Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
10/7/09
 

Greetings Riders,

Well, if you ever thought there was nothing to do in this town when it comes to organized motorcycle events, take a look at the events below. I think we have set a new record with 15 events listed for the next 2 weeks. There are plenty of choices right now, that is for sure. The timing couldn't be better either as the forecast for this weekend is sunny and 89 degrees. So if your bike is in the garage this weekend, there better be a good reason. Evening riding right now is also EXCEPTIONAL. You can check out the Historic Downtown Chandler Bike Night and the Chester's HD Bike Night at Toby Keith's on Wednesday's and the McDuffy's Bike Night and The Billet on Thursday's. And now the new Sunday Afternoon stop at OGGI's Pizza and Brewing. If you would like to set up a table to show off your products or promote your business, we have a few vendor spots available at the Downtown Chandler Bike Night, email me at info@cyclerides.com for information.
 
If you missed last week's newsletter, I want to remind you that this is prime time to be viewing the Fall Colors in the high country. With the weather as good as it is, this could make for a great ride and some beautiful viewing. Click Here for the newsletter from last week to read all about where to go and hotline number for where the best fall colors are now.
 
I was going to Day 5 of our Canada trip with photos, but another current story came across my desk that I thought was interesting. Many of you have heard about the Myrtle Beach Bike Rally in South Carolina. This is one that has been going on for many years and has been a staple for riders on the East Coast. In fact, it has actually blossomed into three separate events throughout the year. And that appears to be where the problem has come in. Seems as though the residents "put up" with the bike rally over the last few decades when it was limited to a few days at a time, but it has now grown to be much bigger than that attracting over 250,000 riders with the three events.
 
Apparently the City has had enough of the bikes, noise, traffic jams and partying to all hours of the night and are willing to get rid of them at any cost, no matter how much revenue they lose in the process. The city that was once known for family resorts and beautiful golf courses has now become almost more well known for motorcycle rallies, and that is the one that they would like to lose for good. But how do you suddenly stop something that has been going on for 60 years and has a full head of steam? Well, using a different metaphor, if you had a runaway train steaming along out of control, what could you do to stop it? The answer might be to "take away the tracks". In essence, that is what Myrtle Beach is doing to derail the motorcycle rally. They are taking away everything that would make it desirable for riders in the surrounding area to go to Myrtle Beach.
 
According to a report by NPR, "The city is trying to scale back rallies that bring hundreds of thousands of bikers to town. One way they're doing it is by enforcing a city helmet law in a state where bikers have the right to go bareheaded. South Carolina is one of a handful of states on the East Coast where it's legal for adults to ride without a helmet. Tired of the noise and constant partiers, Myrtle Beach passed a mandatory-helmet law for all bikers." Now that is a good way to keep bikers out of your town. Take a non-helmet state, and carve out a little section that requires a helmet. As far as I can see, that would take away at least 50% of your potential visitors on bikes.
 
Taking a line from a good infomercial, "But wait, that's not all!" Myrtle Beach also passed 15 new city ordinances to help curb the flow of motorcycles into town. In addition to the Helmet Law ordinance, if you guessed a noise ordinance you would be correct. It reads something like this:
 
Motor vehicles that do not meet city noise standards can be impounded and stored until the owner or operator can get them out of town without operating them illegally. Also, leave the rubber on your tires, not on the road.
 
Details:
Motorcycles built after Dec. 31, 1982, must have unmodified exhaust mufflers bearing federal Environmental Protection Agency stickers or stamps.
Motorcycles built before Dec. 31, 1982, must not be louder than 83 decibels when measured from 20 inches away. Not allowed: broken, straight-pipe, hollow-core or off-road mufflers, a muffler system that bypasses the regular muffler system or any muffler that is modified to increase noise. Regardless of the muffler, you cannot: "burn out," "burn rubber," "lay down rubber" or "peel rubber." Penalty: An administrative infraction and vehicle can be impounded and stored until the rider/driver/owner can either fix the muffler system or get the vehicle out of town without driving it. If you would like to read the entire ordinance, Click Here.
 
