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2015 Arkansas 500 Ride Itinerary

Early Bird Ride and Eats
Thursday, April 09, 2015:

Arrival Time: Noon if you want to ride the short Eureka Springs day ride with me. I'm leaving around 1pm. Otherwise, show up when you want. Thursday Camping (with your own gear) is $10 and comes with the Thursday Early Bird Dinner/party! You Must RSVP to scotty@arkansas500.com to be included for supper! Bring your own lawn chair.

Friday, April 10, 2015:

All Riders be ready at 8 am sharp. After a brief rider meeting (and photo), everyone will get the chance to visit Turpentine Creek (Proceeds from your ride donation will benefit Turpentine Creek: www.turpentinecreek.org).

The end of our first days ride will be at Lake Fort Smith State Park Campground. Upon arrival the sag wagon will already be there. Your gear will be inside a 14 foot locked enclosed trailer. An attendant will be there with the key to help you unload your gear. The trailer will be full. Respect your fellow riders and handle their gear gently. This gear is not cheap and deserves your careful handling.

Dinner is catered and I will post menu just before the ride. There is a really nice shower house on site. The campsite fee is included in your donation to TCWR, but feel free to drop a donation in the jar. I will bring firewood for bonfire. If you need electric and other amenities email me at: scotty@arkansas500.com. Gas is less than five miles away in Mountainberg. Be prepared or my son, Victor, will sell it to you for $7/gallon. The track/route will pass directly by it in the morning.

Saturday, April 11, 2015:

Breakfast: 8:00 am - 8:30 am: Menu added later…
Kickstands up by 8:30 am! This route will take us through some fantastic National Forest with a lunch stop on the trail. This will be a long, hard day for sure!

We will arrive at Buffalo Point State Park Campground in time to hook up with the sag wagon, set up camp, enjoy a great catered dinner with bonfire (if you can still walk).

Sunday, April 12, 2015:

Coffee 8:00 am - 8:30 am. Breakfast catered.
Kickstands up 9:00 am.
Lunch - Catered on the trail. Restaurants too slow for our size group.
Arrive back at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge by 4 PM.

In the morning you will be just one hour thirty minutes slab to your truck. I hope this helps those who must travel home early. Sag wagon will leave as early as possible for the Refuge.

The Ozark Mountains Offer Great Dual Sport Riding

Throughout the year the Ozark Mountains offer perfect dual sport riding. The Arkansas 500 is held in the early spring, just as all the greenery awakens. There are endless back roads and trails to ride all year long. Join us in the spring then enjoy the Ozark's all year.