Well, it is now November 4th and it appears that Summer is just not wanting to let go in the Phoenix area as evidenced by the posting of the low 90's as of yesterday. While that is not terrible, I'm sure that a lot of us wouldn't mind suffering some mid 70's for a few weeks. Even though it is a little warm, it does extend the premium riding season around here and will make for great riding for those going to Rocky Point this weekend or taking part in the many charity events. Warm days also make for great riding nights this time of year. If you haven't done so, check out one of the bike nights on Wednesday or Thursday nights. Click Here.
The subject of last week's newsletter was how to keep warm when riding. You won't be needing any of those tips for the next week or so, but believe me, that time is not far off and you will be glad you were thinking about this ahead of time. I had tons of responses from my request for keeping my hands and feet warm when riding. So if I have not responded to you yet, I appreciate all the tips of how to keep warm. It is great to have you share your ideas and expertise gathered from many years of riding. There were many good ideas including: electric liners in mittens, Gore Tex, wool tube neck warmers, layering and even putting your foot in a plastic grocery bag before putting it in your boot.
I actually did this in Wyoming this year when my boots got soaked from rain. We stopped at the Flaming Gorge HD dealer to dry off. I put on dry socks, put my feet into a plastic HD merchandise bag and put my boot on. See Picture. My feet were as warm and dry as they could be, even though my boot was soaked. The plastic won't allow the body heat from your feet to escape, so it keeps them warm. The downside is that they can sweat. But in a pinch, with cold damp shoes, it really works!
Out of all the suggestions that I got, the one that kept coming up and was by far the #1 suggestion for keeping your hands and feet warm was the Grabber Heat Treat foot warmers that you get at your local sporting goods stores. I have never used these, but the description says: The Grabber Heat Treat foot warmer insoles fit in your shoe or boot to provide you with over 5 hours of soothing warmth beneath your feet. Simply open the package and the Warmer begins to heat up instantly when exposed to the open air. They also help to eliminate sweat and natural foot odor and are non-toxic and biodegradable. 3-pairs of insoles. $9.99. Click Here to View. You can also buy the pack that includes hand warmers and toe warmers. As cold as my hands and feet get, I will definitely be trying some of these.
Another suggestion that I got was an interesting one that did make me think. I'm not even sure if this works, but it does make a little sense. Supposedly if you should keep your torso as warm as it can be, this will heat up the blood that will be sent to your extremities. The bottom line is, when our head, feet and hands are cold, we would probably try just about anything to get them warm.
I do have a 2 small sets of photos for you to view this week. Last weekend we did the Zoo Ride. A beautiful day for a ride and a walk around the zoo. Here are some random photos from the day including some good animal shots. Click Here For Photos.
Last Friday was also a great day to fly. I took a friend on a sight seeing tour of the lakes up to Roosevelt. There are some really good shots of the area from the air. Click Here For Photos.
This weekend we will be heading to Rocky Point for the Rally. Those of you going ride safe.
I will have photos and a new Rocky Point Rally video when we get back. In whatever you are doing, have a great weekend and ride safe!
Highlights This Week
November 5th - 8th
Rocky Point Rally
Stop by Debbie's Beach Bar and Grille, the Cyclerides.com Sponsored Bar and Restaurant in the Malecon. Bring lots of candy for the parade on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday, November 7th
Santa's Kick-Off to the Holiday's.
Presented by MMA of Az "Ironhorse" and "WestSiders" Districts.
Bike Nights This Week
Downtown Chandler Wednesday Bike Night. Over 400 bikes attended last
Here for Photos. Presented by Cyclerides.com and the Downtown Chandler
Community Partnership. This is a first for the City of Chandler. They
are opening up 2 blocks of Historic Downtown for a Wednesday Bike Night, and what a great venue it will be. This
is the closest thing we will have to a Sturgis type experience. Within this 2 blocks there are 6 restaurants and
bars that are participating with bike night specials. Parking will be on San Marcos Pl., and the area just
to the East.