Ok, so let's recap how Myrtle Beach is doing on their quest to rid the area of motorcycles. They have taken a non-helmet State and required helmets in one town taking out an estimated 50% of the potential riders. They then require stock mufflers with no alterations producing no more than 83 db from 20 inches. Now they have taken out another 90% of the remaining 50% that would ride into town with a helmet. In 6 months they have figured out how to turn a 60 year motorcycle rally for all types of motorcycles into a Gold Wing Rally. Maybe Wingers should contact Myrtle Beach and move the Golden Aspen Rally from Ruidoso. You are the only ones that can pass muster there now and could have the place all to yourself. Not a bad idea.  
 
Not only do they have the 2 ordinances that I have guessed would take out 95% of the potential riders coming their way, but there are 13 other ordinances that include no parking of large trucks or trailers on the streets, restricting businesses in staging special events as well as no loitering allowed in posted parking lots of any business and no loitering allowed after hours in parking lots once the business is closed. So you can't even stand in a parking lot and watch the 10 bikes that will now be going down the street in Myrtle Beach during Bike Week.
 
So why in this economy would any town intentionally run off millions of dollars in revenue? Is the helmet law really a safety concern? The following is a quote from NPR.
 
Leaders here say safety was one motive. But the bigger reason had less to do with the well-being of bikers than the tranquility of townsfolk. City officials say Myrtle Beach was being overwhelmed by its three annual bike rallies — one in the fall and two in the spring — which brought noise, traffic and more than a quarter-million often-raucous partiers. Mayor John Rhodes says residents simply have had enough. He helped push through the helmet law, a noise ordinance and several other measures intended to bring the events under control. "You had people that have a Harley as a toy and they're coming down here for the week playing 'Easy Rider,' " Rhodes says. "You had bikes going through areas where houses are — right on up to one, two o'clock in the morning." Paul Price, a local resident quoted, "Even inside the house with all the windows shut and everything, the noise is so loud, you can't even watch TV," says Price. "And the loudspeakers — the bands get on 'em and they start blasting. Some of them use profanity and you can't even let your grandkids out in the yard."
 
As you might guess, the lawsuits are already in motion. The city has so far spent over $140,000 defending themselves. Even if the helmet law in the city is repealed, that combined with all of the other ordinances has been more than enough to sour any biker on the thought of going to Myrtle Beach to spend even one dime. To recount my earlier metaphor, I think Myrtle Beach found a way to stop the runaway train. They have taken away the tracks.
 
It is interesting to look at the comparison of two cities as it relates to motorcycle riders. You have Las Vegas, spending thousands of dollars to bring bikers IN to town, and now Myrtle Beach spending thousands to keep them OUT.
 
Click Here for highlights of all the ordinances.  
Click Here for full story on NPR.
Click Here for Radio replay of this story. This is good, you get to hear the bikers views. Just 4 minutes.
 


Highlights This Week

 

Saturday and Sunday, October 10 & 11
21st Annual HOGTOBERFEST. This is a 2 day event sponsored by Tucson Harley-Davidson.
Food, Music, Fun, Bike games, Bike Show, Bikini Bike Wash, Fashion Show, Music, Raffle Prizes.
 
Saturday, October 10th
Renegade Classics Fall Kick Off Party. Come get your gear for the riding season.
Free Lunch, Bike Show, Bikini Contest, Vendors, Prizes And Giveaways All Day. Save Big ALL Day. 10-50% OFF.


Bike Nights This Week 

Wednesday 

NEW!!!
Historic Downtown Chandler Wednesday Bike Night. Over 300 bikes attended last week. Click Here for Photos.
Presented by Cyclerides.com and the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership. This is a first for the City of Chandler. They are opening up 2 blocks of Historic Downtown for a Wednesday Bike Night, and what a great venue it will be. This is the closest thing we will have to a Sturgis type experience. Within this 2 blocks there are 6 restaurants and bars that are participating with bike night specials. Parking will be on San Marcos Pl., and the area just to the East.
Restaurant Participants will include: Check for weekly specials.
The San Marcos Hotel with Live Entertainment in beautiful AJ's Courtyard
Murphy's Law with Live Music,

San Tan Brewing
El Zocalo Mexican

The Bistro at Kokopelli Winery
98 South and Piza Pizza.
Click Here for all the Weekly Restaurant Specials.
 
