Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
10/19/05
 



"Four Canyon Ride Part 1"
South Rim and North Rim Grand Canyon
 

 
For those of you that like to take longer trips you will know what I mean.
Once you get the thought of taking off on your motorcycle for a few days it is hard to get it out of your mind until you actually get out and do it. And if you have just returned from a long trip it doesn't take long to be planning your next one. That's what happened to me as I was planning the Four Canyons Ride. We had returned from the Glacier Ride just 4 weeks prior and I was already planning to wedge in one more decent ride before cooler weather hit.
 
I'm not sure what it is about road trips on a motorcycle that is so infectious,
but I think Willie Nelson said it best in his song "On The Road Again". And with a small lyric change, it could be a great motorcycle riders anthem. It would go something like this:
 
On the road again
Just can't wait to get on the road again
The life I love is being in the wind
And I can't wait to get on the road again
 
On the road again
Goin' places that I've never been
Seein' things that I'll remember when,
I just can't wait to get on the road again.
 
On the road again
Lover's of the road we roll down the highway
Ridin' with our friends
Insisting that the world be turnin' our way
And our way, Is on the road again
 
That pretty much sums it up for me. Goin' places that I've never been, Seein' things that I'll remember when, And I can't wait to get on the road again. With that in mind, I had always wanted to go to the entire South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the North Rim and Zion. So with that in mind, Mrs. C. and I saddled up on the Road Glide, through in Bryce Canyon to our itinerary and decided to take what we called the Four Canyons Ride. This is one of those times I will tell you to take the route, but don't follow our timetable on this one. We had limited time available on this trip so we really had to hustle to get it done.
 
We left the NW Valley at 3:00pm on Friday, the 23rd of September heading North on I-17 to Flagstaff,
then West on I-40 to Williams and North on Hwy. 64 to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This was about a 220 mile 3 hour and 15 minute ride to the entrance of the park. We stayed in Tusayan that night, which is 2 miles from the entrance of the park. We knew we had a long day ahead of us so we were on the bike and ready to go in a brisk 43 degrees at 7am Saturday morning. Our first stop was the customary photo op at the Grand Canyon sign at the entrance of the park. The part of the South Rim that most visitors see are the areas around the Village, El Tovar and Mather Point. Those are the same ones that I saw the first time I went, but I was anxious to view the next 22 miles of the canyon that I had not seen before, and quite frankly, is the better part to experience.
 
As you ride East on Hwy. 64 you see ride by
4 major view areas that you can pull into and stop for photo ops and canyon viewing. These are well worth the effort to stop and see as this opens up a whole new appreciation of the grandeur and enormity of the Grand Canyon. You are really cheating yourself, as we did the last time we were there, by not taking the ride along the South Rim to really get a feel for what the canyon is all about. The last stop on the Rim heading East is called Desert View and is also the East entrance. Desert View is also the home of the Watchtower, built by the Fred Harvey company in the early 1930's to provide the widest possible view of the Grand Canyon and serve as a rest stop and gift shop. The tower was built with local stones handpicked by the architect, Mary Colter, to give the tower an ancient look. Inside the tower you will see authentic Indian paintings on the walls and pottery. You can also walk the 4 floors to the highest vantage point in the Grand Canyon at 7522 feet.
 
Once we had our fill of the Watchtower and
photo ops, we were back in the saddle for our 188 mile ride from the East entrance to the North Rim. Even though, it is only 10 miles as the crow flies from the South Rim Grand Canyon Village to the North Rim lodge, it is 210 miles to travel by vehicle. So we were "on the road again, Goin' places that I've never been, Seein' things I'll remember when." I was anxious to see the North Rim and the stretch of 89A heading West that I had never been on. So we continued East on Hwy. 64 to Cameron and North on 89 to our turnoff at Bitter Springs to 89A.
 
As with almost any motorcycle ride, you will always come across some scenery that will both surprise and impress you.
On this road it is the 293,000 acre Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, an amazingly colorful display of beautiful sandstone slickrock, brilliant cliffs rising from 3,000 to 7,000 feet stretching over 40 miles before you rise in elevation through the pine forested Kaibab Plateau to Jacobs Lake Lodge. This stretch of 89A past Vermillion Cliffs is so amazing it is hard to keep your eyes on the road as you go past the small fishing community of Lees Ferry and the beautiful area of Marble Canyon. Just before rising into the forest, stop at the overlook to get a good look at the Cliffs and the Colorado Basin.
 
