Motorcycles are very popular in Big Bend. The winding mountain highways, amazing vistas and low traffic are a perfect combination for motorcycles of all descriptions. The extensive back roads in the area offer loads of challenging fun for the dual sport crowd. Above all, local businesses are extremely motorcycle friendly, and sponsor two well-attended rallies per year.
Big Bend is one of the best places in Texas, maybe the world, to ride a motorcycle. There are hundreds of miles of scenic paved highways with mountains and curves galore.
Traffic is light in one of the least densely populated areas in the US, and the weather is good most of the time. Ride Texas Magazine conducts an annual Readers Poll for favorite roads. 4 of the top 5 roads named in the 2007 Poll go through the Big Bend area.
Big Bend businesses are motorcycle friendly. When you see a sign that says “Bikers Welcome“, you know they mean it. The Big Bend Ride for Trails is a rally held every October to benefit needed improvements in Big Bend National Park. This is a great event with a poker run through some of the most fantastic scenery in Texas. Great food and live music both nights with dancing until closing time at midnight on Friday and 1:00 am on Saturday.