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Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
3/27/13
 
Greetings Riders,
 
Ladies and Gentlemen – Start Your Engines. . . Motorcycle Nirvana in the Valley of the Sun is just about to begin for at least the next 18 days. Soon, you will be seeing more motorcycles on the road than you have in a long time, and the weather could not be any better. If you haven’t already, it is time to air up the tires, dust off the seat, top off with gas, and get ready to ride.
 
And what better way to start riding than attending the opening night of the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports? After a 4 month winter hiatus, we are only hours away from kicking off the 2013 Spring Season of 14 consecutive Thursday Bike Nights at Westgate City Center. Normally, this night has coincided with the start of Arizona Bike Week, but this year, we get the honor of kicking off the Spring riding season with bike night on Thursday, March 28th from 5-9 PM. I invite you all to take advantage of awesome evening riding weather and help me kick it off this Thursday night.
 
There is always disappointment when it ends in the Fall, but the anticipation has been building this year and we are once again ready kick off what has become the largest bike night in the Southwest. Believe it or not, March 28th will begin the 5th season of the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night. In the past couple of years we have kicked off bike night during Arizona Bike Week. This year, we will be launching 2 weeks prior to the start of bike week. This enables us to get in the 14 week season that will end on Thursday, June 27th.
 
If you were there last year, you know the setting. In the midst of all the lights, billboards and 30'x50' LED Video screen, Westgate has created the feel of Times Square in the desert and on Thursdays it transforms into a mini Sturgis. Coyote Blvd., located adjacent to the $6 million dancing fountains will be blocked off for motorcycles only, as well as the entire events plaza and everywhere else you can find a place to park your bike. If critical mass creates energy, we have it here. Then throw in some music, lights, vendors, happening bars and restaurants like Saddleranch, McFaddens, Margaritaville and the Shout House, add the roar of a thousand motorcycles, and you've got yourself a party every Thursday night.
 
This year we will kick off bike night with the 7 piece band called “Fuel It”. The band is made up of master musicians that will bring us the classics of rock and roll of the 70’s and 80’s. I’m sure we will all enjoy the music that Fuel It will bring to us.
 
Bike Night Restaurant Specials.
I have worked very hard to get the restaurants to come up with some consistent bike night specials. I think they have stepped up very well this year to offer some good deals. There will be restaurant specials all season long that include offers from:
McFadden’s - 10% discount on your bill when you show your M-class license on Bike Night. Plus, bikers can enjoy regular happy hour specials, including $2 Bud/Bud Light Drafts, $3 Wells and $5 Appetizers from 4-7pm.
Calico Jack’s Cantina - $19.99 Bike Night Platters with Nacho chips, mini-chimis, onion rings and jalapeno poppers, plus a pitcher of domestic draft beer. Enjoy 10% off your bill when you show your M-class license on Bike Night.
The Shout! House - $9 Natural Black Angus Burger, Fries, and Beer special ($15 value) and a FREE cover for 2 card to come back on the weekend ($10 value) when you show your M-class license on Bike Night.
Kabuki - Take 15% off when you show your motorcycle license during Westgate Bike Night. Valid only during Westgate Bike Night events. Dine-in only. Valid only at Westgate City Center location. One offer per table per party. Not valid during Happy Hour and Reverse Happy Hour. Cannot be combined with any other offers or rewards. Excludes alcohol, tax, gratuity and gift card purchases.
Saddle Ranch - 2 chicken tacos for $5.50*. Classic pints of draft beer for only $3*. Plus, bikers can enjoy regular happy hour specials from 4-6:30pm with 50% off all appetizers and drinks. *Valid from 6:30pm to 10:00pm on all Bike Nights, excluding event days when there are concerts, sporting or other events at the Center, Stadium or Arena.
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville - 10% off entire food bill to anyone who presents their M-Class driver's license. Plus, bikers can enjoy happy hour from 4-7pm with 50% off appetizers, $3 well vodka, rum and gin drinks, $4 Landshark 20oz drafts and $5 Who’s to Blame Margaritas.
 
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports:
Arrowhead HD
Your local Harley-Davidson dealership and proud sponsor of the Cyclerides.com/Westgate Bike Night. Stop by and see the latest in what Harley-Davidson has to offer. Speak to one of our trained sales staff about what Harley-Davidson motorcycle would be right for you. We are located just South of 83rd Ave. and Bell Rd. 623-247-5542.
Ridenow Powersports
Stop by and talk to our staff at bike night or at one of our many valley locations. We feature many brands including Polaris, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, Can-Am, BMW, Victory, KTM, Spyder, and Ski-doo. Click Here for a list of our locations.
 
And to our Associate Sponsors Curly’s Customs
Curly's Customs. Curly's Customs is a full service Custom Paint & Body Shop for the motorcycle enthusiast. 623- 977-0339. Stop by and see them at Bike Night.
Victory Motorcycles of Scottsdale. We have all of the 2013 Victory motorcycles in stock for immediate purchase! In addition to carrying a full selection of new Victory motorcycles, we have the largest selection of PURE Victory apparel, accessories, and parts in Arizona. We also offer a fully-staffed service department with the latest MSD certifications. Located at 8420 E. Butherus Dr., Scottsdale. 480-607-7070.
 
