Courtesy / Steel Horse Rally

After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, the Steel Horse Rally is returning to the River Valley May 7-8. Events will take place in Fort Smith and Pocola, Okla., including a new Cops and Cones motorcycle exhibition. Attendees can wear masks, but they're not required.

Although the 20th annual Bikes, Blues and BBQ rally was cancelled back in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses in the region are hosting their own events for motorcycle enthusiasts who are coming to the area despite not having an official rally to go to.

A nearly one-thousand mile bicycle journey passed through northwest Arkansas yesterday as riders commemorate the forced removal of thousands of Cherokee people along the Trail of tears.