Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
10/17/07
 

Greetings Riders,
 
I was going to bring you one of my favorite parts of the Colorado trip this week, but with the work on the Kansas Concert and trying to get through the 900 photos that I got "snap happy" on, I couldn't get it done. But the story and the photos over the next couple of weeks will be worth the wait. This week I do have a couple of updates that I want to bring to you.
 
The Classifieds that I kicked off 2 weeks ago have taken off quickly. There are already 74 ads on the page. Two motorcycles and one ATV have sold from being on the site. The ATV and trailer sold in one day. This is always one of the most viewed pages on the site that gets looks from all over the U.S. The cost is only $10 for 60 days to list your Motorcycle, ATV's, Trailers or spare Parts that you have sitting around the garage. Give it a try. You can include up to 5 photos with your ad. When adding parts, accessories, helmets, etc., be sure and click parts as your category when submitting so when viewers want to sort, it is easy for them to separate. Click Here to view the classifieds. You can click the Submit Button to add a listing. Click the drop down box to search brands, parts and ATV's.
 
The long awaited Hearts To Heroes DVD is finally done. It took a while but is worth the wait. I couldn't be happier with the quality of this DVD. Brian from Kohatsu Video Productions and David Whitten did a great job of putting all of the available video clips together into a great 90 minute production. There is video from the entire day including pre event as riders were coming in, interviews, the entire show inside CCV, video clips from Baghdad during the show of them watching us on their TV, interviews from the Soldiers in Baghdad immediately after the event, clips from riding around PIR and Jesse McGuire at Westgate. If you went to the event, you will want to have this 90 minute professionally produced DVD in your collection for sure. Many of you will see yourself on this video from throughout the day. The DVD is available in the online store at www.cyclerides.com for $15 that includes shipping. You can also get 2 for $25 that includes shipping and a FREE Hearts To Heroes Ride Pin. Click Here for the Online Store to order your copy.
 


 
Don't Miss "KANSAS" - Live In Concert at Westgate City Center!

Weather is to be 93 degrees Friday which will provide a fantastic night for a concert under the stars. Friday, October 19th - 8PM.
AC/DC Tribute Band opens for Kansas.
 
Don't miss this RARE OPPORTUNITY to see one of the best classic rock bands of the 70's and 80's in a beautiful outdoor venue on a warm October Arizona evening.
KANSAS will be live in concert Friday, October 19th at 8pm next to the fountains at Westgate City Center in Glendale. Relive classic songs like "Dust In The Wind", "Carry On My Wayward Son", "Point of Know Return" and many others. A general admission ticket is only $15 or you can sit in one of the 500 chairs that will be set up for $25 (rows 10-20) - $40 (rows 3-9) that includes a private bar and restrooms. These discount tickets can only be purchased at your local participating Harley-Davidson dealers or online at www.cyclerides.com until Thursday at close of business. You can still buy the Golden Circle seats at the same discount at the door using the code "Cyclerides". However, it will be subject to availability at that time. Westgate City Center is located at the Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. at 93rd Ave. and Glendale Ave. Click Here for a Map.
 
The entire concert area  around the fountains will be a giant beer garden with food and drink available.
There will also be a huge lot East of Westgate concert area for VIP motorcycle only parking. Click Here for Map. If you have not seen the exciting and vibrant Times Square look of the Westgate City Center located next to the Coyotes Arena, you will be impressed. Plan your ride to Westgate for this unique opportunity to see "KANSAS" LIVE in Concert with hundreds of other riders. Click Here for the Flyer and more information. Click Here for a Printable Flyer. Hear Kansas music clips at www.kansasband.com. 

This is going to be a GREAT CONCERT with Kansas, and a good excuse to get out on a beautiful evening with your riding friends for a night out on the bikes. Get your groups together and let's see how many motorcycle riders we can get into this beautiful venue at Westgate with preferred seating and concrete for a rare opportunity to see one of the best Classic Rock Bands of all time. As always, at Cyclerides.com events, all motorcycles are welcome. I look forward to seeing you there for another memorable event.
 
