Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
I would first like to remind everyone that the Cyclerides.com Bike Night at Westgate Entertainment District is now over
for the season as of last Thursday night. Thanks to all that
participated throughout 2017. The number one question that I had last
Thursday night was when will it start up again. We are currently
looking at schedules with Westgate, but to alleviate the conflict with
Coyote games, we will concentrate on Friday nights and are looking at
beginning the end of February and finishing the end of May to use more
of the great riding weather. Stay tuned for exact starting dates that
will be announced soon.
If you missed the newsletter last week with the photos and video from the Cyclerides.com Veterans Bike Night, Click Here to View.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
One thing that I have been wanting to share with you was our stop this past Summer at the Rock & Hall of Fame
located in Cleveland, OH. The Rock Hall was one of the places that have
been on my bucket list for several years. The reason it has been on the
list for so long is that it just wasn't the most convenient place to
get to from Phoenix, AZ or a place that I would normally be going by to
get to someplace else. So it kept getting pushed aside until this year,
and it was by accident.
This visit happened on our fly and ride trip this year when
we went to Knoxville and rented the 2 Harley's and rode the North
Carolina and Tennessee for 5 days. At the end of that trip we were
going to continue on East to visit Kitty Hawk, where the Wright
Brothers took their first flight. But the weather was so bad there that
we had to find another destination. So as I was looking on the map, I
found that Cleveland was only 2 hours from us and this would be a great
time to see the Rock Hall. So we headed North and landed at the Burke Lakefront Airport that is literally only a quarter mile from the HOF on Lake Erie.
We arrived in Cleveland around 11:30 am and ended up staying at the new Hilton downtown over looking the Cleveland Browns Stadium
and the The Rock Hall that is located next door. Since we didn't have
enough time to go to the HOF that day, we decided to take a walking
tour of Cleveland. All I can say is Wow!! We had no idea Cleveland was
such a nice city. My perception was that it was an old rust belt city
that would have nothing to offer. I couldn't have been any more wrong.
The revitalization of this downtown inner city was absolutely amazing.
They have converted a lot of the old industrial buildings on the
waterfront to urban housing and created an entertainment district that
was really outstanding. Whoever was responsible for that deserves an
With the Browns stadium, the Cavaliers the Indians stadiums and the waterfront all within walking distance,
it creates a very vibrant experience in the downtown area. And the
history that is celebrated there with monuments, old buildings and
outdoor theater and entertainment
is very cool. The city is extremely clean and well kept. We walked
several miles around the city that afternoon and felt completely safe
into the evening hours. So if you are planning a trip in the Cleveland
area, plan some time to explore this city.
The next day we got up early and had breakfast in the city before heading the Rock Hall of Fame
where we spent the next 6 hours immersed in Music History. In 1986,
Cleveland was chosen as the Hall of Fame's permanent home. Since
opening in September 1995, the "Rock Hall", part of the city's
redeveloped North Coast Harbor, has hosted more than 10 million
visitors. Sometimes when things are on your bucket list, when you
finally get to see them they can be a disappointment. This wasn't one
of those times at all. If anything, it exceeded expectations. There is
so much to see and experience in this museum that there is no way to
consume or retain all that you will see in one day.
There are so many ways to explain this place that it could take forever,
but this paragraph from Wikipedia sums it up nicely: There are seven
levels in the building. On the lower level is the Ahmet M. Ertegun
Exhibition Hall, the museum's main gallery. It includes exhibits on the
roots of rock and roll (gospel, blues, rhythm & blues and folk,
country and bluegrass). It also features exhibits on cities that have
had a major impact on rock and roll: Memphis, Detroit, London and
Liverpool, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle. There are
exhibits about soul music, the Fifties, Sun Records, Atlantic Records,
hip hop music, Cleveland's rock and roll legacy, the music of the
Midwest, rock and roll radio and dee-jays, and the many protests
against rock and roll. This gallery also has exhibits that focus on
individual artists, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi
Hendrix and others. Finally, the Ahmet M. Ertegun Exhibition Hall
includes two theaters, one of which features a film about the roots of
rock and roll and one that features films on various subjects.
As I mentioned, there is so much to see here and it is so steeped in music history, that it is almost mind boggling.
