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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

FREE

THROTTLE – Bike Night at The Shops Club, Dallas

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  The Shop Clubs Dallas is a state-of-the-art facility that provides a creative, collaborative, and fun environment while building a strong community for car and motorcycle enthusiasts. On Thursday, October 21st come see what The Shops Club is all about at THROTTLE – A Bike Night.  There will be Prize drawings, some bike games, and a fun time to gather with your riding buddies and make new friends. All bike and motor enthusiasts are invited…
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West Houston Bike Night

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Mancuso Crossroads and Mancuso Central H-D for bike night on the third Thursday of every month at Wildcatter Saloon. They are teaming up with Outlaw Dave and the west Houston riding community to host the biggest bike night in Katy! You can meet riders at Mancuso Crossroads H-D at 6:00 p.m. for a short ride with friends to bike night. The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. at Wildcatter.
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CANCELED – Harvest Classic Motorcycle Rally

October 22 - October 23

  CANCELED Statement from the Harvest Classic Team: Friends, We are extremely sorry to let you know that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Harvest Classic Rally. Confirmed Covid cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to rise and are expected to peak in October. Many festivals and events are requiring proof of vaccination as a prerequisite for entry. As a team, we explored this option but decided against it for multiple reasons….
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$99.00

BMW MOA Getaway

October 22 - October 24

This October 22-24, 2021 the BMW Motorcycle Owners Association returns to the Texas Hill Country. You’ll find them at one of the area’s most iconic hotel venues, the Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center in Kerrville, Texas, where Texas history meets Hill Country hospitality. The Inn of the Hills sits right on Junction highway , just south of downtown Kerrville. Thirty minutes away is Fredericksburg, Texas with its antiques, shops, and surrounding wine…
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Free

HOT PEPPER FESTIVAL

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Can you handle the heat? On Friday, October 22nd, the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce  kicks off the 2021 Hot Pepper Festival with the annual Palestine Chili Cook-off. The cook-off has an 8:00 AM start time for cooking. Contestants grind, cook, and turn  chili in at 2:00 PM. On Saturday, October 23, the Pepper Palooza Parade through the streets of Downtown Palestine starts at 10:00 AM. Immediately following, the Festival fun will begin. The Festival…
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