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HEART OF TEXAS RALLY

 

ABOUT

The Heart of Texas Rally is photo scavenger hunt on motorcycles.  That is the basic description.  In essence, it is a combination of problem-solving, route planning, but most importantly, long-distance riding.  For those that have joined the Iron Butt Association and are looking to get involved in events that will help build your riding experience for larger rallies like the Iron Butt Rally and others, the Heart of Texas Rally is a great multi-day event which will challenge your route planning and long-distance riding skills.

The Heart of Texas Rally was originated through James Stovall in 2010 as more of a Ride To Eat.  In 2011 he evolved it into more of the LD Rally most of us are familiar with.  James hung his hat up as a rallymaster in 2016 but graciously handed the baton to Paul Tong who has taken the helm since 2017. 

The past few themes of the rally have been:

  • 2017 – El Camino Real de los Tejas : Rally focused on the numerous pink granite Camino Real markers from east Texas to the Rio Grande marking the ancient Spanish highway through its northern territory.

  • 2018 – Six Flags of Texas : Rally focusing on locations with specific history relating to the different countries which have at some point laid claim to territory in Texas.

  • 2019 – Grapes of Wrath : A rally focusing on the unique Texas wineries and vineyards which are located throughout the great State of Texas.

  • 2020 - RAWHIDE : A rally focusing on the 4 major Texas cattle trails of the 1800's : the Shawnee Trail, the Chisholm Trail, the Great Western Trail, and the Goodnight-Loving Trail.  These trails cover territory from the Rockies to the Mississippi, from northern Mexico and far into Canada.

  • 2021 - Holy Rollin': A rally focused on the many historic and beautiful churches located throughout Texas including historic Spanish Missions and the 19 Painted Churches of Texas.

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PREVIOUS RALLY RIDE REPORTS

Experiences in the rally as written by riders themselves

KERRI MILLER

2021 36 Hour 2nd Place Winner

MARK AND KAREN CAMPBELL

Previous Rally Podium Finishers

RICARDO MACHADO

Father/Daughter & a Sidecar

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COMMUNITY IMPACT

Making A Difference

NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

The rally does not make a profit off our events.  All funds are used to provide the best rally experience for our riders.  All funds left over are donated.

HELPING LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Riders participate in bonuses where they often donate a small sum for rally points or chances to win prizes donated to the rally.  Also, any proceeds left over are donated to charity.  Charities the rally supports include Many Helping Hands and the Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas Toy Program.

 

Upcoming Events

  • 8th Annual Celina Ride to Eat
    8th Annual Celina Ride to Eat
    Sat, Apr 02
    Celina
    Apr 02, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Celina, 127 N Ohio St, Celina, TX 75009, USA
    Ride to Eat located in Celina, TX and typically held the first Saturday in April. There are awards for Longest Ride, Longest Ride versus Engine Displacement, and for Best Dressed Rider.
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  • 2022 Heart of Texas Rally : 36 Hour and 12 Hour Events
    2022 Heart of Texas Rally : 36 Hour and 12 Hour Events
    Fri, Apr 29
    Texican Court Hotel
    Apr 29, 2022, 6:00 AM CDT – Apr 30, 2022, 6:00 PM CDT
    Texican Court Hotel, 501 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039, USA
    With a theme to be revealed later, we will host 36 and 12 hour rallies with an anywhere start, single location finish. Rally books will be sent out prior to rally start.
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  • MMXXII :  LDX
    Fri, Jun 24
    Start/Finish and Checkpoints in USA
    Jun 24, 2022, 7:00 AM MDT – Jul 02, 2022, 12:00 PM MDT
    Start/Finish and Checkpoints in USA
    Multi-day rally designed for the expert rally rider but achievable for the novice rider.
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