Once you arrive at
Jacob Lake Inn, you will turn South on Hwy. 67 and be 47 miles from the North Rim Visitors Center and Lodge. After rising in elevation and going through beautiful Aspen, pine trees and meadows, you will end at the North Rim in the pines. Here you can eat lunch in the North Rim Lodge and take a short walk to Bright Angel Point for a classic view of the Canyon. If time allows, Point Imperial and Cape Royal are reached via a winding scenic drive. The trip to both points, with short walks at each and several stops at pullouts along the way, can easily take half a day. But for us, we had lunch at the lodge, took our hike to Bright Angel Point and were on our way. Grand Canyon North Rim is over 8,000 feet and does get cold and snowy in the winter months. So make sure you check the weather before you go. Visitor services and facilities inside the park will close on October 22nd. Highway 67 into the park will close on November 16th or at the first major snow storm. Click Here for North Rim information.
 
Timing is a difficult task on this ride due to the amount of mileage in between stops,
210 miles, from the South Rim and the North Rim. The way that we did it worked out pretty well. If you leave in the afternoon from Phoenix and plan to be in the South Rim by 5 or 6:00, depending on the time of year, you can still get a good peek of the afternoon sun on the canyon walls. Stay somewhere in the Grand Canyon area either in Tuscayan or in the park, then get up early the next morning and head for the North Rim. You could either spend the night there, (with reservations well in advance) Jacob's Lake Lodge or ride on into Kanab, Utah. Click Here For Maps.
 
Photos:
I will be back next week with the next two canyons of the Four Canyon Ride,
Zion, Bryce and a few other stops. I was able to get some great pictures of both sides of the Grand Canyon. For pictures of the South Rim Click Here. For pictures of the North Rim Click Here.
 



In This Issue
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Sunday, Sugar Daddy's Biker Sunday Brunch Kickoff Party. Join Sugar Daddy's as they put on one of their premier Biker Parties all day on October 23rd. 
Sunday,
Rip's B.A.D. Ride AZ. Join in the fight against diabetes! Mogollon and Fryed Brothers Live Concert.
Sunday, Superstition Olympic Activities Run. Activities with the Special Olympics Kids. This is Fun Run! 
Sunday,
Cruise For A Cause. This 2nd Annual Poker Run will benefit Hospice Family Care Foundation. A great charity.
Sunday, Buck Rogers Family Disaster Relief FundPersonally help a family of a local rider.  
Thursday, October 27th.
Buddy Stubbs Ladies Night. Alright Ladies, this is a special evening JUST FOR YOU!
New! Every Wednesday, Chester's Harley-Davidson Wednesday Bike Night 

Extras 
For those of you that like to watch short videos, see the Extras column below.
 


 

This Week's Bike Night Events 

Hooters at 1-17 and Bell Rd. Tuesday Bike Night. Hooters at I-17 and Bell will be hosting a new Bike Night every Tuesday night from 6pm - 9pm. They will feature a "Ride In" Bike Show with weekly prizes for 1st - 3rd. And then, the third Tuesday of every month we will crown the Bike of the Month with a Grand Prize. We will have $2 Bud, Bud Light, and Bud Select bottles. There will be 20% off of all food and merchandise when you ride in on your bike. Stop by for loads of Raffle Prizes. There will be VIP Motorcycle Parking and you will be greeted at the front door by a Hooter's Girl waiting to give you your raffle ticket. Hooter's is located in the Bell Canyon Shopping Center at 2834 W. Bell Rd., West of I-17 on Bell Rd. 602-375-0000.   

