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 Cyclerides.com
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.
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
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
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.
Date! Saturday, December 1st.
of the Day:
morning will begin at 9 AM at Westgate City Center with Christmas music spun
by Big D’s Mobile DJ’s.
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 Cyclerides.com
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!
Hope to see you there!
Tidbits and Updates:
**Ride in to the Cyclerides.com
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 Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night.
Mad Dog Saloon Tuesday Bike
. 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
Map and Photos of the Mad Dog
September 13th – November 15th
Only 4 Nights Left!
**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
Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead HD and Ridenow
Where: Westgate City Center, Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. SE Corner. Next to
When: Thursday nights beginning September 13th – November 15th
Time: 5 PM –
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
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.
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 CustomsCurly'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
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
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
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.
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
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.
November 2nd – 4th
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,
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
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.
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
. 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.,
Saturday, November 3rd
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
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.
Wednesday, November 7th
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
. 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 Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike
VETERANS TRIBUTE RUN SCHEDULE
2:30 PM: Kicks Stands Up at Sanderson Ford
STOP: Wesley Bolin Plaza, 1700 W. Washington St. (home to 29
STOP: AZ State Veteran Home, 4141 North S. Herrera Way,
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
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 .
Tuesday, November 13th
Bike Night at
. 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
Mid Week Updates will be made on
the Cyclerides.com Facebook. New
Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to
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If you are not on Facebook, you can still view the
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!
might be one of the most unbelievable video’s that I have seen yet.
This is one lucky dude. Click Here to
Video of the Week.
This is CRAZY! See how they first test bullet
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