Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
10/18/06
 

Greetings Riders,
 
It is riding season in the Valley of the Sun and the Dealerships are kicking it off with some big parties.
Last weekend Chester's did a great job with their Big 1st Anniversary Party with 3 live bands featuring the music of the Hollywood All Stars and Grand Funk Railroad on a huge concert stage. This Saturday, Superstition HD is having a Grand Opening Party for their new 50,000 square foot dealership with 4 live bands featuring the music of Shirley's Temple, Harry Luge, the Southern Rock of 38 Special and a recently added special guest Willie G. Davidson direct from the Motor Company will be there at 4pm. The special events at all of the dealerships seem to be getting bigger and better. So if you haven't made it to one yet, ride by Superstition this weekend and watch the events calendar on www.cyclerides.com between now and the end of the year to take advantage of some of the great sales and Holiday Events coming up.
 
I would also like to welcome all of the new subscribers to the newsletter.
We have over 100 new readers in the last couple of weeks. Thanks to those of you that have passed it on. If this has been forwarded to you, you can Click Here to subscribe.
 
If you have been taking the newsletter for a while, you have probably figured out by my extra curricular activities of bungee jumping, parasailing, skydiving and motorized hang gliding that I have an adventurous side.
So with that in mind, you probably won't be surprised by the ride that I took last week. For the last 25 years I have been going up North to Flagstaff on I-17 and have seen an exit for Schnebly Hill Rd. Even though I had at one time or another taken every other exit off of I-17, this one remained somewhat of a mystery road for me. Not sure why! The name Schnebly really doesn't have an alluring appeal. It doesn't conjure up any great visions of grandeur. The exit off of the interstate doesn't offer any special visual significance. I really hadn't ever heard any stories about the road other than it was a dirt road through the forest. But yet, for some reason, this road has been tantalizing to me for a long time. It must have been the "Schnebly Vortex" in Sedona that was reeling me in.
 
To really absorb the history of this road, I did some research and found that Schnebly Hill Rd. was built in 1902 following an old cattle trail blazed by Jim Mund. 
The Coconino Board of Supervisors awarded a $600 contract to improve the road. Laborers worked 12 hours per day at a rate of $1 per day to carve a better passage through the mountain. The new route reduced the travel time from Sedona to Flagstaff from four days to two. Carl Schnebly, who arrived at Oak Creek in 1900, first used the road to transport lumber from Flagstaff to build a two-story, 11-room home, now the site of the world-renowned Los Abrigados resort.
 
Once his home was completed, Schnebly then used the road to transport wagonloads of produce north to Flagstaff and supplies south to his small general store.
He also petitioned for a post office, which he proposed to call either "Oak Creek Crossing" or "Schnebly Station," those names rejected because they were too long to fit on a cancellation stamp. So Schnebly named the new postal site after his wife, Sedona, who became the namesake for the town. I had never heard that! Travelers coming down off the mountain on their way to the Verde Valley would often stop at the Schnebly home, which Sedona converted into an inn. Before long, people associated the road with the Schnebly family, and the route soon became known as Schnebly Hill Rd.
 
Now that the history had been viewed and feeling more intimate with this route, I watched the weather reports for the week and set aside last Wednesday as the day
to finally experience the road that had been calling me for the last 25 years. To really make a day of it I decided to do Schnebly Hill Rd. that would drop me into Sedona, take 89A up through Oak Creek Canyon to see the leaves changing, through Flagstaff an up to Snowbowl in the San Francisco Peaks to see the golden Aspens. Becoming pretty excited about my prospective ride, Tuesday night I gassed up the Road Glide, input my 330 mile route in the GPS, packed some layers of clothes and was headed North by 7:30am Wednesday morning.
 
First stop was
Rock Springs for a quick breakfast before the next 76 miles on I-17 and a climb of 4500 feet to reach Schnebly Hill Rd. at exit 320. Once I reached the exit and went West under the Interstate to reach the start of my 12 mile sans asphalt adventure ride to Sedona, I was greeted with this sign. Hmmm...I was neither a truck nor an off-road vehicle. I quickly looked at the sign, decided it was more a suggestion than a rule, and kept on going. As you have probably figured out by now, after over 100 years, this is still a dirt road and probably closely resembles the cow path of the late 1800's. The first 4 miles of the trek takes you through tall pines and a marshy meadow on a hard packed red dirt road before dropping into high desert and your first view of the Red Rocks of Sedona. Another mile down the road through a switchback you will see the Valley of Sedona in the distance from Schnebly Hill Vista where you can stop for some great photo opportunities.
 
