Flower Sniffin' and Rough Road Riding in Big Bend
Ride headquarters in Study Butte-Terlingua, Texas

Flower Sniffin'
April 17-19, 2017
 MTF FS Thread

Rough Road Riding
April 19-21, 2017
 MTF RRR Thread


Hooray!!! ACCESS RESTORED

Let's Explore the scenic
Big Bend area of Texas!

Join us in the fun of riding the scenic roads
and enjoy riding and dining with good friends.

Don't forget to PACK your PASSPORT if you wish to enter Mexico and return to the United States! Make your Hotel Reservations as soon as possible!

Flower Sniffin' (FS)
Event Manager &
Site Coordinator:

     Bob Fisher

 FS Registration
 FS Riders List
 FS Routes
Rough Road Riding (RRR)
Event Manager &
Site Coordinator:

     David Harrison

 RRR Registration
 RRR Rider List
 RRR Routes
Safety - Don't be a victim of the dry climate -- carry lots of water

DOT approved helmets are REQUIRED during all MTF rides. The MTF strongly encourages the use of motorcycle specific protective clothing and footwear while participating in any MTF ride. All-the-gear-All-the-time (ATGATT) reduces the severity of injuries in an accident. We want every participant in our rides to be as safe as possible.

Also the MTF strongly encourages each participant in our events to self assess their riding style, interests, need for breaks and riding skill level and to keep that assessment in mind when choosing a riding partner or small group (2-4 riders) to ride with at our events. Sharing the road with someone of similar interests and riding style not only makes the ride more enjoyable for you, but safer for everyone.
 Events Schedule
 Local Area Information
 Lodging
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 Ride Disclaimer & Waiver

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Event Schedule

 Day/Date

Flower Sniffin' Plan

Rough Road Riding Plan

Notes

 Sunday
 April 16th

Riders Arrive throughout the day

Dinner - 6:30pm

Tellin' Lies - 8:00pm until exhausted


Dinner Location:

    T B D

 Monday
 April 17th

Flower Sniffin' all day

Dinner - 6:30pm

Tire Kickin' - 8:00pm until exhausted


Dinner Location:

    T B D

 Tuesday
 April 18th

Flower Sniffin' all day

Dinner - 6:30pm

More Lie Tellin' - 8:00pm until exhausted

Riders Arrive throughout the day

Dinner - 6:30pm

Tellin' Lies - 8:00pm until exhausted

Dinner Location:

    T B D

 Wednesday
 April 19th

Flower Sniffin' all day

Dinner - 6:30pm

More Tire Kickin' - 8:00pm until exhausted

Riding 'dem rough roads all day

Dinner - 6:30pm

Tire Kickin' - 8:00pm until exhausted

Dinner Location:

    T B D

 Thursday
 April 20th

Depart for Home
Ride Safe y'all !!

Riding 'dem rough roads all day

Dinner - 6:30pm

More Lie Tellin' - 8:00pm until exhausted

Dinner Location:

    T B D

 Friday
 April 21st


Riding 'dem rough roads all day

Dinner - 6:30pm

More Tire Kickin' - 8:00pm until exhausted

Dinner Location:

    T B D

 Saturday
 April 22nd


Depart for Home
Ride Safe y'all !!



Flower Sniffin' Routes (Suitable for all bikes)

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Route #Name

Google Map & Garmin Route File

Route Description

TX-118 from I-10 to Study Butte Google Map Kent, TX (at I-10) - Study Butte, Scenic road w/Sweepers, 154 miles, 3 hours each way
The most curves are between I-10 & Fort Davis
Fewer curves FtDavis to Alpine, Least Alpine to BB NP
Ranch Road 170 - Texas
Presidio - Study Butte
Google Map Scenic road Twisty road, 2 hours, 65 miles each way
Study Butte - Panther Junction - Rio Grande Village Visitor Center Google Map Out & Back Study Butte to Rio Grande Village Visitor Center
3 hr, 94 miles round trip
Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive to
Santa Elena Canyon Overlook
Google Map Out & Back Study Butte - Santa Elena Canyon Overlook
3 hrs, 86 miles round trip
Study Butte - Chisos Basin
Visit to Chisos Mountain Lodge
Google Map Scenic road w/Sweepers, 50 min, 28 miles each way
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Rough Road Routes (NOT Suitable for street bikes)

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Route #

Garmin Route File

Route Description

  Hey Bubba, Watch this!!!    To Be Added
Maverick Rd & Castolon River Rd   Maverick Rd & Castolon River Rd to Santa Elena Canyon Overlook, 43 miles round trip from Study Butte
     
