North Myrtle Beach Journals

Suzie and Nick’s fun biker week (end)

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A May 2012 trip to North Myrtle Beach by vampirefan

Myrtle Beach Skywheel Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: In the continuation of my previous bike weekend, I tell ya about having fun at bike week.

Full Throttle Fest.

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Me and Jeff Worley Photo, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Full Throttle Saloon is a bar as well as a reality TV show that débuted on TRU TV in November of 2009. It followed biker and bar owner Michael Ballard who runs the world’s largest biker bar in Sturgis SD during the 10 days in August for the largest bike rally in the world. In 1999 Michael purchased 30 acres of property in Sturgis in order to open the world’s largest biker bar. But it would be only open the 10 days of the Sturgis rally. Meaning Mike had to make his years salary in 10 days. Michael is the owner of Full Throttle and in charge of running the place. He is joined by his fiancée, Angie Carson, as marketing director. She also helps Michael run the bar. In addition Angie is o...Read More

Myrtle Beach Bike Week.

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Concerts are going on for bike week Photo, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Since 1940 bikers from all over the country have converged every May (but one) for the cities famed bike week. The event draws over 200,000 bike enthusiast for a week of biker fun. The event is held the week before Memorial Day week. In 1980, black bikers began what is now known as Black Bike week. It usually starts the week before Memorial Day. It was created as a backlash to the discrimination that black bikers often felt during the regular bike week. It is the largest African American biker rally in the country. More than 400,000 bikers converge on the city during the week long celebration. In 2006, the NAACP sued the city for discrimination but the city settled without the city p...Read More

Pier 14

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Attraction | "One stop shopping with a view. "

Pier 14 Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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After Nick and I took a ride on the Skywheel, we decided to spend some actual time at the beach. We take the boardwalk and head to Pier 14 to enjoy some views of the ocean. Since 1926 there has been an actual pier here. The current one has been here since 1984. When current owner Bryan Devereux took over they decided to offer up something for everyone. But in 1989 it was hit by hurricane Hugo who attempted to tear the pier down, but it managed to survive, though not completely in tact. The front walkway and a large portion of the pier were destroyed. It took 5 months to complete the necessary repairs. In March of 1990 it reopened but still part of the pier that extended i...Read More

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Pier 14
1306 Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
(843) 448-4314

Executive Helicopters

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Attraction | "Oh lookie..the beach..I think. "

Executive Helicopters Photo, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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All over the Myrtle Beach area you will find advertising for $20 helicopter rides. And there are several companies out there. Nick wanted to go so we headed over to the airport in North Myrtle Beach to give it a whirl (pun intended). There are 7 tours ranging in price from $20 to $179 depending on distance. They go from 3 miles to 54 miles. They have your intro tour, basic tour, Cherry Grove tour, Little River and extended Little River tour, and the Ocean Isle tour and Grand Tour being the premium tour. The later 2 give you a grand tour of the Myrtle Beach area and beyond. Nature Lovers may want to look into the Little River and Extended Little River tour which will take you 20-30 miles ou...Read More

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Executive Helicopters
2800 Terminal St.
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
843-427-7951

Myrtle Beach Skywheel

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Attraction | "Wheel in the sky keeps on turning. "

Myrtle Beach Skywheel Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Nick promised me that this time we would spend time at the actual beach. So before we left out for home, we headed down to the beach to eat and have some fun. After we ate, we headed across the street to enjoy some fantastic views on the Skywheel. The Skywheel opened up on Myrtle Beach’s famed grand strand on May 20, 2011. It is 187 foot tall and was designed by Ronald Bussink Professional Rides for $12 million dollars. It was manufactured by Chance Morgan rides that produced Superman at Six Flags Mexico and Steel Lasso at Frontier City. It is the second tallest Farris Wheel in North America (The Texas Star in Dallas is 212 feet) and is the tallest east of the Mississippi. ...Read More

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Myrtle Beach Skywheel
1110 N. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
(843) 839-9200