Last year, North East of us residing in Texas, up in the beautiful Ozarks, the IIRA had their 1st Annual “The Gathering” put on by the Gateway Chapter of the Iron Indians. This year, the 2nd annual looks to be even bigger and better with the Flatlanders Chapter co-sponsoring the event! The combination (impromptu) last year worked well, and they are planning on taking it to the next level this year!
Join the Iron Indian Riders Association out in Osage Beach, Missouri this year over the last week of August! Few folks from Texas will be rolling in ; Join Us!
Note: To order shirts, check out the pics and reach out to the registration folks!
Well, 2016’s was a blast!
Up next… The Second in a Row in the Durango Location. The Iron Horse Inn (for the Durango Iron Indian Reunion) has the gazebo up and a fire pit and they will be running electricity out there. More rooms may have also opened up, so if you want one, CALL and get your name in. Rooms pop up intermittently, so get your name on the list! Want to join the IIRA? Email us ASAP and lets get it done! Ironindianridersmembership@gmail.com
Burnin’ Gas & Floatin’ Hacks!
March 31-April 2, 2017
Join us March 31st- April 2nd in Fredericksburg TX, the gateway to the iconic Texas Hill Country. Enjoy scenic rides, tasty foods, live music and the camaraderie that only a sidecar rig can bring.
All models and brands of motorcycles and sidecars are welcome, especially if you like cruisin’ backroads with friends. This is an event dedicated to sidecars- but if you’ve already registered your hack, you’re welcome to bring along another motorcycle if you need it.
POC for this event is Mark Seefried (IndianRidersUSA@yahoo.com)
4th Annual Indians in the Hill Country Rally. This year looks to have an outstanding turnout with riders from as far away as Fredericksburg, Virginia and SoCal sending RSVP’s. All rooms have been booked at the Econolodge already, but more are available in the area. Indian of Fort Hood is sponsoring the Rally as in years past, and Brad Van Horn the owner is having his Annual Bike Show (more info below).
Main group is at the Econolodge , but the motel is sold out. There are several motels/hotels nearby. There are over a dozen throughout the cit. Additionally, RV campgrounds are available nearby.
Dora and Matt Rayne (owners)
810 S. Adams St.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Bike Show and Trophies
Indian of Fort Hood (Brad Van Horn)
Rob Gregory offering to rent Indian Motorcycles for folks who are out of town and need to blow the winter off of them for a few days and can’t ride to the Rally
Motorcycle Rentals (contact Rob Gregory via Facebook)
Options, options and more options
Rob Gregory of Gregory Polaris
Chief Dark Horse/Chief Classic $125 per day
Chief Vintage/Chieftain $150 per day
Chief Roadmaster $175 per day
April 19 Wednesday
Meet and Greet Arrive and relax, dinner @ Mamacita’s 6pm
Willow City Loop KSU TBD on riders arriving
April 20 Thursday
3 Sisters (weather permitting) All day ride KSU 8am
Local ride lead by Mike and Joel
Dinner @ Hondo’s 6pm
April 21 Friday
KSU @ 8:45am There is a hand built Motorcycle Show in Austin April 21-23 with the American Motor Drome Company / Wall of Death Show preforming. From the website the 1st show is Friday @ 11am
The ride would be about 1.5 hours (85 miles) and mostly freeway riding. Plans would be to get there by 11 and leave by 2:30pm or so to beat the Friday Austin traffic. Need to know who would be interested in this, as it’s a departure from riding the Hill Country. Rumor has it, we might be able to see some of the Indian Motorcycle Super Hooligan’s (only rumor so far)
Dinner Alamo Springs Cafe (will need head count on this as they will need to bring in additional help and stock up on supplies).
April 22 Saturday
Fort Hood Motorcycle Show
Last year Brad had a Hot Dog vendor with Dogs, chips and drinks. Still waiting on confirmation on this or Subway 6ft’s, chips and drinks.
Ride to Indian of Fort Hood for the Annual Indian Motorcycle Show (approx. 1.5 hours).
Trophies will be awarded in the following categories
Best of Show – People’s Choice (1st,2nd)
Custom (1st, 2nd)
Long Distance Award (This is for the person who rode from greatest distance away to get to the Rally) 1st
Roadmaster/Chieftain (1st, 2nd)
Vintage, Classic, Dark Horse (1st, 2nd)
Scout (1st, 2nd)
Leave fort hood @ 1:30 for a hour ride to Llano, TX
Lunch @ Cooper’s BBQ in Llano, TX
The time will be determined by when we leave Indian of Fort Hood
Dinner @ Hondo’s Time TBD
April 23 Sunday
Since 2009, Indian’s distressed leather on the bikes has been ….. less than desirable when it comes to keeping it’s original look. A lot of folks have gone to great length, trials and tribulations, felt a lot of pain along the way , to find solutions.
We’ve compiled these into a dynamic document that we’re included here. If you have any thoughts/questions/addictions, please comment and let us know
Download the document outlining the processes: >>> distresseed-leather
It’s that time of the year folks! Several more weeks to go! One of the biggest 4 dayers in the Nation! One of the biggest, in the great state of Texas! Weather has been great for the last 1/2 dozen years, temps are always mild <>warm, music every night on the Strand , and bikes from the Seawall to the Harbor side! See you there!
Been a hot one lately folks! Rainy .. muggy .. hot. We love our Texas Summers, but can’t help but look forward to some coolers temps to ride in. Next up on the Calendar for many is …. The Hot Springs Rally! Three days of fun, music and great riding ! If you opt for a wrist band , $50 will get you an entire weekend to include two nights of concerts; not a bad deal!
Check out the links and we hope to see you all there!