Discover the Ozarks of Arkansas & Missouri Where friends get together on two wheels Bixby to Elephont Rocks Map
This 45 mile ride begins in the small hamlet of Bixby MO on State Hwy 32. Once you turn south onto SH 49 you will find a great canopied winding road that will thrill your senses.  
Bixby to Elephant Rocks - 45 miles
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This 70 mile ride loops Clearwater Lake located in the area of the valley where Iron & Reynolds county meet.  Know for the grandeur of it's hills, natural springs, and splendid beauty.
Clearwater Lake Loop - 70 miles
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Enjoy the back roads of this ride that twist through the Mark Twain National forest. The beginning of this ride SH A is wildly twisty, and a thrill to ride. 
Current River to Lesterville - 49 miles
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This 71 mile ride offers some great sweeping and scenic vistas to thrill the senses.  If you're heading to the valley from the southwest for the weekend then this a great route. 
Eminence to Pilot Knob - 71 miles
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This 72 mile is in our estimation one of the best in the Ozarks.  If you enjoy canopied "Dragon" like roads, then this ride is your promise land.
Mill Creek - Saco Loop - 72 miles
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Arcadia Valley - The Jewel of the Ozarks
As a serious rider you're always seeking to find "The Perfect Road", you know the one you can't wait to get back to. When I was invited to visit Arcadia Valley Missouri I must admit that the vision that I had in my head was that of just another typical sleepy Missouri back road community...  Boy was I ever wrong. Seldom does a rider find Valhalla in their own back yard, but the 900 square mile region known as Arcadia Valley is just that.  The communities of Pilot Knob, Ironton and Arcadia are nestled in the picturesque valley of the St. Francois Mountains and besides the over the top scenic rides, there are so many things to do while visiting the area. Known for its red brick Iron County courthouse, graceful antebellum homes and turn-of-the-20th-century mercantile buildings, Arcadia Valley was a popular 19th century summer resort. During the Civil War, the valley was the site of a significant battle at Fort Davidson in Pilot Knob.  There are four major state parks in the valley - Elephant Rocks, Johnson's Shut-Ins, Fort Davidson Historic Site  and Taum Sauk Mountain (Missouri's highest peak). As for the area roads?  First let me just say that I have traveled all over the country on my bike seeking out the best rides America has to offer, from the Tail of the Dragon to the Beartooth Pass and most points in-between.  All have their own unique features that make them great rides, and like anything else, finding the best ride is certainly subjective.  For me the best ride bar none is the Beartooth Pass in Wyoming.  That being said, I think you'll find the back roads of this valley can hold their own against the best of them.  They are absolutely as good as, and to some maybe better (again subjective) than any in the Ozarks.  From winding and canopied “dragon like” roads to scenic vistas, you're definitely going be thrilled with the area and I’m sure you’ll mark it down as a place you’ll want to visit again and again. Below are eight new rides that I think you’ll love.  Of course there will be more ride maps added as I have to opportunity to return to the valley and explore the beauty that Arcadia Valley has to offer.
“The Arcadia Valley is one of the most delightful places I have ever been, with beautiful scenery all about.”
Ulysses S. Grant - President/General
Johnson's Shut-Ins Map
This 50 mile ride loops around and through the Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park.
Johnson’s Shut-Ins Loop - 50 miles
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This 43 mile ride begins and ends in Reynolds MO, and loops the Logan Creek Conservation Area which lies south of Black River and north of Current River.
Logan Creek Loop - 43 miles
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This 85 mile ride loops Taum Sauk Mountain (highest point in Missouri).  When you take this route you might try a short detour on CR CC and ride up to the Taum Sauk Mtn. peak.  (To reach the summit there is a short ride on a good quality but dirt road).
Ironton - Ellington Loop - 85 miles
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Arcadia Valley The Jewel of the Ozarks
As a serious rider you're always seeking to find "The Perfect Road", you know the one you can't wait to get back to. When I was invited to visit Arcadia Valley Missouri I must admit that the vision that I had in my head was that of just another typical sleepy Missouri back road community...  Boy was I ever wrong. Seldom does a rider find Valhalla in their own back yard, but the 900 square mile region known as Arcadia Valley is just that. The communities of Pilot Knob, Ironton and Arcadia are nestled in the picturesque valley of the St. Francois Mountains and besides the over the top scenic rides, there are so many things to do while visiting the area. Known for its red brick Iron County courthouse, graceful antebellum homes and turn-of-the-20th-century mercantile buildings, Arcadia Valley was a popular 19th century summer resort. During the Civil War, the valley was the site of a significant battle at Fort Davidson in Pilot Knob.  There are four major state parks in the valley - Elephant Rocks, Johnson's Shut-Ins, Fort Davidson Historic Site  and Taum Sauk Mountain (Missouri's highest peak). As for the area roads?  First let me just say that I have traveled all over the country on my bike seeking out the best rides America has to offer, from the Tail of the Dragon to the Beartooth Pass and most points in-between.  All have their own unique features that make them great rides, and like anything else, finding the best ride is certainly subjective.  For me the best ride bar none is the Beartooth Pass in Wyoming.  That being said, I think you'll find the back roads of this valley can hold their own against the best of them.  They are absolutely as good as, and to some maybe better (again subjective) than any in the Ozarks. From winding and canopied “dragon like” roads to scenic vistas, you're definitely going be thrilled with the area and I’m sure you’ll mark it down as a place you’ll want to visit again and again. Below are eight new rides that I think you’ll love.  Of course there will be more ride maps added as I have to opportunity to return to the valley and explore the beauty that Arcadia Valley has to offer.  
“The Arcadia Valley is one of the most delightful places I have ever been, with beautiful scenery all about.”
Ulysses S. Grant - President/General
Bixby to Elephont Rocks Map
This 45 mile ride begins in the small hamlet of Bixby MO on State Hwy 32. Once you turn south onto SH 49 you will find a great canopied winding road that will thrill your senses.  
Bixby to Elephant Rocks 45 miles
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This 70 mile ride loops Clearwater Lake located in the area of the valley where Iron & Reynolds county meet. Know for the grandeur of it's hills, natural springs, and splendid beauty.
Clearwater Lake Loop 70 miles
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Enjoy the back roads of this ride that twist through the Mark Twain National forest. The beginning of this ride SH-A is wildly twisty, and a thrill to ride. 
Current River to Lesterville 49 miles
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This 71 mile ride offers some great sweeping and scenic vistas to thrill the senses.  If you're heading to the valley from the southwest for the weekend then this a great route. 
Eminence to Pilot Knob 71 miles
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This 72 mile is in our estimation one of the best in the Ozarks.  If you enjoy canopied "Dragon" like roads, then this ride is your promise land.
Mill Creek - Saco Loop 72 miles
Johnson's Shut-Ins Map
This 50 mile ride loops around and through the Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park.
Johnson’s Shut-Ins Loop 50 miles
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This 43 mile ride begins and ends in Reynolds MO, and loops the Logan Creek Conservation Area which lies south of Black River and north of Current River.
Logan Creek Loop 43 miles
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This 85 mile ride loops Taum Sauk Mountain (highest point in Missouri).  When you take this route you might try a short detour on CR CC and ride up to the Taum Sauk Mtn. peak.  (To reach the summit there is a short ride on a good quality but dirt road).
Ironton - Ellington Loop 85 miles
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