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Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
10/19/11 (Update)
 
Greeting Riders, Again,
 
I apologize for a second letter, but due to my haste in getting the newsletter out early this week to tell you about the move of the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night to Wednesday nights, I forgot a ride, a few links, etc. So here it is in the complete form.
 
Greetings Riders,
 
Finally, it is definitely that time of year to get out and do some riding. If you missed the newsletter last week, Click Here. I gave you a great route over Mingus Mountain highlighting the new asphalt on that road as well as a virtually unknown road called Page Springs Rd. that you can take just outside of Cottonwood to get home. Here is an aerial view of Page Springs Rd. With temps predicted to be in the low 90’s in the valley, the riding up North will be awesome. Check it out.
 
Judging by the best attendance for the Fall season at both the Cyclerides.com Westgate and Mesa Riverview Bike Nights, riders are also enjoying the cooler evenings to take an evening ride. If that is what you are looking for, we have 2 options for you to do just that.
 
I wanted to highlight this week that the CYCLERIDES.COM WESTGATE BIKE NIGHT IS MOVING TO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AS OF THIS WEEK, OCTOBER 19TH. The reason for the move is that the Phoenix Coyotes are now playing regular season games and have home games on Thursday’s. Since they take events plaza at Westgate for their pre-game festivities, it is not practical to have bike night on the same nights, so we elected to move them to Wednesday nights for the remaining 5 nights of the season. Please cut and paste or forward this information to all of your riding pals that enjoy the Westgate Bike Night so that there is no confusion.
 
This week is “Sand Rail” night at the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night. We have scheduled Indy Car driver Paul Tracy to be there with his 1000 HP Tatum Motorsports Sand Rail. This thing is a beauty. I’m hoping that he will still be able to make it in light of the Indy Car accident he was involved in this past Sunday in Vegas. It is looking good. Tatum is also bringing the sand rail that belongs to Nascar driver Casey Mears to be on display as well as one other of their $100,000 + extreme sand car machines. These cars are all the best of the best in awesome sand cars. If you haven’t had a chance to see them, stop by this Wednesday night, October 19th to see them for yourself along with Live Music by HardRide, 6-9 PM.
 
It is “Off Road” night at Cyclerides.com Mesa Riverview Bike Night where we will be featuring Off-Road trucks and all-terrain vehicles. Be sure and stop by Mesa Riverview on Friday night to see all of them as well as the Cyclerides.com Photo Gallery. We will have Live Music in the street by HardRide. See you there. 6-9 PM.
 
A lot of you know that February 14th, 2012 is our Arizona Centennial. Since Arizona is the only State that has made a motorcycle, The Copper Chopper, the mascot of their Centennial, there is also going to be a huge Arizona Centennial Ride on Saturday, February 11th led by Dierks Bentley, ending at the Capitol for the Centennial Best Fest. I am on the committee to plan this ride and we are currently working on the start location and ride route. It will be a once in a lifetime event for motorcycle riders in our State. Here is a look at the Ride Pin for this event.
 
To gear up for this big event, cities all around Arizona are doing their own signature events to honor the upcoming Centennial. This Saturday, Peoria has incorporated a motorcycle ride with a day long festival called Arizona On The Move. The day will begin with a Free community breakfast at Peoria Sports Complex with many family activities, which is where the ride will begin. The route will be up to through Wickenburg to Arizona’s first capitol in Prescott where you will get your Arizona Centennial pin. Then it will be your choice of the route back (see my route idea) to Arrowhead Harley for an outdoor concert featuring valley favorite “Mogollon” from 4 – 7 PM where there will be Vendors, Bike Show and More. Cold Beer will be provided by “Johnny Fox’s Public House adjoining Arrowhead HD. Should be a beautiful day for a ride up North. See you there.

Tidbits and Updates:
 
**I have the opportunity to fly in a National Guard tanker this week that will be fueling F-16’s in the air. We all get a chance to sit in the boom area and take some photos. Am anxious to bring you those in the newsletter next week.
 
**New Bike Build Update. The parts are now at C.R. Designs for paint. We have added one last part, the custom air cleaner. We covered half of the original air cleaner with fiberglass and left some chrome exposed. The fiberglass cover will be screwed on the sides which will show no visible bolts to attach the air cleaner. The fiberglass part will be painted red like the bike. Click Here to view. It is the last picture on the page. It ends up that only one part on the bike does not have fiberglass fabrication and that is the front fender. This has turned out to be a way bigger project than I had envisioned, but I think we have created a really cool bike in the process. There has been a little change in color as I have decided to go with Boyd Coddington Red. With the Corvette theme, it just seemed like the thing to do. One recent piece that Jim fabricated was the Chin Spoiler that I thought came out real nice. It is the next to the last picture.
 