Wednesday 

NEW TONIGHT!!!
Chester's Harley-Davidson Wednesday Bike Night. Chester’s Harley-Davidson invites you to join us for Wednesday Bike Night at Dos Gringos in Tempe, located at 1001 E 8th St from 6-10 pm! From 6-7, Dos brings you $2 Pacificos, $3 Gringoritas and 1/2 price tacos! Wednesday night Goldfish Races starting at 9pm. There will be prizes distributed for the winners of each round. And, of course, Chester’s Harley-Davidson bike games & trivia! Answer or play them right, and you could WIN BIG with Chester's H-D prizes! The most happenin' spot in Tempe is definitely Dos Gringos Trailer Park where every hour is happy hour at the Chester’s Harley-Davidson Bike Night. 480-894-0404. Click Here for Map

Thursday Night

Superstition Harley-Davidson and Spirits Bar and Grill have teamed up to bring riders in the Far East Valley a great Thursday bike night. For those of you in Far East Mesa and Apache Junction, you now have a place to go on Thursday nights. And better yet, just for riding your bike to Spirits, they will give you a free hamburger. That’s right, every rider to show up on their bike between 7-10pm will receive a free hamburger! Stick around and win great prizes and raffle items from Superstition Harley-Davidson. ENTER YOUR NAME IN THE DRAWING EVERY THURSDAY IN OCTOBER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $250 GIFT CARD FROM SUPERSTITION HARLEY-DAVIDSON. Drawing will be on October 27th. Must be present to win. Enter once every Thursday in October to increase your odds of winning. Spirits is located at 9303 E. Apache Trail in East Mesa. One block East of Ellsworth on Apache Trail (Main St.). Come sit on the patio and watch the bikes roll in, stay inside and enjoy a game of pool, and friendly wait staff.  The large dance floor is always open with music from Goodtime Charlie The OUTLAW DJ playing The Best of Country and the Best of Rock and Roll every Thursday night from 8:30p.m till 2am. With an extensive food menu, 2 patios, and monitors inside to watch your bike, Spirits is the hottest Bike night place to be in the east valley. The LEGEND of Spirits Lives on. More info at Superstition HD at 480-346-0600 or 480-986-5572.

Hooters Mesa Thursday Bike Night. Hooters in Mesa located at 6730 E. Superstition Springs Blvd. will host a Bike Night every Thursday night from 6-9 pm. If you haven't seen this Hooters yet you will have to stop by and take a look. This is one of the nicest locations that they have. Hooters will $2.00 Corona's and 20% off of food and merchandise if you ride your bike in. Stop by for raffles prizes every Thursday Night with Big Raffle prizes the first Thursday of every month. For more information call 480-396-9396.

Hooters at Arrowhead Bike Night. Continues Giveaways and Raffles. Ride by and join in on the fun! Hooters will host a Bike Night every Thursday at the Hooters at Arrowhead located just 1 block S. of Bell on 83rd Ave. Stop by for some great food and Hooters Hospitality. There will be 20% off menu items, $2.00 Corona Thursdays and plenty of parking next to the outdoor patio. Stop by for some giveaways and raffles from Hooters and Arrowhead Harley as well as great wings and fun at Hooters. Click Here to see Pictures and all the detailed information.

Casey Jones Grill Bike Night. A valley favorite bike night for over 3 years. Ride in and sit out on the patio for what I call the Best Cheesesteak Sandwich in town. This thing melts in your mouth.  They have 3 new pool tables, darts and foosball. Located in the Mervyns Shopping Center on the SE corner of 43rd Ave. and Thunderbird Rd. Casey Jones is a great place for a bike night featuring a large outdoor seating and over 150 people inside. And for those of you that want to watch a sporting event they have 50 TV's scattered throughout the restaurant connected to satellite to get any game you can think of. They have a full menu for lunch, dinner and a Happy Hour from 11:00AM - 7:00PM and a reverse happy hour from 10:00PM - 12:00 Midnight. $1.75 domestic bottles and $2.00 Jacks. There are always a lot of bikes showing up for bike night at Casey Jones Thursday night. Join them for open mic night on Wednesdays. Sunday. You can always count on lots of bikes here.

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 

 

Cave Creek Roadhouse Bike Weekend. Take a ride and stop by the Hottest New Restaurant/Bar in Cave Creek where every weekend will be Bike Weekend. There is plenty of motorcycle parking right out front. I have mentioned this place before and now it has finally opened to rave reviews. 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.

