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HILL COUNTRY MOTORCYCLE RUN THIS WEEKEND

Many riders from across the State and beyond will enjoy the Hill Country in a whole new way – astride a motorcycle – at the 14th annual “Hill Country Run” motorcycle rally, which is headed to Luckenbach April 30 – May 2, 2010. This event is sponsored by the Optimist Club of Fredericksburg.

Billed as “More than just a plain ole motorcycle rally,” the Hill Country Run is three days filled with hearty food, live music, new friends and miles of riding through the towns and vistas of the scenic Texas Hill Country.

This rally is laid-back, safe and friendly getaway with good music, nice scenery, and interesting people from all walks of life. It’s a small town event that’s growing big.

The weekend gets an early start on Thursday, April 29, at Hondo’s on Main for a social and welcome. Guests are invited to an informal social gathering featuring Doug Davis & the Note Ropers and a Rally food and drink special at Hondo’s outdoor gazebo in downtown Fredericksburg, with extra surprises for attending registrants. The fun begins at 6:30 PM.

On Friday and Saturday, check-in and registration begins at 9:00 AM, and participants can enjoy more live music all afternoon and evening. Deadline for pre-registration is April 16.

New on Friday this year will be a Hill Country 50 mile Ride and the first ever Luckenbach Shuffle.

Strictly speaking, the Hill Country Road Trip is not a competition, but more of a leisurely ride in the beautiful Hill Country. The Optimist Club has planned a route for Saturday’s Hill Country Road Trip, with detailed directions. The entire road trip can easily be completed in several hours. Along the way, riders will pull in to designated stops, where they can drop tickets in a box. At the end of the event, tickets will be drawn from each stop, with the winners receiving prizes.

Saturday and Sunday start with a hearty Cowboy Breakfast, included in your $45 registration fee. The hosts provide the ingredients and 30 individual cooking stations, so early-risers can fry up their favorite breakfast of eggs and bacon, laid on warm tortillas, garnished with cheese, onions, and green peppers, and washed down with gallons of fresh, hot coffee. During the day, hungry riders can satisfy their hunger with sandwiches and cold drinks.

The weekend entertainment includes Friday afternoon Tom Gillam Band; 6:00- Spare Parts, and 7:30- Omar & The Howlers. Saturday starting at 1:00 Quincy Harper; 3:00 Paula Nelson; and on at 6:00 Classy Ballou.

Booths offering motorcycle-related items and souvenirs will be on hand throughout the event. There will be leather goods, jewelry, wood and stone art, LED lights and more.

On Sunday, the event closes out with a final Cowboy Breakfast and Sunday morning service.

The Optimist Club encourages riders to arrive early and stay late in order to enjoy all the hospitality Luckenbach and Fredericksburg have to offer, including antique shopping, fine dining, Texas history, and ample sightseeing.

Proceeds from the Hill Country Run go to fund Fredericksburg Optimist Club projects, including the T-Ball Program, Scholarship Program, Pioneer Memorial Library Reading Hour Program, Tri-Star Sports contests, Oratorical Contest, and Essay Contest.

For information, call local 830-997-8515, toll-free 1-866-TEX-FEST (839-3378), or visit www.hillcountryrun.com

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April 29, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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