Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
2/7/18

Greetings Riders,

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I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather we are having right now. I had the opportunity to go out to the Phoenix Open for the first time in 8 years on Friday and spent some time with some friends in the Bay Club. The weather could not have been better. After not going to the Open for 8 years, it was amazing to see how much it has grown in that period of time. It is like they build a small city out there for a week and the attendance just keeps going up every year. The old saying, "Build it and they will come", from the movie Field of Dreams, fits perfectly here because they keep adding suites and more people come. It is a sight to see.

This week I would like to announce the starting date and schedule for the Cyclerides.com Bike Night at Westgate Entertainment District. I did a poll at the end of the Fall season asking what night that you preferred for bike night and it came out overwhelmingly with 75% voting for Friday nights. So we went into the scheduling meeting for this season looking for a way to start earlier in the year to enjoy the best weather and to maximize Friday nights. As most of you know, it can sometimes be a juggling act with bike night when we conflict with activities at the arena. Our goal is to minimize having arena events on our bike night dates.

So after checking the schedules we came up with what would be the best and easiest schedule to remember. We will kick off this 13 night season on Thursday, March 8th and will do 4 Thursdays in a row ending on Thursday, March 29th. This enables us to start bike night earlier and lessens conflicts with the arena. Then we will move to Friday nights on April 6th for the rest of the 13 night season ending on Friday, June 1st. The times will be as they were in the past with gates opening at 5pm for parking on Coyote Blvd and events plaza area. Bands will play from 6-9PM.

Live Bands for the first month:
We will kick off this season with 74th Street Band on March 8th,
followed by Backstage Crew, The Visitors and Skarlett Fever on Thursday March 29th. Stay tuned to the newsletter for updates on bands in April and May including Strangeland, Broken Toys and more. This season

I will have special attractions at each bike night including the Jet Bike, Race Cars and other extreme motor sports on display. Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 8th and help us kick off the Spring season for 2018!
CLICK HERE for more information.

Special Thanks to our presenting Sponsors, Arrowhead Harley-Davidson, Ridenow Powersports and Indian Motorcycle Peoria. And to our Associate Sponsor Law Tigers.

Please Ride Safe!
Barry

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Tidbits:

Harley-Davidson Recall:

Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 250,000 motorcycles because the brakes might fail.
The voluntary recall, which last week Harley said would cost it $29.4 million, covers more than 30 CVO Touring and VSRC bikes, model years 2008 through 2011 equipped with anti-lock brakes. Nearly 175,000 of those bikes sold in the United States. The trouble appears to lie with the brake fluid, which some owners apparently aren't changing as required every two years.

The old fluid can become contaminated by moisture and may be corroding the anti-lock brake system's actuator valves. If it does, the valves won't work. "While it may be true that complainants failed to adhere to Harley-Davidson's two-year brake fluid service interval requirement, the consequent sudden and complete loss of brakes, without warning, is a concern," the recall documents said. Documents show Harley wanted to do a field service campaign instead of a recall, but the government refused. The company says it cooperated with NHTSA and began a thorough evaluation of the issue. "Complex, ongoing discussions regarding what was ultimately identified as a maintenance issue continued with the agency through January 2018," Harley-Davidson said in a printed statement. Dealers will flush and replace brake fluid starting on Feb. 12.


This Week

Month of February
Chandler Harley-Davidson $49.95 Oil Change Service. Prime riding season is upon us! It is time to get your bike ready for those Day Trips. For the month of February take your bike to Chandler Harley-Davidson and take advantage of our $49.95 Oil Change Special that includes a FREE 100-Point Inspection! Call Service at 480-496-6800 to set your appointment. *Synthetic oil and chrome filter are extra. Limit 1 per bike. Offer valid on model year 2004 or newer. Chandler Harley-Davidson is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler.

Next Week

Saturday, February 17th
Chandler Harley-Davidson Love at Full Throttle Event. Join us Saturday, February 10th from 10AM - 2PM for our Valentines Day event. It's almost Valentines Day! Come to Chandler Harley and decorate a cookie, hang out with the CVMA Chapter and get your bike washed by our Harley Girls! Get 15% OFF all Men's and Women's Jewelry. Also enjoy a Motorclothes Workshop on Riding Gear. Get fitted for a better ride! We're looking forward to seeing you. Chandler Harley-Davidson is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ. 480-496-6800.

Saturday, February 17th
Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson Chili Cook-Off. Join Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson as they hold a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 17th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Do you have the best tasting chili on your block? Then don’t miss this event where you can showcase your culinary skills! Whether you like your chili sweltering, hot or pleasantly mild there will be something for everyone to sample. For more information or to sign up for the cook-off e-mail marketing@buddystubbs.com. Prizes for the top 3 chili’s will be awarded along with the Anthem H.O.G. chapter 2376 will be serving FREE hot dogs, burgers and drinks to support their H.O.G. chapter charities. Get out and enjoy this great riding weather and visit Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson located at 41715 N. 41st Drive, Anthem, AZ 85086. They can also be found on the web at buddystubbshd.com or by calling (623) 465-1122. Also be sure to follow them on facebook and Instagram.

Saturday, February 17th
2nd Amendment Rally at the AZ State Capital. Celebrate & Protect the 2nd Amendment. Arizona folks please mark your calendars and PLEASE SHARE this information. Join Riders USA for our annual 2nd Amendment rally at the Arizona State Capitol – 1700 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ. 85007. Bring your family, friends, flags, signs and unwavering American pride to celebrate our God given rights. Great lineup of speakers, vendors and raffle prizes. 12:00 -2:00 P.M.
ATTENTION BIKERS: We will do a motorcycle procession from Encanto Park to the State Capitol to open the rally. Please register at http://www.ridersusa.net/ so we can get a count on the bikes.
Motorcycle Staging at Encanto Park – 2605 N. 15th Ave. (south of Encanto Blvd. parking lot)
Phoenix, AZ 85007 at 11:00 A.M.

Extras
 
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Off Road Jeep fails. Watch to the end on this one. Click Here to view.

Video of the Week
Monster trucks are always good for some extreme tricks. Here are a few of the best. Click Here. Click on the Video of the Week graphic to view.
 
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Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,

Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
www.cyclerides.com

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