     
     


Local Area Information:

Let's Explore the scenic Big Bend area of Texas!        Big Bend area - interactive map

Ten Fun Things to do in the Big Bend area texasoutside.com Big Bend

The nearly abandoned quicksilver mining town of Terlingua, Texas, became a charming desert community after Frank X Tolbert's 1966 articles in the Dallas Morning News that resulted in the 1967 Terlingua Chili Cookoff. Much of the history is obscured by the passage of time. Sports Illustrated posted a 1967 article on the 1967 chili cookoff. Texas Monthly posted a 1992 article on the Dallas connection to the Terlingua Chili Cookoff. "What I recall is a late 1967 Tolbert article in the Dallas Morning News about drive testing a new Oldsmobile Cutlass. In the article, Tolbert described driving the car to Big Bend NP and attending the annual Chili Appreciation Society International chili cookoff in Terlingua, Texas. He included an address for the CASI for readers who might want to enter the 1968 cookoff with the stipulation that all entries had to be received in January. When he received numerous entries, he told his friends at the Baker Hotel bar that they should hold a 1968 cookoff. The 50 year tradition at Terlingua started out as a joke and became a tradition. - Bob Fisher - 2017"

The McDonald Observatory


The Boquillas, Mexico


The Marfa Lights


The x


Big Bend Map
Big Bend Map

Chisos Mountains
Chisos Mountains

Contrabondo
Contrabondo

St Elana Canyon
St Elana Canyon

Texas 170 Scenery
Texas 170 Scenery

Texas 170 Scenery
Texas 170 Scenery



Host Hotel

The event headquarters will be at the Big Bend Resort, Study Butte, TX
The resort has motel rooms, RV sites, and tent camping spots.
Be there or be square!

Big Bend Resort and Adventures
Online reservations: Reserve at Big Bend Resort and Adventures
E-Mail: bigbend@bigbend.net
Address: 53623 Texas 118, Terlingua, TX 79852
Phone: 432-371-2218
Toll Free: 800-848-2363
Fax: 432-371-2331

Lodging info:
Group #1 Street Bike Arrival on April 16 Ė Departure April 20, 2017
Group#2 Dual Sport Arrival on April 18 Ė Departure April 22, 2017
Choice of rooms with 2 Queen beds for $95.95 plus tax per night or a room with 1 Queen bed for $69.95 plus tax per night. The 2 Queen rooms and the 1 Queen rooms are in two different buildings separated by a low traffic, two lane highway.

Those who wish to reserve an RV site or tent site:
30 amp site Ė $29.00 per night, 50 amp site Ė $32.00 per night full hook-ups.
Pull thruís are first come first serve regardless of a reservation. We do not reserve pull thruís versus back endís. If you would like to request a pull thru we can place that as a request on the reservation and we will take that into account at the time that we assign sites the day of arrival. However we cannot guarantee a pull thru.
Tent sites are basically an open area that has been reserved for those who wish to set up a tent. There are restrooms both womenís and menís with two coin operated showers in each. It takes 2.00 dollars in quarters for six minutes. Change can be made at the front desk for quarters during lobby hours.
Tent sites are $16.00 per night up to 2 people. If you have a larger tent that sleep more then it will be a 3.00 dollar fee for each additional person.
Rooms will be held until April 2, 2017 in order to allow members time to arrange reservations.
When your members call to make a reservation please let them know to inform the reservation desk that you are part of the group, Motorcycle Tourerís Forum. Please call us directly using the phone numbers listed below or arrange the reservation through our website, bigbendresort.com. The use of any other reservation agency may charge you a fee.
We look forward to seeing you here in the Big Bend.

Optional/overflow lodging:
Another lower cost option for those willing to bunk up with others is The Chisos Mining Company.
Only 1 mile from Study Butte, you've probably noticed their pastel easter egg painted cabins on the way to Terlingua.
Their cabins are no frills but decent and have fully equipped kitchens.
They don't open reservations for April until Feb-1 though.
Cabin with 4 beds is $118 per night tax included, 3 bed cabin is $111 per night.

Chisos Mining Co. Motel
Address: 23280 FM170, Terlingua, TX 79852
Online reservations: Reserve at Chisos Mining Co. Motel
For reservations call 432-371-2254 between 9am and 8pm Central Time
Phone: 432-371-2254
Google map Chisos+Mining+Co.+Motel



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