I was going to do a story on my NASCAR driving experience at PIR this week,but there has been such a "buzz" and interest in the "Wild Hogs" movie that I wanted to follow up on the Cyclerides.com Movie Ride Night and see if we can make this a really big event and a fun time. Here is the update for everyone who might be wanting to go for the opening night of "Wild Hogs" on Friday, March 2nd. The theater has had such a good response from the last newsletter that they have added another theater that will be playing the movie simultaneously at the 7:15pm time slot. So not only are they showing it in the 468 seat main theater with the 4 story screen, they will also be showing it in the 368 seat theater across the hall with approximately the same size screen. This will give us a total of 836 potential seats available for the 7:15pm showing.
The tickets went on sale this afternoon and the theater reported that they had already sold almost 150 tickets in 90 minutes and going strong. So if you are interested in going, you should probably go online to buy your tickets as soon as possible or stop by the theater box office to pick up your tickets. There are many groups coming from all over the valley for this event. I have talked with the local TV stations and they are interested in covering this event as well. With the street in front of the theater blocked off for motorcycle only parking, this should really be a high energy fun time. See last week's newsletter for my review of the movie. TV3 also did a review of the movie with some good clips.
Click Here to View.
If you want to go to the movie earlier than the 7:15pm main event, showings throughout the day are 11:00am, 1:50pm, 4:50pm, 7:15pm and 9:50pm. As I mentioned last week there are a few restaurants open in the Westgate City Center including Gordon Biersch, The Yardhouse, Moe's Southwestern Grill and a Johnny Rockets that will be opening on Thursday. There is also a Coffee Plantation, Coldstone Creamery and a chocolate and wine bar. Johnny Rockets and Moe's will be offering 10% off for Cyclerides.com readers when showing your movie ticket to Wild Hogs. If you want to get there early, Gordon Biersch and the Yardhouse have outdoor patios to set on and watch all of the bikes come in. Westgate is a great venue and will soon be home to the 20,000 square foot Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville restaurant. One of only nine in the world.
Parking spots will be blocked off on the main street in front of the theater for motorcycle only parking as well as a huge section of the parking lot just West of Moe's Southwestern Grill and East of Gordon Biersch.
I would suggest getting there at least an hour before show time,
preferably before that. Bring your camera, there will be some
photo ops with posters or cardboard displays inside the theater. Let's make this a big turnout and have some fun
at the Cyclerides.com Movie Ride Night to "Wild Hogs". I know at least one group that is leaving from Biker's Bay at 2530 E. Bell Rd. Call
Jim at 602-923-0114 for time. If I hear of any more I will post them on the front page of www.cyclerides.com .
SEE YOU THERE!!
Here are the details that you can cut and past to send to your friends.
Cyclerides.com Movie Ride Night
What: Cyclerides.com Movie Ride Night, Premier of "Wild Hogs"
When: Friday, March 2nd
Where: AMC Westgate 20, SE corner of the Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. in Glendale.
Time: There will be several showings throughout the day, but the big theater will be showing the movie at 7:15pm. Other times are 11:00am, 1:50pm, 4:50pm, 7:15pm and 9:50pm.
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now. Buy online to guarantee a seat that night at Movietickets.com, http://www.movietickets.com/house_list.asp?ShowDate=0&SearchZip=85305. See details on how to buy below. You can also go to the box office the week of. You can call to see if tickets are available before you go. AMC Westgate phone number is: 623-772-1758.
Why: An opportunity to see a funny entertaining motorcycle themed movie with a bunch of other riders who will get the jokes just like you. The more the merrier. Tell all of your riding buddies. Let's make it a big showing.
There are a few places to eat in the Westgate area that are now open including Gordon Biersch, The Yardhouse,
Moe's Southwestern Grill and Johnny Rockets. There is also a Coffee Plantation, Coldstone Creamery and a couple
of other places. Johnny Rockets and Moe's will be offering 10%
off for Cyclerides.com readers when showing your movie ticket to Wild Hogs.
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Highlights This Week
Saturday, March 3rd
a Personal Tour of Paul Yaffe's Shop.
Stop by from 11am - 4pm, tour the shop, see Paul Yaffe's new
OEM customization service and receive a Free T-Shirt for stopping by.
See the complete story below in the "Extras" column.
Saturday, March 3rd
For Hope. Your support will benefit the Employees Assisting Cancer Patients Committee
at Chandler Regional Hospital to raise funds for our community's cancer patients in crisis.
This Week's Bike Night Events
Chester’s 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 Chester’s 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.
Superstition Harley-Davidson and San Tan Flat are bringing Bike Nights back to the East Valley! Mark your calendars, because every Tuesday means one thing, cheap food and drinks for ALL bikers! Come hit up San Tan Flat from 6pm to 9pm for a good-ole-fashioned biker bash. There’ll be $1.50 drafts, ½ off appetizers, $5 Chilidog combos, and a bunch of prizes! Come sit and relax indoors or outdoors at San Tan Flat were there’ll be music, fire pits and marshmallows to roast-to bring out that biker in you. That’s Tuesday nights at San Tan Flat – the corner of Ellsworth and Hunt Highway. Do it up right, ’Bike Night’ it baby! 6185 W. Hunt Hwy., Queen Creek, AZ. 480-882-2995. This is one of the coolest places in town and worth the ride to check it out. Click Here for Video of San Tan Flat.
