Friday, May 5th & Saturday, May 6th, 2023 | Fort Smith, Arkansas
"Charity Motorcycle Rally Honoring All Who Serve"
For information about VIB (Very Important Biker) Packages, Click Here
To make a Charitable Donation, Click Here
Official 2023 Rally Guide Schedule
Friday, May 5th, 2023:
The Steel Horse Rally Officially Kicks Off: Very Important Biker Area & Handle Bar Open!
Noon | Welcome to all Very Important Bikers! VIB check-in at SHR Tent in Vendor Village (2nd tent from Garrison Ave. in northeast corner of parking lot, next to the wall with the brightly colored mural). Official Steel Horse Rally T-shirts & Merchandise available in the first tent from Garrison Ave. in NE corner of the parking lot. The Steel Horse Rally Vendors open @ Noon in Vendor Village (800 block of Garrison Ave.), by the Steel Horse Rally Main Stage at the corner of 6th and Garrison Ave., and at Cisterna Park by the statue of Gen. William Darby on a motorcycle. (1000 block of Garrison Ave.) For map and parking info, click here.
The Public Guardians Poker Run
Enjoy a scenic ride through some of the best motorcycle roads in the country all for a great cause: helping local charities! More info coming soon!
Park your Bike in the Middle of Garrison Ave.
6:30 p.m. | Garrison Ave. is open exclusively to motorcycle traffic until midnight. Once again, motorcycles can park in the middle of Garrison Ave. in beautiful downtown Fort Smith. All we ask is that you put the Front Tire on the Yellow Line. Look for signs and traffic cones marking where parking is allowed. For map and parking info, click here.
Saturday, May 6th, 2023:
Steel Horse Rally Vendors Open
9:00 a.m. | The Steel Horse Rally Vendor Village Opens, 800 block of Garrison Ave., Vendors open near the Steel Horse Rally Entertainment Stage in 600 block of Garrison Ave, Across from First National Bank of Fort Smith, and Vendors at Cisterna Park open in the 1000 block of Garrison Ave. in downtown Fort Smith. Official Steel Horse Rally Charity Cups, T-shirts & merchandise available at the Steel Horse Rally tent in the northeast corner of Vendor Village with proceeds benefiting the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity.
Park your Bike in the Middle of Garrison Ave.
9:00 a.m. | Garrison Ave. is open exclusively to motorcycle traffic until midnight. Once again, motorcycles can park in the middle of Garrison Ave. in beautiful downtown Fort Smith. All we ask is that you put the Front Tire on the Yellow Line (and move your bike from the center of the road by midnight). Look for signs and traffic cones marking where parking is allowed. For map and parking info, click here.
9:00 a.m. | Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.; Kickstands up at 10 a.m.. Starting from Denny's, located at 5910 Rogers Ave. The ride ends at Riverfront Park. Enjoy this scenic ride on the Thunder Loop (Hwy 23 & Hwy 215) to the historic Oark General Store and back to Riverfront Park (where the staging for the Thunder through the Valley Motorcycle Parade will be). $15 minimum charitable donation per biker. All proceeds benefit The Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity and the Fort Smith Fraternal Order of Police.
Cops & Cones Motorcycle Exhibition
10:00 a.m. | in the 1100 block of Garrison Avenue/Cisterna Park; Watch law enforcement officers ride through this precision course of orange cones set up right in the middle of Garrison Avenue. After the event, kids can have their photos made with the officers and their motorcycles.
Steel Horse Strongman Showdown
11:00 a.m. | The Steel Horse Strongman Showdown is the newest addition to the Steel Horse Rally and will take place on the stage at 6th & Garrison at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6th. Come watch this incredible event that is a blast to watch as competitors battle in head-to-head competitions! The Iron Warehouse in Fort Smith along with the Steel Horse Rally are proud to present this Strongman Corporation sanctioned event. The event is free to watch.
Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade
4:00 p.m. | The Steel Horse Rally Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade goes "kickstands up" up at 4:00 PM, riding through downtown Fort Smith, underneath the huge American flag and ending on Garrison Avenue in downtown Fort Smith, AR. Staging at 3:00 p.m. at Riverfront/River Park Parking Lot (121 Riverfront Drive). Group Photo at 3:45 p.m. The parade will be led by law enforcement motorcycle units.
Live Music & Entertainment on the Steel Horse Rally Main Stage
Following the parade (After 4:30 p.m.) there will be more live entertainment on the Steel Horse Rally Main Stage that will be located in the Parking Lot at 601 Garrison Avenue (across from 1st National Bank). VIBs (Very Important Bikers) can enjoy the exclusive VIB area located right up front, near the stage with private VIB bar service and more.
Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest
8:00 p.m. | Miss Steel Horse Rally Contest, Live Music & Entertainment, and Voting for Miss Steel Horse Rally People's Choice The Miss Steel Horse Rally Contest will be on the new Steel Horse Rally Main Stage in the 600 block of Garrison Avenue across from First National Bank of Fort Smith. Vote for your favorite contestant who will take home the Steel Horse Rally People's Choice Award. Miss Steel Horse Rally Entry Forms available by clicking here.
Great Live Music continues on the Steel Horse Rally Stage
9:00 p.m. | Get ready for incredible live music on the Steel Horse Rally Main Stage at the corner of 6th and Garrison Ave. (601 Garrison Ave., parking lot across from First National Bank).
The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity established in 2015 to benefit local charities, honor veterans, military, law enforcement and first responders, and help the local community.