Well, believe it or not, it is now
November 10th and for the first time since March, I actually had to go find
my jacket to take a ride. Looks like the cool weather that we have
been wanting has finally made its way into the valley. In fact it looks like
cool off is getting serious as the forecast is for a high of 61 next Saturday.
Better put down the remote and go find those leathers. Time to start filling the
saddle bags with those layering type of clothing for the next few months. Enjoy
it while you can.
If you missed the
newsletter last week about our visit and tour of Hoover Dam and
the new Bypass Bridge, Click
Here. This would make a very
good overnight ride or long day ride. There are over 100 great photos from
both the air and the ground. Click Here for Photos and Video.
It is hard to believe, but it is
only 45 days till Christmas. I guess part of the reason that it is
hard to believe is that with the extended warm temperatures we have
had this year, it seems like Summer just ended. So with 2010 quickly
coming to an end, I want to highlight a couple of events that I will be
doing to close out the year.
The last Cyclerides.com/Westgate Bike
Night for this year will be this Thursday, November 11th from 5pm
- 10pm. On this final night of the year we have a couple of special
events going on. First of all, we chose this particular Thursday because it is
Veterans Day. Being a strong supporter of the military and our Veterans, I
thought this would be a good opportunity for all of us to honor our military
Veterans and thank them for their service. To do this, I have asked the Patriot
Guard Riders if they would ride into Coyote Blvd. at 7pm with flags proudly
flying so that we could all participate in honoring our military and
Veterans by taking part in playing the National Anthem utilizing the LED
screen at Westgate, followed by a video presentation of "America The Beautiful".
This should be a wonderful opportunity for all of us to show our support of
those who have stood in the gap for this great country of ours. I would
like to be the first to say "Thank You Veterans!"
I am proud to announce
that Westgate is the first site on the West side of the Valley to
display the recently completed Arizona
Centennial Copper Chopper motorcycle designed and built by Paul
Yaffe Originals. If you haven't seen this motorcycle in person, I would highly
suggest that you take this opportunity to get a full 360 degree look at this
beautiful one of a kind motorcycle. This is a stunning work of motorcycle art
capturing the essence of Arizona and constructed with copper that was mined
right here in the State of Arizona. The Copper Chopper will be displayed in
center court for all to see from 5pm - 10pm on Thursday, November 11th at
Westgate during bike night. Bring your camera. Paul Yaffe will also be there to
answer your questions about the Copper Chopper. The Centennial will have a booth
on site where you will be able to buy the raffle tickets for $5 to win this
bike that will be given away on February 14th, 2012.
The 8 piece Urban Roots band
will once again be playing a great blend of classic Motown Rhythm and
Blues. There will be more vendors than ever before to help close
out the Cyclerides.com/Westgate Bike Night for this year. On behalf of
Cyclerides.com and Westgate City Center, we want to thank you for your
incredible support of this bike night throughout 2010. We had a great time
putting it on and we hope you enjoyed it as well. Stay tuned to the newsletter
for when we will start it again sometime in March of 2011. To
close out the year, I am going to have a Westgate pictorial page to end the
year. Email me a couple of your favorite pictures from bike night and
I will add them to the pictorial page for you to share with your friends.
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org . It might
be a cooler ride home, but it should be worth it. I look forward to seeing you
this Thursday night. See details below.
Cyclerides.com Toys To Kids ride will be held on Saturday, December 11th
this year. For the last 8 years I have done this ride on the first
Saturday of December, but this year I could not get the kids on that date. So we
moved it to the 11th. once again be held at Westgate City Center. As usual, we
will be bussing in 100 kids as we have done before. I would like to thank
Arizona Bikeweek for offering to pay for the bus transportation for the kids
this year. The program will include live entertainment, music and Saddle Ranch
will be serving breakfast that morning starting at 9am. The program for the kids
will start at 11am. As always, after being fed and entertained, the kids
will be able to pick any 3 gifts from the toys that you bring while they are
there. I look forward once again to make this a very special day for these kids
and for the riders who faithfully participate.
