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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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$29

Nitro Circus – El Paso

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Nitro Circus: You Got This is an explosive, high adrenaline action sports spectacular starring the best athletes in FMX, BMX, Skate, Scooter and more.
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$20

Bike Nights at Texas Scaregrounds Nazareth

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

We put a haunted attraction inside an actual haunted hospital and sanatorium! Every Friday night is Bike Night! Open from 7PM to midnight. Motorcyclists’ ticket price only $13 when you bring one canned good per person.
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Trunk or Treat

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Our 1st annual trunk or treat car, truck & bike meet. Come join the fun, dress up, decorate your car, truck or bike! The kids will go from vehicle to vehicle trick or treating. Let’s show these kids an awesome time this Halloween. Bring the whole family! Sealed candy if possible. The cafe next door serves up some good grub and will be open for breakfast and lunch. Come early to set up and decorate…
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Trunk or Treat Costume Contest

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Mancuso H-D Crossroads for Halloween fun! There will be Costume Contests with prizes for both adults and kids. Trunk or treat for Halloween candy in every department.
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