Restaurant Participants will include: Check for weekly specials.
The San Marcos Hotel with Live Entertainment in beautiful AJ's Courtyard.
Murphy's Law with Live Music,
San Tan Brewing
El Zocalo Mexican
The Bistro at Kokopelli Winery
98 South and Piza Pizza.
Click Here for all the Weekly Restaurant Specials.
There will be music on the street and Vendors will be setting up this week. Motorcycles will be on display by our Sponsors Chandler Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports. We would also like to thank Chuck Franklin Law as one of our first sponsors. We will be adding activities and vendors as the event progresses over the next couple of weeks. Downtown Chandler is located just 5.5 miles South of U.S. 60 on Arizona Ave. adjacent to Dr. AJ Chandler Park. (MAP) Please ride out and join us from 6pm - 10pm.
If you would like to be a vendor at this event contact me at email@example.com
Chester's Harley-Davidson Wednesday Bike Night.
Chester's HD invites you to Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill Bike Night every Wednesday night. If you looking to get your bike out of the garage and ride someplace where you know other riders will be, head out to Toby Keith's located in the Mesa Riverview next to Bass Pro Shop, Loop 202 and Dobson, Mesa. 6PM til Close. Live Band starts at 7PM. Free Raffle and great prizes. Half price selected appetizers, $2 wells til 7pm. $3 longnecks or $12/bucket of 5. Designated bike parking. Ride With Us and get a free Chester's koozie! Leaves Chester's at 5:30PM sharp. This is really a fun place for a bike night that includes a large outdoor patio. Great Food, Great Music, Great Place, Great Time! For more information call Chester's HD at 480-894-0404.
Bike Night Thursday at McDuffy's in Peoria. Ride by the newest Bike Night on the West side. Over 100 bikes every week. McDuffy's is one of the finest West side locations for a bike night at a single restaurant. The 12,500 Sq. Ft. McDuffy's features 2 outdoor patios, a huge dining room with booths for seating, a very large area with high tops for you to easily hang out with your friends, an upper level for lounging or to play pool, a very large bar and 100 TV's to watch your favorite sporting event. Not only that the dinner menu is very broad and McDuffy's has excellent food at a very good price. Bike Nights features a $6.99 Menu that includes Classic Burgers, Charbroiled Chicken Breast Burger, Buffalo Wings, Chicken Quesadilla, Nachos, Popcorn Chicken, Pizza and 1/2 Drink Pricing. Stop by for the first night on Thursday, September 17th. McDuffy's is located just South of 83rd Ave. and Bell Rd. at 15814 N. 83rd Ave. 623-334-5000. Plenty of Motorcycle Parking! RAFFLES! For September Arrowhead Harley will be raffling off a set of "Games Riders Play". Harley-Davidson Folding Domino's table, a Harley Gammon Board, a Poker Chip Set and "Harleyopoly" Game set. Winner will be selected the last Bike Night in September. Octobers raffle will be a complete "Harley Cooler" set. 2010 Models will be on display.
The Bike Night At The Billet Bar. The Billet Bar is the place to be for the Summer nights and weekends. Set on the patio and watch the action. 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 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.
Sunday Afternoon Bike Day/Night at Oggi's Pizza & Brewing. This is the stop for West side riders on a Sunday Afternoon. Mrs. C. and I ate here and found Excellent Food! Just off the Loop 101 and 67th Ave. Stop at Oggi's Pizza where they will be having Sunday Afternoon Bike days starting at 4pm - 9pm. Enjoy three $5.99 Dinner Specials including: 1. Build your own Burger: half-pound angus beef burger cooked how you like it with your choice of toppings; 2. California Cobb Salad: fresh greens with sliced grilled chicken, gorgonzola cheese, avocado, tomato, green onions, mushrooms, eggs and bacon; and 3. Turkey Ranch Wrap: oven-roasted turkey breast, provolone cheese, fresh lettuce, tomato and avocado, with creamy ranch dressing and bacon in a sun-dried tomato wrap. Happy Hour pricing on Drinks and Appetizers all night. 22 Televisions to view Sunday Night Football, a nice bar and large dining room as well as an Outdoor Patio to enjoy the great weather. Co-sponsored by Arrowhead Harley Davidson. Motorcycle parking out front. This is a great place to end the day with excellent food. Stop by this week and give it a try. 623-566-8080.
