Rides & Events

2019 East Texas Bluebonnet Extravaganza

posted Jan 16, 2019, 9:42 AM by Mark Jensen   [ updated Jan 17, 2019, 1:51 PM ]

East Texas Bluebonnet Extravaganza

Friday April 12th thru Sunday 14th 2019

2 Nights Friday & Saturday Depart Sunday Morning



Pine Creek Country Inn (The Getaway Place)

341 Pine Creek Road (GPS: 1851 FM 2782)

Nacogdoches, Texas 75964


Ask for Jean (mans French name) or  Lisa

Email: LisaLoubat@hotmail.com



Pine Creek Country Inn where they provide a beautiful and unique setting that meets a variety of needs. The facility is located 10 miles west of historic Nacogdoches - "the oldest town in Texas". It is peacefully nestled in the midst of 25 acres which represents East Texas at its finest.


All Rooms Feature:
* Private Bath
* Private entrances off a porch or deck with swings or rocking chairs
* Sitting areas with sofas and writing desks
* Access to a Pool and Hot Tub
* Coffee makers and Refrigerators
* Microwaves available upon request
* Robes for your relaxation
* Free Wireless Internet In All Guest Rooms
* Free Local/Long Distance Phone Calls
* Direct TV
*All Guestrooms Now Have DVD Players


Room Rates: All Weekend Room Rates Includes A BIG Country Breakfast Saturday & Sunday Morning

(Below Pricing is a two night minimum)

Creek House (Rooms 1,2,3,4,5,7) $115.00 including taxes per night

East Lodge (Rooms 9,10,11,12) $115.00 including taxes per night

East Lodge – Deluxe King (Room 8) (connects to room #12 if needed) $120.00 including taxes per night

Garden Rooms with Private Jacuzzi (Rooms 13-14) $137.00 including taxes per night

Deluxe King (Main Lodge) (Room 19) $120.00 including taxes per night

Honeymoon Cottages (Rooms 17-18) $172.00 including taxes per night


RV Sites (6) $30.00 per night (full hookups)

All guestrooms have sofa sleepers except Rooms 1 and 11 & Honeymoon Cottages

60 Day Cancellation Policy


Rates are based on Double Occupancy.

Additional guest in rooms is an additional charge for each per night

*Rate are subject to change without notice*


This Is Going To Be A Great Getaway!!!!


They Only Have 16 Rooms So HURRY and Make Your Reservations TODAY!!!!!!


2019 Big Bend Ride

posted Jan 2, 2019, 12:07 PM by Mark Jensen   [ updated Jan 30, 2019, 3:38 AM ]

Our first major ride of 2019 is a return to southwest Texas and the Big Bend area.  We were here in 2017 and it will be great to return to an area that we have enjoyed for many times since the Polar Bear Ride of 2004.  Get your rooms booked ASAP as this is the end of Spring Break and there could be problems finding lodging if you wait too long.


Highlighting below indicates link

Wed, March 20 – Brady, TX – Best Western (325-597-3997) 2 beds $89.99+tax AARP rate

Thu & Fri, Mar 21 + 22 – Study Butte, TX – 

     Primary: Big Bend Resort & Adventures (432-371-3382) 2 beds is $119+tax/night. 1 night charged when reserving and 72 hour cancellation policy. 

     Optional: Chisos Mining Company (432-371-2254) 2 beds is $96.05 including tax/night.

Sat, Mar 23 – Alpine, TX – Quality Inn (432-837-1530) 2 beds $116+tax AARP rate


Wed, March 20 - Everyone make it to Brady at your leisure for the evening - Approx. 241 miles direct.  Mark will have a more scenic route with a lunch stop at the Burger Bar Cafe in Llano if that is something you would prefer to do instead of a straight ride to Brady.

     Dinner (6:30) at Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant 

Thu, March 21 - Ride to Study Butte/Terlingua - 390 miles

     Thu (6:30): Dinner at the Starlight Theatre

      - Alternative dinner choice is la Kiva Restaurant and Bar

Fri, March 22 -  Ride to Presidio, Marfa, Ft Davis, McDonald Observatory, Alpine, and back to Study Butte/Terlingua - 284 miles

     Lunch at Ft Davis Drug Store

     Fri   (6:30): Dinner at the High Sierra Bar & Grill

      - Alternative dinner choice is la Kiva Restaurant and Bar

Sat, March 23 - Ride through Big Bend National Park with stops at Santa Elena Canyon, Boquillas Canyon Overlook, and Chisos Basin (Lunch).  Head to Alpine for the night - 249 miles

     Lunch at Chisos Mountains Lodge Restaurant

     Dinner (6:30) at the Reata Restaurant

Sun, March 24 - Head for home - 504 miles. 

    Lunch at Underwood's BBQ & Cafeteria in Brownwood

Approximately 1,668 Miles Total

2019 Big Bend Ride Registration

2019 Big Bend Ride Registration


31st Annual Texas Gathering

posted Aug 1, 2018, 8:03 AM by Mark Jensen   [ updated Sep 23, 2018, 7:34 AM ]


Are You Ready To Rumble!!!!!!!

