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Special Olympics- Cruisin For Champions!

From Friday, August 07 to Sunday, September 13, Special Olympics Texas and Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) are hosting Cruisin’ for Champions – a virtual motorcycle ride to raise $100,000 ($25,000 in each region) to improve the quality of life for our athletes.  What is a virtual ride? A virtual bike ride works exactly the same as any other type of ride but the difference is that you can ride any distance, any time, any…

Best in Texas Voting is Open!

The Best in Texas Readers’ Choice Awards has returned, There are 9 categories, 99 items to give us your vote on. The voting continues through October 2 and the results will appear in the WINTER 2021 issue, out in early December. VOTE HERE

Oppose tariffs on EU motorcycles, parts, and accessories

USTR targets motorcycling again The Office of United States Trade Representative has again proposed tariffs on motorcycles with an engine size between 500cc and 700cc, along with parts and accessories, imported from countries in the European Union, as part of a dispute over aircraft subsidies. This proposal comes after the USTR announced in October that these motorcycles would NOT be subject to tariffs originally proposed in April. This continued targeting of the motorcycle community and industry only…

Finally, Summer 2020 is on the way!

Yes, the Summer issue of Ride Texas is arriving in your mailbox a month late. Yes, it is also a little bit thinner than usual. The Coronavirus pandemic affects every part of our lives today, and the magazine didn’t escape its impact. We still think motorcycle riding is an excellent social distancing activity. In this issue, we have an article on why getting out on your bike is beneficial. We still advise you to take…

Motorcycle Thefts Down in US

Texas 3rd in stolen bikes, 2 Texas Cities in Top 10 DES PLAINES, Ill. – Motorcycle thefts in the United States fell about 6 percent in 2018, according to a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. In 2018, 41,674 motorcycles were reported stolen, compared with 44,268 in 2017. The states reporting the highest number of thefts in 2018 California were (7,035), Florida (4,279), Texas (3,073), New York (1,777), South Carolina (1,743), North Carolina (1,466), Indiana…

Recent Motorcycle Survey Finds that a High Number of Youth Plan to Start Riding

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), the industry leader for connecting powersports’ top brands with enthusiasts and buyers, today announced data gathered from survey feedback provided by participants of IMS’ Discover The Ride initiative, which found that 81 percent of currently non-motorcycle-licensed consumers who experienced the thrill of two-wheels on the program’s New Rider Course plan to get their motorcycle license. Of those non-licensed riders, 64 percent were under the age of 35. The combined findings…

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Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas

March 1 - December 15

This tour is a self-guided motorcycle tour that has stops throughout the state of Texas. The tour is open to all types of motorcycles (as defined by Texas Law) and riders/passengers. All riders must be at least 18 years old and licensed to operate a motorcycle. Riders are to be safety conscience and obey traffic laws. Participants in the tour will visit tour stops that include roadside attractions, historical sites, memorials, unique geography, and biker friendly businesses. For…
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$45

Texas Hill Country Bike Week – Thunder in the Hill Country

October 1 - October 4

From Biker Rallies of Texas Press Release: Texas Hill Country Bike Week, Thunder in the Hill Country 2020 Rally is back. We have rescheduled this great Texas event for October 1-4, 2020 in the Cowboy Capital of the World in Bandera, Texas in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country. While being in lockdown over the COVID-19 crisis we have made some great changes that we believe you will love. If you are preregistered for…
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$225

Rally on the River

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 3 @ 5:00 pm

“Rally On The River” 2020 Great Bands Lined up for this 3-day Private Event on the Medina River. Just down the road from the Iconic Three Twisted Sisters for some beautiful hill country cruises. Look at our Flyer for all the Bands we have lined up. We have 5 cabins, and 100- 50/30/20amp Full Hook-Up RV Sites here on the Event Grounds. Our Rally Package included for Cabin and RV Guest will receive 4 Wrist…
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$50

Rally at the Rock Dual Sport Ride

October 2 - October 4

The Razorback Riders’ fifth annual Rally at the Rock Dual Sport event will be on Oct 2-4, 2020. The camp is just South of Combs, Arkansas off Hwy 16. We will have all levels of riding, from pavement to tighter “hero section” trails and everything in between.
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$30

5th Annual Hogs 4 Paws® Red River Rescue Ride + Poker Run

October 3

Rescue Riders will gather from 8 – 10 AM at American Eagle Harley-Davidson for breakfast and on-site registration. Drivers get a Hogs 4 Paws® patch or rocker plus a bottle of Rescue Dog Wine. KSU at 10 AM for a 4-stop self-ride Poker Run through beautiful Denton County in the Fall. Riders must return to American Eagle Harley-Davidson at 1 PM to win. Plus there will be a 50/50 Raffle, Prizes, Live Music, Vendors, Food,…
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