Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
11/3/04
 
Greetings Riders,
 
The calendar has now rolled over to November and that means we are soon going to be turning our attention to Thanksgiving, Toy Runs and then on to Christmas. But before we can do that there is one more little event this weekend that you might want to attend before you turn your attention to the Toy Runs, and that is OCC In Tempe - Best of the Southwest Custom Motorcycle Show.
 
For me, this weekend is the culmination of several months of work on helping bring the Teutul's to Arizona for one of the biggest 3 day motorcycle events we have ever seen in this State. On Monday, the setup started by erecting the big 60 x 100 tent on the ball field in Tempe Beach Park at Tempe Town Lakes. This will be the area that will display 15 of the Orange County Choppers motorcycles that will include the Lance Armstrong Bike, The Fire Bike, The POW Bike, The Jet Bike, The Black Widow Bike and more. The bikes will be displayed on risers under the tent for everyone to photograph and get a good look at. The festival style Vendor tents have been set up and look fantastic. The main band stage is being erected and will be home to Bad Company's Paul Rodgers on Saturday as well as local bands, Crushed on Friday night, CTS opening for Paul Rodgers on Saturday and Rondavous closing us out on Sunday.
 
We have 27 fantastic bikes in The Best of the Southwest Custom Motorcycle Show. You will be impressed with this collection of motorcycles from California, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona. The Vendor selection is excellent with lots of displays including the new state of the art Budweiser True Music Roadhouse as well as a wide variety of items to purchase. The weather is supposed to be in the low 80's with plenty of sunshine for the entire weekend. Parking for motorcycles will be as follows: On Friday Mill Ave. meters will be reserved for Motorcycles only down to 3rd st. and also the surface lot of American West located just South of the front entrance to the park. The AWA parking garage will be available after 5:00pm on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, parking will be on Mill Ave. as well as the entire 6 level America West parking garage and surface lot that will be motorcycle only parking. The cost from the city is $2.00 per bike for the garage. Thanks to the City of Tempe for making motorcycle parking a priority.
 
After several months of being a part of working on this project, it was a great day on Monday to finally see equipment being brought in, tents being erected, banners being hung and the makings of an excellent 3 day motorcycle event coming to fruition. I hope to see you out there. The Cyclerides.com booth will be easy to find. It is located at the end of the main walkway into the park directly across from the Custom Motorcycle show. We will have a limited quantity of new black long and short sleeve, Sweatshirts and Women's spaghetti strap shirts Cyclerides shirts available. Stop by to say hello and pick up your free Cyclerides.com pen.
 
You can still order tickets online. Click Here to order.
 

 
Don't miss Scott Pasmore's report from our trip to OCC. He will be live at the Park on Friday all day and will be airing the piece on the Morning Show, Mid Day and Evening shows. It is an excellent report with some great interviews with Paul Sr., Paulie and Mikey. Tune into TV3 on Friday Morning.
 

This Week's Events 

Wednesday 

The Wild Hare Wednesday Bike Night. Looking for a Bike Night on the East side? Here is a bike night for the East side of town at a really nice location. Stop by and take a look, you will be impressed. It is called The Wild Hare located at 4910 W. Ray Rd. That is the NE Corner of Ray Rd. and Rural Rd. This is a really nice place with a very large outdoor patio. The inside has just been remodeled to double the seating along with adding a DJ, pool tables and games. The Wild Hare has a broad menu including 20 different appetizers, salads, wings, 17 different sandwiches, chicken, filet mignon, burgers and desserts including strawberry cheese cake. There will be food and drink specials that will run during bike night from 6 PM till close.  Stop by and take a look, I'm sure you will like what you see. Info: 480-897-6200. 

Thursday Night
 
Thursday Night features 4 Bike Nights all over the Valley.

Hooters at Arrowhead Bike Night. Ride by and join in on the fun! Hooters will host a Bike Night every Thursday at the Hooters at Arrowhead located just 1 block S. of Bell on 83rd Ave. Stop by for some great food and Hooters Hospitality. There will be 20% off menu items (25% off with Cyclerides.com V.I.P. Card). $2.00 Corona Thursdays and plenty of parking next to the outdoor patio. Stop by for some giveaways and raffles from Hooters and Arrowhead Harley as well as great wings and fun at Hooters. Click Here to see Pictures and all the detailed information.

Casey Jones Grill Bike Night  The evening riding weather is good. You can always count on lots of bikes here. Ride in for what I call the Best Cheesesteak Sandwich in town. This thing melts in your mouth. They have 3 new pool tables, darts and foosball. Located in the Mervyns Shopping Center on the SE corner of 43rd Ave. and Thunderbird Rd. Casey Jones is a great place for a bike night featuring a large outdoor seating and over 150 people inside. And for those of you that want to watch a sporting event they have 50 TV's scattered throughout the restaurant connected to satellite to get any game you can think of. They have a full menu for lunch, dinner and a Happy Hour from 11:00AM - 7:00PM and a reverse happy hour from 10:00PM - 12:00 Midnight. $1.75 domestic bottles and $2.00 Jacks. There are always a lot of bikes showing up for bike night at Casey Jones Thursday night. Join them for open mic night on Wednesdays. Sunday.

