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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…

Ride to Swim

Texans know that we have some of the best year-round riding to be found anywhere, with our miles of two-lane highways packed with exciting turns and stunning vistas. We also know that it gets hot out there in the summer, so we’re offering you a timely list of some great spots across the state where you can strip off the leathers and take a leap—or a cannonball, or a belly fl op, just not a highside—into cool water after your long, hot…

Marfa Film Festival

Wild, Wild Texas

With miles of the state’s most rugged landscape, it’s a no- brainer that West Texas would be the setting for movies about wild men and wild times. Fandango (1985) starred Kevin Costner and a pre-Brat Pack Judd Nelson. The characters were making a spur-of-the-moment run to Mexico (something many readers can relate to) during the uncertainties of the Vietnam era. Locations included Monahans, the Rattlesnake Bomber Range near Pyote, Fort Davis, and Marfa. Directors have…

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Crockett County Deerfest

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A community-wide appreciation banquet for hunters, this evening helps raise money for local civic organizations and the West Texas Rehab. Attendees are fed a meal of chicken-fried deer, turkey, axis, deer sausage, deer chili, deer tamales and brisket. Proceeds are raised through ticket sales for door prizes and admission fees. Previous years’ door prizes included guns, $10,000 in Cabela’s gift cards, a Polaris Ranger, and much more. FMI visit www.deerfest.org or call Martin Childress 325-277-9345
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