Get your motor running and head out on the highway for the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally. With apologies to 1970s rock band Steppenwolf, it's a great experience for those looking for adventure and whatever comes their way. And while you are exploring all the activities on the Grand Strand, there's no better place to park your ride at the end of the day than at Long Bay Resort.
Unlike its older and larger sister event, the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally, the fall version offers smaller crowds, milder weather and lots of good times for those who prefer to roll on two wheels. Thousands of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts will roar into town Sept. 26 through Oct. 2 for a full week of fellowship and festivities. From bike shows and live music to poker runs and vendor booths, the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally is ideal for folks who love the motorcycle-riding culture and lifestyle.
With Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally activities spread out to the far reaches of the Grand Strand — from as far south as Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island to as far north at Little River and Calabash, NC — Long Bay Resort puts you right in the middle of all the action. Offering covered, on-site parking and easy access to Highways 17, 22, 31 and 501, Long Bay Resort provides the perfect place for bikers to hit the road or to kick back in the comfort of our first-class accommodations and amenities.
But with the pleasant autumn temperatures and the traffic-free highways, the most popular activity during the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally is riding. There are two primary routes designated as “Cruise the Loop” venues where groups of bikers congregate for a 90-mile ride as a pack. There are also several designated “pit stops” along the way where you can stop and stretch your legs, catch a band, and mix and mingle with other bike enthusiasts who have made the trek to the Grand Strand.
The North Loop runs from Myrtle Beach through North Myrtle Beach and Little River, then across the state border to Calabash, Brunswick and Sunset Beach (where riders are required to wear helmets per North Carolina law) before returning to Myrtle Beach via Highway 22. The scenic route offers some great stop-off spots, such as the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach and Bird Island in Sunset Beach. And you can't cruise through the fishing village of Calabash without trying its world-famous seafood.
The South Loop also originates in Myrtle Beach and heads south down Kings Highway through Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach and Murrells Inlet, where the town turns into Fall Rally Central. Popular bars like Spokes & Bones and Suck Bang Blow have huge parking lots and green space for live bands, bike shows, burnout contests and other bike-related events. Spokes & Bones has six acres where nine bands will play throughout the week, and SBB offers three stages and indoor and outdoor burnout pits.
The South Loop continues to the historic towns of Pawleys Island and Georgetown before taking the scenic Highway 701 to Conway and back to Myrtle Beach. After a long but fun tour of the loops, head back to home base at Long Bay Resort for some rest and relaxation. Enjoy the indoor/outdoor pool decks, on-site dining at Martin’s and the Oceanview Café, and kick back on your private balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Even if you weren’t born to be wild, there’s nothing like a one-week walk on the wild side at the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally.