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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…

50-year-old Michael Barnes Wins Moto America Twins Cup!

The MotoAmerica Twins Cup class has had a major influx of entrants this season, and there is a large disparity in the age of the competitors: from 16 all the way to 50. In Saturday’s race one, those riders at the upper end of the age range showed their prowess, and the oldest of the group won the race. Fifty-year-old Michael Barnes, whose motorcycle road racing career has spanned three decades, won the race aboard…

Events

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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Free

Motorcycle Vagabond Rally

August 6 - August 17

A free camp get-together for motorcycle campers, from beginners to experts. All riders and bikes welcome. Come to share stories and meet people who like the same crazy things you do.
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$20.00

International Female Ride Day

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the 14th International Female Ride Day as we go on a police-escorted ride around the entire 610 loop and return to the Pub. Kickstands up at 1:00PM.
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$40.00

The Crater Rally

August 27 - August 30

Come out to the first 21 and over rally in Texas: 12 bands over 3 days, featuring the nationally touring band SAVING ABEL! Vendors, Bike Games, Bike Show & Sound Off Contest sponsored by Bloodline Custom Cycles, 200 ft water slide, 120 acres of private property. Down hill extreme toy car race, and much more!
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4:44 Motorcycle Show – Indoor Flat Track Racing

August 28

This is the third year of the 4:44 Motorcycle Show in El Paso, Texas! This year we are adding indoor flat track racing at the El Paso County Coliseum on Friday, August 28th. The motorcycle show will be on Saturday, August 29th at The Epic Railyard.
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