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Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
11/13/13
 
Greetings Riders,
 
Well, I hope your are enjoying this perfect weather that we are having now, because it looks like starting December 1st, the long range forecast is predicting much cooler weather for the month of December. But that is only on our scale. Still way more desirable than many other places we could live. If you are new to the newsletter and are looking for some ideas on riding, 2 weeks ago I talked about riding up South Mountain as a good local idea to get out on the bike and take a good ride with an awesome view of the valley. Click Here to Read. Last week I suggested 4 stops in Sedona that you might not have been to that we found to be a great time and will give you a destination and another excuse to take a ride. There is still time to do these with continued great weather up North. Click Here to Read.
 
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the Cyclerides.com Toys to Kids ride is going to be on Saturday, December 7th this year. I have asked for Children First Academy from downtown Phoenix to bring as many as 120 kids aged from K-3 this year for the event. For those of you that have not been to this event before, we bus in these children to Westgate City Center next to the giant Christmas tree on the grass where we entertain them, feed them and allow them to pick out any 3 toys out of the huge pile of toys that they want. It is an awesome sight to see them scoping out the gifts that they want, and go get them. This is my 11th year of doing this event and it is always a thrill to see how appreciative these kids are for what YOU do for them. Please bring at least one toy per person and enjoy the show. See Photos from last year. See a video from a couple of years ago. Really worth while. Click Here to View.
 
But this year I need your help! I have ELVIS lined up for entertainment, but I would really love to have some kind of animal act that would include dogs, birds, etc. that would entertain the kids AND adults. Since these kids are either literally homeless, or in temporary housing at best, most of them don’t have pets of their own. Being a devoted pet owner, I thought it would be fun to entertain them with a good animal show. So, does anyone out there know of a good show like this that could do it on December 7th. Also a good clown or magician act would be good too. Any help you could give me would be appreciated. I want this to be memorable for the kids. Email me at info@cyclerides.com with any suggestions. Thank You!
 
This Thursday night, November 14th, will be the final Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports of the Fall season. This has been an incredible Fall season with thousands of riders attending over the last 10 weeks to enjoy great live music, food, drink, special displays and fun. Thanks to all who attend every week to make this the best bike night in the Southwest. It is fun to talk to those that are from out of town and watch them send pictures back to their buddies to show them what our bike night looks like. We will start up again in late March of next year after the Coyotes are done playing on Thursday nights. This week our live music will be “The Visitors”. These guys are great, as all of our bands have been. Ride in for the last night of season! See you Thursday night.
 
**Take a look at our brand new Cyclerides.com T-Shirts emblazoned with the rider mantra of "Ride - Eat -Sleep - Repeat" on the front and the Cyclerides.com Logo on the back. Both in Short-Sleeved or Long-Sleeved. This is the perfect shirt to show that you LOVE riding motorcycles. Buy it for yourself or a gift for a friend. Christmas is right around the corner, a perfect gift for the rider in your family. Order online or pick up at the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night this week at the Big Biker Babes booth.

Tidbits and Updates:
 
I would just like to personally welcome all of the new readers to the newsletter as we have had many sign up over the last month. If you would like to catch up or read past articles, go to the Archives button on www.cyclerides.com and you will see the past newsletters. If you are looking for a particular article, you can search by keyword to find it. If you know someone who would like to sign up, have them Click Here. Welcome to the Cyclerides.com family.
 

Bike Nights
 
Thursday, Nov. 14th – This is the LAST Night of this Season!
Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night this Fall being presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports. Bike Night began Thursday night, September 12th with a HUGE crowd and will continue for a total of 10 nights ending on November 14th from 5 pm – 9 pm. This Thursday, you will once again be able to enjoy a party every Thursday night with Live Music, Vendors, Restaurants, parking on Coyote Blvd. next to the fountains and Hundreds of motorcycles to look at as they cruise by. This is the place to be on Thursday nights for sure.
 
Attractions this week:
Live Music this week with “The Visitors” 6-9 PM.
 
Grab your riding buddies and stop by to enjoy Live Music, Restaurant specials and other special events along the way. Click Here for Photos from the first night. For excellent photos from Rusty Childress of the Firefighter Appreciation night Click Here.
 
