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Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
4/3/13
 
Greetings Riders,
 
In the newsletter last week, I started it off with the line: “Ladies and Gentlemen – Start Your Engines. . . Motorcycle Nirvana in the Valley of the Sun is just about to begin”. At the time, I didn’t know how prophetic those words were going to be. But judging by the first night of the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night last Thursday night, I might have even underestimated the desire for riders to get out on their bikes and take advantage of this beautiful weather we are having. Thanks to all who showed up to make this one of the biggest non Bike Week crowds we have had in over 3 years. The band was great, the weather was great and a good time was had by all. It sure was fun to see everyone happy and back out on their bikes. Click Here to see some photos I took with my Galaxy S3.
 
This week we will be one street to the North of where we usually set up as there is a Hockey game on the same night. There will be on street parking on 2 streets as well as plenty of overflow parking. There will be live music with the Backstage Crew in the Fountain Plaza area. Should be a good time. Next week we will be back in the normal location for the rest of the nights. Thanks again for helping kick off the first night in GRAND style. Look forward to seeing you this week.
 
Not only is bike night just getting started and will continue every Thursday for the next 13 weeks, but Arizona Bike Week is beginning with the Pre-Rally Days starting this Friday. Arizona Bike Week has continually raised the bar for the last couple of years and from what I can tell, this one is shaping up to be one of the best yet that should take it to the level of being mentioned with some of the best Rally’s in the country.
 
The concert schedule this year is excellent featuring: Tonic – 4/10, Blues Traveler - 4/11, Doobie Brothers – 4/12 and Third Eye Blind – 4/13 with Freebird to close it out on Sunday the 14th. A Five-day pass to Cyclefest, HandleBar Saloon and Vendor Village, April 10-14 is $45. Incudes: Admission to Miss ABW Pageant, Harley Stunt Shows, Freestyle Jumper Shows, Tonic Concert, Blues Traveler Concert, Doobie Brothers Concert, Third Eye Blind Concert, Ryan Hurst “Opie” and Mark Boone Jr. “Bobby”, from the FX television series, Sons of Anarchy, Special Appearance, Freebird Concert and all other Cyclefest exhibitions, contests, etc. (sorry, too many to list). No Ticketing fees, Management fees, Convenience fees, Processing fees, Shipping fees, Facility fees, Service charge, Tax or Parking Fees. Total Cost $45 for all 5 days. Bottom line is; we don’t like getting hit with a bunch of add-on charges, so we don’t charge them. If you’d like to see for yourself, go to www.azbikeweek.com. And by the way, we also have single day passes available from $15 – $25. No additional fees apply to those either.
 
I’ve been trying to come up with a good way to purvey all of the Arizona Bike Week activities and other events going on that week in one concise way. If I list all the events here, it just turns into information overload. The fact of the matter is that there are so many events going on at any given time, that you couldn’t possibly do them all, so I just decided to list in the newsletter a few of the highlighted events over the next 10 days. Simply go to www.arizonabikeweek.com/events.htm and click on the tab of the day that you are interested. It is very nicely laid out for you. You can also go to the Cyclerides.com Event Page to see some other non Bike Week events going on.
 
In addition to the over 150 vendors that you will be available to peruse over the 5 days at Cyclefest, other special events, the daily concerts and entertainment, and the charity rides, there are a couple of interesting events that stuck out to me.
 
Daily Shows – FMX Freestyle Motocross Extreme Stunt Shows and Demos. Hottest extreme sport out there right now!
Daily Shows – Yo’ Face Stunt Show. 2013 Busted Knuckles Tour, all Harley Stunt Show in the ABW arena.
Daily Events at the Hideaway in Cave Creek with lots of activities.
Daily - Factory Demo Rides from Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Can-Am and Victory.
6 PM Wednesday – Miss Arizona Bike Contest in the Handlebar Saloon.
8 PM Wednesday – Congratulations to Nick Trask, this year’s Arizona Bike Week Hero award winner.
12:00 Noon Saturday – Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation Baddest Bagger Bike Show at Cyclefest.
12 – 5 PM Sunday - Sons of Anarchy special appearance with “Bobby” and “Opie”, sponsored by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson. Ride with them from Arrowhead HD at 11:30 AM.
 
