Awesome Autumn Ride

November 17, 2017

East Texas is blessed with a year-long abundance of color– deep green pines, bright blooms in spring, and showy leaves in autumn. Tamara Bolton– a freelance media specialist from East Texas and an avid rider– shared this ride with Ride Texas writer Tom Wiley. With crisp autumn weather upon us, this is a terrific way to spend a day (or a weekend!) enjoying the towns of Palestine, Jacksonville, Tyler, and other nearby towns. This ride promises miles of meandering roads, rolling sweepers, dense woods, and views. When you’re hungry, there’s Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ– on Texas Monthly’s 2017 “Top 50 Best BBQ Joints” list! Saddle up and get ready for “Bolton’s Best.”

ALONG THE WAY

JACKSONVILLE

HORSESHOE INN BED & BREAKFAST
189 County Road 3156
903-541-2127

LOVE’S LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN
jacksonvilletexas.com

RIVER RUN ATV PARK
2001 County Road 3315
903-724-4100
riverrunpark.com

SHADY PINES RV PARK & CAMPGROUND
220 County Road 4208
903-586-0059
shadypinesrvpark.net

PALESTINE

BRALY BUILDERS SUPPLY COMPANY
420 W. Palestine Ave.
903-723-2179
facebook.com/bralyshardware
Named 2014 “Coolest Hardware Store on the Planet” by Ace Hardware

DAVEY DOGWOODS PARK
4205 N. Link St.
903-731-8435
visitpalestine.com

HOWARD HOUSE MUSEUM
1011 N. Perry St.
903- 723-0268

HOT PEPPER FESTIVAL
Historic Main St.
903-731-8437
cityofpalestinetx.com
October 21, 2017

MAGNOLIA STREET INN
421 S. Magnolia St.
903-723-8138
magnoliastreetinn.com

MUSEUM FOR EAST TEXAS CULTURE
400 Micheaux Ave.
903-723-1914
museumpalestine.org

PALESTINE VISITOR CENTER
825 Spring St.
903-723-3014
Request information on walking and riding tours.

RUSK

BERTHA’S CAFÉ
U.S. Hwy. 84
903-795-3747

TYLER

LOLA’S HANDCRAFTED SANDWICHES
16700 FM 2493
903-707-2432

ROSEVINE INN BED & BREAKFAST
415 S. Vine Ave.
903-592-2221
rosevine.com

WHITEHOUSE

LA HERRADURA TEX-MEX RESTAURANT
904 TX Hwy. 110
903-202-7095


(Map Credit: mapping specialists)

On The Road

Pit Stops

1. EXXON
401 TX Hwy. 110
Whitehouse

2. Phillips 66
329 N. Bolton St.
Jacksonville

Grab a Bite

1. PINT & BARREL DRAFTHOUSE
302 E. Crawford St.
Palestine
903-727-2711
pintandbarrel.com

2. STANLEY’S FAMOUS PIT BARBECUE
525 S. Beckham Ave., Tyler
903-593-0311
stanleyfamous.com
One of Texas Monthly’s “Top 50 Best BBQ Joints” in 2017

Stay The Night

1. BEST WESTERN OF PALESTINE
1601 W. Palestine Ave.
903-723-4655
bestwesternpalestine.com

2. RESt INN TYLER
3209 W. Gentry Pkwy., Tyler
903-593-0103
myrestinn.com

Daytrip Diversions

1. ADRENALINE RUSH ZIPLINE
2371 County Road 1613
Jacksonville
903-683-6855
daretozip.com

2. MUD CREEK OFF-ROAD PARK
3971 County Road 4209
Jacksonville
903-586-6972
mudcreekoffroadpark.com
ATVs and camping

Only In Texas

1. TOMATO FEST WEEK
Commerce Street
Jacksonville
jacksonvilletexas.com
Annual, in early June

Events

$40

Realities Ride, the World’s Largest Poker Run

May 25 - May 26

  Realities Ride, the world’s largest poker run and fundraising vehicle for Realities For Children charity, will host it’s annual rally and ride for the kids on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th and 26th, 2019. Advance tickets are now on sale. Celebrating those who’ve served in our armed forces and helping Northern Colorado children in need, Realities Ride has been bringing people together on Memorial Day weekend for the past 18 years. This year’s event kicks off Saturday,…
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Free

2019 Basics for the Best

May 25 @ 7:45 am - 10:45 am

2019 BASICS FOR THE BEST This is to honor those that served and can no longer get out and about. To let them know they are not forgotten. It cost nothing but your time for the ride. But we are taking donations either with money or with items the vets are in need of. Tshirts-colored with pockets, slippers military themed hats and t-shirts, blankets and throws. There will be a collection point and the items…
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Yamaha Off-Road Motorcycle Demos

May 25 @ 8:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm

Yamaha has teamed up with 6-time AMA National Champion Jason Raines and his first-class Raines Riding University to bring you FREE motocross and off-road motorcycle demos for all ages and skill levels! Join us May 25th – 26th at Village Creek Motocross Park! A special course will be laid out specifically for the program and riders will be able to demo several different 2019 models like the TT-R 50E, TT-R 110E, TT-R 125LE, YZ65, YZ85,…
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$3

Fredericksburg Vintage Motorcycle Show

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DATE CHANGED 3rd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet Free admission to the public with a donation of 3 cans of food or cash donation for the local food bank. Thanks for your support. Ride out. We have Motorcycle Only parking in the lot. 12-9:00pm Bike show, Swap meet, Vintage ride, Live music, food and drink. Open class Vintage Bike Show $20 entry fee per bike. For more info call: 830-990-4433. Registration will be…
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$20.00 – $25.00

16th Annual Big Bike Run for the Little Tryke Fund

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

GRAPEVINE HERITAGE AMBUCS CHARITY POKER RUN INSPIRING MOBILITY AND INDEPENDENCE Registration: $25.00 per rider/ $20.00 per passenger per poker hand ($20.00 for additional poker hand). 1st Stop/Registration (2 cards) 9:00am-11:00am at Willhoite’s in Grapevine, TX. (Bikes out by 11:00am) 2nd Stop (1 card) at Roanoke ChopShop Live in Roanoke, TX. Final Stop and HUGE PARTY (2 cards) 12PM – 4PM at American Eagle Harley-Davidson in Corinth, TX. Party featuring live music by Lone Star 92.5‘s…
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