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Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
10/24/12
 
Greetings Riders,
 
Well, I have to start off this week’s newsletter with an important alert. I felt some cool weather last night that required a sweatshirt for evening riding!! It has taken to October 24th for that to happen, but it is now time to throw the sweatshirt or light jacket in the bags for early morning or evening riding. Hallelujah!! I was wondering if it was ever going to get here. The forecast for the next week is mid 80’s day and high 50’s evenings. Time to take advantage of this awesome riding weather.
 
The event calendar is very full these days as October always is. The Bob’s Biker Blast last week at HD of Scottsdale was extremely well attended as you can see by this picture as several thousand people, showed up for this concert. I heard as many as 12,000 for the day. 38 Special put on a great show. Those old guys can still rock and sounded excellent. George Thorogood was alright, but in my opinion, 38 Special was spot on and had him beat for the night. All in all, an excellent night and a great new venue in town for motorcycle riders to enjoy.
 
The ice sculpture dudes were interesting as they carved a motorcycle and a Harley logo out of ice to music. Mrs. C. said the bike must be a “Bobber”. Click Here to see how she arrived at her comment. We walked up to take some photos and a look at the finished product when one of the Ice Mimes pointed at the both of us and indicated he wanted us to go on stage to sit on the the ice bike. Being good sports, even though we knew it was going to be wet and cold, we obliged and hopped up on stage. Little did we know that they had much more in store for us. They handed me an ice ring to be given to Mrs. C. and one for her to give to me. I told her that was the only way she was going to get a rock like that!
 
Next they gave me an ice heart inscribed  with “I (a heart drawing) U to give to Mrs. C. After 31 years of marriage I had no idea that I would be involved in a mock wedding ceremony with an Ice Mime that looked like the Joker’s frozen brother from a Batman movie. After the silent exchange of vows, we sat on the ice sculptured motorcycle for a few photo ops. It was a very fun impromptu exchange that entertained us and the crowd. Thanks to all who sent in pictures of us on the ice bike. We appreciated that. Click Here to see all the photos.
 
Sunday we participated in the Charley Vidal ride and event to the Hideaway. Thanks to Mark Bradshaw at the Hideaway for donating the food and to all who came out to help and those who donated silent auction items to raise almost $5000 for Charley to ease his financial burdens while he works to beat this awful cancer for the second time.
 
I earlier mentioned the great night riding temperatures now. This is a good time to take a ride to The Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports. If you haven’t been there yet this season, you only have 4 nights left including tonight to ride in and enjoy one of the coolest bike nights in the Southwest. The last night is Thursday, November 15th. Tonight enjoy Live Music with “Sour Diesel Trainwreck”. You can hear some of their music at this link. This is an excellent Southern Rock band that has their own CD out now. You will love these guys. We also have 2 Classic Cars on display tonight. A 1932 Hemi Roadster and a 1950 Olds Convertible that you won’t want to miss. You could also try the Mixteca Bike Night for a nice time on Friday nights. CLICK HERE for some recent photos of Bike Night.
 
See all events this weekend below. Whatever you do, get out and enjoy this great riding weather and most of all ride safe. See the Day Rides section for some ideas or just type in some Keywords in the newsletter Archives to find an article on a destination you would like to go.
 
Have a good weekend!
Barry
 

 
Bike Nights
 
Tuesday Nights
 
Mad Dog Saloon Tuesday Bike Night. After a Summer hiatus, Mad Dog Saloon is BACK! And kicking off bike night for the Fall with a big night. I am really excited about Mad Dog Saloon as it is a perfect stand alone bike night location with a huge patio. For those of you that live in the area you will recognize it as the former Salty Senorita’s. The patio is huge with an outdoor bar, the inside is huge as well with garage doors that open to the outside and TV’s everywhere you look. And plenty of motorcycle parking.
There will be food and drink specials including
$1.00 tacos on Tuesday’s.
$2.50 Bud Bottles
$3.00 Jack Daniels Honey Shots
Mad Dog Saloon is located at 1860 S. Stapley, just 3/10 of a mile South of U.S. 60 on Stapley. Stop by and check it out. See you there for opening night on Tuesday, September 18th. Click Here for Details, Map and Photos of the Mad Dog Saloon.
 
Thursday Nights
 
September 13th – November 15th
Only 4 Nights Left!
Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night this Fall being presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports. The crowds for the first 3 nights of this season have been huge. Bike Night began Thursday night, September 13th with a HUGE crowd and will continue for a total of 10 nights ending on November 15th from 5 pm – 9 pm.
 
Live Music this week with Valley Favorite “Sour Diesel Trainwreck”.
A 1932 Hemi Roadster and a 1950 Olds Convertible on display this week.
 
