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Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade Group Photo

Saturday, May 8th, 2021
Line-up: 3pm Fort Smith Park, 5301 Riverfront Dr
Group Photo: 3:45 PM
Parade Begins: 4:00 PM

The Steel Horse Rally Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade is an annual 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.

Directions to staging area – from the SHR Vendor Village at 800 Garrison Ave., take Garrison Ave. west and turn right onto 2nd St. (right before the bridge that crosses over the Arkansas River into Oklahoma). Go two blocks and turn left onto B St. Turn right onto Riverfront Drive and follow Riverfront Drive for about 10 miles until your see Fort Smith Park on your left. Be sure and arrive early so you can be in the HUGE Steel Horse Rally Group photo right before the parade!

The Parade Route: The parade begins at Fort Smith Park and will turn right onto Riverfront Drive. The parade will turn left onto A St., turn right on 13th St. and turn right onto Garrison Ave. (Route may be subject to change).

*Weather permitting.

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.