Last minute info on the 3 Sisters Overnighter
Are you guys ready to ride the Sisters?!! It’s going to be a great weekend! Here are a few things you need to pack for our trip since they are not provided in the cabins:
Towels for bath & river use.
Soap, shampoo, conditioner.
Bed linens if you are planning on sleeping on the futons in the living room. The beds in the bedroom will have linens.
Floatation device for river fun (they are available to rent at the office too)
We will be grilling steaks on Saturday night, if the weather permits. If you let me (Carol Alexander) know before Thursday, I can pick you up a steak (choice strip steak) and bring it in a cooler when we go up on Friday. The price is usually around $8-$9 per steak but it will be well worth it! If you want anything else to go with it, you’ll have to provide it. I’ve been told there is a meat market in Leakey that has an excellent selection if you want to buy your own when we get there.
The cabins have full size coffee pots and filters. Bring your coffee and any other snacks/drinks you desire. There are convenience stores and a couple of restaurants nearby so you won’t starve.
Only AT&T & T-Mobile are available at the campsite. They do have wifi. I will give you all the password the day of the ride.
Last but not least, the weather report shows scattered thunderstorms (50%) in Leakey on Friday but Saturday and Sunday it’s showing partly cloudy with a 20% chance of precipitation.
For more info, click on the picture above and it will take you to the overnighter page.
Saddle up….Let’s Ride!!!!
Sept 7-16, 2018
If you like the scenery in Arkansas, this is definitely a step above. The leaves should be changing so we are in for a great time! Stay tuned for more info
This is one trip you won't want to miss!
October 19-21, 2018
Scott will lead the chapter on our annual weekend ride to Rockport. We will depart Cowboy Harley Davidson of Austin and arrive in Rockport in time for lunch at Moon Dogs. Friday afternoon is free but you will want to join us at Alice Faye's for dinner and dancing Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday, we will have a ride somewhere, to be determined at a later date. On Suday morning, we pack up and head home with lots of stories to tell those who missed the fun.
Hotel: Sandollar Resort Motel & RV Park
919 N. Fulton Beach Road
Fulton, TX 78358
Be sure to tell them you are with the Cowboy Chapter of Austin H.O.G. We are reserving the rooms down by the lower pool and waterfront.
August 13-20, 2016
KSU 6:00 a.m.
McDonalds @ the Y In Oak Hill
Here are the hotels for the Silverton Trip: Make your reservations early and let Troy know you will be attending on the Facebook event.
Hampton Inn Clovis
2212 E. Mabry Drive, Clovis, New Mexico, 88101, USA TEL: +1-575-763-3300 FAX: +1-575-742-0152
Hampton Inn & Suites Salida
785 East Highway 50, Salida, Colorado, 81201, USA TEL: +1-719-539-0800 FAX: +1-719-466-5060
8/15, 8/16, 8/17
Red Mountain Motel, RV Park & Cabins
Address: 664 Greene St, Silverton, CO 81433
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Las Vegas NM
: 816 S Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701
La Quinta Inn Sweetwater
Address: 500 NW Georgia Ave, Sweetwater, TX 79556
More details to follow. This event is closed. Only Cowboy Chapter of Austin HOG and their guests are invited to attend
Sam Houston National Forest
October 22-23, 2016
Jack is leading us on a ride through the Sam Houston National Forest. If we are lucky, we may catch a glimpse of Sasquatch!
We have a small block of rooms at the Best Western Cleveland Inn & Suites, US Hwy 59 S, Cleveland, TX 77328, ph: (281) 659-2700. Tell them you are with Cowboy HOG. If that doesn't work, say you are with Sterling Schroeder.
April 27-29, 2018
KSU 8:30 a.m.
Sonoco on 1626 & 967
Gas up that HOG, throw your swimsuit and flip flops in your saddle bag and let’s go! We are off to ride some of the best roads in the Texas Hill Country, then cool off with a frosty beverage in the Frio River. KSU is at 8:30 am but please arrive at 8:00 for staging.
Reservations are now open at the River Bluff Cabins in Leakey. We have a block of 9 cabins for our group. All are 2 bed/2bath. They have one queen bed in each bedroom and two futons on the living rooms that each fold out to a full size bed. Since we will be on motorcycles, the resort will supply towels but if you plan to sleep on the futons, you will need to supply your own linens.
