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Greetings Riders,
Well, pre-rally days for Arizona Bikeweek is now over and it is time to get down to business at Westworld for Cyclefest. Mrs. C. and I took advantage of the beautiful riding weather while sticking with the itinerary that I had posted in the newsletter last week. One thing that I have noticed so far are the large crowds at the events and the amount of bikes on the road already. In fact, I even ran into a group from Idaho that were down here already for the event. It looks like my original inclination is turning out to be correct in that this could be one of our bigger bike week’s in quite a while. All of the events have been VERY well attended so far including Cave Creek and the Hideaway which have been extremely busy. It is really nice to see all of the bikes out and about, and being able to see friends that we haven’t seen for a while and getting the opportunity to meet readers of the newsletter. Thanks to all who have said Hey!
As you all know, Cyclefest at Westworld starts on Wednesday with the vendors opening and the start of the daily concerts including Quiet Riot, Puddle of Mudd, REO Speedwagon and Tesla. There will be over 100 vendors, demo rides and activities throughout the day. Go to to see all of the listing of events. 
Finally! The day is near. On Thursday, March 29th, I am excited to be kicking off the Westgate Bike Night presented by the Law Tigers. It has been a long off season and I am ready to rock on Thursday nights. This will be the beginning of 14 consecutive Thursday nights for bike night this season that will end on June 28th. We are combining this night with a Phoenix Coyotes game night. So not only will there be a couple thousand bikes rolling through, there will be 10,000 Coyotes fans checking them out. Should be one heck of a night. We have several vendors setting up including the latest custom creations from Jim Nasi Customs, Arrowhead HD, Ridenow Powersports, Curly’s Customs and more.
You will enjoy Live Music with Sour Diesel Trainwreck featuring their great blend of Southern Rock. Food and drink specials include Calico Jack's - $3 Tacos, $2 Bud and Coors Original, The Shout House - $7 Burger, Fries, and a Beer, Shane's Rib Shack is offering a FREE 10 piece Traditional Chicken Wings Basket with the purchase of any Full Rack Rib Plate. Value $7.99. Saddleranch is offering a FREE bull ride to any biker presenting a “M” class license. If you would like to check out part of a hockey game while you are there, the Coyotes are offering riders upper level seats at $20 per ticket ($40 value) or lower level for $50 ($75 value).  Simply go to and put in the special offer code “puck” to create the account to order your discounted tickets.
As a result of sharing the night with the Coyotes we have had to give up a little parking inside, but we have a huge lot on each side to accommodate overflow. Street opens at 5 PM for parking. Live Music from 6-9 PM. There will be limited access down Coyote Blvd. while hockey fans are coming in for about 45 minutes, but it will be open all night before and after that for cruising the boulevard. I am REALLY excited to kick off the Westgate Bike Night presented by the Law Tigers this Thursday night. Hope to see you all ride through tomorrow night and enjoy the fun. See you there!
Thursday, March 29th Westgate Bike Night presented by The Law Tigers: Don’t miss opening night!
Where: Westgate City Center, Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. SE Corner. Next to Arena.
When: Thursday nights beginning March 29th – June 28th
Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
What: Bike Night. Live Music, Food, Fun, Vendors, Motorcycles and Sturgis Style Cruising down Coyote Blvd. Live Music with Sour Diesel Trainwreck.
As for me this week, I will be sticking with my itinerary below. Hope to see you all at some point this week, you can’t miss the bright red Mako Glide. Please ride safe and drink responsibly.
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Tidbits and Updates:
My Personal Bike Week Itinerary:
Wednesday: March 28th - Wednesday’s Riding for Kids at Buddy Stubbs. Nice 230 mile ride through Northern Arizona.
Thursday: March 29th – Hosting the Westgate Bike Night Presented by The Law Tigers. Come help us kick off the first Bike Night of the season. 5-9 PM. Live Music with Sour Diesel Trainwreck, Vendors, LOTS of BIKES! Then head out to the Puddle of Mudd concert at Westworld.
Friday: March 30th - The Hamsters Charity “Dry Heat” Run! This is a huge run that begins at Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation and goes to Greasewood Flat. Friday night we will be at Cyclefest to see the REO Speedwagon concert.
Saturday: March 31st - The 13th Annual Torch Ride. Mrs. C. and I will be helping lead this Escorted ride with the Outlaws band members for a scenic ride to Chester’s HD for the Outlaws concert. We will then be off to Cyclefest to enter the Mako Glide into Baddest Bagger Show presented by Bagger Nation and American Bagger magazine. Another good ride would be the “Puttin for Pooches” ride for the Humane Society leaving from Chandler Harley-Davidson.
Sunday: April 1st - Mrs. C. and I will be helping lead this Escorted ride, the 1st Annual Crusaders for the Children “Child Empowerment Ride” from Arrowhead Harley-Davidson to Cyclefest with Opie and Lyla from the “Sons of Anarchy” TV show. This is now going to be an Escorted ride. Opie and Lyla will be available for Photo Op’s at both locations. Then will head down to Chester’s to see Mogollon in Concert at the end of Lagan’s Ride.

