Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
3/3/10
 
Greetings Riders,
 
Ahhh! It is finally March. Could be one of my favorite months of the year, because this means we are on the doorstep of some of the best motorcycle riding of the year. We will soon start seeing temps in the high 70's and low 80's and with all of the rain we have had this spring, the desert should soon be bursting with green on the mountains and yellow wildflowers. I can hardly wait. Two of my favorite routes for wildflowers are the road to Bartlett Lake and the route to Tortilla Flat. Both excellent rides for wildflower viewing near the valley area.
 
Another reason I like this time of year is that the evening riding weather will start getting good and bike nights will start to pop up throughout the valley. One popular bike night will be starting again soon. In association with Cyclerides.com, the much-anticipated Westgate Bike Night returns to the Fountain Plaza March 18th, running until June 24th, every Thursday from 5-10 pm.  I'm sure a lot of you made the ride to Westgate last year to experience the lights, video and action at Westgate City Center in Glendale next to Jobing.com arena. If you haven't been there, make plans to take a ride and be a part of this one of a kind bike night in the West Valley.
 
This year we will feature guest Motorcycle Builders, Live Music, Motorcycle Video Programming on the giant 30'x50' video screen, Restaurant Specials and PLENTY of Eye Candy as well. Over 1000 motorcycles made their way through Westgate City Center every Thursday night last year with 1500 showing up to close out the season on the last night. All riders are welcome, every brand was represented last year. But you donít have to have a bike to enjoy the show (or the specials). So join us for our second season of Westgate Bike Night. We guarantee itís a good time. Save the date, Thursday, March 18th to ride to Westgate City Center for the opening night. We also have a very special guest and presentation for you on March 25th as well.See you there! Click Here for Details and photos from last year.
 
Another reason my blood starts pumping a little extra this time of year is that Arizona Bike Week is now just a little over a month away. I don't care who you are or what you ride, it is just cool to see all of the bikes on the road throughout the valley during Arizona Bike Week. All of the charity rides, parties, events and things to do and see make for a great week for the motorcycle enthusiasts for sure. This year, ABW moved the date back a couple of weeks so that they didn't compete with NASCAR. A good idea. Pre-Rally days start on April 9th, with Cyclefest at Westworld opening on April 14th.
 
I had asked Arizona Bike Week to send me some bullet points so that I could write up a little overview of the festivities that you could look forward to. But they did such a good job in putting it together, I am just going to print it as it was given to me.
 

Arizona Bike Week 2010 Update
March 3rd, 2010
 
Arizona Bike Week 2010 is just over five weeks away and it's shaping up to be quite a party.  Starting April 9th are some of the biggest pre-rally bashes ever. Chester's Harley Davidson will be throwing their fourth annual Backstage Biker Bash featuring Jackyl on Friday night and The Marshall Tucker Band Saturday. Hacienda Harley Davidson will be having their annual Kick Start Party, Friday night. And Buddy Stubbs Harley Davidson's annual Biker Bash featuring Harry Luge Jr. is Saturday night. These are just a few of the rockin' parties going on around town during pre-rally days.  Check azbikeweek.com for a complete list of events.
 
Starting Wednesday, April 14th, Cyclefest opens and WestWorld in Scottsdale is THE place to be! The entire site has been redesigned this year to make it the best event yet. Everyone who's anyone in the biker world will be out there. In addition to all the hottest vendors, there'll be a huge array of entertainment and activities throughout the venue. Whether you want to see the latest in parts and accessories or try your aim at dunking a scantily clad girl in some cold water, there's something for everyone.
 
