The Bandera Breakfast Run began sometime in the 1960s, when owners of Harleys, Nortons, and Triumphs met at the petrol station on Bandera Road and headed up into the Hill Country for a motorcycle ride. Every Sunday since then, a large group of motor bikers meet and head northwest for an unofficial group ride to the scenic Edwards Plateau region of Texas, where the mountains are covered with ancient maples, oaks, and cypress trees, and the pavement is a black-topped ribbon of roller-coaster asphalt.
This city park is situated on the banks of the Medina River in central Bandera. The park offers picnic areas with barbecue pits, fishing, and river swimming below a canopy of cypress trees. The river is also popular as a starting point for kayaking trips.
Hill Country State Natural Area is tucked away in rugged terrain just 12 miles southwest of Bandera. 40 miles of trails wind up steep, limestone hills, through grassy valleys, and across spring-fed streams. This recreational area is the setting for camping, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking, as well as swimming and fishing.