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Scenic Loops of Texas

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This is a challenge with no time constraint: ride your motorcycle around 28 scenic loops, take selfie photos at designated locations on those loops, and turn in the photos for each scenic loop completed.

How to Play

At times that are good for you, ride to and take a photo of you and your motorcycle at each Point of Interest (POI) on a particular scenic loop.  Save your photos on your phone or camera, and name each photo such that it identifies you, the loop,and the POI.  (A nifty way to do that is to incorporate into each filename your name, the letters "SL" (for "Scenic Loop"), "NN", where "NN" is the number of the loop - from the list below - and "M", where "M" is the number of the POI - from the loop's page.)  Then, when you've collected and named the photos for a loop, send an email to historian1961@gmail.com.  In response, the Scenic Loop Historian will give you access to upload your photos into the appropriate photo albums.  Then, simply upload your photos.

Recommended Strategy

Here's a document that describes one way riders can complete the scenic-loop challenge with the minimum number of miles: Strategy for Completing the Scenic-Loop Challenge.  This certainly isn't the only way to complete the challenge, but reviewing this document can give you some insights to consider in your planning.


















Scenic Loop Results


01. Red Riverside Ride
2014: William Miles, Mike Mattiza 2016: Bob Hagar, Mark Von Tress, Bobby Johnson, Rod McCullick 2017: Duane Allen
02. Four East Texas Lakes
2014: Bev McCullick, Bob Hagar 2015: Mike Mattiza
03. Ride the Northern Prairie
2014: Mark Von Tress, Bob Hagar, Sherri Hagar, Vickie Davis, Richard L Davis, Mike Mattiza, Mike Winsor


04. From Granbury to Possum Kingdom
2014: Bev McCullick, Harold Doss, Kathy Doss, Mark Von Tress, Mike Mattiza, Rich Barger, Rod McCullick, Sandy Barger
2015: Bob Hagar
05. More than Dinosaur Tracks
2014: Kermit Rodriguez, Mike Mattiza
2015: Mark Von Tress, Bob Hagar, Bev McCullick, Bobby Johnson, Kevin Cantrell, Rod McCullick 2017: Gloria Hill, Tom Hill, Sherri Hagar, Duane Allen
06. Tour Texas Farmland
2015: Mike Mattiza
2016: Bob Hagar
2018: Mark Von Tress


07. Lake Palestine & Crockett
2014: Mike Mattiza
2015: Bob Hagar
2017: Sherri Hagar
2018: Duane Allen
08. Two National Forests
2014: Mark Von Tress
2015: Bob Hagar, Mike Mattiza
2018: Duane Allen
 
09. Lake Livingston and the Big Thicket
2014: Richard L Davis, Kenny Waterston
2015: Mike Mattiza
2016: Bob Hagar, Sherri Hagar
 



10. Circle Galveston Bay
2014: Mark Von Tress, Richard L Davis, William Miles, Jill Miles
2016: Bob Hagar, Sherri Hagar, Mike Mattiza
 
11. Brookshire to Old Ocean
2014: William Miles, Jill Miles
2015: Mike Mattiza, Mark Von Tress
2016: Bob Hagar, Sherri Hagar
12. East & West of Lagrange
2015: Mike Mattiza
2016: Bob Hagar
 


 13. More than the Willow City Loop
2014: Bob Hagar, Gwen Offutt-Smith, Michael Smith, Rich Barger, Sandy Barger,
2015: Mike Mattiza
2017: Sherri Hagar, Mark Von Tress
14. LBJ and Beyond
2014: Mike Mattiza
2015: Bob Hagar
 
15.  Canyon Lake & the Devil's Backbone
2014: Mike Mattiza, Bob Hagar, Kenny Waterston, Larry 'Loco Lobo'  Harris, Mark Von Tress, Sherri Hagar, Will Robinson
 


16. New Braunfels to Shiner
2014: Mark Von Tress
2016: Bob Hagar, Mark Von Tress, Bobby Johnson, Kenny Waterston, Rhonda Johnson), Rod McCullick, Sherri Hagar, Mike Mattiza
17.  Choke Canyon from San Antonio
2016: Bob Hagar, Mike Mattiza
  18. From Leakey Down to Medina Lake
2014: Bob Hagar, Mark Von Tress, Phillip Sobotka, Sherri Hagar,
2016: Bobby Johnson, Rhonda Johnson, Rich Barger, Sandy Barger, Mike Mattiza
2020: Jerry Dennis, LeAnn Crouch


 19. The Central Hill Country
2014: Bev McCullick, Bob Hagar
2016: Mike Mattiza
2020: Jerry Dennis, LeAnn Crouch
20. The Twisted Sisters
2014: Mark Von Tress, Bob Hagar, Sherri Hagar, Vickie Davis, Richard L Davis, Penny Espinoza, Raul Espinoza, Bev McCullick, Rod McCullick, Rusy Sandifer, Roy May, Christy May, Karen Hodges, Joey Hodges, Dana Miller, Leonard Stewart, Mitch Jensen, Sondra Stewart, Kevin Bigert, Janet Coffee, Buddy Coffee, Terry Johnson, Steve Johnson, Larry Jenkins, Eileen Jenkins, Mike Mattiza, Christine King, Chris Wilkins, Toni Sherwood, Rhonda Riley, Gary Schupbach, Phil Sobotka
2015: Chris Linn, Harold Doss, Andrea Hodson, Gunner Williams, Deborah Williams, Cathy Perdue, Ronnie Perdue, Richard M Davis, Tammy Welch, Doug Musselwhite
2016: Rich Barger, Sandy Barger, Bobby Johnson, Rhonda Johnson
2020: Jerry Dennis
21.  The Rio Grande Triangle
2016: Bob Hagar
2017: Mike Mattiza, Mark Von Tress, Rod McCullick, Kevin Cantrell, Phil Sobotka


22. The Kickapoo Caverns Tour
2016: Bob Hagar
2017: Mike Mattiza, Mark Von Tress, Rod McCullick, Kevin Cantrell, Phil Sobotka
 23. West Texas Wilderness
2016: Bob Hagar
2017: Mike Mattiza, Mark Von Tress, Rod McCullick, Kevin Cantrell, Phil Sobotka
24.  Big Bend National Park
2014: Mark Von Tress
2015: Kermit Rodriguez, Bob Hagar, Dale Sigrist, Evelyn Capps, Larry 'Loco Lobo'  Harris, Leslie Sigrist, Mike Mattiza, Kim Hinton, Keith Hinton




25. Marfa & the River Road
2014: Mark Von Tress
2015: Bob Hagar, Gwen OffuttSmith, Michael Smith, Kermit Rodriguez, Kim Hinton, Keith Hinton, Mike Mattiza
2020: Mike Winsor, Kevin Cantrell
26. Fort Davis and the McDonald Observatory
2014: Mark Von Tress
2015: Bob Hagar, Kermit Rodriguez, Kim Hinton, Keith Hinton, Mike Mattiza
2020: Mike Winsor, Kevin Cantrell
27. The Northeastern Panhandle
2015: Mark Von Tress, Bob Hagar , Mike Mattiza, Kevin Cantrell


28. The Palo Duro Canyon Tour
2014: Bob Hagar
2015: Kevin Cantrell, Mark Von Tress, Mike Mattiza