Arizona Bike Week continues to work hard to go easy on your wallet. Cyclefest tickets are just $50 online for a week long pass or just $18 online for a single day pass. That price gets you into all the daily activities plus a concert each night. This year's lineup is bigger, better and more diverse than ever, with the addition of ABW's first ever country star. In the true "go big or go home" fashion that is Arizona Bike Week, it's not just any country star but the hottest young act around, Dierks Bentley!  You rockers don't have anything to worry about though. You haven't been forgotten. Vince Neil will be there pounding out all those classic Motley Crue tunes, as well as Ratt and George Thorogood and the Destroyers. You can see all these headliner acts plus all the hottest local bands for just fifty bucks online at azbikeweek.com!  
 
The number of tent camping and RV spaces has been doubled in response to last year's early sellout. This offers an economic and safe way for Arizona Bike Week patrons to enjoy all the festivities without having to worry about getting on two wheels at the end of the night. Visit azbikeweek.com to reserve your spot today! 
 
 
So there you have it, Arizona Bike Week is ramping up and ready to roll. I for one am looking forward to getting out and enjoying the week. I will have more details each week to keep you up to speed with what will be going on and what not to miss.
 
Would you guys like a little preview of the Miss Arizona Bikeweek contestants? Or you girls, why not try out? Thursday, March 4th, Arizona Bike Week will be at Billet Bar from 7-10pm for the Miss Arizona Bike Week signup party. Come support the girls, hang with friends and enjoy the fun. The Billet is located in Old Town Scottsdale at 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd.
 

 Rocky Point Rally Update!
There has been some confusion, but as of yesterday, it is now official.
The date for the 10th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally is November 4-7, 2010.
 

 
Highlights This Week
 
First Friday Night of Every Month!
March 5th this month.
Motorcycles On Main St. in Mesa Sponsored by Chester's Harley-Davidson.
Riders have been asking for something to do on a Friday night for a long time and it is finally here.
 Features 4 Beer Gardens located throughout the 2 blocks and 4 Live Band Stages and vendors.
 
Saturday, March 6th
Dyno Day at Chester's Harley-Davidson.
Have you ever wondered how much horsepower you have when you are fully
loaded and trying to pass those cars on a slow 2 lane road? It seems like never enough!
FREE Baseline Run on our Dyno and FREE Food and Live Music
 

 
Bike Nights This Week
 
Wednesday Night
 
NEW!! Every Wednesday.
Wednesday Bike Night at Legends Bar & Grill in Scottsdale. (Formerly Brokers). Have you ever wished you could walk in to the real life Cheer's Bar from the TV Show?? For me, Legends is about as close as I will get. This is one of my favorite places to stop in North Scottsdale any day of the week. They are VERY motorcycle friendly with parking blocked off every day and extend their specials from Bike Night through every day of the week.
Enjoy these biker specials:
$5 wings and sliders
$5 well drinks and house wine
$2.50 beer in the bottle
Free soft drinks
Brokers is under new ownership and is now called Legends Bar and Grill. It is the same fun place with great food and atmosphere. Wednesday is Bike Night, but the new owner is welcoming the motorcycle riders all the time with specials everyday just for riders. Legends is conveniently located on the SW Corner of Frank Lloyd Wright and Scottsdale Rd. Motorcycle parking available every day. Stop by Legends this coming Wednesday night and see what I mean. Make Legends a stop for your charity ride.
 
 
Thursday Night
 
The Bike Night At The Billet Bar The Billet Bar is the place to be for the Summer nights and weekends. Set on the patio and watch the action. Voted "BEST BIKER BAR IN PHOENIX" by New Times. There is no better place to watch all the Bikes ride down Scottsdale road than from The Billet Bar Patio. The Billet is ALWAYS packed with bikes Every Day. Stop by and take a look at the New Flamed Booths on the Paradise Patio. The new bars front and rear provide spacious seating, fresh air atmosphere, perfect temperature and courteous staff. The food is amazing and always the latest in cold libations await. You can sit at the back bar and watch your favorite TV on any of the seven big inch televisions. Play pool, listen to the latest music and socialize. The front patio seats over 75 people and is perfect for people watching on Scottsdale Rd. The Billet Bar is located on 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. Check it out this Thursday night and all weekend long. Info: at 480-941-1876. Click Here for the New Billet Bar Page with pictures.
 