Live Music Every Weekend:

Thursday: Live Music with Todd & Ethan 8:30pm - 12:00am
Friday: Live Music with "Rickie Joley" 9pm - 1:30am

Saturday Night: Live Music with "Chuck Hall" 9pm - 1:30am

Sunday: Live Music with "Groove Defenders" 4pm - 9pm

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

Sunday

Sugar Daddy's Blues Biker Sunday Brunch.
Now is the perfect weather to be sitting out on the Sugar Daddy's patio, listening to Live Music while dining from the Brunch Menu. Live Music from 10am on the patio.
And Sunday Brunch Just Got Better! You now have 3 options to choose from.
Option #1:
Eggs Benedict – Grilled English muffins, smoked ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
Served with your chose of fresh fruit or crispy potatoes. ($8) or
Sugar’s Pancakes – You won’t eat pancakes anywhere else. Buttermilk pancakes served with butter and syrup. ($5)
Option #2: Can’t decide what to eat? How about an All-You-Can-Eat buffet for ONLY $12.
Option #3: Order off our regular 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. Enjoy live music from 10am - 2pm Or maybe just relax on the patio with your favorite beverage and enjoy the beautiful weather 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 22nd
Shake, Rattle, Rock and Roll Dem Bones. Sponsored by the MMA of AZ. Verde Valley District. Run starts at the Fry's Food Stores, 1100 S. Hwy. 260 in Cottonwood, AZ. Sign in 8am - 10am. Cost is $15 single and $25 couple. Includes Event Logo bandana for first 300 sign-ins, entrance to Boo-Fest and run through Northern Arizona Ghost and Haunted mining towns. High Roll $150, low roll $75. Live music, vendors, biker games bike show and more at ride end.
 
Sunday, October 23rd
Sugar Daddy's Biker Sunday Brunch Kickoff Party. Join Sugar Daddy's as they put on one of their Biker Parties all day on October 23rd. Those of you that have been to these in the past know that this is a good time and always a bunch of bikes. Here is the schedule for the day.
10am - 2pm:
$12 all you can eat Brunch
10:30am - 1:30pm: Live Music from Hans Olson
12pm - 3pm: Custom Bike Contest. Just show up at Noon to enter.

12pm - 3pm: Loudest Pipes Contest

2pm - 5pm: Off The Grill

4pm - 5pm: Fashion Show with TBA and Girls's from Babe's Cabaret
4pm - 5pm: Winners announced of the Custom Bike Show and Loudest Pipes Contest
9:30pm -  Close: Acoustic Open Mic Night hosted by Matt Tener
 
Sunday, October 23rd
Rip's B.A.D. Ride AZ. Join in the fight against diabetes! American Diabetes Association presents the Inaugural AZ "Rip's B.A.D. Ride. There are four Start sites in Arizona with registration at 8:00am and escorted rides going to the festival site: Pinal County Fairgrounds (512 E. Eleven Mile Corner Road) in Casa Grande. Or you can ride directly to the festival site! Phoenix Start sites are Thunder Manufacturing and Chandler Harley-Davidson and in Tucson; Arizona Victory and Rural metro Fire Department Station 76. Activities include: Ride in Bike Show, Bike Games, vendors, live concert featuring the Fryed Brothers Band, Mogollon and Bill Scroggs and First Alarm. ALL participants also receive: complimentary BBQ Lunch and water/sodas, ride pin. Minimum donation to participate: $30 pre-registration for rider/$20 for passenger after Tuesday, October 18th: $35 rider/$20 passenger. All funds go directly to the American Diabetes Association. Funds raised through your donations support the lifesaving work of the American Diabetes Association: research, education, community programs, advocacy and CAMP AZDA for kids with diabetes! Call to register: 888-342-2383 x7446 (x7112).

Sunday, October 23rd
Cruise For A Cause. This 2nd 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: Grand Canyon Harley. Tucson: Coffee Exchange, 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. $30 per person or $35 per couple includes long sleeve t-shirt and ride pin. More information and how you can help call Joy Butler at 480-889-1116.
 
Sunday, October 23rd
Superstition Olympic Activities Run. Last year was the first year of this run and it was a very fun event. Instead of drawing cards, you will ride to different locations and test your skills in basketball, darts, horseshoes, etc. all while interacting with the Special Olympians. If you are looking for something a little different, this is a good one. Click Here for pictures from last year. Sign in from 8am -  10:30am at Superstition Harley-Davidson located at 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction for $20 per person or early register for $15 per person at Superstition HD on Saturday, 10/22 from 9am-noon. Registration includes Ride Pin, and Door Prizes. There will also be a 50/50 and Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit Arizona Special Olympics. 480-346-0600.
 
