Austin Monthly Meet-And-Greet

The Austin chapter of the Texas Adventure Riders Association meets the first Thursday of the month at
Opal Divine’s Austin Grill, 2200 South IH 35 Frontage Road, Austin 78704 from 6 – 8 pm.

Link to google maps:  https://goo.gl/maps/ukw5cGzaYnm

All riders are welcome and encouraged to join us.

Ride your motorcycle if you want. Drive your car if that works better for you.

The main point is to get together, make new friends, visit with old friends, and talk about dual sport adventure motorcycling.

We will meet in Opal Divine’s Austin Grill in south Austin. If the weather is nice and a table is available we will be in the outdoor patio. Otherwise we will be sitting inside. Let’s get together and tell riding stories and enjoy a meal. We are a friendly bunch and all are welcome to join us.

There is no cost to attend other than what you spend on eating and drinking.

Feel free to come early or stay late.

If you have questions, call or text Richard at 512-203-6143.

Austin Monthly Adventure Ride

The Austin TARA (Texas Adventure Riders Association) Chapter sponsors a monthly dual sport adventure ride the first Saturday of every month. All riders are invited to attend.

We meet at 8:30 am at the Texaco gas station/convenience store, 18901 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, 78620 (intersection of Hwy 12 and Hamilton Pool Rd/3238). Stands up at 9 am.

Every month we ride a different route to keep things interesting. The planned routes include both paved and off-pavement riding and are suitable for any street-legal dual sport adventure bike. You can download the route gps files below.

There is no designated ride leader for the monthly ride (i.e. no one is in charge). Riders self-organize into small groups and then enjoy a fun day in the Texas hill country.

Austin monthly dual sport ride routes:

  • Jan: Wimberley, 96 miles
  • Feb: Luckenbach, 151 miles
  • Feb: alternate route: 201 miles (for those who want to ride a longer route)
  • Mar: Willow City Loop, 125 miles
  • Mar alternate route: Castell, 189 miles (for those who want to ride a longer route)
  • April: San Saba, 226 miles
  • May: Fredericksburg, 229 miles
  • June: Johnson City, 88 miles
  • July: Marble Falls, 98 miles
  • Aug: Spicewood, 87 miles
  • Sep: Kendalia, 111 miles
  • Oct: James River, 225 miles
  • Nov: Pontotoc, 222 miles
  • Dec: Burnet, 151 miles

You can download the route gps files here.

What if the weather is bad? The ride still occurs. There is a chance you may be the only rider to show up, but the ride is never cancelled. This way, no matter what the weather forecast, those riders who want to ride always have a scheduled ride.

What if there is an event (such as a rally) scheduled for that same weekend? The first Saturday ride is still on. This way those riders who aren’t attending the other ride/rally have a scheduled Saturday ride they can attend.

What if someone else is organizing a day ride on Sunday? All other rides are in addition to the Saturday ride, not a replacement for the Saturday ride.

The first Saturday ride is never cancelled. It is always on.