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Welcome to Ozark Rides When it comes to great motorcycle touring destinations, few can rival the beautiful scenery and endless amount of twisty roads than the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas & Missouri.   Ozark Rides is an online authority for Arkansas Motorcycle Rides including the Motorcycle destinations of Mountain View, The Pig Trail, The Buffalo National River and Eureka Springs, Arkansas  as well as the Missouri Ozarks to include the Branson and Lake of the Ozarks motorcycle rides. Ozark Rides was founded by a biker who has traveled these roads more times than he can count and with a mission to provide you with an online resource about cruising the back roads of both Arkansas and Missouri with great ride maps, local events and so much more. Riders will also find plenty to do when its time to pull the bike over and take a break: great camping/hiking opportunities, Arkansas wine country (the largest and oldest in the south), numerous art galleries and music festivals, old Missouri mills, music city – Branson Missouri, Eureka Springs Arkansas, Lake of the Ozarks BikeFest and of course the famous Bikes, Blues and BBQ festival in Fayetteville Arkansas. So get out and discover some of the best motorcycle roads that America has to offer, here in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri.
We offer more ride maps for the Ozarks of Arkansas and Missouri than any other online source.
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Getting your Ride Ready.  Even though it was pretty cold the last few months, the riding season is finally here and before you take your motorcycle on a road trip, spend an afternoon performing a thorough inspection of your bike.
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Riding Safety. Handling the curves. You are riding down a road and as you enter a turn you feel as if you are going too fast and are heading for the tree on the side of the road. What should you do?  Get on the brakes?  Roll off the throttle?  Bail?  
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Motorcycle Cruising and Touring the Ozarks
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Ozark Mountain Motorcycle Travel Destinations.
If nearly perfectly paved, often twisty roads, wooded scenery, lots of lakes, and not too much competing traffic sounds like a good formula for a motorcycle tour, such conditions are available in the Ozark Mountain areas of Missouri and Arkansas. 
Rates the Arkansas Pig Trail Scenic Byway as # 2 in their Readers Choice best motorcycle roads in America.  Motorcycle riders have called attention to the Pig Trail as a fitting excursion for those who want to combine the picturesque and the sublime. This 19-mile stretch of Arkansas Hwy 23 passes through a curvy tunnel of foliage in the Boston and Ozark Mountains, and the charming Victorian town of Eureka Springs is close-by, with lots of restaurants, shops and lodging.
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17 Tips for Riding in the Rain.
Scared of riding in the wet stuff?  There’s no need; with a little know-how and a little preparation, riding in the rain can be just as safe and just as fun as riding on a nice, sunny day. 
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Arkansas’s Top 5 Rides
OK, before some of you get yourselfs in an uproar just keep in mind that as with most things, “Top” list are subject to varying opinions and this list is based upon years of riding almost every conceivable route that the state of Arkansas has to offer, so here you go…
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We realize the conventional wisdom is that the Pig Trail is the best ride in Arkansas and while we agree it is a terrific ride, we would just suggest heading a little further south to Mena and try out the Talimena Scenic Drive.  It’s often overlooked due to it’s location in the southern most area of the Ozarks but we feel it just edges out the Pig Trail for overall stunning vistas, road conditions and length of ride. 

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Make your plans now to attend this years Bikes Blues & BBQ in beautiful Fayetteville, Sept 21st - 24th 2016.  Live music, great food and of course some of the best motorcycle roads in America. Check out their website, and Facebook page for all of the info you’ll need to make the most of this years rally.
Bikes Blues & BBQ Rally September 21st thru the 24th 2016
Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest Rally September 15th thru the 18th 2016
Riders from all over the United States will be making their way to Lake of the Ozarks for the 10th annual Lake of the Ozarks BikeFest!  This area offers some of the Nation’s most scenic rides around the Lake of the Ozarks and through the rolling Ozark hills with spectacular views. In addition to over one-hundred biker-friendly bars, restaurants, hotels and campgrounds. Check out their website, and Facebook page for all of the info you’ll need to make the most of this years rally.
Discover Missouri’s Old Mills
If you’re looking for an out of the ordinary ride, you might try the Missouri Mills Run.  The state of Missouri is home to many wonderfull mills from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, and back then going to the mill was much like going to a county fair is today.  In pioneer Missouri, villages and towns were often built around a gristmill, where grains were ground into flour and meal, and a sawmill, where timber could be worked into useable lumber.  These water-driven mills were plentiful in Missouri, especially in the southern regions where spring-fed streams provided an almost inexhaustible supply of water power. Because of high demand, the mills often ran 24 hours (except on Sundays), operating on a first-come first-served basis, whether the farmer brought a wagon full of grain or one two-bushel sack. When a man arrived with raw grist, the miller marked his load by a stamp placed on his sacks or wagon, thus designating the man’s place in line. It was not uncommon for a man to wait several days for his grist to be processed. This time was spent fishing, trading or bartering for goods and livestock, discussing the news of the day, pitching horseshoes, playing sports and cards, and hashing over religious and political opinions.
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With 72 ride maps of the Ozarks, we have more maps than any other online source.
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