Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
3/24/10
 
Greetings Riders,
 
Well, with life getting in the way, I haven't been able to enjoy this fabulous riding weather as much as I would like to, but at least Mrs. C. and I were able to get out Sunday afternoon for a few hours and put on 110 miles. It wasn't a lot, but for some reason it went a long way in massaging between the ears where I needed the moto-therapy. We left the West side of the valley with our destination being Bartlett Lake with the intent to enjoy viewing the wildflowers covering the mountains near the lake.
 
We left the West valley and pointed to Carefree Hwy. heading East then taking the scenic route through Cave Creek before reaching our turn to Bartlett Dam Rd. approximately 4 miles NE of Pima Rd. From there it is a 13 mile ride down to the lake through several twisties before a straight downhill with a great view of the lake. As we were riding along enjoying the day and the route, I kept waiting to get my first glimpse of a hill covered with yellow poppies like I had seen a couple of years ago. Unfortunately on this day all I got was a flashback to when I was 6 years old and it had nothing to do with yellow poppies.
 
This is going to sound kind of strange, but this is why I call riding, moto-therapy, because you can let your mind be renewed, flushing out the challenging thoughts while conjuring up desirable ones from the past. I remember when I was a little kid and got a 100 pack of Black Cat firecrackers. When I got older I would just light the whole pack and let them rip, but at age 6, I wanted to savor the experience by hearing each one of them to go off individually. So I would set them on the ground, light them with my punk, cover my ears and let them explode. But sometimes I would be anticipating the big bang and all I would get was just get a dull pop. We called them a "dud". That explanation was a long way to get here, but that is what I felt when I got to the hills next to Bartlett Lake hoping for a big bang of wildflowers, but all I got was a dull pop. The lack of flowers were a dud to what I was anticipating.
 
Although it wasn't was I was hoping for, it was still a beautiful day, on a beautiful road to a very nice riding destination especially with the mountains being covered with cactus and lush green vegetation due to the recent rains. And the good news, I will have an excellent excuse to do it all over again when the wildflowers are in full bloom. Next weekend we plan to head to Tortilla Flat, my favorite ride in the valley. Hopefully we will be greeted with plenty of color. If you have not done the Bartlett Lake Ride, I would highly recommend it. Be sure and take the 4 mile ride to Rattlesnake Cove. Another good ride on your way out is to turn right and take the road till the pavement ends about 4 miles. Very pretty back there. Click Here for Day Ride feature. If you were out there riding, Sunday afternoon, check out the pictures link below. I took a few of riders going by. You might be in there.
 
Click Here for some really pretty photos that shows some good Arizona riding that I took on Sunday.
If you like photos of flowers, Rusty Childress of Main Event Imaging took some great close ups of flowers out there. Click Here.

 
Bike Night Updates - 2 New ones!
 
Westgate kicked off the upcoming Cyclerides.com Bike Nights in a big way this past Thursday night!
Take advantage of these nights to get the bike out and spend
some fun times with your riding friends.
 
Westgate Bike Night in Association with Cyclerides.com. Bike Nights are now in full swing. Westgate started last Thursday with an estimated 1500 riders that made their way through the venue that night. There were so many bikes that Coyote Blvd. had to be closed off at 6:30pm with the overflow lots filling up as well. Thanks to all who came out. It was an exciting night. This week we have the U.S. Navy Band "The Destroyers" taking the stage in center court to kick off U.S. Navy Week. This 8 piece band plays current music trends while refining and polishing the classics that everyone has grown to love.  The result is an exciting, high caliber performance with something for every audience member. You will enjoy. National Anthem to be played and sung by "The Destroyers" at 6pm with support by the Patriot Guard Riders. Special Guest Builder Nick Trask of Trask Performance will be on display. Click Here for photos from last week.
 
NEW THIS WEEK!
Cyclerides.com Downtown Scottsdale Bike Night starts this Wednesday, March 24th 6-10pm. Craftsman Ct. located in Old Town Scottsdale between 3rd ave. and 5th ave. will be blocked for motorcycle only parking from 6-10pm every Wednesday night through June 30th. A lot of you might remember this location from when Arizona Bikeweek did their Tuesday Night parties on this same street. This is an excellent location for a city street bike night as it has 4 restaurants on the street and 3 of them with outdoor patios. You can sit outside, eat dinner and watch the bikes roll by from Upper Deck Sports Grill, Dos Gringos, ACME Bar & Grill and Whitehouse. There will be music on the street as well as vendors with motorcycle displays from our Sponsor Hacienda Harley-Davidson. The weather should be great for an evening ride. Stop by this Wednesday and help us kick off this first night.
Click Here for Map and Details. See you there!
 
