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Well, for those of you that live in the Phoenix area, I think we have finally turned the corner
to what is the beginning of Autumn. As I look at the 10 Day weather
forecast, I see no temps listed above 84 degrees, and evening temps in
the low 60's. It has been a long time since I could say that. This kind
of forecast means that there will be excellent riding weather for Bike
Nights both riding to and riding home. The 2 Cyclerides.com Bike Nights are at Tempe Marketplace in Tempe on Thursday night with Live Music by "The Visitors" and Westgate Entertainment District
on Friday in Glendale with Live Music by "Broken Toys". Dust off the
bikes and enjoy the GREAT Riding Weather this week. See photos of Tempe
Marketplace from last week with the new lighting on the palm trees. It
made a huge difference. Click Here to View. You can also view photos from last week at Westgate with the Monkey Mixer on site. Click Here to View. We are talking about doing some other beer gardens there over the next 6 weeks. Stay tuned.
It is time for LEAF-Peeping in Northern Arizona.
As I mentioned above, Autumn is upon us which means that the leaves are changing rapidly at higher elevations in Flagstaff.
This also means that we will all have another destination and an excuse
to take a day trip for leaf peeping and viewing the fall colors the
best way possible, from the seat of a motorcycle. The unobstructed 360
degree view from a motorcycle is by far the best way to view scenery,
especially when it involves 60-70 foot tall trees. Two of the best
places to plan your trip to view these fall colors is to take a ride up
to Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff and Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona.
Snowbowl is known best for the skiing, but this time of year you can take a 7-mile cruise up Snowbowl Road to
enjoy the scenic, changing colors of the mountains. Snowbowl Road from
Hwy. 180 up to the ski lift is loaded with golden colored Aspens mixed
with ponderosa pines that will definitely satisfy your desires to see
natures beautiful phenomenon of brilliant color in landscape. And if
you hit it just right with the wind blowing, you will witness a cascade
of lemon and gold colored leaves blowing through the blue skies.
You can hike some trails while you are there to really be immersed in the colors.
One of the popular trails that will drop you immediately into the vast
aspen groves is the Kachina Trail. But if hiking is not your thing, you
can also stop at Agassiz Lodge for food and then take the chairlift to
the top of the mountain at 11,600 feet to really get a birds eye view
from above. This is a beautiful sight to see and is one of my favorite
things to do on my rides up to Snowbowl. To keep track of the best time
to go you can check out the Leaf-ometer from the Flagstaff Convention
and Visitors Bureau. It has updates from Arizona Snowbowl, the Forest
Service, the Aboretum at Flagstaff and the Sedona Chamber of Commerce.
Go to www.flagstaffarizona.org/leafometer.
Here is an update from the Arizona Snowbowl web page:
"Snowbowl will be open daily from
October 5-21 for peak fall colors! Stunning golden hues begin to shine
their light on the mountain in mid-October. Experience the autumn
scenery by taking the Scenic Chairlift up to 11,500 feet—where aspen
groves steal the show with their quaking leaves for as far as the eye
can see. When you’re not enjoying the scenery from the Scenic
Chairlift, explore Snowbowl‘s trails by foot or bike to find stunning
fall colors. To learn the best eye-catching locations to spot fall
colors, read our leaf-peeping guide."
See https://www.snowbowl.ski/ for all the information on times of operation.
Oak Creek Canyon will be the next spot that will be a kaleidescope of fall colors real soon. The
route on 89A from Sedona to Flagstaff is another one of my favorite
Fall rides as it has a lot of different colors along the way with the
red rocks as a backdrop highlighting the leaves. It is a beautiful 25
mile ride that will have your head on a swivel trying to see everything
along the way. Keep in mind that you will not be the only vehicle on
the road this time of year, so it
is best enjoyed at a slow pace so that you do not miss anything,
including the car in front of you. They say that this will be best
viewed the latter half of October into November. The Leaf-peeping guide
still has Oak Creek Canyon in the green zone. So you can keep checking
back to that web site for updates.
