Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
10/14/09
 

Greetings Riders,
 
Well, here we are in the middle of October in Phoenix and the weather is beautiful, if not even a little warm for this time of year. The forecast is calling for as high as 98 by the end of the week. Pretty warm for this time of year, but it makes for absolutely gorgeous riding up North for one last look at the Fall Colors that I talked about 2 weeks ago. Call this phone number to see how the colors are going in the area that you want to ride. Fall Colors Hotline: 800-354-4595. This also makes for excellent evening riding. If you haven't done so already, check out the Bike Nights below. There have been big crowds, riders are really enjoying this time of year.

Speaking of Bike Nights, I have gotten a lot of emails regarding when the Westgate Bike Night was going to start up again. I met with Westgate management this past weekend and the tentative date is set for March 18th. There are just too many events at the arena that would conflict with Bike Night to do it before then. The plan would be to run it through July 1st, which would be a total of 16 weeks. The good news is that we have some time to plan, add some programming and make it even better than this year. I think you will be pleased. I am also working on another large venue that will hopefully kick off at about the same time in another part of the Valley. Stay tuned for news on this one.

When I last left you in writing about our 2009 Trip we were on Day 4 in Lake Louise and had just finished up our ride up the Icefield Parkway to Jasper and back. In my opinion, one of the most beautiful rides that you could ever take. If you missed the photos from this day, take 10 minutes and go through them. I think they are the best collection of photos that I have ever displayed. Click Here to View.

Day 5 had us waking up in Lake Louise to sunny and blue skies for our ride back to the United States. We weren't going to, but we just couldn't get out of the area without a quick trip down to Banff for breakfast. This is just such a cool town in a beautiful setting, that it is hard not to go there. We were glad to be able to see Banff again.

But, back to the United States and Whitefish, MT was our goal for the day. It was 11:00am and we knew we had over 300 more miles to go, so we needed to get going to make it to Whitefish before dark. One thing you don't want to do is go from Eureka, MT to Whitefish at dusk. The deer through there are about as thick as mosquitoes. So, getting through there in late afternoon is definitely the safest thing to do. So we headed back North from Banff to catch Hwy. 93 which would take us through Kootenay National Park and across the Continental Divide. This is a very pretty ride for sure, but is the least beautiful of the 4 National Parks in this area. And on this particular Canadian Holiday, there was a lot of traffic. Hwy. 93 takes you to Radium Hot Springs and the end of Kootenay Park.

We then headed South on Hwy. 93 to Hwy. 95A that takes you to a really cool little town in a ski area called Kimberley. If you are in the area I would highly suggest the detour to this town that is also known for having the largest Cuckoo Clock. You can add this to the largest ball of twine and largest frying pan if you have seen them. After lunch in Kimberley we had the United States border firmly in our sight and were only 75 miles away. For those of you that have been out of the country, you probably know that no matter how good of time you had wherever you were, there is nothing quite like that feeling of crossing the border back to our homeland. It is kind of hard to describe, but even if you haven't been in this particular area before, it still feels like home. That sign that says "Welcome to the United States of America" kind of gives you goose bumps and gives you a certain amount of comfort just crossing the border.

Seven miles from the Canadian border on Hwy. 93 you will come to Eureka, the first town you will see in Montana, and a good place to get some gas. Approximately 50 miles South, and through the Deer gauntlet, you will arrive in Whitefish. The last time we went down this road, we counted over 40 deer, but it was at 8:30 - 9:00pm. This time we went through at 6pm and we were fine. Only saw 5. Once in Whitefish we started the hunt for a motel room. This is definitely where the GPS comes in handy. Just push the Find button, then Lodging, and all of the motels in the area pop up with phone numbers. You just pull off the road, make a few calls, then push the route to button and off you go. On this day the Pine Motel got our business and it was excellent. If you are in the area I would recommend it, just about a mile from downtown.

A walk down to the Dairy Queen for dinner and a trip to the spa to meet some new friends from L.A. and we were in for the evening to plan for our next adventure through Glacier National Park. And what an adventure it was. This is an interesting story about what happens when you are in the middle of Montana and your bike decides not to start. Or for that matter, not to have any electrical function at all. I will tell that story next week.

Until then, enjoy 70 photos from Day 5.
Click Here for the
Map. 


