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Vol 16 No 2: Hill Country’s Canyon Lake, Winding roads between Mansfield and Waxahachie, Side-hacks, Kickstarts and more

Good roads. Good riding. Great life. Time to take a ride into the classic Hill Country sights and scenes around Canyon Lake. If you're looking for an excellent day trip from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, we have...

  • Read more about the Texas motorycle rides and trips in the current RIDE TEXAS® edition.
  • Read more about the Texas motorycle rides and trips in the current RIDE TEXAS® edition.
  • <Read more about the Texas motorycle rides and trips in the current RIDE TEXAS® edition.
  • Read more about the Texas motorycle rides and trips in the current RIDE TEXAS® edition.
  • Read more about the Texas motorycle rides and trips in the current RIDE TEXAS® edition.
  • Read more about the Texas motorycle rides and trips in the current RIDE TEXAS® edition.
  • Read more about the Texas motorycle rides and trips in the current RIDE TEXAS® edition.

Giddy-up & GoBackroads, byways & places to ride

One of the highlights of springtime in Texas is riding along back roads that are awash with brilliant colors from nature's paintbrush, Texas wildflowers. We have an interactive wildflower map, along with online resources to assist your quest....»

Adorned altar at the famous Painted Church, Sts. Cyril & Methodius in Shiner, Texas.

If you're looking for a beautiful afternoon of riding, you might want to consider checking out the completely refurbished historic Piano Bridge, near Dubina, in the heart of the famous Painted Texas Churches region. ...»

Calm before the storm: Enjoying a moment of serenity on TX 118 before the off-road section of the ride. Photo by Wayne Roth.

I tried pulling the bike from the gravel embankment, but it wouldn’t budge. My heart was pounding from the exertion and it was difficult breathing in the hot desert air. I sat down hard next to the embedded handlebars and reached for the last bottle of water in my tank bag. ...»

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Motorcycle
Events

    April 1st, 2014 – April 30th, 2014

    Ennis Convention & Visitors Bureau - Ennis, 2 East Ennis Avenue, Ennis, TX 75119, USA


    April 14th, 2014 – May 31st, 2014

    Henderson Civic Center - Henderson, 1005 Texas 64, Henderson, TX 75652, USA


    April 18th, 2014 – April 20th, 2014

    Auditorium Shores - Austin, 800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA


    April 18th, 2014 – April 20th, 2014

    Magnolia Bikers Park - Montgomery, 41021 Sandy Hill Road, Montgomery, TX 77316, USA


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Free stuff, coupons & discounts for RIDE TEXAS® Readers (Vol 16 No 2)

There are amazing free offers and discount deals in the latest edition of RIDE TEXAS®, Vol 16 No 2. We hope you'll support RT's advertisers. They help make RT possible....»


BMW is Recalling 50,184 Motorcycles Manufactured Between 2005-2011

BMW recalling 50,184 motorcycles manufactured between 2005-2011—Risk of fire

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. BMW will notify owners, and dealers will either reinforce the fuel pump flange or replace the pump, as necessary, free of charge....»


Adorned altar at the famous Painted Church, Sts. Cyril & Methodius in Shiner, Texas.

GO: Historic Piano Bridge in the famous Painted Churches of Texas region

If you're looking for a beautiful afternoon of riding, you might want to consider checking out the completely refurbished historic Piano Bridge, near Dubina, in the heart of the famous Painted Texas Churches region. ...»

Live NOAA weather

Tech Tips

Roadside Strategies

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Fixing Electrical Problems

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts and minds of motorcyclists quite like having an electrical failure while on the road. Fortunately, it’s a rare occurrence these days, but it does happen....»


Battery Evolution
Fixing Flats

The High Tech Bike

This is the system in my own audio equipped ride. The main box is the size of a cigarette pack and has physical connections to helmet headsets, MP3 players, cell phones, communication radios, and other audio sources.

Equipping your bike for audio

In this edition I’ll discuss wired rider intercoms and their modern wireless counterparts. Sound and intercom systems have become more capable, easier to install and use, and more affordable...»


Capturing the ride on video
The Ethanol Story

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