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.”
Congratulations to Maddie Morton, Miss Steel Horse Rally 2019! Congratulations to the People's Choice Winner Nicole Thomas and all of the incredible ladies who were contestants in the 2019 Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest!
Mayor’s Salute to Veterans Fireworks Display:
A New Way to Honor Veterans during the 5th Annual Steel Horse Rally
For Immediate Release - March 20, 2019 (Fort Smith, AR - Home of the Steel Horse Rally)
Steel Horse Rally Inc. president Dennis Snow and Fort Smith Mayor George McGill are excited to announce a new addition to the 5th Annual Steel Horse Rally that honors all who have served our country. Mayor McGill is proud to announce the Mayor’s Salute to Veterans Fireworks display that will take place during the 5th Annual Steel Horse Rally and concert at dusk on Saturday, May 4th over Harry E. Kelley/Riverfront Park.
“We want our guests for the Steel Horse Rally to experience the Arkansas River Valley at it’s very best, meeting the great citizens and enjoying our fun places to take your steel horse,” said Fort Smith Mayor George McGill.
The Mayor’s Salute to Veterans Fireworks will be followed by the crowning of Miss Steel Horse Rally 2019, then multi-platinum national recording artist Fuel takes the stage at the 5th Annual Steel Horse Rally Concert at Harry E. Kelley/Riverfront Park on Saturday, May 4th. General admission tickets are available in advance for a $15 tax deductible charitable donation. If available, day-of-show tickets will be $20. VIB (Very Important Biker) Packages are available with proceeds going to local charities. Tickets and VIB packages are available for charitable donations on the official Steel Horse Rally webpage: www.TheSteelHorseRally.com
“The Steel Horse Rally is honored to be working with the new mayor of Fort Smith to honor our veterans,” said Steel Horse Rally president Dennis Snow. “We look forward to a great partnership as the rally and the city continue to grow together.”
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 2019 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 5th Annual Steel Horse Rally roars into Fort Smith, May 3rd and 4th, 2019. This year’s rally will feature unique events that draw people from around the country like the professional and amateur motorcycle racing at the Steel Horse Rally Shootout on Friday, May 3rd at Tri-State Speedway. The rally also has events that are fun and free for the entire family, like the annual Birds of Prey Show, Saturday, May 4th at 9 a.m. at Cisterna Park and the annual Motorcycle Parade, Saturday, May 4th at 4 p.m. which rolls down Riverfront Drive and Garrison Avenue.
The inaugural event was held in 2015 and in less than 5 years, it has grown into one of the premiere events in the region. The Steel Horse Rally is one of the fastest-growing motorcycle rallies in the country with an attendance of more than 100,000 people. The 2018 Steel Horse Rally had an estimated local economic impact of more than $17.8 Million.
For more information about the 2019 Steel Horse Rally, visit www.TheSteelHorseRally.com or e-mail
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