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Bikes outside of City Drug, Van Alstyne

Van Alstyne to Weatherford: TX 121/ TX 922/ TX 51

Acre after acre of rolling ranchland: That’s what you get when you romp through this stretch of North Texas. The 146-mile route arches across horse country at the northern fringe of DFW, segueing from smooth to slightly rugged terrain the farther southwest you go. Charming towns offer up their treasures, from the austere architecture of picturesque courthouses to the wow factor of hidden-gem restaurants. Stop for a photo opportunity with roadside oddities such as the…

Black's barbecue in Lockhart.

Ride to the ’Q- TX 97 / FM 466 / US 90 / FM 86 / FM 713 / FM 20

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…

The South Austin Migas breakfast plate at AllGood Cafe in Deep Ellum is a hearty way to start the ride.

Getting An Early Start

By Tom Wiley | Photography by Miguel F. Asensio Alfred Tennyson stated, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” Fair enough. I’d like to suggest, “In the summer a biker’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of breakfast!” Excuse the paraphrase, but this is Texas, and it’s damn hot outside. When I ride to eat at this time of the year, I’m thinking “go early, eat well, and be in…

French Architecture

Ride to Natchitoches

Story & Photos by David Bell LOUISIANA’S OLDEST TOWN OFFERS RIDERS ELEGANCE AND CHARM, HISTORY, MYSTERY, AND EVEN A WORLD-FAMOUS MEAT PIE OR TWO. I have a very simple paradigm for riding: “Wherever you go is more fun on two wheels than on four.” Several years ago my wife and I spent a couple of years living smack in the middle of the piney woods of west central Louisiana. Even though we are Ozarks natives,…

FM 315 Tyler to Palestine

Story by Tom Wiley | Photography by Miguel Asensio Sometimes, roads are defined by neat towns and features that line their paths. There are numerous opportunities to park and visit. Then, there are roads that are unbridled by anything but lush scenery. They offer a continuous pace without interruptions. They don’t shout, “Stop here! Go there!” They whisper sweetly in your ear, “Just ride me!” That’s what Farm-to-Market Road 315 does, and why it is…

Sanger To Meunster

Sanger to Muenster FM 455/FM 677/FM 373

If you’re a fan of great German cooking, served up with a heaping side of Texas hospitality—and some of the most beautiful country North Texas has to offer—join us as we traverse the Muenster Loop. By Johnny Davis About 50 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth is the small town of Sanger, and it’s there I like to start my journey. Riding west of Sanger on FM 455, you’re out in open country. The riding is relaxed…

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Valentine’s Dinner Train

February 13

Enjoy a vintage dining-by-rail experience though the Piney Woods of East Texas.
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Red River Amateur Championship

March 19 - March 20


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$20.00

Ride for Relief

April 30 @ 8:30 am - 2:34 am

The 8th Annual Ride for Relief on April 30th, 2016 is a 51 mile ride through the Collin County towns of McKinney, Westminster, and Grayson County town of Van Alstyne. The beneficiary is STRENGTHENING FAMILIES of North Texas, a Texas 501c3 non-profit child abuse prevention program. The ride starts at Freedom Powersports, 2110 N Central Expressway McKinney, TX 75070 (972) 562-2077. http://www.freedompowersportsmckinney.com/ Check in and line up starts at 0830, ride starts at 1000. This…
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Ride For Life 2016

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ride for Life, a police-escorted motorcycle ride, will take place on June 4, 2016. The ride will start and end at Stubbs Harley-Davidson in Houston on Telephone Road. The start time (Kick Stands Up) is 10:00am with on-site registration starting at 9:00am. This event supports Anderson Network’s annual patient and caregiver conference held in September. The ride is one of many events commemorating National Cancer Survivor’s Day at MD Anderson. National Cancer Survivor’s Day is…
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