After a three year hiatus, the Big Bend area’s famous “Heaven to Hell” Motorcycle Ride is back on for 2009 according to Mark Hannan, chair of the Alpine Chamber of Commerce. The day long world-class ride will take place on Saturday, September 26th and will cover over 350 miles of beautiful West Texas roads. Hannan adds, “This is a spectacular ride through Texas’ most scenic territory, and we expect it to attract cyclists from across the state and beyond.”
The ride will follow a loose rally format. At check-in, participants will receive directions for the actual route which is expected to take in the sky islands of the Davis Mountains and seemingly limitless desert vistas as well as the sheer cliffs of the Rio Grande canyons. Straight-aways and twists, high roads and low roads, dry desert plains and verdant canyons are all a part of the variety that makes the “Heaven to Hell” Ride unique and memorable.
According to Hannan, “All riders and makes of motorcycles are welcome, but the ride is limited to 100 participants.” Interested riders can register on the Internet at www.heaventohellride.com for a fee of $40. The fee covers breakfast and dinner, door prizes and a raffle, and each participant will receive a Heaven to Hell pin, cap, and patch. There is a precheck-in on Friday, September 25th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, and Saturday morning check-in begins at 7:00 am and closes at 8:15 sharp.
Participants may ride in large or small groups according to their own style and speed preferences. As Heaven to Hell organizer Mike Latta says, “Heaven to Hell is the ultimate, roll-your-own, enjoy-the-West-Texas-scenery motorcycle ride around.”
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