Highlights This Week
 
Saturday, October 17th
Mogollon "IN CONCERT" at Western Trails Ranch.
MOGOLLON  (Mug-ee-own) Arizona’s own homegrown premier Country and Country Rock Band
will headline Western Trails Ranch Annual Rib Fest and Concert Saturday, October 17th.
Live Bands, Food and Fun. 2pm - Close.
 


 

Bike Nights This Week 

Wednesday 

NEW!!!
Historic Downtown Chandler Wednesday Bike Night. Just under 400 bikes attended last week. Click Here for Photos. Presented by Cyclerides.com and the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership. This is a first for the City of Chandler. They are opening up 2 blocks of Historic Downtown for a Wednesday Bike Night, and what a great venue it will be. This is the closest thing we will have to a Sturgis type experience. Within this 2 blocks there are 6 restaurants and bars that are participating with bike night specials. Parking will be on San Marcos Pl., and the area just to the East.
Restaurant Participants will include: Check for weekly specials.

The San Marcos Hotel with Live Entertainment in beautiful AJ's Courtyard.

Murphy's Law with Live Music,

San Tan Brewing

El Zocalo Mexican

The Bistro at Kokopelli Winery

98 South and Piza Pizza.

Click Here for all the Weekly Restaurant Specials.
 
There will be music on the street and Vendors will be setting up this week.
Motorcycles will be on display by our Sponsors
Chandler Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports. We would also like to thank Chuck Franklin Law as one of our first sponsors. We will be adding activities and vendors as the event progresses over the next couple of weeks. Downtown Chandler is located just 5.5 miles South of U.S. 60 on Arizona Ave. adjacent to Dr. AJ Chandler Park. (MAPPlease ride out and join us from 6pm - 10pm.
If you would like to be a vendor at this event contact me at info@cyclerides.com

Chester's Harley-Davidson Wednesday Bike Night.
Chester's HD invites you to Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill Bike Night every Wednesday night.
If you looking to get your bike out of the garage and ride someplace where you know other riders will be, head out to Toby Keith's located in the Mesa Riverview next to Bass Pro Shop, Loop 202 and Dobson, Mesa. 6PM til Close. Live Band starts at 7PM. Free Raffle and great prizes. Half price selected appetizers, $2 wells til 7pm. $3 longnecks or $12/bucket of 5. Designated bike parking. Ride With Us and get a free Chester's koozie! Leaves Chester's at 5:30PM sharp. This is really a fun place for a bike night that includes a large outdoor patio. Great Food, Great Music, Great Place, Great Time! For more information call Chester's HD at 480-894-0404.


Thursday Night 

NEW!!! 
Bike Night Thursday at McDuffy's in Peoria. Ride by the newest Bike Night on the West side. Over 100 bikes every week. McDuffy's is one of the finest West side locations for a bike night at a single restaurant. The 12,500 Sq. Ft. McDuffy's features 2 outdoor patios, a huge dining room with booths for seating, a very large area with high tops for you to easily hang out with your friends, an upper level for lounging or to play pool, a very large bar and 100 TV's to watch your favorite sporting event. Not only that the dinner menu is very broad and McDuffy's has excellent food at a very good price. Bike Nights features a $6.99 Menu that includes Classic Burgers, Charbroiled Chicken Breast Burger, Buffalo Wings, Chicken Quesadilla, Nachos, Popcorn Chicken, Pizza and 1/2 Drink Pricing. Stop by for the first night on Thursday, September 17th. McDuffy's is located just South of 83rd Ave. and Bell Rd. at 15814 N. 83rd Ave. 623-334-5000. Plenty of Motorcycle Parking! RAFFLES! For September Arrowhead Harley will be raffling off a set of "Games Riders Play". Harley-Davidson Folding Domino's table, a Harley Gammon Board, a Poker Chip Set and "Harleyopoly" Game set. Winner will be selected the last Bike Night in September. Octobers raffle will be a complete "Harley Cooler" set. 2010 Models will be on display.
 
The Bike Night At The Billet Bar The Billet Bar is the place to be for the Summer nights and weekends. Set on the patio and watch the action. Voted "BEST BIKER BAR IN PHOENIX" by New Times. There is no better place to watch all the Bikes ride down Scottsdale road than from The Billet Bar Patio. The Billet is ALWAYS packed with bikes Every Day. Stop by and take a look at the New Flamed Booths on the Paradise Patio. The new bars front and rear provide spacious seating, fresh air atmosphere, perfect temperature and courteous staff. The food is amazing and always the latest in cold libations await. You can sit at the back bar and watch your favorite TV on any of the seven big inch televisions. Play pool, listen to the latest music and socialize. The front patio seats over 75 people and is perfect for people watching on Scottsdale Rd. The Billet Bar is located on 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. Check it out this Thursday night and all weekend long. Info: at 480-941-1876. Click Here for the New Billet Bar Page with pictures.

