Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
Well, it is now December 14th and the toy runs will be winding up this weekend. It is now time to turn our attention to what we are going to get our significant other for Christmas. Fortunately the dealerships are making it easy on us with their Christmas sales going on right now and this weekend. If you are ever going to buy something with the HD logo on it, now is the time. Look on the Rides and Events calendar on www.cyclerides.com for all of the dealerships events and sales. You will find as much as 30% off.
As far as Holidays go, Christmas is by far my favorite time of the year. It is the one time of year that everyone goes all out for by decorating the outside and inside of their homes. I bought a few new lights for our house this year and got them all up with minimal sparks. Since I am electrically challenged, my family considers the fact that I didn't cause a blackout in the neighborhood, a good year for me putting up the lights. Knowing my limitations outside, I decided to move my Christmas theme creativity inside to a more low voltage setting.
Since Mrs. C. would not sign off for my choice of decorations on the big tree this year, I decided to put up a tree in my office and decorate it in a way that would reflect my passion. You must be thinking, I wonder what that would be? If you guessed a motorcycle themed tree, you would be correct. I decided to get a 7 foot pre lit tree and decorate it with 35 miniature die cast motorcycles using an HD Road Glide to anchor the top. It has representation from Customs, Harley's, Metric Cruisers to Choppers from OCC, West Coast and Arlen Ness. It looked pretty good as a "stock" tree, but as with any motorcycle related project, it was time for some customization, and as you might have suspected, some chrome.
Being a card carrying graduate of the 12 step program of Chromoholics Anonymous, I did what any other admitted "chromoholic" would do, and that is start my project with chrome ball ornaments to give it that custom look and reflection that any hot bike would have. Mrs. C. then jumped in with some chrome ribbon, that I quickly dubbed my chrome highway that runs around the tree. She then made me a chrome ribbon topper to cap it off. Next we added some snowball lights. Now these have nothing to do with the motorcycle theme of the tree, but they looked cool so I added them anyway. Hey, this isn't a "kit tree" from Drag Specialties, it is a one-off Cyclerides.com custom, so pretty much anything goes.
To make the first evaluation of my one-off custom tree, I stepped back to take it all in. It was looking pretty good, but there was still something missing. It needed an identity to give it some personality. So I hopped on the Road Glide and took a little ride to the dealership to get some HD stickers for my balls. When I let the girl in motorclothes know my intentions, I was getting the impression that she thought that was a little too much information for her. Ok, I know what you are thinking! Most people aren't into Harley's that much, or at least willing to share these types of details with others, but it worked really well. Want to see 'em? So after I had my custom HD balls done, there was one more thing I had to do to complete the tree and that was to brand it with the Cyclerides.com logo by printing the logo onto some clear envelope labels and attaching it to the chrome balls.
I am now calling my custom one-off Cyclerides.com Christmas tree complete. Click Here to view. My next task is to make sure there is room for Mrs. C. to put my new Chrome Lowers for the Road Glide somewhere under the tree. Hopefully she is reading this and will take advantage of some of the sales this weekend. If you have a motorcycle themed Christmas tree email it to me. Maybe I can start a page for them.
Highlights This Week
December 13th - 24th
Superstition Harley-Davidson Presents 12 Reasons You Should Make Us Your Holiday Shopping Destination. Now is your chance to SAVE MONEY on your
favorite Harley items!
December 13th - 24th
Chester's Harley-Davidson 12 Days of Christmas Sales.
Don't miss your chance to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!
Saturday, December 17th
Buddy Stubbs Customer Appreciation Day.
Buddy invites you to stop by and join him for a fun filled Customer Appreciation Day.
Saturday and Sunday December 17-18
Arrowhead and Chandler Harley-Davidson Holiday Open House.
Receive scratch card to reveal up to 20% Savings.
Saturday, December 17th
Hacienda Harley-Davidson One Day Only Motorcycle Special.
It Only Happens this time of Year!
See additional events below.
This Week's Bike Night Events
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 palateónot 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.
