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Back Road to the Pig Trail

Most Texas riders who come to the Ozarks either know about the Pig Trail or soon will. Many visitors assume that all of AR Hwy. 23 is the Pig Trail, but local riders understand that the designation is actually a 24-mile stretch of AR Hwy. 23, from Ozark north to the junction with AR Hwy. 16 at Brashears, Arkansas. The Pig Trail earned its moniker when it was a popular (though winding to the extreme)…

Ride to Swim

Texans know that we have some of the best year-round riding to be found anywhere, with our miles of two-lane highways packed with exciting turns and stunning vistas. We also know that it gets hot out there in the summer, so we’re offering you a timely list of some great spots across the state where you can strip off the leathers and take a leap—or a cannonball, or a belly fl op, just not a highside—into cool water after your long, hot…

Delightfully Dazed

Romantics at heart still swoon over Hope Floats (1998), shot in equally romantic Smithville. Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick, Jr.—yeah, that was a cuddle movie! Smithville has its own film commission and more than a dozen movies to its credit. Roads sweep across the prairies through Elgin. Can you smell the sausage? Scenes for the ultimate Texas football movie Friday Night Lights (2004) were shot in Elgin, at the stadium in the Austin suburb of…

Riding with the Raven

The centerpiece of this scenic and historic ride is the town of Huntsville. Huntsville proudly carries the mantle of Samuel Houston. Sam Houston commanded the Texas army as they fought for independence from Mexico, was President of the Republic of Texas, represented the state in the U.S. Senate, and served as Governor of Texas. His family spent 16 years in Huntsville, and it is where he died and is buried. Located in the Piney Woods—and in close proximity to Houston and Bryan/College…

Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles

It’s May, and that means it’s also National Motorcycle Safety Month. For the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), that means rolling out a giant inflatable motorcycle and kicking off its annual “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign. “Look twice, then look again!” said Lupita Velasquez, who rode in from Corpus Christi to help TxDOT kick off its program at an event held at the lawn of the Long Center in Austin. Velasquez, who…

Southern Backroads H.O.G. Rally in Cookeville, Tennessee

This is a “big deal” for Cookeville: the town is hosting of the first “Southern Backroads H.O.G. Rally,” on July 11–15, 2017. This is not the typical state-wide Harley Owners Group Rally, as this event will be expecting some 8,000 to 10,000 bikes to descend upon the Cookeville area! Events include guided and self-guided ride/touring options, street parties, riding competitions with law enforcement riders, stunt shows, vendors, food and nightly live music. Plans include a…

Events

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Independence Day Pro Cup

June 28 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

The newest annual Pro/Am race to hit the Texas motocross scene. Now sanctioned by the AMA, featuring factory contingency money and hosted at Oak Hill Raceway. The event includes a fireowrks display and live entertainment. Visit their website for more info. Sponsored by Law Tigers, Maxim Motorsports and others
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Route 66 – Family Freedom Motorcycle Rally

July 4 - July 7

Route 66 – Family Freedom Motorcycle Rally Family Friendly Motorcycle Event – Everyone Welcome Bike Games, People Games, Kids Games, Fireworks Display, Fishing Derby Bands, Vendors On-Site Camping and a whole lot more A motorcycle event you can bring the entire family to! Dry RV and Tent Camping FREE – Full RV Hookup AvailableLocation Located between Bristow and Stroud Oklahoma on Old Route 66 Highway. 26101 Milfay Road Depew OKLAHOMA 74028 C(918) 645-9029 – Charlie
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Desert Storm & Desert Shield Memorial Honor Ride 2019

July 6

This is a Motorcycle Ride hosted by VFW Motorcycle Group of Texas in support of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial – a new Memorial to be built in Washington D.C. This Ride is in conjunction with the Penelope Street Patriot Fest which is also taking place in Belton, Texas on July 6. https://www.facebook.com/events/644965369285881/ All proceeds from this Ride will help to fund the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial. For more…
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Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm

The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is held annually in mid-July to commemorate the life and music of Woody Guthrie. The festival is held on the weekend closest to July 14 – the date of Guthrie’s birth – in Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma. Daytime main stage performances are held at the Crystal Theater and the Pastures of Plenty day stage. Evening main stage performances are held outdoors at the Pastures of Plenty. The festival is planned and implemented annually by the Woody Guthrie…
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Gage Hotel 92nd Anniversary Party

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Calling on all Gage friends and family to celebrate 92 years of the enduring legacy and rich history of the Gage Hotel with a delightful evening of food and music. Proceeds to benefit the expansion of Marathon Public Library, Museum and community square.
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