Well, it has been a big week for my family. My daughter got married last Friday in
Maui. I never thought that would be the place that she would choose
to get married, but it was a great choice. The ceremony was held before 15 people at a private estate
that specializes in weddings that overlooks the ocean from a 500 foot cliff. It really was a beautiful
setting and everything went as planned. We were a little concerned as we were getting a typical Maui afternoon
shower, but 10 minutes before the wedding started, the clouds parted, I proudly walked the beautiful
new bride down the aisle, and the nuptials were repeated in blue sky and sunshine. It was a magical moment.
For you Father's who have gone through this, you will agree that it is a very special day when your daughter leaves
the nest and starts a life of her own. For those of you that would like to see the setting, and a proud Mother
and Father, I have included 5 photos for you to view. Click Here.
While we were there we did take advantage of some riding around the island on Monday and Tuesday. More about that next week. You can see 4 pictures on the Cyclerides.com Facebook. We just arrived home on the red eye at 7am this morning, so I am doing the best I can on this letter.
But for now. . . I want to list some of my thoughts about some basic courtesy of GROUP RIDING.
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1. Chandler Bike Night has moved to Wednesday's effective May 12th. See you there!
2. Attention ALL Woman Riders! Cyclerides.com Ladies Night is Thursday, May 20th at the Westgate Bike Night. Women who ride their own bike to Westgate on the 20th will have VIP parking at center court, (while space lasts), get a raffle ticket for drawings from Arrowhead HD and a gift from Petersen Johnson as well as a drawing for a gift certificate. We will also have a Women Rider bike show. So if you have a cool bike, email me at email@example.com to place it in the show. Arrowhead Harley is having a free woman only ride leaving the dealership at 6:30pm. Free gift bag to the first 50 woman riders. Click Here for details.
Cyclerides.com Downtown Chandler Bike Night.
Moving to Wednesday Nights starting May 12th!
In an over overwhelming vote by 83%, the Chandler Bike Night is moving back to Wednesday nights.
The rider count this season was down by about 50%. So I put a poll on the site to see which night was preferred by you the riders. It was a clear choice by 83% to move it back to Wednesday night. So forward this on to your riding pals that enjoy the Downtown Chandler Bike Night.
LIVE MUSIC with J.D. Madrid.
Enjoy food and drink specials from:
San Tan Brewery - Chicken Salad sliders and a pint of Beer $7.00
El Zocalo and
Once again we will have vendors, music and participating bars and restaurants for you to enjoy. Downtown Chandler is located just 5.5 miles South of U.S. 60 on Arizona Ave. adjacent to Dr. AJ Chandler Park. (MAP) Bike Night will be from 6pm - 10pm. Look forward to seeing all of you back again on Wednesday!
Jugg'z Saloon Wednesday Bike Night After Hours Party. Jugg'z Saloon is inviting you to stop by their "After Hours Party" for the Downtown Chandler Bike Night from 7pm - Close. Jugg'z is located just 1.5 miles South of Downtown Chandler at 851 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler. Enjoy 12 Wings & Beer for $6.00, 12" Pizza and Beer for $6.00 and $2.00 Coors Light and Bud Light. 2 Pool Tables, 2 Dart Boards and 4 TV's for sporting events. Bike Parking in front of bar.
Billet Bar Bike Night has moved to Wednesdays as well as Thursdays!
The Bike Night At The Billet Bar. The Billet Bar has now moved bike night to Wednesday nights as well as Thursdays to take advantage of all of the bikes expected to be in town for the Downtown Scottsdale Bike Night.
Not only that, Billet Bar is now serving food cooked right there on the grill!
That's right, Myron now has a grill and is serving up 1/4 pound cheeseburgers and chips right there hot off the grill for $6.50 every day of the week. On bike night enjoy happy hour pricing on drinks all night long. Click Here for 2 for 1 coupon for your first drink. Print it out and bring it in to redeem.
This is the perfect time of year to set on the patio and watch the action on Scottsdale. The Billet was Voted "BEST BIKER BAR IN PHOENIX" by New Times. There is no better place to watch all the Bikes ride down Scottsdale road than from The Billet Bar Patio. The Billet is ALWAYS packed with bikes Every Day. Stop by and take a look at the New Flamed Booths on the Paradise Patio. The new bars front and rear provide spacious seating, fresh air atmosphere, perfect temperature and courteous staff. You can sit at the back bar and watch your favorite TV on any of the seven big inch televisions. Play pool, listen to the latest music and socialize. The front patio seats over 75 people and is perfect for people watching on Scottsdale Rd. The Billet Bar is located on 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. Check it out this Thursday night and all weekend long. Info: at 480-941-1876.
