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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…

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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…


Biker Island

Beach-N-Biker Fest Goes Off. . .With a Hitch! By Austin Scott Recently, South Padre Island was transformed into a biker paradise for the 2016 Beach-N-Biker Fest charity fundraiser and motorcycle festival. The event benefits children’s education in the Rio Grande Valley. Hosted by Magic Valley Riders Motorcycle Club, more than 6,500 bikers from Texas and around the country were treated to live concerts, local cuisine, a bike show, and a special Veteran’s Memorial Parade. There…

breakfast run


The sun is out. The sky is blue. And it is perfect riding weather. You head out to meet some buddies for the most important meal of the day: breakfast! In your daydreams of a perfect morning, where are you eating that breakfast? Tell us your favorite place to break the fast. If you have more than one, we’d love to hear about them. And what do you like to order once you’ve parked The Beast? Do…

The Rio Grand Valley

McAllen to Zapata- Route 83

Make a dash along the border. This route hugs the Texas-Mexico line and is rich with historical spots along the way. McAllen, known as the City of Palms, is now one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. While you’re in town, stop by the World Birding Center at Quinta Mazatlan, or tour the International Museum of Art and Science. Just down the road in Mission, home of the Ruby Reds, you’ll pass citrus…

Leather Weather 1-credit-Kathy McFarland


Keep fingers crossed that (at least for a few more weeks) Texan motorcyclists can wear their leathers before the heat of summer overtakes us.  Ride Texas staffers donned some cool looks from MOTO LIBERTY—Dallas’s go-to shop for moto gear—and did some amateur modeling in front of the Texas State Capitol in Austin. Pictured above, from left: Darice is wearing a black jacket by ISX; Jeida is sporting the black UNIK premium fringe jacket with silver…

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Thunder on the Colorado Motorcycle Rally

May 6 - May 8

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Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally

May 6 - May 8

The 20th Anniversary of the Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally will take place in Luckenbach on May 6-8, 2016. Many biker activities are planned for the weekend which include planned rides through the beautiful hill country, Cowboy Breakfasts, and a bike show. Brew & BBQ will occur Saturday evening followed by more weekend entertainment. Thursday opening weekend Social at Hondo’s on Main– live music and other surprises for participants attending.  
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Gulf States Star BQ 2016

May 19 - May 21

This three day event raises money for the Shriners Hospital for Little Children and Star Family Foundation. Expect biker games, silent auction, 50/50, live auction, guided rides, and a trivia ride. A BBQ banquet and live auction is scheduled for Saturday night. Cost is $25.00 per day or $40.00 for both days.
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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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