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Issue #9 of 'Cruise The Ozarks Rider's Guide 2017/2018' is now being distributed across Arkansas & Missouri, plus 4 neighboring states. Our readers keep telling us how much they really like all the new features.

Once again, we are humbled by the great support we've gotten from advertisers and sponsors who helped make this issue of 'Cruise The Ozarks' our biggest and best issue ever! New ride maps. More roads and places to explore. More destinations to see when you tour the top roads in Arkansas and Missouri. Must-stop things to do along the way and the best motorcycle rallies to attend.

Yeah we have to admit it: Because we live here in one of the most beautiful parts of the United States, we're biased ...but we feel this small slice of the vast region known as 'The Ozark Mountains' is one of the top riding spots in the nation. Once you've ridden here, we think you'll agree. We've planned this new issue to help you make the most of your motorcycle ride to and through the Ozarks and help provide you a great overview of what the Ozarks has to offer.

Of course there are plenty of other wonderful roads besides the ones recommended in our rider's guide. May we suggest DeLorme's fine Atlas and Gazetteer to fully explore the Ozarks if you want to take to the back roads - read that meaning our famous gravel roads. And, be sure to contact us after your ride and e-mail us a picture of you and your riding group for us to post in our "Rider's Gallery".

How To Get 'Cruise The Ozarks' Magazine In Your Mailbox:

"Cruise the Ozarks" is and has always been a free publication you can pick up across the Ozarks and select places in 6 different states ... BUT, if you want a copy mailed direct to your home, please send $3.00 to cover postage & handling to: Cruise the Ozarks, P.O. Box 427, Berryville, AR 72616, and we'll promptly ship your copy out to you via USPS First Class Mail. In the meantime, enjoy planning your Ozarks adventure for this Spring, Summer and Autumn right here on our website: www.CruiseTheOzarks.com

You can now also click here and subscribe to our free e-mail newsletter "Cruise News" which publishes at the end of every month. You get advance upcoming rally information, news of new motorcycle rides across the Ozarks, super destinations to visit, monthly alerts of special offers, discount deals and more. Delivered free to your email inbox. No spam. No cost. Cancel anytime. So subscribe today!


Click here to subscribe free to 'Cruise News' and download the free digital edition of 'Cruise the Ozarks Rider's Guide' Issue #9 for the 2017/2018 riding season.

Another Big 'Thank You' To All Our Sponsors!

The sponsors of this website are listed because they are motorcycle friendly and solicit your business. Lodging, cafes and restaurants, watering holes and other sponsoring businesses have been selected to help make your stay enjoyable... both on the road exploring and back relaxing after a day of riding. Please support these folks who welcome you to Cruise the Ozarks.

It's exciting to hear that 'Cruise The Ozarks' is getting rave reviews from our 100,000+ readers who are actively seeking out the best motorcycle routes in the Ozarks! We owe our success to all of our great motorcycle-friendly sponsors who help support motorcycle riding in the Ozarks.

'Cruise The Ozarks Rider's Guide' is available for free at all high-traffic Arkansas Visitor Welcome Centers located around the state, as well as bike shops and motorcycle clubs scattered throughout Arkansas and in numerous places in Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Eastern Iowa. Many bars, pubs, restaurants, hotels, motels, resorts, cabins and campgrounds across the Ozarks graciously allow us prime space to stock and hand out copies of our free rider's guide to motorcycle riders eager to explore the best of the Ozarks roads.

Yes, it's true that riders from all over the U.S. come here to enjoy the Bikes, Blues and BBQ party event each September in Fayetteville, Arkansas ... but bottomline, BB & BBQ Rally is just one exciting 4-day excursion into the Ozarks. On the other hand our rider's guide -- detailing the best of Arkansas and Missouri rides, places to go and see, things to do, and so much more -- focuses on where to ride in the Ozarks all season long, from those chilly March days to those splendid Autumn rides late in the year. In fact, there are reasons 365 days a year to Cruise The Ozarks!

We strive to let you know about all the unique, one-of-a-kind places you can experience here. Please tell our terrific sponsors that you saw their ad, and please tell them 'Thank You!' for helping to support motorcycle riding here in the Ozarks. You can rest assured that our sponsors and advertisers are indeed 'Biker-Friendly' and ready to serve you and show you a great time throughout the entire motorcycle riding season.

If you would like to advertise your business on Cruise the Ozarks, please contact us by emailing Steve Johnson at: advertising@cruisetheozarks.com

Welcome to Cruise the Ozarks, where you'll find the best motorcycle riding in the Arkansas and Missouri Ozarks! Plan your next Ozarks motorcycle ride with us!

