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 7th, 2021: Enjoy a scenic ride to Mt. Magazine, the highest Mountain in Arkansas, and help the Public Guardians and the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity. The Public Guardians is a non profit group of Police, Fire, EMS, Veterans, Military and Medical professionals that raise money for public service charities.
10:30 AM - Registration opens at Hooters, 6323 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903.
First bike out at 11:00 AM. Group ride at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 8th, 2021: Ride with local Law Enforcement for a Fun Run around Thunder Loop Saturday, May 8th, 2021
Registration at 9am - Kickstands up at 10am The 2021 Law Enforcement Fun Run starts at JJ's Grill, 5400 Phoenix Ave. Fort Smith, AR and ends at Fort Smith Park in time for the Thunder through the Valley Motorcycle Parade.
Minimum charitable donation of $15 per bike.
The Route: All Riders Welcome
JJ's Grill will be serving a $5 Pancake Breakfast during registration.
Saturday, May 8th, 2021
Line-up: 3pm at Fort Smith Park, 5301 Riverfront Dr., Fort Smith, AR
Parade Begins (Kickstands up) : 4:00 PM
The Steel Horse Rally Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade is a moving tradition that has grows larger each year. The parade is open to all kinds of motorcycles and is free to all participants. Donations to the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity are appreciated. Larger 3-wheeled vehicles such as Slingshots may ride in the parade, however, for safety reasons, we ask that these vehicles ride behind all of the two-wheeled motorcycles.
The parade stages at scenic Fort Smith Park, with a view of the Arkansas River and a one-of-a-kind historic bridge. The parade route takes you on a scenic ride by the Arkansas River, past Harry E. Kelley Riverfront Park on Riverfront Drive and into the heart of Fort Smith. The parade goes underneath a huge American flag displayed between two large Fort Smith Fire Department firetrucks.* During the parade, some streets and driveways will be blocked off, so please follow the instructions of law enforcement officers that will be directing traffic. For more info, click here.