31th Annual Texas Gathering

October Friday 12th thru Sunday 14th 2018


Come Ride The Great Roads Of The Texas Hill Country

A Great Place To Ride And Visit With Old Friends


“Motorcycle Enthusiast of All Ages, All Brands, All Types, and All Riding Styles "



Make your arrangements to attend this year's 31th Annual Texas Gathering


Call the Best Western Sunday House and make your reservations before Friday September 14th.


Host Hotel

Best Western Sunday House

2124 Sidney Baker Street

Kerrville, Texas 75028


We have 25 rooms blocked under The Texas Gathering

2018 Arkansas Dying Leaves Ride - Nov 1st through 4th

posted Jul 6, 2018, 11:58 AM by Mark Jensen   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 11:31 AM ]

Ok Friends,

This year we are staying in Clarksville and riding some of our favorite roads in the Ozark National Forest, Buffalo River, etc. And maybe this time I can finally have breakfast at the Oark General Store:


And even better yet, I see they have pie ala mode...maybe for breakfast

Anyway we are going to stay at the Best Western, where we have stayed countless times over the years. I didn't see a need to block any rooms as they still have plenty to rooms available, but they are going to give us a group rate of $68 plus tax ($77) a night. However, we have to call the local number to make reservations to get that rate.

So call: 479-754-7900 and ask for the group rate for Lone Star Riders

FYI, Rex,Mark and I already have rooms

The basic itinerary will be:

Thu  Nov 1st  - Ride one of our favorite routes to Clarksville
Fri    Nov 2nd - Day Ride Mark has told me that he already has some nice roads scoped out.
Sat   Nov 3rd  - Day Ride
Sun  Nov 4th  - Ride Home

So for now, let's get our rooms reserved.

2018 Medicine Park, OK Ride (Sept 21-23)

posted Jun 10, 2018, 5:09 AM by Mark Jensen   [ updated Jul 14, 2018, 6:07 AM ]



After 6 years we have decided to go back and spend a couple of days in historic Medicine Park, Oklahoma just outside of the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge north of Lawton, Oklahoma.


Below is a slide show of the group who went in 2012, which included both Linda and Jeff:




Now we stayed at the Plantation Inn in Medicine Park which is very historic and the largest motel in the area….but only has 20 rooms.  Now I talked to the manager Jenna Thornton and even though we can block rooms for the group, we both concluded that it would work out best if we go ahead and make our individual reservations…NOW.  The reason behind this is that Jenna is only one person and sometimes cannot be reached by phone on a regular basis.  And they have a really nice on-line reservation system that provides the number of rooms that are left on a real-time basis.


So…..if you think you be interested in going on this ride in September (the same time we went in 2012), go ahead and make your reservation now,  The home page is as follows:




At the top is a place to enter check in and check out dates (9/21 – 9/23) where you can select the room you wish….if there is one available.  Jenna mentioned that they may have a wedding party around this time, so the sooner we can get our rooms the better off we will be.


The high lights of this trip are:

  1. the Meers Country Store
  2. The Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge
  3. Mount Scott
  4. The Historic Plantation Inn in Medicine Park w/ The Old Plantation Restaurant on site
  5. The Historic town of Medicine Park
  6. * The National Historic Landmark and Museum in Fort Sill for the 7th Calvary
  7. The US Army Field Artillery Museum in Fort Sill
  8. Museum of the Great Plains
  9. Not to mention the ride up to Lawton and back

* In the 6 years since we last visited the two museums at Fort Sill, it turns out that this military installation has instituted program where you are required to get a visitors pass (for unescorted admission) to the Fort.  Thus, we will be required to complete an application and submit to a background check.  I guess that for some silly reason (since 911) they would like to know who is on their property.  Frankly, I have always felt uneasy riding around the fort unescorted, where we were able to get on the Fort by just showing a drivers license.  

And now they they have a special Visitors Center where you can go to get a temporary visitors pass.  I have talked to them and this process goes pretty quickly after you submit the request for visitor access.  They are open at 9:00 on Sat, so we can go there first before going to the museums.  

We have attached the pdf form (scroll down the page), where everyone going can print it out to be completed and brought on the ride.  But they do have forms at the Center, so completing the form beforehand, will only speed up the process.

So look over what I have presented and make your reservations NOW if you are interested


This will be a great trip…especially if you have never been to this special area of Oklahoma.




Appalachian Adventure Ride - May 26-June 4

posted Jan 23, 2018, 12:00 PM by Mark Jensen   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 12:45 PM ]

Ozark Escape Ride - April 26-29

posted Jan 23, 2018, 11:58 AM by Mark Jensen   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 12:46 PM ]

Bluebonnets Galore Ride - April 6-8

posted Jan 23, 2018, 11:55 AM by Mark Jensen   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 12:02 PM ]

Texas Coast Loop 2 Ride March 23-26

posted Jan 23, 2018, 11:52 AM by Mark Jensen   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 12:05 PM ]

30th Annual Texas Gathering

posted Oct 9, 2017, 12:45 PM by Mark Jensen   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 5:05 AM ]

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