SCENIC HILLS RIDE

June 24, 2016
US 281 / RR 473 / RR 3351 / TX 46 / TX 16

Blanco, Boerne, and Bandera are Hill Country favorites. For a small town, Blanco supports a surprising number of good cafés. The monthly trade days at the historic courthouse square attract a good crowd, and each June the Lavender Festival draws the visitors. Ranch Road 473 will give you a roller coaster of a ride. If the old gas station in Kendalia is open, stop in for a burger, then check out the old country store in Bergheim—it’s worthy of a tour. Veer off the main highways in Boerne to enjoy the town’s historic district. Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World, is put to good use by bikers as a base camp with easy access to great roads in the surrounding hills. Consider staying over to enjoy the live music scene or any of numerous events, including the popular Mardi Gras celebration.

Along The Way

BANDERA

11TH STREET COWBOY BAR

307 11th St.
830-796-4849
11thstreetcowboybar.com

ARKEY BLUE’S SILVER DOLLAR SALOON

308 Main St.
830-796-8826

OST RESTAURANT

307 Main St.
830-796-3836

BERGHEIM

BERGHEIM GENERAL STORE & HISTORIC POST OFFICE

843 TX Hwy. 46
830-336-2112

O’BRIEN’S RESTAURANT

848 TX Hwy. 46 E.
obriensinbergheim.com
830-229-5600

BLANCO

BECKMANN LANE GUEST HOUSE

344 Beckmann Lane
beckmannlaneguesthouse.com
512-644-8424

BLANCO BOWLING CLUB CAFE

310 Fourth St.
830-833-4416

OLD 300 BBQ

318 Fourth St.
830-833-1227
old300bbq.com

REDBUD CAFE

410 Fourth St.
830-833-0202
redbud-cafe.com

BOERNE

BEAR MOON BAKERY

401 S. Main St.
830-816-2327
bearmoonbakery.com

HUNGRY HORSE RESTAURANT

109 S. Saunders St.
830-816-8989
hungryhorsehillcountry.com

KENDALIA

KENDALIA HALLE DANCE HALL

1135 FM 3351 N.
kendaliahalle.com
210-863-1100

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On The Road

Pit Stops

1. MINI MART #2
377 TX Hwy. 16 S., Bandera
830-796-4313
exxonmobilstations.com

Grab A Bite

1. KENDALIA GENERAL STORE
2545 TX Hwy. 473, Kendalia
830-336-2450

2. SODA POPS PATIO GRILL & BAR
104 E. San Antonio, Boerne
sodapopsboerne.com
830-331-8799

3. VALERIA FARM TO TABLE RESTAURANT
109 Waterview Pkwy, Ste. 105, Boerne
valeriarestaurant.com
830-331-1393

Stay The Night

1. CRESCENT QUARTERS
170 S. Main St., Boerne
crescentquarters.com
830-249-8016

2. 7TH STREET GUESTHOUSE
519 7th St., Blanco
830-833-4229
7thstreetguesthouse.com

Diversions

1. EXOTIC RESORT ZOO
235 Zoo Trail, Johnson City
zooexotics.com
830-868-4357

2. WIMBERLEY ZIPLINE ADVENTURES
300 Winn Valley Dr., Wimberley
wimberleyzipline.com
512-847-9990

Only In Texas

1. ANNUAL BLANCO LAVENDER FESTIVAL
Old Blanco County Courthouse Square Yett Memorial Park
blancolavenderfest.com
830-833-5101

Events

FREE

ALR #208 Bike Nite

February 23 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

American Legion Riders Post #208 will be hosting Bike Nite at Conroy’s Irish Pub. Come out and enjoy the fun, live music, door prizes and raffles!
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FREE

2019 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This year’s Texas Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum will provide important information to riders, instructors, and traffic safety professionals who are interested in improving rider safety. The Forum is FREE to attend and lunch will be provided (does not include nightly stays at the Y.O. Ranch). Topics will include: Identification of the extent of the rider safety problem. Activities that TxDOT, DPS, NHTSA, FHWA, and AMA are doing to improve rider safety. Legislative activities in Texas….
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$20.00

Gurene Country Ride

February 23 @ 12:00 pm

It’s Gruene in the Texas Hill Country! Time to check out the beautiful wildflowers on this ride! Please come join ALR 208 for some Wind Therapy! Registration begins: 12:00 pm Kick Stands Up: 1:00pm Donation: $20 per Rider – Includes Poker Hand Passenger – FREE $10 per Passenger for Poker Hand * Minimum of 15 paid riders to hole Poker Ride Ends at Conroy’s Irish Pub, 9190 Fair Oaks Parkway, Boerne, TX 78015 Proceeds benefit…
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Free

2nd Annual Vintage Bike SMASH UP @ MotoLiberty – Dallas

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  It’s a meeting of the Classic Motorcycles and the Contemporary Customs when the North Texas Norton Owner’s Association and their collection of Vintage Bike mingle with the Cafe Customs of the Denton Moto Collective at MotoLiberty’s 2nd Annual Vintage Bike Smash Up. The theme is “Young meet the Old”. This eclectic assortment of motorcyclists and their machines is a once a year affair jointly hosted by the NTNOA and the Denton Moto Collective at Dallas’ top gear shop, Moto…
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$175

Eurosport Cycle’s Spring Track Day

March 11

Eurosport Cycle’s track day is designed for street riders. It will be held at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, TX. You use your own street bike and street riding gear (protective jacket, pants, and gloves, full face helmet, boots over ankles). No leathers or special set up needed for your bike. It’s pretty laid back with small groups and plenty of one on one instruction. If you’ve ever thought of doing a track day this is…
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