Events

The 2022 Steel Horse Rally

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Event Details

Dates: 5/6/2022 - 5/7/2022
Times: All Day 

Description

The Steel Horse Rally roars into downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas on May 6th & 7th, 2022. Honoring all who serve, the rally is dedicated to our veterans, military, law enforcement, and first responders. The charity motorcycle event also helps local charities and the community.

Come experience one of the fastest-growing motorcycle rallies in the country and enjoy scenic rides, LIVE music and entertainment, the official Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar, vendors, pro & amateur motorcycle racing and so much more! 


Friday May 6th

10:30 AM  |  Public Guardians Poker Run
Registration opens at 10:30 AM at Hooters Fort Smith (6401 Rogers Ave.) which is where you will also get your first poker chip. Stop 2 will be at Turner Bend Store on Highway 23 north of Ozark, Arkansas. Stop 3 will be at The Vault at 624 Main St. in Van Buren, Arkansas. The final stop is back at Hooters. Cost is $20 per bike and $5 for an extra hand. Extra chips may be bought at the final stop. Group Ride will leave out at 1 PM. Last bike in at 4 PM.

Noon  |  Vendor Villages Open
This year there will be THREE Vendor Villages. The Steel Horse Rally Vendor Village will be located at 800 Garrison Avenue. The Main Stage Vendor Village will be located at 601 Garrison Avenue directly across from First National Bank of Fort Smith. And the Cisterna Park Vendor Village will be located at 1001 Garrison Avenue where a large monument of General Darby atop his beloved Harley is visible from the street. 

5 PM  |  LIVE Entertainment
Enjoy live music on The Steel Horse Rally Main Stage at the corner of 6th & Garrison Avenue. Ages 21+ can enjoy beverages from the open-air Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar right in front of the stage. Plus, get your official Steel Horse Rally Charity Cup for a charitable donation of $5 and ages 21+ can walk through the rally and downtown entertainment district with their adult beverage. 

5 PM  |  The Steel Horse Rally Shootout
Head to Tri-State Speedway (1705 W. Race Track Rd. - Pocoloa, OK.) just minutes from downtown Fort Smith for fast-paced Pro & Amateur Motorcycle Racing. Gates open at 5 PM and races begin at 7 PM.

6:30 PM  |  Garrison Avenue Bike Parking
Just look for signs and traffic cones marking where parking is allowed along Garrison Avenue — one the widest historic main streets in America — and be sure to put your front tire on the yellow lines! Garrison Avenue parking will be open to motorcycles until 2 AM!


Saturday May 7th

9 AM  |  Vendor Villages Open
This year there will be THREE Vendor Villages. The Steel Horse Rally Vendor Village will be located at 800 Garrison Avenue. The Main Stage Vendor Village will be located at 601 Garrison Avenue directly across from First National Bank of Fort Smith. And the Cisterna Park Vendor Village will be located at 1001 Garrison Avenue where a large monument of General Darby atop his beloved Harley is visible from the street. 

9 AM  |  Garrison Avenue Bike Parking
Just look for signs and traffic cones marking where parking is allowed along Garrison Avenue — one the widest historic main streets in America — and be sure to put your front tire on the yellow lines! Garrison Avenue parking will be open to motorcycles until 2 AM!

9 AM  |  Law Enforcement Fun Run
Registration begins at 9 AM at Denny's (5910 Rogers Ave.) and kickstands go up at 10 AM. Enjoy 20% off breakfast at Denny's during registration! $15 charitable donation per bike benefiting the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity and the Fort Smith Fraternal Order of Police. This beautiful scenic ride takes you along the rock cliffs of Mulberry River to Oark, AR, down scenic Highway 215, and back to Riverfront Park in Fort Smith just in time for the Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade.

10 AM  |  Cops & Cones Motorcycle Exhibition
Head to Cisterna Park at 1001 Garrison Avenue and watch law enforcement officers ride through this precision course of orange cones set up in the middle of Garrison Avenue. After the event, kids can have their photos made with the officers and their motorcycles.

4 PM  |  Thunder Through The Valley Motorcycle Parade
Onlookers are encouraged to find a good spot along Garrison Avenue to help us greet hundreds of motorcycles as they thunder down historic Garrison Avenue underneath a massive American Flag displayed by two Fort Smith Fire Department firetrucks and continue towards the mighty Arkansas River. 

Motorcycle line-up/staging begins at Riverfront Park (121 Riverfront Drive) at 3:30 PM. Larger 3-wheeled vehicles such as Slingshots may ride in the parade, however, for safety reasons, we ask that these vehicles ride behind all of the two-wheeled motorcycles. The parade is open to all kinds of motorcycles and is free to all participants. Donations to the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity are appreciated.

4:30 PM  |  LIVE Entertainment
More LIVE music and entertainment at The Steel Horse Rally Main Stage. Ages 21+ can order drinks from Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar in front of the stage and make a charitable donation of $5 to receive an official Steel Horse Rally cup and walk through the rally and downtown entertainment district with an adult beverage. 

8 PM  |  Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest
Make your way to The Steel Horse Rally Main Stage at the 600th block of Garrison Avenue (directly across from First National Bank of Fort Smith) to enjoy LIVE music and entertainment, and help us crown The 2022 Miss Steel Horse Rally.

9 PM  |  MESSER
Enjoy live music from the Steel Horse Rally All-Star Band that is reuniting for this special event! Plus enjoy a live performance by Messer. This incredible band recently released their new single “Hope In This World." This rock powerhouse band is known for their catchy hooks and high energy live performances. Their singles are currently climbing the charts (and are in the TOP 25).

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.