Updates and things you will need to know for the concert. 

1.  Weather for Friday is predicted to be 93 degrees. This should provide an absolutely beautiful evening weather for a concert under the stars at Westgate. Click Here to see Westgate at night.
2.  Opening band is going to be the AC/DC Tribute Band from Tempe.
3.  If you would like to ride with a group,
Buddy Stubbs has a group leaving at 6:30pm on Friday. Chester's has a group leaving at 5:30pm on Friday. Chandler Harley-Davidson is leaving at 6:00pm.

4.  Tickets: Important Update. Golden Circle Tickets will not be available at the dealerships after Thursday close of business. You can still buy the Golden Circle seats at the same discount at the door using the code "Cyclerides". However, it will be subject to availability at that time. Click Here to buy online now.

5.  The whole area will be a food and beer garden. So there will be plenty of food and drink if you would like to come hang out at Westgate prior to the concert.
6.  Motorcycle ONLY parking will be on the East side of Westgate. Take 93rd Ave. S. of Glendale to Coyote Blvd. You will see the lot on the right. CLICK HERE FOR MAP. 


 

This Week's Bike Night Events 

Tuesday Nights 

Chandler Harley-Davidson Two Wheeled Tuesdays.
Take a ride on a Tuesday Night to the Chandler HD Bike Night at the Tilted Kilt
. Bike night is every Tuesday night with food and drink specials, but Chandler Harley will be doing a special with live music the first Tuesday of every month. Enter drawing to win door prizes and gift certificates. For November, look forward to another special night at the Kilt. There will be Raffles, Vendors, Bike Competition, Portable Dyno Competition. Watch next week for weekly event specials. Bike night hosted at the Tilted Kilt in Tempe located at 660 W. Warner Rd. 

Thursday Night 

Arrowhead Harley-Davidson Thursday Bike Night at Gordon Biersch Brewery at Westgate. Live Music on the patio this week 6:30 - 9:30pm!!  You can also sign up for the Gordon Biersch Passport card. On Bike Nights you will receive double rewards to build points for free food and drink. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Glendale features the best Beer Garden you will find in this State, an impressive bar area equipped with TVs and speaker system, great food, and a large outdoor patio seating.
Extended Happy Hour for all Riders Every Thursday 

4:00pm to 8:00pm Food and Beverage Happy Hour Prices
8:00pm to 11:00pm Beverage Only Happy Hour Prices

Happy Hour includes:

$1.00 off Gordon Biersch Lagers

$2.00 off all Wines by the Glass

$5.00 Martini's, Margaritas and Mojitos
$4.95 Appetizer Specia
ls: Southwest Egg rolls, Tapas, Chicken Wings, Bruschetta, Crispy Artichoke Hearts, Garlic Fries, Mini Pizza's Cheese or Pepperoni.
Try my favorite, the Gordon Biersch "Golden Export" or a sampler of all 5 of their beers brewed on site. Plenty of motorcycle only parking. Gordon Biersch is located at 6915 N. 95th Ave. at Westgate City Center, Loop 101 and Glendale next to the Cardinals Stadium. An easy ride from anywhere in the Valley. 623-877-4300.
 
The Bike Night At The Billet Bar. 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 Saturday and Sunday 

