I'll bet this is surprising you. The newsletter on a Tuesday? There must be something big to get out that can't wait until Thursday. THERE IS! I am excited to announce that Cyclerides.com is partnering with Westgate City Center in Glendale, AZ to bring to you one of the most popular Classic Rock bands of the 70's and 80's, KANSAS!
That's Right! KANSAS will be appearing live on stage adjacent to the Dancing
Fountains at Westgate, next to the Coyotes Arena on Friday, October 19th at 8PM. Kansas is the band that
brought us some of the most played classic rock tunes in history, including "Carry On My Wayward Son",
"Point of Know Return", "Sweet Child of Innocence", "Song for America", "Icarus,
Borne on Wings of Steel", "Portrait (He Knew), the classic "Hold On", and still one of the
most played songs played songs on classic rock radio today, "Dust
In The Wind". The list of hit songs is very long for one
of the most played bands on radio in the late 70's, early 80's and even today. A little "Fun Fact"
is that in 1997 and 1999 Kansas had the number 1 and 3 most played songs on Classic Rock radio with Carry on Wayward
Son and Dust In The Wind. If you want to take a walk down memory lane, Click Here for a 2:30 medley
of 6 of their big hits. (You can right mouse click on the link to download to your computer.)
The band Kansas, who still features 3 of the original members including Phil Ehart on drums, Steve Walsh on keyboards and vocals and the eye patch wearing Richard Williams on Lead Guitar is now celebrating the 30th anniversary of the progressive rock masterpiece, "Point of Know Return", a follow-up to their quadruple platinum album "Leftoverture". Kansas is in the middle of their U.S. tour and is packing the venues in every city with fans wanting to hear their classic songs live. From their humble beginnings as an early 70's "garage band" in Topeka, KS. to one of the most popular progressive classic rock bands of all time with 8 gold and 3 quadruple platinum albums, Kansas will bring their magic musical sound to Glendale, AZ on Friday, October 19th for a show you won't soon forget. www.kansasband.com
After hosting the Cyclerides.com Wild Hogs movie night, Hearts to Heroes, and the Choppers Memorial Ride, Westgate has thoroughly enjoyed the participation of motorcycle riders at the City Center. As a result, through Cyclerides.com they are catering to the motorcyclists in the entire valley with this event by offering preferred pricing and motorcycle parking. Not only am I from Kansas, and burned through this thing called a vinyl album named "Point of Know Return" 30 years ago, on a contraption known as a turntable when I was in college at KU, I thought this would be a great event for all riders from around the area to participate in. It is really cool that a facility of this caliber would cater to riders like Westgate has done.
With this being a Cyclerides.com sponsored event, I asked the Valley Harley-Davidson dealers if they would like to participate and it was a resounding YES! You can now buy your discount tickets at these participating Harley Dealers. Arrowhead HD, Buddy Stubbs HD, Chandler HD, Chester's HD and Superstition HD.
We are bringing in over 1200 chairs to be set up for this concert. Tickets range from $15 for general admission to $100 for the first 2 rows. This is how it is going to be set up:
Front Row Experience: First 2 rows (only 80 available) are $100 per seat that includes a "meet and greet" with the band, autographed poster and a private bar and restrooms. Only available online. Click Here to Order only these tickets.
Golden Circle VIP: These are seats in rows 3-9 with a private bar and restrooms. Normally $56 online, you can get them at the Harley Dealers for $40 per seat.
Golden Circle: These are seats in rows 10-20 with a private bar and restrooms. Normally $35 online, you can get them at the Harley Dealers for $25 per seat.
General Admission: These are standing room tickets you can get them at the Harley Dealers for $15 per person. Normally $22 online.
Day of show at gate:
Golden Circle VIP - $60
Golden Circle - $35
General Admission - $25
Cyclerides.com Newsletter readers are getting a nice discount and first chance at these tickets as none of the other advertising has been released yet. There are only 80 Front Row Experience, 300 Golden Circle VIP and only 900 Golden Circle tickets available. I would suggest getting yours as soon as possible as these seats will certainly sell out when this concert is released to the general public. If you are unable to get to Arrowhead HD, Buddy Stubbs HD, Chandler HD, Chester's HD or Superstition HD to get your tickets, you can buy them online and print them out on your printer at the same discounts listed above plus the additional online ticketing fees. Click Here to Purchase Cyclerides.com discounted tickets online.
