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 www.maineventimaging.com 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
Here to View. I plan to get some aerial photos of
Cyclefest at Westworld on Wednesday afternoon.
Arizona Bike Week
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
Don’t miss this week at the Cyclerides.com 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 Cyclerides.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, March 28th – June 27th
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
Here are the details for the
Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead HD and Ridenow
Where: Westgate City Center, Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. SE Corner. Next to
When: Thursday nights beginning March 28th – June 27th
Time: 5 PM –
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 CustomsCurly'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
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
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
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 http://www.azbikeweek.com/events.htm for all of the events and concerts for Arizona Bike Week.
Wednesday, April 10th - Tonic
Thursday, April 11th – Blues Traveler
Friday, April 12th – Doobie Brothers
Saturday, April 13th – Third Eye Blind
Wednesday, April 10th
. 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
(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: http://bit.ly/BikeWeekRaffle just enter your
address in the big box.
Thursday, April 11th
. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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:
Saturday, April 13th
. 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
Saturday, April 13th
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
- 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 email@example.com
Sunday, April 14th
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
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 Marketing@buddystubbs.com . Buddy Stubbs Anthem
Harley-Davidson is located at 41715 N. 41st Drive, Anthem AZ. They can also be
found on the web at www.anthemhd.com . Call (623) 465-1122 for more
Saturday, April 20, 2013
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
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need to know Chinese to understand this video. Too Funny! Watch to the end. Click Here to
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
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