A nice little addition
to the event this year is that there is also going to be a big Hot Rod and
Classic Car show going on at Westgate from 10am - 3pm the same day. There
is also going to be a farmers market at Westgate at the same time, so there
will be plenty to do before and after the toy event. More information will be
coming next week which will include what kind of toys to bring, etc. Click Here for
flyer. I look forward to once again making this a great day for the
kids and the riders who participate.
Every Friday and Saturday
Chilly Bombers is your place for
Friday Night: Ride by Chilly Bombers every Friday night for the Chilly Bombers Cruisin Car Show.
See at least 100 classic and muscle cars displayed in the parking lot. Bike
parking available. Starts at 5pm. 2 winners every week. Food and drink specials,
vendors, DJ and Fun.
Enjoy $5.00 1/2 pound
Hamburgers, $2.50 Longnecks, 1/2 priced appetizers and $4 Jack Daniels.
There will be a Bikini Bike
Wash and Bike Show with awards for 4 categories. Nov. 13th proceeds
will benefit the Choir Boys.
Tuesday Night: Showing Sons
of Anarchy at 7pm.
Chilly Bombers is located at the SE Corner of
51st Ave. and Bell Rd. 602-298-0843
Cyclerides.com/Westgate Bike Night will present the Last Night of
the Fall Bike Night season on November 11th. If you didn't make it to the
first two, don't miss this one. The last one will be a Veteran themed
event with a special display of the Arizona Centennial Copper Chopper. Event time is 5-10pm. There will be Live Music with
the very popular Urban Roots Band bringing back classic R&B,
Motown and Blues. There will be more Vendors, Restaurant Specials,
Videos on the giant LED, performances from the 6 million dollar dancing water
fountains and of course plenty of motorcycle parking on Coyote Blvd. and beyond.
Urban Roots will play from 6-9 pm. Plan to join us on Thursday,
November 11th from 5-10pm at Westgate City Center located next to the Cardinals
Stadium and Jobing.com Arena at Loop 101 and W. Glendale Ave. Click Here for Details.
The Arizona Centennial Copper Chopper will be
on display from 5pm - 10pm. Stop by and see this incredible motorcycle work of
art designed and built by Paul Yaffe Originals. If you haven't seen this in
person, don't miss this opportunity.
The Patriot Guard Riders will ride in at 7pm
for a Salute to Veterans. There will be a presentation of the National
Anthem and Video on the LED screen.
Plan to join us on Thursday, October
14th from 5-10pm at Westgate City Center located next to the Cardinals Stadium
and Jobing.com Arena at Loop 101 and W. Glendale Ave. Click
Here for Details.
Please take a look at and visit
our sponsors below:
Your local Harley-Davidson dealership and proud
sponsor of the Cyclerides.com/Westgate Bike Night. We are located just South of
83rd Ave. and Bell Rd. Stop to see the latest 2011 HD motorcycles.
Petersen Johnson is a local Arizona law firm,
whose attorneys have over 60 years of combined legal experience in
Accident/Injury law and DUI/Criminal Defense law. We have substantial
experience in representing riders injured in motorcycle accidents. Ron
Petersen and Brad Johnson are involved in every injury case. We discount
our fees; never our service. Please call us locally at 602-650-1200 24
hours a day, 7 days a week.
RideSmart Motorcycle Training
- Celebrating ten years of being the
highest quality, lowest priced rider training school in the Phoenix Metro
area! Motorcycle Safety Foundation based curricula and highly qualified,
personable Rider Coaches. Courses for beginners and experienced
motorcyclists. MVD testing is an integral part of the curricula.
Fun, low threat training environment. Ninety-seven percent student success
rate. Not the biggest school, simply the best!
- "T.E.A.M. Arizona is the premier motorcycle
rider education organization in Arizona. We are dedicated to providing
motorcycle education as a life-saving public service. Through our
passionate coaches and staff, we strive to deliver a FUN, safe, and consistent
motorcycling experience to riders of all backgrounds and skill level.
T.E.A.M. Arizona is Your Road To Ride For Life."
- Don't miss the charity concert
featuring Nightranger, Skid Row, Firehouse, and others on Saturday, Nov.
