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


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…

Five Minutes with Charlie Ransom

Five Minutes with… Charlie Ransom

Recovering after riding the 15-ft. wooden plank walls of the American Motor Drome Co.’s “Wall of Death” at the Handbuilt Show in Austin, star rider Charlie Ransom greeted enthusiastic audience members. Some had never seen anything like the authentic “American thrill show,” where riders steer century-old Indian motorcycles (and go carts, and bicycles . . .) up the steep walls, inching toward the audience, which loom over the spectacle below. That’s when we caught up…

US 183 / TX119 / TX 72 / FM 81 / TX 239 / FM 2442 / FM 883 / FM 623 / FM 673

Independence Trail

Enjoy scenic backroads in this northern portion of the South Texas Plains. Stands of large oaks and native pecans dot vast rolling ranchlands, with various other trees following meandering creeks. Goliad, dating back to 1749, is one of the most historic towns in Texas. It played a major role in the Texas fight for independence from Mexico. Visit Mission Espíritu Santo, Presidio La Bahía, Fannin Plaza Park, and the county’s 1894 courthouse. Scenic roads lead…

Paul d’Orleans

Five Minutes With… Paul d’Orleans

We caught up with motojournalist, photographer, Bonhams Auctions consultant and “The Vintagent” blogger Paul d’Orleans as he was watching the flat-track races outside of the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin last month.   You live in San Francisco, what are you doing in Austin (wink, wink)? “I always look forward to Handbuilt because of the good will that the organizers, Revival Cycles, generate. There is a level of participation with this show that makes the…

US 87 / FM 2034 / TX 158 / US 277 / FM 89

Big Country Ride

Riding the Big Country means miles of open ranchland vistas—broad mountains and squatty mesas, rugged terrain and clear skies, wind turbines and windmills. San Angelo actively promotes the arts, music, and numerous festivals from its picturesque setting on the Concho River. The Fort Concho National Historic Landmark is a preserved 1867 Texas fort that now hosts events and reenactments. The ride to Robert Lee climbs a scenic pass before dropping to the Colorado River Valley….

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Fort Lancaster State Historic Site

May 20 - July 21

Fort Lancaster comes alive with soldiers, pioneers, chuck wagons, livestock, camels, a stagecoach and much more. Learn about life at this historic military fort with a variety of living history stations and experience a typical day on the Texas frontier. Located near Sheffield, Fort Lancaster is a historic military fort built in 1855 to protect the San Antonio to El Paso Road. The site contains fort building ruins, walking trails, a new Visitor Center and…
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4th of July Celebrations

July 4

All day activities celebrating America’s Independence Day. Events begin with the GI Joe 5K Walk/Run at 7:30 a.m. from the Crockett County Courthouse. Proceeds benefit Crockett County Veterans. Events continue at 2:00 p.m. in the Town Square – food booths, games, entertainment, etc. Patriotic parade starts at 8:00 p.m. in front of the Crockett County Courthouse and ends at the baseball fields north of town. Fireworks display begins after parade at sunset. Street dance on…
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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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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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