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Greetings Riders,
I hope everyone is enjoying this Chamber of Commerce riding weather we are having right now. It just doesn’t get much better than this. Last week in the newsletter I mentioned the ride up South Mountain as a possible ride getaway here in town. I got so much response on that from people who had also forgotten about it, that I wanted to mention it again in case you didn’t see it last week. This is a nice little destination with a fantastic view at the top. Click Here to Read.
It is hard to believe that we are already on the doorstep of November 1st. Which means only 55 days till Christmas. Where has this year gone? I was just getting good at putting 2013 on my checks! With the calendar turning to November it also means that the Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead HD and Ridenow Powersports is also about to come to an end. There are only 3 nights left to the Fall season. This Thursday night we will be one street to the North due to the Coyotes game. The last 2 nights, November 7th and 14th we will be in the normal location. November 7th will be NASCAR night at Bike Night. There will be a NASCAR on display as well as 7 of the Next drivers there to sign autographs in center court. 74th Street Band will be our Live Music for the evening. Ride in and enjoy our last 2 nights of the season.
Many of you have inquired about the Toys To Kids event for this year. It will be on Saturday, December 7th. I have 120 underprivileged and homeless kids from Children First Academy scheduled to attend the event. It will be held once again in the fountain park area at Westgate between the Theaters and Yardhouse. This is a great place for this event as there is a huge Christmas tree in the center with grass for the kids to sit on. Times will be announced soon, but will be around 10:30-11;00 AM and will last for one hour. Put it on your calendar.
I haven’t had a new T-Shirt for probably the last 3 or 4 years. Mostly because I really wasn’t inspired by anything new to put on them. That all changed on this last ride we took back East starting in Nashville, TN. Those of you that take multi-day rides know that pretty much all you want to do is lose yourself in the fact that you have nothing else to do for that period of time, other than enjoy the opportunity to see the country from the seat of a motorcycle. I know for me, that when I park that bike after an 8-10 hour day, I already can’t wait for the next morning to get on and do it all over again, and again, and again.
After about the 3rd day on this trip, I realized that I was on an infinite loop that I could do for a long time. Riding along the Blue Ridge Parkway, reflecting on our trip so far, I came up with these words for a T-Shirt to celebrate what a good ride is. “Ride – Eat – Sleep – Repeat”. In my opinion, those words are the epitome of what a good multi-day ride is. You get on your bike and enjoy the opportunity to see this beautiful country, as much as you can, in the best way possible. So I took that slogan and emblazoned it on the front of the shirt, with the logo on the back. Click Here to View.
There are Short-Sleeved and Long-Sleeved available. The short sleeves are a higher quality, great fitting 60/40 shirt and the long sleeves are a 100% cotton Gilden. I am selling them online for $15 Short and $18 Long. Only $5 shipping for up to 2 shirts. You can also get them at the Westgate Bike Night at the Big Biker Babes tent for the next 3 weeks. These would also make a great Christmas gift for the avid rider in your family. Click Here to order online. There is limited quantity.

Tidbits and Updates:
**Only 3 nights left for the Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead HD and Ridenow Powersports. The last night is Thursday, November 14th. November 7th is NASCAR night with a NASCAR on display and 7 of the Next drivers on site to sign autographs. Live Music with 74th Street Band on the 7th and the Visitors on the 14th.
**Have you missed some past newsletters and would like to catch up? Or maybe want to revisit an article from the past. Go to the Archives to find what you want with the search box. Put in your keyword and click search. Click Here to View.

