- Aug 7, 2012
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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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