 
The first 3 nights are likely to be pretty big leading up to Arizona Bike Week, so I would like to give you the schedule up to that time.
Thursday, March 28th: We will be in the normal location in the events plaza area next to Jobing.com Arena and the fountains featuring the music of “Fuel It”.
Thursday, April 4th: Due to a Coyotes Hockey game we will move one street to the North between the Yard house and the Theaters and will feature the music of the “Backstage Crew”.
Thursday, April 11th: We will be back to the the normal location and will feature our crowd favorite band “Sour Diesel Train Wreck” as the musical guest.
 
I am excited to once again provide a great event for everyone to ride to and share your passion of motorcycle riding. As always, I look forward to seeing each and everyone of you as we kick of the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports together on Thursday, March 28th. Hope to see you there. Be sure to stop by and say Hello!
 
As always, check the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night web page for upcoming special guests, musical acts and restaurant specials. Click Here to View. Please forward this newsletter to your riding pals who would also like to enjoy bike night.
 
Ride Safe and see you this week,
Barry
 

 
Bike Nights
 
NEW!!
Spurs Saloon Thursday Night Bike Night. Eastsiders!! You now have a great place for a Thursday Bike Night. Spurs Saloon located at 2394 N Alma School Rd. Chandler, AZ. has the PERFECT location for a bike night. Spurs has a Large outdoor patio with an outside bar and Plenty of motorcycle parking right next it. And the really good news. . . The patio is located on the East side of the building so it will be shaded from the sun in the late afternoon. Nick, the owner is very motorcycle friendly and you will feel welcomed any day of the week. He understands that good food and great service is important for any bike night. On Thursday nights you can enjoy the music of Mogollon’s Duo “George and Duane”. Show your Bike Key for 20% off food order - $4 Jack Daniels - $1.75 Domestic Bottles - $5 Pork Sliders. Raffles, Food and Drink specials, Designated Bike Parking, Huge outdoor patio and GREAT entertainment! Stop by and check it out, you will be glad you did. 2394 N Alma School Rd. Chandler, AZ. Just 2 miles South of 60 on Alma School Rd. Map.
 
This Week
 
Thursday, March 28th
Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night starts on Thursday, March 28th from 5-9 PM. This Thursday, you will once again be able to enjoy a party every Thursday night with Live Music, Vendors, Restaurants, parking on Coyote Blvd. next to the fountains and Hundreds of motorcycles to look at as they cruise by. This is the place to be on Thursday nights for sure. We will kick off this year with the 7 piece “Fuel It” Band for our Live entertainment. Weather should be great, I look forward to kicking off this new season on March 28th. Hope to see you there on opening night! Please pass on the word. Click Here for more information. Westgate City Center is located at the Loop 101 and Glendale Ave.
 
Saturday, March 30th
3rd Annual Rustler’s Run. Benefiting the Arizona Military Assistance Mission. Registration begins at 10AM at Buddy Stubbs HD located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. Ride starts at 1PM. $25 for Rider and $15 for each passenger. Raffle Prizes, Fun and a great cause. Plus, an autographed guitar by Toby Keith will be up for auction. All bikes and cars welcome.
 
Saturday, March 30th
Curly’s Customs Free Breakfast. Curly’s Customs will be hosting their Biscuits and Gravy breakfast Saturday, March 30th from 7:30 to 9:30 AM. Tiny and Sherry will be serving it up. Breakfast is on Curly’s. Everyone is invited. Stop by and see us this Saturday. Curly’s Customs is located at 12030 N. 111th Ave. in Youngtown, AZ 85363. Go to http://curlyscustoms.com/ for more information. 623-977-0339
 
Next Week
 
Friday & Saturday, April 5-6
Chester’s Harley-Davidson Backstage Biker Bash. Chester’s HD is back with their popular Backstage Biker Bash to kick of Arizona Bike Week Pre-Rally Days. This year featuring the legendary 80’s hard-rock bands GREAT WHITE and SLAUGHTER performing on Friday night! With 30 years of rock-n-roll under their belts. These two rock-n-roll icons are guaranteed to put on an unforgettable performance for NIGHT ONE of Chester’s 2013 BACKSTAGE BIKER BASH! NIGHT TWO of Backstage Biker Bash explodes with NIGHT RANGER, one of the most successful touring and recording bands of the 1980s! Chester’s concert venue at the dealership features a large outdoor stage, bike parking, food, vendors, charity benefit rides, contests, give-a ways, raffles, and of course, a beer garden. Gates open at 5:00 P.M. / Show begins at 6:00 P.M. $15 night General Admission or $20 for 2 night pass. Chester’s Harley-Davidson - 922 S Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210. For more ride and event details: 480-894-0404 or visit www.chestershd.com
 
Saturday, April 6th
Buddy Stubbs 9th Annual Bike Week Bash. The Bike Week Bash has continued to be the greatest pre-rally event of Arizona Bike Week, and 2013 will be no exception! Event time is 12pm – 8pm. Admission is always FREE. Featuring: Two Acre Miller Lite Beer Garden - Patron Margaritas - Bikini Contest - Great Food – Vendors - Museum Tours - Ample Parking - FREE Shuttle Service. Live music will fill the air all day from James Parks Band, North, Crown Kings, and Pete & the ShortCummings! In addition one lucky person in attendance will WIN A HARLEY-DAVIDSON® SPORTSTER® 1200 given away live on-stage! The event you don’t want to miss! Buddy Stubbs is located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix, AZ.
 
