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Lone Star Rally beckons with numerous motorcycle events, Gulf Coast riding opportunities

Added October 25, 2017
Lone Star Rally
Founded in 2000, the Lone Star Rally has grown to become the self-proclaimed biggest four-day rally in Texas. The 17th edition of this rally, to be held Nov. 2–5, is part of the 2017 AMA Gypsy Tour. The rally takes place in Galveston Island, which is about 50 miles south of Houston.Despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, Galveston is ready to host, and is looking forward to visitors. Let’s help make this year’s show a special event to remember.

A Gulf Coast rally

Being located along the Gulf Coast in November makes this rally a great last hurrah for the riding season. The Lone Star Rally also shares some features with the huge rally that kicks off the riding season—Daytona Beach Bike Week.

Most notable is Strand Street, the Lone Star Rally’s equivalent to Main Street in Daytona Beach. Cruising the Strand is a must-do. And you’ll want to park your motorcycle and spend some time there, too.

The next big similarity to Daytona Bike Week is being on the coast. The sun and sea are best enjoyed on a motorcycle, so do spend some time riding during this event. When you return to the rally, there are plenty of things to enjoy. Here are just some of the planned events:

  • Bike games
  • Motorcycle rodeo
  • Ride-in custom motorcycle show
  • Live bands all day on two stages
  • Run Down the Shore
  • Charity poker run benefiting Rolling Thunder Texas Chapters 1 and 2
  • Outlaw Dave’s Ranch Ride
  • Demo rides
  • Baddest bagger bike show
  • Perewitz paint show
  • Custom bike builders
  • Car and truck shows
  • Lone Star Tattoo Expo
  • Rat rod and hot cruise show
  • Miss Lone Star Rally competition

Galveston Island

The primary access to this barrier island is across Galveston Causeway along Interstate 45, which will offer you some awesome views. The Island is 27 miles long and runs southwest from the entrance to Galveston Harbor. At the southern end of the island, you can cross the Galveston toll bridge and ride the Bluewater Highway to Surfside Beach, where you can return to the mainland.

The weather in early November offers average high temperatures in the mid-70s, with low temperatures in the low-to-mid 60s—perfect riding weather. Since this is the Gulf Coast, it’s still possible to experience high temps near 90, and rain is always a possibility. Be prepared—pack your rain gear and sunscreen while you enjoy the coast.

Lone Star Rally details

Contact: Lone Star Rally Inc.
5130 Franz Rd., Suite 800
Katy, Texas 77493
Event dates: Nov. 2–5, 2017
Phone: 832-437-2318

Admission to the rally is free, with no registration required. VIP passes are available onsite in limited quantities. The platinum VIP pass is $99, with the gold VIP pass at $50. VIP details can be found on the website.

The Lone Star Rally—and exploring the Gulf Coast in the process—can add a memorable adventure to your 2017 riding season.

Till next time, ride safe!

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