Weekly Update

Greetings Riders,

If you missed the newsletter last week with my review about Arizona Bike Week, Click Here to View. Bike Night at Westgate MOVES TO FRIDAY NIGHTS THIS WEEK! We switch to Friday nights on April 6th for the rest of the season that ends on June 1st. Live Music with "Strangeland"
6-9pm. This week we will feature the ALCOHOL BURING 2000 HP Redneck Racin' Race Truck. If you have not seen this in person, stop by to hear it run. Amazing power! It will be started up throughout the night. Last week was an amazing night with Grammy Award winning Micki Free joining Skarlett Fever Band for a couple of songs. See Video of Micki playing and of bike night. Ride in this week and help us kick off Friday Nights! Don't miss it. Will be GREAT riding weather! Click Here for Photos from last week.

Arizona Bike Week and Phoenix Bikefest begin next week, so my time is now getting very busy as I am helping with the Phoenix Bikefest event at Peoria Sports Complex. We start building the Ride Through Experience building and setting up the event on Tuesday. See this excellent 3 minute recap of Phoenix Bikefest from last year that gives you a live ride through the Tiki Bar. Editorials will be directed at all Bike Week activities for the next couple of weeks. Last week I gave you some background information on ABW and highlights. This week I will just be giving you the highlights of events coming up including the events at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson April 13-14. See below.

Watch for updates and "Like" the Facebook Page starting with the building of PBF on Tuesday. Also see recent posts, photos and video from Bike Night on the page.

Arizona Bike Week, April 11-15 is always the place to go for major concerts and this year they have a great lineup as well with
Collective Soul, Chevelle, Shinedown and ZZ TOP!! This is a great lineup of new and old rock and roll that begins at 9pm nightly on Wednesday, April 11 with Collective Soul through Saturday, April 14th ending with ZZ Top. An event pass to all days, all shows, vendors and CONCERTS is just $63!! Arizona Bike Week takes place at Westworld in Scottsdale, AZ

You can find all of the daily events Here, but below, I just wanted to Highlight a few that stuck out for me in addition to the concerts.
Major Concerts Daily. Collective Soul, Chevelle, Shinedown and ZZ TOP!!
Daily Freestyle Riders
Daily Freestyle Motocross Extreme Stunt Shows
Handlebar Saloon-Live music daily.
8th Annual Baddest Bagger Show

Daily Sports Action Globe of Death Show
Flat Track Racing
Live Music Daily in the Handlebar Saloon
Lots of Vendors
Charity Rides Daily
Gloria Struck Book Signing in Law Tigers Booth
There are many other activities as well that you can see at

Phoenix Bikefest is now in its 5th year and is growing as well.
The admission is still FREE and the dates are from Thursday, April 12th through Sunday, April 15th. 10am - 9pm Thursday-Saturday and 10am - 2pm on Sunday. PBF will be held at Peoria Sports Complex located just South of Bell Rd. on 83rd Avenue and will once again feature the Phoenix Bikefest Ride Through Experience. When you ride to the event you will enter the venue and ride through the the PBF Tiki Bar located in an 80 foot by 100 foot tent where there will be live music daily and a DJ in the "PBF Party Zone". This is a great place to hang out with your friends, listening to Live Music and drinking your favorite beverage while watching the thousands of bikes ride through the Tiki Bar. See Promo Video of last years event.

Live Music this year will feature great local bands that include: "Combo Deluxe", You've seen them at the Spirit Room in Jerome and they are one of Arizona's Favorite bands for 30 years. They will be here for 2 days on Thursday and Saturday afternoon. "Combo Deluxe" on Thursday 1-5pm. Friday will feature "Backstage Crew" from 12-5pm. Saturday will feature "Combo Deluxe" Noon - 4pm and "Skarlett Fever" from 5-9pm. In between bands will feature the PBF "Party Zone" with a DJ.

Not only has PBF expanded this year with vendors and events, but they are adding a huge Off Road and Side by Side area with over 40 side by sides on display from Polaris, Can Am, Yamaha and others for you to buy and drive home.

*FREE Admission
*Phoenix Bikefest Ride Through Experience. Ride through the PBF Tiki Bar on your way in.
*FREE factory demo rides on Indian, Harley-Davidson, Suzuki, Spyders, and Slingshots.
*Live Music: Combo Deluxe (2 Days, Thurs, Sat), Backstage Crew, Skarlett Fever.
*PBF "Party Zone"
*Lots of Vendors
Off Road and Side by Side area with over 40 side by sides on display
*NEW! Bell Helmet Biker Brawl Stunt Competition daily. See riders freestyle for the judges. Finals Saturday.
*Meet 93 year old Motorcycle Legend Gloria Struck on Friday at the Law Tigers tent. Original member of the Motor Maids. She has been riding for 75 years. Stop by to buy her book.
*Della Meredith Chainsaw Artist will be carving a motorcycle out of a giant pine log Friday and Saturday. Then will be raffled off for charity.
*Charity Rides
*Cary Harts "The Good Ride Arizona" April 14th
*Phoenix Bikefest Custom Bike Show. 5 Categories. Friday, 2-4pm. Cash Prizes.
*PBF Bikini Contest Saturday at 5pm
Go to for details and times of events.

