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Buddy Holly Loved Motorcycles

In the three-year period that Buddy Holly ruled the music charts back in the late 1950s, he still had time to let off steam on his 1958 Ariel Cyclone—like Holly, it became one of the most iconic motorcycles of a generation. In the Spring 2017 issue of Ride Texas, we brought you “Buddy Holly: The Legend & Lore of Lubbock’s Native Son.” The story included a tale of how Holly and the Crickets stopped off…

MOTORCYCLISTS WHO GIVE

By: Mia Davis Some motorcyclists own big bikes, make big noises, and ride in big groups. They also have big hearts. Meet the Benefit Riders of East Texas, a 30-plus member group of motorcyclists who come together for a common cause: helping others. Benefit Riders of East Texas (BRET for short) has held many events to raise money for those in need. One of its largest events is “Christmas in July,” a benefit for the…

REINVENTING ROT

Photos and Words by: Robert Filla The 23rd annual Republic of Texas Biker Rally kicked off in Austin the first Thursday of June, with many wondering if the recent changes instituted by promoters would pay off. One of the major changes this year was the elimination of the “18 and older” age requirement for admission. In an effort to attract a younger audience, kiddos as young as 13 were allowed entrance (when accompanied by an…

Back Road to the Pig Trail

Most Texas riders who come to the Ozarks either know about the Pig Trail or soon will. Many visitors assume that all of AR Hwy. 23 is the Pig Trail, but local riders understand that the designation is actually a 24-mile stretch of AR Hwy. 23, from Ozark north to the junction with AR Hwy. 16 at Brashears, Arkansas. The Pig Trail earned its moniker when it was a popular (though winding to the extreme)…

A Texan’s Dream Ride

By: Allison Dyer Rex Covington, creator and director of his lonestarrider.tv channel, is making his dream into a reality—literally. Last month, Rex dreamed he rode across the country on his Victory Vision motorcycle and raised more than $90,000 in a year for a cause that personally resonates with him. When he woke he thought to himself, “Great idea. I’m going to do it.” We caught up with Rex at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in…

Revved Up Women

By Anne Heinen. Photos By Kathy McFarland. Neither rain nor mud nor husbands kept hundreds of women riding on a variety of vehicles—including Harley-Davidson Softails and Tri-Glides, to Slingshot roadsters and even scooters—from the second Lace, Grace & Gears (LGG) Rally, held in late September in Bandera. The action-packed, four-day event drew female riders (and some guy companions) from as far away as Australia, California, Michigan, and, of course, all points of Texas, for sisterhood…

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October 18 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 2:00 pm

Paved Back Roads | Side Roads | Off-Road | Off-the-Beaten-Path. Back Roads Ramble is all about the ride and the road you’ve never been down. Whatever your ride— whether a bagger, café racer or dual sport/adv— there’s a back roads route calling your name. At night, it’s an old-school motorcycle campout with communal campfires, home-style grub and good times. No frills, just the thrill of Texas Hill Country adventure. This is primarily a ride-all-day, tent-camping…
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