Bikers are back.
Thousands of bikers returned Saturday for the Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Rally at Suck Bang Blow in Murrells Inlet.
The number of bikers isn’t the only thing on the rise. Gas prices are at an all-time high of around $4.12 in Myrtle Beach, according to AAA. That’s up 41 cents from a month ago.
But that doesn’t rev up Daniel Russell.
“If they say it’s Bike Week, I’ll pay $17 a gallon to come down,” said the Marine from Camp Lejeune.
Those gas prices didn’t hold back some bikers from smoking up the bar in the burnout pit. As the sun began to down in Murrells Inlet, biker after biker took turns slamming their bikes to the wall and spinning the tire into shreds while the crowd cheered.
Among the crowd was Caleb and Lacy Armstrong of Conway, who brought their son Macon. As the music blasted throughout the grounds, Caleb held his son on his right shoulder to give him the best view of the burnouts.
“He loves motorcycles,” Armstrong said.
After a few burnouts, Macon had had enough and was out before 9 p.m. Luckily, the Armstrongs came prepared with a baby backpack.
“Dude, it’s sweet. He loves that backpack,” his mother laughed.
The Armstrongs have been coming to the Spring Bike Rally for the past three years. With the previous two years being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lacy Armstrong is glad to get back out in the crowd again.
“I think it’s just fun to people watch,” she said. “The bikes are cool, too.”