Bike Nights

Thursday Nights
Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night: Moves to Wednesday Nights, October 19th!
We are going to expand the frequency for the Fall season at Westgate as there will be 10 nights this year. Due to the Coyotes schedule and not being able to overlap on their games because they use events plaza, we will be doing 5 Thursday nights in a row starting on Thursday, September 15th through Thursday, October 13th. Then we will switch to Wednesday nights for the next 5 from Wednesday, October 19th through Wednesday, November 16th. Event Time 5-9 PM. This year we will be doing theme nights that will incorporate classic cars, music and Extreme Machines. The next 2 will be 60’s and 70’s with classic cars reflecting the era. We will then move on to “Extreme Machines” bringing in for display the most exotic motorsports we can find for you to see. I am really looking forward to programming this season. There will be something new to see each week. Click Here for Schedule and details. Pass this on to your riding pals. If you would be interested in being a vendor contact me at info@cyclerides.com . See Photos .
 
Highlights this Week:
Sand Rail Theme Night this week!
Live Music by “HardRide”.
Sand Rails will be on display.

I would like to give special thanks to our Sponsors of the Westgate Bike Night
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Please visit their booths at the event and click their links below to learn more about them.

Petersen Johnson Accident Lawyers.
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.

Arrowhead HD and Ridenow Powersports Your local Harley-Davidson dealership and proud sponsor of the Cyclerides.com/Westgate Bike Night. We are located just South of 83rd Ave. and Bell Rd. Stop to see the latest 2011 HD motorcycles and to pick up the new Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night T-Shirt. 623-247-5542.

Curly's Customs
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Curly's Customs is a full service Custom Paint & Body Shop for the motorcycle enthusiast. We refinish Harley Davidson and Metric motorcycles. Our goal is to provide high quality workmanship & materials at a very reasonable price. Curly's is located at 12030 N. 111th Ave. in Youngtown, AZ. 623- 977-0339. Stop by and see them at Bike Night.

Allstate Insurance – Kirk Borg Agency
Allstate insurance has extremely attractive insurance rates for motorcycles, cars and homes. Stop by and see Kirk at Westgate to get a competitive quote on your bike. Ask about bundling all your insurance for reduced rates. Contact Kirk Borg at kirkborg1@allstate.com or call 623-561-0445. Located at 20229 N. 67th Ave., Ste C-4 • Glendale, AZ 85308. www.borgagency.com

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. 21601 N. 3rd Ave. Suite D., Phoenix, AZ. 623-879-8470.
 
T.E.A.M Arizona Motorcycle Training - "T.E.A.M. Arizona is the premier motorcycle rider education organization in Arizona. We are dedicated to providing motorcycle education as a life-saving public service. Through our passionate coaches and staff, we strive to deliver a FUN, safe, and consistent motorcycling experience to riders of all backgrounds and skill level. T.E.A.M. Arizona is Your Road To Ride For Life."
 
Friday Nights
 
We will be doing 10 consecutive weeks at Mesa Riverview starting on Friday, September 16th and ending on November 18th. Event time 6-9 PM. I will also be programming theme nights at Riverview with Live Bands, Vendors and static displays including the best of Monster Trucks, Power Boats, Sand Rails, etc. for you to view. The Cyclerides.com Photo Gallery will also be back with some new photos from the archives and from our trip this year. For those of you on the East side, we are looking to bring you even more fun this season. Look forward to seeing you there. See Photos. If you would be interested in being a vendor contact me at info@cyclerides.com . Click Here for Details.
 
Highlights this Week:
Off-Road Theme Night this week!
Live Music from Riverview Bike Night favorite “HardRide”.
Cyclerides.com Photo Gallery featuring 75 photos.

I would like to give special thanks to our First Sponsors of the Cyclerides.com Mesa Riverview Bike Night
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Please visit their booths at the event and click their links below to learn more about them.

Chester's Harley-Davidson - Your local Harley-Davidson dealer. See our display at Bike Night. Store location at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404

The Law Tigers - The Law Tigers are Arizona's Injury Lawyers Who Ride. We know bikes, riders, and the law. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call 1-800-LAWTIGERS (529-8443) Visit www.lawtigers.com.

