Hillbilly Hangout, 2019

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******EVENT
CANCELLED. SEE POST #11.*****

I’m posting to judge interest in a Hillbilly Hangout event for 2019. This would be about year number 6 for this event, but last year’s was cancelled due to lack of interest. Prior years had attendance of around 8-14 people.

The Hillbilly Hangout happens in April in north central Arkansas, USA. It runs Thursday-Sunday, around tax day, so for 2019, it will be April 11-14. The original venue was The Hub, an old motorcycle friendly hotel at Marble Falls, Arkansas. The Hub changed owners and is no longer motorcycle friendly, so a local forum member Bug Dr. found a nearby campground, Shady Oaks, that would fulfill our needs. Shady Oaks is just south of Harrison Arkansas, and has RV sites, tent sites, and a few small cabins for rent. I stayed there twice last year and the owners were very friendly and accommodating. Last year’s Hangout was cancelled due to lack of interest, but I went anyway and enjoyed a great week of camping and riding. I plan to go again this year whether a group event happens or not.

Here is a thread about last year’s non-event, and there are threads for priors year’s Hangouts. Search on Hillbilly Hangout. Hillbilly Hangout 2018

Here is the thread for HH IV, incuding photos: Hillbilly Hangout IV, April 13-16, 2017

Here is a link to the campground website. Shady Oaks Campground & RV Park | Camping in the Ozarks

The riding in the area is awesome. It covers the southern Ozark mountains and the Buffalo National River area. Roads are nicely maintained; the curves are there but generally less tight than in the Smokies. My favorite feature is that the traffic and congestion are extremely light. There are a few destination lunch stops that make for great day rides, the best being the Oark cafe.

Reply to this thread if you have an interest in an Arkansas get-together this spring. The extent of organizing for the event will be determined by how many members are serious about attending.
 

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I want to get back to Arkansas, but will have to wait until next year. I plan to be fully retired by June 1.
 

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Sounds fun. I would consider going but my riding group is already doing a 2-week “Ozarks” Trip in July.

JT
 

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I wouldn't be able to make a weekend of it but I would like to make a day trip on the 13th to meet everyone and do some riding. That's all I would be able to commit to at this point.
 

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I'm in! Been wanting to bike around the Ozarks and doing it with other NC's sweetens the deal.
 

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Bumping this thread to see if anyone else is interested; post if you are. Less than five weeks to go until HH 2019!
 

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Although that sounds like a blast and i am very interested in meeting up with a lot of you guys/gals and enjoying some different events... at 1900 miles away i am going to have to pass on this one!! Maybe another time!! There is an annual event being held at the 3-Step Hideaway in Utah i recently heard about, i believe it is the first week in May. I'll check and post sometime more concrete for those of us on the western side of this rock!! :{)
 
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Due to a lack of interest, this event is cancelled. There will be no organized event April 11-14.

I was just informed of a similar event at the same location the following weekend. Here is the info: 2019 - ARcampSTOC 3 - Apr 18-21, 2019 - Harrison, AR | ARcampSTOC | ST-Owners.com

I will probably be there at Shady Oaks during the week leading up to, and possibly during the STOC gathering. I will make my plans loosely based on the weather forecasts. If anyone chooses to the attend the STOC, refer to their web site and make appropriate connections and plans. PM me if you want to make plans to meet up with me.
 
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Hey Greg, just checking in! Sorry to see the Hangout has fizzled the last couple of years. I'll be up there ( Shadyplace) this coming week. I'm on a 650 Vstrom now and love it.. Is OCR still active?
 

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Mike, it’s good to hear from you. I’m planning to be at Shady Oaks around 4/15 and stay for 4-5 days, maybe seeing some of Bug Dr.’s group at the end of the week. Maybe we will cross paths!

i haven’t heard from OCR in a long time, perhaps a year. Maybe he is active on an Africa Twin forum.
 

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I just texted him to see what's up. I'll try to make it up there to see you. Still taking care of my mom and she's more than a hand full these days.

Edit- OCR just responded. He said he had afib heart problems. Hopes to be back riding by July.

Here's my WeeStrom
 

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