Saturday, April 6th
Chandler Harley-Davidson WFF MMA Cage Girl Contest. Do you have what it takes to be a WFF MMA Cage Girl? Come find out Saturday, April 6th. Chandler Harley-Davidson is hosting a Cage Girl Contest from Noon to 2 PM. COME VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE! The winner will be an official Chandler HD Cage Girl during the April 19th WFF MMA Fight at Wild Horse Casino. Ladies, it’s FREE to enter! To sign up, email: mhains@ridenow.com . Chandler HD is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226. 480-496-6800.
 
Saturday, April 6th
“Colon” All Angels. Colon All Angels - Ride a Bike, Save a Butt! Please join the Colon Cancer Alliance, Chapter of Central Arizona, and the motorcycle riders of the Valley in riding to raise money for the Blue Note Fund that provides financial assistance to Colon Cancer patients currently in active treatment. With your help, we can increase rates of screening, survivorship, provide patient support, education, research and advocacy for those suffering from this terrible disease. Colon cancer is PREVENTABLE, TREATABLE AND BEATABLE!!!! Ride starts at Connollys in Cave Creek at 12:30 with Lunch. $25 solo / $40 couple. First 150 will get a run pin! Ride fee gets you Lunch at Connolly's and into Chester's Harley Davidson's Backstage Biker Bash party/concert! To pre-register go to www.colonallangels.webs.com or visit www.twogalsevents.com - Connolly's Sports Grill, 2605 W Carefree HWY, Phoenix, AZ 85085. This ride is sponsored by Chuck Franklin Law, Renegade Tap & Kitchen, Chester's Harley Davidson and Connolly's Sports Bar.
 
Saturday, April 6th
Full Throttle Poker Run. All proceeds benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arizona. Registration will begin 8-9am at the Main Street Park in Florence. SW corner on Main and 121 W. 22nd st. Enjoy a 160 mile ride through Globe/Superior and back to Florence. Prizes for the best and worst hands. Raffle prizes. $25 includes T-shirt, 1 pin and raffle ticket. $15 includes t-shirt.
 
Saturday, April 6th
Arizona Rattlers Bike Night. Come to the game and watch Mrs. C. and I ride our motorcycles onto the field with “FANG” just prior to the game. Ride to U.S. Airways to see the hard-hitting, adrenaline-inducing action of your World Champion Rattlers battle the San Jose Sabercats. Take advantage of this bike night special and save $10 off any lower bowl seat. For tickets call 602-514-8383 and mention offer code BW046 or go to www.ticketmaster.com and reference the same code. Game time 5:30 PM. Free motorcycle parking.
 
Saturday, April 7th
Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale 2nd Annual Bike Week Blast-Off Party. Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale Second Annual Bike Week Blast-Off Party! Is it OK to break bad on a Sunday? If you’re a biker with a need to party, you bet it is! Last year proved that the biggest, best and baddest party takes place on a Sunday! This year we’re doing it up even bigger and better at our world-class Demo and Training Facility, with the original and all-time favorite biker band, John Kay and Steppenwolf, in concert!! Your generous host, Bob Parsons is offering free admission to all riders, for this amazing party and concert! Just show your motorcycle endorsement and your in! A Bob Parsons party needs little explanation other than, DON’T MISS IT! Adult beverages, Go AZ Girls, live music, food, fun and a chance to win a 2013 Softail® Slim™!! To register to win this awesome bike, logon to: www.hdofscottsdale.com/win_a_slim. Drawing will be held on-stage just prior to John Kay and Steppenwolf taking the stage (must be present to win). Saddle up and get there - PLENTY of bike parking! Just in case you need convincing, you can check out all the details at www.hdofscottsdale.com. Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale - 15600 N Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale. 480-905-1903
 
Extras
 
Mid Week Updates will be made on the Cyclerides.com Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Cyclerides.com Facebook. Over 4100 FANS! Take a look at all the new photos posted on the wall. 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. Click the LIKE button!

I’ve heard of using a three iron, but never a “tree” iron. Sergio Garcia has one. What a shot! Click Here to View.

One of those great candid camera gags with a magician. Click Here to View.

Video of the Week. These guys will never cease to amaze me. Wish I had the guts to try it. Click Here to View. Click on the Video of the Week graphic on the page.

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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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