Weekly Update

Greetings Riders,

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Well, it is August in Phoenix, AZ and the weather hasn't been real conducive to motorcycle riding. Between the monsoon storms and the excessive heat, it is pretty brutal right now. So that is why not much going on right now. I had to ride to Tempe last Monday and came home around 1pm at 112 degrees. That was the longest 40 miles I think I have had. I don't wear a helmet all the time when traveling short distances. But we are now always wearing them for our longer trips out of town and find them to be very comfortable.

The myth that wearing a helmet in the heat like this makes you hotter, just couldn't be farther from the truth. It keeps your head so much cooler and keeps the sun from dehydrating you faster, making you able to ride longer distances without stopping for water. Having the helmet on definitely saved my melon from getting fried. Give it a try sometime. The good news is, that we will be past this weather within the next couple of weeks as we work our way into September.

The number one question I get from email and when I am at the Bike Night at Westgate is when am I going to start a Bike Night in the East Valley. Well, I have been trying to put this together for a long time, and I can finally say that the time is now! I wanted the best venue on the East side to do a bike night, and there are not many available. But the one that I have wanted, and have been trying to get done for the last 4 years is finally going to happen this Fall.

I would like to announce that the Bike Night series is expanding to the East Valley and will be riding into Tempe for the Bike Night at Tempe Marketplace on Thursday nights beginning Thursday, September 13th, and running through November 15th for 10 consecutive Thursday nights. This is a fantastic venue conveniently located at the Loop 101 & 202. We will utilize the street and courtyard area in the center of Tempe Marketplace and will be able to cruise through and park our motorcycles on the street that is normally closed to traffic. There is a built in stage, tables, umbrellas and misters in the area that will keep you cool.

We will have Live Music every week and will open the first bike night with the 74th Street Band on September 13th. There will be Vendors as well as Food and Drink specials throughout the complex. Dave and Busters has a great 2nd story patio that overlooks the road and band that you will be able to hang out in and watch the bikes cruise through. California Pizza Kitchen is on the ground level with an outdoor patio and Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que with a large outdoor patio where all the bikes exit, as well as many other places throughout the district.Live Music for September will include: 74th St. Band, Backstage Crew and Skarlett Fever on September 27th. See Photos of where we will be having bike night.

I am really excited to be bringing Bike Night to the East Valley in such a great location. This will give everyone on the East side a good reason to get on their motorcycles, and head out to a great venue to have dinner with your riding buddies and watch the motorcycles cruise by. Should be a great time! Come out to Tempe Marketplace on Thursday, September 13th to help us kick it off. Thanks to Tempe Marketplace for allowing us to do this and to our presenting sponsors: Desert Wind Harley-Davidson, Ridenow Powersports Chandler, Indian Motorcycle Chandler and Nash Powersports, along with our associate sponsor Law Tigers who help make this happen.

Just to be clear, we are continuing our 10th season of the Bike Night at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale. That will begin on Friday, September 7th and continue for 11 consecutive Friday nights ending on November 16th. We will kickoff the Fall season with the Visitors, Strangeland, Visitors and Skarlett Fever for September. Thanks to our presenting Sponsors again this season, Arrowhead Harley-Davidson, Ridenow Powersports Peoria and Indian Motorcycle Peoria and our associate sponsor Law Tigers.

I am really excited to provide 2 excellent Bike Nights covering both sides of the Valley on Thursday and Friday nights so that everyone will have the opportunity to have a fun place to ride to. It will keep me moving, but I am looking forward to seeing riders on both sides of town. Thanks for your continued support in our new endeavors.

Please stay tuned and "Like" the Facebook Page for updates on special activations, Live Music and Specials at both of our Bike Nights.

Enjoy your week and
Please Ride Safe!

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 25th
MVP Casino Night at Desert Wind Harley-Davidson. All the fun takes place in the Desert Wind Harley-Davidson's Showroom from 5-9PM. 2 Free Drink Tickets plus 300 in players chips per person! Cash Bar, Free Admission, FREE Food. Also enjoy a Tequila Tasting by Codigo 1530. All proceeds benefit the Mesa Veterans Program. Desert Wind HD is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404.

September 12-15
Thunder Valley Rally 2018 Presented by Law Tigers.
Reserve your rooms early for the Thunder in the Valley in Cottonwood, AZ happening on September 12-15.
Musical Guests this year:
Friday: Jonny Lang at 9PM.
Saturday: Blackfoot w/Rickey Medlocke at 9PM.

Mid Week Updates will be made on the Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Over 7000 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!

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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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