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Greetings Riders,
Well, I hope we all are enjoying the weather change here in Arizona. I know I am. It is making those cross town trips really nice now. After seeing the pictures on the news this week, it reminds me why I don’t live on the East coast. It is amazing the destruction that Sandy inflicted on New Jersey and NYC. Our heart goes out to all those people who lost their homes in an instant. Very sad. Click Here for some pictures that really show the destruction.
For Arizona, it looks like the forecast is for great riding, or whatever it is that you want to do weather. Don’t forget that you can still head up North as it is only an approximate 8-10 degree difference between here and the Sedona area most of the time.
This week I am excited to announce the details of the Toys to Kids event that we will be having on Saturday, December 1st. This year, the Toys to Kids is particularly special for me because it marks the 10th year of this event that actually allows riders to bring the toys directly to the kids and watch them pick them out. This is by far one of the most special events that I do and always look forward to helping these kids live in a better world, at least for a while. The teachers tell me the kids look forward to this event all year.
The Toys to Kids event will once again be held at Westgate City Center in the fountain plaza area where we will bus in 130 underprivileged and homeless kids from the Children First Academy from downtown Phoenix. We will entertain them, feed them and then they will each get to pick 3 gifts from the stack of toys that you bring to take home with them. One of the toys that they pick is for them to give away to another child that could not come. There is no cost for this event. All we ask is that you bring at least one toy or game per person for ages K-5.
This year is going to be especially fun as we once again have Craig Davis for entertainment. Craig was a huge hit for the adults as well as the kids last year. He is a world class magician that normally charges over $2000 per show at private parties and corporate events. He combines the art of illusion, comedy and the spectacle of the circus that is amazingly entertaining. Craig specializes in Original and Unbelievable Grand Magic Illusions, Side-Splitting Comedy, Audience Participation, Trained Tropical Birds, Amazing Juggling and features Original, Exciting Music. This is always a special event and should be especially entertaining this year. Bring the whole family. Craig will start his performance at 10:45 AM. So be sure to be there. Check out a video on his web site. Click Here.
This year Craig will perform a little longer and is bringing new illusions for this act that you will not want to miss. Beware, he loves to involve the crowd for participation into his act. Be ready to be a part of the show. He will also be performing magic acts throughout the crowd prior to his show. So get there early to enjoy the day.
Save The Date! Saturday, December 1st.
Itinerary of the Day:
The morning will begin at 9 AM at Westgate City Center with Christmas music spun by Big D’s Mobile DJ’s. 
Saddle Ranch will have available an all inclusive $9.99 per person breakfast buffet beginning at 9 am. The kids will be arriving at 10:15 am and all will enjoy some street entertainment as a warm up for the big show. At 10:45 am the Toys to Kids will begin with some amazing comedy, magic and juggling from Craig Davis. Bring the whole family to enjoy this great event. This is usually the best day of the year for these kids and they love to see the riders and bikes. Westgate City Center is located at Loop 101 and West Glendale Ave. in Glendale.
As most of you know, the Toys To Kids is the favorite event of any that I do the entire year. To be a small part of helping these kids have a special day and to replace an otherwise difficult life with laughter and joy for a few hours is a great feeling and well worth the effort it takes to make it happen. The time I get to spend with these kids and see a somber look in their eyes turn to a glow of hope and joy is absolutely priceless.I would encourage you to ride in or bring your family in the car with a toy and enjoy the show. We need to make sure there is enough toys to go around. This could be one of the best one’s yet. Thanks again to all for your support of this event every year. I can’t wait!
To see photos from last year, Click Here.
Hope to see you there!

Tidbits and Updates:
**Ride in to the Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead HD and Ridenow Powersports this Thursday Night to see the latest creations from Jim Nasi Customs as well 2 awesome Hot Rod cars. Live Music with “Legend City”. ONLY 3 NIGHTS LEFT FOR THE SEASON! Last night on November 15th.
**Pre-Register for the Veterans Tribute Ride this Thursday Night at the Westgate Bike Night.

