Texarkana’s 2020 ‘Talimena Rally for St. Jude Research Hospital’ is this Weekend


The show must go on for the children of St.Jude’s according to Neal Jones, organizer of the Talimena Rally, one of the biggest annual motorcycle events in Texarkana. In the last 8 years, the ride has been able to raise more than $200,000. This year will have some restrictions, but the ride takes place this weekend.

Registration is Thursday, May 21 with events scheduled for Friday, May 22 and the big party at Scotties Grill with the Dusty Rose Band is Saturday night.

Neal Jones visited with us about some of the changes being made with directives to maintain social distancing and for meal and event stops on the ride, working with the 50 people gathering rules, but riders are coming from all across the four states region.

Talimena Rally 2020 is Happening – Visiting with Neal Jones

As the world slowly opens back up, a lot of events that had been postponed are reworking plans to make sure the show goes on. One of the area's favorite Motorcycle Runs is the annual Talimena Rally Cruisin For ST. JUDES event. Here are some details of a few changes for 2020.

Posted by Texarkana FYI on Friday, May 15, 2020

Everybody is invited to attend all events… no bike? Cruise your car! If you don’t want to do the rides, just enjoy the parties for only $20 per night. Live auctions, silent auctions, raffles, including the raffle for Doctor Bo’s Bike!!

You don't need a Red Cape to be a Hero. Buy a ticket to win this Harley Davidson Fatboy! All ticket money raised goes to St. Jude's Children's Hospital to fight against childhood cancer. Give a child the chance to live and you a chance to win!

Posted by Tammy Moore Kelley on Saturday, May 16, 2020

For more information call 903.276.6884, or follow on Facebook at Talimena Rally “Cruisin’ for St. Jude”.

These are guidelines that all are being asked to help enforce…

Registration and special rates are at the Holiday Inn in Texarkana Arkansas.


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