Pig Trail Arkansas

February 10, 2017
AR 23 ( Photo Credit: Mary Osteen/Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism)

There are plenty of routes that provide breathtaking rides in the Ozark Mountains. For years, Ride Texas readers have returned to cruise Arkansas Highway 23. Just make your way to the town of Ozark and head due north to Eureka Springs. Hopefully, you’ll back off the throttle and enjoy every inch of this road as it constantly twists and turns through the national forest. There are numerous historic buildings around the courthouse square in Ozark, as well as a lovely bridge across the Arkansas River. The Pig Trail National Scenic Byway makes up the first part of AR 23. By doing some web searching, you might opt to reserve a remote cabin to be your base camp, as every road splitting off in any direction is just as beautiful. Eureka Springs is the quintessential Victorian town in Arkansas. You’ll find numerous shops, accommodation options, and restaurants that serve everything from modern Southern cuisine to casual lake-fresh fish to inventive fine-dining dishes.

ALONG THE WAY

ALTUS

POST FAMILIE VINEYARDS
1700 St. Mary’s Mountain Rd.
800-275-8423
postfamilie.com

EUREKA SPRINGS

BASIN PARK HOTEL
Balcony Restaurant
and Bar
12 Spring St.
877-456-9679
basinpark.com

MYRTIE MAE’S RESTAURANT
207 W. Van Buren
479-253-9768
myrtiemaes.com

VISITOR INFORMATION
eurekaspringschamber.com
eurekasprings.com

OZARK

COURTHOUSE SQUARE
Several National Registry buildings
RIVERTOWNE BBQ
205 S. 3rd St.
479-667-1808
rivertownebbq.com

TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER
300 W. Commercial St.

ST. PAUL

BACKWOOD BBQ
4848 AR 16
479-325-1658

(Map Credit: Mapping Specialists)

On The Road

Pit Stops

1.  ALTUS HANDY MART
229 W. Park St., Altus

Grab a Bite

1.    DEVITO’S RESTAURANT
5 Center St., Eureka Springs
479-253-0572
devitosrestaurant.com

2.     GRANNY’S KITCHEN
215 N. Parrott Dr., Huntsville
479-738-2838

Stay the Night

1. CRESCENT HOTEL
Crystal Dining Room
75 Prospect Ave., Eureka Springs
855-725-5720
crescent-hotel.com

2. PALACE HOTEL
135 Spring St., Eureka Springs
866-946-0572
palacehotelbathhouse.com

Daytrip Diversions

1. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
5118 St. Mary’s Ln., Altus

Only in Arkansas

1. ARKANSAS RIVER BRIDGE
S. on 7th St., Ozark
Beautifully designed 1931 bridge;
lighted at night

Events

FREE

ALR #208 Bike Nite

February 23 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

American Legion Riders Post #208 will be hosting Bike Nite at Conroy’s Irish Pub. Come out and enjoy the fun, live music, door prizes and raffles!
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FREE

2019 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This year’s Texas Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum will provide important information to riders, instructors, and traffic safety professionals who are interested in improving rider safety. The Forum is FREE to attend and lunch will be provided (does not include nightly stays at the Y.O. Ranch). Topics will include: Identification of the extent of the rider safety problem. Activities that TxDOT, DPS, NHTSA, FHWA, and AMA are doing to improve rider safety. Legislative activities in Texas….
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$20.00

Gurene Country Ride

February 23 @ 12:00 pm

It’s Gruene in the Texas Hill Country! Time to check out the beautiful wildflowers on this ride! Please come join ALR 208 for some Wind Therapy! Registration begins: 12:00 pm Kick Stands Up: 1:00pm Donation: $20 per Rider – Includes Poker Hand Passenger – FREE $10 per Passenger for Poker Hand * Minimum of 15 paid riders to hole Poker Ride Ends at Conroy’s Irish Pub, 9190 Fair Oaks Parkway, Boerne, TX 78015 Proceeds benefit…
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Free

2nd Annual Vintage Bike SMASH UP @ MotoLiberty – Dallas

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  It’s a meeting of the Classic Motorcycles and the Contemporary Customs when the North Texas Norton Owner’s Association and their collection of Vintage Bike mingle with the Cafe Customs of the Denton Moto Collective at MotoLiberty’s 2nd Annual Vintage Bike Smash Up. The theme is “Young meet the Old”. This eclectic assortment of motorcyclists and their machines is a once a year affair jointly hosted by the NTNOA and the Denton Moto Collective at Dallas’ top gear shop, Moto…
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$175

Eurosport Cycle’s Spring Track Day

March 11

Eurosport Cycle’s track day is designed for street riders. It will be held at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, TX. You use your own street bike and street riding gear (protective jacket, pants, and gloves, full face helmet, boots over ankles). No leathers or special set up needed for your bike. It’s pretty laid back with small groups and plenty of one on one instruction. If you’ve ever thought of doing a track day this is…
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