Myrtle Beach Throttle Fest
By David Owens
With Daytona Bike Week having just wrapped up, it’s time turn our attention to Myrtle Beach, where its Spring Bike Rally will take place May 9-18. The Myrtle Beach Rally has had a bit of a resurgence in the past few years, after misguided and uninformed politicians practically killed it with noise and helmet laws within the city limits. Those politicians are gone, the helmet law was struck down, and businesses are welcoming bikers, but even so, despite the name of the rally, the main events of bike week occur mostly outside the Myrtle Beach city limits, in places like Murrells Inlet and North Myrtle Beach.
We’ll have more information on specific events as Myrtle Beach bike week nears, but Full Throttle Saloon and House of Blues have just announced “Throttle Fest” will return this year. House of Blues is at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle, which is one of the epicenters of bike week, packed with vendors and activities. Throttle Fest features folks from the Full Throttle Saloon TV series making regular appearances at the House of Blues from noon to midnight throughout the week, and musical acts such as Jackyl and Blackberry Smoke headlining in the concert hall at night.
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