NEW!! Next TUESDAY, March 30th.
Cyclerides.com Downtown Chandler Bike Night. For the riders in the Southeast Valley, the Downtown Chandler Bike Night is back on. This year, the night for motorcycles in Chandler changed. It is now on Tuesday nights. The really good news is that the road will be blocked off for motorcycle only traffic which will make this a much more safe and enjoyable event. Thanks to the City and the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership for making this happen. Once again we will have vendors, music and participating bars and restaurants for you to enjoy. I will bring more details to you as I get them. Downtown Chandler is located just 5.5 miles South of U.S. 60 on Arizona Ave. adjacent to Dr. AJ Chandler Park. (MAP) Bike Night will be from 6pm - 10pm. Look forward to seeing all of you back again this year!
 
Billet Bar Bike Night has moved to Wednesdays!
The Bike Night At The Billet Bar.  The Billet Bar has now moved bike night to Wednesday nights as well as Thursdays to take advantage of all of the bikes expected to be in town for the Downtown Scottsdale Bike Night. 
Not only that, Billet Bar is now serving food cooked right there on the grill!
That's right, Myron now has a grill and is serving up 1/4 pound cheeseburgers and chips right there hot off the grill for $6.50 Wednesday - Sunday. On bike night enjoy happy hour pricing on drinks all night long. Click Here for 2 for 1 coupon for your first drink. Print it out and bring it in to redeem. See details below. The Billet Bar is located on Scottsdale Rd. just South of Indian School Rd. in Downtown Scottsdale.
 

 
Highlights This Week
 
Wednesday, March 24th
Chester's Harley-Davidson Garage Party. LEAVE THE MEN AT HOME!!
Calling all ladies to Chester's HD for a fun Garage Party evening.
 
Saturday, March 27th
Buddy Stubbs Hogs and Dogs and Celebrating National Garage Party Month.
The usual Buddy Stubbs great end of the month party is also the Harley-Davidson Garage Party for Women.
From 11am - 3pm everyone enjoy Free Hot Dogs, Drinks, Live Music and Museum Tours.
 

 
Bike Nights This Week
 
Tuesday
 
NEW!! Next TUESDAY, March 30th.
Cyclerides.com Downtown Chandler Bike Night. For the riders in the Southeast Valley, the Downtown Chandler Bike Night is back on! This year, the night for motorcycles in Chandler changed. It is now on Tuesday nights. The really good news is that the road will be blocked off for motorcycle only traffic which will make this a much more safe and enjoyable event. Thanks to the City and the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership for making this happen. Once again we will have vendors, music and participating bars and restaurants for you to enjoy. I will bring more details to you as I get them. Downtown Chandler is located just 5.5 miles South of U.S. 60 on Arizona Ave. adjacent to Dr. AJ Chandler Park. (MAP) Bike Night will be from 6pm - 10pm. Look forward to seeing all of you back again this year!
 
Wednesday
 
Cyclerides.com Downtown Scottsdale Bike Night. Starts Wednesday, March 24th!
For those of you on the East side of town, you have not been forgotten. This is something that I have wanted to do for a few years, and it is finally happening. I will be starting a new bike night in Downtown Scottsdale on Wednesday nights. Many of you might remember a few years ago when Arizona Bike Week had the Tuesday night party on Craftsman Ct. in Downtown Scottsdale. We will be re-creating that great party by blocking off Craftsman Ct. between 3rd Ave. and 5th Ave., just West of Scottsdale Rd. each Wednesday night for motorcycle only parking. This is the same location as the Downtown Scottsdale Block Party.
 
Four bars and restaurants on this street will be participating in this event with Bike Night specials including:
Upper Deck Sports Grill,
Dos Gringos, 
Whitehouse and
Acme Bar & Grill. 
Three of these places have outdoor patios and are set up perfect for a bike night. Plenty of trees and a nice ambiance around. We will have music, vendors, food specials, drink specials and plenty of plenty of fun as we head into riding season. 
 
