Weekly Update
Greetings Riders,
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 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 Bike Night for this year. On behalf of 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 . 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.
The 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.

Bike Nights
Every Friday and Saturday Night
Chilly Bombers is your place for Motorsports.  
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.
Saturday Night: November 13th kick off the Chilly Bombers Saturday Bike Night with Live Music by "The Unlisted".
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

This Week
Thursday, November 11th
The 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 Arena at Loop 101 and W. Glendale Ave. Click Here for Details.
Special Attractions:
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 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 Bike Night. We are located just South of 83rd Ave. and Bell Rd. Stop to see the latest 2011 HD motorcycles. 623-247-5542
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 Motorcycle Training - "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."
RockBlock Charity Concert -  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, Just input zip code 85305 to get to my web page.
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
or call 602-768-2295.
Saturday, November 13th
'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 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 charity.
Saturday, November 13th
2010 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 .
Saturday, November 13th
3rd Annual 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 Click Here to register online.
Saturday, November 13th
9th Annual 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 information.
Sunday, November 14th
"Big Ride For Littles" Poker Run. 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 9:00am-11:00am. Click Here for more information.
Next Week
Saturday, November 20th
14th Annual 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 .
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
Birds 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 Facebook.
New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Facebook. Over 2700 FANS!
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 LIKE button!
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 watchClick Here to View.
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 page.
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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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