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MOTORCYCLISTS WHO GIVE

By: Mia Davis Some motorcyclists own big bikes, make big noises, and ride in big groups. They also have big hearts. Meet the Benefit Riders of East Texas, a 30-plus member group of motorcyclists who come together for a common cause: helping others. Benefit Riders of East Texas (BRET for short) has held many events to raise money for those in need. One of its largest events is “Christmas in July,” a benefit for the…

REINVENTING ROT

Photos and Words by: Robert Filla The 23rd annual Republic of Texas Biker Rally kicked off in Austin the first Thursday of June, with many wondering if the recent changes instituted by promoters would pay off. One of the major changes this year was the elimination of the “18 and older” age requirement for admission. In an effort to attract a younger audience, kiddos as young as 13 were allowed entrance (when accompanied by an…

Back Road to the Pig Trail

Most Texas riders who come to the Ozarks either know about the Pig Trail or soon will. Many visitors assume that all of AR Hwy. 23 is the Pig Trail, but local riders understand that the designation is actually a 24-mile stretch of AR Hwy. 23, from Ozark north to the junction with AR Hwy. 16 at Brashears, Arkansas. The Pig Trail earned its moniker when it was a popular (though winding to the extreme)…

A Texan’s Dream Ride

By: Allison Dyer Rex Covington, creator and director of his lonestarrider.tv channel, is making his dream into a reality—literally. Last month, Rex dreamed he rode across the country on his Victory Vision motorcycle and raised more than $90,000 in a year for a cause that personally resonates with him. When he woke he thought to himself, “Great idea. I’m going to do it.” We caught up with Rex at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in…

Revved Up Women

By Anne Heinen. Photos By Kathy McFarland. Neither rain nor mud nor husbands kept hundreds of women riding on a variety of vehicles—including Harley-Davidson Softails and Tri-Glides, to Slingshot roadsters and even scooters—from the second Lace, Grace & Gears (LGG) Rally, held in late September in Bandera. The action-packed, four-day event drew female riders (and some guy companions) from as far away as Australia, California, Michigan, and, of course, all points of Texas, for sisterhood…

South Texas Outdoors

On the brushlands of South Texas, more and more ranches are opening their gates to hunters. Whatever your game of preference, whatever your weapon of choice, you can find specialized hunting services here. Guide services, comfortable lodging, family and group hunts—there’s much more than just a deer lease! Vaughn Whitetail Ranch close to Batesville boasts a staff geared to personalize each party’s needs and abilities. Circle T Hunting Ranch near Carizzo Springs offers a father-son…

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Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival

September 1 - September 3

Music lovers with an appetite for tasty blues and mouth-watering barbecue will find the 2017 Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival a feast for the senses. The three-day event returns Sept. 1-3 with blues legends Delbert McClinton, Buddy Guy and a barbecue cook-off. Details: www.bedfordbluesfest.com.
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$20 - $25

The Show of Wheels

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Show of Wheels is an annual event in it’s 21st year celebrating the love of vehicles! With over 30 judged classes, you will be sure to find the right fit for your car, truck, or motorcycle. And in case you own something or want to see something that doesn’t fit those categories, we have a class for that too! Cash prizes for specialty awards, plaques and trophies to reward those entries that make the…
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TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ENHANCES BENEFITS FOR 2018 SEASON TICKET HOLDERS

September 11

The referral program will provide Season Ticket Holders the opportunity earn statement credits for every individual referred and converted into a fellow Season Ticket Holder as well as earn entry into a random drawing of unique race access and experiences at Texas Motor Speedway. Beginning Monday, Sept. 11, when 2018 Season Tickets go on sale, a current Season Ticket Holder will receive a $50 statement credit toward ticket-related purchases for next year for every new…
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Back Roads Ramble

October 18 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 2:00 pm

Paved Back Roads | Side Roads | Off-Road | Off-the-Beaten-Path. Back Roads Ramble is all about the ride and the road you’ve never been down. Whatever your ride— whether a bagger, café racer or dual sport/adv— there’s a back roads route calling your name. At night, it’s an old-school motorcycle campout with communal campfires, home-style grub and good times. No frills, just the thrill of Texas Hill Country adventure. This is primarily a ride-all-day, tent-camping…
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