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Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles

It’s May, and that means it’s also National Motorcycle Safety Month. For the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), that means rolling out a giant inflatable motorcycle and kicking off its annual “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign. “Look twice, then look again!” said Lupita Velasquez, who rode in from Corpus Christi to help TxDOT kick off its program at an event held at the lawn of the Long Center in Austin. Velasquez, who…

Aggies to Astros

Our star-studded movie cruise to Houston begins in College Station. Late night movie buffs might have Revenge Of the Nerds (1984) in their collection. It included scenes from Kyle Field. Whoop! Yankee’s Tavern, east of town near Carlos, has been a popular biker bar since it opened in 2000. Farm-to-Market Road 1486 rolls south through the prairies before arriving in Magnolia. Head east to The Woodlands: The independent film Sacrifice (2015) was filmed in the…

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…

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Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

NASCAR actions returns to Texas Motor Speedway for the Rattlesnake 400 on Friday, June 9. The best in NASCAR’s next generation of superstars race under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway during the Rattlesnake 400. Tickets start as low as $25 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.
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Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks at Texas Motor Speedway

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks make their Texas Motor Speedway debut. The high-horsepower trucks, designed to resemble their scaled-down radio control counterparts, will fly across Texas Motor Speedway as its course includes ramps as part of a challenging course that uses the frontstretch and portions of the infield paddock. The championship race will be held following the Rainguard Water Sealer 600 on Saturday, June 10. Tickets for both the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 and…
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Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Texas Motor Speedway once again hosts “America’s Original Nighttime IndyCar Race” – the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 – on Saturday, June 10. Drivers from the Verizon IndyCar Series will battle wheel-to-wheel at speeds surpassing 200 miles per hour, providing some of the most thrilling racing action of the 2017 season at Texas Motor Speedway. The first 20,000 fans in attendance to the race will receive a limited edition Graham Rahal bobblehead presented by FOX Sports…
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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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