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Finally, Summer 2020 is on the way!

July 14, 2020

Yes, the Summer issue of Ride Texas is arriving in your mailbox a month late. Yes, it is also a little bit thinner than usual. The Coronavirus pandemic affects every part of our lives today, and the magazine didn’t escape its impact.

We still think motorcycle riding is an excellent social distancing activity. In this issue, we have an article on why getting out on your bike is beneficial. We still advise you to take proper precautions and make wise choices.

Ride Texas is all about events. In this issue’s “On the Horizon” feature, we have lots of suggestions for activities and destinations, but we have one idea to recommend, confirm the status before you depart. While putting this issue’s calendar together, we found that many events listed had to cancel or got postponed until 2021. These were rallies and rides that we had already included. Things are changing rapidly.

Despite the turmoil the COVID crisis has created; we are pleased to report several new businesses servicing the motorcycle community have opened up recently. The most exciting of those is the new Big Bend Biker Hotel in Alpine. We preview the new accommodations designed with motorcycle travelers in mind in the Texas Business feature plus a couple of new shops and a rental service born in Texas.

We are still riding! If you’re out there with us, be smart about it and be safe.

PS: If you’re wondering, the cover shot is of Rick Fairless and his daughter Lena leading a pack of riders through an underpass at the 2019 Distinguished Gentlemans Ride.

Events

Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas

March 1 - December 15

This tour is a self-guided motorcycle tour that has stops throughout the state of Texas. The tour is open to all types of motorcycles (as defined by Texas Law) and riders/passengers. All riders must be at least 18 years old and licensed to operate a motorcycle. Riders are to be safety conscience and obey traffic laws. Participants in the tour will visit tour stops that include roadside attractions, historical sites, memorials, unique geography, and biker friendly businesses. For…
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Free

Motorcycle Vagabond Rally

August 6 - August 17

A free camp get-together for motorcycle campers, from beginners to experts. All riders and bikes welcome. Come to share stories and meet people who like the same crazy things you do.
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$20.00

International Female Ride Day

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the 14th International Female Ride Day as we go on a police-escorted ride around the entire 610 loop and return to the Pub. Kickstands up at 1:00PM.
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$40.00

The Crater Rally

August 27 - August 30

Come out to the first 21 and over rally in Texas: 12 bands over 3 days, featuring the nationally touring band SAVING ABEL! Vendors, Bike Games, Bike Show & Sound Off Contest sponsored by Bloodline Custom Cycles, 200 ft water slide, 120 acres of private property. Down hill extreme toy car race, and much more!
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4:44 Motorcycle Show – Indoor Flat Track Racing

August 28

This is the third year of the 4:44 Motorcycle Show in El Paso, Texas! This year we are adding indoor flat track racing at the El Paso County Coliseum on Friday, August 28th. The motorcycle show will be on Saturday, August 29th at The Epic Railyard.
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