Hooters at 1-17 and Bell Rd. Tuesday Bike Night. Hooters at I-17 and Bell will be hosting a new Bike Night every Tuesday night from 6pm - 9pm. They will feature a "Ride In" Bike Show with weekly prizes for 1st - 3rd. And then, the third Tuesday of every month we will crown the Bike of the Month with a Grand Prize. We will have $2 Bud, Bud Light, and Bud Select bottles. There will be 20% off of all food and merchandise when you ride in on your bike. Stop by for loads of Raffle Prizes. There will be VIP Motorcycle Parking and you will be greeted at the front door by a Hooter's Girl waiting to give you your raffle ticket. Hooter's is located in the Bell Canyon Shopping Center at 2834 W. Bell Rd., West of I-17 on Bell Rd. 602-375-0000.
Superstition Harley-Davidson and Spirits Bar and Grill have teamed up to bring riders in the Far East Valley a great Thursday bike night. For those of you in Far East Mesa and Apache Junction, you now have a place to go on Thursday nights. And better yet, just for riding your bike to Spirits, they will give you a free hamburger. Thatís right, every rider to show up on their bike between 7-10pm will receive a free hamburger! Stick around and win great prizes and raffle items from Superstition Harley-Davidson. Spirits is located at 9303 E. Apache Trail in East Mesa. One block East of Ellsworth on Apache Trail (Main St.). Come sit on the patio and watch the bikes roll in, stay inside and enjoy a game of pool, and friendly wait staff. The large dance floor is always open with music from Goodtime Charlie The OUTLAW DJ playing The Best of Country and the Best of Rock and Roll every Thursday night from 8:30p.m till 2am. With an extensive food menu, 2 patios, and monitors inside to watch your bike, Spirits is the hottest Bike night place to be in the east valley. The LEGEND of Spirits Lives on. More info at Superstition HD at 480-346-0600 or 480-986-5572.
Hooters Mesa Thursday Bike Night. Hooters in Mesa located at 6730 E. Superstition Springs Blvd. will host a Bike Night every Thursday night from 6-9 pm. If you haven't seen this Hooters yet you will have to stop by and take a look. This is one of the nicest locations that they have. Hooters will $2.00 Corona's and 20% off of food and merchandise if you ride your bike in. Stop by for raffles prizes every Thursday Night with Big Raffle prizes the first Thursday of every month. For more information call 480-396-9396.
Hooters at Arrowhead Bike Night. Continues Giveaways and Raffles. 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, $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. A valley favorite bike night for over 3 years. Ride in and sit out on the patio 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. You can always count on lots of bikes here.
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
Cave Creek Roadhouse Bike Weekend. Take a ride and stop
by the Hottest New Restaurant/Bar in Cave Creek where every weekend will be Bike Weekend. There is plenty of motorcycle parking right out front. I have mentioned this place before
and now it has finally opened to rave reviews. 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.
Live Music Every Weekend:
Thursday: Live Music with Todd & Ethan 8:30pm - 12:00am
Friday: Live Music with "Danny Rhodes" 9pm - 1:30am
Saturday Night: Live Music with "Danny Rhodes" 9pm - 1:30am
Sunday: Live Music with "Walt Richardson" 5pm - 9pm
Click here for the Cave Creek Roadhouse website. 480-575-3098
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. Live Music from 10am on the patio.
And Sunday Brunch Just Got Better! You now have 3 options to choose from.
Option #1: Eggs Benedict Ė Grilled English muffins, smoked ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
Served with your chose of fresh fruit or crispy potatoes. ($8) or Sugarís Pancakes Ė You wonít eat pancakes anywhere else. Buttermilk pancakes served with butter and syrup. ($5)
Option #2: Canít 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 email@example.com . 480-970-6556.
