This year, you have even more ways to enjoy the Very Important Biker experience at the 2021 Steel Horse Rally Events. Skip the lines and enjoy the perks of the exclusive VIB Areas. Have a great time and help a great cause: helping the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity. Only a limited number of VIB packages are available online before the Steel Horse Rally. Reserve yours now...before the VIB Packages are gone.(All VIB packages reserved by donors in 2020 will be honored May 7th and 8th, 2021)
Your 2021 Steel Horse Rally VIB (Very Important Biker) Package includes:
Exclusive VIB Access to the Steel Horse Rally Shootout III, on Friday, May 7th at Tri-State Speedway:
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, Aug. 22nd.
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.
The Steel Horse Rally VIB Package is available for a charitable donation of $99*
*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.
**VIB Parking on 6th Street in downtown Fort Smith, Ark. is dependent upon completion of construction at 601 Garrison Avenue.
After careful consideration and recommendations from public health and public safety officials, the Steel Horse Rally will be rescheduled for May 7th and 8th, 2021. The charity motorcycle rally is dedicated to all who serve and helps local charities and the community. In less than five years, the Steel Horse Rally has grown into to one of the largest two-day events in the region and is one of the fastest-growing motorcycle rallies in the country.
“The safety of our attendees, volunteers and all who attend the Steel Horse Rally is paramount,”said Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity President Dennis Snow. “With the current health emergency restrictions and uncertainty about the future, the decision to reschedule the rally was really out of our hands. We are devastated to have to make this announcement on behalf of our board, volunteers and sponsors.”
The Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity relies on donations and sponsors to keep the rally operating from year to year. You can make a charitable donation online at www.TheSteelHorseRally.comThe Steel Horse Rally on May 7-8, 2021 will benefit four local charities: The Buddy Smith Home for Veterans, the Fort Smith Museum of History, Antioch for Youth and Family, and the Children’s Service League.
The newly rescheduled Steel Horse Rally will feature the inaugural Cops & Cones Motorcycle Exhibition, Thunder through the Valley Motorcycle Parade, the Miss Steel Horse Rally Contest, a new entertainment location in the heart of downtown Fort Smith, plus many other events.
“The only thing predictable about the future, right now, is that it is unpredictable,” Snow said. “As individuals, we must continue to safeguard ourselves and our loved ones by washing our hands, social distancing, and following recommendations that will help us put this virus in our rear view mirror!”
The Steel Horse Rally Adds Exciting New Event
The 6th Steel Horse Rally roars into downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas on May 7th & 8th, 2021. The rally continues the tradition of adding new and exciting events. The Steel Horse Rally is proud to announce the inaugural “Steel Horse Rally Cops and Cones Motorcycle Exhibition.” This exhilarating new family-friendly event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 8th in the 1100 block of Garrison Avenue.
The annual charity motorcycle event is dedicated to all who serve: military, veterans, law enforcement and first responders, and this new event will showcase the riding expertise of motorcycle officers from all over the state of Arkansas. This event will not only highlight the riding talents of the host department, the Fort Smith Police Department, but also Van Buren, Fayetteville and other departments and agencies throughout Arkansas.
“This is an exciting event to watch for all ages, plus children will be able to take photos on the motorcycles after the event,” said Steel Horse Rally Inc. President Dennis Snow. “This is a great public relations opportunity for all law enforcement to interact with our community, plus it gives our community an opportunity to get to know officers in a relaxed setting.”
Snow said the SHR Cops and Cones Motorcycle Exhibition will take place right in the middle of Garrison Avenue making it easy for crowds to watch law enforcement officers navigate a precision course through orange cones.
Fort Smith Police Department Motorcycle Supervisor Sgt. Steven Creek added, “We are so proud to strengthen our bond with the Steel Horse Rally, showcase our riding abilities, all while getting to know our community.”
The Steel Horse Rally is scheduled to debut its new entertainment headquarters in the 600 block of Garrison Avenue, right across from First National Bank of Fort Smith, the Official Bank of the 6th
Steel Horse Rally. This new location will feature the main entertainment stage showcasing the best of local talent, a VIB (Very Important Biker) Area, vendors, and sponsors.
Snow said the 6th Steel Horse Rally promises to be the most exciting rally yet.
“Crowd favorites like the Thunder Through the Valley Parade, the Vendor Village, and the Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest are all scheduled to return for this year’s rally,” Snow said. “Attendees of this year’s rally will be able to park their motorcycle in the middle of Garrison Avenue and walk to all of these events now centered on Garrison Avenue. This ultimately adds to the sizzle, sound and excitement of the 6th Steel Horse Rally.”
The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit charity that is dedicated to honoring all who serve and helping local charities and the community. The Steel Horse Rally Inc. board of directors has selected four local charities to benefit from the rally: The Buddy Smith Home for Veterans, the Fort Smith Museum of History, Antioch for Youth and Family, and the Children’s Service League.
The inaugural Steel Horse Rally was held in 2015. Over the span of 5 short years, the rally has had a total estimated attendance of nearly 300,000 visitors, donated more than $100,000 to local charities and has had a total estimated local economic impact of more than $60 Million.
“The Steel Horse Rally Board of Directors takes great effort to make this annual charity motorcycle rally a family-friendly event,” Snow said. “The addition of the new Steel Horse Cops and Cones ensures that the tradition will continue for the 6th Steel Horse Rally.”