Reservations will open up on January 1, 2018 and I will post details at that time.
Leslie has also offered to do our grocery shopping for us. If you would like her to pick groceries up for you, please contact her at least 2 weeks prior to the arrival date and let her know which cabin you are in and what you want. She will have everything in your cabin and you can pay her at the front office.
September 22-26, 2016
Join us for our ride to Northwest Arkansas in late September. We have ten doubles blocked at each of the hotels identified below. Reservations need to be made quickly as we lose the block on the hotel in Eureka Springs, AR on 04/04/16 because there are several different events taking place that weekend. You can cancel your reservation later, no harm, no foul.
The roads in Arkansas were made for motorcycles. Get your reservations made and let Jesse Alexander and Scott Hilton know you are going to Arkansas.
A rough outline of each day is as follows:
Day one: Depart McDonald’s located at Exit 261 on IH-35 in Georgetown at 7:00 A.M. Thursday 09/22/16
Gas up in Waco, TX at the Flying J Truck Stop next to Waco HD (Exit 330B)
Gas up in Athens, TX ???
Gas and lunch in Paris, TX
Gas in Talihina, OK
Arrive Mena, AR
Day two: Depart Mena, AR 7:00 A.M.
Gas up in Ola, AR
Gas and lunch in Jasper, AR
Arrive Eureka Springs, AR
Day three: Open
There is an antique car show in ES
Plenty of good riding in Arkansas and southern Missouri
Day four: Depart Eureka Springs 7:00 A.M.
Gas up at AR 23 and IH-40
Gas and lunch in Broken Bow, OK
Arrive Tyler, TX
Day five: Depart Tyler 8:00 A.M.
Gas up in Buffalo, TX
Ride ends in Hutto
A more detailed itinerary will be distributed to those going a few weeks prior to departure.
Here are the hotels.. You will need to get your reservations in asap. They are only holding the Eureka Springs hotel by 4/4/16!!
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Sun Country Inn
1309 Hwy 71 North
Mena, AR 71953
Rate: $99.00 per night for double with two queen beds
Must book by 08/22/16, and ask for Cowboy Harley group
Cancellation policy is 24 hrs prior to arrival
Friday/Sat, Sept 23/24, 2016
Swiss Holiday Resort
2015 East Van Buren St.
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479 253-9501
Rate: $99.95 per night for double with two queen beds
Must book by 04/04/16, and ask for Cowboy Harley group
Cancellation policy is 48 hrs prior to arrival which is Wed 9/21/16 by 4 pm
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Holiday Inn Tyler-South Broadway
5701 S. Broadway
Tyler, TX 75703
Rate: $109.00 per night for double with two queen beds. Rate includes breakfast.
Must book by 09/7/16, and ask for Cowboy Harley group. Please confirm your booking with Jesse Alexander/Scott Hilton as we have to provide hotel with written list of guests.
Cancellation policy is no later than 6 p.m. day of arrival. Use this link for the group discount:
Caverns of Sonora
September 3-5, 2016
KSU time 7 am
KSU Location Mc Donalds @ the Y in Oak Hill
Join Jesse and Jack on a ride to spelunk the Caverns of Sonora. We will be leaving at 7 am on Saturday morning and return on Monday around noon. On the day we depart Austin, be sure to bring an appetitie. We will be having breakfast in Llano at Jesse's favorite breakfast spot.
It will include some great roads to and from Sonora. We will even be dancing with a couple of the twisted sisters (335 & 337) on our return trip.
Our tour of the caverns is set for Sunday at 10 a.m. That will give us plenty of time to sleep late and have breakfast. Entrance fee is $16 per person.
We have a block of rooms at the Best Western Sonora Inn @ 270 Hwy 277N They have given us a sweet deal of $72 per night for either a king or two queens. To get your room at this special rate, call the hotel direct at 325-387-9111 and tell them you are with the "cowboy" group.
In addition to the caverns, we will also stop at Fort McKavett on the way to Sonora, and while in Sonora there will be opportunities to check out some other places, including the Old Sonora Ice House Ranch Museum.
If anyone feels up to riding after sunset, Sonora is only a 45 minute ride from Devil's Sinkhole in Rocksprings, which is supposed to have an amazing bat display. Access to the park can be obtained only by contacting Devil's Sinkhole Society 830-683-BATS (2287) to prearrange a tour. Tours are by reservation only.