 
Every Saturday
NEW!!
Looking for a good quick ride destination or a great place to meet up with your group for a ride? Grab lunch before you go! Every Saturday from 11am - 2pm head to Chester's Harley-Davidson for the "Party On The Patio".  
** Enjoy FREE BBQ Burgers and Dogs with all the fixins',
** Live Music this week with Dok & Gal
** Outdoor Sidewalk Sale 9:30am - 4:30pm. Great Deals to be had on some inventory reduction!
** Pool Tournament: First Place $50 Chester's Gift Card. 2nd Place a $25 Gift Card.
** Guess the horsepower contest. $25 Chester's Gift Card to the winner.
Park under the patio, hang out with other riders, meet new friends and DEMO a brand new Harley-Davidson. Good times to be had by all. The Party on the Patio will be happening EVERY Saturday at Chester's Harley-Davidson located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404.
 
This Week
 
First Friday Night of Every Month!
March 5th this month.
Motorcycles On Main St. in Mesa Sponsored by Chester's Harley-Davidson. Riders have been asking for something to do on a Friday night for a long time and it is finally here at least once per month. Last month over 400 riders came out to downtown Mesa for a fun time. Ride to downtown Mesa the first Friday of every month for the Downtown Mesa "Motorcycles On Main St." Cruise Main St. and enjoy Sturgis Style parking on the inside lanes. Park and show off your bike. Also ride up to where PhotoGraphic Lee will be doing "Bike Portraits On Main Street". The night will feature 4 Beer Gardens located throughout the 2 blocks and 4 Live Band Stages. Be sure and check it out this month on Friday, March 5th to join in on the motorcycle fun in Downtown Mesa from 6pm - 10pm. Downtown Mesa is located Just East of Country Club Dr. on Main St. Ride in with Chester's HD. Meet at the dealership at 6pm located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa. Ride leaves at 6:30pm and ends at the Chester's Booth on Main St. Reserved Motorcycle Parking on the Main St. See Ya There! Click Here for photos from last month.
 
Saturday, March 6th
Dyno Day at Chester's Harley-Davidson.
Have you ever wondered how much horsepower you have when you are fully loaded and trying to pass those cars on a slow 2 lane road? It seems like never enough! But now you can find out how much you have and where you need to be to get around those cars in plenty of time. Stop by Chester's HD on Saturday, March 6th for a FREE Baseline Run on our Dyno and let us tell you how much Torque and Horsepower your motor is producing. While you are there, enjoy FREE Food and Live Music at the "Party on the Patio". Take part in the "Guess the horsepower on the turbo V-Rod contest". The person that guesses closest to how much horsepower and torque gets a $25 Chesterís gift card. Stop by Chester's Harley-Davidson from 10am - 3pm on Saturday, February 6th for all of the fun. Chester's HD is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404.
 
Saturday, March 6th
"Colon All Angels" Motorcycle Run. On March 6, 2010 we will be holding a Motorcycle Run with all proceeds going to the Colon Cancer Alliance. The ride will start at Joeta's Leather, 433 W Main St, Mesa, AZ. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. with kickstands up at 12:00 p.m. Anyone pre-registering will be given 2 free raffle tickets to be used at the Angels Appreciation Party at Post 2 as a thank you for doing so. Your registration includes the day of riding, a meal ticket redeemable at American Legion Post 2 at the Angels Appreciation Party and a night of fun with old friends and new, along with some awesome music provided by Steel Solace. If you can't ride with us and would like to attend the Angels Appreciation Party, there is an option on the Pre-Registration page for $10.00 for dinner and live music only. Also you can pay at the door to join the party and fun! PUBLIC WELCOME!! All proceeds will benefit Colon Cancer Alliance, both locally and nationally. See the web site http://colonallangels.webs.com/ for more information and other ways to donate. http://www.ccalliance.org/notalone_buddy.html  for research and treatment.
 