Ridenow Powersports. Valley wide locations for all of your ATV, Jet Ski and Motorcycle needs.
 
This Week
 
Saturday, October 22nd
Arizona On the Move” City of Peoria Centennial Celebration. SAVE THE DATE! This is one event that you will want to attend. Presented by SRP, this event includes a free community breakfast sponsored by Peoria Firefighters Charities, a 5K run (7:30 am start), family bike ride, Motorcycle Run to Prescott, kids arts and crafts, the Copper Chopper, horse and buggy rides, entertainment and much more!
After the event, enjoy "Mogollon" in concert at Arrowhead Harley Davidson from 4 pm–7 pm.
 
Highlights:
*Open ride to Prescott up through Yarnell and Prescott National Forest to Arizona’s Original Capitol. Registration starts at 9 am at Peoria Sports Complex. $20 per individual/$30 for tandem riders. Then back to Arrowhead Harley for the concert with Mogollon from 4 –7 PM.
Price includes a long sleeve black even t-shirt for the first 300 riders, Arizona Centennial pin and Mogollon Show at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson following the ride.
*Free pancake breakfast from 8:00 am-10:00 am
**Ride to benefit West Valley Special Olympics and PLAY Peoria Inc.
*Come Celebrate Arizona Centennial. Register at the next three Bike Nights at Westgate or on the day of the event.
"Mogollon" in concert at Arrowhead Harley Davidson from 4 pm–7 pm
Food, Vendors, Harley Girls, Bike Show and More! Cold Beer provided by: Johnny Fox’s Public House.
 
Saturday, October 22nd
99th Anniversary Copper Run Poker Run. Sponsored by the Arizona Choir Boys. All proceeds awarded to surviving family members of our fallen brothers and sisters in the Law Enforcement Community. High and Low hand prizes. 50/50 Raffle. Day of registration rider is $25, passenger $15. Pre-Reg $20/$10. Starts at Hacienda Harley located at 15600 N. Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale, AZ. Ends at Westgate City Center in Glendale. See flyer for details.
 
Saturday, October 22nd
3rd Annual Bailey Box/Boxes From Home Charity Poker Run. All proceeds go to support our Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Starts at Native New Yorker located at 21164 N. John Wayne Pkwy. in Maricopa, AZ. Registration from 8-10 AM. 50/50 Raffle, 5 Stops, 200+ miles. Last stop is the Raceway Bar & Grill located at 49237 W. Papago Rd. All vehicles welcome. Sponsored by VFW Post 12043, American Legion Post 133 and VFW Riders District 10.
 
Saturday, October 22nd
Scottsdale Healthcare 3rd Annual Rob Moy Memorial Motorcycle Run. Presented by Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, the motorcycle run honors the late Rob Moy, an avid biker and 14-year Scottsdale Healthcare employee. Registration begins at 8 a.m., ride leaves 9 am from Go AZ Motorcycles at 15500 Hayden Road, in Scottsdale and ends at San Tan Flats in Queen Creek. This year’s run features a 198 mile scenic ride. The theme this year is a "Scrabble Run." Along the route, motorcyclists will collect letters at each stop to make a word. The word with the highest value at the end wins the Grand Prize - a big screen HD Plasma TV! The ending celebration includes music and other exciting raffle prizes like weekend stays at local resorts, gift certificates to restaurants, laptops and much more! Proceeds will benefit the Gift of Life Lodging program for cancer patients. $30 one biker, $20 additional rider. Click Here for details and to register.
 
Sunday, October 23rd
Dice Run for the Gold Star Mothers Monument. Cancelled!
Sunday, October 23rd
Arizona Rip's B.A.D. Ride VII. Make a difference in the lives of the 25.8 million Americans who have diabetes. The American Diabetes Association presents Arizona Rip’s B.A.D. Ride VII – Bikers Against Diabetes. Start sites throughout the valley with registration at 8:00 am and rides going to our New Festival Site: Chester's Harley-Davidson in Mesa. Gates open at 10:00 AM. Activities include: Live Concert by Mogollon, Bike Show, Vendor, Exhibitors and more. ALL participants also receive: complimentary Lunch and water/sodas, ride pin. Minimum donation to participate: $30 pre-registration for rider / $20 for passenger. Day of Event: $35 rider / $20 passenger. Raise more and receive GREAT “Thank You Gifts”. For more information: 888-342-2383 x 7112 or visit www.ripsbadride.com
 
