The Other Myrtle Beach

May 28, 2014

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There are two biker weeks in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina every Spring. One is mostly attended by middle-aged, white bikers on Harleys. The other is mostly attended by young black revelers on sport bikes. Unfortunately. the two events are conflated in the public mind.

The mostly white event is variously called the “Spring Rally” and “Myrtle Beach Harley Week.” This year it unfolded from May 9 to May 18. The city of Myrtle Beach tried to chase off the Harley riders in 2008 by passing a quiver full of unreasonable laws and the laws largely succeeded.

In years past the 75-year-old event has attracted as many as 300,000 mostly peaceful, biker tourists. This year’s events attracted no more than 125,000 Harley riders. Those biker tourists seem to have been loud but mostly peaceful. The County hasn’t announced how much those visitors contributed to the local economy. The Harley event came and went without making much of a splash.

Black Bike Week

This year most of the headlines have been about the other Myrtle Beach rally, which is officially called The Atlantic Beach Bikefest or Black Bike Week. It unfolds during the week before Memorial Day and this year it was particularly memorable. Three people were killed and seven were injured in five confirmed shootings over the long weekend.

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce President Brad Dean issued a statement yesterday about the violence that urged observers to remain color blind. He wrote: “The senseless acts of criminals and unruly visitors have once again marred what should have been a stellar weekend celebrating our Armed Forces and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of America.”

“Unfortunately, none of us are surprised, as the Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally continues to create unanswered challenges for the community and visitors. Safety is a necessity for a tourism destination to thrive, and no amount of publicity and promotion will counter the bad publicity generated this weekend.”

“The issue is not race. The issue is responsibility. Visitors must act responsibly by following our laws, and our local governments must act responsibly in providing adequate protection to both residents and visitors.”

More Police

Pat Dowling, a spokesman for the city of North Myrtle Beach, said that far more tourists showed up for Black Bike Week than for the older Harley event. According to Dowling there were 53 arrests and 125 tickets issued to the Harley riders in that city earlier this month. Over Memorial Day Weekend, North Myrtle Beach police made 105 arrests and issued 489 tickets.

According to The State newspaper, local residents are alarmed. At a Myrtle Beach City Council meeting last night, some citizens complained their lives were “threatened all weekend long.”

Ray Booth, manager of a local motel said the issue was the age of the people who attend Black Bike Week. “It’s an age issue,” he said.

Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes said the solution is more police. “We don’t have enough law enforcement officers,” the mayor said. “We only had 400 total. Two hundred per shift over 60 blocks. We needed 800.” The mayor said he would meet with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley this week to ask for state help.

How much the events of last weekend will effect next year’s Harley rally are impossible to foresee but it probably isn’t good for the Harley riders that the two disparate events remain linked in the public mind.


76 Responses to “The Other Myrtle Beach”

  1. Dr. Sardonicus Says:

    Glenn S. reminds me of a reply I made to a Negro in a comments section somewhere who was going on and on about being profiled by cops based on his appearance. He complained about being singled out because of the high rate of incidents that took place within his demographic. He couldn’t get a fair shake and was guilty by association from the moment he got pulled over by a cop. He felt threatened because cops were more aggressive because of his appearance. One time a cop actually positioned his hand on his sidearm after unsnapping the strap on his holster, body language clearly warning him that he would next pull his loaded weapon out if necessary – “without any provocation.” He was blubbering about how it just wasn’t fair. He owned and wore his “oppressed peoples” mantra like a badge of honor that you had to be black to understand.

    I told him “Now you know what it’s like to be a biker.”

  2. Dr. Sardonicus Says:

    A biker is riding by the zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into the
    lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and
    tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming
    parents. The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the cage and hits the lion
    square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the
    lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her
    terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.
    A reporter has seen the whole scene, and addressing the biker, says
    – Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my
    whole life.
    – Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this
    little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.
    – Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist, you
    know, and tomorrow’s papers will have this on the first page. What
    motorcycle do you ride?
    – A Harley Davidson.
    The journalist leaves.
    The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings
    news of his actions, and reads, on first page:

  3. fayettenamhoe Says:

    i love black bike week, sum of the best lookin bitches i have ever seen, and she had an arm pit , i fell in luv with her , you no white boys involved

  4. fayettenamhoe Says:

    i love my black friends

  5. fayettenamhoe Says:

    its been white crackers , who fucked life

  6. fayettenamhoe Says:

    on your knees bitch

  7. fayettenamhoe Says:

    i trust my black mutha fuckers more than any white fuck

  8. fayettenamhoe Says:

    you white boys should go back home and eat mommas pussey

  9. fayettenamhoe Says:

    i love my “niggers” my soul brothers

  10. fayettenamhoe Says:

    i been to myrtl bitch and it sucks i fell in love with my blackaSS NIGGER BITCH

  11. Magoo Says:

    I know that I’m extra courteous when I go to any rally. In my head, I’m a guest there. Maybe that’s because I was a MB local at one time and, in a small way, it’s home. But when I was there, I don’t know how many times I pushed my bike in and out of the parking spot so I didn’t fire it up with the pipes pointing at the wall of some place that someone else was trying to enjoy their vacation in.

