As of last week, Harley-Davidson Corporate still didn’t apply for a business license to hold its event during the North Myrtle Beach Rally. City leaders wanted people who live there to understand why there should be a bike rally in their town and issued a flier explaining what’s happening with a proposed bike event and distributed it explaining what would and would not be permitted. When Harley-Davidson got knowledge of this flyer and realizing that they were not really welcome, that the number of outside vendors would probably be low, implying weak rally attendance, the company along with the local Myrtle Beach Harley dealer decided yesterday Friday March 19 to pull out from this event.
Without the draw of any Harley-Davidson presence I think that it’s probable that other vendors intending to be present are going to change their plans and that the number of rally goers to this event is going to dwindle again. Is it the beginning of the end of any Bike Rally in the Myrtle Beach area? (depending of who you talk to, the Rally is now called by several names: Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Grand Strand Spring Rally, Cruisin’ The Coast, Spring Rally, Murrells Inlet Spring Rally…). Not a good sign of unity.