Next Week
Saturday, October 29th
Buddy Stubbs 45th Anniversary Party. Join Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson in celebrating their 45th anniversary! They will have FREE food and drinks from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the dealership, as well as a guided museum tour with Buddy at 12:30. Back playing by popular demand is the band RIG, you definitely do not want to miss them jamming all of your favorite classics as well as a few newer ones. Following this, there will be photo opportunities with Buddy in addition to an escorted ride to the Buffalo Chip at 6 p.m. for dinner. Included with a $30 donation to the H.O.G. 93 Charities is a big Cowboy dinner plus a Buddy Stubbs H-D 45th anniversary limited edition tee shirt. For more information or to sign up for the ride call (602) 971-3400 or go to www.buddystubbshd.com.
 
Saturday, October 29th
Spooky Blues Mini-Fest. Join us for the 1st Semi-Annual Blues Mini-Fest from 2 PM – 10 PM at the Thunderbird Roadhouse located at 3549 W. Thunderbird Rd. in Phoenix, AZ. SW corner of 35th Ave. and Thunderbird. Enjoy the music of Blues Favorites including Leon J American Crossroads Blues Review, Juke Joint, Hans Olson Dirt Music Express, Scotty Spenner, Paris James and Sal Carlino & The Strayhounds. Special Bluses Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Jay Morton, AKA Leon J. There will also be Food Vendors, Bike Wash along with the Great Music all afternoon and evening. VIP after party. GA tickets $15 in advance, $20 day of show. VIP admission $35/$40. Call 602-439-6800 for tickets or pick up at The Roadhouse. Or get tickets online at www.minifestproductions.com .
 
Saturday, October 29th
The 5th Annual Anthony Holly Memorial Ride. Registration 7 AM – 9 AM at the 5 & Diner located at 7541 W. Bell Rd. for free coffee and a great breakfast special. This will also be your chance to get your raffle tickets for the Nolan N43 Trilogy helmet and the Glock 36, and the many other great auction items. With registration complete and your cool new shirt in hand, it's kickstands up at 9 AM. You'll travel just over 100 miles through some of the Valley's most scenic areas. There are plenty of stops in between to stretch your legs, wet your whistle, and snap photos of friends and nature too. There is a $25 per rider and $15 per passenger registration fee and proceeds benefit the children's charities of the Anthony Holly Foundation. You can register online and obtain the ride route information at www.AnthonyHollyFoundation.org. The ride is expected to be 3-4 hours long and will finish with a free trip through the buffet line at Pullano's.
 
Upcoming Events
November 10-13
The Rocky Point Rally is Back the 11th year! This year the RPR will be from Thursday, November 10th – Sunday the 13th.
Thursday: Kickoff Party at Sandy Beach 5pm till
Friday: Miss Rocky Point contest and concert 2-5pm Pinky’s
Playa Bonita concert 5-8pm
T-Bar Pub Crawl 13th Street 8pm
Penasco Del Sol concert 9pm till
Saturday: Old Port 10am concert, bikini bike wash etc
Parade 4pm leaving Capone’s
Final Party Jungles 5pm till
Sunday: Penasco Del Sol pool party 1-5pm
Old Port pub crawl 6-10pm
Extras

Mid Week Updates will be made on the Cyclerides.com Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Cyclerides.com Facebook. Over 3400 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!

Once again, not sure if it is Hollywood or real, but the email said that the whale was going for the seals that was next to the guy walking just in the water. Click Here to View.

Trask Performance Too Hot To Ride Specials!
Does your bike pop, spit, sputter, bad gas mileage or runs hot? If so come get your bike tuned by the performance leaders at Trask Performance. Here we have our own state of the art chassis dyno headed up by our skilled technicians. We also set your bike up properly for emissions testing. Trask Performance Arizona's Premier performance and service center. Make an appointment with James at 623-879-8488 ext 3. Trask Performance is located at 21601 N. 3rd Ave. Suite D in Phoenix, AZ. Arizona's premier performance and service center, Trask Performance!

Watch the lightning bolt hit the tail of this plane and then come out the nose wheel. See the piece of metal go flying to your left and the ramp workers running away. Click Here to View.

Video of the Week: Wow! This is one for the good old fashioned “Gear Heads”. The best fiery burnout I have even seen. Looks like a scene from Back to the Future. 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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