There will be music on the street and Vendors will be setting up next week.
Motorcycles will be on display by our Sponsors
Chandler Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports. We would also like to thank Chuck Franklin Law as one of our first sponsors. We will be adding activities and vendors as the event progresses over the next couple of weeks. Downtown Chandler is located just 5.5 miles South of U.S. 60 on Arizona Ave. adjacent to Dr. AJ Chandler Park. (MAPPlease ride out and join us from 6pm - 10pm. If you would like to be a vendor at this event contact me at info@cyclerides.com
 
Chester's Harley-Davidson Wednesday Bike Night.
Chester's HD invites you to Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill Bike Night every Wednesday night.
If you looking to get your bike out of the garage and ride someplace where you know other riders will be, head out to Toby Keith's located in the Mesa Riverview next to Bass Pro Shop, Loop 202 and Dobson, Mesa. 6PM til Close. Live Band starts at 7PM. Free Raffle and great prizes. Half price selected appetizers, $2 wells til 7pm. $3 longnecks or $12/bucket of 5. Designated bike parking. Ride With Us and get a free Chester's koozie! Leaves Chester's at 5:30PM sharp. This is really a fun place for a bike night that includes a large outdoor patio. Great Food, Great Music, Great Place, Great Time! For more information call Chester's HD at 480-894-0404. 

Thursday Night 

NEW!!! 
Bike Night Thursday at McDuffy's in Peoria. Ride by the newest Bike Night on the West side. Over 150 bikes last week.
McDuffy's is one of the finest West side locations for a bike night at a single restaurant. The 12,500 Sq. Ft. McDuffy's features 2 outdoor patios, a huge dining room with booths for seating, a very large area with high tops for you to easily hang out with your friends, an upper level for lounging or to play pool, a very large bar and 100 TV's to watch your favorite sporting event. Not only that the dinner menu is very broad and McDuffy's has excellent food at a very good price. Bike Nights features a $6.99 Menu that includes Classic Burgers, Charbroiled Chicken Breast Burger, Buffalo Wings, Chicken Quesadilla, Nachos, Popcorn Chicken, Pizza and 1/2 Drink Pricing. Stop by for the first night on Thursday, September 17th. McDuffy's is located just South of 83rd Ave. and Bell Rd. at 15814 N. 83rd Ave. 623-334-5000. Plenty of Motorcycle Parking! RAFFLES! For September Arrowhead Harley will be raffling off a set of "Games Riders Play". Harley-Davidson Folding Domino's table, a Harley Gammon Board, a Poker Chip Set and "Harleyopoly" Game set. Winner will be selected the last Bike Night in September. Octobers raffle will be a complete "Harley Cooler" set. 2010 Models will be on display.
 
The Bike Night At The Billet Bar The Billet Bar is the place to be for the Summer nights and weekends. Set on the patio and watch the action. Voted "BEST BIKER BAR IN PHOENIX" by New Times. There is no better place to watch all the Bikes ride down Scottsdale road than from The Billet Bar Patio. The Billet is ALWAYS packed with bikes Every Day. Stop by and take a look at the New Flamed Booths on the Paradise Patio. The new bars front and rear provide spacious seating, fresh air atmosphere, perfect temperature and courteous staff. The food is amazing and always the latest in cold libations await. You can sit at the back bar and watch your favorite TV on any of the seven big inch televisions. Play pool, listen to the latest music and socialize. The front patio seats over 75 people and is perfect for people watching on Scottsdale Rd. The Billet Bar is located on 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. Check it out this Thursday night and all weekend long. Info: at 480-941-1876. Click Here for the New Billet Bar Page with pictures. 

Every Sunday 

New!!

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

This Week 

Saturday and Sunday, October 10 & 11
21st Annual HOGTOBERFEST. This is a 2 day event sponsored by Tucson Harley-Davidson.

Saturday Night: 5-9PM: Pick up Pre-Registration packets at the Tucson Harley-Davidson. There will be Music, Food, Fun and Vendors while you register. 