At this point, I am not even sure what events I am going to take in, but there will not be a lack of choices that is for sure. I also plan to get a few aerial photos with the Bike Week photographer, so if you see a white Cessna 182 RG with a red nose circling around that LOOKS LIKE THIS, WAVE! It might be me. Those photos will be shared on the Cyclerides.com Facebook.
 
And most of all, please ride extremely Careful AND Sober. This is the time of year that we all cringe when we hear that a bike has gone down. Ride extra defensive, and if you have been over served, do us all a favor and don’t ride at all. Think about your friends and loved ones before getting on the bike impaired. We’ve all lost too many friends this way. There will be plenty of cabs available. Discount Cabs number is 602-200-2000. Put it in your phone.
 
I look forward to seeing you all over the next couple of weeks both at the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports and the events of Arizona Bike Week.
 

 
Bike Nights
 
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.
 
Every Thursday, March 28th – June 27th
Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night this Spring being presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports. Bike Night began Thursday night, March 28th with a HUGE crowd and will continue for a total of 14 nights ending on June 27th from 5 pm – 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.
 
See Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Truck on display on Bike Night this week.
Live Music this week with “Backstage Crew”.
Due to a Hockey game, bike night will be moved one street to the North of where we usually are.
 
From the looks of things last week, riders are ready to enjoy some great weather and get back on their bikes. So grab your riding buddies and stop by to enjoy Live Music, Restaurant specials and other special events along the way. Click Here for Photos from the first night.
Here are the details for the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead HD and Ridenow Powersports:
Where: Westgate City Center, Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. SE Corner. Next to Jobing.com Arena.
When: Thursday nights beginning March 28th – June 27th
Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
What: Bike Night. Live Music, Food, Fun, Vendors, Motorcycles and Sturgis Style Cruising down Coyote Blvd.
 
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports:
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.
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 Sponsor 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.
Militec USA distributor of Militec-1, MILITEC-1 is a synthetic  metal conditioner that lowers friction, reduces temperatures and increases performance, MILITEC-1 simply uses the circulating oil to reach the critical hot spots, bonding to the metal surfaces within the machinery leaving the oil completely unaffected. www.militecusa.com . See testimonial in Extras at bottom of this link.
 
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.
 

 
This 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 - 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
 
Next Week
 
April 10-14
Arizona Bike Week. The staff at Arizona Bike Week would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of you for helping to make our event one of the fastest growing rallies in the country. We are committed to showing you our appreciateion for your support by continuing to bring a bigger, better party each year, while maintaining our low, all inclusive ticket pricing. Arizona Bike Week 2013 is shaping into our best year yet. You can make sure you receive all the latest announcements and updates by signing up for our newsletter and liking us on Facebook. Our official publication, the Guide to Ride is now available. You can pick up your free copy from local bike shops and dealerships. Go to http://www.azbikeweek.com/events.htm for all of the events and concerts for Arizona Bike Week.
Concert Schedule:
Wednesday, April 10th  - Tonic
Thursday, April 11th – Blues Traveler
Friday, April 12th – Doobie Brothers
Saturday, April 13th – Third Eye Blind
 
Wednesday, April 10th
Peace Out Prostate Cancer. Join us in the fight against Prostate Cancer! The event is in loving memory of Miss Arizona Bike Week 2012 Miss Shelley Martin's Dad, James Martin and her Grandpa, Louis Rivetts. This ride is to honor those who have lost their loved ones to prostate cancer. Together we can support those who have fought and/or are fighting prostate cancer! Ride Fee: $ 25pp Ride includes Free Wings at Hooters entrance into Arizona Bike Week Concert and wristband for Dirty Dogg Party after 10pm ( Wednesday Only) , Stops include: Hooters, Dirty Dogg Saloon, Renegade Tap & Kitchen, Harley -Davidson of Scottsdale ending at Arizona Bike Week. Check in at Hooters day of from: 10:30am- 12:00pm. Last Bike OUT by 12. Last Bike in by 4:00pm.
 