Bike Night at Buffalo Wild Wings Mesa-Falcon Field. This is a great new stop for riders on the East Side. Enjoy GREAT FOOD and Live Music every Wednesday night with Soul Catcher, featuring acoustic blues and classic rock from 7pm - 10pm every Wednesday Night at Buffalo Wild Wings located at 4425 E. McKellips Rd. in Mesa, AZ, just across from Falcon Field. Special motorcycle parking in front of the patio. Choose from the extensive new menu including Wings, Chicken Tenders, Huge selection of salads, Wraps, Sandwiches, Ribs & Combos, Burgers, Desserts and Beverages. Click Here for complete menu. Bike Night specials are 50 Cent Legs all day, $2.50 Coronas & Pacificos, $2.00 Well Rum and Coke, $2.00 Well Vodka Tonics, $1.75 Bud Light Pints, $1.75 Miller Light Pints. Sit inside and watch your favorite sporting events on over 50 TV's and 5 Giant Screen TV's or sit outside on the huge patio where there are more TV's and enjoy the evening air. Wherever you find to relax, you will be sure to have a good time, good food and good entertainment at the Buffalo Wings Wednesday Bike Night. 480-218-9464. Click Here to take a look at Buffalo Wild Wings.
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 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.
Thursday Bike Night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Goodyear.
This is a great new stop for riders on the West side. Enjoy GREAT FOOD from an extensive menu. 50 flat screen TV's and 10 Giant Screen TV's. Watch your favorite sporting events including the Suns or College Basketball. Or enjoy the new Video Jukebox on the Big Screens. Buffalo Wild Wings has a HUGE outdoor patio on the front that is perfect for enjoying the great Arizona evening weather. 50 Cent Legs all day. Great drink specials. There is plenty of action and fun at this Buffalo Wild Wings located at 13111 W. McDowell in Goodyear. Just 1 mile N. of I-10 just West of Dysart and McDowell at 13111 W. McDowell.
Every Saturday and Sunday
Western Trails Ranch Bike Weekend.
Take a nice ride out of town and Enjoy a relaxed country atmosphere with good food and Live Rock & Roll Music
every Saturday and Sunday Afternoons from Noon to 4pm. See the upcoming band list below. Loud pipes? No problem! You can ride out to Western Trails without worrying about DB metering
equipment to greet you. Hang out under the covered patio at
the Buzzard's Saloon or in front of the stage for some impromptu dancing. Buzzard’s Saloon now has Appetizer’s
available at the Bar. Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, Chicken Tenders, Fries, Jalapeno Poppers, Breaded Mushrooms, Onion
Rings, Beer Battered Mushrooms & Zucchini and Spicy Chicken Wings. Fast food service from the Bartender. Buddy
Boom’s Real BBQ is also open for those who don’t mind walking 300 Feet for the best Burgers, award winning Ribs
& BBQ on the Westside of town.
So take a ride out to Western Trails for some Lunch, Live Music and Fun every Saturday and Sunday. Starts This Saturday! For more information on Western Trails Ranch go to www.westerntrailsranch.com . Located on Hwy. 60 in Morristown, just 12 N. of Sun City West on Grand or just 3 miles South of Carefree Hwy. Click Here for Map.
Live Band Schedule:
March 3 & 4 12-4 Dok & Gal
March 10th 12-4 Dok & Gal
Night 7pm-11pm Sluggo Rock & Roll
March 11th 12-4 Dok & Gal
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 email@example.com . 480-970-6556.
Hot Rods, Honeys & Harleys at Pepper's. Take a Sunday Ride and enjoy a walk around some Hot Rods and Harley's. Every Sunday starting on February 25th at Noon, Pepper's Sports Grill, located on the NE Corner of 16th St. and Bell will fill the parking lot with Hot Rods and Harleys. Come show off your ride and win Prizes, Trophies and T-Shirts. You can sit on the patio and enjoy the view of the action while choosing lunch from their full menu from Noon - 7pm. Vendor spaces will also be available. Pepper's is conveniently located just 2 miles South of the Loop 101 on 16st. and Bell Rd. Call Jim at 602-484-4433 for more information and to reserve your car, motorcycle or vendor spot. More information to follow next week.
Saturday, March 3rd.