If you would like to ride in with a group, rides are being organized for
the evening of Friday, October 19th from all of the above dealerships. I
will announce times and locations for these rides in the newsletter next week. There will be an entire lot adjacent
to the concert area at Westgate for motorcycle only parking. Food and beverage will be available at Westgate in
the concert area around the fountains which will be fenced off and serve as a large beer garden. Gordon Biersch
is offering 15% off that night to all concert ticket holders.
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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
Highlights This Week
You think there is no such thing as a FREE LUNCH?
There is this time. Gordon Biersch is Opening 2 New Restaurants. One in Scottsdale
and one in Gilbert. They want you to be their guest for a Complimentary Sneak Preview Lunch.
All you have to do is RSVP by Friday, October 12th. Click Here for Details.
Cyclerides.com Classifieds are Back!
See the new Cyclerides.com Classifieds in the Extras Below.
This Week's Bike Night Events
The first Tuesday night was a huge success with over 350 motorcycles coming through the Tilted Kilt to take part in the 9-11 Tribute. 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. For October, look forward to Biketoberfest 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.
Bike Night at Buffalo Wild Wings Mesa-Falcon Field. This is a great new stop for riders on the East Side. Enjoy GREAT FOOD and Live Music every Wednesday night with Soul Catcher, featuring acoustic blues and classic rock from 7pm - 10pm every Wednesday Night at Buffalo Wild Wings located at 4425 E. McKellips Rd. in Mesa, AZ, just across from Falcon Field. Special motorcycle parking in front of the patio. Choose from the extensive new menu including Wings, Chicken Tenders, Huge selection of salads, Wraps, Sandwiches, Ribs & Combos, Burgers, Desserts and Beverages. Click Here for complete menu. Bike Night specials are 50 Cent Legs all day, $2.50 Coronas & Pacificos, $1.75 Bud Light Pints, $1.75 Miller Light Pints. Sit inside and watch your favorite sporting events on over 50 TV's and 5 Giant Screen TV's or sit outside on the huge patio where there are more TV's and enjoy the evening air. Wherever you find to relax, you will be sure to have a good time, good food and good entertainment at the Buffalo Wings Wednesday Bike Night. 480-218-9464. Click Here to take a look at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Don't miss the "WELCOME BACK TO RIDING" Gordon Biersch Tapping Party on Thursday, October 11th. Try their new beer for FREE along with FREE appetizers from 6pm - 7:30pm and check out the all new food and drink discounts for the fall bike nights. Live Music on the patio!
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. Get your GB Passport. Pay $20 for the card, and you will get a $20 gift certificate to redeem for food and drink. 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. Bike night specials include: Extended Happy Hour for Riders to 8:00pm
Happy Hour includes:
$1.00 off Gordon Biersch Lagers
$2.00 off all Wines by the Glass
$4.95 Appetizer Specials: 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.
Western Trails Ranch is open again for the riding season Thursday thru Sunday!
The Next 2 Weekends leading up to the 2nd Annual Rally at The Ranch are hereby Proclaimed to be "Easy Rider" Weekends. Thursday Bike Night starts at 6PM every Thursday. Bike Rodeo each Thursday Night. Trophies and Prizes. Horseshoe Tournament, We are giving away Rally at the Ranch/ Foghat Tickets every Thursday & Friday Night and our Horse Shoe tournament is a $5 Buy in with the winner getting 50% of the Pot with the other 50% supporting the MMA. Winners will advance to a Play off at Rally at The Ranch where they can win a FREE ROOM for the Rocky Point Rally. This Thursday Motorcycle Game will be Slow Drags. Also cash 50/50 drawings for Charity by the MMA Westsiders. Food Discounts & Drink Specials Thursday Night.Happy Hour all night. Drink and Food specials. Foghat Ticket Giveaways, Meet and Greet the MMA Westsiders. 50/50 Drawings.
Friday and Saturday Night: Live Rock and Roll.
This Weekend enjoy Blue Tattoo, Super Blues and Classic Rock Cover Band
Saturday and Sunday Biker Days Open 10am. Drink Specials, Patio Misters, 4 horseshoe pits, Pool Tables, Watch the bikes come and go from the Buzzard Saloon. Western Trails Ranch is located at 37823 Grand Ave. Morristown, AZ Mile Marker 124. From Surprise Just 15 Short Minutes from Bell Rd on left side of GRAND AVE. Look for the Teepees From Wickenburg just 15 short minutes. 3 miles past SR 74 "Carefree Hwy" on the right. More information at 623-922-0450.
Every Saturday and Sunday
Cave Creek Corral Bike Weekends. This
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.
Events This Week
RSVP by October 5th
Gordon Biersch Complimentary Sneak Preview Lunch and Dinner.