This Week
Wednesday, March 28th
Wednesday's Riding for Kids. Sponsored by H.O.G. Chapter 93. This is the longest ride of AZ Bike Week and one that I go on every year and will be there again this year for the 230 mile ride through Northern Arizona. Every year this ride attracts over several hundred riders. Sign up at Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. Registration from 6:30am - 10am. Cost is $35 per person with shirts and pins to the first 400 entrants. This also includes admission into Cyclefest at Westworld where the ride will end at the Buddy Stubbs tent. Prizes will be drawn at 6:30pm. All proceeds go to Camp Courage Burn Camp for Kids.
Thursday, March 29th
Ride with Tucson Harley-Davidson to Arizona Bike Week. Ride departs Tucson HD at 4 PM and ends at Arizona Bike Week. Tickets are normally $20 per person, but ride with us and we will cover $5 of the price. That means tickets are only $15 if you leave with us from Tucson Harley-Davidson. Concert tickets for Puddle of Mudd at 9 PM also included with the ride. Not only that, ride participants will receive a service special with 15% off Drag Specialties Parts and Labor. ANYTHING in the Fat Book. Register at Tucson HD with a parts or Motorclothes cashier. Located at 7355 N. I-10 Eastbound Frontage Rd. in Tucson, AZ. 520-751-3380.
Thursday, March 29th Westgate Bike Night presented by The Law Tigers: Don’t miss opening night!
Where: Westgate City Center, Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. SE Corner. Next to Arena.
When: Thursday nights beginning March 29th – June 28th
Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
What: Bike Night. Live Music, Food, Fun, Vendors, Motorcycles and Sturgis Style Cruising down Coyote Blvd. Live Music with Sour Diesel Trainwreck.
Friday, March 30th
Chandler Harley-Davidson MDA Heroes Ride. Rev Your Engine – Warm Your Heart. For a $30 minimum donation per motorcyclist and $15 per passenger you can join Chandler Harley-Davidson and MDA on a scenic ride ending at Arizona Bike Week. Riders receive a Pancake Breakfast, Entry to ABW, 2 Raffle Tickets, MDA Heroes Ride souvenir T-Shirt to the first 100 registered before March 10th. Check In, Registration at Chandler HD, 10 AM, 10:30 AM, 11 AM. Scenic Ride to Arizona Bike Week at 1:30 PM. Raffle held at Chandler HD tent. Want to do more? Fundraise and earn rewards such as MDA T-Shirts, Pins and a chance to appear on the Phoenix broadcast of the MDA Labor Day Telethon while helping the families served by MDA in Arizona. Don’t forget – donations are tax deductible. Chandler HD is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ. 480-496-6800.
Friday, March 30th
The Hamsters Charity “Dry Heat” Run! Come Ride with The Hamster Custom Motorcycle Group whose members include some very famous names in the industry such as Arlen Ness, Dave Perewitz, Paul Yaffe, Donny Smith, Myron Larrabee, and the list goes on and on! Every year the Hamsters invade the valley for Arizona Bike Week to enjoy the great weather, riding and the entertainment that goes with it! This year we’ve planned the second annual Hamster Dry Heat Run with proceeds to benefit The Children’s Care Hospital and School of South Dakota. We all love Sturgis and the Black Hills residents that embrace our pilgrimage to their state every year. This is a great opportunity to support the kids and say thank you for providing us a place to celebrate our lifestyle year after year. We will meet at Paul Yaffe Originals between 9:00am and 10:45am. The ride will depart at 11:00am. Lunch will be served at Greasewood Flat in beautiful North Scottsdale at 12:30pm with awesome prize giveaways, a 50/50 drawing, Live music by Cell Phone Cowboys and an opportunity to spend the afternoon "Hamster style". The run will wrap up at Cyclefest in WestWorld in the Handlebar Saloon at 5:00pm. REO SPEEDWAGON will hit the stage to round off this awesome day! Registration includes: Ride with the Hamsters!! / Door Prize Ticket / Lunch at Greasewood Flat / Entry into Cyclefest for REO Speedwagon, live in concert! Click Here To Register Pre Register: $30 per rider / $20 per passenger Day of Event: $35 per rider, $25 per passenger **All proceeds to benefit The Black Hills Children’s Care** Ride route maps given at time of registration. Paul Yaffe Originals / Bagger Nation - 2211 E Indian School Road in Phoenix,
Saturday, March 31st
American Legion Post 75 2nd Annual Hog Roast & Poker Run. Help us help homeless vets and support Patriot Guard Rider’s. Registration at 10625 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. PGR Swap Meet 7 AM – Noon. Poker run starts at 9 AM. Dinner served from 5 – 7 PM. Entertainment starts at 7 PM. $20 per rider for poker run and dinner. $15 passenger.
Saturday, March 31st