Cave Creek Bike Week. Another big event happening April 6th - 15th is the Cave Creek Bike Week in Cave Creek, AZ that helps make Phoenix, AZ the place to be this time of year. This is a good ride destination where there will be ongoing daily events, Rides, Bike Shows, Live Music and Vendors at the Roadhouse and the Hideaway Grill. Features daily events and rides starting on Friday, April 6th and runs through Sunday, April 15th. Click Here for the Schedule of Events.

With all that is going on around the valley, this should be one of the best Arizona Bike Week's ever that will put Arizona on the map as one big motorcycle events in the nation.  Look forward to seeing all of the bikes around town.

Please Ride Safe!

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Westgate Entertainment District Moves to Friday's April 6th!

The Bike Night at Westgate Entertainment District from 5-9pm.  Put this on your calendar, forward this email to your riding buddies, and come join us for Live Music, Vendors, Food, Fun and lots of Motorcycles. There are many new restaurants that have opened at Westgate in the last few months, so there are plenty of choices of places to eat and drink. Bike Night specials are posted below.

As usual there will be plenty of vendors for you to browse including Arrowhead Harley-Davidson, Ridenow Powersports, Indian Motorcycle of Peoria, Law Tigers, Phoenix Motor Leathers, Affordable Powder Coating, Discount Biker Supply, The Clip Man, AzzKikr Customs.

Please take advantage of the great weather and help us make our 10th Season of the Bike Night at Westgate Entertainment District the best yet. Westgate is located at the Loop 101 & Glendale Ave. in Glendale, AZ. Gates open 5pm and Live Music this week with "Strangeland" begins at 6pm - 9pm. Come early, get your parking spot and enjoy some good food, drink and Live Music.

Great food and drink specials this season are:
Good Bad Ugly Brewing Co. (located inside Tavern+Bowl) - $1 GBU Beers All Night Long
Whiskey Rose – 25% off regular-priced menu items. Plus, enjoy happy hour from 3-7pm.
Salt - $3 Bud Light, Ultra, & Estrella bottles, $5 Jack Daniels & 20% off regular menu items.

McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon - Burger & a beer for $10, ˝ off all appetizers and $3 drafts from 4-10pm.
Calico Jack's - $3 Bud Light & Michelob Ultra bottles & 1/2 off appetizers
Saddle Ranch – Enjoy 2 chicken tacos for $6.75 and classic drafts for only $3.75. Additionally, happy hour specials from 4-6:30pm with 50% off all appetizers and drinks.
Kabuki – 10% off total bill. Visit for restrictions.
Popbar – Free unlimited dippings & toppings with any pop purchase.
Opa Life Greek Café - 20% off total bill.
Dave & Buster’s – Free $20 game card with the purchase of a $20 game card.
Mama Gina’s – 10% off total bill.

Where: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. SE Corner. Next to Gila River Arena.
When: Friday nights beginning April 6th – June 1st
Time: Gates open at 5 PM -– 9 PM
What: Bike Night. Live Music, Food, Fun, Vendors, Motorcycles and Sturgis Style Cruising down Coyote Blvd.
Click Here for Flyer.

Special Thanks to our presenting Sponsors, Arrowhead Harley-Davidson, Ridenow Powersports and Indian Motorcycle Peoria. And to our Associate Sponsor Law Tigers.

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This Week

Saturday, April 7th
Chandler Harley-Davidson "Parking Lot Prowl" Pre-Owned Bike Tent Event. Looking for that perfect used Harley-Davidson? Now is your chance to see a great selection of Pre-Owned Harley-Davidson's all under one tent. If new is what you want, test ride the new 2018 models as well. Up to 60% off select licensed H-D merchandise. Service will Buff all paint plus wax for only $49.95. Genuine H-D decorative part or trim with purchase of any vehicle! Raffles, Promo Girls, Food & Music. ALL DAY!Chandler Harley-Davidson is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ. 844-942-7539.

