170 River Road Named One of Best Motorcycle Rides in Texas

Many motorcyclists begin to view the roads they travel very differently than people driving cars. The experience of riding in the open air on a good road is very different than taking the same route in a car. Somehow the world seems to open up more, rather than being distanced by the effect of being insulated inside the cab of an automobile.

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When I’ve gotten outside of the city and stumbled across an area where the roads are good and the scenery is nice, I almost invariably think about how it would make a cool area to ride my motorcycle. So I started doing some research to find a few great places around the Lone Star State to ride, and unsurprisingly there are quite a few areas all over Texas that come highly recommended for a motorcycle road trip. Here are a few worth checking out.

6. Three Sisters (or The 100 Mile Loop) About 100 miles northwest of San Antonio is a series of roads widely considered to be the best Texas has to offer for experienced motorcyclists looking for a scenic road trip. It is possible to take a journey beginning and ending in the town of Leakey – a trek full of twisting roads through beautiful and rustic Central Texas landscape. The trip consists of panoramic views, through canyons and hills, and is not recommended for inexperienced riders. There are a handful of stops along the way that motorcyclists will find interesting, including a motorcycle museum, making the trip ideal for riders with a decent amount of riding experience under their belts.

5. Willow City Loop A few miles outside of Fredricksburg in Central Texas is the Willow City Loop, a beautifully scenic 20 mile ride starting in the tiny town of Willow City. The loop will take riders up and around beautiful hills, and the trip is a destination for people who enjoy wildflowers, as they are particularly noteworthy in the area. There are a couple of bars catering to motorcyclists in the area, and the trip is a pretty one. Riders are cautioned to watch out for cattle on the road, as well as areas with cattle guards and other potential road hazards, and to be aware that sightseers in cars will sometimes jam up the area.

Full List at Houston Press

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