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By Larry Sexton, Guest Blogger Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau I have had the honor and privilege to ride all across this beautiful country of ours, from the East coast to the West coast. I have been on many of the premier rides across this country, and the bottom line is there is no consistently …
Each April, downtown Helena hosts motorcycles, music and massive merriment during the Wild Hog Musicfest and Motorcycle Rally. The three-day event takes place April 23-26 and offers a packed schedule of events, activities and live performances. If you’ve never attended Wild Hog, you might think it’s a festival dedicated to motorcyclists exclusively. Well, it’s definitely …
Have you finally decided to get yourself a motorcycle? Congratulations! Now you need to learn everything you can about riding so you can enjoy safe excursions throughout The Natural State. ABATE of Arkansas (Arkansas Bikers Aiming Towards Education) is sponsoring a basic rider course, April 18-19 in Little Rock. Basic entry level skills will be …
“Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.”  ~Author Unknown Each April, historic downtown Helena hosts motorcycles, music and massive merriment during the Wild Hog Musicfest and Motorcycle Rally. The three-day event takes place April 24-27 and offers a packed schedule of events, activities and performances. If you’ve …
The State of Arkansas has made a deliberate decision to attract bikers as a major tourism market. Part of this effort started at the local level at many different communities around the state like Eureka Springs, Harrison, Hot Springs, Little Rock, Mountain View and of course Fayetteville producing a brochure to hand out to visiting …
Well, today is Stage 8 of the Motorcycle Cannonball Run and the last day that the riders are scheduled to ride in Arkansas. An amazing mix of characters has come together to make this historic event possible and so far the riders are halfway to their destination point of Santa Monica, California. The group left …
Hello from the 2010 Motorcycle Cannonball Run! The riders are now in Hot Springs and it seems to have been a great adventure for them so far since leaving Kitty Hawk, North Carolina a week ago. Yesterday riders crossed the bridge into Arkansas at Helena-West Helena to start their Arkansas adventure.  ADPT photographer Chuck Haralson …
For those of you following the cross-country journey of the Motorcycle Cannonball Run, riders are coming through Arkansas tomorrow and will be in the state for three days. The ride is being divided into 16 stages (and goes through 11 states) and participants are riding classic pre-1916 motorcycles. Nearly 70 riders have signed up for …
As a motorcycle enthusiast, I am very excited to report that tomorrow is the official start of the Motorcycle Cannonball Run-the coast-to-coast ride across the U.S.  Stops through Arkansas are included in the journey The ride, named after Erwin “Cannonball” Baker, a famous motorcycle and automobile racer who set over 140 endurance records from 1910 …
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. The Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie hosts the 9th annual German Heritage Festival on April …
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 downtown Fort Smith. The Steel Horse Rally honors those who serve or have served our country and citizens – military, veterans, law enforcement, and first …
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 panoramas. Try these ideas for getting outside to hike, bike, ride, drive or paddle in the Arkansas Ozarks. …
The annual changing of leaves from green to red, yellow, orange, gold, and burgundy is an eagerly awaited event by both Arkansans and visitors.  As any Arkansas fall color aficionado can tell you, however, this is subject to change without notice. To help fall foliage fans everywhere, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has …
What would you expect from a city that’s been named a Top Western Town by True West magazine? A month of fun activities dedicated to western heritage, and that’s just what you’ll get in Fort Smith in May. Fort Smith Western Heritage Month brings to light just what it means to have “true grit” with …
Spring has “sprung” in The Natural State and it’s a great time to get out and have some fun! Check out these great festivals taking place in April. The sound of bagpipes echoes through the Ozarks again this spring, as Lyon College in Batesville hosts the 36th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival on April 10-12. The …
The Talimena Rally has been set for May 21-24.  The event is a chance to ride the motorcycling terrain of Arkansas while raising money for cancer research. All proceeds from the motorcycle rally go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s headquarters for the event will be the Arkansas Convention Center in Texarkana. The …
Fayetteville starts its transformation today into a haven for bikers, which can only mean one thing. It’s time for Bikes, Blues and BBQ on Sept. 24-27. Whether you are a motorcycle enthusiast or just someone who wants to walk around and check out the incredible colors and styles of all the bikes, there are plenty …
CC Kruzzers Car Club is hosting a car, truck and motorcycles, show on Saturday, Sept. 6 in the parking lot of the Church of Christ, 906 E. Harding St., in Morrilton. If you want to show your vehicle, the entry fee is $25 for the first car. There is a discount for showing multiple cars. …
Part of the appeal of riding motorcycles is the adventure found on the open road. On a dual sport motorcycle, one suited for both on- and off-road riding, bikers can also venture off paved roads and highways to explore backcountry terrain like dirt roads, gravel roads and jeep trails. “For every great vista on the …
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