Texas Motorcycle News

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…

Discover the Ride partners with Dallas-Fort Worth Auto Show.

Santa Monica, Calif. (March 8, 2019) – The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), today announced its immersive show feature, Discover the Ride, is expanding to reach a broader audience of non-riders, joining the 2019 Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Auto Show March 27-31. Introduced to a community of motorcycle enthusiasts at the previous 2018/2019 IMS tour, Discover the Ride became the industry’s first and foremost program breaking down the high barriers to entry. An exciting addition to the DFW Auto Show,…

Support Texas Senate Bill 653 to prohibit the use of Photo Cameras

On March 20, 2019, the Senate Transportation Committee will discuss SB 653 beginning at 8:00 AM in E1.016. Please contact committee members to ask them to support the bill. If you can make the meeting, I encourage you to attend. 10 Reasons to Oppose Red Light Cameras: https://www.motorists.org/blog/10-reasons-to-oppose-red-light-cameras-2/ Chair: Sen. Robert NicholsVice Chair: Sen. Kelly Hancock Email these members if they are your State Senator: Members:Sen. Carol AlvaradoSen. Juan HinojosaSen. Lois W. KolkhorstSen. Charles PerrySen….

RIDE TEXAS Spring Issue is OUT!

Volume 21, Issue 2 has new writers, new photographers and a whole new look! Get your copy today! Ask for your sample copy at these locations: Frio Canyon Motorcycle StopAlamo Cycle PlexDestination CycleAF1British USA – Gulf Coast BMWWoods Fun CenterMission City Indian MotorcyclesKilleen PowersportsDucati AustinKent PowersportsD’Moto PowersportsThe Motorcycle ShopHorny Toad Harley-Davidson of Fort HoodHorny Toad Harley-Davidson TempleCentral Texas Harley-DavidsonWoodlands Premium MotorcyclesHill Country MotorheadsMoto LibertyEuropean Cycle SportsPlano Kawasaki

HARLEY-DAVIDSON HOPES THE FUTURE OF TWO-WHEELS IS LIVEWIRE

Many dealers are riders are sceptical of Harley’s new move to electric motorcycles but as you can is from this press release that The Motor Company is certainly bullish on their potential. The market will be able to judge them soon as the release is near. HD Press Release: GENEVA (March 5, 2019) Harley-Davidson is displaying the highly anticipated 2020 LiveWire™ along with three lightweight EV future concepts at the Geneva International Motor Show. In addition…

The 1st RIDE TEXAS Rally

What’s the perfect motorcycle rally? We want your input because RIDE TEXAS is in the planning stages for our first event. What should we do? What do you think of The Big Bend area as a location? What about a timed on and off-road sports car type Road Rally? A scenic drive with a purpose and checkpoints? What sort of entertainment? Email me reyn@ridetexas.com

Events

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American Flat Track Texas Half-Mile

April 20 @ 5:30 am - 10:30 am

The Texas Half-Mile will once again be held at the dirt track venue of the legendary Texas Motor Speedway will happen on April 20, 2019! Once again there will be an eclectic mix of fan- and family-friendly moto-attractions at Texas Motor Speedway and the Dallas/Fort Worth area, all of which will please a wide range of fans. Kids 12 and under free. Military & First Responder discounts are available.   VIP Experience Available  Enjoy the…
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Moto Liberty’s 16th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

April 20 @ 10:00 am

If you weren’t a big kid you wouldn’t have a bike! We know it sounds silly, but it’s one of the best events of the year at Moto Liberty, the #1 Motorcycle Gear Store in Texas. Saturday, April 20 th, Moto Liberty will be hiding hundreds of Easter Eggs stuffed with Gift Certificates, discount coupons and prizes– including $150 gift certificate. First hiding of the eggs at 10:00, second at 2:00. Eggs will be available…
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FREE

Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition Meeting –

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The goal of the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition (TMSC) is to reduce the number of crashes involving motorcycles and deaths and injuries resulting from these crashes. To accomplish this goal, the coalition meets four times a year. Full meeting details are released closer to the event. Check back at https://looklearnlive.org for more.
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4th Annual Biker Meet N Greet Rally

April 26 - April 28

Live music all weekend long with shows Friday night, Saturday afternoon (free outdoors), Saturday night. Night shows inside the club with the regular cover charge. Also Friday night inside club Bikini Oil Wrestling. Full kitchen grill inside the club. Saturday outdoor Biker Wedding at 11 am- all bikes start staging at 10 am for the ceremony. Larry Tillery with Scott McGill, Jimmie Barnes, Tim Burge takes the stage at 1:30 pm kicking off the free…
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Bikes on the Bayou

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm

“Bikes on the Bayou” is a three-day festival in Houston, TX. that celebrates motorcycles, bicycles, and scooters in Eleanor Tinsley Park and along Allen Parkway. This all-inclusive festival will bring together all two-wheeled enthusiasts to celebrate music, culture and their riding communities. The three-day event will also provide motorcyclists the opportunity to participate in cruises throughout the festival space and secure overnight parking on festival grounds. Event organizers have meticulously chosen music acts for the…
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