Harold's Cave Creek Corral Bike WeekendsThis is the patio that we have all been waiting for in Cave Creek. The new 4000 Sq. Ft. patio at Harold's is finally finished complete with misters, TV's and an outdoor bar. There is plenty of room to put some tables together and hang out with your riding group for breakfast, lunch or the cold beverage of your choice. 
Saturday: Every Saturday Patio PartyFrom 12-5. 50% off appetizers (under $10). Drink Specials, $2.00 Bud / Bud light Bottles, $3.00 16oz Bud / Bud Light Aluminum Bottles & Widmer Hefeweizen Pints. $3.00 Margaritas, Sunrise, ect. (new cuervo flavors; lime, orange, & pineapple)
Sunday: Every Sunday. All you can eat Breakfast Buffet $8.99 (from 8am - Noon). Live Music from 2-6.
Sunday's are SERVICE INDUSTRY DAY (from 8am to close). Are you in the Service Industry. Golf, Hotel, Restaurant, etc. Show us your check stub & receive 20% off your entire bill because we appreciate all that you do.
(not valid on already discounted items) 
You can also choose from their full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu every day of the week. Plenty of new motorcycle parking right in front of the patio. A great destination patio for your weekend rides. Harold's is located at 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., in Cave Creek. 480-488-1906.
There are still no tickets being given for DB violations. Just continue to keep the noise down as much as possible when riding through Carefree. 

Sunday 

NEW! Coming Next Sunday!
The Popular Sugar Daddy's Biker Brunch is returning on October 28th. Sugar Daddy's is under new ownership and is undergoing a half million dollar makeover. The patio is being completely upgraded and will be available for the new $9.00 all you can eat brunch on Sundays from 10am. Watch next week for details. 

This Week 

Friday, October 19th
Kansas Live in Concert at Westgate.
Don't miss this RARE OPPORTUNITY to see one of the best classic rock bands of the 70's and 80's in a beautiful outdoor venue on a warm October Arizona evening. KANSAS will be live in concert Friday, October 19th at 8pm 
next to the fountains at Westgate City Center in Glendale. Relive classic songs like "Dust In The Wind", "Carry On My Wayward Son", "Point of Know Return" and many others. A general admission ticket is only $15 or you can sit in one of the 500 chairs that will be set up for $25 (rows 10-20) - $40 (rows 3-9) that includes a private bar and restrooms. These discount tickets can only be purchased at your local participating Harley-Davidson dealers or online at www.cyclerides.com until Thursday at close of business. You can still buy the Golden Circle seats at the same discount at the door using the code "Cyclerides". However, it will be subject to availability at that time. Westgate City Center is located at the Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. at 93rd Ave. and Glendale Ave. 

The entire concert area  around the fountains will be a giant beer garden with food and drink available. There will also be a huge lot East of Westgate concert area for VIP motorcycle only parking. Click Here for Map. If you have not seen the exciting and vibrant Times Square look of the Westgate City Center located next to the Coyotes Arena, you will be impressed. Plan your ride to Westgate for this unique opportunity to see "KANSAS" LIVE in Concert with hundreds of other riders. Click Here for the Flyer and more information. Click Here for a Printable Flyer. 

This is going to be a GREAT CONCERT with Kansas, and a good excuse to get out on a beautiful evening with your riding friends for a night out on the bikes. Get your groups together and let's see how many motorcycle riders we can get into this beautiful venue at Westgate with preferred seating and concrete for a rare opportunity to see one of the best Classic Rock Bands of all time. As always, at Cyclerides.com events, all motorcycles are welcome. I look forward to seeing you there for another memorable event. Click Here for a printable poster to hang in your workplace. Click Here to hear a medley of some Kansas songs.  Hear more clips at www.kansasband.com
 
Saturday, October 20th
Shriners Kids at the Phoenix Roadrunners. Ride for Fun, Ride for Hockey, Ride for a Cause. Ride for the Kids. See the Phoenix RoadRunners Vs. Utah Grizzlies at the US Airways Center 7-11pm  Puck Drop. $25 Package Includes ticket located in our Attack Zone, To sponsor a child to attend the RoadRunners Game, $5 will be donated to the Shriners Children Hospital, First 60 people get access to our Party Patio, Free group gift, Park your bike for display on our pavilion patio. Ride begins at 2pm at Evolution Custom Cycles. Call 480-966-8876 to reserve your tickets.
 
