Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
11/29/06
 

Greetings Riders,
 
The last month of 2006 is right around the corner which means there are only 25 shopping days till Christmas. So guys and gals, it's time to start leaving that chrome and motorclothes wish list laying around where your significant other can find it and maybe they will "get the hint". I'm hoping Mrs. C. has noticed the 2006 HD catalog laying on the driver seat of her car every morning with the 17 "post it notes" sticking out of it. I was going to make it obvious, but decided to do it this way instead.
 
Most of you know by now that this Saturday is the Cyclerides.com Toys To Kids Ride to Santa's. If you missed last week's newsletter about the ride and the homeless kids that are coming from Pappas Schools, Click Here to read. For today, I am just going to give you the 5 W's and some of what you can expect.
 
The details are all coming together and it is going to be a fun event.
 
Who: Everyone is invited to participate.
What: The Cyclerides.com Toys To Kids Ride
Where: Steele Indian School Park located at 3rd St. and Indian School. Enter from Indian School Rd.
Why: To bring your toys to 160 homeless children from T.J. Pappas Schools.
When: Saturday, December 2nd.
Time: Line up starting at 8:00am. Rides leaves at 11:00am escorted by DPS.
Route: South on 3rd St. to I-10. I-10 to the Wildhorse Pass Exit to Santa's at Firebird Raceway.
Destination: Santa's Christmas Theme Park at Firebird Raceway, Wildhorse Pass & I-10.
EntertainmentThe Comedy Safari Show with Parrots and Macaws, Jugglers, Music by Elvis, and a special performance by the kids.
Food: Coffee, doughnuts and water will be available at the start of the ride. Food at Santa's will be available for purchase.
What to bring: New unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 6-12 years old. You will place them in the appropriate pile after you park your bike and go back to the stage area.
Families: If you would like to bring your family and you can only fit one on your bike. All riders and passengers get in free. The rest of the family can meet you at Santa's and enter for 1/2 price until 1pm with This Coupon. Print it out and bring it to the gates.
Then What: Stick around and enjoy the shows and the park for as long as you want. There is a Tiger Show and a stunt show that are particularly good.
 
Click Here for my TV3 appearance at Santa's.
 
Updates:
 
We will be entering through the front of Santa's and riding the 1/2 mile down Main St. to the mid point of the park where we will exit and park behind the stage. The children will line the street cheering us on as we ride in with the toys. It should be an awesome experience for everyone involved. You can bring candy to throw to the kids as you ride by.
 
Due to bus issues, we are now bringing 160 children to the park.
 
To make things simple, I am trying to keep the ride at no charge to the riders and it will again be that way this year. Usually I take care of the incidental costs, but Pappas called me this week and informed me that the school did not have the $500 available to pay for the busses to bring the kids to the park. Without the kids it wouldn't be much of a ride, so I told her to order up the busses and that I would ask the riders to help them pay for it. So to defer those costs and the $500 for the Steele Park and insurance, there will be a few donation buckets around for you to donate to the event.
 
One thing that has really stuck with me about at the tour of the Pappas school is that when these kids enroll in the school, they give them a fresh change of clothes to get them going and help them fit in. Then, once per month they can go and get another set of clothes. What I would like to do with the money left over from donations after the expenses I mentioned above is buy clothes for the school so that we can put the money exactly where we want it to go. If everyone could just put $5 in the pot, we could really do some good and add a lot of clothing to the school. Of course, I will photograph what we buy and report back to you in the next couple of newsletters. 
 
If you know of anyone that hasn't been on this ride, please forward this letter to them. It is a wonderful experience for anyone. I look forward to seeing all of you this Saturday. Thanks for all your help and support of this event and of Cyclerides.com
 
Barry 

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Highlights This Week
 
Saturday, December 2nd
Cyclerides.com Toys To Kids Ride. If you have never been to one of these rides,
Don't miss this one! Take your gifts to the Children.
 
Sunday, December 3rd
Kicks for Kids Toy Run. 33rd Annual.
This years ride in memory of Art Stubbs.
 


This Week's Bike Night Events
 
Tuesday Nights 

Chesterís Harley Davidson Biker Night at the Tilted Kilt in Tempe! If you are looking for some fun on a Tuesday night, With 2 outdoor patios and plenty of excitement, This place is a good time! The Tilted Kilt is home to the best Scotch-Irish experience in Arizona, with an award-winning menu, classic pub fare, and signature Kilt items sure to please any palate, not to mention twenty four globe-spanning beers on tap! Biker Night Tuesdays also mean $3 Jack Daniels and half-price appetizers. And, with a Tilted Kilt Biker Night Card, you receive 15% OFF your total bill. So what are you waiting for? Come on down and have a craic with Chesterís Harley-Davidson! The Tilted Kilt is located at 660 W. Warner Rd. in Tempe, AZ. Just 1.5 miles East of I-10 on Warner Rd. 480-592-0102. Click Here for Map.
 
