Myrtle Beach

The Atlantic Beach Bikefest, otherwise known as Black Bike Week, is the largest African-American motorcycle rally event in the nation and one of the largest such events overall. Thousands of Black motorcycle enthusiasts flock to Myrtle Beach, S.C. yearly, turning the beach town into an epicenter of fashion and entertainment for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. […]

The NAACP has filed a law suit against summer hot spot Myrtle Beach for its alleged pattern of discrimination against black bikers. Citing the fact that many popular businesses close during Black Bike Week, but happily serve the mostly white Harley Davidson Spring Bike Rally crowd, the civil rights group is leading a class action against the locale.