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    Hillbilly Hangout, 2019


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    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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    Here is a place to order a paper copy of an excellent booklet, Arkansas Motorcycling Guide: Publications | Arkansas.com. Or, view it on-line at 2018 Arkansas Motorcycling Guide by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism - Issuu

    One of our forum members, bamamate, was shown riding his NC off-road in some versions of this publication.
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    Senior Member Hillbilly Hangout, 2019 belrix's Avatar
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    I'm interested!

    Shady Oaks is a VERY nice campgroup, the cleanest bathrooms ever!

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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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    Looks interesting, but that is almost a 600 mile one way trip (on the Interstate) from my house. Spent 30 days in Little Rock during my Air Force days; not a big fan of Arkansas, but the hills did look inviting...
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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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