Hot Springs: Motorcycle Friendly Town

 
Zoie Clift

travelarkansas@gmail.com

 

There is no doubt Hot Springs is a motorcycle friendly
town. Rallies in town bring thousands of enthusiasts to the city each year
including the upcoming Arkansas State H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) Rally June
23-25.

 

During the rally local chapters are helping with guided
rides including the Toad Suck Chapter ( they’ll lead riders by the old ferry
that crossed the Arkansas River), the Central Arkansas Chapter ( they’ll
lead a back roads ride to Little
Rock) and the Hot Springs Chapter (which will ride through Lum and Abner country to the Jot “em Down Store
and through the
Ouachitas).

All activities will be in or around the Hot Springs
Convention Center and the Summit Arena. Vendors will be on the mezzanine at the
Summit Arena, Hill Wheatley Park and at Lander’s Harley Davidson.

The H.O.G. Pen will also be located on the mezzanine and
will have music, food and entertainment. This includes Reaction Racing, a drag
bike reaction time simulator which creates side by side racing.

Entertainment Thursday night is Cody McCarver, Friday night is Déjà Vu, and
Saturday night the closing ceremonies start at 7 and end with Montgomery Gentry. Other activities on
the schedule include a parade and dice walk and more. A full look at the
schedule can be found at www.arstatehogrally.com.

Also of note, a patch has been developed ( on sale for $1.50
at the Hot Springs Mountain Tower) by the Hot Springs CVB as nod of
appreciation to the riders that come to town. The patch is orange and beige and
features a spoke-wheel motif. 

And on another note, if you miss this one don’t worry as the Hot
Springs Rally
is scheduled for September 8-10.

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