Rally Guide




One of the widest historic downtown streets in the USA

During the Steel Horse Rally is the only time that motorcycles are allowed to park "nose-to-nose" along the double yellow lines in the center of Garrison Avenue.

When: Friday, May 2nd, 2025 from 6:30 PM until Midnight

            Saturday, May 3rd, 2025 from 9:00 AM until Midnight

Where: Garrison Ave. from 5th Street (500 Block) to 11th Street (1100 Block) Garrison Ave. will be open to motorcycle traffic only and motorcycles will be allowed to park on the yellow line in the middle of the Street during these times. Motorcyclists must follow traffic signs and signals and use caution when parking. This parking area is for motorcycles only. No motorcycles pulling trailers will be allowed to park in the middle of the street. All motorcycles must be moved out of the middle of the street by Midnight.

On Saturday, May 3rd, the Steel Horse Rally Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade takes place at 4:00 PM and the only traffic allowed on Garrison Ave. will be the motorcycles in the parade. Garrison Avenue has been part of downtown Fort Smith for more than two centuries and is where the Steel Horse Rally begins and ends each year. 


Motorcycle Parking during the Steel Horse Rally

See motorcycle parking in the middle of Garrison Avenue highlighted in orange on the map below.

 Street Closures and Traffic Flow Map

 See street closures and routes for traffic during the 2024 Steel Horse Rally below.


The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity established in 2014 to honor veterans, military, law enforcement and first responders, and to help local charities and the local community.