Austin Road Riders' Association
Texas Hill Country
Tour and Trade Show
in Burnet, Texas
Motorcycle enthusiasts came from all over the United States to
attend this motorcycle rally sponsored by the Austin Road Riders' Association (ARRA) and
the American Motorcycyclist Association's (AMA) South Central Regional Road Riding
The judging was held at the Country Courthouse in Burnet and the
trade show was at the County Fairgrounds in Burnet. The show is an annual event that
takes place on Memorial Day weekend each year. The motorcycles start lining up
around the courthouse around 1:00pm on Saturday and the judging starts at 2:00. The
Trade Show at the county fairgrounds is held on both Saturday and Sunday.
It is estimated that over 1,000 motorcycles attend this show.
Bob Free with his prize winning Gold Wing
Bob Free is from the Dallas area and has entered the show for the
past nine years with his Gold Wing. He has taken first place in his class 8 out of
the 9 times he has been in the show. Bob says that in the nine and half years he has
owned the Gold Wing, he has spent over $27,000 on the vehicle and keeping it in top show
shape. It is truly a beautiful motorcycle worthy of first place.
There are motorcyles with all kids of trailers at the shows.
There are also motorcycles with all kinds of customizing done to
them. Each motorcyles is almost a work of art.
Want a sidecar for your motorcycle? You can purchase them
at the shows.
Ray Herro doing a little custom painting.
You can also have custom painting done on your motorcyle by
professionals at the shows.
There are several merchants selling their custom motorcycle
accessories at the Trade Show. You will find leather vests, leather sweaters,
leather chaps and gloves, light kits, and much more.