From here you will slowly work your way down and around the mountain by
zig zagging through a series of switchbacks while meandering through a plethora of brilliant red rocks that will awaken your senses and have you awaiting the next turn that will uncover yet another incredible view of this beautiful landscape. There is a place that you can stop to take a short hike over the top of a red rock for another view of the valley below. You will then work your way slowly down through the canyon where you will finally see asphalt again before a couple mile ride that will drop you out on Hwy. 179 at Tlaquepaque.
 
Schnebly Hill Rd. is 12 miles long from I-17 to Hwy. 179 of which about 10 miles is hard packed dirt, gravel and large  embedded rock.
The last 2 miles to 179 is asphalt. It is very rough and you will not want to travel at any more than 10-20 mph due to the narrow road and changing conditions. One thing nice about having the GPS is that I always knew how much farther I had to go on this road. I only passed one car, but there was an endless string of Pink Jeeps and Hummers coming out of Sedona filled with tourists. I always wondered where these Jeeps were going. Now I know. At one stop a Lady tourist even asked if she could take my picture on the bike. I don't know if she liked the bike or wanted to show her friends back home that some idiot was out there ON one.
 
I will stress that this is a rough road. It will take you about an hour and a half to make the trip including a couple of stops. Take your time, it is beautiful!
If you are a beginner rider I wouldn't recommend doing this ride. However, if you are an experienced rider, you shouldn't have any problems at all, your bike should not be damaged from the road (mine wasn't, at 15mph not much can happen) and you will thoroughly enjoy this 12 miles of landscape bliss where you will see parts of Sedona and views of Red Rocks that you cannot see from any other vantage point. I have supplied plenty of pictures of the road so that you can make your own decision based upon what you see.
 
This little 12 miles of road is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable rides I have taken in this State.
It is off the beaten path and a little rough, but the payoff of the excitement and beauty makes it all worthwhile. It was well worth the 25 year wait to experience this road. I give the Schnebly Hill Rd. ride a resounding 5 out of 5 spokes. I recommend only doing this road from the direction of I-17 to Sedona. It is much easier to ride it downhill.
 
In downtown Sedona I stopped at the new
Sedona Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson for a T-Shirt. If you haven't been here yet, they have some great new shirts with Sedona, AZ on them. The shop is on the second floor of the Sinauga Plaza building at 320 N. Hwy. 89A, the far North end of Main St. next to the Best Western. Look for the HD Flags flying on the second floor. Stop by and say hi! It is a really nice new store.
 
Next on my agenda was the 25 mile ride up 89A through
Oak Creek Canyon where I stopped at Junipine Resort for lunch and then on to Flagstaff. Right now is the perfect time to ride through the Canyon to see the changing colors of the leaves in this area and grab a photo op near the creek. This is always a great ride. From Flagstaff I decided to go on up to Snowbowl to see the golden leaves on the Aspens. They are beautiful right now. It is a 6 mile ride to the Ski Lodge and you will start seeing the Aspens at about 8,000 feet. If you are in the area it is worth the trip.
 
I have posted 150 great photos from this 330 mile ride.
There should still be plenty of time this year to make this trip. Just check the weather before you go.
 
Click Here for the
Photos.
Click Here for the
Video.
Click Here for the
Map.
If you would  like a handy GPS like I use.
Click Here for details and to order.
 
Useful Links:
http://www.desertusa.com/mag02/aug/sed1.html
http://www.amwest-travel.com/awt_oakcreek2.html
http://www.azcentral.com/travel/hiking/trails/schneblyhill05.html
http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com/
 


 

Highlights This Week
 
Saturday, October 21st
Superstition Harley-Davidson Grand Opening. 4 Live Bands, 38 Special.
Special Appearance by Willie G. Davidson at 4pm.
 