You see many of the music events that we witnessed in our lifetime now
enshrined in this building. And speaking of the building, it is a very
recognizable 7 story pyramid shaped building with the giant letters, LONG LIVE ROCK, emblazoned in red out front, built on the shores of Lake Erie with over 55,000 square feet of exhibition space.
You will most likely spend the most time on your favorite artists, but
my highlights of the visit was following the history of Rock and Roll
that they have represented so well, and spending time reading almost
everything about the Beatles,
Stones, Elvis, a very interesting special exhibit about John Cougar
Mellencamp and a special exhibit about the 50 years of the Rolling
Stone magazine. They do have a very good restaurant in the building, so
you can spend all the time you need there without leaving the building.
I would highly recommend putting a visit to Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
on your list of things to do. If you enjoy music of the last 60 years
or so, you will certainly enjoy seeing how it developed. It is
virtually impossible to replicate the experience of a visit here by
photos, but I have included some of my favorite exhibits and photos of
the area including downtown Cleveland for you to see.Enjoy!
Click Here for Photos.
The best way to view them is to click on the photo on the right that
will make it full screen, then arrow through them full screen.
I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
Enjoy time with your family and friends. Please Ride Safe!
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Cyclerides.com Logo and Shirts!
Working on the Veterans Day Bike Night inspired me to come up with a
new logo that celebrates America. I am calling it the Cyclerides.com
"Old Glory" Logo. They will have the phrase "Ride-Eat-Sleep-Repeat" on the front
with a small Old Glory logo below and a large Old
Glory logo on the back.
Please take a look at it and see what you
think. Click Here
I will have a limited quantity of these shirts for sale at the Veterans
Day Bike Night and
will be using this as my new logo going forward. The shirts will be
available in short sleeved black to start and I will be adding Long
Sleeved black by December 1st in time for Christmas. The price is only
$15 online that includes free shipping. Click Here to Order.
Month of November
Harley-Davidson Service Specials. Keep
your bike looking Brand New and in shape for the riding season.
Leather Bag and Seat Service:
Engine Bright Service: $29.95
White Wall + Wheel Clean
Buff All Paint + Wax: $49.95
Oil Change Special: Regular
Oil - $89.95, Synthetic Oil - $119.95
1/2 Off Labor on exhaust
slip-on install. Offer includes Free Safety Inspection.
Chandler Harley-Davidson is
located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ. 480-496-6800.
Saturday, November 25th
Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson Hogs & Dogs. Join Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson for their monthly Hogs & Dogs! They’ll
have free burgers, dogs, drinks and more as they host a great open
house. This month they are thanking the Military with 15% off all
Riding and Casual Gear along with an extra 10% off all End of Season
Motorclothes! Join them Saturday, November 25th from 11am till 3pm!
Great food, cold drinks, live music, fun shopping and an all-around
good time! So hop on your bike, grab some friends and ride over to
Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson. For more information call (602)
971-3400 or go to www.buddystubbshd.com. Also check them out on
facebook at facebook.com/buddystubbshd and Instagram @buddystubbshd
Friday and Saturday
December 9th and 10th
Morongo's Sleigh Ride Toy Run.
Enjoy Morongo's 1st Annual Sleigh Ride Toy Run with multi-platinum
selling 80's rock icons Great White and Slaughter on Dec. 9th and Vixen
& Autograph on Dec. 10th. 1 Day Online - $20- / 1 Day at Door -
$25-. Admission includes Bike Games, Bike Show, Food, Drinks, and Live
Entertainment. Donate a $15- or more new, unwrapped toy to be entered
into event raffles. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. This event
is located at the Morongo Pavilion, 49500 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, CA,
Saturday, December 9th
Toy Runs begin at 11:00 AM at both Palm Springs Harley-Davidson, 19465 N. Indian Canyon Dr., 760-329-1448
and Temecula Harley-Davidson at 28964 Old Town Front St., 951-506-6903. Contact either dealership to sign up for rides.
Day 1# - Doors open at 12pm and music begins at 6pm. Click Here for Tickets.
Day 2# - Doors open at 10am and the concerts begin at 12pm. Click Here for Tickets.
Mid Week Updates will be made on the
Cyclerides.com Facebook. New
Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to www.facebook.com/cycleridescom. Over 6800
LIKES! 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
Great tribute to the military by the West Virginia marching band. Click Here to
Video of the Week
This girl has an amazing memory. She can memorize a deck of cards in 30 sec. Check this out. Click Here. Click on the Video of the Week
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Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
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