13th. Charity concert benefiting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and
ChildHelp. $25 includes dinner from Oreganos. Buy a raffle ticket for the
motorcycle giveaway at Westgate Bike Night on November 11th.
Stop by Steve Wingenfeld's Allstate
tent on Bike Night and check out Allstate's NEW Lower rates on All Harley's and
all cruiser bikes. Now you can save over 40% with multi-line discounts. You can
stop in at our Westgate office on Coyote's Blvd(suite 1056) or call us at
623.581.0374. Check out our Motorcycle website at http://www.allstategarage.com/, Just input zip code 85305 to get to my web
CALLING ALL RED BIKES FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR BIKE ON THE
COVER OF QUICK THROTTLE MAGAZINE.
DO YOU HAVE A RED BIKE?? Bring your shiny RED beauty to Westgate Bike Night this Thursday night,
Nov. 11th for a photo shoot and a chance to have your bike featured on the
cover of Quick Throttle Magazine December issue. Staging of all RED BIKES
will be in a special reserved area of the main court from 3 - 5 pm. The
amazing George Childress from Main Event Imaging will be photographing all bikes
in the group. A few select RED bikes will be selected for a personal photo
shoot and an opportunity to be featured in Quick Throttle Magazine. One
great photo (might be a group or single) will be selected as the cover of the
December issue. Then one RED bike will be chosen to be photographed
separately and featured in Quick Throttle Magazine. So
polish the chrome and make your RED bike stand out and bring a Santa hat if you
have one. For more information email email@example.com or call
'Rock Block' Returns to
Phoenix. Rock Block returns to Phoenix
Sat., Nov. 13, 5pm, bringing a high energy lineup of 80s classic rock favorites
Night Ranger, SkidRow and FireHouse, along with a repeat Rock Block performance
by The Chad Hollister Band. The Pearce Warehouse, downtown Phoenix,
Lincoln & Fourth Street, debuts as a cool urban venue for the 80s classic
rock conclave, presented by Phoenix-based BillingTree and Oregano's. Plus,
fans will get satisfaction knowing that 100% of ALL ticket monies (i.e., the
entire $25 and $100 ticket amounts) goes to powerhouse charities Childhelp® and
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). "This is the second Rock
Block," said Dan Willis of Phoenix-based BillingTree's Board of Directors. "The
concert is a rousing event, and this year we couldn't be happier to have these
hot groups whose music still resonates as a great time for all.
BillingTree has its home in Arizona and we are fortunate we can offer an
enjoyable evening and, at the same time, donate all ticket monies to create a
windfall for JDRF and Childhelp." BIG TICKET VALUES. Rock Block
tickets are on sale at http://www.MyBillingTree.com/RockBlock or call 1.866.977.6849. General admission is $25 and includes
dinner by Oregano's. The $100 VIP ticket is a complete package that
includes seat adjacent to the stage, VIP preferred parking, dinner by Oregano's
and drinks. Doors open at 5pm. ALL ticket monies go to
Rock Block Valley Rally Charity Ride. Ride to benefit your local
Biker Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) Ride begins at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson
located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. Sign in at 9am. Last bike out by
Noon. $25 Registration includes Rock Block Concert ticket. Free poker hand
included in registration. Door prizes at three stops ending at Rock Block
Charity Concert featuring NightRanger, Skid Row, Firehouse and more. Free group
tours at Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum at 9am, 9:45 and 10:30. Questions to John@mybillingtree.com .
Saturday, November 13th
ZooRide "Go Wild for the Orangutans"
. All proceeds for ZooRide 2010 will
benefit the Phoenix Zoo's Bornean orangutans. Route will begin at
the Phoenix Zoo and end at Chandler Harley-Davidson. Private Train Ride Tours of
the Zoo beginning at 7am, last ride at 9am for registered riders. Each train
will have limited seating, so the earlier you get there the better. The first
250 people to pre-register will receive a ZooRide 2010 T-Shirt and collectors
pin. $25 for Rider and $15 Passenger. Ride starts at the Zoo and ends at
Chandler Harley-Davidson. Ride is a Free Poker Run that will take you on a
scenic ride through the Tonto National Forest. Ride will include an optional
"Wild Card" stop. Poker drawing will be held at Chandler Harley-Davidson. All
motorcycles welcome. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click Here to
Saturday, November 13th
Vietnam Veterans Chili Cook Off & Poker Run
. Chili Cook Off will be held
at American Legion Riders Pat Tillman Post #117 located at 13623 N.
