Arkansas: The Untamed Side of the Natural State

Aug 14, 2017 View Comments by

A tawny, striped face stares at me, unblinking. The Bengal tiger must weigh almost 400 pounds, and she is only a few steps away. I didn’t know there were tigers in Arkansas. Her name is Crysta and she is a permanent resident at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, seven miles south of Eureka Springs. Thankfully, two […]

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Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma: Riding the Cherokee Trail of Tears Part III

Jun 06, 2017 View Comments by

We pick up the Cherokee removal journey in central Missouri: “We travelled about 12 miles to a settlement called Port Royal (believed to be Waynesville by researchers), on the banks of a beautiful stream, named Rubedoo. Here we had a delightful place, on the bank of the river, convenient to wood and water. We employed […]

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Arkansas: A State of Mind, Body, and Soul

Dec 06, 2016 View Comments by

My ears ring from the blast. Acrid smoke fills my nostrils and burns my eyes. That shot was the last of my powder and the Yankees are coming fast. My mind screams “Run,” but I draw my sword. It is March 8, 1862, and I may die today at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas […]

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RoadRUNNER Special Collector’s Issue Now Available

Sep 22, 2016 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel is excited to announce the release of its special collector’s issue, Touring America’s Backroads. Find inspiration in our stunning photography and helpful trip planning information. Featuring 10 of the country’s best and most scenic motorcycle tours, this high quality issue comes complete with RoadRUNNER’s signature tankbag maps and GPS files. A mix of previously […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Push Mountain Road (Aka Arkansas SR-341)

Nov 07, 2015 View Comments by

A Memorable Ride in the Ozarks – Although I have ridden extensively in the Ozarks previously, I recently enjoyed an awesome section of tarmac in north central Arkansas for the first time. SR 341 snakes its way through the Ozark National Forest along mountain ridges with numerous curves, frequent elevation changes, and gorgeous scenery. It’s […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Arkansas Dragon (AKA SR-123)

Apr 04, 2015 View Comments by

What is It? For motorcyclists who think the only challenging twisty roads are on either the West Coast or East Coast, or Colorado, think again. Arkansas has many curvy roads, including its very own version of the Tail of the Dragon, which snakes through the scenic Ozark Mountains in the northern part of the state.­ […]

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Weekend for Two: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Jun 15, 2014 View Comments by

Mountain Riding and Relaxation Known as “The Little Switzerland of America,” Eureka Springs, AR, offers the perfect escape for couples looking for a romantic getaway to another time. The town gets its name, and much of its history, from a nearby spring that was reputed to hold special healing powers. When word spread about the […]

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Trans America Trail: Chewbacca Bridge!

May 22, 2014 View Comments by

When I look around at the roads that I am riding, both paved and dirt, it is hard to believe I am riding across America. I have driven across country before, but like others it has usually been with a focus on going fast, zipping down the highway, not stopping to learn anything. Simply traveling […]

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Trans America Trail: John F. Kennedy Overlook and Memorial

May 15, 2014 View Comments by

Waking up in a giant overpriced room with no view of the water was not in my plans. But then again the rain pouring down outside provides plenty of water, so I guess I should be grateful. In a way, waking up to more rain is like greeting an old friend. A quick cup of […]

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Trans America Trail: Heber Springs, AR

May 08, 2014 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER’s Adventure Hermit, aka Joe Trey, is back with his Trans America Trail Adventure. You can read his previous posts here. Reverend Shaw Moore: Were you drinking? Ariel: No. Reverend Shaw Moore: Smoking something? Ariel: No! I wasn’t stealing, I wasn’t gambling, I wasn’t dancing, I wasn’t reading books I’m not supposed to! I am […]

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