10th Nov, 2010

Texas Hill Country Homes and Motorcycle Loops

Motorcycling through the Hill County during a Texas autumn, stopping at historic B&B homes in Fredericksburg Texas, taking in bakeries and museums along the way—this is bikers’ heaven.  Texas Hill Country is a favorite North American biker location.

Situated along the old Fredericksburg-San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg TX homes sprang up around the important center for commerce.  For over a hundred years, pioneers and German immigrants ran produce, limestone, and other goods through Gillespie County.  The charming downtown Fredericksburg TX real estate grew up to accommodate the traveler and does so with extra Texas hospitality.

Fredericksburg is a hot stop for bikers attending events in Luckenbach, riding the Willow City Loop, the Devil’s Backbone Fredericksburg-Wimberley Loop, and The Three Sisters or the Hundred Mile Loop along the steep, jagged hills of rural routes 335, 336 and 337—the boldest of all.  From May 6-8, 2011 in Luckenbach, the Optimist Club of Fredericksburg hosts the Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally as a fundraiser for their programs.

The Hill Country offers winding stretches of pure road and scenic vistas all year round.  Gillespie County is home to the Admiral Nimitz State Historical Park and Pioneer Museum, the Lyndon B. Johnson State and National historic parks and the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area on the Gillespie-Llano county line.

The Willow City Loop is a 20-mile run that goes about 12 miles north of Fredericksburg. It winds up and around the hills through cattle guards and farm gates.  Along the way, bikers urge each other to check in at two taverns fashioned Wild West style:  Harry’s on the Loop and The Knot on the Loop Saloon.  From Austin, take 290 West to Fredericksburg.  Go 12 miles north on Highway16.  Turn right on FM1323 and continue two miles to Willow City where the loop begins.

One of the state’s most picturesque drives, the Devil’s Backbone (R.M. 32) follows a winding razor-backed ridge from Rural Route 12 south of Wimberley to a place near Blanco about 24 miles to the west.  Located 45 minutes southwest of Austin and 60 minutes northeast of San Antonio, Wimberley is a rural town among giant Cypress trees along the Blanco River.  It features galleries, historic buildings and recreational activities.  Blanco is also an interesting, historic town.  The Wimberley-Fredericksburg Loop takes from two to four hours.

For more information about investing, real estate, and relocation to the area, click here to contact Dale Cook or call 830-997-1035.

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