Jan 122009

Well friends, you have been watching these posts for the past three months or so as the new laws and ordinances to effectively drive motorcycle rallies out of Myrtle Beach have been proposed, voted on, and passed download wordpress database.  But it seems that the new laws are not enough.  As of today, the Mayor has released an official document stating that Myrtle Beach will NO LONGER hold rallies… dead, done, gone, kaput bunte herunterladen.  

Mayor Rhodes follows up in his letter to say that you are all still welcome there, just behave.  Well screw him and screw Myrtle Beach download hörbuch kinder free of charge.  My family has left the city and none of us ever plan to go back.  It sucks in my world for two reasons, first we had just set up a time to take friends out to play on the beach and see the 2009 rally… now we will find something much more worth our time and money herunterladen.  But more importantly, I was on the road to the 2005 rally, had left my house in Houston and was somewhere in Mississippi when I pulled over to gas up the Deuce download website content.  The phone rang and right there in the parking lot my Ol’ Lady told me she was pregnant.  I rode the rest of the way to Myrtle Beach on air… When I arrived the following day I pulled into the Dog House, grabbed a beer, called the woman and she told me it was confirmed… we were going to have our first child youcut herunterladen.  My ride that year to Myrtle Beach had a lot to do with that memory.  While they can’t take the experience from me, it pisses me off that the locals bitched and moaned so loud that I won’t be able to take my girls out there to have fun at the rally themselves download sims 4 to use.

Use your best judgement, but I say don’t ever go back.


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Dear Visitors,  

Myrtle Beach is no longer the location for two long-running motorcycle events hd video downloader kostenlos. After many years, our residents grew weary of three weeks of noise and traffic congestion each May, and they asked City Council to end the events. As a result, the Harley-Davidson Dealers Association Spring Rally and the Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Bikefest will not be held in Myrtle Beach sony editor downloaden.

This was a difficult decision. Myrtle Beach welcomes visitors year-round, but the giant motorcycle rallies simply grew too large. Our staff, residents and businesses strained to keep up with these huge single-focus events herunterladen. It may surprise you, but our economy is much healthier with a fully diversified visitor base, instead of a concentration on one or two extremely large events.

Please know that Myrtle Beach is not anti-biker or anti-motorcycle. We want folks to come on the vehicle of their choice and enjoy all of the things Myrtle Beach has to offer. We are ending the motorcycle-related rallies because they grew too big and lasted too long. The huge rallies even kept visitors away from Myrtle Beach, and that’s not good.

For everyone’s safety and welfare, City Council has added a few new rules and regulations. We believe these new laws will make Myrtle Beach a safer and more friendly destination. For example, with your safety in mind, we now require that all motorcycle riders and passengers wear a helmet and eye protection. We also have a 1:00 to 6:00 a.m. curfew for everyone under 18. These and other rule changes are explained on this web site.

Thank you for understanding. As you know, Myrtle Beach is a great place to visit, and we welcome you at any time. I look forward to your next visit and am confident that you will have a great time in Myrtle Beach!


John Rhodes

Oct 012008

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The rally has been upsetting locals for many years.  Myrtle Beach is a huge retirement community and makes its primary income from tourism, both spring breakers, and golf devotees mms congstar.  The beachfront properties are huge, plenty, and reasonably priced.  The restaurants and bars are not bad, and the inflated prices could be worse sims 3 student life for free.  Problem is, many locals remember when MB was not such a huge destination, when their streets were a bit quieter and the lines to get into restaurants were shorter download stranded deep for free.  I believe that as the local population continues to age, the relaxed sprit goes by the wayside and folks start complaining more loudly, apparently loud enough to be heard over straight pipes secure plus app download.

This year’s Fall Rally has just started and will run through the end of the week.  New sound ordinances and other “anti-rally” laws have been put into place and will be tested at this much smaller event (the fall rally attracts around 60,000 bikers as opposed to the spring rally’s 300,000) herunterladen.  So far, the police are planning bike checkpoints that will force all traffic to stop while bikes are checked for sound level violations, equipment violations, and licenses, registration and insurance information is confirmed vb.net datei aus internet herunterladen.  It may not be too big of a hassle to the 60k riders who are currently rolling into town, but you can bet that when the spring rally rolls up, there will be perpetual gridlock adobe acrobat dc pro download for free.  It will take you all day to get from Barefoot Landing to the Esplanade.  If anything, the rally will have to get longer simply because you can only see half as much in the currently allotted time youtube videos einfach herunterladen.

The rally talks are serious folks and I, for one, will not be surprised to find out that future rallies are cancelled and the event is cut off.  With all the money that the rally brings to the area, locals claim that it is not that far above and beyond a good week of attendance by quiet and well-behaved beachcombers.  Well, I think they will eventually look back on that idea as a huge mistake. 

As of this moment, Myrtle Beach has created 15 new ordinances concerning Bike Week.  The ones that will most likely affect the average attendee are: helmet and eyewear required (only in Myrtle Beach city limits – SC is a no helmet state for anyone over 21); no loud mufflers (over 87 decibels); photo ID required for hotel/accommodation check in as well as ID of all guests per room and of all vehicles in parking lots; no open containers; no trailers parked on public streets; no use of parking lots for non-parking activities; and only two motorcycles allowed per parking space (including metered and pay parking).

The ordinances in combination with a limit placed on vendor licenses has set the stage to phase out the motorcycle events held in this tourist town.  And, some folks are already questioning the ability of the Myrtle Beach City Council to pass such ordinances.  The most obvious problem is the helmet and eyewear ordinance.  South Carolina has no law requiring a helmet for motorcycle riders over the age of 21, and a law firm from Virginia has already filed suit against the city to see if the city law overriding the state law is constitutional.  I would like to think not.

I will do my best to keep you apprised of what is happening in Myrtle Beach this year.  You may also visit the local news website for very valuable info including a full list of new city ordinances (www.myrtlebeachonline.com).


Love, Respect, and Ride Safe