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The 2018 Frozen Knuckles Run

The 4th Annual Frozen Knuckles Run


Sunday, Feb. 25th, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Starting at: Barling City Park, Barling, Ark. (at the end of H Street off of Highway 59 in Barling)

$15 per bike; $20 for Rider + 1 Passenger; Includes ride, lunch & the 1st ever Frozen Knuckles Patch

Preregistration online, now through Feb. 21st at:

Click here for Event details on Facebook

The 4th Annual Frozen Knuckles Run officially kicks off the riding season in Western Arkansas and is a fun event for everyone that benefits the Steel Horse Rally Inc. The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a local charity that helps veterans, military, children and the local community. The Frozen Knuckles is the first fundraising event of the year for the Steel Horse Rally Inc. We invite everyone in the community to come out and make a donation, enjoy great food, ride, and be part of this great event.

The 4th Annual Frozen Knuckles Motorcycle Run to benefit the Steel Horse Rally Inc. will be Sunday, February 25th. The cost for the benefit ride will be $15 per rider, $20 for a rider plus passenger. This year, we are having lunch at Barling City Park (at the end of H Street off of Highway 59 in Barling) PRIOR to the ride rather than after the ride. You must register online using the TICKET link on this page in order to get lunch. Online registration will end on February 21st. With your early registration, you will receive an armband to be able to eat lunch and you will receive a new-this-year Frozen Knuckles Run patch for your jacket or riding vest.

If you don’t register by February 21st, you can still come and ride with us. Registration on Feb. 25th will open at 10:30 AM. With your day-of registration, you will also receive a patch while supplies last. Registration costs will be the same on the 24th (however onlay a limited number of patches will be available, so we recommend preregistering!). Lunch will be served from 11 AM til 12:30. The first wave of bikes will leave out at 12:30. The route will go north on Hwy. 59 to Interstate 540 to Hwy 64 to Hwy 282 to Rudy. From Rudy, riders will head east then south to Dyer.  From Dyer, riders will head east on Hwy 64 to Ozark, cross the Arkansas River on Scenic Hwy 23 to Caulksville. From Caulksville, we’ll take Hwy. 22 back into Barling to return to the Barling City Park.

Also new this year, we will be raffling off two VIB (Very Important Biker) passes for the 2018 Steel Horse Rally. The VIB passes allow you entry into all sort of cool events and special VIB areas. More information about the VIB raffle will be posted this week.

There will also be door prizes for registered riders upon the completion of the ride.

So come on out and enjoy a day with your fellow bikers and help us raise money for the Steel Horse Rally and its charities!
If you have any questions, post on this page or email Rick Bawiec, FKR chairman at

The History of the Frozen Knuckles Run

In the fall of 2014, Arkansas resident and motorcycle enthusiast Rick Bawiec created the Frozen Knuckles Run to raise money for the very first Steel Horse Rally (in May if 2015). The first Frozen Knuckles was held in early 2015 and helped raise donations that made the first Steel Horse Rally possible and successful. And, just like the rally, the Frozen Knuckles Run has continued to grow each year, outgrowing it’s first two locations and having to move to a new location again in 2017 to accommodate the riders. The event always features great food, a great time, great door prizes and it’s all for a great cause: helping the Steel Horse Rally Inc. which helps veterans, military, children, other local charity organizations and the community. Each year, the ride showcases some of the best roads in Western Arkansas and officially kicks off the riding season.

The Forecast: Always a Great Ride & a Great Time

One of the nice things about living in Arkansas is that you can ride motorcycles every month of the year. If it’s cold, that is part of the fun and adventure of this exciting event. If it’s cold, there is an abbreviated route, plus there is great, hot food waiting for you when you’re done riding. (And while motorcycle riders pride themselves on being tough in the elements, there are features like heated gloves and clothing and heated seats and handlebars for the modern motorcycle rider). It’s not always freezing or even cold for this ride: One year the weather was actually in the 70s and people were riding in T-shirts.