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Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
9/5/12
 
Greetings Riders,
 
Welcome back to all who used this past long weekend to get out on the open road for a 3 or 4 day trip. Mrs. C. and I did just that as we headed out to Telluride, the Gateway Car Museum, Million Dollar Highway to Durango and a loop through New Mexico on our way home. 1510 miles in 3 1/2 days. We saw some beautiful sights in Colorado, an awesome automobile museum and traveled some epic unknown new roads that I can’t wait to tell you about. We got back Monday around noon and there was not enough time to get this story ready for you by today, so I will bring you the editorial, pictures and maps of the trip and these new roads in the letter next week. We found out that there is more than one way to get to Durango, and it is great. Can’t wait to share with you. I have posted a few on the Cyclerides.com Facebook. Click Here to View. You can see them even if you don’t do Facebook. If you do, “Like” the page and see all of my posts in the future.
 
If you missed the newsletter last week that wrapped up our Road Trip 2012 complete with links to all of the days, Click Here to View.
 
Well, it is that time of year again. The weather is starting to cool down and bike night season is upon us. We will begin next Thursday night, September 13th with the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night this Fall being presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports. Once again we will do 10 Thursday nights for the Fall season running from September 13th – November 15th from 5 pm – 9 pm.
 
If you have been to Westgate for a bike night in the past, you know the setting. In the midst of all the lights, billboards and 30'x50' LED Video screen, Westgate has created the feel of “Times Square in the Desert” and on Thursdays it transforms into a mini Sturgis. Coyote Blvd., located adjacent to the $6 million dancing fountains will be blocked off for motorcycles only, as well as the entire events plaza and everywhere else you can find a place to park your bike. If critical mass creates energy, we have it here. Then throw in some Live Music with top notch bands, Vendors, Bright Lights, Video, Dancing Fountains, Happening Bars and Restaurants with outdoor patios like Saddleranch, McFaddens, Margaritaville, Cactus Jacks and the Shout House, add the roar of a thousand motorcycles, and you've got yourself a party every Thursday night.
 
To kick off bike night this season we will be featuring the newest creations of Bourget’s Bike Works and a preview of their new Rogue Baggers Line in association with John Shope’s Sin Industries. Enjoy Live Music with crowd favorite “Kung Fu Grip” featuring their silky smooth blend of Classic and Contemporary Rock. If you haven’t seen these guys before, you are in for a real treat. They are an excellent band with a wide variety of music.
I am really excited to kick off the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead HD and Ridenow Powersports again this year and look forward to seeing all of my bike night friends again. So grab your riding buddies and stop by to help me kick it off on Thursday, September 13th! Should be a fun night and a great season as we have top notch bands and special attractions planned for you along the way. Plan on making the trip out to help us get started on another bike night season.
 
Here are the details for the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead HD and Ridenow Powersports:
Where: Westgate City Center, Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. SE Corner. Next to Jobing.com Arena.
When: Thursday nights beginning September 13th – November 15th
Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
What: Bike Night. Live Music, Food, Fun, Vendors, Motorcycles and Sturgis Style Cruising down Coyote Blvd.
 

Tidbits and Updates:
 
***Mixteca Mexican Friday Bike Night. I will also be kicking off another bike night next week at Mixteca Mexican Food, Friday, September 14th which will run every Friday night. Mixteca is located at 6731 West Bell Rd. in Glendale, AZ. This is on the SW corner of 67th Ave. and Bell Rd. in front of the K-Mart. I think this is going to be a very nice bike night for those on the West side. There is a large outdoor patio where they will be cooking fresh tacos and hamburgers as well as anything off of the menu. There will be Live Music, Drink including domestic, import beer and margarita’s. Great selection of food including American Food, Sea Food and Mexican Specialties. Click Here for Menu.
 
Food and Drink specials and plenty of waitresses to take care of you. Billy, the owner of Mixteca is going all out to welcome bikers including blocking off a huge parking area for motorcycles only. I have personally eaten here. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is perfect for bike night with motorcycles parked right in front of the patio. Join me on Friday, September 14th to kick off the first night from 6-10 PM and enjoy live sounds of Santana music. See you there. Click Here for photos of Mixteca and more information.
 

 
This Week
 
Thursday, September 6th
Arrowhead Harley-Davidson is keeping Thursday Bike Night alive on the West side with a rotating bike night for one more week until the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports begins. This week, will be at The Tilted Kilt, 6:30 – 9 PM, located at 16840 N. 83rd Ave. in Peoria, just North of the dealership. Join us and other like minded motorcycle riders to share our passion of riding.
September 6th – Tilted Kilt
* VIP Motorcycle Parking
* Arrowhead Harley Girls
* Door Prizes
* Food Specials
See flyer for details. Click Here.
 
First Friday of Each Month
Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale Ride to the Dogg. The first Friday of each month ride with Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale to the Dirty Dogg and be entered to win great prizes! Pin-Up Calendar Girl contest, Beer specials & Free Pizza. Biker Games hosted by Jack Schit. Kickstands up at 7 PM from the dealership located at 15600 N. Hayden Rd.  in Scottsdale, AZ. 480-905-1903.
 
