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Welcome to Texas Adventure Riders Association!

The Texas Adventure Riders Association (TARA) is dedicated to dual sport adventure riding in and around Texas. We organize and promote various rides, rallies, and events throughout the year.

Learn more: http://www.txadvriders.org/

FAQ for new Texan dual sport adventure riders. (http://www.texasadventure.net/articles/texas-dual-sport-adventure-riding-an-overview/)


Join the conversation on the forums at Two Wheeled Texans. It is the home of the largest dual sport adventure community in Texas. https://www.twtex.com/forums/

Upcoming events (4)

Around the Bend & Lone Star Reunion

Big Bend Resort & Adventures


An annual four day motorcycle rally in the Big Bend region of Texas. All riders are invited to attend on their street legal motorcycles. More information at: https://www.twtex.com/forums/threads/around-the-bend-lone-star-reunion-feb-28-mar-3-2019.118681/

Monthly Ride: Willow City Loop

Texaco Dripping Springs

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, 126 miles​ + Feb: Luckenbach, 182 miles​ + Mar: Willow City Loop, 174 miles​ + Mar alternate route: Castell, 189 miles (for those who want to ride a slightly longer route)​ + April: San Saba, 226 miles​ + May: Fredericksburg, 229 miles​ + June: Johnson City, 124 miles​ + July: Marble Falls, 141 miles​ + Aug: Spicewood, 132 miles​ + Sep: Kendalia, 147 miles​ + Oct: James River, 225 miles​ + Nov: Pontotoc, 222 miles​ + Dec: Burnet, 151 miles​ You can download the route gps files here: http://www.txadvriders.org/austin-monthly-events/ 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? The Saturday ride is still happening. Any and all other rides are in addition to the monthly Saturday ride, not a replacement for the Saturday ride. The first Saturday ride is never cancelled. It is always on. Join the discussion here: https://www.twtex.com/forums/threads/austin-tara-monthly-ride.113220/

Monthly meet & greet

Easy Tiger Linc

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 the Easy Tiger restaurant. 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.

Texas Adventure Ride (TAR)

Best Western Dos Rios


The Texas Adventure Ride is a four day, dual sport adventure ride and rally occurring in Junction, TX and offers an opportunity to enjoy the great dual sport riding in the Texas hill country. All riders are invited to attend. More information at: https://www.twtex.com/forums/threads/texas-adventure-ride-tar-may-24-27-2019.119575/

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