Spring bike week 2023 in Myrtle Beach is almost here! Dates, what you need to know

Bikers will start rolling in to Myrtle Beach for the 2023 Spring Rally this week, so now is the perfect time to make those last-minute plans to visit.

While many locals dread the increased traffic and large crowds, thousands of visitors flock to the Grand Strand to show off their motorcycles and enjoy the South Carolina coast.

Here are the answers to five frequently asked questions about this year’s Bike Week.

When is it?

The 84th Annual Myrtle Beach Bike Week will take place May 12 through 21, 2023. The event, also known as the Spring Bike Rally or Harley Bike Week, has been held since 1940.

“Bike Week is where people come to ride, to enjoy each other’s company, to have a good time. They come for the brotherhood and the sisterhood,” said Sonny Copeland with Myrtle Beach Bike Week LLC.

The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally continues on Saturday with Bikers flooding Murrells Inlet venues. May, 21 2016.
The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally continues on Saturday with Bikers flooding Murrells Inlet venues. May, 21 2016.

Where should I stay?

While motorcycle owners flock to everywhere on the Grand Strand, coastal areas like Georgetown, Murrells Inlet, Surfside Beach, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach draw the most bikers.

Many concerts and vendors are centered on the north and south sides of Horry County.

“Stay where you want to and enjoy your vacation,” was Copeland’s advice to first time attendees.

What events can I go to?

Live music schedules and vendor plans will continue to be released up until Bike Week. Here are the concert schedules for 6 biker-friendly bars.

Keep up to date on the latest events by following the social media pages of popular establishments like Beaver Bar, the Rathole, Spokes and Bones and Suck, Bang, Blow.

Bikers from around the country began rolling into Murrells Inlet on Friday for the first day of the Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Rally.  The annual event runs from May 13-May 22, 2022 with bars, restaurants and shopping areas hosting vendors and entertainment throughout the Grand Strand. May 13, 2022.
Bikers from around the country began rolling into Murrells Inlet on Friday for the first day of the Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Rally. The annual event runs from May 13-May 22, 2022 with bars, restaurants and shopping areas hosting vendors and entertainment throughout the Grand Strand. May 13, 2022.

How can I get more information?

Keep in the loop on Spring Beach Rally plans by joining the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Facebook Group.

What other bike rallies are held in the Myrtle Beach area?

Horry County hosts three large motorcycle events each year. Black Bike Week, held in Atlantic Beach, SC will go from May 26 to 29 in 2023. The 2023 Fall Rally takes place from October 2 to 8.