The Steel Horse Rally welcomes Very Important Bikers to the 2021 Steel Horse Rally!

On behalf of the Steel Horse Rally Board of Directors, Volunteer Crew and the SHR Inc. President: welcome to the 2021 Steel Horse Rally in Fort Smith, Arkansas! Thank you for your charitable donation for your Very Important Biker pass which helps several local charities. We all want you to have a great time while experiencing the 2021 Steel Horse Rally!

(This year all VIB packages were reserved in advance before the Steel Horse Rally. None are currently available online, but if you are still interested in a VIB pass before the rally, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. During the 2021 Steel Horse Rally, visit the official Steel Horse Rally VIB Check-in Tent to see if any VIB passes are available.)

Picking Up Your VIB Pass: If you reserved your VIB pass online before April 27th, when you arrive at the 2021 Steel Horse Rally, you can pick up your VIB Package containing your VIB Pass & Official Steel Horse Rally gear in the VIB Welcome Area & Check-in located in the northeast corner of the Steel Horse Rally Vendor Village in the parking lot in the 800 block of Garrison Avenue in downtown Fort Smith. Look for the second tent from Garrison Ave. next to the wall with the brightly colored mural that has the “Steel Horse Rally VIB Check-In” sign on it. (No VIB packages or passes will be mailed). VIB Packages will be available for pick up on Friday, May 7th from Noon until 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 8th from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. at this location. Just present a valid photo I.D. and a friendly Steel Horse Rally Volunteer will get you your VIB Pass, lanyard, armband, T-shirt and the other goodies included with your VIB package. Please see the map below for more detailed info.

This year, your VIB Pass includes VIB access to the Steel Horse Shootout, Friday, May 7th at TriState Speedway in Pocola, OK. Located just minutes from downtown Fort Smith, at the races you will have VIB Access into the gate and into the VIB Shootout Lounge and VIB Rooftop to view the races. Enjoy great free food from award-winning Jeff’s Clubhouse, voted one of the best restaurants in the region. Plus, enjoy beverages from the private VIB Shootout Bar. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

Map to Tri-State Speedway:

Your 2021 Steel Horse Rally VIB Package also includes VIB Access to the VIB Area located in the First National Bank Parking Lot (601 Garrison Ave.) across from the First National Bank, (the large white building with the big American flag on top). You can enjoy all of the live music, entertainment, and Miss Steel Horse Rally Contest at the Steel Horse Rally from the VIB Area and tent that features VIB seating, tables and private VIB bar service. With you VIB Pass, can park in the VIB Parking area located right next to the VIB Tent. If you are heading west on your motorcycle on Garrison Avenue (toward the Arkansas River/Oklahoma), you can turn right (north) from Garrison Ave. onto 6th Street. Then, present your VIB pass and show your VIB Armband to the volunteer and you can park your motorcycle in the VIB Area and walk to the private VIB entrance that takes you right to the VIB Area!

The VIB Area at the First National Bank Parking Lot opens at 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday, so you can come enjoy a beer and while watching the Steel Horse Rally Thunder through the Valley Motorcycle Parade (4 p.m. on Saturday) and the Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest (Saturday 8 p.m.). Enjoy live music from the VIB Area right in front of the stage with private VIB Bar and great service from the Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar crew on Friday and Saturday! Also, for a $5 charitable donation you can get the official Steel Horse Rally Special Event Cup and matching red armband that allows a person over the age of 21 to walk throughout the entertainment district with an adult beverage from the Steel Horse Rally Bar (and at other participating locations).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us or ask a friendly Steel Horse Rally Volunteer when you arrive in town. The entire Steel Horse Rally Guide will be online at https://www.thesteelhorserally.com/rally-guide 

You truly are a Very Important Biker to the Steel Horse Rally. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to make your experience even better. We appreciate your support of the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity as we honor all who serve and help local charities. Have a great time at the 2021 Steel Horse Rally!

 Your 2021 Steel Horse Rally VIB (Very Important Biker) Package includes:

  • An Official 2021 Steel Horse Rally T-shirt size (S-2XL). This was the ONLY way to reserve an official Steel Horse Rally T-shirt!
  • Official Limited Edition VIB Laminated Pass
  • Limited edition VIB armband
  • Limited edition lanyard
  • Some additional Steel Horse Rally surprise items!

Exclusive VIB Access to the Steel Horse Rally Shootout III, on Friday, May 7th at Tri-State Speedway: 

  • Entrance into the VIB Shootout Lounge at Tri-State Speedway on Friday, May 7th. Enjoy seating in the air-conditioned private VIB Lounge exclusively for VIBs.
  • Gate Admission to Tri-State Speedway on Friday, May 7th, 2021 and Free Parking
  • Full access to the VIB Bar and dedicated Bar Staff that will bring beverages to your table (Avoid the lines and relax in the Shootout Lounge!)
  • Exclusive Access to the VIB open-air Rooftop above the Shootout Lounge that offers amazing 360-degree views.
  • Complimentary Food in the Shootout Lounge provided by Jeff's Clubhouse, an award-winning Fort Smith restaurant.

Exclusive VIB Access to the VIB Area & VIB Handle Bar at the all new Steel Horse Rally Entertainment Stage on Garrison Avenue, for all of the Steel Horse Rally Live Music, Entertainment and Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest On Saturday, May 8th.

NEW addition! The Steel Horse Rally Main Stage will be in the newly-paved parking lot at 601 Garrison Avenue, across from the First National Bank of Fort Smith and your VIB Pass will get you the best seats in the house for all of the Steel Horse Rally entertainment.

  • Exclusive Access to the VIB Area  close to the stage for the official rally entertainment and the Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest.
  • Skip the lines and enjoy access to the exclusive VIB Bar with dedicated bar staff
  • Special pricing available on beverages in VIB Area only on Saturday night.
  • VIB Parking*

 *Events are rain or shine and times, bands, racers and performances are subject to change. Rain date for Steel Horse Shootout will be Saturday, May 8th starting at noon. No refunds or exchanges. Your donation to the Steel Horse Rally Inc. may be tax deductible. Contact your tax professional for details. All VIB passholders must be 21 years old or older with a valid photo I.D. No exceptions will be allowed. No coolers, pets, umbrellas, firearms, fireworks, weapons, or large items will be allowed at any of the venue. No professional video camera or recording devices. All items brought to venue are subject to search.



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.