Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
9/6/17

Greetings Riders,

If you missed the newsletter last week
with my editorial entitled "We Can Be Better", please read, it provides some good food for thought. Click Here to read.

Well, we are now into September and that means that Fall bike night season is upon us. The Cyclerides.com Bike Night begins the Fall season this Friday night, September 8th from 5-9PM at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, AZ. We will begin the season with Live Music by one of our crowd favorites "Faded Jeans". We will once again be on Coyote Blvd. at Westgate next to the big fountains to begin our 9th Fall season of Bike Night. There will be lots of Vendors, Live Music and more new restaurants that have opened since the Spring.

For an additional attraction, Rockford Fosgate will be there with their Power Sound Lab demo van. For those of you that haven't done this, it is a real unique experience. You’ll never forget the day you experience, for the first time, twelve 15” subwoofers in a bone crushing pressure chamber, and you’ll never forget that day the black and red pirate ship, technically known as the SoundLab, delivered it. The feeling that you get from sitting in this is very close to the adrenaline rush of a theme park ride without ever moving. Don't worry, you are wearing headphones and there is a panic button that will shut down the system when you have had enough. It is truly a wild experience. Be sure to give it a try when you are there.

Not only is it Bike Night season, it is apparently hurricane season as well. We've seen the devastating ruins from the hurricane Harvey, but now Irma is bearing down on the Virgin Islands and Florida as well. Cyclerides.com and Westgate wanted to do our part to help those in Texas by giving you the opportunity to contribute items to the relief effort in Texas.

 LA On Cloud 9 and
Phoenix On Cloud 9, helping the homeless and animals in need, have a large truck headed to Texas Friday night after bike night to deliver goods donated. If you have any of the following items, please feel free to bring them as they will be taken directly to Texas to be dispersed to those in need. Items needed are any clothing, diapers, formula, pet food, cleaning supplies, bug spray, toiletries, non perishable food, any OTC medications, (pain relievers, allergy and cold medications, band aids, etc.) These are just a few of the things that could be used. But we have to remember that a lot of people have lost everything, so anything would be appreciated. If you want to drop it by earlier in the day, you can take it to Westgate and leave it under the 10x10 tent in the middle of Fountain Plaza. Donation receipts will be available on site. Click Here for more info.

Thanks once again to our presenting sponsors:
Arrowhead Harley-DavidsonRidenow Powersports and Indian Motorcycle Peoria, and Indian Motorcycle Chandler.
And also to our Associate Sponsor:
Law Tigers Motorcycle Lawyers.


Forward this to your riding buddies and join us!
I look forward to seeing you all this Friday night for some Live Music, Food,
Fun and lots of motorcycles!

Ride Safe,
Barry

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Tidbits:

**For those of you that were at Lake Pleasant this past Monday, here is a 1 minute video of flying over Lake Pleasant at about 3pm on Monday. Great view of the lake. Click Here to View.

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Cyclerides.com Bike Night

Friday, September 8th
Cyclerides.com Bike Night at Westgate Entertainment District. Opening Night for the Fall Season 9/8/17!

Cyclerides.com Bike Night at Westgate Entertainment District will begin our 9th Fall Season with 11 nights total on Friday, September 8th from 5pm - 9pm. Yes, you read that correct, Friday night. Due to interest in Friday nights last time and some conflict with events at the arena, we have decided to do the first 7 Cyclerides.com Bike Nights at Westgate on Friday nights. For those of you putting this in your calendars to keep track, those dates will be Friday nights from September 8th - October 20th.

Here is where it gets a little tricky. Our first idea was to do the last 4 nights on Thursday nights and that is how we were going to proceed. Then Westgate got notified of an event happening at the arena on Thursday, Nov. 9th. So we are switching that one night to Friday, November 10th when we will have a big Veteran's Day celebration at bike night. So the last 4 nights will be on Thursdays, October 26th, November 2nd and November 16th for the last night. November 10th will be on a Friday. It was unfortunate that we couldn't keep all 4 Thursdays in a row, but with all the conflicts either way, this was the best way to do it. 

I am excited to get this kicked off for the Fall season and to give us all an excuse to get out on the motorcycle and enjoying some cooler weather especially for evening riding. There was a lot of good feedback on Friday nights last time as a lot of people used it for a date night on the motorcycle and were able to stay out a little longer as for some it isn't a work night. 

Live Music for the first month will be: 
Friday, September 8th: "Faded Jeans"
Friday, September 15th: "74th Street Band"
Friday, September 22nd: "Backstage Crew"
Friday, September 29th: "Mojo Rats"


Thanks once again to our presenting sponsors: Arrowhead Harley-Davidson, Ridenow Powersports and Indian Motorcycle Peoria, and Indian Motorcycle Chandler.
And also to our Associate Sponsor: Law Tigers Motorcycle Lawyers. 


