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Ride to the Border

Ride to the Border

Story & Photos By Bob Shelton Here is a road trip that nearly everyone who rides can enjoy, and chances are most people have never been here—or even heard of this site. East Texas has some of the most enjoyable scenery in the state, and I am blessed to live in the middle of it all. U.S. Highway 80, one of the first transcontinental routes across this nation, provides some wonderful riding. But on a…

Breakfast Rides

Favorite Breakfast Rides

The excitement of watching the sun come up, feeling the cool, crisp morning air, and starting the day off with a sense of calm that few people get to experience is what makes breakfast rides so wonderful. Lay off the snooze button and head for your motorcycle. It’s time to smell the coffee– and the bacon, the biscuits, and the huevos rancheros. With the help of Ride Texas readers, we’ve complied a list of some…

Ride to the 'Q

Ride to the ‘Q

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…

Alamo City

Alamo City Checklist

We reached out to Caliente Harley-Davidson in San Antonio to find out where the motorcycle crowd hangs in the Alamo City. Johnny Perez, who works as assistant parts manager, shared his favorites with Ride Texas. THE COVE 606 W. Cypress St. It offers organic American food, and the fish tacos are a must-taste! It’s also a place to enjoy a few drinks. NICHA’S COMIDA MEXICANA 3119 Roosevelt Ave. 5059 NW Loop 410 The…

The Square at Sulpher Springs.

New York, TX to Paris, TX

The Lindbergh Legacy route takes you from New York, Texas, to Paris, Texas. While 25-year-old aviator Charles Lindbergh had only a couple of sandwiches and some water to sustain him during his 33.5-hour nonstop flight from New York, New York, to Paris, France, motorcycle adventurers in Texas are in luck: there are lots of great places to grab breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner on this ride! And if you want to get in a little…

Center to Gilmer

Center to Gilmer

Pine-scented highways, vivid fall colors, and crispy fried catfish make this region a favorite with motorcyclists year-round. Festivals, rodeos, and live music abound all year here. In fall, don’t miss the strut, cluck, and crow contest at the East Texas Poultry Fest in Center, and Gilmer’s Yam Fest (the state’s oldest festival)—both held in October—as well as Henderson’s Syrup Festival, in early November. There are also plenty of great cafés as well as historic sites…

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24th Annual Teddy Bear Ride

October 30 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Grab a new teddy bear, and join hundreds of North Texas riders at the 24th annual Teddy Bear Ride benefiting children victimized by abuse. All proceeds benefit safety, healing and justice for abused children served by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, a non-profit that works collaboratively with law enforcement and Child Protective Services to facilitate the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at IKEA in Frisco with…
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46th South Central BMW Owners Reunion

November 4 - November 6

Join the BMW Motorcycle Club of Houston at the 46th South Central BMW Owners Reunion, Friday Nov. 4 – Sunday Nov. 6, 2016 at Oak Thicket Park on Lake Fayette (4819 W. State Highway 159, Fayetteville, TX 78940). Enjoy guided road rides, social events, and dinners on Friday and Saturday night, breakfasts Saturday and Sunday. Registration will open later in the year. For details see the event web page or contact Rally Chairman – Nick Bell…
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Fall Foliage Brunch Train on the Official Railroad of Texas

November 6

The first cold snap triggers the changing of the seasons in the East Texas forest country. The Fall Foliage Brunch Train is designed to give nature lovers the best opportunity to view this annual show close-up. This train departs from the Palestine Depot at 10:15 am and returns to the depot approximately 2:45 pm. Reservations must be booked by 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 2nd.
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CAF Veterans Dinner & 40’s Swing Band Hanger Dance

November 12

Celebrate and remember the brave men and women who gave us our freedom at the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing in San Marcos. Enjoy an authentic ‘40s style swing dance surrounded by a number of restored and functional WWII aircraft.
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Christmas in Palestine

November 18 - December 31

Tis’ the Season in Palestine, Texas. Enjoy The Polar Express Train Ride™, Food & Wine Events, Frost Fest, the Grinch’s Lair at the Historic Anderson County Jail, concerts, live shows and much more.
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