Chandler Harley-Davidson Tuesday Bike Night at Nozzlehead's Grille & Pub. Stop by Two Wheel Tuesday Bike Night at Nozzlehead's Grille and Pub located at 4920 S. Gilbert Rd. in Chandler, AZ. Join us for Munchies and Music, Food and Drink, Specials, and good old fashion H-D fun! Nozzlehead's is a fun firefighter-themed restaurant that serves the best pure angus burgers and meatiest wings in the valley. 12 flavors of wings! 11 tap beers served out of the front-end of a real fire truck. Hot Times, Cold Drinks and Great Food! Stop by this Tuesday for the First Night!! Stop by Chandler Harley-Davidson located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler for a Nozzlehead Food Discount Coupon. 

Wednesday Night 

Hacienda Harley-Davidson Bike Night at The Tilted Kilt. Stop by the new Tilted Kilt located at 7077 E. Bell Rd. for the Hacienda HD Bike Night. Enjoy the new Tilted Kilt for dinner or drinks while sitting on the patio large patio or inside watching your favorite sporting event on one of the many TV's inside. Stop by Hacienda Harley and get your 15% off Biker Card for the Tilted Kilt. There will be Jack Daniels door prizes. Free Jack Daniel's Shirts, Hats, Beanies, Handkerchiefs and Bandannas. Hacienda Harley-Davidson and Tilted Kilt Gift Certificates. Take a ride and stop by this Wednesday night. 6pm till close. 7077 E. Bell Rd. 480-922-8424. Bike Parking. 

Thursday Night 

The Bike Night At The Billet Bar. 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 right next to Genesis Custom Cycles 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 Saturday and Sunday 

The "Hog Pen" at the Roadhouse Bike Weekend. Breakfast Buffet Now Beginning at 8am - Noon on Saturday! Grab a seat at the new Hog Pen bar rail and watch the bikes ride by. There is plenty of new concrete motorcycle parking right out front. CCR is located on Cave Creek Rd. in the heart of Cave Creek directly across from Harold's. It is a restaurant and bar that focuses on a broad menu of good food and has a large bar for socializing with your riding pals for a good time. It is built to look like something out of the 1800's, but it is brand new. Stop by this weekend for lunch, dinner or just to have a drink and take a look at the place. I can tell you that their hamburgers and steak fries are exceptional. Mrs. C. had the swordfish and said it was very good. Check out the Monday Night Football BBQ.
Live Music Every Weekend:
Wednesday: Live Music with "Easton Ashe" 9pm - Close
Friday: Live Music with "The Crown Kings" 9pm - 1:30am
Saturday: Live Music with "The Crown Kings" 9pm - 1:30am
Click here for the Cave Creek Roadhouse website.  480-575-3098 

Every Sunday 

Sugar Daddy's Blues Biker Sunday Brunch.
Sugar Daddy's welcomes you back to riding with the Award Winning Sugar Daddy's Sunday Brunch voted "Best Sunday Brunch" by Newtimes 2006. Enjoy a $9 All You Can Eat Buffet, $2 Mimosas, $4 Bloody Mary Bar from 10am - 4pm. Relax to Live Music from 10am - 4pm on the 5700 sq. ft. climate controlled patio. Riding by later? Grab a quick BBQ from Noon - 5pm on the patio. You can also order off of the extensive menu.Our 5,000 sq. ft. temperature controlled patio has six air conditioning units, misters, and plenty of shade. Sugar Daddy's patio, food and entertainment is becoming a regular Sunday stop. If you haven't tried it yet, give them a try. Complimentary coffee is now served. Make Sugar Daddy's Blues your stop on your ride down Scottsdale Rd. for Brunch or Lunch from 10am - 4pm. Or maybe just relax on the patio with your favorite beverage and watch the bikes roll down Scottsdale Rd.  Click here to see the awesome pictures and details of Sugar Daddy's located at 3102 N. Scottsdale Rd. between Indian School and Thomas on the West side of the road. Stop by and check it out. A great place to hang out. Plenty of Bike Parking. If you have suggestions, email them at sugardaddysaz@aol.com . 480-970-6556. 

This Week 

Saturday, December 2nd
Cyclerides.com Toys To Kids Ride. If you have never been to one of these rides, Don't miss this one! Take your gifts to the Children. We will meet at Steele Indian School Park located at 3rd St. and Indian School from 8am - 11am for music, coffee, water and doughnuts, then ride to Santa's Christmas Theme Park located at Firebird International Raceway. We will enter through the grand entry and ride down the Main St. of Santa's where we will be met by 160 homeless kids from Thomas J. Pappas schools that will be awaiting our arrival. At Santa's we will have entertainment including a couple of stage shows including animals and Elvis will be making a return appearance. At the end of the program you can watch the children pick 3 gifts out of the toys that you bring. Food and drink will be available at Santa's for you to purchase. All riders and passengers will be admitted into Santa's for free, but if you would like to have your family join you at Santa's, they will be admitted for half-price up till 1:00pm with this coupon. Click Here for the half-price coupon. This should be the best toy run we have ever done. Get your riding clubs and friends together and ride as a group.
 
