Jill M. Rohrbach
Gates open at noon today for Rev. Troll’s Rock-N-Roll Revival, a motorcycle event presented by Oklahoma Biker. It runs today and tomorrow (Aug. 19-20) in Harrison. So jump on your motorcycle and ride on over to the banks of Crooked Creek on scenic Ark. 7. You’ll find games, music, live bands, food, vendors, poker runs, and guided rides.
Bands include: Judge Parker, Red Eye Gravy, Bluffett (Jimmy Buffett Tribute), and more. On Saturday there are open jam sessions.
Free primitive camping is available on the creek bank. Modern facilities there include hot showers. Swimming is allowed . Golf carts are allowed. But, according to the event flyer, there is no glass, no ATV’s, no pets, no weapons, and no attitudes.
You must be 21 to get in the gates, and you will need your ID. Call 918-260-7195 for details, or visit HarrisonArkansas.org.
Plenty of great rides start in Harrison. Here are some must-dos:
The Osage Trail
The Osage Trail is a great ride for scenic beauty. It takes you through small towns, scenic countryside and mountain overlooks. In the fall and winter, bald eagles are prevalent around many of the hillsides and fields.
Ozark Moonshine Run
The Ozark Moonshine Run is without a doubt the most picturesque route in the Ozarks. The route encompasses parts of Scenic Highway 7 and winds through the deepest parts of the Ozarks.
Peel’s Ferry Route
If you haven’t experienced the Peel’s Ferry Route, you haven’t experienced the most unique route in the Ozarks. The Peel’s Ferry was developed when the White River was dammed to make Bull Shoals Lake. Bull Shoals Lake now covers the Highway AR 125 leading into Missouri.
The Jasper Disaster has the name for good reason. Mile for mile, this route is the curviest riding route. The route encompasses the most scenic section of Highway 7, follows Highway 74 over the mountains and joins Highway 43 in Boxley Valley.