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Safety is paramount for motorcycle riding. There is very good information on the Look, Learn, Live web page. In these times of the Covid 19 virus, you should also pay attention to the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control.
The Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas is a self-guided motorcycle tour that has stops throughout the state of Texas. Of course, the great back roads of the Hill Country are among them. The tour is open to all brands of motorcycles (two wheeled and three wheeled), as long as the vehicle does not have a steering wheel and/or is not designed for an operator and passenger to sit side-by-side. The tour is not open to cars and autocycles. Motorcycles with sidecars are allowed.
Participants in the tour will visit tour stops that include roadside attractions, historical sites, memorials, unique geography, and biker friendly businesses that sponsor the tour. Our great sponsors help make the tour possible.
Klim is a Platinum Level Sponsor for the 2020 tour. They will provide great riding gear that will be used as prizes for the tour. Klim products can be purchased from MotorcycleGear.com.
MotorcycleGear.com is a Platinum Level Sponsor. They are a great source for motorcycle gear, such as Klim products.
Ride Texas magazine is a Platinum Level Sponsor. If you like to tour Texas, you will love the great articles about roads to ride and places to see in Ride Texas magazine.
Moto Liberty is a Gold Level Sponsor. It’s a great store in the Dallas area with a wide selection of motorcycle gear and accessories for all types of riding.
The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce is a Gold Level Sponsor. Port Aransas is a great place to visit.
For the full list of 2020 tour sponsors, click here.
The 2020 tour started on March 1, 2020. Due to the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order, the tour was temporarily paused. That pause is over and the end of the tour has been extended until noon on December 15, 2020.
The tour stop locations are posted on this web site. Registered participants are provided with a rally flag. Each rally flag will has a unique number.
The participants are to take a picture of their motorcycle and their rally flag at tour stops. Participants then upload a picture to receive credit for the stop.
Participants that visit half or more of the tour stops before the end of the tour, will receive credit as Finishers of the Tour. Finishers of the Tour will receive a patch that reflects that they completed the 2020 Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas.
The point value of each tour stop is posted to this web site. Some of the tour stops will be at sponsor locations (biker friendly businesses). One to three “pop-up” tour stops may be added to the tour. The locations and points for those stops will be published on this web site during the tour.
Participants can receive additional points for purchases that they make with the tour sponsors that help make the tour possible.
The participants with the top three number of points will be recognized on the web page as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers and will receive prizes.
More details are on the Rules for Participation page.
The Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas is proud to be chartered and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclists Association. You don’t have to be a member of the AMA to register for the tour. , I highly recommend AMA membership. The AMA works to protect the rights of motorcyclists. Membership in the AMA has advantages such as discounts on numerous products and lodging, a subscription to the American Motorcyclist magazine, membership in the AMA Texas Chapter (or other states for non-Texans), etc. Click here to join the AMA.
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