For more information, go to the Cyclerides.com Bike Night Page. Here you will find the bands that will be playing each week and photos posted throughout the season. I look forward to seeing you all again for bike night this fall. 
Westgate Entertainment District is located at the SE corner of Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. in Glendale, AZ.



This Week

Friday, September 8th
Cyclerides.com Bike Night at Westgate Entertainment District. Opening Night for the Fall Season!
I am excited to announce that we will begin our 9th Fall Season with 11 nights total on Friday, September 8th from 5pm - 9pm. Due to interest in Friday nights last time and some conflict with events at the arena, we have decided to do the first 7 Cyclerides.com Bike Nights at Westgate on Friday nights. For those of you putting this in your calendars to keep track, those dates will be Friday nights from September 8th - October 20th. The next 4 nights will be on Thursday nights except for November 10th which will be on a Friday when we will have a Veteran's Day Celebration. Bike Night will end on Thursday, November 16th.

I am excited to get this kicked off for the Fall season and to give us all an excuse to get out on the motorcycle and enjoying some cooler weather especially for evening riding. There was a lot of good feedback on Friday nights last time as a lot of people used it for a date night on the motorcycle and were able to stay out a little longer as for some it isn't a work night.
Live Music by "Faded Jeans"
"74th Street Band"
on on 9/15
For more information go to the Cyclerides.com Bike Night Page.

Friday, September 8th

Bike Night at Desert Wind Harley-Davidson. Bike Night is a free, monthly event where riders of all makes and models as well as non-riders gather to show off their bikes! Meet friends, make new friends, enjoy some, live music, and have some fun! Hoodoo Casters will be playing live from 5pm-8pm. Desert Wind Harley-Davidson is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404.

Saturday, September 9th
Desert Wind Harley-Davidson 2018 New Bike Reveal. The 2018 motorcycles are rolling in, and the fully transformed Softail lineup is unlike anything ever built before. Stop in to take a test ride and see where it takes you. Sweet Magnolia Steakhouse will be cooking from 11am- 2pm #DWHD #Milwaukee-Eight #Heritage #Softail #Cruiser. Desert Wind Harley-Davidson is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404.

Next Week

Saturday, September 16th
Arrowhead Harley-Davidson presents "Kill Tacos Save Lives". Join Arrowhead Harley-Davidson on Saturday, September 16th, from 10am to 1pm for Kill Tacos & Save Lives!  *Taco Bar *DJ *Bikini Bike Wash *Blood Drive. Give Blood. Help Save Lives. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be onsite from 9am to 3pm. Arrowhead Harley-Davidson is located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr. in Peoria, AZ. 623-247-5542.

Saturday, September 16th
Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson Hogs & Dogs. Join Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson for Hogs & Dogs! They’ll have free burgers, dogs, drinks and more as they host a great open house on Saturday, September 16th from 11am till 2pm! It’s time for Black & Orange to Give Red! Anthem H-D has teamed up with the United Blood Services to help support the Valley as well others in need during this trying time! Donate blood and you’ll be entered to win a $50 H-D gift card as a thank you. Remember that Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson is your home of the Lifetime Powertrain Warranty! You’re covered when you shop Buddy Stubbs H-D so check out their inventory today. Hop on your bike, grab some friends and roll up to Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson for all this and more. For more information call (623) 465-1122 or go to www.buddystubbshd.com. For up to the minute info be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

September 15th and 16th
Thunder Valley Rally 2017. Get ready to rock and rumble in Cottonwood, Ariz. for the 2017 Thunder Valley Rally. The Bootlegging capital of Arizona, Cottonwood knows how to throw a party — and Thunder Valley Rally is a big one not to be missed with added venues and concerts by the “Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band” on Friday, Sept. 15, and “Blue Oyster Cult” and “Mogollon” Sat., Sept. 16. (See full music schedule). The 2017 rally will have two venues filled with merriment, music and motorcycles. Thunder Valley Rally Presented by Law Tigers Arizona’s Motorcycle Lawyers will be at The Freedom Bird Entertainment Park and Campground off of North 10th Street with 96 acres of camping, vendors, concerts, beer gardens and events adjacent to Old Town.

In Historic Old Town Cottonwood on North Main Street, which has been “Rockin’ it since 1885” will host three Vendor Villages, two stages, and two beer gardens. Old Town is located on scenic State Route 89A. Don’t miss the epic ride with the “Bootlegger Poker Run” by Cottonwood Motorsports through the Verde Valley’s Wine Country with $2,000 in prize money, and a Miss T.V.R. Pin-up Girl Pageant by Main Stage. Visit www.thundervalleyrallyaz.com for event updates and make your reservations now. Motorcycle-only parking plus entry is $10. Main concert area only is $5. Only cash accepted. There will be camping at the Kickstand at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds. See all of the details at www.thundervalleyrallyaz.com.


Extras
 
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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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