Know where there are some great ride routes?
In the state of Arkansas.
How do I know this, you ask?
I went there on some scenic and twisty roads that rival those around where I live in the upstate of South Carolina, northeastern Georgia, and western North Carolina.
One pretty place:
There are so many routes, that I don't know where to start, so I refer you to a booklet that I picked up to show you.
You can get it from the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.
It contains twenty-one road routes and five dualsport routes, spread all over the state.
It gives the route specifics, mileage, and points of interest along the way.
Just so you know, the center of the state, the capitol Little Rock, is about 650 miles from Easley, SC where I live, so it is a bit of a jaunt to get there in the first place. ...but it seems well worth the effort.
Here is another guide, containing seven routes, that a concentrates on the area around Eureka Springs in the northwest corner of the state.
This one comes from the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, or here.
And, here is still another that centers on Harrison Arkansas, also in the northwest corner. It covers the Ozarks and a little of Missouri to the north, with seven routes.
You can get it from the Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau.
And as long as we have slipped into Missouri, here is their state motorcycle road guide, containing twenty routes.
I think these routes are something to remember for that future getaway you have been planning.
And now I have a confession to make.
I didn't ride to Arkansas. I didn't even trailer my bike there and ride. We were in the cage camping again with our old Apache tent trailer. You remember what it looks like:
Nevertheless, these ride routes are something to keep in mind if you head over there.