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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…

Pig Trail Arkansas

There are plenty of routes that provide breathtaking rides in the Ozark Mountains. For years, Ride Texas readers have returned to cruise Arkansas Highway 23. Just make your way to the town of Ozark and head due north to Eureka Springs. Hopefully, you’ll back off the throttle and enjoy every inch of this road as it constantly twists and turns through the national forest. There are numerous historic buildings around the courthouse square in Ozark,…

I was a Corner Marshall at MotoGP!

By Mark Lopez (This story originally appeared in our Autumn 2016 issue) When MotoGP returned to the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, for its third straight year I had the best seat in the house: this year I was a corner marshal—and the experience was better than I could have hoped for. A corner marshal is a track worker who keeps the racing safe by maintaining the racetrack. The race weekend ran Friday through…

Coastal Breeze

Get into that Jimmy Buffett frame-of-mind on this ride along the Texas Gulf Coast. There are several historic structures in the small ranching town of Refugio. Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, completed in 1901, is on the site where a two-hundred-year old mission once stood. Stretch your legs, visit with anglers, and do some nature study at Copano Bay State Fishing Pier and Goose Island State Park. Rockport has become an important arts destination in the state and celebrates several events…

Texas Motorcycle Legislative Day 2017

Photos by Garrett Stanley Texas motorcyclists and members of the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents (Texas COC&I) gathered at The Roadhouse in Round Rock, Texas, and rode to the Texas State Capitol in downtown Austin, on January 23, 2017, for the annual Texas Motorcycle Legislative Day. The first piece of legislation the group is seeking is Senate Bill 288, which would permit lane-filtering—when motorcyclists drive between traffic lanes on highways during heavy congestion. “We’re…

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Big Dill Bunny Bash

April 14 @ 2:00 pm

Usual Gypsy Refreshments Live band/DJ Kids Events Easter Egg Hunt Bike Games 50/50 Silent & Live Auctions
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$30 - $35

The Circle For Life – Motorcycle Rally & Official Fiesta Event

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a motorcycle rally / ride through beautiful Texas Hill Country, escorted by San Antonio’s Police Department, ending in a big Fiesta celebration with buffet, music, vendors, and more! The Circle for Life promotes awareness for organ & tissue donation among bikers in Texas. Join us at the 8th annual Circle For Life motorcycle rally and official Fiesta event in San Antonio on April 29, 2017. www.thecircleforlife.com TICKET INCLUDES: – Motorcycle ride through…
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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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$40

Lace, Grace and Gears 2nd Annual Rally

September 28 - October 1

Join us to build the bonds of Sisterhood for All Women Motorcycle Riders and Passengers from across the U.S. and abroad– and break the World Record for the most ladies in a single riding event! This four-day rally will include self-guided Hill Country rides, scavenger hunt, guest speakers, live entertainment, contests, adventure outings, the record-breaking Parade of Sisters, and much more. Participation with registration is open to both female and male riders of any experience…
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