The Ozarks is THE motorcycle-friendly riding spot between the Rockies and the Smoky Mountains - especially northern Arkansas and southern Missouri - with hundreds of miles of great cruising roads. Our goal is simple: help you make the most of your Ozark Mountain riding experience. Take a look at our free motorcycle ride maps showing you the best places to ride in the Ozarks. When you are seeking the best motorcycle destinations in Arkansas and in Missouri, these motorcycle ride maps show you which routes to explore, especially if you have limited time to spend in the Ozarks. Come experience the great motorcycle roads in Arkansas and Missouri with Cruise The Ozarks as your guide!

'Best of Show' winner Shelly Griffith of Houston, TX (left) hoists her trophy in front of her winning motorcycle entry...

Posted by Cruise The Ozarks on Thursday, August 17, 2017



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Western Sizzlin Restaurant, Harrison, Arkansas

Restaurant of the Week: Western Sizzlin in Harrison, Arkansas. If you are hungry, make tracks to Western Sizzlin. Locals have voted them 'Best of the Best' for best overall restaurant, best buffet and best service. Western Sizzlin of Harrison features juicy Flame-Kist steaks, mouth-watering cinnamon rolls, and the freshest food bar and salad bar in Harrison. Want to stop in for that special occasion? They have got a room just for you. If you need to feed several people at a gathering, give them a call and let them handle all the details. Need to take a break from the road and want to cool off with some salad and ice cream? It's all waiting for you here at this Harrison mainstay. With over a dozen regular entrees on their main menu, they have almost any kind of steak you could ask for. All entrees include the all-you-care-to eat buffet and with over one hundred different choices on the bars. Dine-in, take out, delivery available, catering services. Walk-ins welcome but you can call ahead for reservations. Plenty of free parking. Open 7 days a week.

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Great food, friendly staff and a good environment ....all at a reasonable price. What more could you ask for.

Posted by William Brueggemann on Monday, July 3, 2017


Top Pages At CruiseTheOzarks.com

Finding the best place to base your Ozarks motorcycle ride is one of the most important things you'll do before you ever leave home. Here's one of our most popular pages on 'Cruise The Ozarks' our readers use when they are planning to travel to the Ozark Mountains:

CLICK HERE FOR: Top Motorcycle-Friendly Lodging in North Central Arkansas

CLICK HERE FOR: The Best Ozarks Roads For Motorcyclers In Central Arkansas

Riders love to follow David Bell's best scenic road recommendations for the North Central Arkansas Ozarks, because, in David's own words, North Central Arkansas is the Heart of the Ozarks. These ride highlights will give you a summary of what to expect. Download one of our free motorcycle ride maps to your smartphone, and you're set for many a fine ride!

CLICK HERE FOR: Free Motorcycle Ride Maps for Arkansas and Missouri Ozarks

Cruising Newton County: Highway 123 & Scenic AR 7 Rides - Explore 'The Heart of the Ozarks' by planning a motorcycle ride down these iconic routes winding across Northwest Arkansas.

CLICK HERE FOR:for free photos and descriptions of great destinations across Newton County

Our free printed motorcycle ride maps were launched in 2016 in Issue #8 of "Cruise the Ozarks Riders Guide" and when we uploaded them to our website, they consistently were some of the most visited pages on the whole site. You can click on individual ride maps from this page, and then you'll be taken to that specific ride map page. We've added additional free ride maps in Issue #9 of CTO, which published in the Spring of 2017.

Following our '3 Bridges Ridemap' takes you all the way around one of the prettiest lakes in the Missouri Ozarks -- Table Rock Lake -- and leads you near the towns of Kimberling City, Branson, Branson West, Forsyth, and Hollister, to name only a few. Lots of unique bridges to cross, spectacular roads to cruise down, great places to stop along the way. Our friends at Cruise Inn and Throttle Down sponsor this ride map.

CLICK HERE FOR: The Scenic Table Rock Lake Loop -- Stop in at The Throttle Down and say "Hi" to Evie and Chip when you're in the Kimberling City area.

CLICK HERE FOR: Arkansas Pig Trail Highway 23: Exploring the The Pig Trail On Your Motorcycle

Our friends at Pig Trail Harley-Davidson in Rogers, Arkansas, sponsored our new free motorcycle ride map for the Hwy. 23 Pig Trailearlier in 2016, and it's been one of the most visited pages on our website since it went live last Spring. It continues to attract literally thousands of riders curious about what makes the famous "Pig Trail" so famous. We're bringing this map back in Issue #9 with expanded things to do and places to stop along the way. But in the meantime, click here to enjoy this very popular write-up by David Bell detailing what you'll find along this famous Ozarks motorcycle route.

