During the Steel Horse Rally is the only time that motorcycles are allowed to park "nose-to-nose" along the double yellow lines in the center of Garrison Avenue.
When: Friday, May 3rd 6:30 PM – 2:00 AM
Saturday, May 4th 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Where: Garrison Ave. from 5th Street (500 Block) to 11th Street (1100 Block) Garrison Ave. will be open to motorcycle traffic only and motorcycles will be allowed to park on the yellow line in the middle of the Street during these times. Motorcyclists must follow traffic signs and signals and use caution when parking. This parking area is for motorcycles only. No motorcycles pulling trailers will be allowed to park in the middle of the street. All motorcycles must be moved out of the middle of the street by 2:00 AM.
On Saturday, May 4th the Steel Horse Rally Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade takes place at 4:00 PM on Saturday and the only traffic allowed on Garrison Ave. will be the motorcycles in the parade.
Garrison Avenue has been part of downtown Fort Smith for more than two centuries and is where the Rally begins and ends each year. The West Garrison Avenue Historic District includes more than 50 historical buildings built in the early 1900s. The area was significantly affected by a major tornado in September of 1996, which destroyed 13 historic buildings. Today, Garrison Avenue is filled with restaurants, bars and stores and is home to the Steel Horse Rally!
See motorcycle parking in the middle of Garrison Avenue highlighted on the map below