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Scenic Rides

One of the best things about the Steel Horse Rally is that it’s close to so many great motorcycle roads. Whether you like curvy and challenging motorcycle roads or scenic roads that follow a meandering river or roads that offer views from mountain tops, you’ll enjoy these scenic roads in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. And if you're a fan of HBO's "True Detective," see where the most recent season was filmed in Western Arkansas. See some of our favorite rides below complete with maps.


The 2021 Public Guardians Poker Run:

Friday, May 7th, 2021: Enjoy a scenic ride to Mt. Magazine, the highest Mountain in Arkansas, and help local charities!

10:30 AM - Registrations opens at Hooters, 6323 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903.  The restaurant will be open only for poker run riders from 10:30 til 11:00 a.m.

First bikes out at 11:30 AM.   Group ride out at 1 PM.  
The ride will go down Hwy. 22 to Charleston Super Stop (321 Main Street, Charleston), over to Paris and up Mt. Magazine Scenic Byway (Highway 309) to Cove Creek Supply Co.  From there, we'll go down the backside of the mountain to Havana and over Highway 10 to the Jam Mart/McDonald's in Booneville. From there, the last stop will be at Gus's Bar and Grill in downtown Fort Smith. 
$20 minimum charitable donation per bike.  We are doing poker CHIPS instead of cards this time around.  Chips are valued from 1 to 50.  Highest total wins.  For $5, you can trade a low numbered chip for another chip with a chance for a higher total.  For more info, e-mail rickThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 479-461-3983

Mt. Magazine

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The Thunder Loop

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The Pig Trail

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The Rudy GP & Natural Dam

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Arkansas Wine Country

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"True Detective" Ride

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Arkansas law requires motorcycle operators and passengers under 21 to wear a helmet. The helmet requirement does not apply to three-wheel motorcycles equipped with a cab and a windshield which do not exceed twenty horsepower (20 hp) when such motorcycles are used by municipal police departments.

All operators and riders, however, regardless of age, must wear protective glasses, goggles or transparent face shields.


Oklahoma law requires only those motorcycle operators and passengers under 18 to wear helmets. Headgear must contain lining, padding, and chin straps, and it must not distort the view of the driver.

Operators of all ages, however, must wear goggles or a face shield of a material and design that protects the driver from foreign objects, unless the bike is equipped with a windshield of sufficient quality, size, and thickness to protect the operator from foreign objects.


Every person operating or riding as a passenger on any motorcycle or motor-tricycle (trike) on any highway in Missouri must wear protective headgear at all times while the vehicle is in motion. The protective headgear must meet reasonable standards and specifications as established by the Director of Motor Vehicles.


Texas motorcyclists under 21 years old MUST wear a helmet. After that point, a rider may choose not to wear a helmet ONLY if he or she has proof of an applicable health insurance plan that provides benefits in the event of an accident.


In Louisiana, anyone who operates or rides on a motorcycle must wear a helmet that is secured with a chin strap at all times when the bike is in motion. Police authorities of a village, town, city, or parish may issue a permit exempting members of organizations sponsoring, conducting, or participating in parades or other public exhibitions from the helmet requirement, while such members are actually participating in a parade or other public exhibition. The helmet requirement does not apply to a person operating or riding in an auto-cycle if the vehicle is equipped with a roof which meets or exceeds standards for a safety helmet

In addition to chin straps, all helmets must consist of lining, padding, and a visor, and any other specifications that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles may require.


In Tennessee, the driver of a motorcycle and any riders must wear either a crash helmet that meets federal standards, or, if the driver or passenger is 21 or older, a helmet that meets federal motor vehicle safety standards, has ventilation airways that exceed one and one half inches in diameter, and has a label on it that says the helmet complies with the requirements of the American Society for Testing Materials, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Southern Impact Research Center, or the Snell Foundation.

The exceptions to Tennessee’s mandatory helmet law are for those riding motorcycles with an enclosed cab, that have three wheels in contact with the ground, that weigh less than 1,500 pounds, and that have a capacity to maintain posted highway speed limits.


All motorcycle riders in Mississippi must wear a helmet.

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.