Facebook Comment about Oggi's. To everyone that hasn't been to Oggi's the service was good, the specials were almost more than we could finish and we met good people. Come On Riders SHOW UP!
November 5th - 8th
Don't forget, the Rocky Point Rally is ON! November 5-8. It looks to be a good year of fun in Rocky Point for the Rally. Click Here for Agenda. There are still some rooms left. Rumor has it, if you don't have a passport, a birth certificate and Drivers License will get you back, it will just take longer. If you missed the newsletter a couple of weeks ago with the announcement of the Rocky Point Rally being UN-Cancelled, Click Here to Read. The Rally is on an being planned with some very cool additions this year. More will be announced in the coming weeks. Get your passport cards and reservations now. www.rockypointrally.com . Registration is $15 at Desert Oasis hotel on your way in. You will receive a coupon booklet with $300 in coupons. Click Here for General Information. Want a little look at what goes on at the Rocky Point Rally, Click Here for Video.
Stop by the Cyclerides.com Sponsored Bar and Restaurant in the Malecon, Debbie's Beach Bar and Grille. Look for the Cyclerides.com banner. Friday from 2-6pm they will be having Happy Hour pricing on drinks, food and appetizers for all Cyclerides.com Fans to enjoy. It is a great location with large street frontage and ocean view. Saturday they will be serving breakfast starting at 8am. Street viewing ALL DAY Saturday.
BRING CANDY, Lots of It, for the Kids at the Parade on Saturday Afternoon. Always a fun time.
Friday, November 6th
Wrestlemania 26 Pre-Sale Party at Westgate City Center. Your first chance to get tickets in person to Wrestlemania 26 before they go on-sale to the public! 6pm - 10pm. WrestleMania is considered the Super Bowl of wrestling and the WWE's biggest pay-per-view event of the year. More than 74,000 fans are expected to flock to the stadium for the rasslin' extravaganza, which takes place March 28, 2010. Get autographs from favorites Chris Jericho and Kelly Kelly. Chance to win private meet & greet with Kelly Kelly onsite. Great food, beer & entertainment including a WM25 video feature from the WWE on the Miller Lite Screen.
November 6th - 7th
Return With Honor. Honoring & Supporting Our Soldiers, Military and their Families. Nov. 7th Escorted Ride from Arrowhead HD. $20. Registration from 8am -11am. First 200 registered get T-Shirt and 5 raffle Tickets. Bands, Raffle, 50/50, Food, Vendors. Family Friendly Events -Adults $5+ 2 food items for St. Mary's Food Bank. Kids under 12 are Free! Nov. 6th, 3:00 - 10:00 pm, and Nov. 7th, 10:00 to 10:00. Waddell's Longhorn Corral - Jackrabbit Road, Just North of I-10. Events include: Bike Show ran by Kimmy from Biker Information Guide [Click here for Registration Form] - Saturday, Registration 12:00 - 3:00 pm. Car Show - Saturday Registration 8:00 - 11:00 am; Numerous categories and prizes for both shows. $10,000 Cash & Prizes - Don't miss out! Vendors, Raffles, Live Music, Color Guard & MORE. Details contact Rick 602-438-0000 or Mike 602-647-2149. Click Here for Flyer.