    I make a point to tip well. Those people are trying to make a living and, in their eyes, I’m another one of those “bikers”. I don’t want them to say things like.. “Bikers? Those cheap bastards!”

    I smile at people. I try to be polite. (Pretty sure it freaks some people out. Some of them look like they’re waiting for me to jump them from behind.) I just try and have a good time without hurting someone else in the process. And this was one of my favorite rallies. Met a lot of cool people. Relaxed. Heard some good music. Saw some fine women.. and talked to a few of those as well. What’s not to like?

    My todo list for a rally is something like…
    1. No sex on a car hood in public. (usually not a problem)
    2. Don’t crap anywhere that isn’t porcelain.
    3. Pay for your meals.
    4. Don’t pull a gun on anyone unless absolutely necessary.
    5. No carjackings. I have a bike I love. Who wants a car anyway?
    6. Wear a belt. (although there was one day it wasn’t helping much and I got called out for my Fruit ‘O The Loom’s showing. I told her it was my gangsta look and that it’s very hip these days. Pretty sure she was hammered enough to find that amusing. But I try and avoid sag.)
    7. Try to act civil in front of small children. There are families around who didn’t come for the rally. Everything in it’s place and time, you know? I’m not saying I’m putting on a clown suit and entertaining.. just having some respect.
    8. Try not to sexually assault anyone unless it’s by mutual consent and only then if she’s easily over 24. (I mean.. unless you’re actually going to check ID)
    9. Don’t wreck people’s shit.
    10. Avoid contact with LE.

    Seems simple. Seems to me that “Atlantic Breach Black Bike Sport Week Fest” would be a whole lot more welcome if they could follow that short list.

    Like I said, I’m sure I’d love the old rallies. Feel free to invite me if you have any. I’ll try not to carjack anyone. In the meantime, I’ve got what I’ve got and I’ll make the best of it without making an ass of myself and wearing out my welcome.

    Yeah, this’ll be made into a race thing in the media. Anytime you disagree with someone, you’re a racist.. or a homophobe.. right-wing fascist… Jesus freak.. pigmy hater.. etc. Been there so many times it doesn’t even sting anymore. Just noise and I really can’t hear it over my pipes these days. I’m sure the Bikefest chaos is somehow my fault anyway.

  12. fayettenamhoe Says:


  13. Dr. Sardonicus Says:

    Looking forward to reading comments from fayettenamhoe’s rather large fan base on this board.

  14. Dr. Sardonicus Says:

    Nothing wrong with fine Nubian black ladies. Banged a few back in the day. They were certainly more accommodating than white women were.

    Nowadays if you search xxx porn long enough you can actually find black men fucking black women…

  15. fayettenamhoe Says:


  16. fayettenamhoe Says:

    i love eating pussey

  17. Phuquehed Says:

    Uh-huh…it was ‘Computer day’ at the funny farm.

  18. Glenn S. Says:

    Alll day long, Phuckhed.

    Magoo, your rule #10 becomes increasingly difficult because LE won’t allow their presence to go unfelt.

  19. JMacK Says:

    And just when I thought I might have a boring Saturday night…

    Never boring when the Fayettenamhoe shows…


  20. Paladin Says:

    This pretty much says it all.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),


  21. slycechyx Says:

    What the fuck is the chick on the pic wearing?

  22. rollinnorth Says:

    So, now, the Governor weighs in:

    “South Carolina Governor (R) Nikki Haley has called for an end to the annual Atlantic Beach Bikefest because of an incident over Memorial Day weekend that left three dead and seven wounded at a nearby Myrtle Beach motel.

    ‘Eight shootings happened during this weekend,’ Gov. Haley told reporters last week, noted WCNC. ‘Three people died. That is not okay for South Carolina. This Bikefest does not represent the people of this state. It does not represent what we are trying to do when we promote tourism and jobs.'”


  23. RAGU Says:

    @ Done

    Damnnnn- Your Post is funny & true

    Home Run all day on that Post

    Unfortunately it’s the current state of affairs

  24. Bill Says:

    Yeah, Done is good: “the other white meet” lol.

  25. Jonny Long Says:

    What do you call a nigga ridin a Harley?…….

    A thief!

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