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Bike Week Events

Bike Week Events

Myrtle Beach Bike Week: Spring Rally Events

Bike Week Events
The Myrtle Beach Bike Week dates are set for Spring Rally 2016! We’re hoping for plenty of sunshine from May13th to May 22nd along the Grand Strand.
 
Myrtle Beach Bike Week is a yearly event that attracts riders, owners, and enthusiasts from all over the U.S. The scenic South Carolina views and interesting historical hotspots make for an engaging ride or vacation. Whether you’re riding alone, with friends, or with family, it’s a great time to get the dust off the bike and take her for a ride.
 
Myrtle Beach Bike Week prides itself on being a welcoming environment. Mix motorcycles, southern hospitalities, and that salty beach air and you’re bound to have a good time.
 
This year will be the 77th Bike Week and we can’t wait to see the hogs hit the road. Every year there seem to be more and more events along the Grand Strand. Here a few to check out.
 

Bike Week Welcome Center

Where: Jamin’ Leather, 1222 Port Drive, Myrtle Beach
When: May 13th-22nd
Why: Jamin’ Leather is offering free trailer parking on a first come, first serve basis. They’ll also be hosting games, playing music, offering Biker Ministry, and giving out free hot dogs. It’s a great place to meet up with old friends and to make new ones.
 

Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Where:  Jamin’ Leather, 1222 Port Drive, Myrtle Beach
When: May 14th-21st
Why: Myrtle Beach is teaming up with Jamin’ Leather for a fun selfie Scavenger Hunt. Win prizes or cash by texting your selfies from the scavenger sites to 864-344-3444. More info available on site.

Spring Bike Rally at Barefoot Landing

Where: Barefoot Landing, 4898 Hwy 17 S., North Myrtle Beach
When: May 13th-22nd, 9AM-7PM
Why: Shop vendors from all over the world before or after you ride the Grand Strand. Plenty of restaurants and unique parts and accessories. Great place to pick up a souvenir!
 

Thursday Night Thunder and the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Bike Show Calendar

Where: Darlington Dragway in Hartsville, SC
When: May 19th, 2016
Why: Enter your bike in the bike show for free and check out what everyone else is riding. Entry is free and you can also enter to drag race. Thunder trophies will be awarded to the top 50 bikes and the top 12 will make the show calendar and be invited back to the show next year.
 

Keep in Mind: South Carolina Traffic Laws

If you’re traveling to ride the scenic roads of South Carolina, there are a few things to keep in mind. Because traffic laws vary from state to state, make sure to read up on any differences so you have an exciting time.
 
There are two major laws to be aware of to keep everyone safe and having fun. First, South Carolina states there can be no open alcoholic beverages in vehicles or in public.
 
Secondly, South Carolina motorcycle law requires that motorcycle operator and riders under 21 wear a helmet. Remember, these laws are for your safety, as well as your passenger’s safety. Keep bike week safe and fun by wearing a helmet.
 

Injured During Bike Week? Call a South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer

 
With millions hitting the Grand Strand this May, there are bound to be some motorcycle accidents. If you are injured because of a reckless driver and need a South Carolina personal injury lawyer, know that Stark Sandefur is here to help. We fight hard to make sure motorcyclists receive the compensation and insurance benefits they’re entitled to.
 
Motorcyclists are often at a unique disadvantage on the roadways. Make sure that you’re protected. Wear a helmet and if worst comes to worst, know that there’s a South Carolina personal injury lawyer in your corner.
 

Keep An Eye Out for Motorcycles

Keep An Eye Out For Motorcycles!

Bike Week Reminder: Keep An Eye Out For Motorcycles!
Keep An Eye Out for Motorcycles

Whether you own a motorcycle or have never ridden one, you have to admit there’s a kind of beauty to the utilitarian styling of a nice bike. With gorgeous weather upon us, the roads will soon be filled with motorcyclists from around the U.S., all hoping to have fun, ride some spectacular roads, and meet new people.

While Myrtle Beach Bike Week will mostly be full of beautiful bikes, inspiring scenery, and camaraderie, any large event usually leads to a couple unfortunate accidents.

South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Statistics

A motorcycle accident is more likely to end in death than a car crash. Scary thought, right? In 2010, there were 1,819 motorcycle accidents. While this is only 1.7% of all traffic accidents, motorcycle accidents made up 10% of all traffic accident fatalities.

Thankfully, the number of fatalities has been decreasing. Riding safely (and with a helmet) can continue to knock that number down. In 2008, 74% of motorcycle accident deaths were due to traumatic brain injury. Statistics indicate the risk of traumatic brain injury decreases when a helmet is worn.

Motorcycle accidents, like most traffic accidents, are avoidable. Here are some tips to stay safe on the road.

What Should Motorists Watch Out For?

Let’s be honest, sometimes motorcycles make drivers nervous. As long as you are driving safely and following the rules of the road, there isn’t anything to worry about.

Make sure that you give motorcycles as much space as you would a car. Don’t tailgate or attempt to share a lane with a motorcycle. If you are merging in front of a motorcycle, make sure there is enough space for them to slow down if need be. Drive defensively—anticipate others actions and be aware of your surroundings as you drive. That means no messing about with the radio dial or your smartphone.

What Should Motorcyclists Watch Out For?

While motorcycles have just as much right to be on the road as any other vehicle, sometimes motorists sure seem to cut it close. If you encounter a tailgater or someone who passes too close to your bike and isn’t allowing you full use of the lane, change lanes if possible and get farther away. Pull over if necessary. It is more important that you get to your destination safely than quickly.

All motorcyclists, as well as passengers under the age of 21, are required by South Carolina law to wear a helmet. If you’re traveling for Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally, plan to bring a helmet with you, even if it isn’t required in your home state. Not only will you be following the law, but you’ll also reduce the chances of traumatic injury in case of an accident.

In terms of sharing the lane with other motorcycles, South Carolina motorcycle law allows two bikes to ride abreast. Just make sure you are comfortable riding that close to another bike. If not, ride in the middle of the lane to make it clear you’d like the whole lane.

Motorcycle Accident? Call a South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer

When the worst happens, know that a South Carolina personal injury lawyer can help you get the benefits and compensation you deserve. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident and have suffered serious injuries, you don’t have to fight the insurance companies alone.

The team at Stark Sandefur understands the unique needs of motorcyclists. We aim to serve injured motorcyclists get them the compensation they deserve to help pay for medical bills, missed work, and future care.

To better determine whether you have a viable case, it is important to consult with a South Carolina personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. A knowledgeable lawyer will be able to help you decide what to do next and how to move forward.