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One of the most fascinating motorcycling routes in Arkansas

At 359 miles long, Bayou Bartholomew, which begins in Pine Bluff, is the longest bayou in the United States.
Bayou Bartholomew was once a wide, pristine waterway with barges, and even steamboats, plying its waters. Today it offers wonderful fishing. It serves as the dividing line between the Delta and the Timberlands and is the second most ecologically diverse waterway in the nation.

This short loop starts at Star City. The ride down US 425 to AR 54 is a patchwork of timber and cleared pastures for cattle farming.

Crossing Bayou Bartholomew at Winchester is like crossing from night into day. The bayou separates the Timberlands to the west and the Delta to the east like a squiggly line on paper.

To experience two of the major geographical divisions of Arkansas in one short ride, while experiencing the meandering Bayou Bartholomew, is something you don’t find on many other motorcycling routes.

Take AR 138 across US 65 then go 16 miles east to Rohwer. Here you’ll find the Rohwer Relocation Center National Historic Landmark where Japanese-Americans were interned during WW II. Continue to McGehee to see the World War II Japanese American Internment Museum in the restored 1910 Missouri-Pacific Railroad Depot.

 

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An awesome April in the Arkansas Delta

March 30, 2016 8:58 p.m.
April is a great time to get out and explore the Arkansas Delta. From food to music to outdoor fun, you’ll find all that and more this month in the Upper and Lower Delta regions of The Natural State. ...

Second year for The Steel Horse Rally in Fort Smith

March 21, 2016 4:20 p.m.
Featuring live music, a parade, vendors, bike show, bikini contest, barbecue competition, and poker runs, The Steel Horse Rally takes place Friday, April 29-Saturday, April 30 on Garrison Avenue in do...

Five Fun Fall Activities

September 21, 2015 5:15 p.m.
When the lazy hot days of summer pass and the cooler crisp air of fall moves in, the great outdoors beckons. The Natural State offers many ways to see the changing leaves up close or via sweeping pano...

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May 27
- THRU - May 28

Talimena Rally 'Cruisin for St. Jude'

May 27
- May 28
Arkansas Convention Center
Texarkana, AR

May 27
- THRU - May 29

Talimena Rally "Cruisin for St. Jude"

May 27
- May 29
Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center
Texarkana, AR

Jun 04

Peak to Peak Poker Run

Jun 04
Mount Magazine State Park
Paris, AR



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