans.


The bike event in Myrtle Beach was founded in the 1940s. In the early 2000s, Myrtle Beach hosted a predominantly white motorcycle rally, called Harley-Davidson Week. In 2008, the Myrtle Beach decided it would no longer host any motorcycle rallies, and Harley Week had to move to a location outside the city.

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