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Enjoy the Very Important Biker Experience at the 2022 Steel Horse Rally!

The Steel Horse Rally proudly welcomes the 2022 Very Important Bikers who made a charitable donation to help local charities. VIBs have exclusive access to all VIB areas at the Steel Horse Rally and enjoy a private VIB bar area, seating, parking and more! VIB Packages are no longer available online. If any are available, they will be available for a charitable donation at the Steel Horse Rally Tent starting at Noon Friday, May 6th. The tent is located in the northeast corner of Vendor Village, 800 block of Garrison Ave., 2nd tent from Garrison Avenue against the wall with the brightly-colored mural. 

Picking up your VIB Package: If you reserved your VIB package online before the rally, when you arrive at the 2022 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 Steel Horse Rally Vendor Village (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 were mailed before the rally). VIB Packages will be available for pick up on Friday, May 6th from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 7th from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at this location. When you arrive, please present a valid photo I.D. and a friendly Steel Horse Rally Volunteer will get you your VIB Pass, lanyard, armband, and the other goodies included with your VIB package. If you would like more info or directions, you can go to the webpage: www.TheSteelHorseRally.com and see the detailed maps.
 
The VIB Perks: This year, your VIB Pass includes VIB access to the Steel Horse Shootout, Friday, May 6th at Tri-State 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 Rooftop to view the races. Enjoy beverages from the private VIB Shootout Bar and complimentary food provided by The Lunch Box Cafe. Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7 p.m. In addition to the pro & amateur motorcycle racing, new for 2022: Micro Wrestling!
 
The 2022 Steel Horse Rally VIB Package also includes VIB Access to the VIB Area located in the First National Bank Parking Lot at the corner of 6th & Garrison (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, & the VIB Area on Friday May 6th and Saturday, May 7th. The VIB Area and Handle Bar open at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The VIB Area and tent feature VIB seating, tables and private VIB bar service. You can also park in the VIB Parking area located right next to the VIB Area. 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. Turn right onto A St. then take an immediate right into the VIB parking lot. 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. On Saturday night, watch the Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest at 8 p.m. followed by Messer at 9 p.m. on the Steel Horse Rally stage.
 
The Steel Horse Rally Charity Cup & the Entertainment District For a $5 charitable donation, you can get the official blue Steel Horse Rally Charity Cup and armband that allow a person age 21 or older to walk throughout the Steel Horse Rally and downtown Entertainment District with an adult beverage. 100% of the $5 charitable donation goes to three local charities: Antioch for Youth and Family, the Children’s Service League, and the Fort Smith Boys Shelter. The Steel Horse Rally Charity Cups will be available from the Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar near the VIB Area and at other participating bars, restaurants, and businesses.
 

Enjoy the Steel Horse Rally! 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. Thank you so much for your support of the Steel Horse Rally Inc. and thank you for helping us honor all who serve and help local charities. The entire Steel Horse Rally Guide and rally information is available at www.TheSteelHorseRally.com Have a great time at the 2022 Steel Horse Rally!

The 2022 Very Important Biker Package includes:

  • An official 2022 Steel Horse Rally T-shirt. Choose the size you want (size S-2XL). This is the ONLY way to reserve an official Steel Horse Rally T-shirt which completely sold out again last year.
  • Official Limited Edition VIB Laminated Pass
  • Limited Edition VIB Armband
  • Commemorative lanyard
  • Additional Steel Horse Rally surprise items!
  • Exclusive VIB Access to watch pro & amateur racing at the Steel Horse Shootout, Friday, May 6th at Tri-State Speedway, including gate admission and Free parking. 
  • Entrance into the VIB Shootout Lounge with 360-degree views of The Steel Horse Shootout and Tri-State Speedway on Friday night, May 6th. Enjoy the private air-conditioned VIB Lounge, bar and tables and seating in the bar and in the open-air rooftop. Dine on complimentary food provided by The Lunch Box Cafe. (The Lunch Box Cafe is located in Huntington, AR, just a short motorcycle ride from downtown Fort Smith, AR.)
  • Exclusive VIB Access to the VIB Tent & VIB Area at the Steel Horse Rally Entertainment Stage on Garrison Avenue both Friday May 6th & Saturday, May 7th. Located at 601 Garrison Avenue (the parking lot at the corner of 6th & Garrison, across from the historic First National Bank Building). Have the best (and only) seats and tables for all of the Steel Horse Rally Live Music, Entertainment and Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest.
  • Enjoy service from dedicated Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar staff in the VIB Tent. Skip the lines and just have a good time! Special pricing available on beverages in VIB Area only on Saturday night.
  • VIB motorcycle parking (when and where available)

 *Donations to the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity may be tax deductible. Consult your tax professional for details. 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.

