Steel Horse Rally ~ Fort Smith, Arkansas

May 3- 4, 2024

About The Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally

The Steel Horse Rally is held annually in Fort Smith Arkansas, and the motorcycle rally honors military veterans, active duty personnel, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and first responders.

The charity motorcycle rally is held in May and spans two states (western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma) and features scenic rides through the Arkansas River Valley.

Location Of The Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally

The Steel Horse Rally is in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The rally has many motorcycle tours, adventures, and other activities that extend into eastern Oklahoma.

Dates Of The Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally – 2024

The Steel Horse Rally will be held from May 3-4, 2024.

Attendance At The Steel Horse Rally

Typically, the attendance at the Steel Horse Rally is around 200,000– 250,000.

Cost Of The Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally

Entrance passes to the Steel Horse Rally aren’t required, but charitable donations are accepted. The rally has a mix of free and priced venues, events, rides, and concerts. VIB (Very Important Biker) passes provide exclusive access to VIB viewing areas and premium seating. Passes are limited but can be purchased in advance (a minimum donation of $99 is requested).

Popular Venues At The Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally

Some of the most popular venues at the Steel Horse Rally include: Steel Horse Rally Main Stage, Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar, Steel Horse Entertainment Stage, Garrison Avenue (Main Street) venue, Steel Horse Rally Tent, Glass Pavilion, Rally Store, Rally Information Booth, Cisterna Park, and Steel Horse Vendor Village.

 Activities At The Steel Horse Rally Motorcycle Rally

At the Steel Horse Rally, activities include: Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest, Strong Arm Showdown, motorcycle parade, live entertainment, Cops & Cones (a motorcycle skill exhibition), motorcycle shows, concerts, organized motorcycle rides (guided and self-guided), racing, events, contests, parties, shopping, and motorcycle demo rides.

 Organized Motorcycle Tours And Rides At the Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally

Organized tours and rides at the Steel Horse Rally include:

  • True Detective film set tour (visit the 2019 season’s film set, ride through scenic areas of the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas, and return)
  • Public Guardian’s Poker Run (130 miles with 5 stops)
  • Arkansas Wine Country tour (110 miles through Arkansas Wine Country, with tastings)
  • Rudy GP & Natural Dam tour (127 miles of scenic views, including the Natural Dam and waterfall)
  • Pig Trail tour (104 miles of challenging road, with lots of twisties and hairpin turns)
  • Thunder Loop tour (81 miles of majestic cliff views, while skirting the Mulberry River)
  • Mt. Magazine tour (121 miles across the highest mountain peak in Arkansas)
  • Law Enforcement Fun Run Ride (Denny’s to Riverfront Park)

Where To Stay During The Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally

Places to stay include: Choctaw Casinos & Resorts, Wyndham Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, Courtyard Fort Smith, Clear Creek RV & Camping, Riverfront RV Resort, Park Ridge RV Campground, Lake Fort Smith camping, Crabtree RV Park, Springhill Park Campground, White Rock Mountain Campground, the Overland RV Park.

Marijuana At The Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally

Medical marijuana is legal in Arkansas and Oklahoma, but recreational marijuana isn’t legal in either state.

 

Closest Airports To Fort Smith, Arkansas

The closest airports to Fort Smith are:

  • Fort Smith Regional Airport (6 miles from Fort Smith)
  • Sallisaw Municipal Airport (26 miles from Fort Smith)
  • Robert S. Kerr Airport (37 miles from Fort Smith)
  • Drake Field (53 miles from Fort Smith)
  • Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (81 miles from Fort Smith)

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