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Inks Lake Kayaking - Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife

Marble Falls Loop US 281 / RR 1431 / FM 2147

This 61.4-mile circumnavigation is a scenic tour of the Hill Country, one of the most gorgeous regions in Texas. Crisscross the Colorado River, its tributaries, and lakes as you rove through a clutch of idyllic cities and towns. They range from Marble Falls, named for a lake with bounteous boating opportunities, to Horseshoe Bay, where resorts, breathtaking views, and ample golfing await. Find respite in a quaint bed-and-breakfast, or stop at any of a number…


Veteran’s Day Parade

They came on Harleys and Hondas, Indians and Victories and Spyders. On two wheels and three wheels, motorcycling Veterans and their family members roared up Austin’s Congress Avenue today for the 62nd Annual Austin Veterans’ Day Parade. The parade started at the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge and continued up Congress Avenue to the Texas State Capitol. A commemoration program was held on the south steps of the State Capitol, honoring the 70th anniversary…

Old #9 scenic curves

Old #9 Comfort to Fredericksburg

Story by Tom Wiley | Photos by Miguel Asensio Many Texas motorcyclists abhor interstates and other major highways. They relish riding not only the back roads, but the way back roads. Such a thread of asphalt runs across Kendall and Gillespie Counties in Central Texas. It is often referred to as the Old #9 Highway, although sections of the route wear other names — Old Fred Road, Old San Antonio Road. To discover this Hill Country…

Rockers and Mods battled it out in the 60s. (Photo via Getty Images)

Hustle Town Rumble: Rockers and Mods Come Together

“It really has come to something when people can’t take a short holiday without the threat of long-haired youngsters armed with knives indulging in an orgy of hooliganism.”  —Quote from a BBC film about the Mods vs. Rockers. It’s been some 50 years since the battles of the Mods and Rockers that splashed across the beach towns of Britain. In 1964, Clacton got clattered. Hastings got hammered. Brighton got battered. And Margate got maulled. The…

Rockers vs Mods Houston

ROCKERS vs MODS Houston: Three days of bikes, scooters, and music— all for a good cause.

THE HUSTLE TOWN RUMBLE is Houston’s answer to the Rockers versus Mods clashes that took place on beaches of Great Britain in the mid-1960s. On any given day in 1960s Britain, you could find a large gathering of “rockers” (motorcycle-riding, leather-wearing young people who listened to rock ‘n roll) and “mods” (scooter-riding, suit-and-tie-wearing young people who listened to Ska music), peacefully coexisting. The two groups generally got along. But in 1964, over a Bank Holiday…


Harvest Classic European & Vintage Motorcycle Rally

A Benefit for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Foundation The annual Harvest Classic rally is held each fall in Luckenbach, Texas. The event welcomes gearheads, riders, and visitors from all around the state to celebrate vintage and European motorcycles while raising money for families facing childhood cancer. More than 3,000 people attended the 12th anniversary rally in 2014, raising more than $60,000 for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Foundation. The 2015 event will take place on…

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