December 13th - 24th
Superstition Harley-Davidson Presents 12 Reasons You Should Make Us Your Holiday Shopping Destination. Now is your chance to SAVE MONEY on your favorite Harley items! From December 13th - 24th Superstition HD will be offering increasing discounts on selected items throughout the store. Check the list and see what days you want to make your visits to buy that perfect Christmas gift at the best price possible. Superstition HD is located at 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. Click Here for Map. For more information call 480-346-0600.
December 13th - 13% Off Gloves and Eyewear
December 14th - 14% Off Denim Jackets, Jeans, Shirts and Vests
December 15th - 15% Off Wallets, Purses and Belts
December 16th - 16% Off All Boots
December 17th - 17% Off All Jewelry. Free Gift Wrapping from the AZ Cardinals Cheerleaders from 10-2pm.
December 18th - 18% Off All Leather Jackets, Chaps and Vests
December 19th - 19% Off Loungewear and Sweat-Shirts
December 20th - 20% Off Knives and Key-Chains
December 21st - 21% Off All Kids's Items
December 22nd - 22% Off Bar-Ware and Coffee Mugs
December 23rd - Spend $100 or more and spin the prize wheel to win some great gifts.
December 24th - 24% Off All Christmas Merchandise and Sweaters
December 13th - 24th
Chester's Harley-Davidson 12 Days of Christmas Sales. Don't miss your chance to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE! during Chester's Harley Davidson's 12 Days of Christmas, December 13-24. Every dayís a new sale, each with unique gift ideas for everyone on your list! You can even kick back a bit and watch as our helpful Harley elves wrap your gifts, absolutely free! ĎTis the season to express your holiday spirit with gifts from Chesterís Harley-Davidson. Find out more at www.chestershd.com. Chester's HD is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404.
December 13th - 13% Off
All Men's and Women's Pants
December 14th - 14% Off Mugs and Barware
December 15th - 15% Off Hats and Glasses
December 16th - 16% Off Jewelry and Watches
December 17th - 17% Off Pick an Ornament for 10% - 30% off your final purchase of Motorclothes, Apparel and Collectibles.
December 18th - 18% Off All Belts and
December 19th - 19% Off Men's and Women's Jackets
December 20th - 20% Off Kid's Items
December 21st - 21% Off Men's and Women's Boots
December 22nd - 22% Off Men's and Women's Chaps
December 23rd - 23% Off Women's Purses and Men's Wallets
December 24th - 24% Off 24% Off all Christmas Items and Pants and Jackets.
Saturday, December 17th
Buddy Stubbs Customer Appreciation Day. Buddy invites you to stop by and join him for a fun filled Customer Appreciation Day. Not only will you get 15% Off all in stock Parts and Accessories, Motorclothes Apparel and Collectibles, you can also enjoy Buddy's Angels Holiday Fashion Show, Live Music, Free BBQ, Soft Drinks and Hot Cocoa and peppermint candy canes. Ladies of Harley Free Christmas Gift Wrapping. Don't know what to buy? We will have a Personal Shoppers available to assist you that day. Our Thanks to you for a Great Year! Buddy Stubbs is located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. 602-971-3400.
Saturday, December 17th
Hacienda Harley-Davidson One Day Only Motorcycle Special. It Only Happens this time of Year! Purchase a new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle from Hacienda Harley-Davidson, OR purchase a new Motorcycle from Hacienda Customs, Saturday, December 17th and receive a $1000 leather package: to keep you dressed in style AND a two (2) year/10,000 mile pre-paid service package covering all your required services (as directed in the Owner's Manual) for two(2) years from your purchase date (Dec. 17th) or 10,000 miles- which ever comes first FREE!!!!!! Hacienda HD is located at 15600 N. Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale. For more information on this special, call 480-905-1903.
Saturday and Sunday December 17-18
Arrowhead and Chandler Harley-Davidson Holiday Open House. Cider and Cookies starting at 11:00am. Hourly Raffles and 50/50 Drawing Sat. and Sun. at 3pm. Appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus Saturday only at Chandler from 11am - 1pm and Arrowhead from 2pm - 4pm. Stop in During the Open House and receive a Scratch Card to reveal up to 20% savings with purchase. Free Gift Wrapping for all purchases. Arrowhead HD is located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Ftn. Ctr. Dr. in Peoria, 623-247-5542. Chandler HD is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. 480-496-6800.