 Every Sunday 

New!!
Sunday Afternoon Bike Day/Night at Oggi's Pizza & Brewing. This is the stop for West side riders on a Sunday Afternoon.  Mrs. C. and I ate here and found Excellent Food! Just off the Loop 101 and 67th Ave. Stop at Oggi's Pizza where they will be having Sunday Afternoon Bike days starting at 4pm - 9pm. Enjoy three $5.99 Dinner Specials including: 1. Build your own Burger: half-pound angus beef burger cooked how you like it with your choice of toppings; 2. California Cobb Salad: fresh greens with sliced grilled chicken, gorgonzola cheese, avocado, tomato, green onions, mushrooms, eggs and bacon; and 3. Turkey Ranch Wrap: oven-roasted turkey breast, provolone cheese, fresh lettuce, tomato and avocado, with creamy ranch dressing and bacon in a sun-dried tomato wrap.  Happy Hour pricing on Drinks and Appetizers all night. 22 Televisions to view Sunday Night Football, a nice bar and large dining room as well as an Outdoor Patio to enjoy the great weather. Co-sponsored by Arrowhead Harley Davidson. Motorcycle parking out front. This is a great place to end the day with excellent food. Stop by this week and give it a try. 623-566-8080.
 
Facebook Comment about Oggi's. To everyone that hasn't been to Oggi's the service was good, the specials were almost more than we could finish and we met good people. Come On Riders SHOW UP! 

This Week 

Saturday, October 17th
Mogollon "IN CONCERT" at Western Trails Ranch. MOGOLLON  (Mug-ee-own) Arizona’s own homegrown premier Country and Country Rock Band will headline Western Trails Ranch Annual Rib Fest and Concert Saturday, October 17th.  Mogollon has earned the reputation as one of the Premier Country Rock Entertainment groups in the West and continues to keep their high standard.  Their scope of performing ability is truly amazing! They can play about anything, from Hank Williams to Pink Floyd to their original written songs. With great vocals, incredible guitar wizardry, dueling fiddles and a high energy stage show, Mogollon has left people of all ages and all musical tastes wanting more!  But, this is an all afternoon event. $5.00 Admission.

Gates open at 2pm:

3pm: Acoustic Blues Artist  Jammin Jay Morton will kick off the festival.  Jammin Jay won the Acoustical Blues Championship this year at the Telluride Blues Festival and is sure to get you moving and grooving and is the perfect opening act for Mogollon.  

3pm - 8pm: Western Trails Ranch smokers will be turning out their award winning Saint Louis Pork Ribs or Beef Ribs with 2 sides will be available for just $10.00 a half rack, regularly $16.99. 

8pm: Mogollon will entertain!

Western Trails Ranch is a 12 acre Old Western Venue located at mile marker 124 ½ 
on Grand avenue just 15 minutes south of Wickenburg or 20 minutes NW from Surprise. Gate open at 2:00pm  Saturday Oct. 17th,  $5.00 Admission.  Free overnight motor home parking and camping. More information at www.westerntrailsranch.com

Saturday, October 17th

Classy Lassie Ride For Boobs 2009. 4th Annual Classy Lassie Ride for Boobs benefiting Arizona Institute for Breast Health. Mark your calendars and plan to attend the classiest ladies only ride in the valley on Saturday, October 17, 2009 hosted by the Gypsy Riders Foundation. The ride starts at Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson.  Pre-registration is $25 and $30 the day of the ride. True to Classy Lassie tradition, the highlight of the ride features a formal tea at the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree.  Registration includes lunch at the tea room (tea sandwiches, scones, and petit fours), T-Shirt, raffle ticket, and live music at the final stop, Cave Creek Coffee Company (C4). Due to seating constraints at the tea room, there are 2 seatings and the ride is limited to the first 100 ladies registered.  Pre-registration begins on September 15th on the Gypsy Riders website.  For more information contact the Gypsy Riders via E-Mail at info@azgypsyriders.org.

