by Rachael Moyer
Cooler weather announces a change in seasons. Soon the leaves will begin their colorful transformation and riders from Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri will hit the road and head for a quaint little Arkansas town. This time of year draws motorcycle enthusiasts to enjoy the top two things that make Eureka Springs a destination for motorcycle travel…great rides and breathtaking scenery.
Eureka Springs is a motorcycle friendly town with many unique shops, bars and restaurants. In fact, the Mayor of Eureka Springs was featured in Thunder Roads Magazine for his interest in Harleys and his insight into area rides. Visit Eureka Springs and discover why its earning a reptutation as the Bike Capital of the Ozarks.
Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, curvy roads open up to amazing views. Here are some of the top area attractions for motorcycle enthusiasts:
• The Famous Pig Trail
• Scenic Highway 7
• Beaver Dam at Beaver Lake
• Pea Ridge National Military Park
• Arkansas Art Trail
• Little Golden Gate Bridge in the Town of Beaver
• Elk viewing in the Buffalo National River Region
Discover more great attractions in the Greater Eureka Springs Region. Whether you are just out for a Sunday ride or planning a big road trip, download the Free Ride Eureka Springs Guide and the Free Eureka Springs Motorcycle Routes Guide or follow the Arkansas Art Trail.
Top Festivals and Events
Eureka Springs is known for its festive spirit. Downtown parades, free music performances in Basin Spring Park and year-round festivals are just a few of the events that make Eureka Springs fun. Enjoy Bikes, Blues & BBQ in September then break away from the big crowds and hang out in Eureka Springs. Wander around at the Antique Car Show or plan your trip back to Eureka later for the Eureka Springs Blues Festival. To see what events are currently scheduled, visit the Official Eureka Springs Calendar of Events.
Eureka Springs Loves Motorcycles
Most of Eureka Springs Lodging is biker friendly and are happy to accommodate a small group with some space to hang out, show off your bikes and have fun. Look for lodging with flat and secure parking, bike wash stations, rewards programs and special discounts or added value packages. If you have your heart set on a place and don’t see a published special, call and ask them. Most hotels in Eureka Springs want your business and will be willing to discount…especially for a weekday stay. Plan the Best Eureka Springs Road Trip in 3 Easy Steps.