Put Wednesday, March 24th on your calendar for the Cyclerides.com Downtown Scottsdale Bike Night. More information to follow in the letter next week.
Thanks to Hacienda Harley-Davidson in Scottsdale as our first sponsor of this event. Be sure to stop by their display to see the latest in Harley-Davidson and Custom motorcycles.
If you would like to be a Sponsor or a Vendor at this event, email me at info@cyclerides.com. Should be a great place for a Wednesday night bike night in Scottsdale. Click Here For Information Page and for photos of the street, restaurants and an aerial view. Should be fun!
 
 
New!!
Billet Bar Bike Night has moved to Wednesdays!
The Bike Night At The Billet Bar.  The Billet Bar has now moved bike night to Wednesday nights as well as Thursdays to take advantage of all of the bikes expected to be in town for the Downtown Scottsdale Bike Night. 
Not only that, Billet Bar is now serving food cooked right there on the grill!
That's right, Myron now has a grill and is serving up 1/4 pound cheeseburgers and chips right there hot off the grill for $6.50 every day of the week. On bike night enjoy happy hour pricing on drinks all night long. Click Here for 2 for 1 coupon for your first drink. Print it out and bring it in to redeem.
 
This is the perfect time of year to set on the patio and watch the action on Scottsdale. The Billet was 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. 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.
 
Thursday Night
 
The wait is finally over. Welcome back to "The Times Square In The Desert". The Westgate Bike Night in Association with Cyclerides.com that turned out to be one of the most talked about and best attended bike nights this State has ever seen There was some disappointment when it ended last July 2nd, but the anticipation has been building this year and we kicked it off in a huge way on March 18th with an estimated 1500 bikes. We hope to make this one even better than last year with different programming every week. Click Here for Photos from last week.
 
Attractions This Week:
 
Special Guest Motorcycle Builder and performance expert Nick Trask will be Featuring his turbo systems. This will be your opportunity to meet Nick and see how he can improve the performance of your bike. 
 
Our musical guest for the 18th will be the U.S. Navy Band "The Destroyers" taking the stage in center court to kick off U.S. Navy Week. This 8 piece band plays current music trends while refining and polishing the classics that everyone has grown to love.  The result is an exciting, high caliber performance with something for every audience member. You will enjoy. National Anthem to be played and sung by "The Destroyers" at 6pm with support by the Patriot Guard Riders.
 
Click Here to view the new Westgate Bike Night Web Cam. Page automatically refreshes every 10 seconds. Will be live every Thursday for bike night from 5pm - 10pm.
 
I would like to give special thanks to our Sponsors of the Westgate Bike Night.
Please visit their booths at the event and click their links below to learn more about them.
 
Petersen Johnson is a local Arizona law firm, whose attorneys have over 60 years of combined legal experience in Accident/Injury law and DUI/Criminal Defense law.  We have substantial experience in representing riders injured in motorcycle accidents.  Ron Petersen and Brad Johnson are involved in every injury case.  We discount our fees; never our service.  Please call us locally at 602-650-1200 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Cycle Hitch. This is a great new innovation. The Cycle Hitch allows you to effortlessly load your bike in less than 4 minutes. And the best news is that you do not need to own a pick-up truck, trailer, or find a friend to help you. Goes right back into the box when you are done. Show special for $299.00.
Fusion Powder Coating. Professional powder coating for everything metal from motorcycles and sand rails to fencing. Stop 
by their booth and see examples of their work.
Trask Performance. A full service shop specializing in high performance upgrades and dyno tuning.  Let our team of professionals fulfill your performance needs and unlock your bike’s full potential.
 
For the duration of this run over the next 14 weeks, I will be updating the Westgate Bike Night page with the weekly photos, restaurant specials, special guests, musical guests and programming. So bookmark this page and check back every week to see what is coming up. I look forward to seeing you all this week at Westgate. Westgate City Center is located on the SE Corner of the Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. in Glendale next to Jobing.com Arena and University of Phoenix Stadium.
 
