Weekly Update

Greetings Riders,
Finally, some short sleeve shirt riding weather. Wow! Does this feel good. Being a confirmed desert rat I am loving the warmer weather. Give me a motorcycle, a great route to ride, mid 90's weather and I am a happy camper. The extended forecast shows cooling to the mid 70's over the weekend and then back to the mid 80's again. There is nothing like Arizona in the 80's. Hopefully this will hold out through Arizona Bike Week for everyone to enjoy. There is a lot of information in this letter so I will get right to it.
This past weekend I was exposed to a humid mid 80's that wasn't as pleasant. Last Friday we headed to Daytona Beach for Bike Week. (you can click on the following links for pictures) If you remember last week's article, I mentioned that we had gone to New York to meet with the Teutal's of Orange County Choppers. While we were there, Paul Sr. suggested that we go to Daytona to see the madness that surrounds their booth to get an idea of how to arrange the setup for the event here in Arizona. So we made another 54 hour whirlwind trip to the East Coast. We left at 6:30am Friday morning to fly into Jacksonville. Arriving there at around 2:00pm we rented a car and embarked on the 2 hour drive to Daytona Beach. Having never been there, I had no idea what to expect.
Much to my surprise it was total gridlock with traffic. There were thousands of motorcycles and cars all trying to get to one place...Main St. in Daytona Beach. Unfortunately, the only way to get there is across the main bridge that takes you directly into town. I thought Laughlin was bad for traffic, but that is only for a mile. This is for 5 miles or more depending on the time of day. In comparison, Daytona makes Laughlin look like H.O.G. Chapter Ride in volume of people.
We finally made it to our hotel in time to freshen up and make the 3 block stroll to Main St. where all the action takes place. This is 5 blocks of bars, restaurants, vendor shops and total elbow to elbow people lined up behind barricades to watch the motorcycles cruise the streets. The further into the night you go, the more people are packed in. It can literally take 10 minutes to walk one block on the sidewalk. The bars close at 3:00am and there are still thousands of people on the streets and motorcycles cruising Main. If you go next year, my suggestion would be to hangout at a place called "The Bank & Blues Bar". This is a really cool 2 level bar featuring the band The Razorbacks that plays there every year during Bike Week.
Saturday I had the opportunity to take 2 laps around the Daytona International Speedway on a motorcycle. Every year the Speedway allows one group of about 100 riders to ride around the track. Valvoline sponsored this year's Daytona Cruise Lap 2004. At 6:00 am I was up from 2 hours sleep to head to the Speedway where we took two laps around the track led by the 2004 Daytona Pace Car and then ended up in Victory Lane for a group picture on the stage. It was a very cool experience and gave me a whole new respect for those guys that take those 60 degree banked turns at 180 mph. Wow! What a site. Thanks to Charlie Mitchell of Custom Performance and Dennis Handel of Valvoline for arranging this opportunity for me.
Saturday afternoon we finally got around to doing what we had gone there for and that was to see the Orange County Choppers location and visit with Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. as they were signing autographs. It was amazing the amount of people around these guys taking pictures and waiting for autographs. There were Men and Women, young and old wanting to get a shot of The Teutal's and their theme bikes. They had their latest creation on display that you will be seeing the first part of May called the Dixie Chopper bike. This might be their best creation yet. They took an industrial lawn mower engine, chromed it out and mounted it in a chopper frame using mower blades as spokes for the wheels as well as spinners. Very, very innovative. They told me that the motor produces 120 hp.
It was then off to the Iron Horse Corral to see Mikey, Vinny and Cody. Once again, another sea of people waiting for autographs. The guys had talked to so many people over the last week that they had totally lost their voices and were using pre-written pieces of paper to communicate with their fans. But they were all still extremely courteous and accommodated everyone with handshakes, autographs and pictures. We are still deciding on the location to house the Orange County Choppers event here in Phoenix. Paul Sr. and Paulie are supposed to come here in the next couple of weeks to finalize the pick of the location. I will let you know when that is done and keep you up to date as the event moves forward. Thanks to Michael Campo of OCC for showing us around.
We finished off that night with dinner and one last crawl down Main St. The last Saturday Night of the event is reported to be the craziest night of all. After being in the middle of it, I can validate that assessment. You could tell that just by the sounds and attitudes of the motorcycle engines combined with the atmosphere of those catching one last night of partying before they go back to the cold weather. At 3:00 am we started our trip back to Jacksonville for our 7:00am flight back to Phoenix. As you can see by my schedule, sleep was not an option. But the 4 hours I got while I was there got me by.
Overall I thought Daytona Bike was an extremely pleasant experience. If I were going to spend $200 per night to go to a run, I would much rather spend it in Daytona than the Laughlin River Run. The only downside is the traffic. But I guess that can also be some of the excitement as well. If you decide to go next year, you will enjoy yourself.