Sunday: Poker Run 1st bike out at 8 am last bike in at 1pm Pins/Patches 1st 200. The day will start the day with a pancake breakfast at 6-9 am. Other Sunday activities include Bike games, Bike Show, Bikini Bike Wash, Fashion Show, Music, raffle prizes and share the wealth tickets. This event is free except for the Bike show and the poker run. For more information and to pre register or to purchase a T-shirt, event pin or patch, please go to the website it will have the most up to date information. http://www.hogtoberfestaz.net/ or http://www.tucsonharley.com/. Tucson Harley Davidson is located at 7355 North I-10 Frontage Road. Tucson, AZ. 520-792-0111.

 

Saturday, October 10th

Hog'n Dogz Ride for Independence. We invite you to participate in Hog‘n Dogz to benefit the AZ Power Paws Assistance Dogs.  This motorcycle ride begins at Chandler Harley Davidson and ends at Alice Cooper’stown with an outstanding BBQ and live music by Faded Jeans. There will be 4 stops in between with appearances from Power Paws Client-Dog teams as well as Puppy Raisers and dogs in training, and raffle items, plus a 50/50 raffle.  Riders on all makes and models (cars & trucks too) welcome! We'll begin the ride with a light breakfast Chandler Harley Davidson. Suggested Donation:  $15.00 per person / $25.00 per couple. Day of Event Registration/Check-in opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 9:45 a.m. The ride starts at 10:00 am sharp, rain or shine!6895 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler.

 

Saturday, October 10th

Charity Ride N Drive for Domestic Abuse Shelters. Charity Bike or Drive for Arizona Beta Sigma Phi's against domestic abuse. This event is for bikes, cars, trucks or whatever will get you there. All proceeds donated to local domestic abuse shelters. Ride starts at Chester's Harley-Davidson located at 922 S. Country Club in Mesa. Registration and continental breakfast 9-10:15am. Departs at 10:30am sharp. Cost is $25 per rider and $5 per passenger. See flyer for details.

 

Saturday, October 10th

1st Annual East Side B.A.C.A. Poker Run. “LET’S BREAK the CHAINS OF ABUSE to OUR CHILDREN”. 100% of ALL Proceeds to Benefit Abused Children. B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse) is a 501-(c)- 3 Non-Profit Organization. Registration 9 am to 11 am at Smokey’s Bar & Grill, 1734 E. Main St., Mesa. Pre-register by Oct. 3rd at $15 single/$25 couple - Day of Run $20 single/$30 couple. Includes a pin (to first 300 ppl), meal at end party & free poker sheet. BANDS, RAFFLES, 50/50, HIGH & LOW HAND, VENDORS. Run Shirts will be for sale till we run out. See flyer for details.

 

Saturday, October 10th

Renegade Classics Fall Kick Off Party. Come get your gear for the riding season with your friends at Renegade Classics of Phoenix.  Free Lunch, Bike Show, Bikini Contest, Vendors, Prizes And Giveaways All Day.  Save Big ALL Day. 10-50% OFF. In store specials from 9am - 4pm. 3102 East Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 602-595-9597. www.renegadephoenix.com

 

Sunday, October 11th

We Ride Miles For Smiles. Benefiting the Community Dental Foundation. This organization brings dental health care to children who do not have insurance or have families that are financially unable to pay for dental care. Registration for the ride is from 10 - 11 am( last bike out by1130am) at Buddy Stubs Harley-Davidson located in Phoenix at 13850 North Cave Creek Road. 125 mile ride, stops are at least 30 to 40 miles apart. Participants will be able to tour the Mobile Children's Clinic so you will be able to see where and how your money is being spent. Cost is $25 a person, $40 a couple; price includes small breakfast, lunch, live music, door prize ticket, and extra dice roll. 1st 100 pre-registered riders receive a bag of free goodies. Prizes for highest roll, lowest roll and snake eyes: 1 roll per stop. Live music: The Weezul Brothers. See flyer for details.

 

Next Week

 

Saturday, October 17th

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

Gates open at 2pm:

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

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

8pm: Mogollon will entertain!

 

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

 

Saturday, October 17th

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

 

Saturday, October 17th

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

 

Saturday, October 17th

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

 

Saturday, October 17th

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

 

Saturday, October 17th

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

 

Saturday, October 17th

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

 

Saturday, October 17th

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

 

Sunday, October 18th

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

 

Upcoming Events

 

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

 

Extras

 

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Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
 
Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
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