Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Myrtle Beach Fall Bike Rally (September 29 to October 2, 2011). In recent years bikers boycotted Myrtle Beach over its controversial helmet law approved in 2008 and struck down by the S.C. Supreme Court a year ago. Has these last 3 year’s abrasive sentiment among bikers toward Myrtle Beach disappeared? Will the rally dubbed Hurricane Alley and set to kick off on Wednesday be better than last year? Organized by Harley-Davidson Myrtle Beach the five-day event is expected to attract more bikers than last year, which should not be too difficult, the 2010 edition of the rally having been a total fiasco. Horry County issued 28 vendor permits for the fall rally this year, down 3 from last year, with most of the vendors on the south end and at the Harley-Davidson dealership off U.S. 17 Business near Myrtle Beach State Park, the others (about 10) set up at the North Myrtle Beach shopping and entertainment complex. Those permits do not include those issued for Barefoot Landing, which didn’t have vendors last fall, but may have a couple showing up on Thursday.

Bikers protest against new European Law. Riding protests started in the UK against proposed new European Union laws which will restrict motorcyclists from building and modifying their machines. The EU said the draft proposals had been drawn up to improve safety and limit emissions. With other protests, European bikers intend to show that they are absolutely disgusted that someone in Brussels, Belgium (headquarters of the union of the 27 member states) can tell them what they can and can’t do to their motorcycles.

15 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 Patrick Jester Sep 28th, 2011 at 9:20 am

    RIP both Myrtle Beach rallies.

  2. 2 Scott Sep 28th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    No Myrtle Beach rally for me, none of my money for Myrtle Beach. Many other more welcoming choices.

  3. 3 Will2002 Sep 28th, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I’ll be ridin’ close by there on I 95, Saturday on my way to N.C. Expect I will just keep on ridin’!:)

  4. 4 Jenny Truant Sep 28th, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Wait, Myrtle Beach still has a rally? Ha ha

  5. 5 Hddave Sep 28th, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I have attended my last m.b rally and will never forget the way they greeted the hard earned
    (biker) dollars entering their city.

  6. 6 Mr. Potts Sep 28th, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I will not give Myrtle Beach another dime. There are plenty of motorcycle rallys that enjoy having bikers and the money they bring into their communities.

  7. 7 Manhattan Choppers Sep 28th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    That train has left the station..

  8. 8 Boss Hawg Sep 28th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    C Ya MB…Haven’t been since the fiasco started and will not be back.

    They city folks made dem thar beds, now let um lie in em an rot to hell.

    Boss Hawg

  9. 9 Stephen Sep 28th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Forget about Myrtle Beach and worry about the new law in Europe. If that law gets through how long do you think it will take other governments around the world to implement it? Not long as every government want to control their citizens. Those of us in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA need to be on this right away or we’ll all be riding govt approved 250cc scooters with training wheels and air bags.

  10. 10 nicker Sep 28th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Just two guys having fun with motor-bikes.
    It doesn’t get any better than that…… 🙂


  11. 11 nicker Sep 28th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Ooops, wrong thread….. :-O

    Sorry…. 🙁


  12. 12 Nobody Sep 29th, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Agreed Stephen, that shit is something we can’t afford to not be vigilant & paranoid about.

  13. 13 Rogue Sep 29th, 2011 at 7:27 am

    NO MYRTLE BEACH for me.
    There are plenty of rallies that really want us there and I perfer to go to them.

  14. 14 NVLB Sep 29th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    A huge injustice was done to bikers by “Myrtle Beach Proper”! Now they want our money again? Pack sand cause thats all you have left……….lots of sand!

  15. 15 Smittydog Sep 29th, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Myrtle Beach sucks.

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