Thursday, April 11th
Helping With Horsepower. Join us as we ride and drive through the beautiful Sonoran desert to raise funds to benefit Helping with Horsepower.  The monies raised on this ride will help fund vocational programs for KIDS here in the Phoenix area utilizing the Helping with Horsepower curriculum teaching life’s lessons while working HANDS ON building motorcycle projects. While on this ride you will meet Diva Amy, owner and designer of TEAM DIVA and Laura Klock, co-founder of Helping with Horsepower and Klock Werks Kustom Cycles. Register from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. at Scottsdale H-D. Ride and Drive to leave at 11:00 A.M. from Scottsdale H-D. To register go to www.teamdiva.com. $25 per person fee includes: Ride, Lunch at Peaks & Valleys, entrance into Arizona Bike Week with Concert and entrance into the special Tune-Up Tent set up near the stage (only for riders on this ride).
 
Friday, April 12th
5th Annual Puttin’ for Pooches Ride. Benefitting Arizona Humane Society. Gear up and hit the road with the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) Cruise the Valley’s scenic desert roads with other animal lovers and motorcycle enthusiasts to benefit the 44,000 homeless pets  AHS cares for each year.  The day will kick off at Chandler Harley Davidson with a complimentary breakfast before hitting the open road for a picturesque drive to AHS’s Campus for Compassion, where riders will receive an exclusive behind the scenes tour and the opportunity to meet some of our adorable adoptable pets.  Following the tour, riders will cruise to Cave Creek for a hosted lunch and raffle at the famous Harold’s Corral. The journey will conclude with a trek of your choice to Cyclefest at WestWorld for free admission to the festival’s activities including the Doobie Brothers concert!  Registration is $40 per rider and $20 per passenger and includes admission to Cyclefest, breakfast, lunch, four raffle tickets and a limited-edition Puttin’ for Pooches t-shirt and patch (while supplies last). Register now at www.azhumane.org/puttin4pooches . For more information contact Page Englert at 602.943.7655 or penglert@azhumane.org.
 
Friday, April 12th
10th Annual East Valley Firefighters Charity Poker Run. Registration 8am at Superstition Harley-Davidson, 2910 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, Arizona. Head out for this annual ride to benefit the East Valley Firefighters Charities. $30 single and $50 with passenger. Includes pancake breakfast and entry to ride. Pre-registration includes Shirt to first 500 and pin to first 750.
 
Saturday, April 13th
14th Annual Torch Ride. Sponsored by Chester’s Harley-Davidson. Are you ready? It’s back! Join over 1,000 riders for the largest police escorted charity motorcycle ride during Arizona Bike Week benefitting Special Olympics Arizona! Ride from Chester’s Harley-Davidson® to Cyclefest! Registration includes a ride pin, ride bandana, pancake breakfast at Chester’s and admission to Cyclefest and the Third Eye Blind concert. Pre-register online for $25 per person at http://soaz.kintera.org/torchride or visit www.chestershd.com. Register the day of the ride for $30 per person. Registration is open 8:00am to 9:30am at: Chester’s Harley-Davidson 922 South Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210. Ride leaves the dealership at 10:00am sharp! Special Olympics provides every person with intellectual disabilities a place of welcome, acceptance and the chance to be their best. Help make a difference and ride with us in the Torchride! Registration: 8:00 – 9:30 am (pancake breakfast) Chester’s Harley-Davidson, 922 S Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210. For more ride and event details: 480-894-0404 www.chestershd.com.
 
Saturday, April 13th
Hogs For Heroes. Sponsored by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson. Registration from 8:30 A.M. – noon. Ride starts at 9:00 A.M. Come out and ride with The Choir Boys Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. Enjoy a scenic ride thru the north valley while supporting a great cause. The ride begins at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and ending at Cyclefest at WestWorld. 100% of 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. This is a non-escorted ride, so you can ride at your own pace. There will be a 50/50 raffle as well as a chance to win some great raffle prizes! We welcome all type of motorcycles. Pre-register at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson - 16130 N Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr - Peoria, 85382 | 623-247-5542. Ride fee: $20/rider & $20/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 Third Eye Blind concert!!
 
