Atlantic Beach Bike Week 2016 FAQ

Atlantic Beach Bike Week 2016 FAQ

Each year, thousands of people make their way to the North Myrtle Beach area for the Atlantic Beach Bike Week (also known as Black Bike Week). Black Bike Week is a huge event along the Grand Strand, welcoming bike enthusiasts from across the country to ride their favorite bikes through town and enjoy the area. If you've never been to Black Bike Week before and you are interested in learning more about the event, here are some frequently asked questions that help you learn more about Atlantic Beach Bike Week:


What is Atlantic Beach Bike Week?

Atlantic Beach Bike Week, or Black Bike Week, is a weekend-long motorcycle rally that is held in North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach each year during Memorial Day weekend. During this weekend, bikers attend parties, meet and greets, events, and many other festivities that are geared towards the event.

When is Atlantic Beach Bike Week/ Black Bike Week 2016?

Black Bike Week will take place from May 27-30, 2016.

How many people attend Black Bike Week?

It is estimated that approximately 350,000 bikers and their friends and family travel to the North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach areas for Black Bike Week.

What are some Biker-Friendly accommodations?

While some properties offer special deals during Atlantic Beach Bike Week/Black Bike Week, most resorts, hotels, motels, campgrounds, and house rentals welcome bikers. However, before you book your stay, be sure to contact the property that you have in mind to make sure they don't have any rules against trailers. Some properties will charge fees for trailers, will set a curfew, and may only give out a certain amount of vehicle passes to each room.

Are there any special events during Atlantic Beach Bike Week?

There are tons of awesome events during Black Bike Week. Throughout the weekend, many places host evens like concerts, cook-outs, parties, ride-alongs, tours, and more. In addition, many area businesses such as restuarants, nightclubs, and bars welcome bikers with special nights and offers.

What is the Atlantic Beach Bike Week traffic loop?

Traffic gets pretty heavy due to the amount of people who visit during Atlantic Beach Bike Week/Black Bike Week, so the City of Myrtle Beach instates a traffic loop during this weekend. The traffic loop is 23 miles long and is utilized to prevent gridlock and help with the flow of traffic.

During Black Bike Week 2016, the traffic loop will be in effect from 10 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (May 27-29, 2016).

Traffic loop:

Ocean Boulevard traffic will be southbound one way from 29th Avenue North to South Kings Highway. There will be an extended loop past Ocean Boulevard.

During the stated time, the northbound lanes of Ocean Boulevard will be for emergency vehicles only.

Access to Ocean Boulevard will only be made at 29th Avenue North, and there will be no entry points north of this avenue.

What are some other need to know rules?

  • Noise ordinances regarding excessive noises like spinning tires, loud music, and revving engines are in place during Atlantic Beach Bike Week.
  • There cannot be more than two motorcycles in a single public parking space. However, if the bikes are parked in a paid space, both of the motorcycles must pay for parking and display their receipt.
  • The State of South Carolina requires that helmets must be worn by motorcycle drivers as well as any passenger under the age of 21. Helmets are encouraged for the safety of all riders, however.