Sunday, September 9th
El’s Angels Ride. This one is for Biker Chicks Only. Join El from Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale and other biker chicks for a nice Lunch Ride to Superior, AZ. Kickstands up 10:30 AM at HD of Scottsdale located at 15600 N. Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale, AZ. . To register for this ride, email marketing@hdofscottsdale.com or call 480-905-1903. Or Click Here to Register.
 
Saturday, September 8th
American Legion Post 5 - 9/11 Legacy Run. Come join us for the 3rd annual 9/11 Legacy Run at the American Legion Post 5. Located at 3927 West Southern Ave Phoenix, AZ. Ride starts & ends at post 5. Registration 8:00 - 10:00 A.M. $20 per rider-$25 with passenger. Run patches available for the first 50 registrations. Proceeds go to a scholarship fund for Veteran's children killed in action since 09/11/2001. Donations & raffle prizes accepted. Last bike in by 3:30 P.M. FREE buffet at end of ride. Breakfast available from 7:30 - 10:30 A.M. Poker hand high/low winners, raffle prizes, & 50/50 drawing. Enjoy live music from 4:00 P.M. - ??? Do not need a bike to participate & cages (vehicles) welcome! For more information call 602-237-3114.
 

Next Week
 
Upcoming Events
September 14th - 16th
12th Annual Thunder Valley Rally sponsored by: Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, & the City of Cottonwood. Over $4,000 in prize money for the Poker Run, and over $2,000 for the KA Cycles Bike Show (Call KA Cycles for all your cycle needs @ 928.634.1364) Thank You: Grand Canyon Harley Davidson, Pepsi, Bud. Located in North Central Arizona the Verde Valley is encompassed by beauty with the Red Rocks of Sedona to the Northeast, Sycamore Canyon to the North, the Black Hills and Mingus Mountain to the Southwest and the Mogollon Rim to the Southeast.
Thunder Valley Rally was started in 2000 and was the brainchild of the former Cliff Castle Casino Hotel Team Member, Mike Spurgeon. From relatively humble beginnings 11 years ago to an event that has grown to be one of the Southwest’s premiere motorcycle gatherings. In 2011, the City of Cottonwood joined forces with Cliff Castle Casino Hotel by giving the event a new home OLD TOWN COTTONWOOD. Thunder Valley Rally is sure to bring motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the state of Arizona, Utah, California, Nevada and Colorado. Bikers and non-bikers alike are sure to be entertained. The three day Thunder Valley Rally will begin Friday afternoon with the Barley and Grapes Ride beginning in Old Town Cottonwood, making their way to Jerome and back down through the wine country of Page Springs, and of course making stops along the way for a bit of tasting. The run will end by returning to Old Town Cottonwood so you can enjoy live music on the street, vendors and some Old Town charm.
 
Saturday will offer the Thunder Valley Rally Poker Run, beginning in Old Town Cottonwood at 10:00 A.M. and riding up the Oak Creek Canyon along 89A into Flagstaff and back down Lake Mary Road near Mormon Lake and finishing headed Northwest on State Route 260 back to Cottonwood. At the end of the Poker Run riders and non-riders will be able to enjoy live music, vendors, demo-rides, and much more in Old Town. Stay tuned for more events to come!
 
Saturday, September 15th
Arrowhead Harley-Davidson 2013 Release Party. Celebrate 110 years of Great Motorcycles at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson. Join us for the 110th Model Year Release Party Saturday, September 15th from 10 AM – 5 PM. See the new 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Enjoy Music, Food Vendors, Indoor Fashion Show from 1-2 PM featuring new Fall merchandise! Bikini Bike Wash by the Arrowhead Harley-Davidson Girls, Raffles throughout the day. Arrowhead HD is located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr. in Peoria, AZ. 623-247-5542.
 
Saturday, September 15th
Buddy Stubbs Anthem “Wide Open House”. The 2013 models are in stock and we're inviting you to come check them out! This year marks the 110th anniversary of Harley-Davidson and we’re throwing an open house, Harley style! Stop in September 15th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and check out the new options, colors, and models. There will be FREE food and drinks on the misted patio and plenty of shiny new eye candy to check out in the show room! Ride early to take advantage of cooler temperatures and be sure to stop in afterwards to spend time with friends while enjoying a free lunch. For more information call (623) 465-1122 or e-mail mail:marketing@buddystubbs.com.
 
Saturday, September 15th
Chandler Harley-Davidson 2013 Release Party. Celebrate 110 years of Great Motorcycles at Chandler Harley-Davidson. Join us for the 110th Model Year Release Party Saturday, September 15th from 10 AM – 5 PM. See the new 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Enjoy Free Food 11 AM – 1 PM while supplies last, Raffles throughout the day and MORE! Chandler HD is located at 6895 Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ. 480-496-6800.
 
Extras

Mid Week Updates will be made on the Cyclerides.com Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Cyclerides.com Facebook. Over 3900 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!

Check out this very interesting video of “How to get to Mars”. Click Here to View

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Video of the Week: This video makes me laugh every single time I watch it. Typical politician talk. Click Here to View. Click on the Video of the Week graphic on the page.
 
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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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