Saturday, March 6th
3rd Annual Car and Motorcycle Show. Presented by American Legion Post 35. All proceeds to benefit The Veterans Assistance Programs. Registration from 7:30am to 11:30 am. Takes place at the American Legion Post 35 located at 2240 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ. Judging at Noon. Trophies at 1:00 pm. Food, Beer Garden, Music. Free Admission. Entry Fee: $15.00 per vehicle. Vendor Spaces $20 for a 10x10. More information contact Justin Phillips at 602-570-0881. Or John Lundquist at jlundquist@cox.net .
 
Saturday, March 6th
Phoenix Teen Challenge 3rd Annual Bike Run. The run's proceeds go to the men at Teen Challenge. Teen Challenge is a non-profit organization that fights addiction in men, women, and youth throughout Arizona. We are committed to changing the community one life at a time. Registration and Breakfast at 8am. Run begins at 9am. Start at Greater Phoenix Teen Challenge, 1515 W. Grand Ave., Phoenix. End at Christian Life Ranch, 47819 Figs Springs Road, Phoenix. $25 per bike includes breakfast and t-shirt. More information at allen@azteenchallenge.org .
 
Sunday, March 7th
Liberty Wildlifes 3rd Annual Born To Be Wild Motorcycle Run. We've gone to the north, we've gone to the west and now we are headed to the east and hope you join us!!  Ride starts at Logans Valley Motorcycles 1440 W. Main st Mesa and ends at the Riverbottom Saloon for burgers at Riverbottom 2501 N. Highway 79 in Florence. Sign up/Ride from 10-11 am. Last bike in by 2pm. First 100 registered riders receive Born to Be Wild Pin. $20 per person. includes Meal, Music, Raffle Ticket, and Grab Bag. 50/50, Live Auction and more. Live animals on display for you to see where your funds are going and a special surprise at the end. Contact Melissa or the Ladies of Liberty Wildlife at 480-998-0230.
 
Next Week
 
Wednesday, March 10th
Arrowhead Harley-Davidson Garage Party Event.  Attention Women!! You are invited to a Garage Party Event at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson. This is Girls Night Out! For Women, by Women. No riding experience required. What is a Garage Party? Garage Party events are women-only social events hosted by H-D dealerships after hours that offer hands-on tips and seminars on motorcycling basics. Try on all the latest motorcycle safety gear like leather jackets, helmets, boots, riding gloves and more. Learn How to Pick Up a Bike: Learn the proper technique for lifting a bike off the ground, and practice it with one of our motorcycles. Sit on the motorcycles to see which ones you like the most. Learn how to customize a motorcycle to fit your personal style, and see how Fit Shop can tailor a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to fit you. Arrowhead Harley-Davidson will be hosting this event on March 10th from 6 to 8pm. This is a FREE event for women.  Food and drinks will be provided along with raffle prizes and gift bags.  You must RSVP for this event by calling: 520-237-3913 or e-mail mpeebler@ridenow.com. Arrowhead Harley-Davidson is located at 16130 N. Ftn. Ctr. Dr., Peoria, AZ.
 
Thursday, March 11th
Chandler Harley-Davidson Garage Party Event. Attention Women!! You are invited to a Garage Party Event at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson. This is Girls Night Out! For Women, by Women. No riding experience required. What is a Garage Party? Garage Party events are women-only social events hosted by H-D dealerships after hours that offer hands-on tips and seminars on motorcycling basics. Try on all the latest motorcycle safety gear like leather jackets, helmets, boots, riding gloves and more. Learn How to Pick Up a Bike: Learn the proper technique for lifting a bike off the ground, and practice it with one of our motorcycles. Sit on the motorcycles to see which ones you like the most. Learn how to customize a motorcycle to fit your personal style, and see how Fit Shop can tailor a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to fit you. Chandler Harley-Davidson will be hosting this event on March 10th from 6 to 8pm. This is a FREE event for women. Food and drinks will be provided along with raffle prizes and gift bags.  You must RSVP for this event by calling: 520-237-3913 or e-mail mpeebler@ridenow.com.  Chandler Harley-Davidson located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ.
 