Sunday October 22
America Freedom Riders “Brotherhood Of The Border” .
1000 bikers line the border. Live Cybercast.
 
Sunday, October 22nd
The 2nd Annual Arizona Rips B.A.D. Ride. Bikers Against Diabetes. 

Wednesday, October 25th
Custom Bikes and Parts Auction. Liquidation of Independence Motorcycle Company

 


 

This Week's Bike Night Events 

Tuesday Nights 

Chester’s Harley Davidson Biker Night at the Tilted Kilt in Tempe!  If you are looking for some fun on a Tuesday night, With 2 outdoor patios and plenty of excitement, This place is a good time! The Tilted Kilt is home to the best Scotch-Irish experience in Arizona, with an award-winning menu, classic pub fare, and signature Kilt items sure to please any palate—not to mention twenty four globe-spanning beers on tap!  Biker Night Tuesdays also mean $3 Jack Daniels and half-price appetizers.  And, with a Tilted Kilt Biker Night Card, you receive 15% OFF your total bill.  So what are you waiting for? Come on down and have a craic with Chester’s Harley-Davidson! The Tilted Kilt is located at 660 W. Warner Rd. in Tempe, AZ. Just 1.5 miles East of I-10 on Warner Rd. 480-592-0102. Click Here for Map.
 
Chandler Harley-Davidson Tuesday Bike Night at Nozzlehead's Grille & Pub. Stop by Two Wheel Tuesday Bike Night at Nozzlehead's Grille and Pub located at 4920 S. Gilbert Rd. in Chandler, AZ. Join us for Munchies and Music, Food and Drink, Specials, Raffle Prizes and good old fashion H-D fun! Nozzlehead's is a fun firefighter-themed restaurant that serves the best pure angus burgers and meatiest wings in the valley. 12 flavors of wings! 11 tap beers served out of the front-end of a real fire truck. Hot Times, Cold Drinks and Great Food! Stop by this Tuesday for the First Night!! Click Here for Map. Stop by Chandler Harley-Davidson located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler for a Nozzlehead Food Discount Coupon. 

Wednesday Nights 

Hacienda Harley-Davidson Bike Night at The Tilted Kilt. Stop by the new Tilted Kilt located at 7077 E. Bell Rd. for the Hacienda HD Bike Night. Enjoy the new Tilted Kilt for dinner or drinks while sitting on the patio large patio or inside watching your favorite sporting event on one of the many TV's inside. Stop by Hacienda Harley and get your 15% off Biker Card for the Tilted Kilt. There will be Jack Daniels door prizes. Free Jack Daniel's Shirts, Hats, Beanies, Handkerchiefs and Bandannas. Hacienda Harley-Davidson and Tilted Kilt Gift Certificates. Take a ride and stop by this Wednesday night. 6pm till close. 7077 E. Bell Rd. 480-922-8424. Bike Parking.  

1st and 3rd Wednesday Nights 

Superstition Harley-Davidson’s Bike Night. Superstition Harley-Davidson Bike Nights are back! We’re inviting you to kick back with your buds and take advantage of biker benefits!  We’re featuring a different location every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month!  Wednesday, October 4th we’ll be at "The Hot Spot" located on Apache Trail E. of Signal Butte in Apache Junction. From 6pm to 9pm, they’re servin’ it up right with $1 Domestic Drafts, $3 well drinks and FREE Buffet for all bikers.! Superstition Harley-Davidson in Apache Junction. (480) 346-0600 www.superstitionhd.com. Stay tuned for the October locations.
Wednesday, October 18th: San Tan Flat located at 6182 W. Hunt Hwy. in Queen Creek. 

