Arkansas 500 Eureka Springs, AR April 12-14, 2019

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  1. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    The Arkansas 500 is a Dual-Sport Motorcycle ride (based out of Eureka Springs, Arkansas) that spans three days (April 12-14, 2019) and travels over 500 miles of back roads in the Natural State. Arkansas offers the most diverse sites and experiences for dual-sport riders in the Midwest, including beautiful wooded forest, large hill climbs, incredible water crossings and more back roads that can be ridden in 10 years! Get on your bike and ride the 8th Annual Arkansas 500 April 12-14, 2019, with like-minded people out for a great weekend.

    The Arkansas 500 is a dual-sport ride benefiting Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, a 27-year-old non-profit big cat sanctuary. All (100%) of the profit from this backcountry dual-sport ride will go directly to help the animals. Thank you for participating. A $175 donation gets you all signed up.

    Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and dinner, and Sunday breakfast are all included and once again, we will have Chef Vic on hand doing the cooking. You are responsible for your own meals on the trail. Maybe you can talk your group leader into pulling over for lunch?

    Camping is provided (bring all your own gear).
    Activities: Riding, Fish-storytelling, practical jokes, eating, and maybe some sleeping are some of the common activities.

    Another ride by ScottyXR - Spending some time freeing our minds!
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  2. ScottyXR

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    1.0 Arkansas500.com is now updated for April 11-14, 2019's 8th annual Arkansas 500!

    1.1 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ARKANSAS 500 2019 RIDE ($175) CLOSED

    1.2 Campgrounds are finalized:
    Thursday Early Bird: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
    Friday: Byrds Adventure Center
    Saturday: Buffalo Outdoor Center

    1.3 46 paid riders as of 1/11/19, 70 total. Get signed up today!
    1.4 55 paid riders as of 1/24/19. Only 15 spots left. Get signed up today!
    1.5 Must complete survey went out today. Please fill it out or notify Scottyxr by PM if you did not get one.
    1.6 Rider registration closed! January 31, 2019.
    1.7 Shirts ordered 3/15 -
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  3. ScottyXR

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  4. WFO1

    WFO1 Living the Dream Supporter

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    Last year was a HOOT! I'll be better prepared for cooler weather this year.
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  5. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    We have had cold rides, wet rides, and perfect weather rides. That is how we roll in the Ozarks!
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  6. wichita_zeb

    wichita_zeb n00b

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    I'm in!!!!!....it's my 1st Arkansas 500. I'm trying to get another buddy from Wichita, KS to come with. So, the riding is FRIDAY, SATURDAY & HALF DAY SUNDAY?
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  7. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Glad to have you both join us. The riding is:
    Thursday 1/2 day - 90-mile sightseeing/ warm up.
    Friday all day - 170-200 miles
    Saturday all day - 170-200 miles
    Sunday all day - 140-160 miles with the ability to cut it short if you want to get to your vehicle early.

    Get out and Ride!

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  8. ed gaines

    ed gaines Adventurer

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    Would I fit in anywhere this would be my first event, new to the whole DS/Adv scene. Thanks
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  9. c_m_shooter

    c_m_shooter Ninja Warrior

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    Just go. You will enjoy it. If you can get some off road experience before then it would probably help your confidence.
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  10. Dirty bird

    Dirty bird Slightly off-camber

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    I drove 1500 miles (one way) to my first ADV rally last year. This year made my SECOND 1500 mile trip to an ADV rally. Next year will be my THIRD 1500.......You get the picture. You will not meet a more friendly group of guys anywhere. You will make new friends and get to ride areas you may not otherwise ride.:ricky
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  11. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Sure, and you have plenty of time to "warm up" sort of speak! We do ride gravel roads with options for other, more technical areas.
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  12. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Long timer

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    Scotty have you decided where the rides will be ending Friday and Saturday nights?
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  13. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Bob,
    We will be using Mulberry Mountain or Byrds Adventure Center on Friday and the Buffalo Outdoor Center campground Saturday night. They both work out so well. Hot showers and all...
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  14. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Long timer

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    Thanks Scotty, I will most likely try to find a cabin or motel nearby, sleeping on the ground don't have as much appeal to me as it did when I was young...er.;-)
    Bob
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  15. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Get in touch with Tim, he will probably be doing the same. I have not decided on the Friday night yet and will not know until next Thursday or so.
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  16. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    12/22/2018 Day Ride - Oleary and I went out for a relaxing day in sunny December. The weather was great and I found some new stuff for the AR 500!

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    I rode the XR650R today to meet O’Leary on his KTM 450 EXC. This photo is Osage Creek, just east of Huntsville, Arkansas.
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    Didn’t take many photos because I had my camera running, pointing at the ground all day! Get Out And Ride!
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  17. ScottyXR

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    We have 36 paid and signed up riders for the 2019 Arkansas 500 at this point. If you plan to attend, get signed up soon. This ride will sell out.
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  18. advmgm

    advmgm Long timer

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    Hey Scotty, count me in as a ride leader, if you need one!
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  19. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Will do ADVMGM!
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  20. RiverRatRider

    RiverRatRider Been here awhile

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    So do most stay / camp at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ? And is there were the fire , food & Booze will be each night ??? AKA Base Camp ..
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