Saturday, October 20th
Paws for Life Poker Run. AZStar sponsors the 7th Annual "Paws of Life" Poker Run to benefit Arizona Search Track and Rescue Dogs. Registration 10:30am with Departure 11:30am at the Steel Horse Saloon. Last Card back at the Steel Horse at 5:00pm. Donation of $15.00 per rider is tax deductible. First 100 receive ride pins. Prizes for best and worst hand. Raffle and Auction to begin at 5:30pm.
 
Saturday, October 20th
11th Annual Choir Boys Run. Register at Chester's Harley Davidson - 922 S Country Club Dr., Mesa. This is always a good run. Registration starts at 8:00. Donation: Rider - $15.00, Passenger - $5.00. Last bike out, 10:30 am.  Final Destination is Six Shooters located at 705 S Rural Rd, Tempe. Raffles, Door Prizes, Auctions, 50/50, VENDORS, Live Band, Lunch, T-Shirts sold at the event. Benefits Families of fallen police officers, firefighters, and corrections officers killed or injured in the line of duty. Sponsored by Chester's Harley-Davidson.
 
Saturday, October 20th
MMA Westsiders District
1st Annual Charity Poker Run for Autistic Children. Sign in at 9:00 am, Western Trails Ranch located on Hwy 60 in Morristown. This is a five stop Poker Run for Autistic Children. $15.00 Rider, $20.00 Rider & Passenger. ALL Registration donations will go to the Autistic Society. RIDE PINS to the first 100 Registrations. 50/50 Drawings, Food, Live Music and MORE. THERE WILL ALSO BE A SPECIAL PRESENTATION to a young disabled boy. You won't want to miss that! ALL ARE WELCOME!! Ride Safe - Educate!For more information call: Nomad at 623-694-2455.
 
Sunday, October 21st
3rd Annual Rip's BAD Ride. Lunch, Activities, Ride Pin, Live Concert with Fryed Brothers Band and Mogollon, Bike Show, Bike Games, Vendors, & more. Rips BAD Ride will be leaving from various sites throughout Arizona and ending at the Pinal County Fairgrounds at 512 East Eleven Mile Corner Road, east of Casa Grande, AZ. Funds raised through your BAD (Bikers Against Diabetes) sponsors donations support the lifesaving work of the American Diabetes Association: Research, Education, Community Programs, & Advocacy Efforts. FMI: 888 342-2383 (ext 7446 or 7112). Click Here for more details and start locations. 

Next Week 

October 26-28
27th Annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows.

The Worlds Largest Powersports Tour is coming to the Cardinals Stadium in Glendale. Don't miss out on the action.
** Over 600 of the latest on and off-road vehicles.
** 18 of the Worlds top manufacturers.

** The latest aftermarket parts and accessories from top manufacturers with reps on hand to answer your questions.
** Special features including Motocross America, The ATV/Outdoor Showcase, Sportbike Customs, Big Twin Customs and The History of Speed.
** Live stunt shows daily with THE BOSS Stunt Team.
** Discount tickets available at
motorcycleshows.com.

The stadium is located at the Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. in Glendale, AZ.
 

Saturday, October 27th
Arizona Victory 2008 Model Year Open House. This is your chance to Test Ride the new 2008 Victory motorcycles. If you have never had the opportunity to ride these well made and powerful American Made motorcycles, now is your chance. This will also be your chance to see and test ride the all new Victory Vision. Mark your calendars!! The phoenix location will be hosting our OPEN HOUSE on October 27th, from 9am to 5pm. We will be welcoming in the new 2008's with a lot of fun, FREE FOOD & DRINK ALL DAY! Come hang out with us and: Run your bike on the dyno, check out our vendors, pinstripe your ride, tattoo your arm, demo the new models, win a raffle... You name it! Enjoy the great weather with us! (Live music to be handled by: Brandon Shepard & the redneck revolution) Arizona Victory is located at 13401 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. For more information call 602-404-7300.
 
