Texas Motorcycle News

Is Lane Splitting finally coming to Texas?

This Legislative session marks the third attempt to make lane sharing legal on Texas highways. While not universally accepted by all riders, the majority of urban commuters back the practice. Here’s the link to the bill that has been filed: SB 273

Digital RIDE TEXAS Now Available

It’s here! Finally, there’s a digital version of RIDE TEXAS® Magazine available – Current print subscribers get in for free, just follow the instructions to get your user name and select a password! Digital subscriptions are only $9.95 a year! E-Edition Link

Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles

It’s May, and that means it’s also National Motorcycle Safety Month. For the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), that means rolling out a giant inflatable motorcycle and kicking off its annual “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign. “Look twice, then look again!” said Lupita Velasquez, who rode in from Corpus Christi to help TxDOT kick off its program at an event held at the lawn of the Long Center in Austin. Velasquez, who…

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…

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Triumph Bonneville Icons Tour: Houston

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO EXPERIENCE THE NEW 2019 Triumph line-up at the Triumph Bonneville Icons Tour: Houston on Tuesday, February 5th, at Thistle Draftshop from 7:00pm until 10:00pm! We’ll roll out the red carpet for the moto-event of the season with food, drinks, entertainment, and the world’s finest British motorbikes! PLUS, we’ve got a few special guests in store! Meet Murdermaid and Fleetwood Smack from the Missfits Roller Derby Team; get a free…
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St. Valentines Day Massacre Motorcycle Rally 2019

February 8 - February 10

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre motorcycle rally is an annual event that is put on every February by the Alamo City Chapter of the Gypsy MC. Funds from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre go to support local charities. Live Music, Fun Run, Field Events, Contests, Vendors and Lots More Free Camping, Hot Showers, Sunday Church
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Chris Kyle Memorial Run

February 10 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

This is the 4th year for this event. We hold this to commemorate the life of two great military men. CHRIS KYLE AND CHAD LITTLEFIELD. Also to get together as riders, cages or whatever and just enjoy some good brotherhood. There will be a pancake breakfast at Cowboys Harley starting at 0900. Put on by the Combat Vets Chap 23-7 Auxiliary. This is a great event for two men who gave their lives helping out…
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2019 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This year’s Texas Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum will provide important information to riders, instructors, and traffic safety professionals who are interested in improving rider safety. The Forum is FREE to attend and lunch will be provided (does not include nightly stays at the Y.O. Ranch). Topics will include: Identification of the extent of the rider safety problem. Activities that TxDOT, DPS, NHTSA, FHWA, and AMA are doing to improve rider safety. Legislative activities in Texas….
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44th Annual St Patrick’s Day Rally

March 15 - March 17

RUN PINS, MEAL TICKET, FREE CAMPING, FUN RUN, FIELD EVENTS, MUSIC, 50\30\20, AWARDS, SUNDAY CMA SERVICES. Pre-registration adults $20.00 youth ages 13-16 $8.00. At the gate adults $25.00 youth ages 13-16 $10. children 12 and under free.
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