Saturday, October 17th

Ride For Hope Fun Run Motorcycle Rally. The Ride for Hope registration starts 7:30am at the Cancer Center at Chandler Regional Medical Center, located at 1875 W. Frye Rd., Chandler. Kickstands up at 9am. The scenic route that will be driven finishes at San Tan Flats, at 6185 W. Hunt Hwy, in Queen Creek, where there will be great food, entertainment and raffles. You don’t have to have a motorcycle to participate – you are welcome to either drive along with the motorcycles or join us at San Tan Flats for fun and food. Your participation is important. This event is sponsored by the Employees Assisting Cancer Patients Committee at Chandler Regional Medical Center. Funds go to assist cancer patients with necessities that, because of their medical condition, they cannot afford to pay for themselves. This includes items such as utilities, groceries, gas, transportation, rent or mortgage, medication and other needs. Rider Registration Fees – $25, includes meal and t-shirt Passenger Registration Fee – $10, includes meal T-shirts may be purchased for $10 each. Deadline for mail-in registration is Friday, October 9, 2009.

Saturday, October 17th

Scottsdale Healthcare Rob Moy Memorial Poker Run. Let’s ride! Join the fun of Scottsdale Healthcare’s Poker Run! Benefiting Gift of Life Lodging Program/Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center. Registration begins 7-9 a.m. at Casino Arizona 524 N. 92nd Street (McKellips and Loop 101) Scottsdale. Roar through the desert at Scottsdale Healthcare’s Rob Moy Memorial Poker Run and help patients in their fight against cancer. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Gift of Life Lodging Program. The Gift of Life Lodging Program provides a home-away-from-home for patients of Scottsdale Clinical Research Institute (SCRI) at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare. The Gift of Life Lodging Program, created in partnership with Country Inns and Suites, offers courtesy lodging while these patients undergo treatment. Try your hand and enjoy this 200-mile scenic ride around Saguaro Lake and through our Valley. It is a perfect time of the year for a beautiful ride to benefit a worthy cause! 

Saturday, October 17th

2009 YCBF Biker Ball. All proceeds go directly to support downed bikers and their families. We do not charge any administrative fees. We assure you that all monies raised by Y.C.B.F. go directly to help bikers in need. This year we will be holding our Biker Ball at the American Legion Post #19 on Virginia Ave on Saturday, October 17, 6:00 PM - Midnight. This event is open to the public. Our Motorcycle Clubs and Organizations members will be Pre-Selling tickets at a cost of $20.00 per person. Ticket price includes entry in to the Ball and dinner. The evening's events consist of music by Yuma's Classic Rock Band "Re-Wind" and KTTI's own Jay Walker as Master of Ceremonies. We will have raffle prizes throughout the evening, 50/50 and the grand raffle prize is a 32" Flat Screen TV. All prizes are donated items. It is our intent to make this year's event an evening of relaxation and dancing. All proceeds go directly to support downed bikers and their families. We do not charge any administrative fees. We assure you that all monies raised by Y.C.B.F. go directly to help bikers in need. Tax ID # 55-0862103.

Saturday, October 17th

1st Annual Freedom Ride Poker Run. All proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Whether you ride a Cruiser or a Street bike, a Harley or Metric, make plans to join us and ride.  We guarantee an exciting day with Great Riding, Fun Stops, the chance to Win some Amazing Prizes and the opportunity to raise funds for a worthy cause. The Wounded Warrior Project enables us to help the thousands of wounded warriors returning home from the current conflicts and to provide assistance to their families. As the number of wounded steadily increases, it is easy to see how the needs of these brave individuals also increase. Entrants will be treated to an approximate 75 mile scenic ride through North East Phoenix with several stops along the way. Registration starts at 10:00 am at U HAUL 9300 North Cave Creek Road (Sunnyslope), Phoenix, AZ 85020 and the last group of riders will return by 4:00 pm at Sandbar of Scottsdale 10050 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Registration is $20.00 per single rider and $30.00 for rider with passenger. Motorcycles of any make or model are welcome to join the fun! All night long there will be Live Music, Great Giveaways and a Huge Party! You DO NOT need to ride to attend the post party at Sandbar. Live music lineup including; The Cell Phone Cowboys, The New FO's, and Eastonashe. More info: Janessa “JJ” Celentano (480) 252-9790, Janessacelentano@cox.net. Gregory Etris (877) 259-9067, Gregory.etris@usarec.army.mil

Saturday, October 17th

2009 MMA Unity Ride. 5 Districts, 1 Ride, 1 Heart, 1 Purpose, to Protect Biker Rights! Dice Run for cash prizes, Raffles, Live Music and More. Game cards are only $5 each with no limit. Sign in from 8-10 am at Chuy's located at 5134 N. 95th Ave., Glendale. (101 & Camelback). Final stop at Waddell's Longhorn Corral (I-10 & Jackrabbit). More info contact Brookyln at 623-204-6086, brooklynmc79@yahoo.com .

