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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

$20.00 – $140.00

Texas Dirt Nationals

September 13 - September 18

Texas Dirt Nationals come to the Texas Motor Speedway, September 13-18, 2021 Bike categories include: outlaw modifieds, Southern limited mods, factory stocks, texas modifieds, stock cars, eco modifiieds, outlaw street stocks, dwarf cars, hornets, and super late models. Cash payouts to winners on all qualifying nights. Ticket purchase available on the event page. Day passes will be sold at the gate only. Camping available.  
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$80.00 – $450.00

Overlanders Xperience at the Escondido Draw Recreational Area

September 17 - September 19

Get ready to test your off-road driving skills by competing in the Overlanders XPerience at Escondido Draw Recreation Area September 17th-19th, 2021. Overlanders Xperience is an Off-Road Navigation Competition in which participants will have to follow a series of waypoints in a predetermined distance and time frame, overcoming obstacles and challenges. There will be two days of routes and several special challenges per category. The Four Categories are: Standard Pro, Standard Stock, Modified, and Tourism….
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Devils Bowl Speedway Southern Showdown

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - September 18 @ 10:00 pm

The Southern Showdown is two days of intense Flat Track motorcycle racing at the world famous Devils Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX.
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28th Annual Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride

September 18 @ 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Plan now for your chance to ride with thousands of other bikers! The Indian Removal Act of 1830 called for the voluntary or forcible removal of all Indians from the eastern United States to the state of Oklahoma. May of 1838 marked the deadline for voluntary native removal. So began the Cherokee “Trail of Tears,” one of the darkest episodes in relations between the United States and Native Americans. As many as 4,000 deaths occurred…
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Rally Off Exit 86 2021

September 18 @ 9:00 am - September 26 @ 2:00 pm

Join Pig Trail Harley-Davidson for the Rally Off Exit 86 2021 kicking off Saturday, September 18th and running during the Bikes Blues & BBQ rally through Sunday, September 26th, 2021.
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