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The 11th Annual Arkansas 500
April 1 - April 3
Spending some time freeing the mind!
The 2022 Arkansas 500 is now open for registration. Go to arkansas500.com and register today!
2022 Arkansas 500 Ride Itinerary
Early Bird Ride and Eats – Two and a half-hour ride starting when you arrive, on your own, track provided by Scotty. At 6:30 PM Scotty will be cooking burgers and brats (for those who fill out the pre-ride survey correctly) on location at Byrds Adventure Center. Bring a chair and drink to Scotty’s campsite #2 for the Early Bird Dinner.
Friday, April 1:Hot Breakfast provided at 7:30 AM. Coffee will be available by 7 AM. After a brief rider meeting (and photo), it is kickstands up! Lunch is on the trail. This year the ride will be stationary, at Byrds Adventure Center, and start and finish at the same location each day. Through the years, we have moved to a different location each day, but this year we will set up camp only once! You will have your truck, gear, and camping stuff with you each evening.
Dinner will be at 6:30 each evening and is catered. I will post the menu just before the ride, but I can tell you now that there will be Prime Rib on Saturday night. There is a shower house on site. The campsite fee is included in your donation to TCWR, but feel free to drop a donation in the jar. If you need an RV site with electricity and other amenities call Byrd’s Adventure Center at 479-667-4066. This is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tent camping is unlimited. Gas is less than five miles away at Turner Bend.
Saturday, April 2 Coffee – 7 AM Breakfast: 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: Full hot breakfast. Make it snappy, we have a long day ahead! Kickstands up by 8:00 – 8:30 AM! Lunch on the trail. This will be a long, hard day for sure! Eat to ride, not ride to eat! You will arrive back where you started, Byrds Adventure Center, in time to enjoy camp, enjoy a great catered Prime Rib Dinner (6:30 PM) with a campfire (if you can still walk).
Sunday, April 3 Coffee 7:00 AM Coffee 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM. Hot Breakfast Kickstands up 9:00 AM.
Lunch – Up to you. Arrive back at Byrds Adventure Center by 4 PM.