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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 jchaves@xs650society.com

Schedule

  • 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

Ride – The Brasstown Bald Loop – North Georgia. 77 miles

This is one of my favorite routes around the Smoky Mountains. Since I like to stay in Helen, GA the route is a loop that starts and ends there. Easy to do as all roads around this little German-style town are fantastic, most featuring long sweepers that agree with our long wheel bases and low hung engines. The ride starts by leaving Helen, going north on GA Hay 75/17, turning left on 75A. A few miles later, make a right on the Richard B Russell Scenic Highway (GA348) for 14 miles of riding nirvana. Continue reading