Sunday, December 18th
W. Steven Martin's Police Toy Run. Check in from 9:00. Leave at 10:30am in Downtown Chandler. Located at Chandler Blvd. and Arizona Ave. in front of the San Marcos Hotel. To collect new toys and raise money to buy needed items and gifts to be distributed by 500 police officers and firefighters throughout Arizona. $10 donation per bike plus one new unwrapped toy. They need help with Teen Gifts. This year the ride is 80 miles round trip. You will end up back at the starting point in Chandler and draw for door prizes and 50/50 contest winners. You should be back in Chandler by 1:00pm. Police Santa Badge Pin and T-Shirts will be available. For more information call 480-921-6366 or 480-899-0366.
Sunday, December 18th
Poker Run and Silent Auction Event. The PHAT BOYS band with Duane Gilbert will be hosting an event to benefit Packages From Home, along with a silent auction! $15.00 For singles - $20.00 For couples, ride pins and t-shirts for the first 100 entries. The ride starts at the steel horse saloon (18th ave. and Bell, behind the Jack In The Box) at 10:00am. Schedule of events: 10am : Poker Run, Noon - 3pm : Live Music, 3pm : Live Auction, 3:30pm : Live Music, 4pm : Live Auction, 4:30pm Live Music, 5pm : Silent Auction & 50/50 Raffle. ALL DAY FOOD & DRINKS!!!You can volunteer to help out at the event, or you can come on down and participate in the poker run and/or the autcions, and enjoy the food and music! To volunteer to help staff the Packages From Home table, please call Nikki at 623-202-5110.
Sunday, December 18th
Old Soldiers Visitation. Hardbite is putting together a ride to visit the VAís Old Soldierís Home at the VA Hospital (Indian School Road & 7th Street) in Phoenix, AZ. Those of you that have participated before know just how important it is to the men and women there to see people & just get a chance to talk. This year the east valley location will be Joetaís Leather (480 827-1868), 433 West Main Street (SW Corner of Country Club & Main) in Mesa, AZ. The northwest location is yet to be determined by Wednesday or Thursday. Both locations will hit the road around 12:15pm. If you are interested in going & canít join one of the groups, just show up down at the Old Soldiers Home around 1 or 1:30pm. Youíll find the place behind the VA Hospital (Carl T Hayden Medical Center), just west of Indian School & 7th Street, in Phoenix AZ. Bring cookies or candy if you would like. Hardbite will pick up Harley Decals because the guys in chairs really like to put them on their wheelchairs. FMI: 480 987-8012 or 623 764-4823 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for that unique Christmas gift for your significant other? This is a great gift. Check it out! Andrenaline Sports Manufacturing has a new line of custom made shift linkages. They have in stock many of the popular Harley models like this one for my Road Glide or Mrs. C's Vrod. You can also have something custom made with your name on it or the name of your company. These linkages are waterjet cut from 304 stainless steel, Aircraft Quality Teflon lined heim joints polished to a mirror finish. ASM has over 25 unique stock designs and specialize in custom designs with a lifetime warranty against breakage for American and Metric V-Twins models including a line for Firefighters. Made right here in Phoenix, AZ. Stock linkages retail for $189.99 and one of a kind Custom linkages start at $250.00. Store is located at 21609 N. 12th Ave. Suite #400. Call 623-826-0311 for store hours or to order your linkage today. www.adrenalinesports.com .
I know that flying a helicopter is hard on a normal day. But
try and do it on a moving ship. Here is a video of a landing gone bad. Click Here.
I couldn't understand the language these guys were speaking, but I think I heard Uh Oh somewhere along the way. Click Here for the wild ride.
As for me this weekend, I will be taking advantage of some of the sales this weekend at the dealerships. Hope you get some good deals.