Robson Ranch Motorcycle Club: The natural state is a natural for riding

The Robson Ranch Motorcycle Club visited Arkansas.

The Robson Ranch Motorcycle Club visited Arkansas.

Stan Brein

The abundance of spectacular motorcycle rides in Arkansas has been a well-kept secret among those who escape here for the occasional motorcycle road trip. From the wide-open Delta plains to the twisty mountain back roads, the riding there is phenomenal and the scenery is like nowhere else. Northwest Arkansas in particular is a motorcycle mecca. As the Motorcycle Club continues work toward more varied rides and activities, Long Distance Road Captain did a wonderful job of shepherding a group to Arkansas in October to explore the area.

Six couples left the Ranch on October 10 excited to see the changing of the fall colors in Arkansas. The two-wheel journey took the group 815 miles through countless crooked back roads where the countryside was beautiful as we enjoyed the backdrop of the mountains. Like many motorcycle trips the weather varied: 48 to 87 degrees, cloudy to sunny but no rain. Our two-night stay at the lodge in Mena, Arkansas provided a B&B-like setting for fellowship, billiards and shuffleboard. Time was taken to make new friends as we enjoyed the camaraderie of the club. On the second day the men ascended to the mountains while the ladies conquered shopping and bathing in Hot Springs. Overall it was a safe and fun time with good memories.

Our band of travelers included Dennis and Pam Dotson, Scott and Vicki Baker, Joseph and Diane Ace, Martin and Brenda Munoz, Jim and Dee Sico, LT and Mary Bryant. Thanks to Diane Ace for driving a chase car, Dennis Dotson as Road Captain and Scott Baker as our tail for keeping us safe. And thanks to Scott for the great videography!

And, the group was able to wish a happy 60th birthday to Dennis!

Remember, the Robson Ranch Motorcycle Club will be participating in the Denton County Coats for Kids Ride ( on Sunday, November 26. Please consider purchasing a new coat in your upcoming shopping excursions and drop it off with your favorite rider at the Ranch. For additional information or to drop off a coat, contact Stan Brein at, Mike Conley at or Scott Baker at

See you on the road!

Beware of cagers and keep the rubber side down!