Hooters at Ahwatukee Thursday Bike Night. Continues Giveaways and Raffles. The riders in Ahwatukee were wanting a Bike Night of their own, so Hooters Ahwatukee stepped up to provide a great place to come on your motorcycle on Thursday nights. Stop by for raffles, good times and good food at Hooters in Ahwatukee located at 4804 E. Chandler Blvd. There will be raffles and giveaways from Chandler Harley and Hooters as well as 20% off menu items (25% off with Cyclerides.com V.I.P. Card). $2.00 Corona Thursdays and plenty of parking next to the outdoor patio. Click Here for the pictures and all the details.
 

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. 

Saturday and Sunday 

Pioneer Restaurant and Saloon. Live Music on the back Patio Every Sunday from 3-7pm. Now opening at 6:00AM for Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. All of us are looking for that quick getaway out of town for an early morning breakfast on the weekends, or a good stop on our way up North. The Pioneer Restaurant and Saloon is the perfect place for that and they are inviting all motorcycle riders to stop by for a good old fashioned breakfast on the patio or a cool drink on the way home. Sundays feature a $6.99 all you can eat breakfast including drinks and any day you can get my personal favorite 1/2 order of biscuits and gravy for $1.95.  This is a great dish. Breakfast starts at 7:00am. Pioneer is also open for lunch and dinner until 9:00 pm. On Saturday nights Canyon Walls plays from 7pm - 11pm. Pioneer is also a great place to get your group together for a sunset dinner ride. Sit out on the patio or the air conditioned dining room. Click Here for the complete menu. If you are organizing a ride, it is the perfect place for a ride end. Pioneer is located just 1 mile North of the Carefree Highway exit on I-17 at Pioneer Rd. exit 225. For private parties call Karen at 602-493-7373.  

Sunday

Cocomo Joe's Sunday Bike Day Cocomo Joes's is now your place to ride to for Sunday NFL Football Games. Enjoy breakfast starting at 10:00am with $5.95 for a Burrito Loco, French Toast or 2 Eggs, Hash Browns, Bacon and Toast. Cocomo Joe's has the full NFL Package to make it easy for you to watch the game of your choice all day long. Cocomo Joe's is a very open and comfortable place to hang out and watch the games. They have a new large outdoor patio as well as 2 smaller ones around the side. There is a large dining area with TV's all around to keep up on all NFL football on Sundays. See the pictures here. There is also 3 pool tables and games for your enjoyment. There will be food and drink specials for ride days starting at 10:00am as well as blocked off preferred parking for motorcycles. The day starts at 10:00am with breakfast foods available. Bike day is from Noon - 6pm. Cocomo Joe's is located on the NW corner of Tatum and Dynamite Rd. So if you are riding to or from Cave Creek, or want to take a ride up North and not have to run the DB gauntlet, stop by Cocomo Joe's. 28244 N. Tatum Blvd. 480-538-8008. Stop by this Sunday for opening day. Click Here for all the details.

Sugar Daddy's Blues Biker Sunday Brunch.
Now is the perfect weather to be sitting out on the Sugar Daddy's patio, listening to Live Music while dining from the Brunch Menu. And Sunday Brunch Just Got Better! You now have 3 options to choose from. Option #1: Eggs Benedict – Grilled English muffins, smoked ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
Served with your chose of fresh fruit or crispy potatoes. ($8) or
Sugar’s Pancakes – You won’t eat pancakes anywhere else. Buttermilk pancakes served with butter and syrup. ($5)
Option #2: Can’t decide what to eat? How about an All-You-Can-Eat buffet for ONLY $12.
Option #3: Order off our regular 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. Enjoy live music from 10am - 2pm Or maybe just relax on the patio with your favorite beverage and enjoy the beautiful weather 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.

Sunday Evening
 
Looking for that last stop for food and drink after a Sunday ride? Bar Louie located 7014 E. Camelback Rd. under the roof at Scottsdale Fashion Square is providing you with your last stop. Starting at 5:00 pm you can pull up and park right on the curb in front of the outdoor patio at Bar Louie. All riders will receive food and drink specials on Sunday and an additional 20% off of your bill. Happy hour is from 3-7pm and 10-close. Stop by this Sunday and see what Bar Louie has to offer. Click Here to look at the pictures and for more information. Phone: 480-874-9944.
 
This Week
 
Wednesday, November 3rd
Pre OCC Event Party At the Billet Bar. Here is your chance to win tickets to the OCC event every half hour beginning at 6pm. Stop by the world famous Billet Bar Wednesday, November 3rd from 5:30 p.m - 10 p.m for a warm up to the OCC in Tempe, Best of the Southwest Custom Motorcycle Show. Don't miss out on your chance to win tickets to the show - a three day celebration featuring the cast from Orange County Choppers. A pair of tickets to the show will be raffled off every 1/2 hour beginning at 6 p.m.! RAFFLE IS FREE! 3 day/2night vacation at El Dorado Ranch & La Ventana Del Mar Golf Resort in San Felipe, Baja Mexico will also be raffled. The Billet Bar is located in Old Town Scottsdale at 3725 N. Scottsdale Rd. For more information call 480-941-1876.
 
