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Caprock Canyon State Park

Hidden Beauties

By Tom Wiley High on the list of shining gems in this state are Texas State Parks. Roots of this department and the sites it oversees can be traced back to 1923 when a State Parks Board was created. At first, the Board acquired land primarily through donations. The state received a huge boost for parks with assistance from President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, primarily from 1933 to 1936, and an influx of…

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One Sweet Ride

Washington County could be considered “hallowed ground” to Texans whose love and reverence for our state stem from the larger-than-life figures whose deeds and sacrifices paved the way for independence from Mexico in 1836. From the early days as a republic, to statehood nine years later, through a bloody civil war, and every armed conflict since, sons and daughters of Texas have never withheld their finest efforts to defend, build, and improve our state. Visitors…

Ride to Swim

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 flop, just not a highside—into cool water after your long, hot ride….

Bluebonnets on Freewheelin' Fredericksburg Ride

Freewheelin’ Fredericksburg

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Hill Country, Fredericksburg is recognized as one of the best small towns in Texas. The original town survey was modeled on those of German villages along the Rhine, with a long and wide central avenue. Today’s visitors will recognize that avenue as Main Street, the heart of the National Historic District. It is lined with buildings from the mid-19th century, the same period as most of the structures…

US 281 / RR 473 / RR 3351 / TX 46 / TX 16

SCENIC HILLS RIDE

Blanco, Boerne, and Bandera are Hill Country favorites. For a small town, Blanco supports a surprising number of good cafés. The monthly trade days at the historic courthouse square attract a good crowd, and each June the Lavender Festival draws the visitors. Ranch Road 473 will give you a roller coaster of a ride. If the old gas station in Kendalia is open, stop in for a burger, then check out the old country store…

TX 119 / FM 237 / FM 447 / US 59 / FM 2441 / TX 202 / FM 2678 / FM 136 / TX 188 / FM 1069 / TX 35 / US 181

Coastal Bend Fun

The plains of South Texas can be awash in wildflowers, with avian species soaring through the skies of the Coastal Bend on their northern migration. Add in some festive events, and you have an excuse to ride great roads in this region. Stockdale celebrates the wonderful world of watermelons in late June. In addition to a rodeo and concerts, there are contests, dog races, and plenty of vendors at City Park. Victoria welcomes summer at…

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Neches Wilderness Canoe Race

August 6

Canoeists and Kayakers, young and old, expert and beginner, are expected out in large numbers. The challenging Neches River race course keeps paddlers coming back every year for more of “Neches”, drawing from both the highly skilled marathon and adventure racing crowd and the recreational paddler. “There is absolutely nothing like Neches from the venue and unpredictability of it to the people that put it on,” says Erin McGee, a U.S World Cup Kayaker and…
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13th Annual Hogs at the Point

August 20

Motorcycle Raffle for a 2015 Harley Davidson Streetglide Special, Motorcycle run, IBCA BBQ cook-off, bike games, live & silent auctions, live band/dance, bbq meal, high hand/low hand, 50/50, raffles, event merchandise. All proceeds go to benefit disable/disadvantaged children. Children’s cook-off on Friday night and BBQ teams start cooking. Saturday is main event. Lodging available at Talon Point or Dumas Motels. We will be offering free shuttle service to and from local Dumas motels for those…
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Bikers For Boobees

September 10

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.; ride departs at 11:30 a.m. and ride ends at 12:30 p.m. All net proceeds are donated to Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.  Over the past seven years we have donated over $50,000.    
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$30 - $160

Flight Against Breast Cancer

September 24 @ 5:17 pm - 11:00 pm

Flight Against Breast Cancer is a Benefit Concert and Auction for Harley’s Angels Cruzin’ To Cure. It gets the name because it is held at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas. This is the 7th Annual event and the 6th year that we have the wonderful Donna McKenzie as our hostess. The musical guests is the band hONEyhoUSe. This is a 5 member female band that will knock your riding…
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$40

Lace, Grace & Gears

September 30 - October 2

Hosted by the Sisterhood of the Asphalt Ribbon and the Angels of the Asphalt Ribbon, this is a motorcycle rally for anyone with a focus on empowering women riders and building sisterhood. The three day event will include a parade and planned rides.
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