Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
4/11/18

Greetings Riders,

If you missed the newsletter last week with my review about Arizona Bike Week, Click Here to View.

As I mentioned to you last week. Arizona Bike Week begins this week and I am out all week helping build Phoenix Bikefest taking place at the Peoria Sports Complex starting on Thursday, April 12th. As of today, the PBF Ride Through Experience is up, and we will be building the Tiki Bar inside of it on Wednesday. Please stop by and say hi sometime this weekend. Click Here to see progress of first day of build.
 
Mrs. C. and I did the Mayor's Run last Saturday and were able to ride through the Cardinals Stadium, Ride down the runway at Luke Air Force Base and then take a lap around the track at ISM Raceway (formerly PIR). It was a great run and all when as planned. If you were unable to attend, I took video of each location. Click the following links to view each one:
University of Phoenix/Cardinals Stadium
Luke Air Force Base
ISM Raceway

And here is another great photo by Rusty Childress of the bikes riding down the runway at Luke Air Force Base. Click Here.

After the Mayor's Run last Saturday, Mrs. C. and I had some time to ride out to Cave Creek to see what was going on at the Hideaway and the Roadhouse. It was very busy and looks like a good start to Bike Week.

Some of you may know Carey Hart, former professional freestyle motocross competitor, motorcycle racer and also known for being the first motorcyclist to perform a back flip on a 250cc motorcycle during a competition. Carey is also married to the singer PINK since 2006. Carey will
be ending his "Good Ride" at Bikefest and then will be riding down to the Cyclerides.com Bike Night at Salt y Tequila restaurant at Westgate from 7-9 PM doing celebrity bar tending to raise money for his charity. Stop by and grab some food and drink to say hi to Carey. There are 8 more nights of Bike Night, all on Friday nights ending on June 1st.

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

Please Ride Safe!
Barry


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Cyclerides.com Bike Night at
Westgate Entertainment District Moves to Friday's April 6th - June 1st!


The Cyclerides.com 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 Cyclerides.com 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 "Rockland" 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 kabukirestaurants.com/westgate 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

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.
Highlights:
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 www.azbikeweek.com

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.

Highlights:
*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
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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 www.phoenixbikefest.com 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.

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 buddystubbshd.com/dryheat.

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 buddystubbshd.com/bikeweekbash.

Next Week

Saturday, April 21st
Chandler Harley-Davidson Saturday Service Stinger. Enjoy Pancakes and a Bike Blessing by the Black Sheep Chapter. Ministers will be blessing bikes individually starting at 10 AM.
Service Saturday Specials:
Leather Bag & Seat Service - $39.95
White Wall & Wheel Clean - $29.95
Buff All Paint & Wax - $49.95
Chandler Harley-Davidson is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ. 844-942-7539

Extras
 
Mid Week Updates will be made on the Cyclerides.com Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to www.facebook.com/cycleridescom. 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

Video of the Week
Ever wonder why the door won't close in the overhead luggage on a plane? Click Here. Click on the Video of the Week graphic to view.
 
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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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