Myrtle Beach Bike Week Outlasts Tropical Storm Ana

Yesterday rained on our paradeAs the weather gurus peered into their Magic 8 Ball, the long term forecast did not look good for Myrtle Beach Bike Week, but hurricane Ana was soon downgraded to a tropical storm and then to a tropical depression. No lives were lost and no vendor tents were blown down, but it was enough to keep the J&P Cycles crew from opening one day at the beginning of the rally.

No matter how bad the weather is people are still going to come to bike rallies, because there’s a certain electricity in the air that’s hard to describe, be it the camaraderie of likeminded individuals, the party atmosphere, the ability to buy what you want for your motorcycle and have it installed or just the journey to get there. Whatever it is, “if you build it they will come.” It didn’t take long for the rain to move out and the sunshine and cool ocean breeze to move in.

This is my third year working the rally here and from what I see it’s only getting bigger and better. I’m looking forward to next year’s rally, because you just can’t take it all in like we all try for. #WanderingSparrow

Welcome to Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Welcome to Myrtle Beach Bike Week!

People and Pets of Myrtle Beach Bike Beach
People and Pets of Myrtle Beach Bike Beach

Myrtle Beach Bird Bath
Myrtle Beach Bird Bath

People of Myrtle Beach Bike Week
People of Myrtle Beach Bike Week

The weather's great
The weather’s great

Bikes of Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Bikes of Myrtle Beach Bike Week

Scooter Tramp Scotty has been living off his bike for 20 years and has 530,000 miles on it
Scooter Tramp Scotty has been living off his bike for 20 years and has 530,000 miles on it

Trikes of Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Trikes of Myrtle Beach Bike Week

People of Myrtle Beach Bike Week
People of Myrtle Beach Bike Week

Big wheel bagger
Big wheel bagger

When obsession meets vision and talent takes over
When obsession meets vision and talent takes over

Locked and Loaded
Locked and loaded

Choppers Forever
Choppers forever

Some Kids Never Grow Up
Some kids never grow up

Bikes of Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Bikes of Myrtle Beach Bike Week

Bikes of Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Bikes of Myrtle Beach Bike Week

Bikes of Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Bikes of Myrtle Beach Bike Week

Makeshift lost and found
Makeshift lost and found

Packing up the J&P Cycles semi
Packing up the J&P Cycles semi

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By | 2015-07-09T09:30:47+00:00 May 18th, 2015|Categories: Editorial/Commentary Articles, News/Events Articles|1 Comment

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  1. Linda May 29, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Great photos. Things I’d never see if I was there. Thanks for the post.

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