Thursday Night 

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 right next to Genesis Custom Cycles 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  

The "Hog Pen" at the Roadhouse Bike Weekend. Breakfast Buffet Now Beginning at 7am - Noon on Saturday! Click Here for your 2 for 1 breakfast buffet coupon good from 7am - 9am. Coupon also good for the Monday Night Football $9.95 Prime Rib Dinner and $2 Domestics. Grab a seat at the new Hog Pen bar rail and watch the bikes ride by. There is plenty of new concrete motorcycle parking right out front. CCR is located on Cave Creek Rd. in the heart of Cave Creek directly across from Harold's. It is a restaurant and bar that focuses on a broad menu of good food and has a large bar for socializing with your riding pals for a good time. It is built to look like something out of the 1800's, but it is brand new. Stop by this weekend for lunch, dinner or just to have a drink and take a look at the place. I can tell you that their hamburgers and steak fries are exceptional. Mrs. C. had the swordfish and said it was very good. Check out the Monday Night Football BBQ.
Live Music Every Weekend:

Wednesday: Live Music with "Easton Ashe" 9pm - Close

Friday: Live Music with "Easton Ashe" 9pm - 1:30am

Saturday: Live Music with "Train Wreck & Good Fight" 9pm - 1:30am

Click here for the Cave Creek Roadhouse website.  480-575-3098

Sunday

Sugar Daddy's Blues Biker Sunday Brunch.
Sugar Daddy's welcomes you back to riding with the Award Winning Sugar Daddy's Sunday Brunch voted "Best Sunday Brunch" by Newtimes 2006. 
Enjoy a $9 All You Can Eat Buffet, $2 Mimosas, $4 Bloody Mary Bar from 10am - 4pm. Relax to live music from 10am - 4pm on the 5700 sq. ft. climate controlled patio. Riding by later? Grab a quick BBQ from Noon - 5pm on the patio. You can also order off of the extensive menu.Our 5,000 sq. ft. temperature controlled patio has six air conditioning units, misters, and plenty of shade. Sugar Daddy's patio, food and entertainment is becoming a regular Sunday stop. If you haven't tried it yet, give them a try. Complimentary coffee is now served. Make Sugar Daddy's Blues your stop on your ride down Scottsdale Rd. for Brunch or Lunch from 10am - 4pm. Or maybe just relax on the patio with your favorite beverage and watch the bikes roll down Scottsdale Rd.  Click here to see the awesome pictures and details of Sugar Daddy's located at 3102 N. Scottsdale Rd. between Indian School and Thomas on the West side of the road. Stop by and check it out. A great place to hang out. Plenty of Bike Parking. If you have suggestions, email them at sugardaddysaz@aol.com . 480-970-6556.

This Week 

Saturday, October 21st
Superstition Harley-Davidson Grand Opening. Are you ready? Its coming and its going to be BIG! Really BIG! Its the BIGGEST HARLEY-DAVIDSON EVENT IN ARIZONA! If you haven't seen this new dealership yet, it is worth your trip to Apache Junction to take a look at the largest Harley-Davidson dealership in the State of Arizona. Ride in for the unveiling of 50,000 sq feet of Hog Heaven Saturday, October 21st, and be a part of the Grand Opening of Superstition Harley-Davidson in Apache Junction, the event all bikers will be talking about! Tour the new store and enjoy Live Music from 4 Bands including 38 Special. Free Gift Bags to the first 500 bikers.
 
4 BANDS LIVE ON STAGE:
The Visitors: 10am-noon
Shirley's Temple: 1pm-3pm
Harry Luge: 4pm-6pm
38 Special: 7pm-9pm

Special Appearance by Willie G. Davidson at 4pm.
Hooters will be serving it up right with food from 11am-1pm! Famous Sam's has your cravings covered from 1-3pm. Then its time for a treat from Ben & Jerry's from 1pm-5pm. Slow roasted BBQ and all the fixin's from 5pm-7pm. Great food while supplies last! Next stop will be the Beer Garden for some ice cold beer from Budweiser. Don't forget to sample your favorite Sobe Drink from the Tempe 12 Girls. Superstition HD is located at 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, AZ. 480-346-0600. Click Here for Map. 

