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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.

 

5th Annual Public Guardians LEMC Poker Run

Friday, May 3rd: Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Gus's Bar and Grill, 821 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, Arkansas

Minimum Charitable Donation of $20 per bike, $5 for extra hand and $5 for extra cards.

The 5th Annual Public Guardians Poker Run is an official Event of the Steel Horse Rally. Registration is from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Gus's Bar and Grill located at 821 Garrison Avenue. Last Bike/Group Ride will go out at 1 p.m. Explore great motorcycle roads in Arkansas and Oklahoma in this scenic ride. Prizes will be awarded for Best and Worst hands. All bikes must be back at Gus's by 5:30 p.m. Minimum Charitable Donation of $20 per bike, $5 for extra hand and $5 for extra cards. For more details, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here.

The Public Guardians is a non-profit group of Police, Fire, EMS, Veterans, Military and Medical professionals that raise donations for several public charities.

One of the poker run stops is at the Heavener Runestone Park. Heavener Runestone Park is a 55-acre park located near Heavener, OK. The park is operated by a non-profit organization and the Viking Festival is held at the park on two weekends a year serves as a fundraiser for operating and maintaining the park.

Opened in 1970, the park was established around the Heavener Runestone found in 1923, and most likely inscribed in the 19th century, perhaps by a Swedish immigrant. The stone is located on Poteau Mountain and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in southeastern Oklahoma. It is also, perhaps, one of the most controversial. The controversy centers on when the runes were carved into the piece of Savanna sandstone as well as on their translation. For more details about the runestone and the park, click here.

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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

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

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.

Missouri

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

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.

Louisiana

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.

Tennessee

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.

Mississippi

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.