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Southern Backroads H.O.G. Rally in Cookeville, Tennessee

This is a “big deal” for Cookeville: the town is hosting of the first “Southern Backroads H.O.G. Rally,” on July 11–15, 2017. This is not the typical state-wide Harley Owners Group Rally, as this event will be expecting some 8,000 to 10,000 bikes to descend upon the Cookeville area! Events include guided and self-guided ride/touring options, street parties, riding competitions with law enforcement riders, stunt shows, vendors, food and nightly live music. Plans include a…

Bespoke Cause: Distinguished San Antonio

  Pat Reilly heard about the annual global Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and thought San Antonio needed to represent. This past autumn, Reilly organized the first DGR-STX event where riders dress up in “dapper” outfits and ride to raise money for prostate cancer research and suicide prevention. “Riding around town in a suit is my idea of fun—especially if we can do a ride with a profound purpose,” said Reilly, who was pleasantly surprised when registration…

Buddy Holly: The Legend and Lore of Lubbock’s Native Son

IN THE THREE-YEAR PERIOD THAT BUDDY HOLLY RULED THE MUSIC CHARTS BACK IN THE LATE 1950S, HE STILL HAD TIME TO LET OFF STEAM ON HIS 1958 ARIEL CYCLONE—LIKE HOLLY, IT BECAME ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC MOTORCYCLES OF A GENERATION. STORY & PHOTOS BY JIM COCKRELL No one really knows whether or not Charles Hardin Holley ever had any inkling of how iconic he and his music would one day become. It is clear,…

Fredericksburg to Kerrville

Heritage and history define the Fredericksburg-to-Kerrville ride. Ever since Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach made peace with the Comanche and found a site 80 miles northwest of New Braunfels to accommodate more German settlers coming into the region, Fredericksburg has been a sought after destination. The towns around here celebrate their rich German heritage with annual events including Founders Day, Food & Wine Fest, Oktoberst, Kinderfest and more. Motorcycling events here include the Hill Country Run in May and the Harvest…

Pig Trail Arkansas

There are plenty of routes that provide breathtaking rides in the Ozark Mountains. For years, Ride Texas readers have returned to cruise Arkansas Highway 23. Just make your way to the town of Ozark and head due north to Eureka Springs. Hopefully, you’ll back off the throttle and enjoy every inch of this road as it constantly twists and turns through the national forest. There are numerous historic buildings around the courthouse square in Ozark,…

I was a Corner Marshall at MotoGP!

By Mark Lopez (This story originally appeared in our Autumn 2016 issue) When MotoGP returned to the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, for its third straight year I had the best seat in the house: this year I was a corner marshal—and the experience was better than I could have hoped for. A corner marshal is a track worker who keeps the racing safe by maintaining the racetrack. The race weekend ran Friday through…

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The Circle For Life – Motorcycle Rally & Official Fiesta Event

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a motorcycle rally / ride through beautiful Texas Hill Country, escorted by San Antonio’s Police Department, ending in a big Fiesta celebration with buffet, music, vendors, and more! The Circle for Life promotes awareness for organ & tissue donation among bikers in Texas. Join us at the 8th annual Circle For Life motorcycle rally and official Fiesta event in San Antonio on April 29, 2017. TICKET INCLUDES: – Motorcycle ride through…
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Western Frontier Days at Fort Lancaster

May 20 @ 9:00 am

Imagine 1800s Frontier Life. Don’t miss the Western Frontier Days at Fort Lancaster State Historic Site on May 19-20, 2017. This year’s celebration will focus on Armed Forces Day and the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Lancaster. Surrounded by wide open spaces of West Texas, Fort Lancaster State Historic Site commemorates the vestiges of one of the U.S. Army forts established in the 1850s to protect the route between San Antonio and El…
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C.A.S.T. for Kids Celebrity Pro-AM Tournament at Lake Waco and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - July 1 @ 12:00 pm

Catch a great feeling at the C.A.S.T. for Kids Celebrity Pro-AM Tournament at Lake Waco and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on June 30 and July 1. Just 75 boats will be allowed to compete for cash prizes – up to twenty-five thousand-dollars total purse! So get your entry in soon!   Plus, our VIP Auction could put a celebrity angler in your boat – like Jimmy Houston, Hank Parker, Roland Martin, Gary Yamamoto, Alton…
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4th of July Celebration

July 4

Come out to enjoy a small town 4th of July! Kick the celebration off with a G.I. Joe Stars & Stripes Fun Run on Saturday, July 1st at 8:00 a.m. Events continue Tuesday, July 4th at 2:00 p.m. in Ozona’s Historic Town Square with food booths, games, entertainment, etc. The Patriotic Parade starts at 8:00 p.m. in front of the Crockett County Courthouse and ends at the baseball fields north of town. The annual Fireworks…
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Lace, Grace and Gears 2nd Annual Rally

September 28 - October 1

Join us to build the bonds of Sisterhood for All Women Motorcycle Riders and Passengers from across the U.S. and abroad– and break the World Record for the most ladies in a single riding event! This four-day rally will include self-guided Hill Country rides, scavenger hunt, guest speakers, live entertainment, contests, adventure outings, the record-breaking Parade of Sisters, and much more. Participation with registration is open to both female and male riders of any experience…
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