Saturday, October 27th
RocktoberFast at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson. Live Music from 11am - 4pm with 2 bands. "Off the Record" from 11am - 2pm and Prankster from 2pm - 4pm. Join us for Brats, Bikes and Beer, Root Beer that is! FREE bratwurst grilled fresh right there, root beer kegs, the money machine, FREE runs on the dyno and so much more. Ride in and Rock Out from 10am - 6pm Saturday, October 27th. Take advantage of huge savings on Hop Up Kits. Save $500 on the 110" Kits for Softail, Bagger, or Dyna models. Save $200 on the Stage 1 Big Bore 103 C.I. for all '07 Models. Dyno Runs all day. After the festivities at Arrowhead HD, the event will move out to Speedworld where you can show what you've got in the 1/4 Mile or 1/8 Mile Drag. Racing starts at 7pm. Get your $5 off wristband at Arrowhead Harley. Don't have a bike right now? Check out the rental fleet of 2008 Harley motorcycles ready to ride. Arrowhead Harley-Davidson is located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Ftn. Ctr. Dr. in Peoria. 623-247-5542.
 
Saturday, October 27th
Chandler Harley-Davidson Foothills Stampede Pre-Ride Party. Ride in and join us for some Old Fashioned Fun from 10am - 5pm Saturday, October 27th. Take a ride on the mechanical bull starting at 11am! Enjoy FREE FOOD from The Tilted Kilt Starting at 11am (while supplies last). Test your luck at the Black Jack tables courtesy of Jack Daniels. Raffle Prizes will be announced at 5pm. Great Savings all week long and don't forget to take advantage of the Special Tier Discounts on Saturday only! And while you are here, register for the 7th Annual Chandler Foothills Stampede ride on Sunday, October 28th. Chandler HD is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. 480-496-6800. 

Saturday, October 27th
Buddy Stubbs Hogs and Dogs. Join Buddy Stubbs for their monthly last Saturday of the month HOGS and Dogs. From 11am - 3pm enjoy free hot dogs and soda, Live Music by Downward Dog, Pool Tournament, 50/50 Raffles, Bikini Bike Wash and at 12:30pm take a tour of over 50 Vintage motorcycles in the onsite museum with Buddy Stubbs. And while you are there take a look at the new 2008 Harley-Davidsons and the latest in Motorclothes. Ride by Buddy Stubbs and enjoy the festivities at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix, AZ. 602-971-3400. 

Sunday, October 28th
7th Annual Foothills StampedeChandler Harley Davidson, Fort McDowell Casino and the Foothills HOG Chapter 76, are proud to team up with The Chandler Compadres to hold the 7th Annual Foothills Stampede. The proceeds from this charity event benefit the community and youth programs of the Chandler Compadres. Our other major sponsor, Fort McDowell Casino, will be our destination after a 100 mile plus ride. Fort McDowell Casino will be also will giving away prizes and gifts, discounts on beverages, live music, and free dinner to all registered participants. More information to come, mark your calendars and visit www.foothillshog.com. Sign-In starts at 7:00 am. Meet at Chandler Harley Davidson, 6895 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ.  Admission: $25 per person or $45 per couple For more information: Call: 480-496-6800, ask for the HOG Director: Mitch Lanoue Email: Kevindilworth@cox.net 

Extras 

Yikes! This is one of those military videos that would make you think twice about being a bad guy. Click Here to View.
 
This is one of those clips from a news report that is really funny. The laughing off camera is infectious. Some of you from the 60's and 70's will appreciate this one. Click Here to View.
 
Everyone knows I am a fan of flying. This clip of a small plane landing on the world's shortest runway that really amazes me. This guy has got some guts, or nuts, or something. Click Here to View.
 
I look forward to seeing you at the Kansas Concert Friday night. 

 
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All, 

Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours -  Take The Ride"

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