Businesses Take Stand to Support Bikers (From DiscoverMyrtleBeach.com)
With May coming ever closer, the bike festival controversy is getting hotter. Recently, the city of Myrtle Beach passed several new laws and ordinances in order to curb the masses of Bike Week patrons from coming to the beach in the hopes of doing away with both the Harley Davidson and Atlantic Beach Bike Rallies.While we’re told that the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce says the number of businesses for and against is about 50/50, Discover Myrtle Beach has had a hard time finding businesses that are in favor of the city’s plan to eliminate bikers.
So we sent out a request to businesses (mostly accommodations) and asked if they are willing to acknowledge if they support bikers. Our results were staggering.
Of all responses,
It is worth mentioning that not all businesses we contacted responded to our question, so no conclusion can be made toward any business not appearing on our list.
“We would definitely like for people to know that we are a biker friendly hotel! We offer free onsite bike and trailer parking and we also set up a bike wash station to keep those HOGS looking good.”
- Stephanie White, Sales Coordinator, Fairfield Inn Broadway at the Beach.
“Yes!!! We definitely welcome bikers at our properties.”
- Hope Robbins, Marketing Director, Booe Realty
“We definitely are biker friendly and support all tourism, regardless of how they arrive to our “TOURIST CITY”.
- Marta D’Arcangelis, Comedy Cabana
“Express Watersports in Murrells Inlet is biker friendly as I would say the district as a whole.”
- Express Watersports
“We support the bike weeks and would love the bikers to stop by.”
Matt Harper, Sales Manager, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
In a mass email to visitors by the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau, the message was clear stating:
“Bikers welcome in North Myrtle Beach”
The City of North Myrtle Beach and the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau want you to know – We Welcome All Visitors to Our City!
Recently there has been controversy on the bike rallies held in the Myrtle Beach area. The city of Myrtle Beach has recently passed laws to curtail the effects of the rallies. We want YOU to know, everyone is welcome in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! In actuality the majority of bike week events do not even take place in the city limits of Myrtle Beach. Bike vendors and special events are spread along the Grand Strand from Little River all the way to Murrells Inlet. North Myrtle Beach properties have rooms available and are awaiting you to book your accommodations for the upcoming rally
See you at Bike Week.
By From DiscoverMyrtleBeach.com