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Perot Theatre, Texarkana

Upper East Side

This Upper East Side ride is part of the Preservation Destinations Daytrippin’ routes from our Autumn 2016 issue. Several landmark venues are located throughout the Piney Woods. The Perot Theatre, in Texarkana, has been fully restored to the splendor exhibited when it opened in 1924. Our route passes Wright Patman Lake and hugs the Louisiana state line. Music City Texas Theater was a project undertaken by the city of Linden when it renovated a 1948…

The Twisted Sisters

TX 335 / TX 336 / TX 337 This 100-mile loop is, without a doubt, among the best, most challenging motorcycle roads in the state. The route follows canyons and climbs jagged, steep hills; the roads offer many tight, twisty curves with shear drop offs alongside and not much in the way of guardrails. In one 15-mile section, there are approximately 65 curves! Experienced riders bliss out on this ride. Beginners are cautioned to focus…

Ride to the Border

Ride to the Border

Story & Photos By Bob Shelton Here is a road trip that nearly everyone who rides can enjoy, and chances are most people have never been here—or even heard of this site. East Texas has some of the most enjoyable scenery in the state, and I am blessed to live in the middle of it all. U.S. Highway 80, one of the first transcontinental routes across this nation, provides some wonderful riding. But on a…

Breakfast Rides

Favorite Breakfast Rides

The excitement of watching the sun come up, feeling the cool, crisp morning air, and starting the day off with a sense of calm that few people get to experience is what makes breakfast rides so wonderful. Lay off the snooze button and head for your motorcycle. It’s time to smell the coffee– and the bacon, the biscuits, and the huevos rancheros. With the help of Ride Texas readers, we’ve complied a list of some…

Ride to the 'Q

Ride to the ‘Q

This winding, 80-mile route just east of San Antonio will take you on a pilgrimage from Gonzales to Lockhart, to some of the most mouthwatering barbecue joints in Texas. Kick off your tour in Gonzales—site of the Texas Revolution’s first battle as well as the Gonzales Food Market, a great place to fill up on brisket, sausage, and ribs. Optional: Ride west to the green city of Seguin for more ’Q (and be sure to…

Alamo City

Alamo City Checklist

We reached out to Caliente Harley-Davidson in San Antonio to find out where the motorcycle crowd hangs in the Alamo City. Johnny Perez, who works as assistant parts manager, shared his favorites with Ride Texas. THE COVE 606 W. Cypress St. http://www.thecove.us/ It offers organic American food, and the fish tacos are a must-taste! It’s also a place to enjoy a few drinks. NICHA’S COMIDA MEXICANA 3119 Roosevelt Ave. 5059 NW Loop 410 http://www.nichas.com/ The…

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Events

Christmas in Palestine

November 18 - December 31

Tis’ the Season in Palestine, Texas. Enjoy The Polar Express Train Ride™, Food & Wine Events, Frost Fest, the Grinch’s Lair at the Historic Anderson County Jail, concerts, live shows and much more.
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Turn on the Holidays Festival of Lights

November 19 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

A free event with musical entertainment, kids activities, and a spectacular fireworks show over Cane River Lake in Downtown Natchitoches. *A fireworks show will be held each Saturday from November 19th – December 31st (excluding Christmas Eve – they will be on Friday, the 23rd of that week)*    
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Christmas Tour of Homes

December 7 - December 17

Focusing on the expressions of the Christmas season, visit select historical locations throughout the historic district on December 7th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 16th, and 17th. On Dec. 9th & 16th, also enjoy seasonal activities for the whole family such as cookie decorating and ornament creating along with seasonal music.    
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