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Steel Horse Rally in Fort Smith postponed until 2021

Steel Horse Rally has been rescheduled for the second time since coronavirus hit Arkansas and will now be held next year in May.

FORT SMITH, Arkansas — Steel Horse Rally has been rescheduled for the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Due to the rising number of cases in Arkansas and recommendations from public health and public safety officials, Steel Horse Rally announced on July 1 the decision to move the event dates to May 7 and 8, 2021.

“The safety of our attendees, volunteers and all who attend the Steel Horse Rally is paramount,” said Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity President Dennis Snow. “With the current health emergency restrictions and uncertainty about the future, the decision to reschedule the rally was really out of our hands. We are devastated to have to make this announcement on behalf of our board, volunteers and sponsors.”

The Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity relies on donations and sponsors to keep the rally operating from year to year.

To make a charitable donation visit thesteelhorserally.com.

Original story from March 26, 2020:

This sixth annual Fort Smith charity motorcycle event was originally scheduled for May 1 and 2 but had to be postponed due to health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

“The health and well-being of the motorcycle community and everyone who attends the SHR is the top priority for me and the Board of Directors,” said SHR President, Dennis Snow. “It breaks my heart to have to announce the rescheduling of the 6th Annual Steel Horse Rally.”

The Steel Horse Rally will be one of the first events to utilize the new Entertainment District ordinance that recently passed in Fort Smith.

This allows people of legal drinking age to enjoy the rally sights and sounds with an alcoholic beverage within the Entertainment District.

Commemorative SHR cups will be available for purchase for those who want to enjoy the new drinking privileges in style.

Credit: Steel Horse Rally

The rally will feature:

  • Cops & Cones Motorcycle Exhibition
  • Steel Horse Rally Shootout III at TriState Speedway
  • SHR Thunder through the Valley Motorcycle Parade 
  • Annual Birds of Prey Exhibition
  • Miss SHR Contest
  • Plus more exciting motorcycle rides and entertainment

All 2020 Very Important Biker (VIB) Passes that have already been reserved by donors will be honored during the new dates, and a limited number of VIB passes are still available at www.TheSteelHorseRally.com.

Over the span of 5 short years since the rally’s 2015 inaugural, it’s seen a total estimated attendance of nearly 300,000 visitors, donated more than $100,000 to local charities and has had a total estimated local economic impact of more than $60 million.

The 2020 Steel Horse Rally continues to be dedicated to all who serve, including military, veterans, law enforcement and first responders.

Credit: Steel Horse Rally

Proceeds from the rally will benefit four local charities:

  • The Buddy Smith Home for Veterans
  • The Fort Smith Museum of History
  • Antioch for Youth and Family
  • Children’s Service League

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