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Enjoying a Mount Magazine road. 
Photo by Miguel F. Asensio

The Magnificent Five

Got a week of vacation coming to you? Consider beating the Texas heat and heading over to our neighbor, Arkansas. This ride will take you some 1,300 miles (and a whole week, if you plan it right). You’ll enjoy some great riding while exploring five wonderful state park lodges. There are plenty of twisties and breathtaking scenic views to feed your soul. This ride also offers a great opportunity to visit important sites in the…

The oldest Motorcycle Cannonball rider on the earliest bike - Victor Boocock riding his 1914 Harley-Davidson during stage 12 (299 m) of the Motorcycle Cannonball Cross-Country Endurance Run, which on this day ran from Springville, UT to Elko, NV, USA. Wednesday, September 17, 2014.  Photography ©2014 Michael Lichter.

Wrench, Ride, Repeat

Every two years, a handful of motorcycling’s hardiest riders undertake a 17-day cross-country trek across the United States. Known as the Motorcycle Cannonball, the next event kicks off September 10. And I’m looking forward to riding it—for the third time. Cannonball Diary by Cris Sommer Simmons | Photos by Michael Lichter  There has never been another ride like the Motorcycle Cannonball. The brainchild of vintage motorcycle enthusiast Lonnie Isam Jr., the grueling 17-day cross-country endurance ride…

Zipping  along the JFK Causeway and Bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway.

Corpus Christi Loop

Experience the laid-back vibe that comes from cruising the coast and let the seaside breezes blow the cobwebs away. Take in the big-city offerings in Corpus Christi by touring the USS Lexington with it’s deck the size of three football fields or taking an aquatic journey at the Texas State Aquarium. The ride will take you over bridges and bays, through small-town Texas and over to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Take advantage of the…

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Texas City to Winnie

If water is your thing, this Texas City to Winnie ride is for you. In addition to hugging the shoreline and enjoying the serenity induced by the unspoiled views, there’s the out-of-the-ordinary experience of riding your wheels onto the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry. Watch for dolphins and seagulls to escort you on the 15-minute journey across the bay. Galveston, with its 30 miles of beaches and historic architecture, awaits you on the other side. Do yourself…

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…

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Events

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The Great Ride – Benefitting Special Olympics of Texas

September 3 @ 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

This is the 6th year of The Great Ride; Part of the City of Richardson’s Corporate Challenge. This event has grown each year, with over 250 bikes in 2015. Each participating company is asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 for Special Olympics Texas, the events charity of choice for 18 years. To date, the Challenge has give this organization over $1.8 million, which has provided hundreds of Special Olympic Athletes with uniforms, transportation to…
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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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2016 Camino 205: Texas Gravel Adventure

September 24

Are you up to the challenge? We invite all cyclists of all abilities to enjoy a unique ride through beautiful countryside. More cows than cars, forested hills, bucolic vistas and adventurous routes. 100 km and 25, 105 and 205 miles of gravel and rural paved roads. Camino routes have miles of beautiful gravel roads, shaded by trees, music provided by streams and birds, and hardly a car to be seen. Our cycling routes traverse the…
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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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