Texas Motorcycle News

Arlington Supercross

If you missed Saturday night’s Supercross in Arlington, you missed one of the best races of the season and the closest finish in Supercross history. It was an incredible night for Cooper Webb who set the fastest Qualifying time and took 3rd in his Heat. In the Main, Coop had a lackluster 7th place start and after a few laps he caught fire, pushing past each rider until he had first place (Roczen) in his…

Researchers Find Motorcycling is Good for You!

Does riding a motorcycle really relieve stress?  A recent study funded by Harley-Davidson found that riding a motorcycle might be good for your mental health. The researchers found that motorcycling increased focus and attention, and decreased relative levels of cortisol, a hormonal marker of stress.  The results of the study conducted by a team researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior yielded scientific evidence of the potential benefits of riding. Researchers recorded participants’ brain…

DUCATI ISLAND CONFIRMED FOR MOTOGP @ COTA WITH NEW TRACKSIDE EXPERIENCE

 Ducati Island is the #1 Ducati fan experience location during the MotoGP races at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. This year Ducati will be returning to COTA with new activities, including more than 74,000 square feet of event space offering fun and interactive experiences, such as an exhilarating Zip Line ride over Turn 1, a Ducati Parade Lap on the track, Italian inspired lunch and hospitality suite for Ducati owners, live music…

BMW GS Trophy 2020 – Qualifier USA Announced

WDo you love a challenge…a GS challenge?  BMW GS riders will soon compete for the opportunity to represent the USA in the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020 in New Zealand.  The GS Trophy 2020 – Qualifier USA will be held May 30 through June 2 with RawHyde Adventures at a location to be announced.  Qualifier rules and registration details will be announced shortly. BMW Motorrad has hosted the biennial International GS Trophy for adventure-thirsty…

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

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ALR #208 Bike Nite

February 23 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

American Legion Riders Post #208 will be hosting Bike Nite at Conroy’s Irish Pub. Come out and enjoy the fun, live music, door prizes and raffles!
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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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$20.00

Gurene Country Ride

February 23 @ 12:00 pm

It’s Gruene in the Texas Hill Country! Time to check out the beautiful wildflowers on this ride! Please come join ALR 208 for some Wind Therapy! Registration begins: 12:00 pm Kick Stands Up: 1:00pm Donation: $20 per Rider – Includes Poker Hand Passenger – FREE $10 per Passenger for Poker Hand * Minimum of 15 paid riders to hole Poker Ride Ends at Conroy’s Irish Pub, 9190 Fair Oaks Parkway, Boerne, TX 78015 Proceeds benefit…
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2nd Annual Vintage Bike SMASH UP @ MotoLiberty – Dallas

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  It’s a meeting of the Classic Motorcycles and the Contemporary Customs when the North Texas Norton Owner’s Association and their collection of Vintage Bike mingle with the Cafe Customs of the Denton Moto Collective at MotoLiberty’s 2nd Annual Vintage Bike Smash Up. The theme is “Young meet the Old”. This eclectic assortment of motorcyclists and their machines is a once a year affair jointly hosted by the NTNOA and the Denton Moto Collective at Dallas’ top gear shop, Moto…
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$175

Eurosport Cycle’s Spring Track Day

March 11

Eurosport Cycle’s track day is designed for street riders. It will be held at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, TX. You use your own street bike and street riding gear (protective jacket, pants, and gloves, full face helmet, boots over ankles). No leathers or special set up needed for your bike. It’s pretty laid back with small groups and plenty of one on one instruction. If you’ve ever thought of doing a track day this is…
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