A 250-mile adventure motorcycle ride entirely in Medina County Texas. Saturday, January 20, 2018 What happened on II – Click Here
The ride will start and end at the Alsatian Steinbach House Park in Castroville, Medina County, Texas.
Breakfast will be at Sammy’s Restaurant this year as it’s right across the street from the Alsatian Steinbach House Park. I’ll probably get there by 7:45 am or so.
This is a self-guided GPS ride: Each group will self-guide themselves on the designated route. Groups will need to keep moving to get in the 250 miles before dark. My group completed the course last year but not the year before.
Additional Notes: Different legs of the route come close to touching Quihi Gun Club property. They don’t, but it will require attention to stay on the proper course.
Of course its all about fun, camaraderie and being safe. Some will focus on completing the route, others will just relax and ride to their cut off time and head home.
My group will depart about 9a, subject to change.
The Alsatian Steinbach House Park or Castroville Park and Ride are options for parking for those that are trailering over. Lodging – The Hotel Alsace & Spa. Camping is available at the Castroville Regional Park, 816 Alsace Street, on the Medina River.
Fremdes Pizza is recommended for anyone interested in a pre or post ride dinner. I plan on having dinner there on Friday night before the ride if anyone is in town and want to join in, about 7p. https://www.fremdes.com/about-fremdes/
If a non-riding companion needs something to do while you are out riding click HERE
A weather date decision will be made at least by the Wednesday before.
3 Medina County 250 Adventure Motorcycle Ride Map
Placeholder – Click here for the 2017 route. The route 2018 will run clockwise but I’m making a few tweaks. When I’m finished I also post it along with the GPX.
Forum discussion is here.
For those that join my group
When I lead a group I don’t stop for lunch, I have several nature break stops and a stop midway out in the country for snacks or a sandwich I bring with me, then of course there are the planned fuel stops.
I stop at every non-obvious corner and wait for the entire group and make sure the last rider sees the proper way to go, there is NEVER a need to ride above your comfort level to keep up, we won’t leave you, I encourage riders to spread out to avoid the dust. The daisy chain method also works well, especially when its extremely dusty to keep the group even more spread out, the rider in front makes sure the rider behind makes the corner and so on until the sweep rider makes the corner. As long as the rider in front takes responsibility for the rider behind no one gets lost.
Please tell someone in the group if you decide to break off from the group, that prevents you being searched for.
Safety and rider etiquette
Having your emergency contact information on you and having that information readily available is critical. This is important not just for group rides but everyday. Even though you may have a buddy along on the ride you may get separated on the road.
Your town, state, zip code
Driver’s license # & state
I taped mine on the bottom of the visor of my dual sport helmet, I also taped another on the back side of my fairing near the dash. The important thing is that it is easy for anyone to find.
Respect landowners and other road users, slow down and ride quietly when passing people, vehicles, animals, homes, etc.
2018 Adventure Breakfast & Ride Calendar HERE
– Sander Avant