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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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Women Ride Out for IFRD

This Saturday, May 7th, thousands of female motorcycle riders across the world will take to the road to celebrate the 10th International Female Ride Day. IFRD is an annual global ride day held the first Saturday of May. Started by MOTORESS magazine, the event brings together women of all cultures who share the love of piloting a motorcycle. IFRD highlights the women who ride and works to shift the preconceived perceptions of motorsports for women…

US 77 / FM 155 / FM 1965 / FM 1383 / FM 956 / FM 2672 / FM 2238 / US 90 / FM 615

Painted Churches

If managed properly, this 42-mile ride will take all day! Fayette County in southeast Central Texas boasts rich historic and cultural ties along with scenic rural roads, especially during wildflower season. Bypass the bypass to enjoy unique shops and eateries in La Grange. Visit the town’s beautifully restored 1891 courthouse, the Chamber of Commerce office in the old county jail, and the Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites. German and Czech immigrants brought to…

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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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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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Ride for Life 2016

June 4 @ 9:10 am - 12:11 pm

Ride for Life, a police-escorted motorcycle ride, will take place on in June 4, 2016. The ride will start and end at Stubbs Harley-Davidson in Houston on Telephone Road. Please mark your calendar for this event. 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…
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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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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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