Saturday, October 17th

Save the Children - Reggae Benefit Concert and Car/Bike Show. Chester's Harley Davidson location in Mesa, AZ will host a benefit reggae concert in conjunction with Black Sabbath Motorcycle Group to benefit the Boxer Luv Rescue group and the Homeward Bound Foundation.  There will be food, drinks, a car/bike show, vendors, DJ's, raffle prizes, local artists performing throughout the day and a grand finale performance by Pato Banton and the Now Generation; an internationally known reggae band. The family-friendly event will cater to a variety of tastes as well as to spread the message on ending child and animal abuse. The event starts at 3PM and will end at 10PM.  Tickets will be on sale at the gates for $25 or they can be purchased in advance for $20.  The location for the concert is Chester's Harley Davidson, 922 S. Country Club Drive in Mesa, AZ. Tickets can be purchased by calling Christa Sorenson at 602-292-3200. cjoyzevents@yahoo.com

Sunday, October 18th

MMA of AZ Eagle District Bike and Car Show. Sign in: 11:00 AM. $5 per bike & $10 per car. "Peoples Choice", Stock, Custom & Best of Show, Winners Announced at 2:00 PM. This event to be held at Chuy's Mesquite Broiler 5134 N. 95th Ave., Glendale, AZ. "50/50 & Raffles". Everyone is Welcome. So come out and support the MMA of Arizona, A Motorcycle Rights Organization for all Motorcyclists www.mma-az.org.


Wednesday, October 21st
Tempe Improv and Sheriff Joe Arpaio present "Pink Collar Comedy". A night at the Tempe Improv to Benefit the Animals of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's MASH unit for abandoned pets. The MASH unit is for animals that have been abandoned due to their owners getting arrested or put in jail. This is a non-profit no kill facility that relies on donations. The Pink Collar Comedy night is to raise money for this facility. Doors open at 5pm, No host dinner and bar with open seating. 5pm silent auction opens. 8-10pm comedy show with nationally known comedians along with Elvis Tribute by Bret Kaiser. All takes place at the Tempe Improv located at 930 E. University Dr. in Tempe, AZ. Tickets are $30.00. See flyer for more details.
 

Next Week

 

Friday, October 23rd

Bike Night at Radiant Church. Join Radiant Church on October 23rd, for Bike Night with recording artist and Harley enthusiast, Bryan Duncan. Starting at 6 PM on Radiant Church's Campus, located at 15522 W. Paradise Lane, Surprise, AZ, there will be food and fun from vendors such as DJ's Smokin Rib shack, White eyes Fry Bread, and Arrowhead Harley Davidson. We'll have a mini-concert by Bryan, followed by a question and answer segment led by Pastor Lee. Bring your bike for a chance to win one of three awards: $50, $75, or $100 for the 3 favorite bikes of the night. Please bring a can of food to support our Economic Relief Center that helps needy families in Surprise. For more information please call 623-975-2662.

 

Saturday and Sunday

October 24th and 25th

Demo Day at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Chandler Harley-Davidson. It's DEMO DAY!! This is your chance to ride a new 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Been thinking about trying out another model? This is your opportunity to pick one and see how you like it before you buy it. Stop in from 9 to 5 on Saturday OR Sunday and test drive a Harley-Davidson motorcycle for FREE! All you need is a valid motorcycle license. Draw a poker chip inside the store and receive 10, 15 or 20% off your purchase on in-stock motorclothes, parts and accessories all day! (no other discounts apply, not valid on service or motorcycle purchases). There will also be FOOD, MUSIC and RAFFLE PRIZES. Arrowhead HD is located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Ftn. Ctr. Dr. in Peoria. 623-247-5542. Chandler HD is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. 480-496-6800.