Sunday, October 23rd
Buck Rogers Family Disaster Relief Fund. Buck Rogers, a 17 year employee with Glendale/Arrowhead Harley-Davidson, has always been a big contributor to the motorcycle community. I've known Buck personally for 6 years and have found him to be an extremely upstanding man, a proud Vietnam Veteran and a "giver" to many organizations and to riders all over the State. Buck is now asking for some help. Most of his family witnessed first hand the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Buck had 10 members of his family affected by the storm from his 47 year old Sister Irma across Lake Pontchartrain in North Shore area to his 94 year old Mother in New Orleans St. Bernard parish and others in the surrounding parishes. He has gotten a motorcycle donated at cost from Arrowhead HD and is asking for those who would like to help, to buy a raffle ticket or two. Your $10 per ticket is tax deductible. This will give you a chance to win a motorcycle and if all of the 2000 tickets are sold, it will raise about $14,000 for Buck to disperse to his family to help them get back on their feet. Most of the near term issues are alternative living expenses, since they have to stay in motels or other accommodations, transportation, food and clothing. Click Here for complete story. Stop by and purchase your raffle ticket anytime between now and October 23rd when the drawing will be at 4:00pm at Arrowhead HD located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive in Peoria. Click Here for Details.

Thursday, October 27th
Buddy Stubbs Ladies Night. Alright Ladies, this is a special evening JUST FOR YOU! Stubbs first Ladies Night in June was a huge success. Click Here for photos. Enjoy a "Stubbs Studs" Fashion Show, Wine and Cheese, Shopping Specials, Fantastic Door Prize, Giveaways, Tech Clinic and Demonstrations and a Guided Motorcycle Museum Tour by Buddy Stubbs. Admission is $10 which includes 2 beverage tickets, light snacks AND a $10 gift certificate given to you that night. Invite your friends, all Ladies welcome. Ladies Night starts at 7:00pm. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 602-971-3400 to reserve your spot.   

Next Week 

Saturday and Sunday, October 29th and 30th
Spooktakular Savings up to 30% at Superstition Harley-Davidson. Get revved up in the spirit of Halloween at Superstition Harley Davidson… we’ve got a perfectly ghastly gift waiting for you!  Just pop in October 29th and 30th, make your purchases as normal, and at the register, pick a pumpkin and open to discover what spooky savings you receive from 10% - 20% - 30% off. Join our crew Saturday, to check out our employee costumes; cast your vote for the best one.  Wear yours, take pictures, whatever! Superstition Harley-Davidson is located at 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, AZ. 480-346-0600.
 
Saturday, October 29th
Halloween Poker Run. This run benefiting the Huntington's Disease Society of America sponsored by SRP Volunteers and Arizona Avalanches. Register at the Pera Club located at 1 E. Continental Dr. in Tempe, AZ from 9-10:30am. First riders depart at 10am. $20 single rider, $35 w/passenger includes lunch, raffles and door prizes. Day of ride add $5.00. Riders will ride through Fountain Hills, Rio Verde, Cave Creek, Bartlett Lake and back to the Pera Club for the included lunch. To pre register email sandra_Petraitis@cox.net or call 602-236-4830.
 

Saturday, October 29th
Hogs With Hearts Charity Poker Run. This is a run splits proceeds between two organizations. Half benefits Packages From Home, a charity that I am familiar with and the same one that I did the Cyclerides.com Hearts to Heroes run for to send care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The money raised will be used to pay for postage to send the packages to the troops. The other part of the proceeds will benefit the Colter & Associates Foundation using funds to build a teen community youth center. Registration from 7:30am - 9:30am at Hacienda Harley located at 15600 N. Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale, AZ. $25 for single and $35 double includes T-Shirt, Ride Pin, Poker Hand, and Lunch. Ride ends at Casino Arizona with prize drawings at 1:30pm. Everyone is invited to support this exciting charitable event to help establish a teen youth center through the Colter & Associates Foundation and enhance the lives of our troops serving and fighting overseas through Packages From Home. 480-905-1903.
 

