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South Texas Outdoors

On the brushlands of South Texas, more and more ranches are opening their gates to hunters. Whatever your game of preference, whatever your weapon of choice, you can find specialized hunting services here. Guide services, comfortable lodging, family and group hunts—there’s much more than just a deer lease! Vaughn Whitetail Ranch close to Batesville boasts a staff geared to personalize each party’s needs and abilities. Circle T Hunting Ranch near Carizzo Springs offers a father-son…

Awesome Autumn Ride

East Texas is blessed with a year-long abundance of color– deep green pines, bright blooms in spring, and showy leaves in autumn. Tamara Bolton– a freelance media specialist from East Texas and an avid rider– shared this ride with Ride Texas writer Tom Wiley. With crisp autumn weather upon us, this is a terrific way to spend a day (or a weekend!) enjoying the towns of Palestine, Jacksonville, Tyler, and other nearby towns. This ride…

Rockers Riders and Ribs

By Talia Johnson-Watkins The name of the event says it all—a biker’s three favorite things all in one place. The Longview News-Journal hosts the 2nd annual Rockers Riders and Ribs Rally, featuring biker games, a barbecue cook-o , and a scenic ride through East Texas pine country. The rally will also feature live performances from bands such as White Trash Wannabees, Foghat, and The Kentucky Headhunters. General admission is $15, and VIP tickets are $60…

We Want to Hear from Veterans

Are you a Vietnam veteran? Are you a Texan? Are you planning to attend the Veterans Day Observance in Washington, D.C. this November 11th? Then Ride Texas would love to interview you for a story. This year’s 35th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial marks a milestone in commemorating the sacrifice of our brothers and sisters. For more information on the day’s events, click here. Reporter Marianne Dougherty will be at the event and is…

Riders from the 2016 San Antonio DGR.

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2017

On September 24, hundreds of Texas motorcyclists will join thousands of riders worldwide in the 7th annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR). They’ll put on their finest bespoke garb, throw a leg over a jaunty café racer, and ride to promote awareness of, and raise funds for, prostate cancer research and suicide prevention. Last year, San Antonio held its first DGR run; there are also DGR rides set up in Austin, Dallas, Houston, El Paso, and…

Self-Made Motorcycle Man

By Marianne Dougherty, Photos by Jeff Wilson From Ride Texas, Autumn 2015:   To celebrate his birthday every April, John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of hair care company Paul Mitchell and the ultra-premium Patrón Tequila, takes part in the Peace*Love*Happiness Charity Motorcycle Ride in Austin, the city he calls home these days. The event, which was co-founded by DeJoria and longtime friend and riding buddy Gary Spellman, co-founder of Ultimate Face Cosmetics, came about quite by…

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