Saturday, April 7th
Mayor's Big Dog Run. Experience a very rare opportunity to ride down the centerline of the Luke AFB Runway, Ride inside the University of Phoenix Stadium and Take a lap around the track at the ISM Raceway. Each paying participant receives entry to the high-speed action of Verizon IndyCar Series racing for the Phoenix Grand Prix, the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series in the Phoenix Copper Cup and the Vintage Desert Classic prior to the Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway (formerly Phoenix International Raceway) To learn more go to Registration/Check-In at 7am at American Furniture Warehouse located at 5801 N. 99th Ave. in Glendale, AZ. Kickstands up at 8am. $60 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Glendale Community College Veterans Scholarship Fund.

Next Week

Friday, April 13th
Buddy Stubbs H-D Dry Heat Show. Free Event. Join Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson and Hot Bike Magazine as they throw the hottest bike show of Bike Week! The Dry Heat FXR & DYNA show will be Friday, April 13th from 3-7pm at Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson and feature some of the best builds from around the industry. Featuring a Two Acre 805 Beer Garden | 3 Amigos Margaritas | Arizona Distilling Mixed Drinks plus product vendors that cater to the FXR/Dyna lifestyle! The Dry Heat Show is the place to be with your custom or to hang out and see the killer builds from the hottest builders in the scene. If you’d like to register for the show or want more information visit

Saturday, April 14th
Buddy Stubbs 14th Annual Bike Week Bash. Free Event. The Buddy Stubbs H-D Bike Week Bash has continued to be one of the greatest events during Phoenix Bikefest and Arizona Bike Week, 2018 will be no exception! Admission is always FREE. Featuring: Two Acre 805 Beer Garden | 3 Amigos Margaritas | Arizona Distilling Mixed Drinks | Bikini Contest | Great Food | Vendors | Museum Tours | Ample Parking | FREE Shuttle Service. Live music will fill the air all day from great local bands including RIG, Pete Cummings Band, Crown Kings and the Moonshine Voodoo Band! In addition one lucky person in attendance WILL WIN THE PAUL YAFFE XL 21 SPORTSTER, given away live on-stage! For more information about this event visit

Upcoming Events

April 12 - 15 at Peoria Sports Complex
Phoenix Bikefest, April 12-15, presented by Law Tigers. Thursday - Saturday, 10am - 9pm. Sunday, 10am - 2pm. This event will once again be held at the Peoria Sports Complex located at 16101 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85302. Phoenix Bikefest will be bringing back the popular PBF Ride Through Experience and Tiki Bar. There will be a huge selection of Vendors with everything for your motorcycling needs. As always, it is FREE to enter to browse the vendors or enjoy the entertainment in the Tiki Bar. No admission charge.

Live entertainment: Many of you have rocked out with them in the Spirit Room in Jerome, and this year we are excited to welcome a long time Arizona Favorite band, "Llory McDonald and Combo Deluxe" Live in the Ride Through Experience for 2 shows on Thursday and Saturday from 1-5PM. Skarlett Fever will be playing Saturday night and Backstage Crew on Friday afternoon.

DEMO RIDES: Phoenix Bikefest will also have a large selection of Free Factory Demo Rides including Harley-Davidson, Indian, Suzuki, Spyder and Slingshot. On Friday, bring your bike to the bike show for cash prizes. There will be Vendors, Food Trucks and this year will welcome the addition of a Side by Side section featuring Polaris, Can Am and others.Stay tuned for more details.

April 11 – 15 at WestWorld
Arizona Bike Week 2018. It’s Arizona Bike Week’s 22nd annual celebration of the 2 wheel lifestyle.  So as a tribute to all those twos they’ve dubbed it their “Deuces Wild” rally!  This year’s concert lineup is tremendous, with Collective Soul, Chevelle, Shinedown and ZZ TOP!!

Check out the event schedule on the ABW website: It looks like a trip to biker Disneyland!  It’ll be tricky to see and do everything each day, so plan your time carefully.  If you miss one stunt show, you can catch the next but remember there are THREE different shows and you’ll definitely want to see them all!

The HandleBar Saloon made its first appearance at Arizona Bike Week in 2002.  Since then, it’s evolved into being THE place to meet up with friends when you’re ready to kick back and chill with some great music, grub and a couple cold ones. It’s gotten to be such a popular hangout that it was getting pretty overcrowded.  So this year they’ve tripled the size, with seating for over 300! From the first band each day, to the post-concert adult games and entertainment at the after-hours parties, there’s ALWAYS something going on in the HandleBar Saloon! 

An event pass to all days, all shows, vendors and CONCERTS is just $63!! This is the best deal you’re ever going find for all the entertainment and attractions that ABW provides. And just to sweeten the pot, for anyone who wants to skip the concerts but still see all the other shows, vendors and flat track races, Sunday April 15 is a FREE admission day!! 

Mid Week Updates will be made on the Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Over 6900 LIKES! 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!

Geese chasing people are hilarious! Check out this compilation. Click Here

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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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