Trinity University Press

The Biker’s Guide to Texas

25 Great Motorcycle Rides in the Lone Star State

Dorothy Waldman (author)

A two-wheeled tour across Texas

This is the book Texas bikers have been waiting for. There’s plenty about what to see and do along the way, but the focus is on the rides: where to go, what signs to look for, how far the next turnoff is, when to be especially alert for what’s around a sharp bend, when you can expect to relax a bit and just cruise.

These twenty-five great rides have been scouted by Dorothy Waldman, who became a "Biker Babe" in her fifties when she finally mustered the courage to get on a motorcycle. She quickly discovered the thrills of riding the back roads of the Lone Star State, from the North Texas woodlands and lakes to the pastoral Gulf Coast. She describes the tricky ride in Big Bend country along the Rio Grande as “The most desolate, the most adventurous, and the most memorable sixty-seven miles of pure riding ecstasy or pure terror,” a ride to be attempted only after you’ve fully mastered your bike. Pithy appraisals pepper the directions and route descriptions, all rides are carefully mapped, and each comes with hints on what to see, where to eat ,and where to stay.


“Dorothy traipses the state, traveling the open road from the Oklahoma border to the silvery Rio Grande, and she shares tidbits of history and riding tips along the way.”

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The Biker’s Guide to Texas cover
  • Price: $18.95 buy »
  • Pages: 176
  • Size: 5.5 X 8.2
  • Published: Jul 2005
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781893271364


Regional, Texas