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The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride 2015

On Sunday, September 27th, more than 30,000 smartly-dressed motorcycle aficionados in more than 400 cities—including Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston—will straddle the saddles of their café racers, bobbers, scramblers, scooters and other style motorcycles to raise awareness and help fund the cure for prostate cancer.   In grand style, dapper gents and elegant ladies shall ride their steeds while raising awareness for men’s health. Last year, more than 20,000 participants in 257 cities around 58…

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Going The Distance

On long-distance road trips, it’s not how well you ride- it’s how well you prepare. Story and photos by Tom Wiley AH, THE ROAD TRIP- THE PINNACLE OF MOTORCYCLING! The self-satisfaction of planning and executing a road trip cannot be matched. You’d think that after 40-plus years of riding I’d be ready for anything. But that was before my good friend Tim Mallard and I were sitting around a fire pit in Colorado, and he was reminiscing about…

The Sandell Drive-In, Clarendon, TX.

The Last Picture Show: The Remarkable Revival of an Iconic Industry

Story and photos by Jim Cockrell I’m heading home to the Dallas-Fort Worth area from a motorcycle trip that took me out to West Texas. About three miles east of Eastland, on the south side of the interstate, I glimpse the skeletal remains of a drive-in theater in the midst of overgrown pasture. The old structure seems to be calling to me, and I can’t resist exiting the interstate and backtracking to where the Mystery Drive-in used to…

Protesters stand on a corner as bikers arrive for the “All for 1” rally at the McLennan County courthouse in Waco.

Waco Watch: Biker Rally Supports Those Still Jailed

  Several hundred motorcyclists gathered in downtown Waco at the McLennan County Courthouse nine days ago — on Sunday, June 7 — to protest what they say is unfair treatment by law enforcement following the May 17 shootout involving members of rival motorcycle clubs and police that resulted in nine dead and 18 injured. Organizers said the rally was intended to be a silent, peaceful protest against the round up and mass arrest of 177…

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25 Things To Do in ATX This Weekend (When You Aren’t On Your Bike!)

As thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts get ready to rumble into Austin this weekend for the infamous ROT Biker Rally, the Capital City is gearing up for a weekend full of biker games, shows, expos, concerts and so much more. Aside from the ROT Rally festivities, bikers will also get a taste of the city’s unique culture that fosters the “Keep Austin Weird” mantra. Here are 25 (other) things to do during your stay this weekend!…

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Rumble on the River

September 18 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 12:00 pm

Poker run, vendors, food, field events, music all day Friday and Saturday, bike show, Sunday morning church service. 18 or over, no exceptions. Photo credit: Diann Bayes
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Bikes Blues and BBQ

September 23 - September 26

Free live music, factory demo rides, 100s of vendors, fabulous roads, charity driven, family friendl
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El Camino: The Texas Gravel Adventure

October 3

The Texas Gravel Adventure offers 205, 105 & 65 mile rides through the Piney Woods of East Texas.
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45th SOUTH CENTRAL BMW OWNERS REUNION

October 23 - October 25

Join the BMW Motorcycle Club of Houston at the 45th South Central BMW Owners Reunion, Friday Oct. 23 – Sunday Oct. 25 at Oak Thicket Park on Lake Fayette, Fayetteville, TX.
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The Hot Pepper Festival

October 24

Cool off at “The Hottest little Festival in Texas” featuring Craig Wayne Boyd. Enjoy a Pepper Eating Contest, arts & crafts and much more.
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