Here is a quote from the Leaf-ometer site about Oak Creek Canyon:
of the beautiful Coconino National forest, Oak Creek Canyon is a nature
lover’s paradise. With a multitude of plants that change color during
the autumn season, Oak Creek Canyon transforms into the perfect fall
picture. Full of radiant oranges, glowing yellows and alluring reds,
the Oak Creek Canyon is impeccable for hiking with the family or that
romantic autumn drive. Located along Hwy 89A between Sedona and
This past weekend we took a quick trip up to Telluride to see the Fall colors
and attend an event called "Telluride Cars and Colors" that takes place
every year. Not only is Telluride one of my favorite towns to visit any
time of year, seeing the aspens in full golden glow throughout the town
of Telluride and Mountain Village was absolutely beautiful. The weather
was still in the high 60's to low 70's in the daytime which would have
made for a fantastic and beautiful ride around the San Juan Loop on a
motorcycle. The end of September is on my calendar for next year to
experience this on a motorcycle. One of the prettiest Fall color
exhibition that I have seen. I picked a few of my favorite photos that
I took from the weekend to share with you. There are some really
stunning shots. I also posted some on the Cyclerides.com Facebook
over the weekend.
Click Here to View Photos.
Please stay tuned and "Like" the Cyclerides.com Facebook
Page for updates on special activations, Live Music and Specials at
both of our Bike Nights.
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there are 2 Cyclerides.com
Tempe Marketplace on Thursday and
Westgate on Friday nights
per Week. East and West Valley.
See the New Cyclerides.com Bike Night Video for Tempe
Marketplace. Just Released!
Thursday Nights, September 13th -
November 15th - Live Music with "The Visitors" October 4th
Bike Night to Tempe Marketplace See Photos from Opening Night. Click
This is first time since 2011 that we have done a bike night in the
East Valley and I am excited to be bringing it back. We will be riding
into Tempe Marketplace for 10 consecutive weeks on Thursday nights
starting on September 13th and ending on November 15th. 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
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
Here for Food and
Drink Specials at Tempe Marketplace.
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. Ride
in and help us kick it off on Thursday, September 13th. See
Photos of where we will be having bike night.
to Tempe Marketplace for allowing us to do this and to our presenting
Wind Harley-Davidson, Ridenow
Powersports Chandler, Indian
Motorcycle Chandler and Nash
along with our associate sponsor Law
help make this happen.
Friday Nights September 7th - November 16th - Stop by to see the
"Monkey Mixer" and the Beer Garden Friday, Sept. 28th.
Bike Night at Westgate Entertainment District - Live Music with "Broken Toys" October 5th
season will be all Friday nights from September 7th - November 16th.
Live Music every Friday night with some of the best bands in the
valley. We are kicking off this season with great soul and classic rock
by "The Visitors". Other bands include Strangeland, Skarlett Fever,
Broken Toys, Backstage Crew, 74th St Band and Bad June. Enjoy Vendors,
Live Music and Food & Drink Discounts throughout Westgate. Thanks
to our presenting Sponsors again this season, Arrowhead
Powersports Peoria and Indian
Motorcycle Peoria and
our associate sponsor Law
Tigers. They are what makes this happen. http://b.link/crbnfall18.
For those of you that have not been to
Westgate, I like to call it the "Times Square of the Desert"
that presents a great venue for a bike night that has been going on for
10 years as one of the biggest bike nights in the Southwest. Cruise and
park on Coyote Blvd. next to the fountains, then visit the vendors and
grab something to eat and drink at one of the many restaurants. Stay
tuned for the food and drink specials. I look forward to getting this
started again to provide a great place to ride to on Fridays nights.
Ride in on Friday, September 7th to help us kick it off for the season.
See you there!
Restaurant Deals for
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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. It will keep me moving, but
I am looking forward to seeing riders on both sides of town. Thanks for
your continued support of our new endeavors.
Saturday, October 6th
Phoenix Triumph Grand Opening.
Phoenix Triumph located at 833 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ is hosting
a Grand Opening on Saturday October 6th from to 10 am to 3 pm to launch
the iconic Triumph Motorcycle brand in the greater East Valley. Join
Phoenix Triumph for a day of BBQ and an introduction to their full line
of Triumph Motorcycles, Apparel and Accessories. While you are there,
schedule a demo ride to check out the thrill of a Triumph Modern
Classic, Adventure, or Supersport. www.PhoenixTriumph.com | 480-668-7969
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