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Charity Motorcycle Rally in Fort Smith, Arkansas that Honors All Who Serve


The 2017 Steel Horse Rally brought more than 70,000 people to downtown Fort Smith and had a local economic impact of more than $13.8 Million. Thanks to the success of 3rd Annual Steel Horse Rally and the generosity and support of all of the sponsors and everyone who attended, the Steel Horse Rally Inc charity was able to donate more than $20,000 to local charities. Charity applications are currently being accepted for local charities to be considered to be recipients of donations raised at the 2018 Steel Horse Rally.

The 2018 Annual Steel Horse Rally will roar into Fort Smith, Ark. on May 4th and 5th, 2018 and will include some new, very exciting events. Come be part of one of the fastest-growing motorcycle rallies in the nation: YOUR Steel Horse Rally! Experience some of the most scenic motorcycle roads in on the continent and park your motorcycle in the middle of widest downtown streets in north America. Get ready to have a great time at YOUR motorcycle rally: The 4th Annual Steel Horse Rally, May 4th & 5th, 2018 in Fort Smith, Ark. as we honor all who serve and help local charities.

New for 2018: Motorcycle Racing! The Steel Horse Rally is proud to Announce the 1st Steel Horse Rally Shootout, Friday May 4th, featuring multiple classes of motorcycle racing. If you’re a rider or dealer and would like to get involved, click here for more info or e-mail

The Steel Horse Rally is a huge success thanks to a dedicated team of the Steel Horse Rally Sponsors and Volunteers. If you or your business would like to be part of the 2018 Steel Horse Rally, please contact us today at

2018 Steel Horse Rally Schedule

SAT., FEB 24
Charity Motorcycle Ride & More

The 4th Annual Frozen Knuckles Run

Save the date! Saturday, Feb, 24th, 2018. The 2018 Frozen Knuckles Run officially kicks off the riding season in Western Arkansas and the ride, great food and festivities benefit the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity. No matter what the weather, there is always great food and a beautiful short ride through the scenic roads of the area. Even if you don't ride, come out and make a donation, enjoy great food, door prizes and more. More details coming very soon. For find out how you can get involved, e-mail

Spring 2018
Educational Bourbon Tasting

2nd Annual Steel Wheels Bourbon Express

The 2018 Steel Wheels Bourbon Express: Educational Bourbon & Wine Tasting aboard the Ark. & Mo. Railroad to benefit the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity. Spring 2018. More details coming soon.


The 2018 Steel Horse Rally Officially Kicks Off


2018 Public Guardian Poker Run


The 2018 Steel Horse Rally Vendor Village Opens

See vendors from around the country that have everything you need for your motorcycle, your official SHR Merchandise, plus a variety of food and beverages to tantalize your taste buds. For more details, click here

5:30 p.m.

2018 Salute to Heroes: Ceremony and Ride TBD

The 2017 Steel Horse Rally honors “All Who Serve” with the new “Heroes Salute” Ceremony & Ride. For more info, click here, 2018 info TBD

6:30 pm

Garrison Ave Bike only parking

11:00 a.m.

The 2018 Steel Horse Rally Official Merchandise Available

Your official Steel Horse Rally Merchandise available in the SHR Vendor Village. For more details, click here

6:30 pm

The 2018 Steel Horse Rally Shootout

For the first time, motorcycle racing comes to the Steel Horse Rally. See fast-paced dirt track motorcycle racing at Tri-State Speedway with donations and proceeds from admission going to help the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity.

8:00 a.m.
8:00 am

2018 Steel Horse Rally Bike Show

See incredible motorcycles, from antiques to modern marvels, plus make a donation to the Fort Smith Museum of History and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. For more info, click here. 2018 Information coming soon ...

9:00 am

The 2018 Steel Horse Rally Vendor Village opens

The Steel Horse Rally Vendor Village reopens with a variety of vendors with all of your 2018 SHR official merchandise, food, beverages, and items for you and your motorcycle . For more details, click here

9:00 am

Antique Motorcycles on Display

See incredible rolling pieces of history on display in the Vendor Village thanks to the Diamond Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. 2018 TBD

9:00 am

The Birds of Prey Show

See amazing birds of prey up close at the Pocket Park on Garrison Ave. An amazing fun and educational experience for the entire family. For more info, click here. 2018 TBD

11:00am - 2am

Garrison Ave open only to Bike traffic 2018

3:00 pm

The 4th Annual SHR Thunder Though the Valley Motorcycle Parade 2018 TBD

Ride your motorcycle in the 4th Annual SHR Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade. Lineup starts at 3 p.m. at Fort Smith Park. Parade starts at 4 p.m. For more info click here 2018 TBD


The 2018 Miss SHR Bikini Contest

The beautiful contestants of 4th Annual Miss SHR Bikini Contest will take the SHR Alley Stage at 8 p.m. Cheer on your favorite contestants and help us choose Miss SHR 2018. For more info, click here


Steel Horse Alley Stage Concert 2018 TBD

2018 SHR Concert TBD click here

The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity established in 2014 to benefit local charities and help the local community. The first Rally was held May 1st & 2nd, 2015 in Fort Smith, AR and raised thousands for local charities with an attendance of more than 30,000 people and a local economic impact of more than $4.2 Million. In three short years the attendance has grown to an estimated record of more than 50,000 motorcycles and 75,000 attendees. The local positive economic impact of the 2017 SHR is estimated at $13.8 Million.

The annual charity motorcycle rally is open to all and helps several local charities. Charities benefiting from the 2017 Steel Horse Rally include Heroes on the Water, the Buddy Smith Veterans Home, The ARC for the River Valley, the Fort Smith Museum of History and Earthbound Angels.

The Steel Horse Rally has already received several local, regional and national awards for being an outstanding community event and for having great live entertainment. An annual tradition in Fort Smith, AR the Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally boasts the Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade, Vendor Village, Heroes Row of Military and Veterans organizations, poker runs, concerts, and helping, even more, charities each year.

Motorcycle riders from Dallas, TX, Memphis, TN, Tulsa, and Okla City OK, St Louis Mo and even further traveled to Arkansas for the rally and to enjoy all the area has to offer. The River Valley and Northeast Oklahoma offer some of the best motorcycle rides you will find anywhere. Visit our ride page for more detailed information. Visit our friends at Arkansas Motorcycling for more great rides in the Northwest Arkansas area and all over the state. For the Sooner State visit TravelOK for rides and information about Oklahoma motorcycling.