Ride For Hope. Your support will benefit the Employees Assisting Cancer Patients Committee at Chandler Regional Hospital to raise funds for our community's cancer patients in crisis, allowing them to provide resources and assistance that aren't readily available enabling them to improve their welfare and overall quality of life. The Rally starts at East Valley Regional Center at 8:00 am, located at 1875 W. Frye Rd. in Chandler. The scenic route that will be taken finishes at the Monastery located at 4810 E. McKellips in Mesa, where there will be food, entertainment and raffles. $30 per rider includes a registration includes lunch. First 100 registrants receive a free T-Shirt. More info call Brian at 602-568-6664, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 10th
5th Annual Valle Luna Angel Run. Valle Luna Mexican Restaurants will host its 5th Annual Valle Luna Angel Run to raise money for services and programs benefiting children in Arizona with Down syndrome. The charity motorcycle ride begins with registration and complimentary breakfast by Valle Luna at 8:00am at 3336 W. Bell Road. The ride is a poker run and begins at 9:00am and goes to the community of Cave Creek and return to Valle Luna, with stops at Greasewood Flat in North Scottsdale, Buffalo Chip in Cave Creek, Roadrunner Steakhouse in New River, and Wild Horse West on 99th Ave. and Carefree Hwy. Entertainment by local band ‘Shut Up & Drive’ and a raffle await riders as they return to Valle Luna on Bell Road. Registration is $25 for singles and $35 for doubles. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, ride pin and T-shirt. Bowling provided for non-riders, including lunch. All proceeds from the event go to Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona and Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation, both non-profit agencies that benefit children with Down syndrome. Children of Arizona with Down syndrome Thank You for your generous spirit and cooperation in this fund-raising and fun event. More information contact Wes Keyes at 602-820-8267.
Sunday, March 11th
ABATE of Arizona 16th Annual Chili Cookoff & Ride-In Bike Show. Event takes place at the BPOE Elks Lodge, 14424 North 32nd Street in Phoenix. Break out your chili Recipe and join ABATE at the Elks Lodge for the 16th Annual Chili Cookoff! $5 entry at the gate or $15 Chili Registration, includes entry. Gates open at 11am. 50/50 & Door Prizes. Horseshoe Tournament w/CASH Prize. Cash awarded for First, Second, & Third Place Chili. Chili Cookers register 11am-1pm. Free Entry into Peoples Choice Ride-In Bike Show with categories for American, Import, Rat, & Best of Show. Plaques for Bike Show Winners. Chili & Bike Show Judging 2-3pm. For more information call Carl: 602 616-4487.
March 30th - April 1st
Westside Motorcycle Expo. There is so much going on at this event including Top Name Builders, Top Vendors, Celebrity Appearances, 9 Live Bands, Stunt Shows that you just have to go to the web site to see it all. Here is the description from Nitro Syndicate of their event: Finally an event that accommodates your needs of the 2000’s. That’s right! An event that has live entertainment where they have written music of this decade. An event that is focused on the builder’s of today’s ideas and technology of today’s motorcycles and yesterdays Old Schools. An event to entertain, admire, learn and remember. Nitro Syndicate is proud to present “The Westside Motorcycle Expo” aka – Four Season’s Showcase. We urge you to read the web site and mark you calendar because this is the event that will change the structure and content of Motorcycle Events and you don’t want to miss it. Nitro Syndicate & The University of Phoenix Stadium, Home of the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale Arizona, would like to formerly invite you to the Westside Motorcycle Expo.
a Paul Yaffe
Originals Shop Tour This
I got a call from Paul Yaffe last week asking me if I would come down to his shop so that he could show me one of his latest projects. I have to admit, I was surprised at what I was about to see. Everyone knows Paul is one of the most renowned Custom Bike Builders in the world, appearing many times on Discovery, Speed, NBC and all of the major bike magazines. But what I didn't know was his interest in customizing OEM bikes. Late last year Paul took delivery of a 2007 Harley Street Glide. After putting a couple of thousand miles on it while thinking of ways to improve it, Paul rolled it on a lift and began doing what he does best, adding personal touches to his motorcycle. As we talked for a while, I was impressed with Paul's philosophy on customizing OEM baggers. Paul's desire is to take a stock motorcycle, add a few Yaffe designed parts, modify a few existing parts, tweak the engine and turn your existing bagger into a bike that will stand apart from the rest in the parking lot, all while keeping the rideability of a stock bike. In my opinion, that is the best of all worlds.
While touring the shop and the fabrication area, I was amazed at how just a few simple changes, and custom parts from a true motorcycle designer, can completely change the looks and functionality of a bike. I know it is hard to think that someone like Paul Yaffe could customize your bike and you could still have a few bucks left in your pocket, but it is true. All upgrades are competitively priced. He is really looking to provide a service to our local community by both customizing YOUR bike and maintaining it beyond what the dealerships will do. Services include: One off parts, Award Winning Paint, Pick Up and Delivery, Custom Sheet Metal, High Performance and Courteous Friendly Service. To get to know you and show you what his plans are for this new segment of his business, Paul is inviting everyone to come take a tour of his shop, and see for yourself what he can do for you and how he can make your bike stand out from the pack. This Saturday from 11am - 4pm, ride down to his shop, take a tour and receive a free T-Shirt. I think you will be as impressed as I was. Paul Yaffe originals is located at 2211 E. Indian School Rd. in Phoenix. 602-840-4205. Click Here for Flyer.