Arkansas is one of five states that noted travel writer Gary McKechnie added to his “Great American Motorcycle Tours.”
McKechnie's impression of his ride on Scenic 7 Byway from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs is typical of a biker's first time in The Natural State. "A ride reaching across mountains and hills from the thermal baths of central Arkansas north to one of the nation's most impressive resort towns. Nearly 100 percent undiluted natural beauty along a scenic highway reveals a new perspective on a misunderstood state."
Arkansas’s six geographic regions offer bikers diverse topography and scenery.
Arkansas's natural beauty and unique, eclectic destinations are rapidly gaining popularity with motorcycle enthusiasts throughout North America. We are a motorcycling friendly destination. Our scenic byways bank along verdant Arkansas countryside rich with flora and fauna as diverse as our terrain, making Arkansas motorcycle trips a natural choice. From the majestic herd of elk in Boxley Valley to the massive flock of waterfowl along the Mississippi, wildlife beckons bikers to savor the ride. Intriguing historical sites, pampering luxury resorts and meandering pristine rivers pave the path of motorcyclists that tour our friendly state. Looking for a dawn to dusk motorcycle road trip that will take you from the foot of the Ozark Mountains to the heart of the Delta? Would you prefer a landing spot where you can park your bike and stretch your legs while shopping unique stores, listening to live music, or wandering through one of only three living caves in the world? Unique motorcycle destinations, which cater to motorcycling travelers, are nestled in the heart of Arkansas's most rambling roads, broken by breathtaking vistas along the way.
Don't have a bike or didn't bring yours? Maybe you just want to hop on a Harley or a Honda for a weekend drive. Check out Pig Trail Harley-Davidson/Buell in Rogers.
Biker-friendly towns include Hot Springs, Eureka Springs, Harrison and Mountain View. Harrison has a brochure detailing routes and information about riding throughout the Ozarks. Events such as Bikes, Blues & BBQ in Fayetteville, Wild Hog Motorcycle Rally and Music Festival in Helena, and Arkansas H.O.G. Rally in Hot Springs attract thousands of bikers each year.
Some helpful sites in planning your ride through northern Arkansas are Cruise the Ozarks, Ride Eureka Springs, Motorcycle Riding Guide of the Ozarks, Routes & Rides of the Tri-Peaks Area, Fayetteville Motorcycling Guide, and Rogers Rides.
See for yourself why experienced motorcyclists, like McKechnie, prize the pavement that winds across The Natural State.