Bikers learn the limits in Horry County

Horry County, SC

By Jennifer Grove - bio | email

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Bikers riding through Murrells Inlet say they are learning to work around Myrtle Beach's ordinances and enjoy what other areas of Horry County have to offer.

"That's what we look for, the places outside," Biker Robert Galinas explained. "There's plenty to do without going down there."

Robert and his wife Cindy say having options on both sides of the city actually make for a better ride.

"Here it's spread out," Cindy said. "You can drive for miles straight on out."

This is the first time Robert and Cindy Galinas have made their way to Myrtle Beach for bike week. They say, for them all of the fuss with Myrtle Beach's no bike rally stance was hushed with just a few clicks of the mouse.

"I was all over the internet trying to find out exactly what you could do, what you couldn't do," Cindy said. "Then they said you could drive around it if you chose not to go in."

They say, so far they are avoiding the city limits all together and enjoying spending time in places like Murrells Inlet.

Leslye Beaver, owner of the Beaver Bar, says the boundaries within the county can be confusing for visiting bikers.

"If you don't live here, any time you travel or go anywhere you're going to miss some of the best spots because you just aren't familiar with the area," Beaver explained.

The lines get a little more blurry for bikers as they begin to head North into areas like Garden City.

"Unfortunately at the Broken Spoke we're kind of in the middle of the outer entertainment," Emcee "Radical" Randy Akers explained. "So people coming out of town, they think we are the heart of Myrtle Beach."

Regardless, Akers says he is optimistic about the rest of the week, especially as vending permits begin in Horry County Monday.

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