Saturday, November 7th
Santa's Kick-Off to the Holiday's. Presented by MMA of Az "Ironhorse" and "WestSiders" Districts. We are the Modified Motorcycle Association of Arizona "Ironhorse" and "Westsiders" Districts. MMA is a Motorcyclists Rights Organization (MRO) comprised of motorcyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts who are concerned with the future, safety, and welfare of motorcycling. Join us for an Event filled day and Help us Fill up the local Food Bank in the Community at the same time! Western Trails Ranch. Hwy 60 mile marker 124 1/2. Rain or Shine, 10:00am - 11:00pm. Kids 12 & under Free, Adults $10.00 or $5.00 and 5 Food Items. Food - Drinks - Raffles - Auction - Tattoo Contest, 2 Live Bands - 2 Knuckles Deep and Fools Life Band. Rat Rod/Hot Rod Car Show and Bike Show w/lots of classes. Kid's Area w/games, face painting and SANTA 10 -5. Lots of Vendors. Get your shopping done early! Fun for ALL ages 10 -5 after 6 is geared for Adults. Check out our Website for more information!! http://www.myspace.com/santaskickoffparty
Saturday, November 7th
Celebrate With ABATE. Join ABATE of Arizona and the Southern Arizona Chapter for the third annual Celebrate with ABATE. $15 Scenic ride map with lunch included. Free poker run with all new stops. ABATE merchandise available. Run begins at Tucson Harley Davidson in 7355 N. I-10 Frontage Rd, Tucson. Check in from 9am to 9:45am. Ride ends at the Eagles Club, 1530 N Stone Ave, Tucson. Last card in by 1:15pm. Freedom of the Road means all bikes and all riders or welcome. abateofaz.org/Tucson.php Come and enjoy the after party if you can’t make the ride. fmi contact Ron Kool 520-203-2323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, November 7th
22nd Annual Nam Jam. Nam Jam is a patriotic day of celebration for those who are on active duty. Veterans, supporters, their families and friends will find this to be a day of fun! Music from Tucson's best bands all day long! Come out for music, food and a whole lot more! All proceeds will benefit transitional homeless veteran shelters, their families, many veterans programs and the community. Event time 9am - 7pm at Kennedy Fiesta Park located at 3700 S. La Cholla in Tucson, AZ. Poker Run registration starts at 9:30am at Wooden Nickel. Last bike out at 10:30am. $20 per person.
Saturday, November 7th
Queen Creek Safety Event. The Queen Creek Fire Department, in conjunction with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, presents the “Queen Creek Safety Fair” at Queen Creek Marketplace. The event will focus on educating the public on vehicle safety while offering fun family activities for the community. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the center and will feature displays and demonstrations from several Queen Creek public safety departments. Queen Creek Marketplace SW corner of Rittenhouse and Ellsworth Loop roads. Plus A Cruise And Park Classic Car Show. Bring Your Classic, Collectible Or Custom Vehicle Donation Entry Fee To Help Support Family Of Fallen Fire Captain Eric Tinkham. No Red Tape, Just Show Up!
Saturday, November 7th
2nd Annual Easton's Run. A memorial ride in the name of 8 month old Easton to raise money and awareness in the growing epidemic of Child Abuse. Proceeds will benefit West Valley Child Crisis Center. Registration from 9am - 11am at Mo's on the Green at Power and Broadway. Free breakfast to all registered riders. $25 Single/$35 couple. Includes 2 meals and ride pins to first 200. See flyer for details.
Friday, November 13th
Draft Magazine's The Big Pour. Looking for something different to do on a Friday night? I have found something fun and unique for you to do, The Big Pour event featuring samples of 200 beers from around the world. And even better yet, as a Cyclerides.com newsletter reader, you can get in for FREE on Friday night that includes a concert by recording artist Raquel Aurilia! Free Motorcycle parking will be provided.
