Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas MSTA       

February 2006

Arkansas MSTA member meeting at 12:00 Noon February 19, 2006 at Brown's Restaurant in Benton just off I-30 at Exit 118

The 14th Ride the Rio:   El Duodecimo

February 17-19, 2006

Chisos Mining Company Motel in Terlingua, TX. 432-371-2254

Contact:  Dave Gorham 281-996-5043

Fools on the Hill 7

March 17-19

Always the last full weekend of official winter, atop Mt Nebo, AR.

Contact: Mario Caruso, 708 Prospect Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901 501-624-3668



April 7-9, 2006 Queen Wilhelmina State Park  All the rooms in the lodge are smoke free now.

Contact:  Becky Wing,, 501-824-3413 (h), 501-824-5738 (w)


Helen North Georgia Classic

April 28-30 Alpenhof Hotel, 15 Yonah Street, Helen, GA. 800-535-8678

Contact: Eric Larsen 770-805-0607


Arkansas Byway Boogie

May 5-7, 2006,

Hot Springs Village Inn, 4429 N. Hwy 7, Hot Springs Village, AR, 501-992-9600 or 888-922-9601

Contact: Robert Bashaw 870-460-9570 

******************** Arkansas - Oklahoma - Kansas MSTA ERC Class this Spring ********************

Currently, we have eight members who have expressed interest in attending an ERC Class on April 29, 2006.  We plan to have the class on Saturday and do a lunch ride on Sunday.  Some of us will be utilizing our various club affiliations to pay the fee registration, which is a special MSTA price of $65.  The class will be conducted in Hot Springs.  Please contact Robert Bashaw 870-460-9570 or Artravlr@Seark.Net to be registered.  The course takes five to seven hours to complete.  Some insurance companies offer discounts for course completion and MSTA membership is not required.

 Help Wanted:  Newsletter Editor position available!  Inquire inside


Interesting fact that wind noise while riding at 65mph (which so few of us do!) generates the same amount of noise as operating a chainsaw.


2006 Lunch Ride Schedule


March 25th Washington State Park. If you have not been to the old town of Washington near Hope, Arkansas, you should try to spend the day. The whole town is a historical landmark and State Park. It is a very nice place to visit.


April 1st DeValls Bluff, Eat at Craig's BBQ and then across the street to the Family Pie Shop. GQ Magazine rated these two spots as # 4 in the world to eat. Be prepared to take a pie home. Bill Wing made this suggestion.


May 13th Oark General Store and cafe in Oark. The Oark General Store and Cafe is the oldest run General Store in the State. Great roads to get there and very nice people running the place. One of my favorite spots to ride to. Mario Caruso made this suggestion


June 10th Tommy's Famous Pizza and Ribs in Mt. View. Robert Bashaw suggestion this one.


July 22nd LaMerienda in Danville, AR. Mario Caruso suggested this restaurant. Mario has taken over 60 people there and everyone has enjoyed the experience.


August 19th at Gaston's in Lakeview, AR. Dottie Powers suggested Gaston's Fishing Resort. Always a favorite lunch stop with its open grass landing strip.


September 23rd Kelts on the square in Altus, AR. This was all so one of Dottie's picks. You can't go wrong in Altus.


November 11th Shirley's Outback Restaurant and Convenience Store on the north side of Mt. Magazine. This is a favorite biker spot. You can find allot of bikes there any weekend.






























Web Address/E-mail

Little Rock







Feb 17-19

Ride the Rio: El Duodecimo

Chisos Mining Co Motel

Dave Gorham




Terlingua, TX 432-371-2254









April 7-8

T - 18

Queen Wilhemina Lodge/State Park

Becky Wing




1933 Hwy 270

501-824-3413 (h)





501-824-5738 (w)









April 28-30

Helen  North

Alpenhof Hotel

Eric Larsen



  Georgia Classic

15 Yonah Street, Helen, GA















May 5-7

AR Byway Boogie

Hot Springs Village Inn

Robert Bashaw




4429 N. Hwy 7, Hot Springs Village, AR






501-992-9600 or 888-922-9601










May 19-21

TwiSTAR 2006

Reedsburg, WI

Ray Kang










May 26-29


Allegheny Inn

Galen Diehl


(4 days)


Sparta, NC















June 18-21

STAR 2006

The Christie Lodge

Mike Morris (Registrar)




Avon, Colorado

580-745-2294 (w)






580-924-6878 (h)









August 4-6

Nolichucky Valley Rally

Holiday Inn Express

Richard Giddish




Erwin, TN

423-245-5558 (home)








Aug 25-27

Mail Pouch Fly By

Best Value Inn (formerly Knights Inn)

Jon Campbell





Marietta, OH

513-932-3341 (home)








Sept. 8-10

Ozarks BS Rally

Theodosia Marina & Resort

Ed & Linda Young




Highway 160 Theodosia , Missouri









Sept. 15-17

River City Ride

Hotel not yet detrmined

Gary Dehner





606-233-0321 (o)






606-223-9117 (h)









Sept.- 22-24

SE Star

Holiday Inn Express

Trey Hall




64 White Oak Lane





Dillard, Georgia 706-746-3585










Sept. 29- 10-01

Friends of Freddie - XIII

Tradition Inn

Bob LaMear




Intersection of Hwy 67 & W





Farmington, MO 877-355-6205










Nov. 3-5

Texas Hill Country Ride

YO Ranch Resort

Tim and Teresa Vipond




2033 Sidney Baker










The Dan Clark Safety Program


Want to upgrade your helmet? Time for some better riding gear? Taking a M.S.F. or State approved rider education course? The “Dan Clark Safety Fund” may be able to off set some of the cost of these safety items.

The Dan Clark Safety Program

Will reimburse 20 members 50% of the cost of safety equipment and training, up to $100 each item, this year. All you need to do to be eligible for the drawing is send a dated copy of your receipts to:


731 Holbrook Ave. 

Lebanon, Ohio 45036-1647

Drawing will be held on January 15, 2006

The 20 winners will be announced at STAR~06

You don’t need to be present to win.



Robert Bashaw

Arkansas Kansas Oklahoma

MSTA Newsletter Editor

PO Box 967

Monticello, AR 71657-0967