Featured Motorcycle Ride
The center of activity at 8:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning in Jasper, Arkansas is the Ozark Cafe. Coffee cups rattle saucers in the cafe’s bacon fried air while Billy Bell and his dad, Gene, hold court at a big checked-cloth-covered table. The family resemblance is clear between the two lean, sun-checked men gathered with a group of weather beaten locals swilling coffee and swapping the news of the day. Read More… 
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Speaking of Mountains
Old Rusty Truck
Cruising the Ozarks: Arkansas
I’ve traveled by motorcycle to more than 30 states, and Arkansas ranks high on my list as one of the most motorcycle-friendly states I’ve visited.  With more than 52 state parks, and sprawling mountain views, it’s no wonder it’s called “the Natural State.” Add in twisty backroads with rolling scenic landscape and plenty of elevation changes, and it was an easy decision when the leaders of the North and South Central regions of the Vulcan Bagger Association went looking for a destination for a combined rally. Read More…  
Who Invented the Motorcycle?
Good question, but I have to ask you one; gas or steam?  No, that's not what my Dental Hygienist asks me before she sets to work cleaning my gnashers.  You see Gottlieb Daimler invented the first gas powered motorcycle in 1885, when an engine created by Nicolaus August Otto was attached to a wooden bicycle.  Just to clarify things here; 'gas' is not a reference to gasoline, but fuel in a gaseous state rather than liquefied. Read More…
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Arkansas? Naturally
From the twisty Ozark asphalt and rolling Ouachita Mountains to the wide-open Mississippi Delta it is safe to say that Arkansas was made for motorcycling. There are many reasons to explore The Natural State on two—even three—wheels, but their motorcycle- friendly attitude keeps me coming back. That, and the sprawling mountain views, scenic open landscape, and of course all the fresh air that country life here has to offer. Read More…
Arkansas Highway
It is a gorgeous, sunny summer afternoon. I am one of some 15 riders on vintage-inspired Kawasaki Drifter motorcycles exploring the twisty backroads of Arkansas. We are heading south on AR 23, better known as the Pig Trail Scenic Byway, one of  “The Natural State’s” most renowned routes. It attracts riders from all over the country to explore its serpentine tarmac. Read More…
Deer strike! Surviving a close encounter
Heartland Honda Link
10 Things you need to know when riding in a group
Group Riders1
If you’ve ever ridden your motorcycle in a group before, you may have had a less-than-happy experience where tensions started to rise, and maybe you needed a little time apart from the group after the ride starts. You know the kind of rides I mean ... where as soon as you get to lunch you check your phone hoping for some minor emergency so you can exit gracefully and ride back solo. Read More…  
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Old Rusty Truck
Are You A Confident Motorcyclist?  While a very rare few of us are born with natural ability on a motorcycle, the majority of riders learn by doing. We try to avoid mistakes, especially painful ones, keep our eyes and ears open, and hopefully become mature in our abilities. Read More… 
 How to become a confident motorcyclist
Larson’s Law Corner
The center of activity at 8:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning in Jasper, Arkansas is the Ozark Cafe. Coffee cups rattle saucers in the cafe’s bacon fried air while Billy Bell and his dad, Gene, hold court at a big checked-cloth-covered table.  The family resemblance is clear between the two lean, sun-checked men gathered with a group of weather beaten locals swilling coffee and swapping the news of the day. Read More… 
Speaking of Mountains
Old Rusty Truck
Cruising the Ozarks: Arkansas
I’ve traveled by motorcycle to more than 30 states, and Arkansas ranks high on my list as one of the most motorcycle-friendly states I’ve visited.  With more than 52 state parks, and sprawling mountain views, it’s no wonder it’s called “the Natural State.” Add in twisty backroads with rolling scenic landscape and plenty of elevation changes, and it was an easy decision when the leaders of the North and South Central regions of the Vulcan Bagger Association went looking for a destination for a combined rally. Read More…  
Who Invented the Motorcycle?
Good question, but I have to ask you one; gas or steam?  No, that's not what my Dental Hygienist asks me before she sets to work cleaning my gnashers.  You see Gottlieb Daimler invented the first gas powered motorcycle in 1885, when an engine created by Nicolaus August Otto was attached to a wooden bicycle.  Just to clarify things here; 'gas' is not a reference to gasoline, but fuel in a gaseous state rather than liquefied. Read More…
Past Story Archives
It is a gorgeous, sunny summer afternoon. I am one of some 15 riders on vintage-inspired Kawasaki Drifter motorcycles exploring the twisty backroads of Arkansas. We are heading south on AR 23, better known as the Pig Trail Scenic Byway, one of  “The Natural State’s” most renowned routes. It attracts riders from all over the country to explore its serpentine tarmac. Read More…
Deer strike! Surviving a close encounter
Heartland Honda Link
10 Things you need to know when riding in a group
Group Riders1
If you’ve ever ridden your motorcycle in a group before, you may have had a less-than-happy experience where tensions started to rise, and maybe you needed a little time apart from the group after the ride starts. You know the kind of rides I mean ... where as soon as you get to lunch you check your phone hoping for some minor emergency so you can exit gracefully and ride back solo. Read More…  
Copyright © 2017 - Ozark Rides, All Rights Reserved
Share with Us
Are You A Confident Motorcyclist?  While a very rare few of us are born with natural ability on a motorcycle, the majority of riders learn by doing. We try to avoid mistakes, especially painful ones, keep our eyes and ears open, and hopefully become mature in our abilities. Read More… 
Old Rusty Truck
 How to become a confident motorcyclist
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