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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. 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.

Friday, May 6th, 2022

10:30 AM - Registration opens at Hooters, 6401 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR

Group Ride will leave out at 1 pm. Last bike in at 4 pm.
Cost is $20 per bike, $5 for extra hand. Extra chips may be bought at the final stop.
For more info and the event on Facebook, click here.
In association with The Steel Horse Rally, the Public Guardians Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club will be hosting our annual Poker Run on the Friday of the Steel Horse Rally, May 6th, 2022. The event helps the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity.
Registration will open at 10:30 AM at Hooters at 6401 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR. You will get your first poker chip at Hooters. Stop 1 will be at the Workman's Ozark Travel Center in Ozark, AR. Stop 2 will be at Turner Bend Store on Highway 23 north of Ozark. Stop 3 will be at The Vault at 624 Main St, Van Buren, AR. Final stop is back at Hooters.
Cost is $20 per bike, $5 for extra hand. Extra chips may be bought at the final stop.
Group Ride will leave out at 1 pm. Last bike in at 4 pm. For more info click here.

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

About the Public Guardians LEMC

The Public Guardians is a non-profit group of Police, Fire, EMS, Veterans, Military and Medical professionals that raise money for public service charities. They are a Public Service/Family-orientated Motorcycle Club and the Fort Smith Chapter is the founding chapter. They do not claim any territory; The city and state rockers on the back of the vest represent the communities and states where they serve. Membership to Public Guardians LEMC is open to all men and woman in a Public Service related professions, active or retired Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, EMT, Corrections, Military, Veterans, Medical Professionals and select civilians who are 100% law-abiding and enjoy riding. For more information about the organization contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Law Enforcement Fun Run around the Thunder Loop

An Official Steel Horse Rally Riding Event

Saturday, May 7th, 2022: Ride with local Law Enforcement for a Fun Run around Thunder Loop

Registration at 9am - Kickstands up at 10am The 2022 Law Enforcement Fun Run starts at Denny’s Restaurant, 5910 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR, Ending at the Riverfront Park Lot (and back in time for the Thunder through the Valley Motorcycle Parade which stages here).

Minimum charitable donation of $15 per bike.


Denny’s will be serving Breakfast at 20% Off During Registration

The route: The ride starts at the Denny’s Restaurant, 5910 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR and heads to the Oark General Store in Oark, AR. From there, the ride takes a scenic route to Riverfront Park, 121 Riverfront Drive, the staging area for the Thunder Through the Valley ride to Downtown Fort Smith. The ride will stop at the Valero (gas station) on Scenic Hwy 23 both going and returning. Stops will be limited to 15 minutes for fuel and restroom breaks. We have a lot of miles to cover! All proceeds will benefit The Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity and the Fort Smith Fraternal Order of Police! For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2022 Law Enforcement Fun Run

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"True Detective" Ride

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2022 Public Guardians Poker Run for the Steel Horse Rally

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Arkansas Wine Country

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The Rudy GP & Natural Dam

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The Pig Trail

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The Thunder Loop

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Mt. Magazine

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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 face shields. 

The Steel Horse Rally is now officially a two-state event and most the events and rides take place in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. Arkansas does not require adult motorcycle riders over the age of 21 to wear helmets, however, all riders who are under the age of 21 must wear a helmet. In Oklahoma, motorcyclists under the age of 18 must wear a DOT approved helmet. We always encourage safety first and encourage riders and passengers to wear motorcycle helmets and safety gear. It’s a good idea to check the laws of the state or states you may be riding through. In Missouri, motorcycle riders under age 26 must wear a helmet. For more information on motorcycle helmet laws, click here

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.