Gordon Biersch is opening 2 new restaurants in the Valley. One in Scottsdale and one in Gilbert. They are inviting you for a Complimentary Sneak Preview Lunch or Dinner. All you have to do is call to RSVP and make a reservation. Seating is limited, so pick your times and make your reservations right away.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants would like to extend an invitation to you for the exciting (and FREE!) Grand Opening festivities of the newest Gordon Biersch location at The Shops at Chauncy Ranch! Click Here for the invitation regarding the complimentary lunches and dinners that will take place Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19 followed by a VIP event on October 20. Space is limited. RSVP by October 12th to 602-685-1103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants would like to extend an invitation to
you for the exciting (and FREE!) Grand Opening festivities of the newest Gordon Biersch location in the San
Tan Village Regional Center! Click Here for the invitation
regarding the complimentary lunches and dinners that will take place Sunday, October 21 and Monday, October
22 followed by a VIP event on Tuesday, October 23. Space is limited. RSVP by October 12th to 602-685-1103 or email email@example.com
Saturday, October 6th
3rd Annual Gypsy Riders Ball. The 3rd annual Gypsy Riders Ball benefiting Arizona Institute for Breast Health and local charities will be held on October 6, 2007, starting at 6pm. Event to be held at Monterra, West World in Scottsdale. We count on your continued support and encourage you to attend the 2007 Ball. This year will be another spectacular event with delicious cuisine, a custom bike display and other surprises!
Highlights of the night include:
Ruby Cheeks from KDKB Radio as MC for the evening, Music and entertainment by Cold Shott and The Hurricane Horns,
Casino night with craps, black jack and roulette, Silent and live auctions, Hand rolled cigars by Churchill's Fine Cigars
Temporary airbrush tattoos by Crash Monkey Tattoos, Feather boa sales and more! For the Press Release and more detailed information Click Here. And don't forget to get your tickets for the Gypsy Riders Ball this Saturday at www.azgypsyriders.org
Saturday, October 6th
Moon Mullins Night Ride. Sponsored by the Shadow Mountain Chapter of ABATE of Arizona. 6pm sign in at Motodad's located at 11839 N. 19th Ave., between Cactus and Peoria. All riders out by 6:30pm. End of run party at Western Trails Ranch, 37823 N. Grand Ave. in Morristown. $15 single, $25 per couple includes T-Shirt for the first 50 riders and free poker hand. $100 High Hand, $25 low hand. 50/50, Raffle Prizes, Live Music. More information at 602-843-2906.
Sunday, October 7th
Lost Dutchman Amazing Ride. Sponsored by the East Valley H.O.G. Chapter. This is annually a very well attended ride. Proceeds benefit East Valley Organizations that aid others in need. Registration from 7am - 10am at Chester's Harley-Davidson at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa. $25 per person registration fee. Ride pin T-Shirt to 1st 300 registered. Bike Show, Silent Auction & 50/50, Cash Prizes, Music, Silent Auction. Catered Lunch included. For more information, call the East Valley H.O.G. Chapter Activities Hotline (480) 844-0803.
N-Debth Scuba Ride and
Dive. Enjoy two of your favorite sports in one awesome weekend!
Keep the spirit alive with a motorcycle road rally and scuba trip down to the beaches of Rocky Point, Mexico.
If you've never been to Rocky Point in October, you need to go with N-Depth Scuba on this road rally. All you do is hop on your bike, and your gear is taken down for you in a chaser car. Enjoy two of your favorite sports in one awesome weekend! Ride your motorcycle from N Depth Scuba on October 12th (Friday) at high noon! Arrive in Rocky Point around 4 or 5pm and check into the Penasco Del Sol Hotel. (2 nights)
Friday Night – Manny’s Beach Club
Saturday – Shore dive from Manny’s Beach area. (We’ll bring the gear – 2 shore dives)
Saturday Night – You call it!
Sunday – Pack up and head out of town around 11am and get back home around 4 or 5pm.
Special N Depth Scuba Ride & Dive T-Shirt included! Whether you ride or dive or ride and dive, this event is for you! Don’t miss out on the first ever N Depth Scuba Ride & Dive to Rocky Point, this is one we will be talking about till next year! $100 deposit due by October 1st. 480-899-3483.
Saturday, October 13th
Foghat LIVE at the 2nd Annual Ralley at the Ranch. Take a ride out to Western Trails Ranch for an Old School Biker Bash! It is a full day of events including an Antique Motorcycle Show, Motorcycle Rodeo. WTR Tough Guyz & Tough Girlz Boxing Contest, 2 Airshow Performances, Horseshoe Tournament, Vendors & more.
