Monday, October 21, 2013

Rally venues during off season

    A lot of bike rallies began at tourist destinations that were off season. This allowed a great venue and cheap prices and helped out the local economy. The problem  is that once the rallies started becoming successful, the off season just came prime time and rates went back up, sometimes even higher then normal peak season rates.
    Here is an example of Myrtle Beach in October. Oceanside motels for 29 to 39. This isn't just one hotel either. All up and down the strip is billboards toting their low prices and every place has vacancies- no reservations needed. If you want to be a high roller, you can find a 1 or 2 bedroom condo for under 100. There is still plenty of warm weather for riding and another important reason for coming here when it isn't bike week is the local law enforcement. They go back to "normal" mode instead of "high alert" and you don't get pulled over for things like wearing non-DOT eye protection or having a blue dot in your tail light.

 This is by far my favorite time to hit Myrtle. I found this out when I was living in the Carolinas back in the 80's but I forgot just how fun it was till a recent visit through there.  
There is no reason why you couldn't get several of your friends together to ride to just such a destination and have your own mini bike week. The money you save just could go towards some new scooter parts!