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
 
Wednesday, March 24th
Chester's Harley-Davidson Garage Party. LEAVE THE MEN AT HOME!! Calling all ladies to Chester's HD for a fun Garage Party evening. Enjoy free wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, door prize giveaways, informative workshops , a chance to win a trip for 4 to LA, & much more. No sales pitch, just the opportunity to get information on riding, ask questions in a non-intimidating, no pressure environment. We have a lot of lady riders that work here, all of whom will be on hand along with many ladies from our HOG chapter. They will be sharing with you their passion for the sport and the lifestyle. We are thrilled to have Valerie Thompson on hand that evening. Valerie broke the world record on her motorcycle at the Bonneville salt flats. More than 340 miles per hour!! She'll be discussing her passion for motorcycle racing & how she started. You will not be disappointed! Bring your girlfriends. Call to reserve your spot – 480-894-0404. Chester's Harley-Davidson located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ.
 
Saturday, March 27th
5th Annual Agent Orange Ride. This ride benefits The Order of the Silver Rose, recognizing and honoring our Vietnam and other Veterans, exposed, suffering and dying from Agent Orange and it's effects. For additional info go to http://www.silverrose.org/ $25 Solo. $35 Double. Sign in at Evolution Custom Cycles 617 S. McClintock, Tempe 8-10 AM. Door and Raffle Prizes-Early Registration Prize Drawing & More.  Register early and become eligible for a "Special Drawing"! For additional info, contact Buffalo Rick 602-992-4578. buffalorick@mac.com.
 
Saturday, March 27th
Buddy Stubbs Hogs and Dogs and Celebrating National Garage Party Month. The usual Buddy Stubbs great end of the month party is also the Harley-Davidson Garage Party for Women. From 11am - 3pm everyone enjoy Free Hot Dogs, Drinks, Live Music and Museum Tours.
And for Women Riders, make plans to attend a fun women's-only seminar.
**Learn how to pick up a dropped bike.  
**Learn how a Dyno Tune can help your engine.
**Learn Service Tips.
**Visit our Fit Shop to maximize control, comfort, & confidence on your bike.
2 sessions: 11:30am and 1:00pm.
Every Woman who attends the seminar will get entered in the ultimate girls weekend in Las Angeles sweepstakes, plus receive a free photo & goodie bag! Sign up now. Call 602-971-3400. www.buddystubbs.com .
 
Saturday, March 27th
4th Annual "Legacy" Rally and Poker Run. All proceeds to go The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund which supports children of fallen military heroes. Registration 8 am to 10 am, first bike out at 9 am; last bike in at 1 pm. Ride starts and ends at American Legion Post 29, 57th Drive, between Grand Ave and Glendale Ave.  $20 per bike, $10 per passenger includes lunch at the end of the ride.  Music, food, fun ride, door prizes, and ride pins to first 150 registered.  1st prize $250, worst hand $100. More information: Fred Manske. fmanske_air@msn.com .
 
Saturday, March 27th
2nd Annual Branded Abolition Ride. 100% of the proceeds from  the raffle tickets and Abolition Ride registrations will benefit BrandedPHX & StreetLight's Programs. The 2nd Annual BRANDED Abolition Raffle Ride to End Child Sex Slavery in Phoenix, is raising awareness and resources for the fight against child sex slavery in Phoenix. Raffle Ride Starts at the Cornerstone Church located at 1595 S. Alma School Road, South of 202. 7:30 - 8:30am - Check-in and Register. 9:00am - Bikes Out. Raffle prizes and 50/50 Raffle at finish with FREE food and Music! Free T-Shirt for the first 75 riders to register! Pre-Register Online before March 24: $20-single, $30-two-up. Day-Of Registration: $25 single, $35 two-up. For more info e-mail: branded@fh.org or call 480.609.7762.
 
Saturday, March 27th
Sons of American Legion & American Legion Riders Motorcycle Show. All proceeds benefit the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation and the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. Please Join the Sons of The American Legion & American Legion Riders of Post 58 in Fountain Hills, AZ for a BIG party at 11AM on March 27, 2010. This event is a Motorcycle Show / Motorcycle Auction. There will be food, adult beverages served at an open patio bar, 50/50 Raffle and Raffle prizes! This event is Free for the General Public. The Bike Show Entry Fee is $10.00 per bike. This is a RIDE IN ONLY Bike Show. There will be 6 classes for trophies: Peoples’ Choice, Women's, Metric, Custom, American Touring, & American Sport. Bike Show Registration is from 9AM to NOON. HEMI DAVE POWERTRAIN will be playing from 2pm – 6pm, and Awards will be presented at 3PM, There will be a live auction for Bikes. This event is open to the general public. All Bikes are welcome. Information call Michael Casey 480-399-6087 or e-mail mikecasey1957@yahoo.com.
 