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! Westgate Bike Night this Fall being presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports. Only 3 nights left for this season. Last night on November 15th from 5 pm – 9 pm.
**Live Music this week with Valley Favorite “Legend City”.
**See the latest creations from Jim Nasi Customs this week.
**A 1932 Hemi Roadster and a 1956 Chevy 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 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 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 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
November 2nd – 4th
RideNow Powersports Demo Event. Looking to try out your favorite off road vehicle? THIS IS THE PLACE!
RideNow Powersports will open the flood gates on its 2nd annual Demo Event November 2nd through 4th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. “This event is one of our favorites,” Matt Petrovich, Director of Marketing at RideNow Powersports. “It’s not often we can offer people the chance to test ride any brand vehicle they want! This event only comes once a year.” The Demo Event provides a rare opportunity for the public to come test ride any brand of on-road and off-road vehicle RideNow Powersports carries. Formerly referred to as the “RideNow Tent Event,” this year’s Demo Event will allow individuals to test ride designated vehicles from the following manufacturers:
Polaris, Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, Can-Am, Spyder, Harley-Davidson, Victory, BMW, Vespa, Piaggio, Lehman Trikes,
Champion Trikes.
With any test ride, individuals will receive a free ticket to the NAPA Auto Parts World Finals boat drags. Other attractions at the event include the RideNow Girls, food vendors, T.E.A.M. Arizona, the American Sand Association, Off-Highway Vehicle Ambassadors and exclusive offers only available at the event.
“Test riding is important when making a big purchase. A lot of people who come into the stores have already ridden the vehicle because a friend or family member had one, but there are many people who are beginning this hobby with no preference toward one brand or another,” Petrovich said. “We do this event so people can come out and experience every manufacturer we carry. This makes the commitment to own more comfortable for people and provides them a good time, as well,” For more information call 623-334-3434.
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
Sunday, November 4th
Pink Out! Save the Boobs Ride and Benefit. Proceeds benefit Wellness Community of Arizona & Henry Valpey Fundraiser. Register at the Original Hamburger Works at 2801 N. 15th Ave. in Phoenix at 10AM. $20 Single, $30 two up. Ride ends at the Monastery at 4810 E. McKellips in Mesa at 5PM. Live music at 4PM with Jill Veitman & Ridin’ High. Music – Raffles- Prizes.
Next Week
Wednesday, November 7th
Chandler Harley-Davidson Loco Patron Bike Night. Join Chandler Harley-Davidson for Bike Night at Loco Patron from 6:30 – 9:30 PM located at 1327 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix, AZ. Featuring a Ride-In Bike Show with Trophies Awarded. Bike Night Specials include $2.50 domestics, 10% off food for H.O.G. Members, Raffle Prizes throughout the night by the Chandler Harley girls, VIP Motorcycle Parking, LIVE MUSIC from Paul Ludenia.
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. $30 rider/$50 two-up. Includes dinner & party with ride registration. $15 for After Party & Concert only includes 1 Drink Ticket. 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.
Pre-Register this week at the Westgate Bike Night
2:30 PM: Kicks Stands Up at Sanderson Ford
STOP: Wesley Bolin Plaza, 1700 W. Washington St. (home to 29 Memorials)
STOP: AZ State Veteran Home, 4141 North S. Herrera Way, Phoenix
Bring a DVD and/or CD to donate to the Veteran Home
REFUEL and REFRESHMENTS sponsored by Madison Pointe Apartment Homes and Dunkin Donuts
6 PM - 10 PM: Party At Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale!
$15 - After Party & Concert only includes 1 Drink Ticket
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 or Facebook .
Tuesday, November 13th
Bike Night at Hooters Mesa. Ride in to Hooters of Mesa the 2nd Tuesday of Every Month for Bike Night. You will be greeted by the Hooter’s Girls and some of the best wings in the West. Bike night from 6-9 PM. Motorcycle parking and ALL bikes welcome. Raffles. Hooters Mesa is located at Alma School Rd. South of US 60. 480-839-4767.

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

This might be one of the most unbelievable video’s that I have seen yet. This is one lucky dude. Click Here to View.

Video of the Week. This is CRAZY! See how they first test bullet proof glass. 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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