Friday and Saturday, March 12th - 13th
1st Annual Duane Ellsworth Post 129 Extravaganza. Bare, Broncs & Bulls Car & Bike Show. Featuring Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Vintage Fair, Barrel Racing, Gymkhana and a special appearance by Country Artist Michael Peterson. Park Gates are open Friday 5PM -10PM, and Saturday 9AM Ė Midnight. Queen Creek Horseshoe Park, 20464 East Riggs Road. See Flyer for all details.
 
Saturday, March 13th
2nd Annual Renegade Classics Outlet Store Customer Appreciation Party. Come party with your friends at Renegade Classics from 9am - 4pm, Saturday, March 13th!!  Free Barbeque Lunch, Tons Of Vendors, Hourly Giveaways,  Bike Blessings from Pastor Jeff,  Bikini Bike Wash courtesy of the Dirty Dogg girls and 15-50% off most items with tons of winter closeouts. Leather chaps & jackets - 25% Off. Harley Davidson Boots - 15% Off. Helmets - 15% Off. Winter Gloves - 30% Off. Ladies Bling Belts - 20% Off. SEWING - 50% Off All Day. Join us for a Fun Filled Saturday. Renegade Classics is located at 3102 E. Cactus Rd. in Phoenix, AZ. 602-595-9597. www.renegadephoenix.com .
 
Saturday, March 13th
Abby's Angel Ride. Join us for Abby's Angel Ride to raise money for services and programs benefiting children in Arizona with Down syndrome. Ride begins at Toso's Sports Bar & Grill located at 2401 W. Union Hills Dr. Registration Begins at 8am. Ride starts at 10am. All vehicles welcome to participate. BBQ Lunch at Roadrunner Steakhouse & Saloon begins at Noon. $20 Singles, $30 Doubles. Includes Ride Pin, Breakfast and BBQ Lunch, Raffle Prizes, Poker Run, Entertainment, Ride Ends at 4pm. More information contact Wes Keyes. 602-820-8267. www.abbysangelride.org .
 
Saturday, March 13th
Charity Motorcycle Run to Benefit Angels on Call. Sponsored by Stardust Building Supplies. We provide no cost home repairs to low/fixed income home owners in the Phoenix Metro area. Our typical recipient is in the 100% poverty level. Therefore, leaving little to no room for home repairs. Aging adults and families with small children are our primary homeowner. If a water heater goes out, we will buy a new one (hopefully donated) and install it for free.Registration starts at 9am at Stardust located at 1720 W. Broadway Rd. in Mesa, AZ. Refreshments will be served. 1st 150 registered riders receive T-Shirt and Ride pin. $20 Single, $5 passenger. Raffle Tickets. Last card in at 2:30pm. More information at 480-233-5108. www.angelsoncall.org .
 
Extras
 
New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to www.facebook.com/cycleridescom . 1800 FANS!
Take a look at all the new photos posted on the wall. I invite you to post a picture of yourself by a sign or landmark from a trip you have taken, or a picture of you on your motorcycle. Or just share your favorite ride with 1600 other motorcycle enthusiasts. 
If you are not on Facebook, you can still view the page, but you will not be able to post. There will be a link there for you to sign up for Facebook if you are inclined.
 
This has to be the funniest police car chase I have ever seen.  Click Here to View.
 
Wow! This is one lucky guy. Amazing he made it through this day. Click Here to View
 
Video of the Week:
In light of our dubious political climate right now, I thought this video is a perfect example of the spin that we see in Washington DC. This is too funny. Click on the Video of the Week graphic on the page. Click Here to View.
 
 
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
 
Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
www.cyclerides.com
info@cyclerides.com
 

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