CLICK HERE FOR: Photo Gallery: Cruising Through Eureka Springs, Arkansas

There's always lots to do and see in and around Eureka Springs. This small, Ozarks town of Eureka Springs attracts motorcycle riders from all over the world, and David Bell compiled some ride photos and his favorite places to put the kickstand down whenever you're visiting this quaint Victorian Village in the Ozark Mountains.

CLICK HERE FOR: Motorcycle-Friendly Accommodations in Eureka Springs

Yes, Eureka Springs attracts motorcycle riders from all over the world. And, once they arrive they need a comfortable place to rest after a full day of 'Cruising The Ozarks' -- so we identify the best lodging for you in this tourist town. Our Eureka Springs accommodations page remains one of our most popular pages... and we'll be adding more motorcycle-friendly motels, hotels, campgrounds and cabins in our upcoming Issue #9 of Cruise The Ozarks Riders Guide this Spring to make it easy for you to locate the best place to stay -- not only in Eureka Springs -- but all across the beautiful Ozark Mountains as well.


New Feature for 2017: COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

We have introduced a new feature with Issue #9 of 'Cruise The Ozarks' -- Community Spotlight pages.

The current spotlight is on Jasper -- located in the heart of Newton County in Northwest Arkansas. This friendly little town is very motorcycle-friendly. Check out all the details about this great Ozarks destination today by clicking here: www.CruiseTheOzarks.com/VisitJasper

Our very first Community Spotlight we did this year focused on the motorcycle-friendly Ozarks town of Lebanon, Missouri. This town sits right along Historic Route 66 and it still celebrates its special iconic legacy six decades after the original Route 66 disappeared. Lebanon also serves as a gateway to the Lake of the Ozarks region when you're riding north up to mid-Missouri from Arkansas. It's definitely worthy of stopping and looking around in the town of Lebanon. You'll find this story in our current issue of 'Cruise The Ozarks' as well as an expanded story on our website: www.CruiseTheOzarks.com/VisitLebanon

In Lebanon we discovered some really nice Route 66 must-stop spots. We wanted to share what we found with you; we know you'll enjoy stopping and exploring Lebanon. Click here to check out these Route 66 photos we captured for you. Route 66 still holds a special place in our heart, and it still draws riders from across the USA as well as from overseas. We've added a new ride map in our latest issue, detailing more stops along Route 66 across Southwestern Missouri you should definitely plan on visiting when you're in this part of the country.


Featured Rides Revisited:

Over the years David Bell, publisher of Cruise The Ozarks Riders Guide magazine and website, has written and photographed for RoadBike, Rider, and Ride Texas motorcycle magazines, as well as other general interest publications over the years. David has also condensed them and placed them here on this website for your enjoyment, to give you an insider's look at the best areas to explore while you are riding across the Ozarks.

"I hope you, the reader, enjoy these previews, or have a great time re-living your own previous Ozarks riding experiences," Bell said recently. "My goal is to share with readers what I love about the Ozarks." Click here and enjoy Bell's free articles!


Mount Magazine for Fun Why Mount Magazine is such a magnificent ride: In fact, the 10 miles from Havana, on AR 10 up AR 309 to the state park. This issue of Rider Magazine published a piece I produced called "The Peak to Peak Run" and it describes a wonderful ride between the two highest peaks in Arkansas, Magazine, and Rich Mountain, home of the Queen Wilhelmina State Park over on the famous Talimena Scenic Drive. Click on the picture below to go to Rider Magazine website page featuring the article to get more info on that ride.

Geology of the Ozarks: What Makes The Ozarks So Special For Motorcycle Riders?

The geology of the Ozarks produces twisty, serpentine highways and roads and is what makes the area a veritable riders' haven, To understand the geological make up of the Ozarks, you need only look at the mountain tops; flat, mostly all the same elevation. In the distant past, this area sat at the bottom of a vast inland sea. It was later uplifted, producing a plateau with the highest point above mean level - Mt. Magazine - between the Rocky Mountains and the Smokies, not necessarily the highest point above sea level. Over the years wind, rain and rivers carved the ridges, hollows and valleys along which many of the winding highways, roads and hiking trails follow even today.

We have a long riding season in the Ozarks and all those extra days provide for more great riding than rain delays. But you will want to have rain gear with you in case you have to "ride on anyway". Check out the current weather over Berryville and the rest of the Ozarks HERE! Scroll down to the middle the weather page for a radar image.


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