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I can't say I'm sorry to see this one go....

Myrtle Beach Bike Week is no longer.

http://www.myrtlebeachbikerinfo.com/message.html

IMHO, it was always dumb to have a motorcycle event over a holiday weekend. Every year, thousands of tourists would come down for Memorial Day and be horrified by all the bikes, noise and traffic.
 

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MB must be doing well in this economy if they can afford to shun the dollars the riders were bringing in to town for the event.

Some other town will benefit from the change in venue.
 

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The new rules and regulations give evidence as to why the events are no longer held. Cheers to Myrtle Beach!
 

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MB must be doing well in this economy if they can afford to shun the dollars the riders were bringing in to town for the event.

Some other town will benefit from the change in venue.
Unlike other towns, MB does not depend on bikers. They stand to make more money on regular tourism - which is potentially huge there that time of year. It was a stupid time to run a Bike event - running people off during a holiday weekend, and some businesses actually closed down because they had trouble with bikers not paying, starting fights with other customers, etc. The traffic was also unmanagable. This has been coming for many years...

This will be very good for their economy.
 

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A friend who lives there told me that the larger concern of the town is not those two events but another that is not quite as well known. To can this one, they had to can them all.
 

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I'm a lifelong Charlotte resident who's family vacated in MB for most of those years. Me mum lived there for most of the past 30 years. Let me tell you, life was miserable for the residents for pretty much all of that month, during both rallies, Rally # 1 drunk old farts on straight piped Harleys and rally # 2 crotch rocket racing and drinking. Both were horrible. I pretty much could never visit me mum during May because of these events. Cheers to Myrtle Beach for finally taking action to stop this crap. The money ??? well, I'll bet you the golfers and families that start coming back during May will more than make up the difference. The Mayor of Myrtle Beach said it well

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Please know that Myrtle Beach is not anti-biker or anti-motorcycle. We want folks to come on the vehicle of their choice and enjoy all of the things Myrtle Beach has to offer. We are ending the motorcycle-related rallies because they grew too big and lasted too long. The huge rallies even kept visitors away from Myrtle Beach, and that's not good. "


Of course, since I live in Charlotte , and Myrtle Beach with its heat, horrible traffic, straight , sandy roads, over commercialism and tear down everything neat (The Pavilion) atmosphere is a 4 hour drive east, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is a 1 1/2 hour ride to the west and me mum no longer lives there, not sure I really care
 

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jmo..most bike events have become pretty lame . Four years ago Daytona was crawling with celebrities , the past three years their far and few between. I feel like i'm going to a big swap meet with plenty of circus food to eat :( To me it's all about the destination anyway..!
 

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I've never been a fan of really big meets, which usually attract cruisers, choppers, and radical sport's. I prefer smaller gatherings of like-minded riders.
Around here a group puts on an event called "A Gathering of Nortons", held at Washington's Crossing Park near Trenton, NJ. Only went once, last year, but it was splendid. Lots of Nortons, of course, but many other Brit and European bikes as well. A cool, well-mannered bunch with beautiful machines. That's what I like.
The Bennington Bash, I think, will be like that, which is why I am going - along with the fact it will be a nice, long New England ride! Oooo yes!
 

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More Freedom Taken Away

IMHO Myrtle Beach is a joke because the area is already so commercial oriented and now they are going to stop having Motorcycle Rallies just because of a small number of complaints.
It really doesn't bother me personally because Me and Christina both refuse to go there when there are bunch of better and cleaner beach’s just as close in Georgia or Florida that are way more Family Oriented.
But I do have problem with a minority group being able to force their opinion on others because the way I see it is that once they are able to push this endeavor then next they will ban motorcycles from the city and then the trend continues on until they ban motorcycles period I know this sounds farfetched but in some places this has already happened where they have passed bills where you can't even ride on your own property and the Federal Government is getting in on the act by passing such bills as The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
Then there are always those people who think that they have been placed on this earth to protect me from myself and tell me how to live my life.
So as a motorcyclist I just see it as more personal freedom take away from those of us who ride and once again this just my thoughts on it.
 

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Bike Bans

For those of us concerned about bike bans, and the

other anti-motorcycle legislation, the only course seems

to be to join the American Motorcyclist Assn. You may not

agree with all they do, or how they do it, (I don't), but

they seem to be the only ones with the push to fight

this stuff in courts and legislatures.

Clyde

AMA Charter Life #774023

BTW I resemble remarks about drunken old farts
 

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For those of us concerned about bike bans, and the

other anti-motorcycle legislation, the only course seems

to be to join the American Motorcyclist Assn. You may not

agree with all they do, or how they do it, (I don't), but

they seem to be the only ones with the push to fight

this stuff in courts and legislatures.

Clyde

AMA Charter Life #774023

BTW I resemble remarks about drunken old farts
Not under their current regime. They couldn't blow their nose and find a handkerchief to cover it in their present state. There are many other organizations that are worthy of the financial support that are just as effective. Gee I recently remember several dicussions on the forum about loud pipes Hmmmmmmm! Told you, if we don't take action against it someone damn sure will!;)

Cheers
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Wow! They are some 'Rules and Regulations'

I bet you can't fart in the land of the free without breaking a law...

Yea , its funny actually reading the MB noise ordinance. If you up shift too fast you can get a ticket, if you downshift too fast you can get a ticket, it you lock up a wheel while brakeing you can get a ticket, all at the officers desecration, course, still can not figure out why anyone would WANT to go to Myrtle Beach.

f. Regardless of Subsections a - e above, it shall be unlawful to operate any motor
69 vehicle within the city limits so as to make any loud or unnecessary noise that
70 results from any one or more of the following actions by the operator to create a
71 per se loud and unnecessary noise:
72 1. Misuse of acceleration or braking power that exceeds tire traction limits,
73 sometimes known as "burn-outs", "burning rubber", "laying down rubber"
74 or "peeling rubber".
75 2. Excessive acceleration or deceleration while in motion where there is no
76 emergency need.
77 3. Rapid acceleration by means of quick up shifting of transmission gears
78 with either a clutch or manual transmission or automatic transmission.
79 4. Rapid deceleration by means of quick downshifting of transmission gears
80 with either a clutch or manual transmission or an automatic transmission.
81 5. Racing or revving of engines by manipulation of the accelerator, gas
82 pedal, or carburetor in applying fuel to the engine in a greater amount than
83 is necessary whether the vehicle is either in motion or standing still.
84 6. Operation of the vehicle by intentionally applying unnecessarily excessive
85 acceleration from a stationary position, or unnecessary, deliberate or
86 intentional bursts of acceleration while moving in a non-emergency
87 situation.
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Well I'm glad those Manx residents don't have the same views I've heard here. But I'm finally getting myself over to the Island this summer just in case the safety nazi, killjoys take over there too.

We have a biker festival over here called the Bulldog bash. In 2007 an Angel was murdered by a rival club about 40 miles away from the event whilst riding home to London. The police tried everything in their power to get the Bulldog stopped. And you know what? those folks on Stratford Upon Avon council overturned the police and went ahead. You had little old ladies on TV saying how much they liked the Bulldog bash and the Bikers, crotch rockets, loud pipe Harleys and all. And this event takes place bang slap in the middle of our six week school holidays. Peak tourist season here. We are becoming a bit of a cctv police state over here but just occasionally that rebellious British spirit pops up. Got to love those little old ladies.
 
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