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.”