DRAFT magazine announces the return of The Big Pour international beer tasting experience
to Arizona, Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 12-14, at the Scottsdale Waterfront and
SouthBridge. (Scottsdale Rd. and Camelback) In its second year in Arizona, The Big Pour is a beer connoisseur’s
adventure featuring hundreds of craft beers from throughout the world. The Big Pour is the ultimate beer lover’s
adventure with hundreds of craft beers from breweries across the globe, seminars, food pairing tips and some of
the world’s most celebrated brewers and beer experts. After a rousing premier in 2008, The Big Pour also returns
with live music headlined by Everclear on Saturday night and a special appearance by George Wendt, more well known
as "Norm" from Cheers.
"We are thrilled to be in downtown Scottsdale where we know thousands of beer fans and connoisseurs will enjoy tasting distinctive beer brands and diverse flavors from literally throughout the world," said Austin Colby Wilson, publisher, DRAFT. "The Big Pour prides itself on delivering a high quality adventure in exploring the best and most coveted brews the world over, some never before tasted in Arizona."
The Big Pour Schedule:
Thursday Ticket -- $10 includes eight pours, celebrating Green Street Scottsdale featuring sustainable breweries, including Sierra Nevada and New Belgium brands, among many others.
Friday Ticket -- FREE With Cyclerides.com Ticket that includes 1 Free Pour. Click Here to Print. Normally a general admission ticket is $10 that includes eight pours. Recording artist Raquel Aurilia concert on Sierra Nevada Stage; beer pairing demos on the Westar Sub-Zero/Wolf Stage hosted by EaterAZ.com, pavilion, and more.
Saturday Ticket -- $35 admission, 15 pours, plus continuous music with headliner Everclear on Sierra Nevada Stage; beer pairings demos on Westar Sub-Zero/Wolf Stage hosted by EaterAZ.com; pavilion, and more.
Saturday “Fan” Ticket. A special limited number of $50 Fan tickets for ‘Norm’ fans
includes his new book, a meet & greet, 15 pours and the Everclear
concert, beer pairing demos and pavilion, activity on two stages, and more.
Click Here for Press Release and more details.
Click Here for FREE Cyclerides.com Admission that includes 1 Free Pour.
Saturday, November 14th
Toast To The Troops. Toast to the Troops (www.toasttothetroops.com) will hold its first thank you event for our military men and women in uniform. The purpose of the event is for people in the community to meet and express thanks to members of the military that sacrifice so much on our be-half and to raise money for Operation Homefront of Arizona. Toast to the Troops is one veteran and a handful of volunteers that bring together local businesses and their communities to honor the men and women serving in our armed forces. Toast to the Troops raises money through sponsorships and event ticket sales and donates 100% of its proceeds to non-profit organizations that help support active duty service members and their families in a time of need. Operation Homefront Arizona will receive all the proceeds from this event.
Join us at Toast to the Troops for an unforgettable evening where you can dine, socialize with uniformed troops, be entertained, view the hit documentary Brothers At War and express your genuine thanks to these amazing people. Get you tickets today – space is limited. Troops event will include: a dinner, entertainment, Military Honor Guard and Marine Corp Drill Team, singing of the National Anthem, celebrities and active duty service members in uniform. In addition, a viewing of the hit documentary Brothers At War www.brothersatwarmovie.com will be shown at the Harkins Theater. Event will be held at Mercedes Benz of Arrowhead located at 9620 W. Bell Rd. in Peoria. Start time is 5pm. Movie start time at Harkins Arrowhead is at 8pm. See website for details.
Saturday, November 14th
Fill-A-Need Poker Run to Prescott. The Fill-A-Need program is administered by the employees of the City of Goodyear in partnership with local businesses and involved citizens who together provide toys, clothing, and other needed items for children of families in crisis each holiday season. Last year the program served nearly 500 children. Starts at Chick-Fil-A on SW corner of Dysart and McDowell in Goodyear. Check in 8-9am. Lunch provided and prizes. $20 recommended donation. $30 for couples. Proceeds benefit the Fill-A-Need providing toys and clothing for children of families in crisis.
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