Bicycling is wonderful exercise for the whole family and is also a great way to experience all that Myrtle Beach has to offer. Exploring the Grand Strand from a bicycle is an amazing way to experience the breathtaking scenery of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the natural beauty of the coastline. There are lots of bike trails in Myrtle Beach, as well as surrounding communities. If you don’t have your own bicycles, you can rent one from a variety of local businesses. Check out some listings here.
Once you’ve got your bikes and are ready to go, pack a picnic lunch and explore one of these fun trails.
The Market Common
The Market Common is one of Myrtle Beach’s newest developments. The Market Common features shopping, dining and a whole host of fantastic things to do. The Market Common also boasts a two mile paved bike trail that rambles along the lake. Stop for lunch, or to browse through some of the shops.
Huntington Beach State Park
Huntington Beach State park is a haven for cycling enthusiasts. The twenty-six mile trail run goes from Murrells Inlet to Litchfield beach and is absolutely breathtaking. Cyclists experience the full range of Grand Strand scenery along this trail including the shoreline, forests, lagoons and even a castle!
East Coast Greenway
The East Coast Greenway is a system of bicycle trails that spans 3,000 miles from Canada to Key West Florida. In Myrtle Beach, the Greenway crosses S.C 31 near Carolina Forest. This is a serious system of bike trails and is a great opportunity for those looking for longer rides. For more information visit this link.
The Conway Riverwalk runs along the Waccamaw River. The trail leads cyclists past historic buildings in downtown Conway and is a nice day trip. Conway is a neat little town and fun to explore. Find out more here.
Horry County Bike and Run Park
For the more adventurous spirits, the Horry County Bike and Run Park offers a thrilling single track mountain biking trail. The park was opened in the summer of 2012 and is located off River Oaks Drive in Carolina Forest. The trail offers a thirty foot hill climb and then takes on the characteristics of a roller coaster! The trail is nicknamed “The Hulk”, and is a fun and exciting place to experience the thrills of mountain biking. Interested in learning more about The Hulk? Follow this link.
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