Monthly Archives: April 2016

2016 Ozark Rally – April 28th – 30th, Mountain View, AR

Ozark Poster 2016Daily rides around one of the best riding region in the USA. Rally headquarters at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Great food, bench racing and the best looking bikes around the Forest.

Book your rooms by calling (870) 269-3871 and mention the Yamaha 650 Society for a special rate ($70.00/night). There are 2 rooms per bungalow and the Park has reserved a set of bungalows for us. For more information call John Chaves (813) 391-five four zero seven or email


  • Thursday (April 28th) – Noon. Meet & greet. Short ride (Loop 0, 98 miles) int he afternoon
  • Friday (April 29th)- Full riding day (Loop 2, 268 miles)
    • 7:00 – 8:30 AM – Breakfast at the OFC restaurant
    • Lunch  at the Low Gap Cafe in Low Gap, AR
    • 7:30 PM – Dinner at the OFC restaurant
  • Saturday (April 30th) Loop 1
    • 7:00 – 8:30 AM – Breakfast at the OFC restaurant
    • Lunch at the Neighborhood Diner –
    • 7:30 – Dinner drive/ride to Mi Pueblito 4 Mexican Restaurant in downtown Mountain View. Awards time!
  • Sunday (May 1st) – Drive home.

Ozark Rides

The 2016 Rally Season is here!

2016SocietyRallyMapThe Society rallies are all about guided rides, swapping stories, looking at 650s, (working on some?), good food, and trophies! Regardless of where you live, there’s a rally near you.

  • We’ll kick things off with the Smoky Mountain Dogwood Rally (April 15th – 17th. Suches, GA). Back on the Society calendar for 2016, the event always bring a large number of Yamaha 650s.
  • In April, we move to north Arkansas for the 2nd Annual Ozarks Rally (Apr 28th – 30th. Mountain View, AR). If you are a fan of nice and (almost) un-patrolled twisty roads, this is for you.
  • The 33rd edition of the always fabulous Land-Between-the-Lakes Rally (May 19th – 21st . Grand Rivers, KY) has an agenda packed with rides, bike shows, and a group banquet.
  • The 2016 West Virginia Mountain Rally (June 3rd – 5th. Marlinton, WV) promises to be a blast. Beautiful scenery adorns great motorcycling roads.
  • Always held in conjunction with the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days festival, the 2016 Mid-Ohio Rally
    (July 8th – 10th, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH) adds rides and cookouts during one of the oldest motorcycle vintage events in North America.
  • Finally, we wrap up 2016 in grand style with the 24th Smoky Mountain Rally (Sept 14th – 17th. Townsend, TN) with roads made for the 650.