Here are the details for the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead HD and Ridenow Powersports:
Where: Westgate City Center, Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. SE Corner. Next to Jobing.com Arena.
When: Thursday nights beginning September 12th – Nov. 14th
Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
What: Bike Night. Live Music, Food, Fun, Vendors, Motorcycles and Sturgis Style Cruising down Coyote Blvd.
 
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports:
Your local Harley-Davidson dealership and proud sponsor of the Cyclerides.com/Westgate Bike Night. Stop by and see the latest in what Harley-Davidson has to offer. Speak to one of our trained sales staff about what Harley-Davidson motorcycle would be right for you. We are located just South of 83rd Ave. and Bell Rd. 623-247-5542.
Stop by and talk to our staff at bike night or at one of our many valley locations. We feature many brands including Polaris, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, Can-Am, BMW, Victory, KTM, Spyder, and Ski-doo. Click Here for a list of our locations.
 
And to our Associate Sponsors
Curly's Customs. Curly's Customs is a full service Custom Paint & Body Shop for the motorcycle enthusiast. 623- 977-0339. Stop by and see them at Bike Night.
Scottsdale Victory and Indian Motorcycles. Scottsdale, Arizona NOW has it's own INDIAN & VICTORY Motorcycle Dealership! The New 2014 Indian Motorcycles revealed at Sturgis on August 3rd are NOW AVAILABLE for PRE-ORDERING! Be the First to OWN a NEW INDIAN MOTORCYCLE that will revolutionize the Motorcycle Industry!  Stop by and See us at Bike Night.
 
Bike Night Restaurant Specials.
I have worked very hard to get the restaurants to come up with some consistent bike night specials. I think they have stepped up very well this year to offer some good deals. There will be restaurant specials all season long that include offers from:
McFadden’s - 10% discount on your bill when you show your M-class license on Bike Night. Plus, bikers can enjoy regular happy hour specials, including $2 domestic Drafts, $3 Wells and $5 Appetizers from 4-7pm.
Calico Jack’s Cantina - $19.99 Bike Night Platters with Nacho chips, mini-chimis, onion rings and jalapeno poppers, plus a pitcher of domestic draft beer. Enjoy 10% off your bill when you show your M-class license on Bike Night.
The Shout! House - $9 Natural Black Angus Burger, Fries, and Beer special ($15 value) and a FREE cover for 2 card to come back on the weekend ($10 value) when you show your M-class license on Bike Night.
Kabuki - Take 15% off when you show your motorcycle license during Westgate Bike Night. Valid only during Westgate Bike Night events. Dine-in only. Valid only at Westgate City Center location. One offer per table per party. Not valid during Happy Hour and Reverse Happy Hour. Cannot be combined with any other offers or rewards. Excludes alcohol, tax, gratuity and gift card purchases.
Saddle Ranch - 2 chicken tacos for $5.50*. Classic pints of draft beer for only $3.75 when showing M class on license. Plus, bikers can enjoy regular happy hour specials from 4-6:30pm with 50% off all appetizers and drinks. *Valid from 6:30pm to 10:00pm on all Bike Nights, excluding event days when there are concerts, sporting or other events at the Center, Stadium or Arena.
Mama Gia’s – Enjoy $3 domestic beer and $.50 cent wings with an order of 24 or more when showing M class on license.
Shane’s Rib Shack – Free 10 piece traditional chicken wings with the purchase of 20 traditional chicken wings when you show your M class license. Plus, domestic beer for $2 per bottle.
Whiskey Rose Bar & Grill. Take 10% off your bill when you show your M class on license. Excludes Alcohol.
 
