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We offer more ride maps for the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas than any other online source.
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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 the 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. 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, stories 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 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.
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 and this list is based upon years of riding almost every conceivable route that the Ozarks has to offer, so here you go…
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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)
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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)
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)
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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)
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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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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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10 Reasons for Riding Alone.
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Riding Alone
Any excuse is good enough for a ride – whether it’s with the pillion-in-a-million, a couple of friends, a dozen club members, a hundred shop riders, or a thousand toy runners – yet solo riding is our favourite.
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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 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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Get Your Bike Ready For The Riding Season.  It’s the time of the year when most riders start to get the Ole’ Two Wheeler out of the garage and out onto the black-top.  But what you don’t want, is for your bike to break down while you’re in the wind.
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 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. 
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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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Ride the great Arkansas Wine Trail
Arkansas's wine country offers riders spectacular views, charming small towns, celebrated cafés, and, of course, many of the finest and most beautiful wineries in the country.  Two European families settled in the Arkansas River Valley, attracted by its fertile sandy soil and moderate climate.  These pioneers of the American wine industry were Jacob Post, who came to America in 1872, and Johann Wiederkehr, who immigrated to Altus from Switzerland in 1880.  Area conditions reminded them so much of the fine wine making regions of Germany and Switzerland that they each established vineyards, the beginning of viticulture in Arkansas. This helpful guide includes all you need for a wine country visit that's refreshing for both body and soul.
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Staying Cool this summer
Summer is most certainly upon us. That means beautiful long days to enjoy rides on your bike. Summer means different things depending on your location, from triple-digit scorchers to high humidity levels that have you sweating before you even strap on a helmet. Riders try various methods to coping with the heat. Some people will always wear leather, some choosing mesh and textile in the hotter months, and others no gear at all, the latter being a really bad idea. There are plenty of ways for riders to keep cool during the summer that will help you stay comfortable and focused on riding.
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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 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. 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 Missouri and Arkansas than any other online source.
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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?  
MOTORCYCLE RIDING IN ARKANSAS AND MISSOURI
Motorcycle Cruising and Touring the Ozarks
Ozark Mountain Motorcycle Pig Trail
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. 
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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 and this list is based upon years of riding almost every
The Pig Trail Ride Map Clarksville to Pig Trail Ride Map Talimena Scenic Drive The Arkansas Dragon Ride Map Mt Magazine Ride Map
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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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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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conceivable route that the state of Arkansas has to offer, so here you go…

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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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10 Reasons for Riding Alone.
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Any excuse is good enough for a ride – whether it’s with the pillion-in-a-million, a couple of friends, a dozen club members, a hundred shop riders, or a thousand toy runners – yet solo riding is our favourite.
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Ride the great Arkansas Wine Trail
Arkansas's wine country offers riders spectacular views, charming small towns, celebrated cafés, and, of course, many of the finest and most beautiful wineries in the country. Two European families settled in the Arkansas River Valley, attracted by its fertile sandy soil and moderate climate.  These pioneers of the American wine industry were Jacob Post, who came to America in 1872, and Johann Wiederkehr, who immigrated to Altus from Switzerland in 1880.  Area conditions reminded them so much of the fine wine making regions of Germany and Switzerland that they each established vineyards, the beginning of viticulture in Arkansas. This helpful guide includes all you need for a wine country visit that's refreshing for both body and soul.
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If you've liked what you've seen here, you can help us continue to do more simply by donating.
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Staying Cool this summer
Summer is most certainly upon us. That means beautiful long days to enjoy rides on your bike. Summer means different things depending on your location, from triple-digit scorchers to high humidity levels that have you sweating before you even strap on a helmet. Riders try various methods to coping with the heat. Some people will always wear leather, some choosing mesh and textile in the hotter months, and others no gear at all, the latter being a really bad idea. There are plenty of ways for riders to keep cool during the summer that will help you stay comfortable and focused on riding.
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