 

Saturday, October 24th

3rd Annual Anthony Holly Memorial Ride. Once a year on a cool fall morning, hundreds of folks shine up their bikes and put the rubber to the road to raise money for Arizona's kids. Come join us for the 3rd Annual Anthony Holly Memorial Ride on Saturday, October 24th as we do our part to help Arizona's youth. Tony served our country, his community, God and his family unfailingly. He served in the United States Air Force for four years and was a member of the Air Force Honor Guard.  After completing his military service, he became a Glendale Police Officer, where he also served on the Honor Guard. He was shot and killed in the line of duty on February 19, 2007 while coming to the support of a fellow officer. He was 24 years old. There is a $25 per rider and $15 per passenger registration fee and proceeds benefit the children's charities of the Anthony Holly Foundation. The ride will start at the 5 & Diner restaurant, located on the Southwest corner of 75th Ave. and Bell Rd. right next to McDonalds, at 9:00 AM. Registration begins at 7:00 AM.  The diner is also offering free coffee to all riders.

 

Saturday, October 24th

2nd Annual Ride to Provide. L.I.F.E. is a special place for developmentally disabled children. L.I.F.E. offers a variety of therapies that nurture each individual child's overall growth to improve their quality of life and the lives of their family members. $25 per rider or $35 two up. Registration at 9am. Kickstands up at 11:00 a.m. at Chandler Harley Davidson located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ. Ends at The Buffalo Chip in Cave Creek, AZ. Event includes Live music, silent auction, casino tables, and a raffle. Buffet of BBQ brisket, pulled pork, chicken, cole slaw, beans, rolls and drinks. Texas Hold’em Tournament. $100 Donation per seat. 480-621-8361.

 

Saturday, October 24th

Hogs for Heroes. To provide Combat Veterans and their Families with a Support Team, tools, and training required to successfully transition into their community and home ownership as a productive and independent survivor. Sign In / Registration on the day of the event will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Any and all bikes are welcome. Phoenix Area Riders will begin at Buddy Stubbs Harley Davidson in Anthem and continue to draw stops in Cottonwood, Jerome, Prescott Valley, and finish at the Gateway Mall in Prescott Northern Arizona Riders begin at Grand Canyon Harley in Mayer,or Buddy Stubbs AZ and continue through Jerome, Old Town Cottonwood, Prescott Valley and finish at Prescott Gateway Mall. Don't miss out on prizes, 50/50 raffle, bike show and live music! $20.00 per card.

 

Sunday, October 25th
Rip's BAD Ride. Bikers Against Diabetes. Start sites throughout Arizona with registration at 8 am and rides going to the Festival Site: Pinal County Fairgrounds (512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road) in Casa Grande. Activities include: Bike Show, Bike Games, Vendors, Live Concert by Mogollon. ALL participants also receive: complimentary BBQ Lunch and water/sodas, ride pin; minimum donation to participate: $30 pre-registration for rider at $20 for passenger after Wednesday, October 21st: $35 rider and $20 passenger. Raise more and receive GREAT “Thank You gifts” (BAD Ride T shirt, hat, jacket, etc.) For more information: 888.342.2383 x7112 or www.ripsbadride.comhgoldsmith@diabetes.org. ALL Bikes are welcome! Rip’s B.A.D. Ride is an important fundraising event of the American Diabetes Association. The B.A.D. Ride is personally supported by legends, Willie G. and Bill Davidson, of Harley-Davidson®, based on their personal commitment to the fight against diabetes.
 

Upcoming Events 

Don't forget, the Rocky Point Rally is ON! November 5-8. If you plan on going you will need to get your passport card ordered soon. If you missed the newsletter a couple of weeks ago with the announcement of the Rocky Point Rally being UN-Cancelled, Click Here to Read and have instruction on how to get your passport card. The Rally is on an being planned with some very cool additions this year. More will be announced in the coming weeks. Get your passport cards and reservations now. www.rockypointrally.com . 

Extras 

Going to the Rocky Point Rally?? You WILL need insurance for your bike in Mexico.
See Below for insurance companies that you can use.

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Ok, these guys are absolutely crazy.
It appears that it is next to impossible to do complete this task. I think this hill is known as the Widowmaker, and you can see why when you watch this.  Click Here to View.

This is funny! Sometimes it might be a good idea to eavesdrop
. Click Here to View

Video of the Week
Here is one of those candid camera type of practical jokes that has people ending up in a place they didn't plan on going to. Funny. 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
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