Saturday, April 13th
Saddle Up For Kids Ride. Sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale. Join Scottsdale HOG Chapter and HOGZ UC on a 235 mile ride through beautiful northern Arizona mountain scenery, ending at Cyclefest at WestWorld. Proceeds for this ride benefit Arizona Camp Courage. We will have special guest; Phoenix Fire Captain, Ernie Lizarraga, who is making a great recovery after being involved in the horrific March 25, 2010 motorcycle accident on Carefree Highway, where a dump truck plowed into a group of bikes. He has always supported the kids at Camp Courage and we are honored to have him assist with this awesome ride and presenting the awards at the Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale tent at Cyclefest at 6:30pm. Ride fee: $35 per person - Includes breakfast at HDOS, ride, and admittance to Cyclefest for all the festivities and Third Eye Blind, in concert! Registration and breakfast: 7 – 10am. Pre-register online at: www.hogzuc.com. (free commemorative t-shirt and pin to first 750 registered)
 
Saturday, April 13th
Heroes Ride - Presented by Chandler Harley-Davidson. Registration and breakfast at 8:30 – 10:30 A.M. Ride leaves: 9:00 | 9:30 | 10:00 A.M. Come out to Chandler Harley-Davidson for this scenic ride benefiting the MDA. Ride fees are just $35 per rider and $20 per passenger (larger donations are always greatly appreciated). Each registration includes entrance into Cyclefest at WestWorld for the Third Eye Blind concert, as well as a pancake breakfast, lunch and two raffle tickets for a chance to win great prizes! Raffle will be held at the Chandler Harley-Davidson tent at Cyclefest at 2:00 P.M. Pre-register online at www.mdaevent.org/mdaheroesride or at Chandler Harley-Davidson - 6895 W. Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ. The first 100 riders to register online will receive free Heroes Ride memorabilia. For more information, contact Andrew Norwood at 480-753-9084 or anorwood@mdausa.org
 
Sunday, April 14th
2nd Annual Crusaders for the Children "Child Empowerment Ride". Sponsored by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson. The final run of AZ Bike Week 2013!! Join the Crusaders for the Children, as well as Ryan Hurst “Opie” and Mark Boone Jr. “Bobby”, from the FX television series, Sons of Anarchy, to support 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 9am at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson.   At 11:30am Bobby and Opie will lead this fully escorted ride to Cyclefest at WestWorld. This event will wrap up with the SAMCRO members signing autographs, various raffles and Freebird, the final concert of Arizona Bike Week. All funds raised at this event are used within the local community to support child shelters, group and foster programs and events. Pre-register online or at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson 16130 N Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr - Peoria, 85382 - 623-247-5542 $25/rider and $15/passenger. Day of registration $30/rider and $20/passenger. Fee includes breakfast, ride and admission to Cyclefest.
 
Upcoming Events
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013
HOGS WITH HEARTS Charity Ride. Scottsdale HOG Chapter presents its fourth annual HOGS With Hearts Charity Ride to support MDA Summer Camp.  Summer camp allows kids with muscular dystrophy a rare opportunity to spend a week away from their families in the cool pines on the Rim taking nature hikes, riding horses, playing wheelchair soccer, attending a prom, and various other events over the course of the week.  It is a great time for all the kids and is it an important break from their daily routine of dealing with muscular dystrophy.  Let’s help as many kids as possible attend camp!  Registration is from 8:30 to 10:00 with all bikes back by 3:00.  We have a great route planned – about 125 miles!  Pre-registration is $25 (single rider) and $35 (two-up) and includes a pin, ride shirt, breakfast and lunch for each rider/passenger.  Registration at the event includes pin, breakfast and lunch.  Pre-register by April 12 at www.scottsdalehog.com.  On-site registration also available (does not include ride shirt).  Everyone has a chance to win $250 in cash prizes.  And don’t forget the raffle prizes and share the wealth!  Ride starts and ends at Harley Davidson of Scottsdale, 15600 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale.  For info email director@scottsdalehog.com
 
Extras
 
Mid Week Updates will be made on the Cyclerides.com Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Cyclerides.com Facebook. Over 4200 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!

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Video of the Week.  Here are some funny animal bloopers! 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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