Texas RIDE Series - Part 4 - Riding to Bandera

Texas RIDE Series - Part 4 - Riding to Bandera

Riding the Texas Hill Country!

Two moto-vloggers passionate about traveling and the open road.

With only a couple of days left on our Texas run, we still had plenty of miles to cover and tons to see! In the past few days, we had rode countless miles, met new friends, and got to ride some epic new roads! It was cool to reset for a day or two while in Dallas and not have to worry about packing up and getting to the next spot. We had a great time the night before doing the podcast with Jace, and we were ready to get a nice long day of riding in on our way to Bandera, with plenty of stops and 2Lanes along the way!

We got up early, packed up the bikes, and headed out to Jace’s shop just down the road in Waxahachie, where we would meet a group to ride out to a really cool spot called the Loco Coyote! Riding with a new group can be unpredictable, but luckily all the riders were skilled and courteous, so we hit the throttle and let the good times roll! Entering Texas a few days prior, we had pretty much only ridden the flatlands and the long stretches of straight roads, but we finally got to see some good ‘ol Texas Hillcountry on our way to the Glen Rose area! The landscape started to change, and within 30 minutes we were riding along colorful fall trees, crossing bridges, and letting the bikes enjoy the curves through mellow hills. Out on the Texas 2Lanes just ripping down the road and enjoying the scenery far from the city, that’s what it’s all about!

After some miles on the 67, we pulled off onto Texas County Road 1004 which would take us to our first stop! We really weren’t sure what to expect with this place, but we were impressed with the setup! Hidden off the beaten path, the Loco Coyote Bar & Grill is on a unique plot of land surrounded by giant trees and rolling hills in the heart of Glen Rose. 

We got there early and only saw one other group of riders, but after hanging out for a bit, that lot filled right up! We just pulled up, parked on the grass field and cruised inside to find the good eats and energetic waiters! Jace was hyping this joint up so we couldn’t wait to try the food! We grubbed on some burgers, tacos, and some cold beverages, and those portions were no joke! We got the “small” burgers and there wasn’t anything small about them! Overall, they had some really good food and a great environment to hang out and relax at. We checked out the property, and hung out in the field for a bit, then headed off on the next leg of the ride, with our next stop being in Fredericksburg. Some of the guys split off to head back home, but the rest of us got on our way and headed out.

The roads and surroundings were similar on the way out there, but we did seem to go through some more fluctuations in elevation through those parts of the hill country. 

Fredericksburg was a cool town that kind if reminded us of parts of the wine country near us. Lots of restaurants, brew houses, and early architecture with a bit of a touristy feel to it. We took a break, got some refreshments, then got back kn the road to try and beat the sun to Bandera where we’d be staying the night.

Bandera is a town that carries a lot of cowboy history. It was built in 1853 by pioneers on the banks of the Medina River. It was named after Bandera Pass, a natural route through the hills about a dozen mikes north of town, and is the self-proclaimed “Cowboy Capitol of the World”. It’s definitely an interesting town worth checking out or reading up on. 

We rode in just as the sun had set, and we found a nice airbnb just a few minute walk from the heart of town. We all settled into the house, then walked down to the nearest bar to get some eats! There wasn’t a ton open, but we found a bar with some live music and tasty tacos and we had a good time! The next day we would get to see the infamous Twisted Sisters, and we were excited to see some of the best riding Texas has to offer!

Here' the route we took for our entire Texas Loop! It took us about a week to make our stops and enjoy the areas we wanted to see, but you could easily take three times that to see everything at a leisurely pace. Whether you're on four wheels or two, our goal is to inspire others to get out and explore this beautiful country and all of the great roads and destinations it has to offer! Google periodically alters the route that we input on here, so make sure to double check if you'd like to see specific stops.

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It was another great day of riding, and it was great to be able to do it with Jace and friends! We had some good eats, met some new friends, and got to roll into the cowboy capitol, all thanks to two wheels and open roads...

See ya down the road...

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