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Texas is ready to entertain with Rockers, Riders & Ribs

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This year marks the second annual Rockers, Riders & Ribs event in Longview, Texas, and the promoter promises, “the biggest party East Texas has ever seen!” 

The event, Oct. 20-21, is promoted by the Longview News-Journal, the major newspaper in Longview. Talk about positive press for motorcycling. Bravo!

Longview is in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, and the event offers access to some good local riding—including two scheduled runs. Rockers, Riders & Ribs is situated in downtown Longview, covering about eight city blocks. You can park your motorcycle and walk to the featured events.

An ample selection of hotels and restaurants are available in town, and the Rockers, Riders & Ribs website hosts a convenient resource section offering some nice discounts. Texas folks know how to offer old-time southern hospitality, and the city of Longview welcomes you to come experience that firsthand. 

For a two-day event, there is an impressive schedule of music and entertainment, including:

  • Roughneck Harley-Davidson kick-off party
  • Globe of Death Show
  • Rockin’ the Ribs Barbecue cook-off 
  • Live music featuring:
    • Foghat
    • Kentucky Headhunters
    • Edgar Winter Band
    • The Drugstore Gypsies
    • Plus, many local and regional bands
  • Torch’s Rock & Roll Inferno Show
  • Bloodline Custom Cycles Bike Show
  • Beer garden
  • Vendors
  • American Dyno Racing on the The Eliminator dyno drag strip
  • Burnout contest
  • Biker games
  • Scooter Shed Rib Poker Run
  • Auntie Skinner’s Riverboat Club’s Ridin’ the Pines Run
  • Classic car show
  • Kids’ Zone featuring 10 big inflatables


Show details

Where: Downtown Longview, Texas 
When: October 20–21 
Admission: General admission is $15 if purchased in advance, and $20 onsite. VIP packages are available up to $80.
Longview News-Journal
320 E. Methvin St.
Longview, TX 75601
Phone: (903) 237-7727

Take a ride through the Piney Woods, and enjoy the rock n’ roll, ribs, and rallying East Texas-style.

Till next time, ride safe!

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Rockers, Riders & Ribs is just one of the great events and rides in Texas. While visiting the Lone Star State, you might want to check out these rides:

Big Bend National Park
Davis Mountain Scenic Loop

Check out some other places to visit across the country in our Rides section

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