13th Annual Special Olympics Torch Ride. Don’t miss the 13th ANNUAL TORCH RIDE with Chester’s Harley-Davidson to benefit the Special Olympics Arizona. Mrs. C. and I will be leading this ride with the band members of the Outlaws. There are some major changes on this very popular ride. This year join 1000's of riders benefiting Special Olympics of Arizona with a new start location at The Pavilions-Scottsdale (Indian Bend & Loop 101). Registration 8 AM-10 AM. Fully police escorted scenic ride departs at 10AM sharp to ride the back roads back to Chester's HD Backstage Biker Bash for a concert by the OUTLAWS. Pre-register at or day of event. Registration fees are $25 per person (incl. ride, lunch, ride pin & Outlaw concert), or $35 VIP per person (incl. ride with band members, lunch, ride pin & VIP concert access). For more information:
Saturday, March 31st
Hogs for Heroes sponsored by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson. The funds raised at our events goes to the families of officer's who make the ultimate sacrifice or sustain serious injury in the line of duty. Last year we had over 600 riders support this run. Registration - 8:30am - noon, Ride starts - 9am. Come out and ride with Arizona's premier Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club "The Choir Boys LEMC". This is a great scenic ride through the north valley beginning at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and ending at Cyclefest at WestWorld. This is a non escorted ride, so you can ride at your own pace. Last year's ride raised over $15,000 for law enforcement families in Arizona. Pre-register at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson 16130 N Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive - Peoria, AZ 85382. Ride fee: $25/rider & $15/passenger (free ride pin to the first 500 registered) Or register day of the event. Ride fee includes one raffle ticket and admission to Cyclefest for the Tesla concert. Arrowhead Harley-Davidson - 16130 N. Arrowhead Center Drive in Peoria.
Saturday, March 31st
4th Annual Puttin’ for Pooches Motorcycle Run benefitting the animals of the Arizona Humane Society. Chandler Harley-Davidson® will kick-off AHS’ Puttin’ for Pooches ride, arming riders with breakfast, one-on-one store guidance, and the opportunity to meet our very own adoptable's. AHS will provide participants with: ticket into Cyclefest and the Tesla concert; (4) complimentary raffle tickets (to be redeemed at (4) checkpoints); t-shirt; and patch. Riders will stop at (5) pre-determined Valley sites for the chance to win fun prizes! The ride includes lunch and culminates at Cyclefest at WestWorld. Register online starting January 31 at, or day-of at Chandler Harley-Davidson® $30/rider, $15/passenger. Signup 9 AM, breakfast 9:30AM, Ride at 10 AM. Contact Karen Scott at 602-997-7586 x1039 with questions. Chandler Harley-Davidson® - 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler.
Sunday, April 1st
1st Annual Crusaders for the Children – “Child Empowerment Ride” Featuring cast members from the “Sons of Anarchy” Opie and Lyla. Sponsored by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson. Due to the popularity of this ride, it is now going to be escorted! The final run of AZ Bike Week 2012!! Join the Crusaders for the Children and cast members from the FX television series, Sons of Anarchy in ushering in Child abuse awareness month. What better way to awaken the community to recognize the plight of these little ones than with the ROAR of motorcycles? Registration will start at 8:30am at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson® with breakfast. At 11:30am Opie and Lyla from SOA will lead the pack to Cyclefest at WestWorld. This event will wrap up with the SOA cast signing autographs and various raffles occurring from 1pm to 5pm. All funds raised at this event are used within the local community to support child shelters, group and foster programs and events. Click Here to Pre-register online or at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson® $25/rider and $15/passenger, Day of registration $30/rider and $20/passenger. Fee includes breakfast, ride and admission to Cyclefest. Arrowhead Harley-Davidson® - 16130 N. Arrowhead Center Drive in Peoria.

Mid Week Updates will be made on the Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Facebook. Over 3700 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!

Trask Performance:
Arizona Bike Week. Trask Performance will be at West World in Scottsdale March 28th through April 1st. We will be show casing our latest builds and turbo systems, come by our booth to see how we can help you trick out your ride.

If you give an IPad to your parents, make sure they know what it is for. Language is in German, but you will figure out what they are saying. Funny stuff. Click Here to View

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Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,

Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"

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