Westgate Bike Night in Association with Cyclerides.com.
The Westgate Bike Night in Association with Cyclerides.com is back and bigger than ever!
This turned out to be one of the most talked about and best attended bike nights this State has ever seen. There was some disappointment when it ended last July 2nd, but the anticipation was building this year and we kicked it off in a huge way on March 18th with an estimated 1500 bikes. We hope to make this one even better than last year with different programming every week. Click Here for Photos from last week.
If you can't make it, Click Here to view the new Westgate Bike Night Web Cam. Page automatically refreshes every 10 seconds. Will be live every Thursday for bike night from 5pm - 10pm.
I would like to give special thanks to our Sponsors of the Westgate Bike Night.
Please visit their booths at the event and click their links below to learn more about them.
Petersen Johnson your Accident-Personal Injury-Criminal Attorney.
Petersen Johnson is a local Arizona law firm, whose attorneys have over 60 years of combined legal experience in Accident/Injury law and DUI/Criminal Defense law. We have substantial experience in representing riders injured in motorcycle accidents. Ron Petersen and Brad Johnson are involved in every injury case. We discount our fees; never our service. Please call us locally at 602-650-1200, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Arizona Victory Motorcycles. Arizona Victory, one of the top Victory dealers in the United States is located at 13401 N. Cave Creek Rd. Stop by their booth and see the latest from American Made Victory Motorcycles including the Cross Country touring motorcycle from Victory. Arrange your demo ride. Stop by their booth to enter to roll the dice to win a new Victory 8-Ball motorcycle.
Trask Performance. A full service shop specializing in high performance upgrades and dyno tuning. Let our team of professionals fulfill your performance needs and unlock your bike’s full potential. Motorcycle Builder and performance expert Nick Trask will be Featuring his turbo systems. This will be your opportunity to meet Nick and see how he can improve the performance of your bike.
For the duration of this run over the next 7 weeks, I will be updating the Westgate Bike Night page with the weekly photos, restaurant specials, special guests, musical guests and programming. So bookmark this page and check back every week to see what is coming up. I look forward to seeing you all this week at Westgate. Westgate City Center is located on the SE Corner of the Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. in Glendale next to Jobing.com Arena and University of Phoenix Stadium.
Chester's Harley-Davidson "Party On The Patio".
Looking for a good quick ride destination or a great place to meet up with your group for a ride? Grab lunch before you go! Every Saturday from 11am - 2pm head to Chester's Harley-Davidson for the "Party On The Patio".
** Enjoy FREE BBQ Burgers and Dogs with all the fixins',
** Live Music this week with Dok & Gal
** Outdoor Sidewalk Sale 9:30am - 4:30pm. Great Deals to be had on some inventory reduction!
** Pool Tournament: First Place $50 Chester's Gift Card. 2nd Place a $25 Gift Card.
** Guess the horsepower contest. $25 Chester's Gift Card to the winner.
Park under the patio, hang out with other riders, meet new friends and DEMO a brand new Harley-Davidson. Good times to be had by all. The Party on the Patio will be happening EVERY Saturday at Chester's Harley-Davidson located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404.
Saturday, May 15th
1st Arizona Freedom Ride 2010. Armed Forces Day is May 15 this year. The 1st National Freedom Ride will be supporting all the Armed Forces, our Troops, MIA's, POW's, Veterans, their families, friends and all that still stand to Serve our Country. Proceeds go to Operation Homefront of Arizona. Pre-registration fee $20 single & $25 couple paid online by April 1st. Day of the event the fee is .$25.00 single or $30.00 couple. Free patches to the first 100 paid riders. There will be a $10.00 donation charged at the end location for non-riders. STARTING at Chester's Harley-Davidson 922 South Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85210. REGISTRATION 9:00 am to 11:00 am Opening Ceremonies 9:30 am til 10:00 am. Last Bike out by 11:00 am. ENDING location WESTERN TRAILS RANCH. Live Music by Burnin' Betty from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and the CellPhone Cowboys from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Raffles, 50/50, T-shirts, Dog Tags and vendor sales.
