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Motorcycle Cannonball to stop in Arkadelphia; Mayor Byrd riding

By Emma Milner
City of Arkadelphia

The Motorcycle Cannonball 2021 will be making an official route stop in Arkadelphia on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Approximately 100, pre-1930’s, antique motorcycles will line the streets of downtown Arkadelphia starting at 4:30 p.m., and ending at 6:30 p.m.

240 riders and support staff will be visiting Southwest Arkansas for the event. City officials have been planning for their arrival for two years, as the event was postponed due to COVID-19.

Arkadelphia Mayor Byrd is one of 240 riders and support staff making a stop in Arkadelphia this Wednesday for the Motorcycle Cannonball.

Arkadelphia is the Cannonball’s only stop in Arkansas this year.

Motorcycle Cannonball takes place every other year. As the most difficult antique endurance run in the world, riders travel from all over to ride their antique motorcycles cross country, from border to border, or coast to coast.

Arkadelphia Mayor Scott Byrd is riding in the event. Mayor Byrd is excited to return home and showcase his city and state to fellow riders.

Following the Cannonball’s official stop in downtown Arkadelphia, the riders will travel to Caddo Valley where they will stay overnight in several hotels. Due to the age of the bikes, the riders and support teams rebuild the motorcycles every night. Media and spectators are encouraged to travel to Caddo Valley to watch this process unfold.

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