Saturday, March 27th
Spring of LIFE Church Presents Loops For the Troops 2010. This will be a ride and Blessing of the Bikes Honoring all United States Military, Active & Retired, as well as our Police & Fire Departments and Emergency Medics. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. in the front parking lot of Spring of Life Church, 1330 S. Crismon Rd. in Mesa. (the northwest corner of HWY 60 and Crismon). The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and is expected to last approximately 30 minutes, followed by a 55 mile ride covering the Santan Freeway, Arizona 101, and the Red Mountain Freeway. Upon return, a free lunch and drinks will be served. Pocket Biker Bible provided upon request. For more information contact 480-389-5937 or bikers@springoflife.org . This is a regional event sponsored by the Motorcycle Ministry of Spring of Life Christian Church.
 
Saturday, March 27th
1st Annual Jacob's Journey House. All proceeds will go to support Jacob's Journey House and My Fathers House. Registration at 8am, run Starts 9am at Arrowhead HD located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Ftn Ctr. Dr. in Peoria, AZ. 75 mile road ride ends 12 Noon at My Fathers House located at 3030 W. Van Buren St. in Phoenix. $15 donation for Rider, $10 donation for Passenger. Includes lunch, 2 Raffle Tickets and One poker hand. At the end of the ride there will be food & beverage, live music, raffles, prizes, children's zone,  etc. More information email jacobsjourneyhouse@yahoo.com. or www.jacobsjourneyhouse.yolasite.com .  
 
Saturday, March 27th
NASCAR's "Victory Junction Gang" Charity Benefit Ride. Come join our Charity benefit ride for Nascar’s Victory Junction Gang, which was founded by Kyle Petty. $20 single, $25 double. Register from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Renegade Classics – 3201 E. Cactus Road. Ends at Dirty Dogg Saloon in Scottsdale. Fashion Show sponsored by Renegade Classics, Live Music, Raffles, 50-50 Drawing. For more info: www.irccharities.com or contact Jules at Renegade Classics: 602.595.9597.
 
Next Week
 
Friday, April 2nd
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 1000 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. 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, April 2nd 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, April 3rd
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". Free Pool Tournaments. Games start at 12 Noon. Top prizes to the 1st and 2nd place winners. 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 Chester’s 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, April 3rd
Arizona Bikers Ball. Hosted at Four Points Sheraton in Phoenix. Benefiting the Eagle District MMA - AZ. Limited Hotel/Event Packages Available. Farkle Run 12PM End Party at 5PM Dinner Banquet at 6PM Live Entertainment, Free Giveaways, Vendor Village and much, much more. Event only tickets $40 per person. For more information on the Arizona Biker Event of the Year, please visit our website at www.epiceventplanning.com/EVENTS
 
Saturday, April 3rd
Too Broke For Bike Week at Western Trails Ranch. Head to the Ranch on Saturday, April 3rd for a full day of music and fun featuring the Ultimate AC/DC Experience with "TNT". Gates open at Noon. Admission is only $10 for the day. Vendors begin at 12 Noon including a Motorcycle Swap Meet. Sell your parts with paid admission. Bike Show and trophies by MMA Iron Horse.
2:00pm: Music begins with the rock band "Wall Street".
3:00pm: Biker Rodeo with 4 Events, Cash Payouts.
6:00pm: Burn out pit contest - Free tire and trophy from Bikers Bay.
7:00pm: Dirty Cowgirl Contest
8:00pm: Concert featuring "TNT" The Ultimate AC/DC Experience.
10:00pm: Wet T-Shirt Contest.
Western Trails Ranch is located 37823 Grand Ave., Mile Marker 123 1/2 in Morristown, AZ. Now open 7 Days per week, 10am - 9pm. More information at www.westerntrailsranch.com . Vendors and Classic car entrants call Budd at 623-521-0366.
 
