Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Line-up: 3pm Fort Smith Park, 5301 Riverfront Dr
Group Photo: 3:45 PM
Parade Begins: 4:00 PM
An annual tradition, the Steel Horse Rally Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade has grown to thousands of bikes and 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 they must ride behind all of the two-wheeled motorcycles.
Enjoy the scenic ride by the Arkansas River, past Harry E. Kelley Riverfront Park on Riverfront Drive (where the Steel Horse Rally Concert and Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest will be following the parade) 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 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 for about 10 miles until your see Fort Smith Park on your left.
The Parade Route: Begin 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).