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Offline Taz

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Arkansas Ride in September / October
« on: July 16, 2013, 09:04:32 pm »
I am from NC and rode out to Colorado last year and stopped in on a friend that had moved to Kansas City. We are planning to do some riding in September or October and thought about the Ozarks so I am ask what you think the best rides would be for a 4-5 day stay with no particular order as when we split I will head back to NC and he to Kansas. We have no agenda and will rest our head where we tire.

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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 09:28:31 pm »
I am from NC and rode out to Colorado last year and stopped in on a friend that had moved to Kansas City. We are planning to do some riding in September or October and thought about the Ozarks so I am ask what you think the best rides would be for a 4-5 day stay with no particular order as when we split I will head back to NC and he to Kansas. We have no agenda and will rest our head where we tire.

Open for suggestions or websites

Mike

Honestly I am not trying to be sarcastic, but if you stay north of I-40, east of I-540, west of Hwy 67, you really can't make a wrong turn.  There are some decent roads outside of that area, but within that area, there are no bad roads as far as I am concerned.
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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 01:59:47 am »
Try this link: http://www.cruisetheozarks.com/
or this one: http://www.motorcycleroads.us/states/ar.html

Some of my favorites: AR-21, AR-23, AR-74, AR-123, AR-7 (this one is still good S of I40, but can see a bit of traffic).

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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 02:00:52 am »
Two of my personal favorites in AR are hwy 16 & hwy 7.

This little write up is helpful and has a few more great roads as well. Honestly as long as you are in the Ozarks there are really no bad roads.
http://www.mctourer.com/MustDo/Arkansas/MustDo_Arkansas.htm
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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 02:14:18 am »
Thanks for that link. I have not been to Push Mountain Road and have only had small bits of 16. Aw darn, guess I'll have to make another trip to AR. (not that much good stuff here in KC.)

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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 04:35:03 pm »
I think on the COG  home web page is still a link to the 2012 national rally.   On the site is still all the ride routes from the rally.  I had NO complaints on any of the roads.  There are No Bad Roads. 
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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 09:36:42 am »
The Butler map of the area is also a great resource.

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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2013, 01:52:31 pm »
Make it mid-October and hook up with the SC ride to Jack's Resort near Mountain View.
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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 06:50:51 pm »
At all costs, avoid September 18 – September 21

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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2013, 03:59:13 pm »
At all costs, avoid September 18 – September 21

Bikes Blues and BBQ Rally..Traffic sucks during that Rally..Unless you dont mind it.

I think it is set for 18-21 tenitivly but we will be a LONG way from Fayettville.  Not that we would not see some bikes from that rally but no problem I would think.
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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2013, 03:57:22 am »
I live in Branson MO, 15 miles from Arkansas. Feel free to contact me when its closer to time. I know all of the Ozarks highways and can send you on the right path and/or ride with.

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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2013, 11:36:19 am »
Has Jack's been scheduled yet?

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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2013, 12:20:38 pm »
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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2013, 12:20:43 pm »
Yes...........17th through 20th of October and has been in the calendar for SC for months.

Thanks Fred....five seconds earlier and I would have been first.

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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2013, 11:15:39 am »
LOL... i tend to think in the opposite direction....see a thread, then I figure it'll go on the calendar.  Thanks guys.

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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2013, 02:25:19 pm »
Hey! There's a guy in Branson...that would be a good ride from Bentonville! As to a ride, I think ya gotta ride Pig Trail up to Eureka Springs and stay at the Crescent Hotel...I just don't think it gets better than that...HOWEVER, Jack's Resort is really, really nice and in the same general area. Do them both!

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Re: Arkansas Ride in September / October
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2013, 10:31:52 pm »
For those on a budget in Eureka Springs, try Riders Rest. Bikes only, 12 nice rooms, great hosts. Almost vacant during the week. I am planning a couple of days there to base camp before and after Jacks to make it another one of my 2 week Arkansas explorations.  See y'all at Jacks  ;D
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