Upcoming Events
 
Your Arizona Bikeweek Update. Pre-Rally Events now just 3 Weeks away!
 
Are you ready to party?!!  The folks at Arizona Bike Week sure are. We've been working all year to bring you the best event yet. Well, maybe we took a couple weeks off to check out some of the other rallies but we think of that as "research".  And what our research has taught us, is that the two things bikers love most are riding and music. So we've made sure Arizona Bike Week 2010 offers plenty of both!
 
Whether you prefer organized runs or carving out your own path, there's plenty of options for everyone. Our scenic terrain and amazing April weather make for some of the best riding in the country.
 
Buy your 5 Day event pass to Cyclefest at WestWorld for just $50 online and you'll be sure to get your music fix as well. Opening night of Cyclefest is Wednesday, April 14th and Vince Neill will be starting the party off right, with all your favorite Motley Crue hits.  Thursday night Ratt will be jamming for all you metal heads. Friday night it's the hottest country act around, Dierks Bentley (FYI Guys; this dude's gonna attract even more hot chicks to his show than Bret Michaels did a couple years ago). And Saturday night it's that "Bad to the Bone" rocker George Thorogood & The Destroyers. These concerts start at 9pm but you won't want to miss the opening bands, featuring some hot local acts.
 
If any of you out-of-towners are thinking of hitting the road Sunday, you're gonna miss the final day of ridin' and rockin'.  Take off on Logan's Run in the morning to enjoy one last trip through our incredible Arizona landscape. Then head back to Cyclefest to rock with the Valley of the Sun's favorite biker band, Mogollon. Come on! What's one more day?  Your boss will understand. For complete info and tickets go to www.azbikeweek.com.
 
Extras
 
 
Most bikes don't run as good as they can. Especially new ones.
Have you unlocked your bike's performance potential?
Ask yourself these questions:
Is your bike running hot? Does your bike pop on decel? Do you get poor fuel economy? Is your bike lacking in power?
Is your bike hard to start? Does your bike have flat spots during acceleration?
Have you had engine upgrades performed and didn't get the expected results?
 
If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions read on. All of these are common problems and can be solved with one simple solution. Dyno tuning by an experienced tuner.  Not all dyno tunes are equal. At Trask Performance we have been pushing the performance envelope for the past ten years and have become the Southwest's premier performance center for Harleys. All of our maps are custom built for your motorcycle, we don't use pre-made maps. We tune front and rear cylinders independently to ensure correct fuel mixture and ignition timing. This ensures your best performance and fuel economy.  Building maps this way takes time and ensures that you are getting the best possible results for your money. We do it right the first time. Guaranteed. We are so sure we can help you, that we are offering Cyclerides.com readers a FREE Performance Dyno Evaluation on your bike, a $75.00 value. Click Here for Coupon. If you need a Dyno Tuning, we are offering Cyclerides.com readers $50.00 off a complete dyno tuning. Click Here for coupon. Call 623-879-8488.
Talk to Nick Trask at Westgate Bike Night this Thursday night.
 
I'm not sure what this contraption is or why. Maybe it should be called the redneck submarine. But it definitely does not look safe unless you can hold your breath for a while. Click Here to View.
 
Here is an interesting animal video. This is one anxious puppy trying to get a piece of chicken. Probably not what you are thinking. I lived on a farm for years and never saw this. Click Here to View.
 
Some ideas come along that can really make life easier. And the Cycle Hitch is one of them. Don't have room for a bike trailer at your house? Here is the economical solution to your problem. The Cycle Hitch allows you to effortlessly load your bike in less than 4 minutes. And the best news is that you do not need to own a pick-up truck, trailer, or find a friend to help you. Simply drive your bike up a small ramp, shift into neutral, hook up the straps, and remove the ramp. The ramp is so portable that you can easily store it in the trunk or back seat. No bulky trailers to worry about. $379 to order on line.  Watch Scott Pasmore demonstrate how it works on TV3. Click Here to View. See the Cycle Hitch in person at the Westgate Bike Night this week and take advantage of the $299 Bike Night Special.
 
Video of the Week:
This must be some new sport called ATV Lake Skimming. Not sure why, but it is entertaining. 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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