Author Topic: Riding in or around Myrtle Beach  (Read 2753 times)

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Offline Figaro

Riding in or around Myrtle Beach
« on: March 27, 2018, 01:32:18 pm »
I'm training for my TransAm trip starting in late May riding everyday that I am home with weather permitting. My wife and I are going to Myrtle Beach on Friday and will be there Saturday through Wednesday visiting daughter and grand kids. Have been there several times but have never contemplated riding by bike there. Would like to take my bike this time and get in some 30 or so miles a day, but just from my car driving experiences there it doesn't really seem like a "bike friendly" area. Would appreciate any local knowledge/recommendations if there are places close by that I could get in some good training rides this weekend and early next week...may determine whether I take my bike or just take the days off from training. Thanks.

Offline litespeed

Re: Riding in or around Myrtle Beach
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 08:46:20 pm »
South Carolina is not bicycle friendly but it can be traversed by bicycle. I have gone up the east coast, passing through Myrtle Beach, a number of times. It took me a few trips to figure out a safe route through the state. US 17 south of MB to within about 20 miles north of Charleston is well shouldered and safe enough but rather boring. There are pleasant back roads around Carolina Shores and Sunset Beach just over the line in North Carolina. You might explore around there. I know nothing of anything just inland of MB. You might ask at the local bicycle shops.

Southport, NC is a beautiful little town. Well worth the trip if you want to crank out some fairly serious miles.

Offline Figaro

Re: Riding in or around Myrtle Beach
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 09:17:10 am »
Thanks...I'm here and decided to just leave the bike home and take a week off from riding. Will hit the road again in the evenings when I get back to Lexington tomorrow...winter is hanging on in Lexington though...calling for snow on Saturday.