panama city beach bike weekMay 1st - 5th & Oct 2nd - 6th, 2013

Are you a motorcycle enthusiast? If so, there’s one event under the sunshine you don’t want to miss: Panama City Beach bike week. Twice a year, in the fall and the spring, is the Thunder Beach Bike Rally where mostly Harley Davidsons, but plenty of other bikes too, gather in Panama City Beach. Anyone who really loves motorcycles will love this display of chrome and metal.

Planning Your Trip

If you’re planning on attending Panama City Beach Bike Week 2013, the first thing you need to do is figure out your accommodations. The best vacation rentals go quickly during these events, so be sure to make your reservations ahead of time. Spring and fall are both beautiful times of year to visit Panama City Beach — expect temperatures to be in the high 70s or low 80s.

Making the Most of Your Vacation Rental

When Panama City Beach bike week rolls around twice each year, bike enthusiasts scramble to find vacation rentals that meet their needs. There are a few amenities to keep your eye out for that might make attending this event even more fun. The first big thing is some outdoor space with a barbecue. After the day’s events, returning to your rental for a big barbecue with friends will be a fun end to the day. Think in advance any other amenities that would help you enjoy your trip, such as a plasma TV, wireless Internet, or a roof deck.

A Friendly Reputation

Some people might be unsure whether or not to attend Panama City Beach Bike Week 2013. The truth is this motorcycle rally has one of the friendliest reputations of all bike rallies. This free event also has other components beyond motorcycles. One of the favorite parts of Panama City Beach Bike Week is the pageant. Beyond being flooded with Harley Davidsons, Panama City Beach is also flooded with girls in bikinis looking to claim the prize.

Vendors and Shopping

Panama City Beach Bike Week 2013 wouldn’t be complete without some great vendors. Bike rallies are a great place to stock up on all the gear associated with motorcycles. Everything from racer apparel to jewelry to cigars to leather gear and more will be sold during the show. There’s also a great range of food and drink options to keep visitors fed and watered throughout the event.

If this is your first motorcycle rally, don’t be surprised if you love the atmosphere and plan on coming back again next year.