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2022 Around the Bend Rally

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Around the Bend is an amazing and fun-filled 4-day motorcycle rally in the Big Bend region of Texas. For 2022 the rally is scheduled Thursday - Sunday, Mar 3 - 6, 2022. All riders are invited to attend on their street legal motorcycles.

What kind of rally is this?
This motorcycle rally is predominately a dual sport adventure rally but it is open to anyone with a street legal motorcycle. Street-only, adventure, and dual sport riders are all invited to attend. Come by yourself or bring some friends. Ride when you want and where you want. Have an adventure. Got a few extra days off? Then come out early. Or stay a few days late. The main point is to have fun. Please note that there is no legal, public off-road riding in the Big Bend area so all motorcycles have to be properly tagged and registered.


What is riding like in the Big Bend region?
There is both paved and unpaved riding all around the Big Bend area.
  • Street riders There are some awesome paved roads in the Big Bend area that really shouldn't be missed. For example, Hwy 170, aka "River Road", is one of the top 5 motorcycling roads in Texas.
  • Dual Sport and Adventure Riders Lots of dual sport riders show up to ride the Big Bend boonies, so if you've always wanted to play in the dirt at Big Bend but just haven't made it yet, this is a wonderful opportunity to do so.

Where can we ride?
  • Street riders: You can ride in Big Bend National Park (BBNP) and various other roads in the area. Some popular riding destinations for street-only riders are BBNP, Presidio, Fort Davis, Marfa, and Mexico (yes, Mexico).
  • Dual sport riders: There are a number of primitive dirt roads in both BBNP and Big Bend Ranch State Park (The Ranch). BBNP is the most popular riding choice for most because the dirt riding there is superb but The Ranch has some good stuff too. (Note that riding larger adventure bikes in The Ranch can be quite challenging due to the ruggedness of the roads.) There are also some excellent dirt roads across the border in Mexico too for those who want a bit more adventure.

If you've never been to Big Bend and would like a guide, Rich sells a Big Bend ride guide with planned routes & GPS tracks. The guide includes pavement-only routes and dual sport/adventure routes. Ordering information can be found at www.texasadventure.net.
 

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Thursday, Mar 3rd
: 4:00 pm - 7 pm, High Sierra Bar & Grill parking lot, Terlingua
  • rally check-in
  • rider fajita dinner

Friday, March 4th
  • 7:00 am, breakfast at the Big Bend Motor Inn Cafe, Study Butte
  • 7:00 - 7:30 am, late arrival check-in, Motor Inn Cafe
  • 8:00 am, riders meeting, Big Bend Motor Inn Cafe parking lot
  • 8:00 - 5 pm, organize a group and ride wherever you want
  • 5 pm - 7 pm, meet on the porch in Terlingua
Saturday, March 5th
  • 7:00 am, breakfast at the Big Bend Motor Inn Cafe, Study Butte
  • 8:00 am, riders meeting, Big Bend Motor Inn Cafe parking lot
  • 8:00 am - 5 pm, organize a group and ride wherever you want
  • 5 pm - 7 pm, banquet, Big Bend Resort Party Barn
Sunday, March 6th End of rally
 

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Sounds like a great time. Is the Boquillas Canyon crossing open ?
 

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Too bad it’s not the next week. 7 of us are leaving Chattanooga on the 5th, will be riding around Big Bend on the 9th.
 

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Please and thanks - photos - link to photos?
 

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