For a complete list of Steel Horse Rally events, visit: https://www.thesteelhorserally.com/rally-guide 

 

 

MOTORCYCLE MEMORIES “Bike Show”

Saturday, May 8, 2021

9:00am-12:00pm

Fort Smith Museum of History

320 Rogers Avenue

479-783-7841

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Website: fortsmithmuseum.org

During the Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally, the Fort Smith Museum of History will host a motorcycle show on the street in front of the museum at 320 Rogers Avenue on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 9:00 am –12:00 pm. A $15 donation is recommended for entry, payable in advance through fortsmithmuseum.org; scroll down to “Donate To Us”, or by calling 479-783-7841.

*All proceeds benefit the Fort Smith Museum of History. For a recommended $1 donation, all are invited to cast a vote for the People's Choice Award.

Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Awards: People's Choice, Museum Choice, Steel Horse Rally Choice, 64.6 Downtown Choice. Classes: Classic-1985 and older, Antique: 1966 and older, Custom, Competition-(drag race, road race, dirt track), American, British, European and Metric.

The winners will be announced at 12:00 noon.

Register online at: https://www.fortsmithmuseum.org/events or call the museum at 479-783-7841.

The Fort Smith Museum of History is a selected charity of the Steel Horse Rally.

*(The Fort Smith Museum of History is a non-profit organization under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Service).

MOTORCYCLE MEMORIES

May 1- May 31, 2021

Fort Smith Museum of History

320 Rogers Avenue

479-783-7841

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Website: fortsmithmuseum.org

To coincide with the 2021 Steel Horse Rally, the Fort Smith Museum of History will display “Motorcycle Memories,” an exhibition designed to explore the “motorcycle culture” of our local and regional areas. The Fort Smith Museum of History is a selected charity of The Steel Horse Rally scheduled for May 7 and 8, 2021 in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas. The exhibit will be on display starting May 1, 2021 at the Fort Smith Museum of History.

The exhibition, which was first presented in 2008, features vintage motorcycles and photographs exploring the “art of the motorcycle” in Fort Smith and the region from the 1940’s through present day. Fort Smith has an historical association with motorcycle culture. Learn about the people and places that places that put the region on the map for motorcyclists.

Quin Winters Bike shop on Towson Avenue was the nexus of motorcycle culture in Fort Smith from 1939 until 1975. His sons, Leroy and Robert Winters, gained national fame for their accomplishments in the field of motorcycle racing. In 1940, Fort Smithians Ercie Gann, Kathryn Johnson and Jean Fivekiller became charter members of the “Motor Maids,” a national organization of female motorcyclists. The annual “Razorback Run,” a one hundred fifty mile round trip ride from Fort Smith to White Rock Mountain near Mulberry, Arkansas drew motorcycle enthusiasts from a regional area from 1952 to 1955. Otis Spiker played a vital role in the area cycling culture. As one of the few manufacturers of Henderson motorcycle parts, Spiker gained national recognition as well as becoming a local motorcycle legend. Fort Smith native Danny Hammond raced motorcycles professionally from 1959-1969. After retirement, Hammond raced in the Vintage Dirt Track Racing Association winning the National championships 2004-2007.

These stories and more come to life with the Motorcycle Memories exhibition.

Motorcycle Memories is designed to unite the “art of the motorcycle” with the generation of Americans that enjoy a lifestyle peculiar to the American mainstream. The exhibit will strive to educate future generations about a fascinating spectrum of Americana.

 

Brats, Beer, & Burgers”

Saturday, May 8, 2021

11:00am-2:00pm

Fort Smith Museum of History

320 Rogers Avenue

479-783-7841

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Website: fortsmithmuseum.org

On May 8, from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, join the Fort Smith Museum of History, during the Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally, in the “Bier Garten” for “Brats, Beer, & Burgers”!  Choose a “Brats, Beer, or Burger” with chips and a beer, soft drink, or water for $8. (Must be 21 and over for the adult beverage.) Thank you Yeager’s Hardware for sponsoring the food!

 

 

 

 

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The Steel Horse Rally Reschedules for May 7th & 8th, 2021

 

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!

To make a charitable donation or to become a sponsor of the Steel Horse Rally, visit www.TheSteelHorseRally.com or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (479) 414-3775.

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.