10am - 1pm: Motorcycle Show for all classes.
Live Music Noon to 4pm. with Dok & Gal.
1pm - 3pm Airshow Performance.
1:30pm - Motorcycle Rodeo
4pm - Tough Guys and Girls Boxing Contest.
6pm Tattoo Contest.
7:30pm - Opening for Foghat will be FREEBIRD, the "Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Experience" back by popular demand!
9:00pm - Concert headliner will be Foghat The REAL DEAL! ‘35 Years and Still Rockin.
Gates Open at 10am - Admission $25 for the day. Camping is available. This is an adult only event. No one under 21 years old will be admitted. For more information visit http://www.westerntrailsranch.com/content/view/5/4/
Western Trails Ranch is located at 37823 Grand Ave. Morristown, AZ Mile
Marker 124. From Surprise Just 15 Short Minutes from Bell Rd on left side of GRAND AVE. Look for the Teepees
From Wickenburg just 15 short minutes. 3 miles past SR 74 "Carefree Hwy" on
the right. More information at 623-922-0450.
Saturday, October 13th
Foghat Trivia Run. Sponsored by Westside MMA District. $25
per person includes 3 stop trivia run and admission to Western Trails Ranch to see Foghat and Freebird. Join the
MMA Westsiders in their first run. Sign in at Chuy's at 11am located at 5134 N. 95th Ave. For more information
call 602-400-1483. Everyone welcome.
Sunday, October 14th
3rd Annual Buddy's
Girls Ride. Back By Popular Demand! This
is always a fun ride for the Ladies. Meet at dealership 12pm sharp for a fun afternoon of shopping, riding and
eating. Cost is $15.00. Includes Ride to the Lake Pleasant area, Lunch Included, Door Prizes and Giveaways, Ride
Rocker Included, Goody Bag, Specials and Buddy Museum Tour. Sign in BY 12pm Sharp. Buddy Stubbs is located at 13850
N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. Call Andreanne or Ronda for more info at 602-971-3400.
Sunday, October 14th
Kids. Join hundreds of other motorcyclists for a scenic ride through the
Arizona countryside. You’ll have a great time while raising funds for
the PBTF's medical research and family support programs! Riders on all makes and models are welcome. Registration
opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 9:45 at Desert Ridge Junior High School located at 10211 E. Madero Ave. in Mesa,
AZ. The police-escorted ride starts at 10 a.m. sharp, rain or shine! The ride will loop back to Desert Ridge Junior
High School. After a light lunch, participants will enjoy a Celebration of Life program that features interviews
with young brain tumor survivors—the Ride for Kids® "stars" of the day. Award presentations to top
fundraisers and distribution of premiums will follow. The minimum donation to ride is $35.
Sunday, October 14th
Officer Nick Erfle Children's Education Fund Support Ride. This is a support ride for Officer Nick Erfle who was gunned down on the streets of Phoenix by an illegal immigrant. Sign in 7-9am at Evolution Custom Cycles - 617 S. McClintock Dr in Tempe. $15 Single and $25 Double. For more information call 602-992-4578.
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.
Classifieds are Back!
I had so many of you email and want the OLD classifieds back that I have finally gotten it done. The reason I dropped them before is that I didn't have time to do it as it was set up. Recently I had a programmer build me a classifieds page that you can automatically add your own Bikes, Parts and ATV's. Then you can upload up to 5 photos of what you are selling. (Make sure to reduce photos to less than 500k in size) It is very basic and easy to use. There is even a search function available that will separate out Parts or whatever brand that you are looking for. The cost for the Cyclerides.com Classifieds is going to only be $10 for 60 days. This page was previously one of the most viewed pages on the site from all over the country. To get the page up and running, for the next 2 weeks you can add your bikes and parts for FREE. Just put 1234 in both credit card and expiration spots when you list your bike. To view the bikes currently on the site CLICK HERE. You will see the bikes that are currently available. Click on the "View Details" for a complete description of each bike and to see larger photos. You will also see the link to submit your ad. It says $10, but for the next 2 weeks it is FREE. Give it a try. Add your bike or parts today.
It looks like these guys skipped the advanced rider training class. Click Here to View.
This is a call to a Navy Recruiter by Roy D. Mercer. The guy's laugh is infectious. Listen to the whole thing. Click Here to Listen.
The name of this video is "Itchy Nuts". I'll let you see for yourself what that means. The quality of the video isn't very good, but it is funny. Click Here to View.