From the looks of things last week, riders are ready to enjoy the break in the weather and get back on their bikes. So grab your riding buddies and stop by to enjoy Live Music, Restaurant specials and other special events along the way. Click Here for Photos from the first night.
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.
Click Here for Flyer.
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports:
Arrowhead HD
Your local Harley-Davidson dealership and proud sponsor of the Cyclerides.com/Westgate Bike Night. Stop by and see the latest in what Harley-Davidson has to offer. Speak to one of our trained sales staff about what Harley-Davidson motorcycle would be right for you. We are located just South of 83rd Ave. and Bell Rd. 623-247-5542.
Ridenow Powersports
Stop by and talk to our staff at bike night or at one of our many valley locations. We feature many brands including Polaris, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, Can-Am, BMW, Victory, KTM, Spyder, and Ski-doo. Click Here for a list of our locations.
And to our Associate Sponsor Curly’s Customs
Curly's Customs. Curly's Customs is a full service Custom Paint & Body Shop for the motorcycle enthusiast. 623- 977-0339. Stop by and see them at Bike Night.
 
Restaurant Specials at Westgate:
Saddle Ranch - 2 chicken tacos for $5.50. Classic pints of draft beer for only $3. 6:30pm to 10:00pm All Bike Nights, excluding event days/nights (when there are concerts, sporting or other events at the Center/stadium/arena). Show “M” Class on license for discount.
Calico Jack’s Cantina - Bike Night Platters. Nacho chips, mini-chimis, onion rings & jalapeno poppers, plus a pitcher of domestic draft beer for only $19.99. Enjoy 10% off your bill when you show your motorcycle license.
The SHOUT! House - Bike Night Burger Deal: Burger, fries and one beer for only $7.00.
Kabuki - Take 15% off when you show your motorcycle license during Westgate Bike Night, Dine-in only. One offer per table per party. Not valid during Happy Hour and Reverse Happy Hour.
Margaritaville – 5-9 PM. 15% off for bikers that show their motorcycle license, alcohol not included. $2 PBRs.
 
Friday Nights
 
Mixteca Mexican Friday Bike Night. Attention West Side Riders! First night was a big success! You now have a good reason to get the bike out on a Friday Night. Mixteca Mexican Food, located at 67th Ave and Bell Rd., SW Corner is starting an every Friday Bike Night on September 14th. Mixteca features a large outdoor patio with a grill to fire up fresh street tacos as well as burgers. There will be Live Music on the patio as well as plenty of seating inside and out. Or you could choose to sit at the indoor bar that opens out to the patio. Mixteca has a great menu including Sea Food, Mexican Food and American Food. There is something for everyone. Click Here to view menu.
Ride in and enjoy:
$3 burgers on the grill
$1.75 Street Tacos
$2.00 Draft Beers
$4.00 Margaritas
Live Music with the Santana Experience.
TV’s inside and on the patio.
And plenty of blocked off motorcycle only parking right in front of the patio.
Ride by Mixteca this Friday night and help us kick off this new location on the West side located at 6731 W. Bell Rd.
Click Here to view more information including photos of Mixteca inside and out.
 
This Week
 
Saturday, October 27th
Victory BMW Oktoberfest Classic Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet. Event time 10AM – 2PM. Music, Victory BMW Girls, FREE Food, Trophies for Bike Show Winners. Raffles. This is a “FREE” Bike Show and Swap Meet. Door Prizes (Including Schuberth and Arai Helmets) and food is free. Everyone at the show can vote for their favorite bike as People's Choice Best of Show. Swap meet set up is between 8am and 9am. Entry registration is from 9 am until 12 noon. Showing and balloting is from 12 noon until 1:30 pm. Best Asian, Best European, Best American, Best Original, Best Restored, Best Scooter, Best Café Bike, Best Off Road or Enduro, Best of Show. Victory BMW is located at 1701 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225. 480-899-9113. www.VictoryBMW.com
 
Saturday, October 27th
Arrowhead Harley-Davidson Halloween Party. Join us for a scary good time on Saturday, October 27th. Trick or Treating: Bring your kids in for candy in all of our departments. Employee Costume Contest: Help us judge the best costume at Arrowhead HD. Vote for your favorite costume from 10AM – 2PM. FREE Candy and Popcorn. Halloween Goodies. SALES TAX SUCKS! Buy any new In-Stock 2012 Model and Arrowhead HD will pay your Sales Tax! Arrowhead HD is located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Ftn. Center Dr. in Peoria, AZ. 623-247-5542.
 