Pikes Peak 5N1
July 12-16 2019
McDonald's @ the Y in Oak Hill
Jesse will be escorting the chapter back out to Colorado for the Pike's Peak HOG Chapter's 5 N 1 Annual Poker run. This year we are taking a little longer so we can see more of that beautiful state. Jesse will have more details soon but please let us know if you are interested in going by RSVPing here.
We will be posting more details, including hotel information as we finish our plans.
Be sure to Register with Pikes Peak HOG for the event:
And complete the Event Release:
Then mail in the documents along with payment.
October 5-10, 2017
Mc Donalds @ the Y in Oak Hill
2017's Big Bend Ride is now all set to go. Traditionally the trip was five days total and initially started by spending the first two nights in Fort Davis.
Jesse decided to extend the trip by one day to give us a full free day at Big Bend National Park, so this year the total number of days is six.
While setting up all of the hotel rooms, Jesse ran into a snag. No rooms were available in Fort Davis that weekend due to some other events taking place. Instead, we will be staying in Alpine the first two nights. This isn't a bad thing. It is only 23 miles from Alpine to Fort Davis. It is closer to the Marfa Lights Viewing Center, and offers more opportunities for food, entertainment, etc. (trust me, a LOT more!).
The second day of the trip is a free day. Jesse will be riding up to Fort Davis and a bit further north to ride the twisties in the Davis Mountains. All are welcome to join him or do as they wish with their free day.
The third day of the trip we will be traveling from Alpine to Marfa, then south to the border. From there we will ride through some beautiful trans pecos country through Big Bend State Park (no fee) and on into Terlingua. We should arrive around noon, giving you plenty of time to check out local things, such as Terlingua Ghost Town, Big Bend National Park, and if you bring your passport, the modest Mexico town of Boquillas. Also join Jesse, and anyone else wishing to participate, for the traditional sunset viewing from ‘The Porch’ in Terlingua Ghost Town, followed by dinner at the Starlight Theatre Restaurant.
The fourth day is a free day, giving you opportunity to explore Big Bend National Park. If you have never been to Big Bend National Park, you are welcome to join Jesse on a ride and a few easy going, but fun, short hikes in the park. NOTE: There may be a fee entering Big Bend National Park.
Also, in the event you were not aware, the crossing into Boquillas, Mexico is now open. If you go to Boquillas, please remember you will be in Mexico and will need a passport. The crossing is within the National Park, on the far southeast side near Rio Grande Village Visitor Center. You cannot ride or drive across the crossing, but instead have to walk. The crossing closes at 5:30pm, but they do have a really cheap hotel in Boquillas (at one point it was only $10 per night). If you do decide to stay the night, please let Jesse know in advance if at all possible. Also, you won’t want to stay the second night, else you won't make the ride the next day to Del Rio. (I strongly suggest not staying the night and to avoid alcohol in excess – it is a long ride back to the hotel).
The fifth day we get up early and have breakfast at the Chisos Mountains Lodge Restaurant. They usually have a buffet and the view is outstanding! We then make our way to Del Rio, with a stop at Judge Roy Bean's Visitor Center.
The last day we make our way home. There will most likely be a few separate groups; scenic, fastest and in-between. The night before we all typically hang out at the pool and figure out who is going which way and shoot the breeze.
I hope you decide to join us for this fun ride!!!
Please make hotel reservations as soon as you can, then let Jesse know you are ready to go. Absolute latest date is 9/1/2017. I do not suggest waiting until the last minute. Hotels in the Big Bend region fill up very fast!
Check in: 10/5/2017
Check out: 10/7/2017
2401 E Hwy 90, Alpine, TX
Group: Cowboy Chapter of Austin HOG
Check in: 10/7/2017
Check out: 10/9/2017
Big Bend Resort & Adventures
53623 Texas 118, Terlingua, TX 79852
Group: Cowboy Chapter of Austin HOG
Check in: 10/9/2017
Check out: 10/10/2017
Ramada Del Rio
2101 Veterans Blvd, Del Rio, TX 78840
Group: Cowboy Chapter of Austin HOG
NOTE: Free breakfast buffet for all adults with the reservation
PLEASE SEE ITINERARY PDF FOR MORE SPECIFIC RIDE INFORMATION