32nd St. in Phoenix. Registration of chili cooks at 9am. Tasting and voting for
People's Choice Chili at 11am - 3pm. Prizes awarded at 4pm. Entertainment by Jon
Scott Trio starting at 12:30pm. Poker Run sign in at Gino's Restaurant from
8-9am. $15 per rider, $5 passenger. Click Here for more
Sunday, November 14th
"Big Ride For Littles"
. Ride to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson. Join us for an awesome time riding through Tucson in the beautiful
November weather! Riders receive a custom event shirt and poker card.
Pre-registered riders also receive a custom ride pin - limited quantities
available, so sign up early! Individual - Ride Only $20, Couple -
Ride Only $35. Ride start times: First Bike out 8:00am, Last Bike out
10:00am. Ride start location: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson, 160 E. Alameda
Street. Same-day registration: 160 E. Alameda Street from
Here for more information.
Saturday, November 20th
MDA & Arrowhead Harley-Davidson's Ride for a Cure
. Join true "Rebels
with a Cause" and take part in the first Scrabble Ride with silent Auction and
After Party featuring Live Music with "Boy Named Sioux" at Arrowhead Harley.
Registration, Silent Auction and Open House 10am - 11:30am. Start
your Scrabble Game upon registering. Entry fee is $20 per person. After Party at
Arrowhead HD from 2pm - 6pm. After party with a beer garden and Live
Music with "A Boy Named Sioux". All Proceeds benefit MDA. For more
information or Auction/Raffle donations call: 480-753-9084. Check out the ride
route by visiting www.arrowheadharley.com .
Saturday, November 20th
Come celebrate Military Appreciation Month at Anthem H-D! November
20th 11am-3pm: free food, drinks, live music and active and Veteran military
save 10% off Hoodies, Leather Jackets, Helmets and FXRG (must have
proper ID, no other discounts apply and only good in General Merchandise and
Parts and Accessories). Also, please sign the Harley-Davidson flag that we will
be sending to the Pat Tillman Memorial USO at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.
Veteran and Active military will receive an H-D military-style bandana as a
thank you for signing the flag while supplies last. Also, too we will be handing
out double-sided Marisa Miller posters, again while supplies last so get there
early! Remember too, if you spend $300 in Parts or General Merchandise, you will
be eligible for the Military Archival Collection plaque valued at $75.
Restrictions apply. Ask an associate for details. Buddy Stubbs Anthem HD is
located at 41715 N. 41st Dr. in Anthem, AZ.
Sunday, November 21st
on Bikes 2010. Sponsored by MMA of Arizona
. Grab your frozen bird, strap it
on and meet the rest of the flock at 10am. We will be leaving out
of the following locations: Charley's Place 4324 W. Thunderbird Glendale. Steel
Horse Saloon 1818 W. Bell Road Phoenix. Smokey's 1734 E. Main St. Mesa. Moose
Lodge 1572 S. Cotton Lane Goodyear. Curly's Customs 12030 N. 111th Ave
Youngtown. Want your club or association to be involved, but want to ride from
your own starting point? Plan to arrive at the St. Vincent de Paul site at
11:30 am (No earlier) FMI: Cindy 623.695.5659.
Mid Week Updates will be made
on the Cyclerides.com Facebook.
Take a look at all
the new photos posted on the
wall. If you are not on Facebook, you can
still view the page, but you will not be able to post. There will
be a link there for you to sign up for Facebook if you are inclined. Click the
This is a funny bit by a comedian explaining
why we need an Italian President. Click Here to View.
This is a fun
compilation of people doing extraordinary things. Very fun to
watch. Click Here to
Video of the Week: This has got to
be one of the coolest "Trick Plays" I have ever seen. Done by the Driscoll
Middle School. Has had over 4 million views on You Tube. I'm sure
you will watch this more than once. Click Here to View. Click on the Video of the Week graphic on the
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