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Editorial Submission Guidelines

RIDE TEXAS® is a journalism award-winning travel magazine for motorcyclists. We publish work that emphasizes storytelling using compelling photography and engaging narrative. We strongly recommend you see and edition of RT for the type and style of articles we publish before submitting. We require first publication rights, so work that has been published elsewhere either in print or on-line cannot be considered for publication in RIDE TEXAS®.

Types of articles published

Our focus is regional and includes travel within Texas and into the neighboring states. Broadly speaking, articles should cover the background of the area and insights into the people and places encountered. Part of the submission package is the GO Planner information, which includes an area overview, and a route, as well as reference information. Your article should answer: What’s special about this place? Why should someone want to travel here? Think about the reader.

Photographs

We need a strong selection of photographs with subjects that show insight into the topic. RT wants to transport the reader to the place with vivid imagery. We need bikes and roads, but as important are images of interesting places, strange/unusual things, and people. We use both film and digital—350 dpi. More photos are always better. Please do not digitally manipulate the images prior to submission. RAW files preferred. If you don’t have any photographs to accompany your submission, there is no chance for publication. PHOTO ESSAYS: If your photographic work is outstanding, and has a story to tell, we’re interested.

NOTE: We’re not interested in photographs of bikes parked by the side of the road.

Submission Process

Submissions should include a short summary of your article—enough to explain your concept and provide an idea of your writing style. Your summary should illustrate your writing style and approach to the subject. You must include samples of photographs. If the photos aren’t taken yet, then include samples of your other photographic work. If you have been published elsewhere, please include 1-3 samples of your published work. Please, no calls to the office about submissions.

Mail your proposal and samples to Editor, RIDE TEXAS® PO Box 90374 Austin, TX 78709-0374 If you mail your submission, please do not send it signature required. You may also use the contact form. It may take 1-12 months, but we will reply to all proposals that follow the submission procedure. Materials will not be returned, so please don’t mail your only copies.

Editing

The editor will work with writer on edits but we reserve the right to edit as necessary without the writer’s input.

Events

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2022 Rumble on the River

September 30 - October 2

Rumble on the River celebrates its 20th anniversary on September 30 to October 2, 2022 at Mansfield Park in Bandera. Rumble events and activities include: Poker Run Bike Show Biker Games Cowboy Rodeo Wet T-shirt contest Naughty Nightie Live Music Vendors Food Pre-registration and RV reservations open July, 1, 2022. Pre-registration of $55 per person includes an event t-shirt and free tent camping. Self-contained RV camping and RV spots wiht electrical and water are available….
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$10.00 – $20.00

42nd Annual Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - October 2 @ 6:00 pm

Fredericksburg’s Annual Oktoberfest brings a little bit of Bavaria to the Hill Country. Three days of singing, toasting, dancing, and Gemütlichkeit will be featured at the 42nd Oktoberfest Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2, 2022. Five covered stages will host a continuous parade of entertainers featuring German favorites of oompah, polka, and waltzes, with plenty of opportunities for dancing. Sponsored by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance (PCAA), the family-oriented German event will take place…
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Nitty Gritty Chopper City

October 1 - October 2

Nitty Gritty Chopper City, the Houston area’s annual chopper show, takes over Backwoods Saloon in Conroe on October 1-2, 2022. This is a weekend full of custom choppers, vendors, and live music. Camping spots are available for $25. Follow the event page for updates.
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$30.00 – $50.00

Run With the Big Dogs

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Run With the Big Dogs on October 1, 2022! This event, to be held at the Y.O. Ranch in Kerrville, benefits Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas. The day’s activites include: –  Group ride to VA hospital –  Raffles –  Vendors –  Speakers –  Bike Blessing Registration is $30 Rider and $20 Passenger. Event t-shirt included. VA Dogs is a non-profit organization. They rescue shelter dogs , train them with a Veteran, certify the dogs as…
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26th Anniversary and Rick’s Birthday Party

October 1 @ 10:00 am - October 2 @ 6:00 pm

Celebrate Rick’s birthday and Strokers’ 26th anniversary on October 1-2, 2022 at Strokers Dallas. This party is so big it takes two days to celebrate. There will be live music, vendors, cool bikes, cold beer, and more! The (pre)party starts Friday night with Strangle Love, a Rock n Roll Tribute from 5-9pm. Saturday night, Breaking Bad Company, the prestigious Bad Company tribute band, plays from 6:00-10:00 p.m. On Sunday, the world-famous Texas Bluesmen will pay…
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