There’s something about a professional who is a corporate exec by day but goes hard into the biker lifestyle at night. Judging from the analytics of our core demographic data, a number of our followers here and across all of our social media sites consists of a silent group of black professionals who either love motorcycles or are even part of Dallas Ft. Worth area biker clubs. Given that some notable urban biker events are coming up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Tulsa, Oklahoma, we thought it a good idea to put some ideas in your heads about travel plans!
Black Biker Week in Myrtle Beach, SC, is May 25 – 29, 2017 and is the biggest party and event on two wheels in Black America! From Dallas, it’s a pretty good distance, considering it’s halfway across the country. There are bikers who like to bike their way to these big biker events, and then there are those more affluent bikers who’d rather not tack on so many miles on their pricey bikes. For the rugged biker, the trip to Myrtle Beach is about 16-18 hours, depending on how fast you go and how many stops along the way. Depending on the type of bike you plan to roll up in, you and your bike should be equipped for such a ride with, for example, Yamaha bike parts, the right motorcycle apparel, and perhaps even Metzeler Motorcycle tires (let the name digest a bit), to name a few.
And of course, if you are a hardcore biker who lives life on the edge, you’ll have to be careful about some speed traps and nosey small-town highway cops who may pull you over for…well, you already know what time it is, especially in South Carolina. For those who will be using a trailer, touch base with your favorite rental company. One of the premier rental companies is RV Dallas (RVDallas.com). Not only do they offer trailers, but also some pretty pimped out, swank motorhomes in case you prefer to avoid the hassle of trying to find suitable upscale hotel accommodations in Myrtle Beach (for example, the posh Tilghman Beach & Golf Resort in North Myrtle Beach is already sold out). More on hotels in a bit. The Coachmen Encounter BH motorhome is well appointed and has a going rate for 4 days/3 nights of $1,800 as of their website on March 29, 2017.
RVDallas Coachmen Encounter BH
And if you’re really a big boss with little time to spare, you can always hire someone to carefully hoist your prized bike on a nice trailer and drive it to the event while you fly first class in a 3 ½ hour flight to South Carolina. Now that’s the boss lifestyle!
Since Black Bike Week is a huge event now, it’s good to book hotels as early as possible. Some people book their stays a year in advance! As mentioned earlier, the best of the accommodations listed on the Black Bike Week website, Tilghman Beach & Golf Resort, is already booked up. This nice resort is located in the heart of the North Myrtle Beach action, and since it is the poshest of hotels available for this event, you know it’s gonna be unavailable very quick. But since there are so many procrastinators, we found some very nice hotels that are still available.
Tilghman Beach & Golf Resort – North Myrtle Beach
One such hotel is North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach. It’s about 8 miles north of the heart of the action, which might be a good thing in case you value a good night’s sleep away from the party noise that can go till 5am each night of the big event. Hotel rates for two range from about $250 to over $500 a night. It has a great rating on Trip Advisor of 4.5 out of 5, which is comparable to the Tilghman resort. Like Tilghman, it also has a great view of the beach. Book a room as soon as possible. Other nice hotels with availability are the Avista Resort ($309+/night) and the Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center ($338+/night). You can find cheaper rates if you don’t need the nicest rooms or if you have corporate discount rate programs.
North Beach Plantation
And let’s not forget about Biker Boyz Weekend in Tulsa, OK, June 16-18, 2017 and Bad Bikes & Boujee Women this weekend (sorry for the late notice, just found out about it: contact numbers are on the flyer below) in Little Rock, AR. We will cover travel plans for Biker Boyz Weekend in the next installment of this special biker edition of our popular Dallas Escape Series!