Weekly Update

Greetings Riders,

If you missed the newsletter last week about our visit and hike to the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park, Click Here to View. This story has over 150 photos and some video, along with some good information about the Memorial. I would highly encourage you to read this one and share it with your friends. Thanks for all of the kind words about the article.

We are now into May and it is once again time for the Law Tigers Flat Track Arizona Mile presented by Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson on Saturday, May 12th. Flat Track racing has made a big comeback over the last 3-4 years and it is really bringing out the crowds for this type of racing much like it did over 70 years ago. The battle with Harley-Davidson and Indian has picked up right where it left off over 3/4 of a century ago with Indian Motorcycles taking the big lead in wins. It will be interesting this year to see if Harley-Davidson can be more competitive than they have been so far. The races that I saw the last couple of years wasn't which brand was going to win, but which rider on an Indian was going to win.

Once each year the one-mile Turf Paradise horse racing track, located at 1501 W Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ is converted to a flat track motorcycle racing venue for the Arizona Mile.  With speeds of over 135 miles-per-hour, some of the best riders in the world will battle head-to-head and wheel-to-wheel on some of the greatest motorcycle brands including Harley-Davidson, Indian, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, Husqvarna, KTM, Ducati and more at this spectacular venue.

At last year’s Law Tigers American Flat Track Arizona Mile, fans were treated to one of the closest finishes in AFT history with Indian Motorcycle factory rider and “Mile Master” Bryan Smith pulling out a half-bike margin win over teammate Brad Baker. With the thundering, large-displacement AFT Twins and 450cc-class AFT Singles bikes in action, this year’s Mile is sure to offer the same sort of heart-pounding, wheel-to-racing.

The Law Tigers American Flat Track Arizona Mile presented by Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson is the first Mile event on the 2018 American Flat Track national championship schedule, and it’s sure to be exciting in both the AFT Twins class presented by Vance and Hines (up to 750 cc displacement) and AFT Singles class (up to 450 cc displacement). We will have a chance to see who has gone the extra mile in the off-season to improve their machines, training and preparation for this first Mile race of the year.

New for 2018 is the Arizona Mile Celebrity Mini Bike Race presented by Arizona Mini Bike and Go Kart. This mini bike race will pit local tv, radio and media personalities against each other in a three-round winner-take-all format. Scott Pasmore from TV 3 and I will be participating in this race. Come out to root for and see who wins! Mini Bike races are at 2:45 and 3:15 pm.

There’s a lot more to see and experience over and above the racing action, too. This year’s ’70s/’80s ‘Throwback’ Party means you can break out your best Evel Knievel or On Any Sunday T-shirts and boogie to a live band, take part in the ‘70s/’80s costume contest, enjoy the vintage motorcycle show, and check out the vendor row with great brands and items. Costume contest winners (two sets of two tickets) will be upgraded to a suite to enjoy all of the racing action.

The racing all takes place Saturday May 12 at the Law Tigers American Flat Track Arizona Mile presented by Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. If you haven't yet experienced one of these Flat Track Races, give it a try at the first race of the season. It is an exciting brand of racing like no other. Gates open at11:00 AM.

Tickets for this year’s event are at Tickets for this year’s race start at just $39 with lots of other options including VIP trackside or rooftop, air-conditioned Turf Club & Club House and much more. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s race!

When: Saturday, May 12th
Where: Turf Paradise, 1501 W Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85023
Time: Main gates will open at 11am for all ticket holders. The race starts at 2:00pm. We invite you to come to watch the AFT Twins and AFT Singles stars practice starting at 11am.
Tickets: Starting at $39. Click Here to purchase tickets. If you want reserved seating, I would suggest buying ASAP.
Information: For more information go to

Watch Facebook Page for updates on the Mini Bike Races and other upcoming events.

Please Ride Safe!

If you would like to sign up for the Weekly Update Click Here. Bike Night at Westgate Entertainment District
Only 5 nights left for the season!

Special Display Friday Night:
Tunnel Jet Race Boat with Blown 532 Big Block Ford motor. Will be starting up throughout the night.
This Week Live Music with "Skarlett Fever"

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 "Skarlett Fever" 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, May 5th
Desert Wind Harley-Davidson International Female Ride Day. Start your day at Desert Wind Harley-Davidson for the International Female Ride Day. Register at 9am, kickstands up at 10am. Get a FREE Pancake Breakfast and goody bag before the ride. 20% Off anything turquoise in Motorclothes. At 10am join the group to ride to the Roadhouse in Cave Creek and meet all the ladies riding there from the other dealerships for free lunch and a great time! There will be a FREE Buffet, Drinks, Raffles and Group Photo.Desert Wind HD is located at 929 S. Country Club Rd. in Mesa, AZ.

Next Week

Saturday, May 12th
Law Tigers Arizona Mile Flat Track Races. Don't forget to get your tickets to the Law Tigers Arizona Mile Flat Track Races on Saturday, May 12th. This is a great time with some of the most exciting professional Flat Track racing you will see. American Flat Track Pro Racing Championship Event, Bike Show, Mini Bike Races, Throwback Party, Live Music, Vendors and More! Opening Ceremonies will begin at 1:30 pm, National Anthem at 2pm and the first races rolling off the line right after. Click Here to buy your tickets now!

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!

This bartender has an interesting way to pour a few shots. Click Here to View.

Video of the Week
A very compelling commercial from the Western Cape Government about texting and driving. 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"

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