Sunday October 30th
6th Annual Motorcycle Mania. Two fun-filled events in one day.
Event 1: Converging rides from Skunk Motorsports in Mesa and Buddy-Stubbs Harley in Phoenix. Ride registration includes one admission to the Motorcycle Mania Block Party in downtown Phoenix. Escorted by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, rides will converge in the desert with rest stop, continue to the Madison Street Jail and parade into the Motorcycle Mania Block Party. Registration the day of the event starts at 7:30am at Skunk Works Motorsports and Buddy Stubb's HD. $25 per rider and $20 per passenger. Includes T-Shirt, Ride Pin, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Admission to Motorcycle Mania Block Party.

Event 2: Motorcycle Mania Block Party in downtown Phoenix begins at 10:00am and runs until 4:00pm on Sunday, October 30. Entrance is at 1st Avenue and Madison Street. Admission to the Block Party is $10; kids under 12 are free with a paying adult and complimentary voucher.

Festivities Include:
Haunted Jail Tour, Tiger Babes, Motorcycle Drill Team, Military Displays, Custom Bike Contests,  
Live Music, Motorcycle Stunts, Big 50/50, Motorcycle Parade, Military Displays, Motorcycle Stunts,
Costume Contest, 1,000's of Motorcycles, Food and Beer Garden, Door Prizes, Tons of Vendors.

 

Upcoming Events 

Friday - Sunday, November 4-6
Ride Now Powersports Sales Event. Huge Factory Authorized Sales Event!  FREE ADMISSION!!  Join us November 4th - 6th at the Tempe Diablo Stadium parking lot. All Makes, All models.  There will be over 400 new & used motorcycles & ATV's show priced and ready for immediate delivery!  On the spot financing!  Manufacturer Reps on hand to talk about the latest features.  We will have huge $500,000 discounted parts and accessories tent to get you ready to ride. And after you have worked up an appetite shopping, there will be plenty of food and beverage vendors. Live entertainment, motorcycles exhibitions, FREE kids games and activities, charity raffles and more!  Try your luck at the Money Machine. Visit our website for more information  www.ridenow.com.  Or call (602) 923-4375.

Thursday, November 10th.
Cyclerides.com Ride to the Rocky Point Rally. This is your chance to see Rocky Point, one of the hottest up and coming resort locations around, and do it with 5000 other riders. This sleepy little fishing village is growing up and so is the Cinco Annual Rocky Point Rally. Never seen Rocky Point? Click Here for a couple of videos that I did for my Rocky Point Day Ride. If you have never been to Rocky Point and want to ride with a group, Cyclerides.com is hosting a free ride on Thursday November 10th to the Rally. Just arrive at Arrowhead Harley, sign up for the $10 Rocky Point Rally poker run and be ready to ride by 10am. We will leave and you can all ride at your own pace down there, but there will always be riders nearby as bikes will be coming from all over the State and California. Friday morning you can participate in the Resort Ride and all of the activities throughout the weekend. Come join us for the ride down. Click Here For the Event Listings. If you don't have a place to stay, Click Here to see what rooms are left. You will need insurance for your trip there as well. I would advise that you get it before you leave to avoid the lines to get it on the way. Click Here for insurance, you can do it online. If you have any questions you can email me at info@cyclerides.com .

Extras 

There is no end to the crazy things that people will do. This 20 second video came to me entitled "Redneck Tubing". Click Here to view.
 
Here is a 10 second video of a Stunt Rider exhibition gone bad. Click Here to view.
 
All you parents out there can watch this 3 second video
as a testimony to not let your daughters ride on the back of a crazy sport bike rider. I'm sure there was some serious road rash on this one. Click Here to view.
 
Here is a point well taken by Larry The Cable Guy.
Unfortunately, it almost feels like we are getting to this point in our Country. Click Here to view. 
 
As for me this week, Mrs. C. and I are going to take in a couple of the runs and events on Sunday. Should be a good day to put some miles on around the Valley of the Sun.

Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,

 
Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours -  Take The Ride"
www.cyclerides.com
info@cyclerides.com

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