October 20th - 22nd
12th Annual Southern Arizona Biker Rodeo. Join the Southern Arizona Harley Riders at Big Boys Arena Bar, 250 North Prickly Pear Avenue in Benson, AZ. $15 per person. Gate opens at 1pm on Friday and 8am on Saturday. Free run patches to the first 100 on-site registrations. Live Band, Poker Run, Biker Games, Kids Games, Vendors, Door Prizes, 50/50 Drawings, Charity Auction, Bike Show,  Saturday Night Bon Fire, Calf Pulling, Bull Riding and Run Shirts. Area Motels Available & RVs Welcome. All makes and models of motorcycles are invited to attend. Something for everyone. Info: 520 227-4899 or email: hudsoncanfield@netzero.com 

Saturday, October 21st
First Annual Welcome Home Poker Run. Sign-In from 8-10am at the VFW Post #7507, 11803 Saguaro Boulevard in Fountain Hills, AZ. Registration day of event: $30 per bike, $10 per passenger. Cash Prizes for Top Three Poker hands & Low Hand, 50/50, & Runs End Party at VFW Post 1760, 65 South MacDonald Street in Mesa, AZ. FMI: 480 206-0212 or email: vfwpost1760@yahoo.com.
 
Saturday, October 21st
2nd Annual AIADA Poker Run. Sign In from 10 - 10:30am at ADESA Phoenix Auto Auction, 400 North Beck in Chandler, AZ. Refreshments will be served. $25 per person. Enjoy end of run party at 4pm for Food , Music, Raffle Prizes, $500 Cash Best Hand/$150 Worst Hand 5-Card Stud Poker Hand. $15 per person Runs End party Only. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix. End Party at Elks Lodge # 2429, 1775 West Chandler Boulevard in Chandler, AZ. 480 782-7770.
 
Saturday, October 21st
6th Annual AZSTAR Paws of Life Poker Run. Proceeds to benefit Arizona Search Track and Rescue (AZSTaR). Arizona Search and Rescue was formed in July of 1999 to provide to the public trained air scent tracking and trailing dogs, handlers, support and search management personnel to assist local and government agencies in finding missing persons. Registration opens 10:30am at Steel Horse Saloon, 1768 West Bell Road in Phoenix, AZ. $15 per person includes BBQ Dinner & Ride Pin to first 100. Last Card 6pm. Auction at 6:30pm. Best Hand, Worst Hand, Raffle, Auction, Food, & Libation. More Info: www.azstar.org

Sunday, October 22nd
The 2nd Annual Arizona Rips B.A.D. Ride
Bikers Against Diabetes Rips B.A.D. Ride -- Bikers Against Diabetes -- is a motorcycle fund-raising ride and family festival of the American Diabetes Association.
This event unites the biker nation in the fight against diabetes with a full day of great riding, big entertainment, delicious food, lots of activities and a good vibe! The B.A.D. Ride was born nine years ago in Southern California. Rip Rose, a biker and photojournalist for Easyriders, wanted to bring the biker nation together in the fight against diabetes. Today, that dream is a reality.
 
In 2006, there are three opportunities to be B.A.D.! Each ride has multiple start locations where riders meet in the morning, hang out, and begin an escorted ride to the final destination. Don't feel like being part of the pack? Sleep in and ride over directly to the festival site! The caravans of riders converge at a final festival site for a day long party. At the festival grounds, participants enjoy Live Music with the Fryed Brothers and Mogollon, vendors, activities, great food, bike games, a ride-in bike show and more! Click Here for the Start Locations. Click Here for More Information.
 

Sunday, October 22nd
Cruise For A Cause. This 3rd Annual Poker Run will benefit Hospice Family Care Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the terminally ill and their families in our community.  We believe that every person that has been diagnosed with a terminal illness deserves to live with dignity and without pain during the last stages of their life. With the help of individual donations the Foundation has provided financial assistance to hundreds of individuals and their families.  The assistance can include: Food, Clothing, Utility Bills, Airfare for loved ones, Accommodations and Funeral. Ride begins from 3 locations. Prescott: Jackass Bar and Grill. Tucson: Claire's, Phoenix: Embassy Suites Hotel, Rural and U.S. 60. Sign in from 8am - 10am. Ride ends at Iguana Mack's, 1371 N. Alma School Rd. Pre Registration $25 per person or $35 per couple includes long sleeve t-shirt and ride pin. Pre-Reg ends 10/16/06. More information and how you can help call Joy Butler at 480-889-1116. 

