Here are the scheduled club rides for 2023 for the East Texas BMW Plus Motorcycle Club (Plus means other rides welcome).

This is sort of a tour of East Texas Lakes. We have at least another eight watery venues if we want to do this again in 2024.

Important Note: We will meet up at Whataburger in Jacksonville (627 S Jackson St, Jacksonville, TX 75766) for all club rides that start in Jacksonville. We are no longer meeting up at Legends. Whataburger has a nice level parking lot and we can all get out on the street together through the traffic light.


January 21
Breakfast ride on your own, plan to arrive at the restaurant at 9.
Lake Murvaul Campground Marina & Restaurant, address is Carthage, but is really on Lake Murvaul
638 FM 1234, Carthage, TX 75633

February 18
Breakfast ride on your own, plan to arrive at the restaurant at 9.
The Lake Grill
8900 Ruby Ln, Frankston, Texas 75763
On Lake Palestine

March 18
Lunch-leave Jacksonville Whataburger at 9 am, plan to arrive at the restaurant at 11 or ride on your own.
Taste of Italy by the Lake
2448 Co Rd 3440, Hawkins, TX 75765
(they open at 11)
On Lake Hawkins

April 15
Club Picnic & Tech Day at Martin's Garage, near Kilgore (no club ride from Jacksonville Whataburger)
Club provides food & drink, families welcome
Mount tires (tire changing machine), change oil (three lifts, no waiting). More involved work is possible, but ask first.
Will share address later.
Will need headcount of anticipated attendees.

May 20
Lunch-No club ride, only like 15 minutes from Jacksonville.
Lake Striker Resort, address is Henderson, but it's on Lake Striker, 25 miles from the city of Henderson.
18560 County Road 4256, Henderson, TX 75654

June 17
Breakfast ride on your own, plan to arrive at the restaurant at 9.
Lovellís Restaurant (used to be Tiffany's)
271 Co Rd 1558, Alba, TX 75410
On Lake Fork

July 15
Breakfast ride on your own, plan to arrive at the restaurant at 9.
The Lakeside Grill
18183 Concession Rd, Whitehouse, TX 75791
On Lake Tyler

August 19
Breakfast ride on your own, plan to arrive at the restaurant at 9.
Shady Glade Cafe

510 Cypress Dr, Karnack, TX 75661
On Caddo Lake

September 16
Lunch-leave Jacksonville Whataburger at 9 am, plan to arrive at the restaurant at 11 or ride on your own. We will probably arrive closer to noon, this is a ways from J'ville.
Fried chicken and dumplings, The Picket House, Woodville
NOTE: They open at 11 a.m.
206 US-190, Woodville, TX 75979

October 21
Lunch-leave Jacksonville Whataburger at 9 am, plan to arrive at the restaurant at 11 or ride on your own.
Stump Restaurant & Club
3819 Sam Rayburn Pkwy, Brookeland, TX 75931
(they open at 11)
Close to Sam Rayburn dam

November 18
Lunch-leave Jacksonville Whataburger at 9 am, plan to arrive at the restaurant at 11 or ride on your own.
Smoke Monkey East Texas (BBQ)
19785 State Hwy 155, Flint, TX 75762
Near Lake Palestine

December 16
Lunch-leave Jacksonville Whataburger at 9 am, plan to arrive at the restaurant at 11 or ride on your own.
Moosehead Cafe
412 E Houston Ave, Crockett, TX 75835

Club Trip & Bonus Lakeside Venue
October 12 - 15. Thursday - Sunday
The trip will include one or more of the following (hopefully all):
Old Indian Hwy, Talihina, Talimena Scenic Drive, Mena, Pig Trail, Huntsville, Oark General Store, Peel Ferry, Yellville, Bull Shoals Lake, Push Mountain, Mount Magazine, Ozark Moonshine Run, Buffalo River, Mulberry River, Turner Bend Store, and more curvy roads than you can shake a stick at.
Lunch Thursday at Pam's Hateful Hussy Diner, Talihina, OK.
Breakfast (probably Friday) at the Oark General Store, AR (open for the last 130+ years).
Lunch (Friday or Saturday) at Cookie's Restaurant, Theodosia Marina-Resort, MO, on Bull Shoals Lake.
Dinner (Friday or Saturday) at Breadeaux Pizza, Yellville.
Stay Thursday night at the Madison Motel in Huntsville (formeraly Faubus Motel).
Stay Friday & Saturday nights at The Carlton Marion Inn in Yellville.
Return to East Texas Sunday.
Anyone who can't leave on Thursday is welcome to come on up and meet us Friday or Saturday.
We will probably leave very early Thursday morning from Texas Best Smokehouse Longview, South Eastman Road, Longview, TX (at I20 Exit 596).