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.
I am an Oklahoma based writer, photographer, videographer and adventurer. I love telling stories about people. A motorcycle is my preferred means of travel, and I have over 5,000 hours piloting small airplanes.
Three intrepid Oklahoma dual sport riders and a friend from Kansas head to Terlingua in the winter to explore Big Bend National Park. Trouble awaits the unwary crew after a rare rainstorm turns the normally dry desert into sticky mud that burns clutches and strands our riders overnight in the freezing desert.