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The Ozarks Top 5 Rides
OK, before some of you get yourselves in an uproar just keep in mind that as with most things, “Top” list are subject to varying opinions. It’s almost like asking which of your children is your favorite… It’s practically impossible! This list is based upon years of riding almost every conceivable route that the Ozarks have to offer, so here you go, our “Top 5” rides in no particular order…
Arkansas Top 5 Rides Olfield Loop Map
This is a ride that is often overlooked, but is one of the best in Missouri, and on a clear day you can see the Boston Mountains in Arkansas.
Oldfield Loop - 21 miles (Missouri)
Pig Trail Map
This 24 mile ride is one of Arkansas premier rides and USA Today list this ride as the #2 best rides in America according to 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.
Pig Trail - 24 miles (Arkansas)
Mt. Magazine Byway Map
This 28 mile ride begins in Havana, the Mount Magazine Scenic Byway quickly begins its ascent through the forests on the slopes of Mount Magazine, the highest peak in Arkansas at 2,753 feet.
Mt. Magazine Scenic Byway - 28 miles (Arkansas)
Sparta to Peel Map
This 53 mile ride takes in the beautiful Hwy 125, and there is probably no better ride in southern Missouri.  The Peels Ferry runs all year and is free.
Sparta to Peels Ferry - 53 miles (Missouri)
Arkansas dragon map
This 59 mile ride includes the area south of Mt. Judea known as the Arkansas Dragon. With plenty of  twisties and switchback, makes it one of Arkansas top 5 rides.
The Arkansas Dragon - 59 miles (Arkansas)
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Here’s a ride to consider when you have a limited time in the Ozarks, but want to take in a “real feel” of the beauty that the area offers. We recommend you take two days to do this ride and enjoy the majestic scenery that Arkansas has to offer.  
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With the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus it's very important that we all do our part to help mitigate the spread of the virus, not only to ourselves, but perhaps more importantly to our loved ones.  But riding your motorcycle is unique in that you can ride and still be isolated.  Just follow these simple guidelines and you can still get out and ride safely.   
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.  The Ozarks has some of America’s best motorcycle roads.   Ozark Rides is your online authority for Arkansas motorcycle road maps 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 Branson and Lake of the Ozarks motorcycle rides. 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 world famous Bikes, Blues and BBQ festival in Fayetteville Arkansas. Discover some of the best motorcycle roads that America has to offer, here in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri.
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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.
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? Believe it or not this is where a good number of inexperienced riders will get into trouble.  As a novice rider approaches a turn most will instinctively look directly at a stationary object such as a tree, guard rail etc, (target fixation). 
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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 Ozarks
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.  Relax. Pay attention. After all, it’s only water, the heavens have opened and it’s pouring.  You can’t see very far down the road thanks to the spray coming off other vehicles. Your visor is misting up and you’re not entirely sure how you and your bike are going to handle the rain.  
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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 wonderful 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 usable 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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Ride alone or with one other motorcycle (NO GROUP RIDING!). Ideally ride only in rural areas. Remember, the idea is to stay away from others. Make no stops where there are other people gathered. If you must get gas use the "Pay at the pump" option, and wear gloves. We recommend disposable rubber gloves that you can throw away at         the pump. (STAY OUT OF THE BUILDING). If you think you'll need some nourishment along the way, we suggest you pack a snack and a bottle of water at home to bring with you.  If that         is not an option and you must stop to get bite, then there are plenty of restaurants that are offering take-out.  Just remember to keep your         distance from others.
For me, I get on my bike and ride for a couple of hours each day.  I only stop at the local “Pay at the pump” station if I need gas, and other than that I only get off my bike when I’m back home.  This way I get my ride in, while keeping the same level of isolation as when I’m in my own home.  So keep in mind the guidlines we’ve mentioned, and you too can still ride. 
** Some municipalities may have local laws against riding during any "stay at home" ordinances that are temporarily in effect.
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Governor Mike Parson signed a bill in to law on July 14th, part of which repeals Missouri’s all-rider motorcycle helmet law.   House Bill 1963 covered several transportation provisions, including repealing the helmet law to require only people under the age of 26, or older than 26 and riding with a permit, to wear a helmet when riding in or driving a motorcycle or trike.  It stated qualified operators who are 26 or older don’t have to wear a helmet if he or she is covered by health insurance, and law enforcement cannot pull over riders to check if they are following helmet laws. The law became effective August 28th, 2020
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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.
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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. The Ozarks has some of America’s best motorcycle roads   Ozark Rides is the 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 Branson and Lake of the Ozarks motorcycle rides. 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 Missouri and Arkansas than any other online source.
Motorcycle Riding curves safety
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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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.
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. 
Motorcycle Riding in the Rain
Arkansas’s Top 5 Rides
OK, before some of you get yourselves in an uproar just keep in mind that as with most things, “Top” list are subject to varying opinions. It’s almost like asking which of your children is your favorite…
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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.
It’s practically impossible! This list is based upon years of riding almost every conceivable route that the Ozarks have to offer, so here you go, our “Top 5” rides in no particular order…

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Here’s a ride to consider when you have a limited time in the Ozarks, but want to take in a “real feel” of the beauty that the area offers.  We recommend you take two days to do this ride and enjoy the majestic scenery that Arkansas has to offer.  
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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.  
With the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus it's very important that we all do our part to help mitigate the spread of the virus, not only to ourselves, but perhaps more importantly to our loved ones.  But riding your motorcycle is unique in that you can ride and still be isolated.  Just follow these simple guidelines and you can still get out and ride safely.   
Ride alone or with one other motorcycle         (NO GROUP RIDING!). Ideally ride only in rural areas. Remember, the idea is to         stay away from others. Make no stops where there are other people gathered. If you must get gas use the "Pay at the pump" option,         and wear gloves. We recommend disposable rubber         gloves that you can throw away at the pump.         (STAY OUT OF THE BUILDING). If you think you'll need some nourishment along the way,         we suggest you pack a snack and a bottle of water at         home to bring with you.  If that is not an option and you         must stop to get bite, then there are plenty of restaurants         that are offering take-out.  Just remember to keep your         distance from others.
For me, I get on my bike and ride for a couple of hours each day.  I only stop at the local “Pay at the pump” station if I need gas, and other than that I only get off my bike when I’m back home.  This way I get my ride in, while keeping the same level of isolation as when I’m in my own home.  So keep in mind the guidlines we’ve mentioned, and you too can still ride. 
** Some municipalities may have local laws against riding during any "stay at home" ordinances that are temporarily in effect.
Arkansas? Natually
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Governor Mike Parson signed a bill in to law on July 14th, part of which repeals Missouri’s all-rider motorcycle helmet law.   House Bill 1963 covered several transportation provisions, including repealing the helmet law to require only people under the age of 26, or older than 26 and riding with a permit, to wear a helmet when riding in or driving a motorcycle or trike. It stated qualified operators who are 26 or older don’t have to wear a helmet if he or she is covered by health insurance, and law enforcement cannot pull over riders to check if they are following helmet laws.  The law became effective August 28th, 2020
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