Cruising The Texas Hill Country

Kerrville, Texas (population 20,425) is in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and is one of state's most popular health and recreation centers. Many say Kerrville has the most ideal climate in the nation. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter are all excellent times to explore the Hill Country on two wheels. Each season offers something special to the motorcycle enthusiast. The area also has many special events throughout the year to entertain the visitor when you are not riding on two wheels.

The Kerrville and surrounding area is very scenic with rugged cedar and live oak-covered hills, picturesque green valleys and beautiful streams edged by cypress trees. The Guadalupe River runs through Kerrville at the South end of town. At certain times during the year, wildflowers can often be seen right at
Bikeshow in downtown Kerrvillethe roads edge. If you enjoy wildflowers, plan a ride when they are in bloom to see the great color show they put on. When Spring begins in the Texas Hill Country, the Texas bluebonnets put on a show and are often be seen while traveling around the area.

Kerrville, Texas outdoor activities include numerous city and state parks, a municipal tennis center, public and private golf courses, horseback riding, camping, bicycling, fishing, shopping and of course, scenic motorcycle riding!

There are many major annual events in Kerrville, Texas including the Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair,  the Kerrville Folk Festival both held on Memorial Day weekend, and the Kerrville Music Festival on Labor Day weekend. A major revitalization a few years back restored the Kerrville, Texas downtown area to its original quaint charm. Kerrville, Texas visitors will find antique shops, restaurants, as well as contemporary galleries, studios and boutiques.

Kerrville has many fine hotels, motels and restaurants. Some just seem to stand out better than others. The Inn of The Hills Resort and Conference Center is very motorcycle friendly and includes casual or fine dining. Live country music can be found five nights a week at the Inn Pub, an authentic and unique Texas ranch-style bar and a favorite night spot for Hill Country residents and visitors. Another hotel worth mention is the Y.O. Ranch Resort Hotel and Conference Center on Sidney Baker (Route 16). The hotel is named after the historic Y.O. Ranch in Mountain Home, Texas, which once encompassed over 600,000 acres of the Texas Hill Country. As you enter the hotel lobby you will feel as if you have stepped back in time to an era of cowboys and the old West.

There are two other fine dining establishments worth mentioning and they are the Cowboy Steak House (one of my favorites) and Mamacita's Mexican Restaurant. Both are located in the vicinity of The Inn of The Hills Resort on Junction Highway. 

If you happen to need emergency service work on your motorcycle while in Kerrville there are only three shop in the area that I know of. Jack's Cycle Service in Ingram, Destination Cycle and Wild Things Motorcycle Accessories which both are in Kerrville.






Blue Knights XXIII - Kerrville, Texas

   BKTX23 was founded in Kerrville, TX in 2005, so they are still a fairly new chapter. If you find yourself in the Texas Hill Country, please contact them and let them know you are coming.

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