What you need to know:
No charge for the ride. However, donations will be accepted for clothing for Pappas Schools.
Admission: Just bring at least one unwrapped toy for a boy or girl ages 6-12 years. Electronic items with batteries are fine. Attach extra or rechargeable batteries.
Time: Lineup is from 8am - 11am Saturday, December 2nd.
Where: Location is Steele Indian School Park at 3rd St. and Indian School Rd.
Destination: Escorted Ride by DPS to Santa's Christmas Theme Park located at Firebird Raceway at Wildhorse Pass. Take I-10 South of Chandler to Exit 162, Wildhorse Pass Exit. You will see Santa's on your left. 
Additional Items: Bring candy to throw to the kids as we ride into Santa's.
Stick around for the entertainment and watch the kids go after the gifts that you bring.
 
Sunday, December 3rd
Kicks for Kids Toy Run. This years ride in memory of Art Stubbs. Sign in from 8-10am at the F.O.P. Lodge #2 located at 19th Ave. and Sweetwater in Phoenix. 19th Ave. will be closed from Thunderbird to Cactus. The route is the same as in the last few years. 19th ave. to Cactus, West to I-17, S. to Grant, E. on Grant to 7th Ave where you will drop off toys. Refreshments available at end. See flyer for Awards. Collectible Pins will be available. Donation: 1 New, Unwrapped Toy. Minimum Value $10. More information call Bud - 602-995-5808.
 
Sunday, December 3rd
1st Annual Panty Dash. Sign in 9am - 11am. East side meet at Old Chicago located at 1656 S. Alma School Rd. in Mesa. West side meet at Old Chicago located at 5695 W. Bell Rd. in Glendale. Old Chicago will have a breakfast buffet available. End at Buffalo Chip in Cave Creek. Door Prizes, Games, Music, Food and Opportunity tickets. Partial proceeds to Faith House Children's Development Center, Autumn House Children's Services. For more information: Kat - 602-758-2201. Jan - 623-298-8083.
 
Sunday, December 3rd
4th Annual Poker Run for Arizona Action for Foster Children. Sign in 8am - 10am at the Rusty Spur Saloon located at 7245 E. Main Street in Scottsdale. Last card at 5pm. Drawing at 6pm. Prizes for High and Low hand. Raffles, Ride Pins, T-shirts and koozies for first 100 entries. $20 per rider, $5 per passenger. More information at 480-425-7787. 

Next Week 

Saturday, December 9th
12th Annual Toy and Poker Run to benefit Crisis Nursery. Registration is from 10-11am at The Steel Horse Saloon located at 1768 W. Bell Rd. in Phoenix. Run entry per bike is $20 and a new and unwrapped toy. Ages for toys from newborn to 10 years old. First 100 participants receive a ride shirt. Final party stop at Steel Horse. All proceeds benefit the Crisis Nursery. More information at 602-942-8778. 
 
Sunday, December 9th
Give To Those Who Gave Christmas Run. With Honor and Respect, in the spirit of Giving, an unescorted run to the Veteran's Home, 4141 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix. Leaving the American Italian
Club 7509 N 12th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020, at Noon. Please bring an unwrapped gift. Suggestions are foodstuffs, cookies and candy. Please, no hard candies though. And anything motorcycle related...tee shirts (particularly in larger sizes), hats, caps, pins, stickers, picture books. 200 Veterans call this facility home. Please join us to bring a Touch of Home this Holiday Season. Sponsored by ABATE of Arizona, Shadow Mountain Chapter.FMI: 602-399-1947.
 
Sunday, December 10th
10th Annual Christmas Angel Tree Run. Run sponsored by A.B.A.T.E. of Arizona. Sign in from 12pm - 1pm. Ride leaves at 1:15pm. Ride to Metro Center Mall, pick a wish off the Salvation Army Angel Trees and buy a gift for an underprivileged child. Run leaves Connolly's Bar and Grill, 5160 W. Northern in Glendale. 623-915-5645. Then returns for food and drink specials, 50/50, Raffles, Silent Auction. Tim, 480-538-0202. 

Extras 

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Someone has compiled one video of a bunch of clips you may or may not have seen before. But now they are all in one 4 minute video. Click Here.
 
Most of you know by, even though I am not a pilot "yet", planes are my second passion. Here is a great compilation of aircraft photos. Click Slideshow in the lower left after the page comes up, then click on the picture to change screens. Click Here.
 
I am meeting with the Town of Carefree this week about their "Listen Up" campaign against excessive noise. I will be back next week with a report on that.
 
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All, 

Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours -  Take The Ride"
 
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