Saturday, October 27th
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson Hogs and Dogs. Join Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson on Saturday, October 27th from 11AM till 3PM for our monthly Hogs & Dogs customer appreciation as well as our new rider Motorcycle Boot Camp. Along with FREE food and drinks we will be walking new riders through the different steps and products that are unique to the Harley experience. Okay, here’s the thing: Every Harley® motorcycle rider was a newbie once. Yes, every one! It’s just one day we went from dreaming about it, to doing something about it. Are you up for it? Do you have non riding friends that you want to share your passion with? Then check out Buddy Stubbs Harley‐Davidson® Motorcycle Boot Camp. Part party, part basic training, it’s a fun, laid‐back way to get started, hang out with lots of your fellow newbs, and learn all about riding and bikes. Starting at 11:30AM we begin with the basics, and go from headlights to tailpipes to get you up to speed on everything you need to know. And it’s free, too. Just come ready to have a good time, and be ready to leave with a new obsession. To RSVP for our Boot Camp simply email Marketing@buddystubbs.com. Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson is located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix. They can also be found on the web at www.buddystubbs.com . Call (602) 971-3400 for more info.
 
Saturday, October 27th
Chandler Harley-Davidson Halloween Party. Join us for a scary good time on Saturday, October 27th 1PM – 4PM. Trick or Treating: Bring your kids in for candy in all of our departments. Employee Costume Contest: Help us judge the best costume at Chandler HD. Customer Costume Contest: At 1PM, Prizes for the kid and adult winners. . FREE Food and Halloween Punch. Face Painting for the kids. Best dressed bike contest starting at 1:30 PM. SALES TAX SUCKS! Buy any new In-Stock 2012 Model and Chandler HD will pay your Sales Tax! Chandler HD is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ. 480-496-6800.
 
Saturday, October 27th
Warlocks & Witches Costume Ride & Dice Run. Proceeds will benefit the Veteran Furniture Center supported by Combat Vets Motorcycle Association. United for Change is putting on their first annual Warlocks & Witches Costume Ride & Dice Run beginning and ending at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale. Registration & breakfast 8:00 A.M.at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale - 15600 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Last bike out 10:00 A.M. / Last bike in 2:00 P.M. 12:00 - 3:00 P.M. Costume party at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale. Cost $25 solo / $30 2 up. There will be a Live band, Ice cold beer, a Ghost hunt, and Trick-or-treating. All bikes & customers welcome. Best costumes wins a prize! Raffle at the end of run. Raffle Tickets $1 each, 6 for $5, 12 for $10. Raffle will take place at end of the event at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale. For more information call Barbara Sesate at unitedforchange@live.com or Pam Gordon-Micari at everydetail2011@gmail.com.
 
Saturday, October 27th
School Girl Run. Southern California Party Ride is coming to Arizona. Starting at Chandler Harley-Davidson - 6895 West Chandler Boulevard Chandler, AZ. Sign in will be held from 9:00 - 12:00 P.M. Live music, multiple stops, prizes, huge party event and much more! For more information  www.schoolgirlrun.com
 
Saturday, October 27th
6th Annual "Anthony Holly Memorial Ride". If you ride, please join in the fun for this great cause. The ride will again start at 5 & Diner (75th Avenue & Bell), you will travel through some beautiful places, get your "poker card" stamped, and end for lunch at Pullano's in Glendale.  Even if you don't ride: * Fabulous raffle and auction items, all for the same great cause! * Come out and have breakfast with us at the Diner!! Please pass on this email to any riders you might know, or other folks who want to help "Tony's Kids".  We all miss him every day and try every day to continue to do Tony's work for youth, and are so grateful for all of your support. All proceeds benefit Anthony Holly Foundation.
 
Sunday, October 28th
Heartbreak Hayley Memorial Scholarship Ride. Hayley McElroy was a MMI Harley-Davidson graduate of 2011. She loved motorcycles and was excited to start a career as a technician. Early on the morning she was about to start her journey, she lost her life dong what she loved best, riding her motorcycle. This scholarship is to help carry on Hayley’s legacy by helping a female MMI Harley-Davidson student fulfill their dream to become a HD technician. Registration starts at 7AM at Buddy Stubbs HD. Ride starts at 7:30AM. First Stop Harold’s in Cave Creek, then ends at Big House, Inc. located at 637 S. McClintock Dr. in Tempe for Hayley Remembrance service. Live Entertainment, BBQ, Raffles.
 
Sunday, October 28th
100 Club of Arizona Benefit Run. Supporting those behind the badge and their families. 8AM – 10AM. Registration at Chester’s Harley-Davidson located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa. $30 per bike includes entry ticket for special drawing: “Free Tires for Life” from Chester’s HD. Ride ends at the Hideaway Grill in Cave Creek at 3PM. Auction, Raffle and Drawings at 4PM. Highest Poker Hand wins Mossburg 500 Tactical Shotgun. Many Auction and Raffle items. See flyer for details.
 