This Week
 
Friday – Sunday
November 15th – 17th
Indian Motorcycles of Peoria Demo Rides.  You’ve heard all about the brand new Indian Motorcycles for 2014 that have been completely redesigned and are now being produced by the multi-billion dollar Polaris Corporation. Now is your chance to ride one for yourself and see what all the fuss is about. Indian of Peoria is having 3 big Demo Days that will put you in the saddle of a 2014 Indian to let you see the difference. 9 AM – 5 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-17. This is your chance to ride the all new Indian Classic, Vintage and Chieftain and experience the power of the Thunder Stroke 111 Cubic Inch engine. To guarantee your spot, email your name, phone number and date and time you would like to peoriawebsales@ridenow.com or call 623-334-3434. Indian of Peoria is located at 8546 W. Ludlow, Suite 100, Peoria, AZ. - 623-334-3434. www.indianmotorcyclesofpeoria.com
 
Saturday, November 16th
Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson 5th Anniversary Party. Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson is celebrating its 5th anniversary and would like to invite everyone out for a day of fun, free food, and great live music! Join us Saturday November 16th from 11AM till 3 PM for an anniversary party, Harley style! We’ll have great activities including Putt to Win a Harley®, a custom bike show, and more! For more information or to register your bike for the show, contact Phillip McKee at (602) 971-3400 or e-mail marketing@buddystubbs.com. Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson is located at 41715 N. 41st Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85086.
 
Saturday, November 16th
Chester’s Harley-Davidson Party on the Patio and Food Drive. Stop by Chester's Harley-Davidson Saturday, November 16th from 11AM-2PM for our monthly party on the patio! Chester’s Harley-Davidson is collecting non-perishable food items from now until November 16th. FREE event to you. FREE FOOD provided by Vindoo BBQ, LIVE MUSIC by local band Plowd. Make any donation and get FREE ENTRY for a chance to win a Vegas Vacation! (one entry per person, winner drawn at 2PM, must be present to win) What more could you ask for on a Saturday afternoon? We'll see you there! Chester’s HD is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ.
 
Next Week
 
Saturday, November 23rd
Marines Toys For Tots Ride. Hosted by ALR Post 58 Fountain Hills. Sponsored by Chester’s H-D, Chuck Franklin, and many others THREE STARTING LOCATIONS with three different routes all ending up at the Post in the Hills 16837 E. Parkview Ave. Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. All Registration Times are 8 – 10 AM. KSU as you register. 1 - W Siders – Salty Senorita – 8011 W. Paradise Ln, Peoria, Arizona (Bell Rd and 83rd Ave) 2 - Scottsdale – Renegade by MOD – 9343 E Shea, Scottsdale, AZ 3 - E Siders – Chester’s H-D, 922 S Country Club Rd, Mesa, AZ. Donations: $20 W/O A Toy - $15 With A Toy And Passengers: $15 W/O A Toy -$10 With A Toy ** Ride Pin For The First 100 Participants at each registration point** PAID RIDE INCLUDES: RIDE, LUNCH, DOOR PRIZES & END PARTY LAST BIKE IN @ 2 / RAFFLES AND DOOR PRIZES @ 3 ***Music by The 74th St Band from 1 - 4*** All donations go directly to the Marines Toys for Tots Organization Sue “Brat” Ashe at ALR58T4T@gmail.com / 602-576-7052
 
Sunday, November 24th
Birds on Bikes 2013. Sponsored by MMA of AZ. Grab your frozen bird, strap it to your bike and meet up with the rest of the flock at 10:00 A.M. Meeting places listed below. If you plan to leave on your own make your way to St. Vince de Paul - 420 W. Watkins in Phoenix. Please schedule to arrive at 11:30 A.M. (no earlier please). Monetary donations should be made out to St. Vince de Paul. Non perishables are always welcome.
Northwest Valley: Charley's Place - 4324 W. Thunderbird in Glendale
West Valley: Baja Loco - 6134 N. 95th Ave. in Glendale
East Valley: El Dorado Bar & Grill - 8708 E. McDowell Rd. in Scottsdale
Casa Grande: Quick Trip - 1627 N. Pinal Ave. in Casa Grande
Sponsored by the MMA of Arizona. For more information call Cindy at 623-695-5659
 
Extras
 
Mid Week Updates will be made on the Cyclerides.com Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Cyclerides.com Facebook. Over 4400 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!
 
Here is a comedy trapeze show. Entertaining. Click Here to View.
 
Video of the Week.  Great old clip of the Smothers Brothers. Miss those guys. 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"
www.cyclerides.com

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