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17th Annual Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally
Growing weekend event set for Luckenbach. May 3-5, 2013.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 • Posted April 10, 2013

Many riders from across the State and beyond will enjoy the Hill Country in a whole different way - astride a motorcycle - at the 17th annual Hill Country Run motorcycle rally, which is headed to Luckenbach on May 3 - 5, 2013. 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.

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

The weekend gets an early start on Thursday, May 2, with a social and welcome at Hondo’s on Main. Guests are invited to an informal social gathering featuring music and food, 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 in Luckenbach, and participants can enjoy more live music all afternoon and evening.

On Friday, there will be a Hill Country Ride and an action-packed afternoon of fun. Some of the exciting action includes PiNN-iT, a motorcycle stunt show. They have enjoyed riding and jumping dirt bikes for years and has always pushed it to the limit. Friday there will be two demos and three on Saturday. For the first time there will be an exhibit of Evel Knievel memorabilia including his leather suits worn during his daredevil jumps. And the popular Saturday evening Brisket & Brew dinner is coming back. Tickets are sold in advance for $12 per person. (830-997-8515)

Strictly speaking, the Hill Country Road Trip is not a competition, but more of a leisure ride in the beautiful Hill Country. The Optimist Club has planned a route for Saturday’s Hill Country Road Trip, with detailed directions. The distance is less than 100 miles, so the entire trip can easily be completed in several hours. Along the way, riders will pull into 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. Deadline for pre-registration is April 26. 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 fresh, hot coffee and orange juice. During the day, hungry riders can satisfy their hunger with pulled pork sandwiches and cold drinks.

The weekend entertainment includes the Spare Parts of Fredericksburg on Friday from 6:00 – 9:00 PM and Saturday, an Austin favorite Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones from 6:00 –10:00 PM.

Booths offering motorcycle-related items and souvenirs will be on hand throughout the event.

On Sunday, the event closes out with a final Cowboy Breakfast and Sunday morning worship 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, Oratorical Contest, and Essay Contest. The focus of the Optimist Club is “Bringing Out the Best in Kids.” Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best that they can be. All of our rally’s net proceeds are returned to the youth in Fredericksburg, Texas. Every year Optimist International conducts over 65,000 service projects and serves well over six million young people.

For information, call 830-997-8515, or visit, or be our friend on Facebook.

2013 Hill Country Run Schedule of Events...

Lots of great, fun things are in store!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

· Social at Hondo’s on Main - the fun starts at 6:30 PM!

· Join us for our annual kick-off!

· Lots of fun in store!

Friday, May 3, 2013

· 9:00 AM - Check in/Registration begins at Luckenbach

· 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM - Food & Beer Available at the Food Haus and in the Luckenbach General Store

· Hill Country Ride - be sure to return to Luckenbach for more fun!

· 1:00 - 5:00 PM Luckenbach Local Flavor...

• Evel Knievel Exhibit

· Two demos by Pinn-It stunt riders

· 6:00 - 9:00 Spare Parts

Saturday, May 4, 2013

· 7:30- 9:30 AM - Cowboy Breakfast

· 9:00 AM - Check in/registration begins

· 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Hill Country Road Trip

· 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM - Food & Beer Available at the Food Haus and in the Luckenbach General Store

· 1:00 - 5:00 PM The Dust Devils

· Three demos by Pinn-It stunt riders

Evel Knievel Exhibit

· 3:30 PM - Bike Show

· 5:30 - 6:30 PM - Brew & Brisket in Luckenbach, $12 per person (advance tickets only)

· 6:00 - 10:00 Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones

· 7:00 PM - Winners announced - Bike Show, Live auction, other surprises

· Special guests - Dorsai Racing Team (Vintage World Record Holder at Bonneville)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

· 7:30- 9:30 AM - Cowboy Breakfast

· 8:30 AM - Biker Church by CMA

Schedule maybe subject to change without notice.

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