 Be sure and Check out the new Sunday Bike Day at Mike's at the Fountain starting this Sunday and the New Tuesday Bike Night at Eli's starting this Tuesday.

Miss Arizona Bikeweek competition continues tonight at The Wild Hare in Chandler. Sunday afternoon the competition is at Flicka's Baja Cantina located at 2003 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale. This was rescheduled from last Thursday's rainout. The competition gets under way around 3:00 pm.  Click Here for the schedule and pictures. Next Tuesday night is at the Steelhorse and next Thursday, The Final Competition is at the newly remodeled ACME Bar and Grill. 

In This Issue:
Friday - Sunday.
Grand Opening of New Harley Store Inside Chandler Mall
Saturday - Chosa's Harley-Davidson Big Outdoor Tent Sale
Saturday - Diamondbacks Line Drive for Kids Ride
Sunday - Ramjet Racing 4th Annual Customer Appreciation Day
Sunday - 13th Annual Chili Cookoff
Sunday - Biker Sunday (See Below)
Sunday - NEW!! Mike's At The Fountain Sunday Bike Day
Next Tuesday - NEW!! Eli's Tuesday Bike Night 

This Week's Events


Eli's American Grille Tuesday Bike Night. Kick Off Eli's This Tuesday Night!. Many of you know about Eli's located at 70th St. and Shea in Scottsdale. They have been a popular stop around Scottsdale for many years and the owners are avid riders. They are now doing a special night for motorcycles including live music featuring classic rock tunes from "Rule 11". If you haven't been by Eli's yet, be sure and try one of their 9 varieties of sliders served until midnight. You will not be disappointed. You can also watch your favorite game on TV while you eat, play some pool or sit out on the patio in front watching the bikes roll in. Eli's is your motorcycle friendly grille located on 7000 E. Shea in Scottsdale right behind Claim Jumpers. 480-948-9800. Stop by this Tuesday night. 


Margarita Rocks Beach Club Bike Night. This is our first bike night in the Downtown Tempe Entertainment District. Margarita Rocks is a multi level building with outdoor patios on each level that will feature a Bike Night every Wednesday starting at 6:00pm. This is a fun place decorated in a beach theme with a large dance floor that can be viewed from the second level and waitresses dressed in beach attire. >From the second level patio you will also have a view of all the bikes parked on the large brick patio in front of the building that provides parking for hundreds of bikes. (See the pictures) Bike Night will feature 1 Cent Tacos, 10 Cent Wings and $2.00 Buds, Bud Lights and Jack and Cokes. There will also be a DJ playing tunes that you can dance to or just sit back and enjoy the atmosphere. KUPD will be on-site with prizes and concert tickets. Ride by and take a look. Margarita Rocks is located on 4th Street just West of Mill Ave. The street ends there but just ride right up on the brick patio and park where ever you can. 480-968-3301. Click Here for Margarita Rocks Web Site.  
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. This will all start on Wednesday, August 14th. I will have an information page on the event calendar that will give you all the details. Stop by and take a look, I'm sure you will like what you see. Info: 480-897-6200. 

Thursday Night
Thursday Night features 7 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 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 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.

Eastside Riders Can Now Make The
"Scottsdale Road Fun Run" to 4 Great Places for Food and Drink.
Start from the North or the South!

Jilly's American Grill. Many of you have been to Jilly's in the past. They now have a regular Thursday Bike Night. The food at Jilly's is excellent and would be a great place to start off your riding night on the outdoor patio or in the dining room with your own personal TV and sound. Motorcycle parking will be provided right in front of the building. Bike Night dinner specials include the Hog Heaven Sampler, The Fat Boy Burger, The Custom Chopper, Indian Mikes Smokey Pork Chops and The Flaming Bird. For a mouth watering description of all the specials Click Here.  After dinner enjoy the music throughout or try your luck at Pool, Darts or Shuffleboard. This is a great laid back atmosphere with great food and fun. Jilly's is located just 1 block inside the front entrance to Scottsdale Airpark off of Scottsdale Rd. at 7301 E. Butherus (Greenway). Bike Night hours are from 6pm til Close.  Click Here for Pics. 

Jetz Americana Thursday Bike NightLive Band This Thursday starting at 8:00PM, "CTS". The Party In Full Force With Great Drink Specials And Giveaways. Dj Swerv Rocks The House With Nonstop Music And Classic Videos. If you want to get there early there is a complimentary Happy Hour Buffet from 4-6pm and Half Price Happy Hour Cocktails from 4pm - 7pm. You can enjoy $1.00/ Dozen Hot Wings 6pm-close, $2.50 Sam Adams Light or Lager all night, $4.00 Jack Daniels Cocktails, $7.95 1/2lb Burger and Domestic Beer all night. Jetz is in the SW corner of Scottsdale Road and Gold Dust, just one block south of Shea behind California Pizza Kitchen. Pull up, park, and party at one of Scottsdale’s finest.  Click here to see the pictures of where you will be going and more information. 480-948-2606.

