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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

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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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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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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Rally at the Rock Dual Sport Ride

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

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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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