MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The annual motorcycle rallies that call Myrtle Beach home are getting new support, from business owners that hope the bikers will keep coming back.
This new perspective on bike week - the positive support - is coming from the Myrtle Beach Speedway and a handful of other businesses that hope an investment will make bike week more popular and increase attendance.
The speedway, according to their news release, has spent their last year under new ownership performing a slew of renovations that will allow them to host live exhibitions, vendors and TV stars during Myrtle Beach BikeFest.
Capt'n Seaweeds at Bucksport Marina is stepping up too. They have constructed a 5,000 square foot Tiki bar with bandstand that will host live music.
"The bike rallies are an important part of our plan to deliver a full schedule of racing, thrill shows, concerts, and special events. The speedway used to be one of the most popular rally points during the spring and fall Bike Weeks but hasn't hosted a rally for years. We're excited for our fir BikeFest rally and confident that attendees will enjoy a full line-up of entertainment, exhibitions, contests, and vendors out at the speedway. I would also like to thank the Horry County Council for their cooperation in the permit and licensing process. We're making a concerted effort to work hand-in-hand with the local governing agencies to address the Public Safety concerns and contribute to making the Myrtle Beach Mike Weeks a positive experience for all those involved," said Myrtle Beach Speedway GM Howard Richardson.