Welcome to the 2018 Outer Banks Bike Week

It's April and here on the Outer Banks that means we not only have the roar of the waves but the beautiful growl of Harleys. You guessed it, Outer Banks Bike Week is almost here. This annual event has been coming to the OBX for 16 years. This year is shaping up to be a great week of celebrating all things Harley. Whether you ride or just love to check out the chrome, there is plenty to do and see during Bike Week. Here's what you need to know for Bike Week. 


The Basics

Bike week begins on April 21 and continues until April 29. There are loads of great vendors and shows. You don't even need to ride to enjoy bike week. Great food, vendors, and live music are all par for the course. Never been, but love motorcycles? No problem, this event is perfect for the whole family. Don't let the rumble of that American Iron intimidate you. Riders love to share their passion for riding and are always willing to show you around. So come on down and check out one of the Outer Banks's signature events. 

Live Music

Outer Banks Music Fest 

No bike week would be complete without great live music. This year's bike week features four great bands. Shows take place each weekend in Harbinger. You can find the venue at 8739 Caratoke Highway, Harbinger, NC 27941. Tickets for the show can be purchased online at Motorsports Entertainment. All shows are are rain or shine events. Kids under 12 are free with an adult. 

Mark Farner's American Band

Friday, April 27, 2018

5:00 - 8:00 pm


Saturday, April 21, 2018 

12:00 - 3:00 pm

Christopher Shayne 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

12:00 - 3:00 pm


Saturday, April 28, 2018 

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Bike week is all about the bikes and bikes are meant to be ridden. There are four scheduled rides during the week. Each one has a unique destination, but one thing is for certain you'll love the breathtaking views, smooth roads, and friendly company.

Don't forget to bring your camera or GoPro as you're definitely going to want to memorialize these rides.

Want to Come Back?

We don't blame you! A week on our beautiful beaches is never enough time, but we can help cure your OBX vacation craving year after year. The great news is getting back to the Outer Banks is easy with Elan Vacations. But don't take our word for it. Take a look at our incredible vacation rentals. We think they speak for themselves. Here are just a few. Remember to give us a call. If you have any questions, our friendly reservationists are here to get you back to exploring the Outer Banks. 

Terrapin Landing 

Enjoy your Outer Banks vacations in Terrapin Landing. This large Beach home is located in the private community of Whalehead in Corolla. The property is situated in a quiet setting adjacent to the pedestrian walkway leading directly to the beach entrance. This spacious home can comfortably accommodate up to 20 guests. Relax at the private pool and hot tub area and enjoy the poolside Tiki bar while listening to the tunes on the outdoor sound system. Challenge your family and friends to a game of volleyball, basketball or horseshoes. Watch the sunrise or do some stargazing from the roof level ship's watch. Or just relax in the hammock on any of the 2nd & 3rd level wraparound decks accessible directly from your bedroom. 

Dolphins Run

A Beautiful pet-friendly home in Kill Devil Hills. Featuring a private pool, hot tub, screened porch, open and covered decks, game room with a game table (bumper pool and/or poker table). Dolphin's Run is convenient to all the Outer Bank's amenities. It sits on a quiet street, one block from the ocean. It has ocean views from the decks and a great view of the Wright Brothers Memorial from the screened porch off the top level. Lounge on the decks of the second and third levels or splash in the private pool and hot tub. There are cable TVs with DVDs in every bedroom.

An Ocean View

An elegant ocean front home located in Duck with 7 Master Suites. Enjoy the many upgrades and amenities that this house has to offer you on the vacation that you deserve. You will have ocean views and the sound of breaking waves on every level of this elegant property. A luxurious private heated pool and hot tub right on the ocean front for your enjoyment. This home offers a spacious living room with a gas fireplace for the cool evenings in the fall or springtime. Two large dens, a wonderful game room with a pool table, and a fabulous theatre room for all your relaxing and fun times! Oh, and let’s not forget the elevator to assist you with your luggage and groceries. Located just a short drive from Duck Village, where there are wonderful restaurants, fantastic shopping, and plenty of water sports. 

For all our motorcyclist, jet skiers, and boaters notice many of our vacation homes feature enclosed garages or covered areas that allow you to keep your bike out of the sun...that is until you're ready to ride. Elan offers excellent customer service and unique features like those listed below that you won't find anywhere else on the OBX.

The Elan Difference

  • Linens & Bath Towels (All Inclusive) 
  • Repeat Renter DiscountsMilitary 
  • DiscountsBeach Bag Starter Kit
  • Daily/Mid Stay Cleans (Available at additional cost)
  • Early Arrivals Program
  • Check-In Day Cook Out
  • Flexible Vacation Payment Plans

We hope you enjoy your Outer Banks Bike Week adventure and hope to see you next year. Don't forget just because you were here in April, doesn't mean you can't come back for an amazing Outer Banks summer vacation. Give one of our reservationists a call today at (866) 760-3526 to book your OBX vacation or click the link below. 

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