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This tour is a Grand Tour. It is not a race and it is not a 1,000 mile a day event.
The purpose of the tour is to explore and experience the great state of Texas on your bike. This should be a fun exploration on your bike, not a grueling ride. Texas has fascinating history, great roads to ride, varied geographic regions, cool towns to explore, and many nice folks to meet.
Make it to 25 of the tour stops to qualify as a Tour Finisher (in accordance with the rules for participation).
The tour lasts about eight months. So, folks can spend time exploring, seeing the sights, and experiencing all that our great state has to offer.
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.
2021 Tour Major Sponsors
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.
MotorcycleGear.com is a Platinum Level Sponsor. They are a great internet source for motorcycle gear and are located in Texas.
Moto Liberty is a Platinum 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.
Harbord Kourt is Platinum Level Sponsor. Located in historic Coleman, Texas, the Harbord Kourt motor hotel was originally built in 1948 and completely restored in 2017. The Harbord Kourt features four intimate cottages, each with private patio areas, Posture-Gel beds and private baths featuring Turkish towels and luxury amenities.
Gruene Harley-Davidson is a Gold Level Sponsor. Family owned and operated, Gruene Harley-Davidson has served New Braunfels and the surrounding area since 2006. They believe it’s important to give back to their local communities while fulfilling customer’s dreams of personal freedom.
Javelina Harley-Davidson is a Gold Level Sponsor. Family owned and operated for over 30 years, Javelina Harley-Davidson has served Boerne and the surrounding area since 2000. We believe it’s important to give back to our local communities while fulfilling customer’s dreams of personal freedom.
Destination Coleman is a Gold Level Sponsor. Coleman is nestled comfortably on the northwestern edge of the Texas Hill Country and beckons you to visit and take a break from the hustle and bustle of big city life. A visit to Coleman is a step back to a simpler, friendlier time!
Coleman County Chamber of Commerce is a Gold Level Sponsor. Coleman County is nestled between the Rolling Plains of the Big Country and the northern edge of the Texas Hill Country. We would like to welcome you to our town.
For the full list of 2021 tour sponsors, click here.
The tour stop locations are posted on this website. Registered participants are provided with a tour flag (placard). Each flag has a unique number
Participants take a picture of their motorcycle and tour flag at tour stops, then upload them to receive credit for the stop.
Participants that upload 25 or more of the tour stops before the end of the tour receive credit as Tour Finishers. Tour Finishers receive a patch.
Participants receive points for each tour stop and for purchases with designated tour sponsors. The three tour riders with the highest number of points accumulated will win 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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