Friday - Sunday
November 5th - 7th
Most of you know by now that The Teutul's from Orange County Choppers are coming to Tempe November 5th - 7th. They are bringing 15 of their theme bikes with them and will be signing autographs 10am - 6pm Friday and Saturday. 10am - 3pm on Sunday. The Custom Builders Bike Show Contestants are in place and they are fantastic. A great selection of unknown custom bike builders. There is also an excellent selection of vendors in place that will have something for everyone. If you don't want to stand in line at the gate, you can buy your tickets online and get in much faster.  Click Here for the link to buy tickets.
 
Next Week
 
Friday - Sunday, November 12-14
Ride Now Sales Event. This is the Huge Annual Factory Authorized Tent Sale put on by Arizona Motorsports. This 3 day event features displays of Motorcycles, ATV's Watercraft, Boats, Scooters and Generators. There will be New and Used Blowout Sales. All brands, All models, Dirt, Street and Ski. Over 400 units Show Priced and Drastically Reduced and ready for immediate delivery. Huge $200,000 Parts and Accessories Closeout. Up to 50% off on Gear, Apparel, Parts & Accessories, Leathers, Saddle Bags, Chrome, & Much More. Bring your whole family for Street and Trials Stunt Shows, Kids Games, Activities, Food, Vendors. Enter to win a Bike a Day! All of this will be held at Tempe Diablo Stadium located at 2200 W. Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ. For more information call 602-923-4360.  
 
November 12th - 14th
4th Annual Rocky Point Rally. The 4th Rocky Point Rally is looking like the biggest ever. Last year over 2000 motorcycles attended the Rally and with all of the new events, it looks to be even bigger this year. Everything I have heard from those that have attended, it is a very good time. If you haven't reserved your room yet, this is your reminder to do so. Click Here for all of the information on this ride.
 
Saturday, November 13th
3rd Annual Halo Run. This ride has quickly become a favorite of Valley Riders. The 3rd Annual Halo Run is a charity fundraiser motorcycle event from which 100% of the proceeds benefit the Children’s Angel Foundation. Registration is $20 single rider and $30 for a couple and includes a continental breakfast at Glendale Arena (starting location), a beautiful ride, and lunch at Casino Arizona (final destination)! Pre Ride festivities include Live Music with CTS, Vendor Booths, Raffle Tickets, and Much More. Plus, first 500 pre-registered riders receive a t-shirt and rider pin! Ride Time 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Post-Ride Festivities 1:30 p.m - 5 p.m at Casino Arizona located at 101 & Indian Bend includes Lunch, Raffle and Entertainment provided by Casino Arizona. Casino Arizona (Indian Bend) gives each rider: Buffet and beverages (with no host bar), A Casino Arizona gift. Plus enjoy: Live Music & Grand Prize Drawing of Two Round Trip Tickets to any continental America West Airlines Destination!
 
Sunday, November 14th
7th Annual Toys For Tots Poker Run. This is an always popular Toy Run entering its 7th year. The ride starts at Chandler Custom Cycles located at 2775 N. Arizona Ave., 1 block S. of Elliot Rd. on the East side. Registration is from 9am - 10:30am. Please bring one unwrapped toy for ages 2-17, plus $15 donation or $20 per person donation without toy. Last stop, Chandler Elks Lodge with Live Music by Krak Smoking Grannies, Auction, 50/50, Door Prizes, Free Lunch. Free T-Shirt to the first 200 Pre-Registration. All donations benefit the Child Crisis Center. For more information call 480-497-3573.
 
Sunday, November 14th
20th Annual Verde Valley Toy RunThis years 20th annual Verde Valley Toy Run will begin in Cottonwood at the Fry's Parking Lot at Hwy 260 & 89A. Registration is 8am - 10am. $20 and new toy gets participant a Run T-Shirt, Poker Run, Main Street Parade, Bike Show & Hot Rod Show Entry, A Fantastic Dinner Including Dessert, Door Prizes, And Much More. Live music this year is LIMBS AKIMBO.  For more info or vendor space call Rose 928-634-5640.
 
Extras
 
We all know that riding motorcycles can sometimes be a risky business. But we need to think about making sure that our families are taken care of in the event of a catastrophic accident. A Cyclerides reader came to me with this and it sounded pretty good. You might want to take a serious look at it. The death or disability of a loved one can cause irreparable financial damage.  Did you know that for as little as $33.22 per month (Age 50) you could receive $250,000 Accidental Death Benefit AND $1,500 monthly Accident Disability Income.  No exam required.  For more information please call Roger Craig at Roger Craig & Associates today at 480-342-9760 or email Roger at Mrterm@aol.com.
 

 
As for me, you know what I will be doing this weekend. If you are there, stop by and say hi. I will have long sleeve and short sleeve Cyclerides shirts available as well as a very limited amount of Sweatshirts and Women's spaghetti strap shirts.
 
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
 
Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
www.cyclerides.com
info@cyclerides.com
 
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