Sunday October 22
America Freedom Riders “Brotherhood Of The Border” . This event of 1000 bikers forming a chain along the border is now being covered by CNN and will be broadcast live on the internet from 9:30am - Noon. This actually looks like a fun ride. I have seen this part of the border near Naco and was amazed. You will not believe what you will see of the lack of security at the border. Make history by riding in a 1000 motorcycle virtual border worldwide cybercast and film documentary in support of Friends Of The Border Patrol.  This 100 mile escorted ride begins at the Southern Arizona Biker Rodeo, Big Boys Arena Bar, 250 N. Prickly Pear Ave, in Benson Arizona, and ends at Helldorado Days in Tombstone.  Click Here for the Ride Map. Registration from 6:00am – 9:00am, MCEE Congressional candidate Randy Graf introduces nationally known speakers at 9:00am, scenic ride at 9:30am sharp.  This event is too big to miss.  More info:  www.americanfreedomriders.com
 
Sunday, October 22nd
Vickie's Hope Ride. Take a 175 mile motorcycle ride that will help Arizona women diagnosed with breast cancer. Vickie’s Hope Ride, in memory of Vickie Baker, is a ride through some of the most beautiful and serene desert roads in Arizona.  This is an unescorted ride with no stops along the route.  All proceeds benefit Arizona Institute for Breast Health.  Sign in and breakfast buffet at Pioneer Village located just west of I-17 off of Pioneer Road from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M.  623-465-1821.  $20 per person, $10 per passenger, includes breakfast.  Ride ends at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix, 602-971-3400, with $3.00 lunch from Noon until 3:00 P.M., raffles and the band “Shine”.
 
Wednesday, October 25th
Custom Bikes and Parts Auction. By order of the Superior Court of the State of Arizona, Independence Motorcycle Company has been ordered to liquidate the entire assets of the company through auction on Wednesday, October 25th. You will find every part imaginable as well as completed bikes, partially completed bikes, motors, frames, etc. Click Here for the complete list to auction. Preview day of sale from 8-10am. Sale starts at 10am at Sierra Auctions located at 1702 S. Euclid Ave. in Tucson, AZ. 520-882-5600. 

Next Week 

Saturday, October 28th
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson Bikes and BBQ. Join Buddy Stubbs for their monthly last Saturday of the month BBQ. From 11am - 3pm enjoy a free BBQ lunch cooked up by the HOG Chapter, Live Band, Pool Tournament, 50/50 Raffles, Meet the HOG Chapter and 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 2007 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.
 
Saturday, October 28th
Chester's Harley-Davidson Boneyard Biker Bash. Harley Halloween! Make plans to catch Chester's Boneyard Biker Bash, Saturday October 28th and try your luck at our many contests:
10:00am - Try for the win at our Costume Contest! The costume event is divided into 3 age groups: 12 and under, 13-17, and 18 and over, and we'll also have a Pet category, so if Fido's Batman costume still fits, bring it! 
12:00 Noon - Chuck a pumpkin at our Pumpkin Toss.
2:00pm - Out-eat your family and friends at our Pie Eating Contest.
We'll also have free brats, Italian sausage, soda and water from 11am to 2pm, and for a kicker, you can take an additional 10% off all our already marked-down Motorclothes merchandise!
Chester's HD is located at 922 S. Country Club in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404. Click Here for Map.
 
Saturday, October 28th
Western Trails Ranch "Monsters Of Metal Masquerade Ball". Western Trails Ranch is positioning themselves to be the out of town concert venue for the valley area. For those of you that love the heavy metal "Hairbands" of the 80's. This is the concert series for you. 3 Bands Live on stage from 7 pm to 11pm with some costume contests in between. At 7pm it is "Metal Gods", The ultimate tribute to Judas Priest. At 8:30pm it is "Crazy Train" in concert, The ultimate OZZY Show. At 10pm it is TNT in concert, The ultimate AC/DC Tribute with Pyrotechnics. At 11:30pm will be contest awards. $1000 for Best Costume. $250 for Best Couples Costume, $250 for Most Outrageous Costume. $15 tickets online. Click Here for more information.
 