Bike Nights
Every Thursday, Sept. 12th – Nov. 14th – Only 3 Nights Left This Season! Westgate Bike Night this Fall being presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports. Bike Night began Thursday night, September 12th with a HUGE crowd and will continue for a total of 10 nights ending on November 14th from 5 pm – 9 pm. This Thursday, you will once again be able to enjoy a party every Thursday night with Live Music, Vendors, Restaurants, parking on Coyote Blvd. next to the fountains and Hundreds of motorcycles to look at as they cruise by. This is the place to be on Thursday nights for sure.
Attractions this week:
This Thursday night we will be one street to the North due to the Coyotes game.
Live Music this week with “Backstage Crew” 6-9 PM.
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. For excellent photos from Rusty Childress of the Firefighter Appreciation night Click Here.
Here are the details for the Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead HD and Ridenow Powersports:
Where: Westgate City Center, Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. SE Corner. Next to Arena.
When: Thursday nights beginning September 12th – Nov. 14th
Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
What: Bike Night. Live Music, Food, Fun, Vendors, Motorcycles and Sturgis Style Cruising down Coyote Blvd.
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports:
Your local Harley-Davidson dealership and proud sponsor of the 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.
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 Sponsors
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.
Scottsdale Victory and Indian Motorcycles. Scottsdale, Arizona NOW has it's own INDIAN & VICTORY Motorcycle Dealership! The New 2014 Indian Motorcycles revealed at Sturgis on August 3rd are NOW AVAILABLE for PRE-ORDERING! Be the First to OWN a NEW INDIAN MOTORCYCLE that will revolutionize the Motorcycle Industry!  Stop by and See us at Bike Night.
Bike Night Restaurant Specials.
I have worked very hard to get the restaurants to come up with some consistent bike night specials. I think they have stepped up very well this year to offer some good deals. There will be restaurant specials all season long that include offers from:
McFadden’s - 10% discount on your bill when you show your M-class license on Bike Night. Plus, bikers can enjoy regular happy hour specials, including $2 domestic Drafts, $3 Wells and $5 Appetizers from 4-7pm.
Calico Jack’s Cantina - $19.99 Bike Night Platters with Nacho chips, mini-chimis, onion rings and jalapeno poppers, plus a pitcher of domestic draft beer. Enjoy 10% off your bill when you show your M-class license on Bike Night.
The Shout! House - $9 Natural Black Angus Burger, Fries, and Beer special ($15 value) and a FREE cover for 2 card to come back on the weekend ($10 value) when you show your M-class license on Bike Night.
Kabuki - Take 15% off when you show your motorcycle license during Westgate Bike Night. Valid only during Westgate Bike Night events. Dine-in only. Valid only at Westgate City Center location. One offer per table per party. Not valid during Happy Hour and Reverse Happy Hour. Cannot be combined with any other offers or rewards. Excludes alcohol, tax, gratuity and gift card purchases.
Saddle Ranch - 2 chicken tacos for $5.50*. Classic pints of draft beer for only $3.75 when showing M class on license. Plus, bikers can enjoy regular happy hour specials from 4-6:30pm with 50% off all appetizers and drinks. *Valid from 6:30pm to 10:00pm on all Bike Nights, excluding event days when there are concerts, sporting or other events at the Center, Stadium or Arena.
Mama Gia’s – Enjoy $3 domestic beer and $.50 cent wings with an order of 24 or more when showing M class on license.
Shane’s Rib Shack – Free 10 piece traditional chicken wings with the purchase of 20 traditional chicken wings when you show your M class license. Plus, domestic beer for $2 per bottle.
Whiskey Rose Bar & Grill. Take 10% off your bill when you show your M class on license. Excludes Alcohol.
This Week
Saturday, November 2nd
Ride to Rescue for Homeless Animals. The Ride to Rescue for Homeless Animals starting at Joeta's Leather - 433 West Main Street, Mesa, Arizona 85021. Gear up for Paw Placement's First Annual Ride to Rescue for Homeless Animals. Silent Auction: Items include trips, resort packages, garage services and much more. Raffle: Awesome prizes! GIVEAWAYS GALORE! All Riders receive an Event T-Shirt. Every mile is a life-saver for homeless cats and dogs in Arizona. Ride a scenic route for a good cause. What a great reason to hit the road! The Ride starts with Breakfast at Joeta's Leather in Mesa. Riders will take the Bee Line Highway (87) up to Fountain Hills, stopping at the Saddle Bronc Grille before cruising Palisades Boulevard, past the fountain and through the hills to Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale. After a lunch on the patio, riders will take scenic back roads through desert terrain to The Roadrunner Bar & Grill in New River. Have a refreshing beverage before heading the The Hideaway in Cave Creek. The ride is over but the party begins! Paw Placement Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to reduce euthanasia of cats and dogs through rescue, adoption and education about responsible pet guardianship. For more information 480-773-8547 or visit
Saturday, November 2nd
Christ’s Community Church Motorcycle Charity Ride. This will be a Poker Run with Grand Prize & Prizes Benefitting Street Light USA. Ride begins at CCC located at 4530 W. Thunderbird Rd. in Glendale, AZ. Check in & Breakfast at 8 AM. Kickstands up at 9 AM. Ride concludes at CCC Community Picnic at Sahuaro Ranch Park, 11 AM – 2 PM. More information contact Yvonne at
Next Week
Saturday, November 9th
2nd Annual Veterans Tribute Ride and After Party. An expected 500 motorcycle patriots will join The 2nd Annual Veterans Tribute Ride at Sanderson Ford - 6400 North 51st Ave, in Glendale. In honor of our Veterans and all 5 branches of Armed Services. 10:00 A.M. Ride Registration opens. 12:30 Kick stands up.  After party at Harold's Cave Creek Corral - 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd in Cave Creek. Cost $30.00. This will be a PGR Assisted ride. Highlights include the Glendale Firefighters Honor Guard and the National Anthem by Tim and Willy. See web page for all the details.
Saturday, November 9th
Klique Phoenix Charity Car Show at Chester’s Harley-Davidson. Come enjoy beautiful cars, music, food, beer, and great people at the 17th Anniversary Klique Phoenix Charity Car Show supporting the Colon Cancer Alliance on Saturday November 9th at Chester's Harley-Davidson in Mesa! Come by Chester's Harley-Davidson on Saturday November 9th from 7:00am-5:00pm for the 17th Anniversary Klique Phoenix Charity Car Show supporting the Colon Cancer Alliance! There will be beautiful cars to look at for hours along with beer, great food, and great company! Live DJ entertainment and Platinum Game Entertainment! Move in from 7:00am-11:00am, cars & trucks $25, and bikes $15! 1st place cash prizes & trophies! 2nd & 3rd place trophies! Come and enjoy the festivities while supporting a great cause! Chester’s HD is located at 922 S Country Club Drive in Mesa, AZ 85210. 480-894-0404.
Sunday, November 10th
Veterans Day Weekend Celebration at Chester's Harley-Davidson. Sunday, November 10th Chester's Harley-Davidson is celebrating our Veteran's and their families. Stop by the dealership from 11-1 for FREE hot dog BBQ, and fresh apple pie! Inside the dealership the fun doesn't stop! 15% OFF all men's and women's IN STOCK leather jackets in our Motorclothes Department & 15% OFF all Chrome and Rubber Collection items in Parts! Chester’s HD is located at 922 S Country Club Drive in Mesa, AZ 85210. 480-894-0404.
Mid Week Updates will be made on the Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Facebook. Over 4400 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!
I always thought cats pretty much have a loose screw, this video proves it. Click Here to View.
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Video of the Week.  And here is the perfect clip for Halloween. 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"

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