Saturday, May 15th
7th Annual Power to Cure Huntington's Disease Roosevelt Lake Poker Run. Join us for a scenic day ride and poker run to beautiful Lake Roosevelt! At 10 a.m., Saturday May 15th, riders will depart from Hacienda Harley Davidson, 15600 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale and head to the Beeline Highway. Heading north up Beeline Highway thru Punkin Center riders will arrive at Lake Roosevelt where a delicious free BBQ lunch will be provided next to the lake by the Roosevelt PERA club from SRP! Everyone will then head back down Beeline Highway and end at Hacienda Harley-Davidson for more fun, activities and awards! Festivities will include a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and other raffles during the ride, with winners announced and prizes awarded at the dealer! The first 200 riders who pre-register online before May 14th will receive a beautiful commemorative ride pin! Award for the club or team with most registrations!!! Enjoy a beautiful ride and free lunch while helping those with Adult Onset Huntington's Disease and Juvenile HD in Arizona! On-Site Registration Day of Ride, May 15th (9 am to 10:30 am): Single: $25.00 Two Up $35.00. For more information: Sandy Petraitis, 602-236-0811.
Sunday, May 16th
Phoenix MC Kruzers Fallen Four Memorial Ride. All proceeds will go to the families of the fallen four and the survivors. If you can not ride, join us at the end point for a celebration of their lives. Registration: 7:00am –8:00am
Start Location: Waddell’s Longhorn Corral located at 1629 N. 195 Ave. in Buckeye.
End location: The Roadrunner Restaurant, 47801 N. Blk Canyon Hwy in New River.
Kickstands up 8:00am. $20 per bike - $25 double. Donations are Tax Deductible. There will be food, raffles, and entertainment. If you cannot ride, please join us at the end of the ride for a celebration of their lives. There will be food, raffles, and entertainment. For Ride, Vendor, or Sponsorship information please call: Steve Riley, C.R.A.AZ President - 623-695-0000 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 20th
Cyclerides.com Ladies Night at the Westgate Bike Night. Women who ride their own bike to Westgate on May 20th will have VIP parking at center court, (while space lasts), get a raffle ticket for drawings and a gift from Petersen Johnson as well as a drawing for a gift certificate, and we will have a Women Rider bike show. Arrowhead Harley is having a free woman only ride leaving the dealership at 6:30pm. Free gift bag to the first 50 woman riders. Click Here for details.
Saturday, May 22nd
American Legion Riders Post 79 5th Annual Motorcycle Scrabble Run. $15 buy in. Registration 9-11am. Ride pins, lunch, cash prizes. Check in at ALR post 179 in Yarnell, AZ. 22911 Looka Way in Yarnell. Proceeds benefit ALR-79 charities, which include the Northern AZ BBQ for the Prescott VA patients and staff.
Sunday, May 23rd
First Annual Motorcycle Awareness Ride. Join thousands of other bikers across this country and around the world. The First Annual "CAN YOU SEE ME NOW!" Motorcyclist Awareness Ride. All riders know that more needs to be done to raise motorist awareness of the millions of motorcycles sharing U.S. roads each year. Many communities across the nation have experienced crashes resulting in serious rider injury or fatality due to inattentive, careless or unaware drivers. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008, 47 percent of all motorcycles involved in fatal crashes collided with another type of motor vehicle. THIS RIDE IS OPEN TO ANY AND ALL MOTORCYCLE RIDING INDIVIDUALS, CLUBS, AND GROUPS. It's all about us, what we love to do, and we hope to inform others that when you drive any vehicle, your attention should always be concentrated on what your responsibility is. Put away that cell phone, leave the burger in the box, and the eye liner can wait until you are stopped. Begins at Toby Keith's at Loop 202 and Dobson Rd. in Mesa at 9am. Kick stands up at 9:45am. Ends at Greasewood Flat in North Scottsdale. All freeway ride to draw awareness, no fee to ride. For all details Click Here.
Sunday, May 23rd
Harleys For Hooters Fundraiser Ride. Harleys for Hooters ride benefitting Bekki Neugart, a beautiful single mom waging the war against breast cancer. Take a gorgeous ride with us and help Bekki at the same time. Sunday, May 23, 2010. Ride leaves at 9:00 am
at Julio Cesar Chaves Sports Bar at SW Corner of Southern & Country Club, Mesa. Check in time 7am - 8:45am. $25 donation per rider, $35 double for pre registration. Add $10 day of ride. Shirt, Goodie bag, Door Prize ticket, Food and Fun.
Mid Week Updates will be made on the Cyclerides.com Facebook.
New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Cyclerides.com Facebook. Over 2400 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!
I might have had this in the letter before, but it is funny enough to watch again. Click Here to View.
Wow! This cop is a lucky one. Listen for the click of the empty cylinder at the start. Click Here to View.
Video of the Week:
Heard about the new 3D tv's? This one might be carrying it a bit far. Click Here to View.
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
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