Weekend Hill Country Run
September 22-23 – Richmond, TX to Luckenbach and Back
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Texas Motorcycle Excursions is now accepting reservations for the popular September Weekend Hill Country run. This is the best time of year for both riding and camping!
Saturday Morning Segment:
Saturday morning's scenic route goes through Fulshear, Simonton, Wallis, Eagle Lake, Halletsville, and Shiner on our way to San Marcos for a late lunch. We take an excellent motorcycle route that is only lightly traveled, has smooth surfaces, a reasonable amount of curves, very scenic — and we will never get on an Interstate. We travel the speed limit or 65 MPH — whichever is less. We stop twice for fuel and bathroom breaks at Buckees in Eagle Lake and Gonzales. We also stop at least twice for very scenic photo opportunities – so bring a small digital camera. Iced down bottle water is provided at these breaks.
Once we arrive at "The Square" in San Marcos, we take a 90-minute early afternoon lunch break, where the riders are free to eat lunch at many of the available restaurants in the square. We personally like Sean Patrick's and Vodka Street, but there are a half dozen great choices. This should also leave time to walk around the square after lunch. Many Saturdays there is a fair of some type happening.
Saturday Afternoon Segment:
The afternoon route takes us on lightly traveled and scenic Ranch Roads through the Hill Country, with a stop for fuel and restroom. We arrive at a very rustic and Biker Friendly Luckenbach campground sometime around 5PM. Texas Motorcycle Excursions will set up one cabin tent and Queen-Sized air mattress per motorcycle, our cooker, beer cooler, a generator (which is available to charge your cell phones or notebook/tablets), lights, lawn chairs, and some Texas Hill Country Music. There is plenty of room to spread out!
We then start cooking a Fajita dinner. Riders also have the option of bringing a cooler of their favorite food and drinks if they rather — and have use of our grill. Feel free to bring a guitar if you play. We bring a couple of buckets and other cleaning supplies for those who wish take this time to clean their bikes. We also carry a limited amount of tools for those needing to make quick and easy repairs.
In the morning we cook breakfast and tear down the tents while the riders take their showers and get prettied up.
Sunday Morning Segment:
The Sunday morning portion of the run is by far the most scenic. After topping off the fuel tanks, we head up curvy and hilly Ranch Roads that often greet us with wildflowers and Long Horn Steer. We take the Northern route back heading through Marble Falls and the Balcones National Wildlife Refugee.
We stop for a break in the Balcones Park and then onward to Georgetown.
Sunday Afternoon Segment:
In Georgetown, we stop for a fuel/restroom break. This is where you have a couple of options. Since there really isn't enough time to take a full lunch break and still be back by 4PM, you can either grab a snack at this stop, or those with more time can break from the group for lunch at any of the many restaurants in Georgetown — or any of the other towns we'll travel through.
The group is followed by a 1-ton truck and a 24' enclosed trailer, which is our version of a Chuck Wagon. The trailer carries all of the camping and cooking gear, iced down bottled water, emergency gasoline, reasonable personal gear (overnight bag, sleeping bag, cooler, guitar, etc) for the riders; and has room to trailer up to two motorcycles in case of a breakdown or illness. Riders can bring their personal items the day before, and/or pick up the day after if they wish.
At the beginning of the trip we have a short meeting where we distribute the route map, other information regarding the stops, and our cell phone numbers. Riders are free to break away from the group at any time, if they prefer to ride faster/slower or take longer/shorter breaks. They can then hook back up with the group at the other stops of Campground.
We follow a tight schedule and waiting for people who have problems with schedules will affect the whole group. We will have to leave each stop on time. However, each motorcyclist is provided with a route map and itinerary so that they can catch up with the group at a future stop.
Our excursions are open to all makes, and types of motorcycles able to safely keep up with the group. Touring, Cruisers, or crotch rockets are all welcome — American or Metric.
We provide a pleasant and valuable service for a medium size group of people. We ask that all members of the group to maintain that friendly spirit, and to not over indulge. While it has yet to have occurred, Texas Motorcycle Excursions reserves the right to ask anyone causing a safety issue or who is disruptive (to the point of affecting the group) to leave the group. There will be no refund should this ever be the case.
Motorcycling is dangerous. Serious injury or death is always a possibility. Register for an excursion with Texas Motorcycle Excursions only if you have a legal and safe motorcycle capable of this type of trip, and you have the skills required to operate that motorcycle on the type of roads and at the speeds in the excursion — and for a sudden weather change. We suggest that motorcyclist and their rider to always where the appropriate clothing and safety gear, but it is beyond the scope of the service we provide to be a babysitter. Texas Motorcycle Excursions provides an experienced guide for interesting routes, camping, some meals, and the transportation of personal items. You have to be responsible for your own actions. We do not have the ability to personally evaluate the skills of the motorcyclist or his equipment, and the riders in this excursion will hold Texas Motorcycle Excursions harmless for any personal injury, physical damage, or missing personal items. Motorcyclists are expected to follow all Texas Laws.
What's Included & Cost:
Campground and shower fees; tents and air mattresses; cold bottled water and Saturday evening beer; Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast; lawn chairs and the carting around of reasonable personal effects are all included in the price. For health reasons, riders will need to bring their own sleeping bags — but we do offer new sleeping bags for sale if you don't have your own. Riders need to provide their own motorcycle, which is currently registered, inspected, and insured; their gasoline, money for their lunches and snacks at stops; and any other expense not outlined as included.
WiFi Mobile Internet connections are optional ($10) per connection for up to four people while at the campground.
Should your bike require trailering and/or you need to ride in our truck, the cost is $50 per segment (there are a morning and afternoon segment to each day). There is only room for two motorcycles and three people — but we've yet to have the need for more.
The cost for this excursion is $300 for the first motorcycle and rider, and $150 for the second rider sharing the same cabin tent. Availability is limited! Make your reservations now to guarantee your inclusion on this excursion. Full Refund 30 days prior to the scheduled date. Credit will be extended towards a future (within next 12 months) excursion within 30 days. The scheduled "Rain Date" is the following weekend, but you have the option of instead receiving a credit for a future excursion. 25% deposit at time of reservation, and full payment 30-days prior.
Groups of 5 or more motorcycles identifying themselves as being with a certain group — will receive 10% rebate at the at the beginning of the excursion.
Put together a group of 10 or more motorcycles, and the person who organized the group and their rider ride free in addition to the rebates to the others in the group. This is your chance for a free weekend vacation by putting together a group of at least 9 other motorcycles to go on that excursion.
Just tell us you are part of a group and give us your group's name at the time of your reservation, and have your friends refer to the group name at the time of their reservation, so we can track. This is a great time to twist the arms of your buds with motorcycles to join in on the fun. This discount cannot be combined with any other discount. Print the poster and distribute to your friends.
Payment must be made 30-days prior to the excursion for the group rate discounts.
Frequent Excursion Discounts:
After your first Texas Motorcycle Excursion, you earn discounts on future excursions. This discount cannot be combine with a Group discount, but your motorcycle will be counted as part of your group to benefit others in the group.
15% off your second excursion
20% off your third excursion
25% off after third excursion
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