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Greetings Riders,
Well, Arizona Bike Week is officially underway and the events have been very well attended as expected. There was what looked to be a record crowd for a concert at Chester’s on Friday night and a big crowd at Stubbs on Saturday. We took a diversion and went to the Heart concert on Sunday night at the Celebrity Theatre which was awesome. Ever since I missed them at Bike Week a couple of years ago and heard the great reviews, I have been wanting to see them and they were fantastic! Believe it or not, Anne Wilson is now 62 and Nancy Wilson is 59 years old. Anne’s voice is still as silky smooth and strong as it ever was. If you get a chance to see them, do it. You will not be disappointed. I wasn’t at Harley of Scottsdale Sunday night, but I heard that they had a large crowd as well.
Sunday we rode out to Cave Creek for lunch at the Tap Haus. Cave Creek was definitely full of bikes as they were parked everywhere they could find a place including down both sides of the South lane of Cave Creek Rd. Hideaway was a happening place with vendors and great music with Sal. As we were leaving the Tap Haus on our bikes, Rusty Childress took a pic of Me, Mrs. C. and Scott Pasmore. Not only does he take great pictures, but his post processing is amazing. Take a look at what he did with this shot. Kind of looks like a water color or painting. Click Here to View. He is the Bike Week photographer, so if you see a guy with a big camera, be sure to smile. I will share his shots after Bike Week. Go to to see some of his work.
After leaving the Tap Haus at about 3:15 pm on Sunday, I decided to go get the plane and get some aerial shots of Cave Creek. So for those of you that have only heard about this area and not seen it, or were there and want to see what it looks like from the air, I have 15 photos that show you the area. When you go into this photo site, click on any thumbnail and it will show the photo bigger on the right. Click on the photo and it will come up bigger. From there you can blow it up as far as to the original to really take a look at things. Click Here to View. I plan to get some aerial photos of Cyclefest at Westworld on Wednesday afternoon.
Arizona Bike Week begins this Wednesday with Cyclefest at Westworld of Scottsdale. I talked with the owner of Bike Week on Sunday and he said there are going to be a record 250 vendors this year. Along with all of the other activities going on, and concerts, this should be a very good year for Arizona Bike Week. We will definitely be going to see The Doobie Brothers show on Friday night as well as some various other events over the weekend. See daily details on the ABW web site.
Don’t miss this week at the Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports. I am expecting record crowds for this event with Bike Week riders being in town and wanting to participate in the largest bike night in the Southwest at one of the coolest venue’s there is. This week we will feature Live Music with crowd favorite Southern Rock recording artists “Sour Diesel Train Wreck”. We will have lots of vendors and a ride in bike show for you to see some of the most outstanding motorcycles in one place. There will be plenty of motorcycle parking. See restaurant specials below. Come on down and help make this our biggest Westgate Bike Night ever!! See you there on Thursday. See details below. Click Here for Photos from the first night
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 week at the Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports and the events of Arizona Bike Week.

Tidbits and Updates:
Everyone that has a motorcycle coming due for licensing is wondering about the emissions testing. Originally it was supposed to have already been done by now, but with any bureaucratic endeavor, timing is not always and exact science. I will pass on to you below the last correspondence that I have gotten on this subject.
Hi Everyone,
Brothers and Sisters, I am sorry it is taking so long for this. But, it is supposed to be on the Federal Register, permanently, within 2 weeks. This is the latest word from ADEQ. The Register said they couldn't read the first one, so ADEQ sent them another one, WITH the Secretary of State's signature... They said it was too dark! So ADEQ sent them another one around the end of last week. This one should go through. As soon as it goes on the Federal Register, THAT is the date that we need. As soon as it is placed on the register, we have 60 days from that date. And it is in affect. Right now we are looking at, the middle, to the end of June. But, don't forget, That is subject to change. With all we have been through with this, We are watching and hoping this is the end.
Hang in there. We can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Billy Larson,  (DESPERADO)
MMA Eagle Dist BOD
MMA-AZ Designated Lobbyist.

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 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.
Live Music this week with “Sour Diesel Train Wreck”.
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 Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead HD and Ridenow Powersports:
Where: Westgate City Center, Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. SE Corner. Next to 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.
Click Here for Flyer.
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports:
Arrowhead HD
Your local Harley-Davidson dealership and proud sponsor of the 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 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.
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
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 appreciation 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 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.
Wednesday – Sunday
Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation (AMSAF). We'll be at Bike Week starting Wednesday up at Westworld in Scottsdale, we hope you come by and enter to win one of our GREAT, FREE raffle prizes! IN ADDITION, for every completed raffle entry, The Husband and Wife Law Team will donate $1.00 to AMSAF. So not only are you getting a chance at a great prize, but you're giving to a great cause at the same time! If you can't make it to the big event, you can enter your raffle entry online at: just enter your address in the big box.
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 $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 . For more information contact Page Englert at 602.943.7655 or
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 or visit 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
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: (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 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
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.
Next Week
Buddy Stubbs Anthem Hogs and Dogs. Join Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson on Saturday, April 20th from 11AM till 2PM for our monthly Hogs & Dogs customer appreciation as well as our Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Boot Camp. Along with FREE food and drinks we will be walking new riders through the different steps and products that are unique to the Harley experience. “Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Boot Camp – This is basic training for bikers. Learn about everything from the headlights to the tailpipes, how to tell a Sportster Motorcycle from a Softail Motorcycle, and which bike is perfect for you.” Bring a friend – They’ve got plenty of food and drinks. Enlist today and start enjoying your freedom tomorrow! Starting at 12:00PM we begin with the basics, and go from headlights to tailpipes to get you up to speed on everything you need to know and it’s FREE. Just come ready to have a good time, and be ready to leave with a new obsession. To RSVP for our Boot Camp simply email . Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson is located at 41715 N. 41st Drive, Anthem AZ. They can also be found on the web at . Call (623) 465-1122 for more info.
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 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
Mid Week Updates will be made on the Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to 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!

You don’t need to know Chinese to understand this video. Too Funny! Watch to the end. Click Here to View.

Video of the Week. I have never seen a video like this. Watch vintage road racing before they instituted safety measures. These guys came flying out of these cars regularly. And some of the results had to be bad. 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"

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