Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade Group Photo

Welcome to the 2024 Steel Horse Rally!

We are proud to have you in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas for the 2024 Steel Horse Rally! As always, the rally is dedicate to "all who serve" and and raises donations for 3 local charities. This year's charities are Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club, Buddy Smith Home for Veterans and ARC for the River Valley.

Thanks to you, the tradition continues to grow! We are excited to announce a new family-friendly event: "Bikes and Badges" makes its debut Saturday, May 4th at the U.S. Marshals Museum, 789 Riverfront Drive. This new event is sponsored by Fort Smith Harley-Davidson and because of their dedication to the SHR and the community, you will be able to get in FREE to this world class museum on Sat., May 4th from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.! Plus the Steel Horse Rally's Bikes and Badges event will feature a Vintage Motorcycle Show from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Fort Smith Harley-Davidson is going to pay your entry fee into the show. You can pre-register your vintage bike(s) at or simply show up at the museum beginning at 8 a.m. on Sat., May 4th. There will be plenty of free parking for your vehicle and trailer at the Marshals Museum of Bikes and Badge.

At the conclusion of Bikes and Badges, anyone with an antique motorcycle will be invited to ride in the Thunder though the Valley Parade. It stages at 3 p.m. at Riverfront Park (just south of the Marshals Museum). You will be allowed to ride your vintage bike towards the front of this crowd-favorite event! Kickstands up at 4 p.m.

The 2024 Steel Horse Rally sees the return of several popular events. Cops and Cones returns at 10 a.m. in the middle of Garrison Avenue at 12th Street. Watch law enforcement and their departments' motors exhibit superior riding skills!

The Steel Horse Strongman Showdown starts Sat., May 4th at 10 a.m. at it new location in the Glass Pavilion on North A St., Watch competitors via for a spot in regional contest while lifting incredible amounts of weight.

The SHR Handle Bar will return to it's location across from First National Bank at 6th St. & Garrison Avenue. You can also get the Steel Horse Rally Charity Cup there (as well as at participating bars and restaurants on Garrison Ave). The cup is a minimum charitable donation of $5 and 100% goes to the 3 local charities listed above. Fill your Steel Horse Rally Charity Cup with your favorite alcoholic beverage (you must be 21 or older) and then enjoy walking throughout downtown Fort Smith and the Steel Horse Rally! 

We thank you for attending the 2024 Steel Horse Rally and we encourage you to have a good, safe time! We also encourage you to support our sponsors at this year's rally! A special thank you to all of the SHR Volunteer. They truly are and always have been the "fuel of the rally." We could not do an event of this size without them.

Mark your calendar for the 2025 Steel Horse Rally, May 2nd & 3rd, 2025!


Ride Safe and Ride Hard!

Dennis Snow

The 2023 Steel Horse Rally Inc. President


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.