Saturday, October 28th
The Law Tigers 7th Annual Motorcycle Mania. This is becoming a very popular extravaganza in downtown Phoenix and this year appears to be the best one yet. One great Saturday of motorcycle fun combining 2 events - Roar N' Thunder rides escorted by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, leaving from Buddy Stubbs and Hacienda Customs USA, and block party.  Registration for rides are 8:30am to 9:30am.  Rides leave at 10:00am and converge to block party in downtown Phoenix for motorcycle parade, led by the Phoenix Fire Department and military Color Guard, along with bagpiper.  For those who just want to attend the block party, it starts at 10:00am to 6:00pm at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Madison in downtown Phoenix (5 streets blocked off).  Special appearance by Michele Smith, host of Speed TV's American Thunder. Arizona Rattlers autograph signing, non-stop entertainment from throughout the day, including exhibition boxing, 3 types of motorcycle daredevil stunt teams, custom bike show sponsored by Biker Information Guide, motorcycle drill team, ongoing live entertainment by The 50 Cal Band and Tin Weasel, Tiger Babes, Elvis impersonator, MCSO Swat Team, K-9, and Emergency Response Team demonstrations, Haunted Jail tour, 60+ vendors, beer garden, all types of food.  Admission only $10, children under 12 Free.  For more information and to register on-line for the escorted rides go to www.lawtigers.com.  Proceeds benefit the MCSO Youth Assistance Foundation providing funds for children at risk.
 
Saturday, October 28th
Keller Williams 2006 Integrity Run. Take a 5 Stop Poker Run to benefit the House of Refuge. Sign-In 9-10:30am at Superstition Harley-Davidson located at 2910 West Apache Trail in Apache Junction, AZ. $20 single/$30 couple includes: Breakfast, Run Shirt (first 300), Raffle ticket, Live Band, & Costume contest at Run’s end party. High Hand wins $250 Superstition Harley-Davidson Gift Card, Low Hand wins $100 Home Depot Gift Card. Costume Prizes for: Funniest, Most Original, Scariest, & Best Couple.
 
Saturday, October 28th
2nd Annual "Share The Magic" Charity Bike Run. This ride benefits 3 Domestic Abuse Shelters in the Valley. Check in from 9-10 am at Chester's HD located at 922 S. Country Club in Mesa, AZ. $20 rider, $10 passenger. Ride End Celebration includes Raffle, Door Prizes, 50/50 and Best Hand at the Billet Bar located at 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale. More info: Shirley, 602-541-3507.
 
Saturday, October 28th
Hogs and Dogs Wash and Poker Run. Ride benefits Miracle in the Desert, a program that feeds 800 homeless at Rock Bottom in Ahwatukee for Christmas Day. $25 Single Rider, $40 per Couple. $30 Day of the event. Registration from 9am - 10am. Ride includes Continental Breakfast, T-Shirt, Lunch upon return. Hosted by Rock Bottom Arrowhead located at 7640 W. Bell Rd. in Glendale, AZ. 623-878-8822. 

Upcoming Events 

November 3-5
Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows. The 26th Annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows presented by Toyota will showcase the latest machines from more than 17 manufacturers and more than 800 exhibitors at this year’s show series. The manufacturers have expanded their display by more than 100,000 square feet this year plus Advanstar is launching brand new displays targeting the custom sportbike, ATV/Outdoor, Motocross History and a Welcome Center that will provide attendees with all of the information they’ll need to make the most of their day. The Big Twin Customs will be back this year featuring some of the most unique creations from local and national builders and the shows will also showcase the world’s tallest, smallest and fastest motorcycles! This year’s show will be bigger and better than ever! This year's show will be held at the Cardinals Stadium. Click the following for all of the events and showtimes. 

Extras 

Here is something that will help you waste hours of time. It is called Cat Bowling. Be careful, it is hard to stop. Click Here.
 
This one is for you dog lovers. It is the story of the amazing "Skidboot" the dog.
A great story! Watch it to the end. Very inspirational and sad at the same time. Click Here.
 
For all of you that have seen someone cut in line.
This is what you might have wanted to say. Click Here.
 
As for me this weekend, I think we are going to take a ride out to Tortilla Flat and then to Superstition HD for the
Grand Opening. See ya there. 

 
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All, 

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

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