Well, it is now 3 days till Christmas, guess I’d better start
getting serious about some shopping. Thank goodness for Amazon and
their free overnight shipping deals to bail me out once again. The year has once
again flown by. They say the older you get the faster time seems to go. I can’t
imagine it clipping by much faster.
I would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas from Mrs. C.
and I. We hope you a have a blessed holiday time this year and take
a few minutes out to remember why we celebrate Christmas.
This is the time of year that I try to slow my pace down a bit,
visit some friends, relax and recharge the batteries for another
year of fun events. An event coming up in February which I have been working on
for the last several months that is now officially in high gear is the Arizona Centennial
Ride. You can see my article about the
Centennial from February and
October. As I mentioned then, it
is still amazing to me that the mascot for the entire Centennial is a motorcycle
and the culminating high profile event will be the Arizona Centennial Motorcycle
Ride led by the Copper Chopper and Dierks Bentley.
As a member of the Ride committee, my
task is to facilitate and help organize the actual ride part of the
event. There have been many meetings with the DPS, Phoenix Police, City
officials of both Mesa and Phoenix, as well as Mesa Riverview where the ride
will begin. It has been a lot of fun working on a ride of this magnitude as
there are a lot of moving parts and such an important event for the State. Since
this is a “Once is a Lifetime” ride to commemorate the Arizona Centennial, it
will likely be one of the biggest this State has ever seen.
Since I am supposed to be in my “throttle down” mode right now,
I will save the story for an upcoming newsletter, but I did want to
get the basic details and date out there now so that you could plan for it. The
ride will take place on Saturday, February 11th, 2012. It will begin at Mesa
Riverview located at the Loop 202 and Dobson Road in Mesa, AZ and go to the
Capitol. We will have a Live Band in the street like we do at the Cyclerides.com
Bike Night along with food and drink which will be available at Cactus Moon and
Matta’s as well as a huge food and beer garden in the roundabout.
This will be a DPS escorted ceremonial ride of approximately 15
miles that will take us West on the Loop 202 to I-10 through
downtown Phoenix past Chase Field and West on Jefferson to the Capitol where we
will end at the Centennial Best Fest featuring a performance by Dierks Bentley.
This will absolutely put a rumble in Downtown Phoenix like they have never heard
before. I can’t wait.
The cost for the ride will be $25 per person that will include
participation in the ride, a commemorative t-shirt, ride pin and
one (1) ticket for the drawing to win the AZ Copper Chopper. The t-shirt and
ride pin will be in limited quantity so you will want to pre-register to
guarantee that you get these collectible items. Once they are gone that is it.
There will be a very cool patch that will be available to purchase at
registration. I will have a picture of that in a couple of weeks. Click the
following link for a picture of the shirt design that I took with my cell phone
at a meeting today. This will be shirt back.
You can register on line to make sure that you get your items
that will be picked up the day of the ride. This would make a perfect stocking stuffer or Christmas gift for
the rider in your family. CLICK
HERE for more information and to register
online. You could put the receipt you print out into the stocking. This will be
a huge one day motorcycle event that will be high energy, lots of bikes and a
once in a lifetime opportunity to ring in 100 years of Statehood for the 48th
State in the nation. I’m excited already! See you there.
Republic Bike Night in Downtown Chandler
. For those of you in the East
Valley, Irish Republic restaurant and bar in downtown Chandler is
hosting a bike night on Wednesday nights. There will be motorcycle parking out
front with Food and Drink specials. Bike night is from 6 PM – 9 PM. Location is
58 S. San Marcos Place in Chandler, AZ. For more information go to www.irishrepublicaz.com .
Saturday, December 24th
Here is your To Do List: 1. Shop
at Hacienda Harley, 2. Pick out new Harley, 3. Buy Leather Jacket at 20% Off, 4.
Buy new Exhaust at 20% Off, 5. Buy new Battery at 20% Off and 6. Buy New Helmet
at 20% Off. While you are there, enjoy a Holiday BBQ from 11 AM – 2 PM. T-Shirt
Blowout: 2 for $10, a perfect stocking stuffer. Open 9 AM – 5 PM on Christmas
Eve Day, December 24th. Hacienda Harley-Davidson is located at 15600 N. Hayden
Rd. in Scottsdale. 480-905-1903.
THURSDAY ONLY: Vintage Hacienda Harley
Commemorative Magic Carpet, solo seat size, industrial grade, FREE to 1st
100 customers that spend $20 or more in Parts or MotorClothes. One per customer.
Ask for the "I want to buy a legend from a legend daily deal." Thursday only.
All Month of December
from Victory BMW
. For the entire month of December enjoy great deals on
motorcycles and service at Victory BMW. This holiday season make
the best part of going to Grandma’s house, getting to Grandma’s house. Take
advantage of factory to dealer incentives. Save up to $1800 on select 2011 BMW
models this December. But hurry! This is a time sensitive offer. Get your bike
ready to go for the upcoming riding season by taking advantage of these Holiday
Service Specials: $60 BMW Oil Change, FREE 30 Point Visual Inspection on ALL
motorcycles and scooters, FREE Tire Installation with purchase of in-stock BMW,
Piaggio, Vespa tires, FREE East Valley pickup and delivery through the month of
December for Manufacturer-required scheduled maintenance on BMW, Piaggio and
Vespa. You will also find 30% OFF on select in-stock apparel. Victory BMW and
Vespa Chandler is located at 1701 N. Arizona Avenue in Chandler, AZ
No events on calendar.
Mid Week Updates will be made on the Cyclerides.com
Facebook. New Easy to remember
Facebook address. Go to Cyclerides.com Facebook. Over
3500 FANS! Take a look at
all the new photos posted on the wall. If you are not on Facebook, you can still view the
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!
If you want to be entertained by some
talented bartenders, Click Here to
View. These guys are amazing!
Here is a guy that apparently didn’t grow up on a farm. This
could leave a mark. Click Here to View
Video of the Week:
Since you might have a couple of days off this
week, here is a longer one that will be sure to entertain you. This
is a best of from Jay Leno’s “Jaywalking” segments. Click Here to
View. Click on the Video of the Week graphic on the
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Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
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