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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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$45

Texas Hill Country Bike Week – Thunder in the Hill Country

October 1 - October 4

From Biker Rallies of Texas Press Release: Texas Hill Country Bike Week, Thunder in the Hill Country 2020 Rally is back. We have rescheduled this great Texas event for October 1-4, 2020 in the Cowboy Capital of the World in Bandera, Texas in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country. While being in lockdown over the COVID-19 crisis we have made some great changes that we believe you will love. If you are preregistered for…
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$225

Rally on the River

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 3 @ 5:00 pm

“Rally On The River” 2020 Great Bands Lined up for this 3-day Private Event on the Medina River. Just down the road from the Iconic Three Twisted Sisters for some beautiful hill country cruises. Look at our Flyer for all the Bands we have lined up. We have 5 cabins, and 100- 50/30/20amp Full Hook-Up RV Sites here on the Event Grounds. Our Rally Package included for Cabin and RV Guest will receive 4 Wrist…
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$50

Rally at the Rock Dual Sport Ride

October 2 - October 4

The Razorback Riders’ fifth annual Rally at the Rock Dual Sport event will be on Oct 2-4, 2020. The camp is just South of Combs, Arkansas off Hwy 16. We will have all levels of riding, from pavement to tighter “hero section” trails and everything in between.
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$30

5th Annual Hogs 4 Paws® Red River Rescue Ride + Poker Run

October 3

Rescue Riders will gather from 8 – 10 AM at American Eagle Harley-Davidson for breakfast and on-site registration. Drivers get a Hogs 4 Paws® patch or rocker plus a bottle of Rescue Dog Wine. KSU at 10 AM for a 4-stop self-ride Poker Run through beautiful Denton County in the Fall. Riders must return to American Eagle Harley-Davidson at 1 PM to win. Plus there will be a 50/50 Raffle, Prizes, Live Music, Vendors, Food,…
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