Next Week
 
Saturday, November 3rd

Chester’s Harley-Davidson Rocktoberfest. This year is like no other. We rock the house with LA Guns as they just unleashed their new album and it climbs on the charts. This unforgettable day will start off at 11am with Vendors, Bikini Contest, Bike Show, Beer Garden and local bands, Gus C, Run 2 Cover. Rob Randolph Band and Rock City Rebels. Hellzapoppin from Ozzy’s tour will also be here with some unforgettable acts. LA Guns will rock the house and take the stage at 9pm. This is sure to be a day you won't want to miss. Ticket prices for this KDKB event is just $9.33. Let The Good Times Roll. Come into Chester’s HD to buy your tickets while they last. Enter to win a meet and greet with L.A. Guns with your purchase. 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404.

 
Saturday, November 3rd
Choir Boys C.U.F.F.S. Ride. This is always a good run. Choir Boys are a Law Enforcement organization committed to assisting the survivors of fallen law enforcement officers with immediate needs. This is a great cause to help families of the Civil Servants the help us every day. Net proceeds go to the families of officers killed or injured in the line of duty. Registration starts from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Donation: Rider - $10.00, Passenger - $10.00. Challenge Chip to first 200 registered. After party at Chester's Rocktoberfest featuring a concert with L.A. Guns. Live Bands all day, Vendors, Beer Garden, Sponsored by Chester's Harley-Davidson. FMI call 480-894-0404. Register at Chester's Harley Davidson 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at 922 S Country Club Dr., Mesa.
 
Saturday, November 3rd
Arizona Rip's B.A.D. Ride VIII. The B.A.D. ride was started in Southern California by Rip Rose, a biker and photojournalist for Easyriders, who wanted to bring the biker nation together in the fight against diabetes. Today, that dream is a reality. This year marks the 8th Annual Arizona Rip's B.A.D. Ride and we're ready to make it BIGGER and BADDER than ever before!  Please join us in bringing the biker nation together to stop diabetes! You can make a difference! Your efforts will make a difference to the nearly 26 million Americans who suffer from diabetes and another 79 million people with prediabetes.  Take action and register today!Register now to be B.A.D. and support the fight against diabetes. Join the biker nation and the American Diabetes Association in the fight against this deadly disease. Rip's B.A.D. Ride will take place as part of the Rocktoberfest celebrations.  You can choose from 1 of 2 escorted rides from the East and West Valley Tilted Kilt locations end at The Event Center by Chester's Harley-Davidson. Starting Locations: West Valley - Tilted Kilt - 16840 N. 83rd Ave. in Peoria / East Valley - Tilted Kilt - 1910 S. Gilbert Rd. in Mesa. Ending Location: The Event Center  - 944 South Country Club in Mesa.
 
Saturday, November 3rd
4th Annual Scottsdale Healthcare Rob Moy Memorial Motorcycle Run. Sign-up 8:00 A.M. at Go AZ Motorcycles - 15500 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Ride leaves at 9:00 A.M. Registration: $30.00 per biker / $20.00 per rider. This year’s run features a 189 mile scenic ride, live music, raffles, 50/50, and much more! Proceeds will benefit the Gift of Life Lodging program. For more information call 480-882-4607 or visit  www.shc.org/motorcyclerun
 
Upcoming Events
 
Saturday, November 10th
Veterans Tribute Ride. On Saturday, November 10, 2012 motorcycle enthusiasts and the community will come together at the Veterans Tribute Ride & Family Festival to honor all five branches of our armed services and our veterans presented by Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln. Proceeds benefit the USO Arizona and Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society. All monies stay in Arizona and will be used for programs that support the men, women and families in our state. The day is filled with two moving experiences: from 10 am – 2 pm bikers can register for the Veterans Tribute Ride at Sanderson Ford located at 6400 N. 51st Ave. in Glendale and enjoy the FREE Family Festival with activities such as a rock wall, Broken Toys Band, Veteran services plus food and drinks. Kick stands are up at 2:30 pm with two honor stops: Wesley Bolin Plaza and Arizona State Veterans Home. The event finishes with a Party at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale from 6 – 10 pm featuring Furious George Band, Miller/Coors Beer Garden, Tequila Sheila and Whiskey Ranch BBQ. For more information visit the website www.AZTributeRides.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/aztributerides .
 
Extras

Mid Week Updates will be made on the Cyclerides.com Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Cyclerides.com Facebook. Over 4000 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!

Funny commercial called the “Amish Centerfold” Click Here to View

Security camera footage of a man that stops a robbery. You will be surprised at this one. A good commercial for the concealed carry folks. Not a very good shot though. Click Here to View.
 
Video of the Week. Great video called “Parahawking” Beautiful footage and great to watch. 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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