Dozens of Oklahoman’s made the trip to Eureka Springs on April 4-7 for the 10th annual Hillbilly Dual Sport motorcycle ride. Originally started by our riding friend from Kansas, Uncle Dave, it has morphed into a mutli-state event that attracts riders from Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri. Primarily a street and dirt road ride, this fun event usually features beautiful scenery, easy rides, and sometimes cold and wet weather.
This year we were lucky. The weather was a bit cool on Thursday, but the remainder of the weekend was clear, sunny, and warm. Dozens of riders showed up on everything from KTM 525’s to KLR’s to Triumph Tigers. Various groups went out for a ride each day, exploring the back roads in and around Eureka Springs. Our group ran into a local pair on 250 dirt bikes and had fun following them on local 2-track trails.
A bunch of Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas riders are converging on Eureka Springs, AR for the 10th (?) annual Hillbilly Dual Sport Ride. This is a fun filled weekend of easy dual sport riding down gravel and dirt roads and a fair amount of pavement. Originally put on by “Uncle Dave” out of Kansas, this ride has grown into a big event with over 100 riders showing up for a good time. The host motel is the Ozark Swiss Inn 3601 E Van Buren phone 1-800-833-8450 or 479-253-6688. This is an informal dual sport ride that features everything from awesome paved twisties to fairly gnarly single track.
There are no registration fees, T shirts or BS just a bunch of dual sporters having fun and riding the great trails around Eureka Springs. There is a group get together in the evenings and lots of beer drinking and bench racing will take place. There are excellent restaurants and cafés in the area as well as many unique one of a kind places to eat out on the trail.