Now that the temperatures are heating up, there’s no better time to take your motorcycle out of the garage and start dreaming of feeling the wind against your skin as you ride during beautiful summer days. Texas offers plenty of ways to meet other bikers, show off your ride, and raise money for good causes. The events below might be just what’s needed to help you fill as many free days as possible with bike-related events.
Ride For Life
This Houston-based charity ride presented by Riders for the Cure supports the myCancerConnection Cancer Survivorship Conference and begins at Stubbs Harley-Davidson — 4400 Telephone Rd. Although you can register online, on-site registration begins at 9 a.m. on the day of the event, June 6. The admission fee is $20 per bike and includes lunch, plus a commemorative pin.
Biker Boyz Weekend
Biker Boyz Weekend is a nationally recognized gathering in Dallas marketed as a “next generation” motor sports event. Besides offering activities for long-time riders, it has things meant to appeal to younger riders or even people who are just curious about motorcycles. This event marks the thirteenth anniversary of the biker gathering, which characteristically attracts groups of devoted bike enthusiasts from all over the country. It begins on June 24 and goes through June 26.
Although locations and events are still getting ironed out, celebrities and stunt bikers have been guests of honor during past years. Weekend tickets cost $40 and include an event T-shirt and admission to a Biker Boyz party.
Wile E. Coyote’s 1st Annual Motorcycle Run
This inaugural Uvalde event combines the thrill of a motorcycle ride with others, plus the desire to do something good for kids. It begins at 9 a.m. on July 30, and all riders must bring school supplies to ride. Those items will go to the Uvalde School District. The ride begins at Ruben’s Collision & Repair Center at 524 South Getty St. and concludes at Big Al’s Sports Bar at 1104 West Main St.
4B Bike and Music Fest
Kicking off on Aug. 11 and running through Aug. 14, this Brownfield event at 1761 Country Club Rd. features several bike games that’ll allow you to show your skills and potentially earn awards. Furthermore, you can take part in a poker run where winners get a total of $1,000 in prize money, and there’s no extra fee to participate in that. Anyone 18 years or older can attend the event, and because this celebration is the destination for bikers originating in Lubbock who are doing the Ride to Remember Cancer event, you’re sure to meet a lot of big-hearted motorcycle lovers.
Bands are playing through the weekend, and the lineup includes Drowning Pool, Stitched Up Heart, and Cowgirls From Hell — a Pantera tribute band. A weekend pass costs $40, and you can get a Saturday-only admission for $10 less.
Now that you have several ideas for ways to enjoy your motorcycle in the Lone Star State this summer, it’s time to start getting excited about what’s to come. Happy riding!