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Spring Bike Rally brings bikes and bikers of all kinds

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Happening this weekend is one of the busiest bike rallies in years. If you're traveling at all this weekend, you'll notice bikers all along the Grand Strand.

The bikes in town for Myrtle Beach Bike Week are as different as the people riding them – some are old, some new, others simple or completely decorated, but they all have one thing in common: the joy of riding, and that brings them here to the Spring Bike Rally.

It seemed to have started off slow last week, but the numbers are making up for it now, becoming one of the busiest and most successful rallies this area has seen in years. Bikers say they prefer this rally to any others in the region because of the weather, the sights, and the simple nature of everyone. It's a way to enjoy good food, music, and make new friends.

One biker says she enjoys the atmosphere so much, she drives back and forth from Charlotte every day to be here.

“It's about riding, it's the freedom that you feel and you become one with the bike,” says biker Sharon Smith. “I mean, you, the bike, and some music is all you need.”

Now whether or not you like to ride or even plan on coming to this rally, you will see the impact from these crowds when driving along Highway 17, as traffic was slow-moving on Friday. Organizers say you should expect that leading into the weekend.

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