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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…

Ride to the Border

Ride to the Border

Story & Photos By Bob Shelton Here is a road trip that nearly everyone who rides can enjoy, and chances are most people have never been here—or even heard of this site. East Texas has some of the most enjoyable scenery in the state, and I am blessed to live in the middle of it all. U.S. Highway 80, one of the first transcontinental routes across this nation, provides some wonderful riding. But on a…

Breakfast Rides

Favorite Breakfast Rides

The excitement of watching the sun come up, feeling the cool, crisp morning air, and starting the day off with a sense of calm that few people get to experience is what makes breakfast rides so wonderful. Lay off the snooze button and head for your motorcycle. It’s time to smell the coffee– and the bacon, the biscuits, and the huevos rancheros. With the help of Ride Texas readers, we’ve complied a list of some…

Ride to the 'Q

Ride to the ‘Q

This winding, 80-mile route just east of San Antonio will take you on a pilgrimage from Gonzales to Lockhart, to some of the most mouthwatering barbecue joints in Texas. Kick off your tour in Gonzales—site of the Texas Revolution’s first battle as well as the Gonzales Food Market, a great place to fill up on brisket, sausage, and ribs. Optional: Ride west to the green city of Seguin for more ’Q (and be sure to…

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