ACME Bar and Grill . ACME is finishing their major remodeling now. You will not recognize the place. They have added a front patio and an opened up the bar area for dancing on the bar. Stop by and take a look. I will have more details and pics next week. You will enjoy a Free Buffet from 8:00-9:30 PM, Drink Specials, Raffles every week, Great Music, Pool and lots of fun in Downtown Scottsdale. Make your plans for Thursday March 20th to kick off the return of ACME. Come early for the free buffet and get your raffle ticket and return at 10:00 PM for the drawing. ACME is located in Old Town Scottsdale at 4245 N. Craftsmen Ct. just South of 5th Ave. and West of Scottsdale Rd. For more information call 480-990-7111. Ride by and be a part of the Rebirth of the Acme Ride Night This Thursday Night.  Click here for details and pictures.

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. 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. Keep an eye on your prized possession (your motorcycle) on the monitors. 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 Easyriders 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.


NEW!! This Sunday!
Mike's At The Fountain Sunday Bike Day. We are all looking for a nice ride on a Sunday for lunch or just a drink and some beautiful scenery. Mike, owner of Mike's at the Fountain is inviting all riders out to Fountain Hills from Noon to 5:00pm to his restaurant for great food, good views from the patio of the mountains and the fountain, as well as DJ music from the 60's and 70's. Like Italian food? Then this is your place. Many menu items just for this day from $5.95 and up. Mike's is located on the corner of Saguaro Blvd. and Avenue of the Fountains. This is the same location that we had the Toys To Kids Ride. It all begins this Sunday. A good ride would be to take Dynamite from Pima Rd. through Rio Verde to Saguaro Blvd. or from the East Valley down the Bee Line Hwy. or straight East on Shea to Saguaro Blvd. Click Here for pictures and map.

Cocomo Joe's Sunday Bike Day. Live Music Every Sunday from 1:30-4:30pm. Many of you have been to Cocomo Joe's in North Phoenix. There is now a day just for riders. Cocomo Joe's is a very open and comfortable place to hang out that is decorated in a Jamaican theme. 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. After football season they will be bringing in live entertainment on Sunday afternoons. There is also 3 pool tables and games for your enjoyment. There will be food and drink specials for ride days starting at 10:30am as well as blocked off preferred parking for motorcycles. The day starts at 10:30am 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. 480-535-8008. 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 - 5pm. Enjoy live music from 1-6pm 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 . 480-970-6556.

This Weekend 

Friday-Sunday, March 12th - 14th
Grand Opening of New Harley Store Inside Chandler Mall. There is a new Harley store located inside Chandler Mall that will carry all Gifts, Collectibles, Motorclothes, Footwear and Fashion Apparel. Stop by starting on Friday March 12th from 6-9pm, 15% off to ALL H.O.G. Members. Saturday and Sunday enjoy FREE food from BJ's Brewery, Face Painting for the kids, 10% OFF of Everything and Door Prizes. The new store is located at the East Entrance between BJ's Brewery and Harkins Theatre. BJ's will have a Bike Night on the patio March 15th with free appetizers 4-7pm. Visit the store after bike night, show your BJ's receipt and get a free gift. Store hours are Mon-Sat. 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-7pm. For more information call 480-917-2300. 

Saturday, March 13th
Chosa's Harley-Davidson Big Outdoor Tent Sale. Join Chosa's Harley-Davidson in Mesa on Saturday, March 13th for our ONE DAY ONLY BIG Outdoor Tent Sale! From 10am to 3pm, you'll find awesome bargains on selected apparel-including leather, Men's, Women's and Kid's clothing! Clearance tables with items as low as a buck, and of course our famous "Let's Make A Deal Rack!" Stop in and enjoy our free refreshments and Chosa's Biker BBQ from 11am to 2pm, served by none other than the Hooters Girls! Come on down, park the hog and kick your boots up! Its going to be a great time at Chosa's in Mesa! Chosa's is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa. 480-894-0404.
Saturday, March 13th
Diamondbacks Line Drive for Kids Ride. It's that time of year again. Baseball is right around the corner and so is the Diamondbacks Line Drive for Kids ride. March 13th you can join this popular ride to Tucson to get an early look at the 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks in a Spring Training game. You can still register on line to reserve your spot. Many of you have enjoyed this event before and it is here again. This is really a fun time. The ride begins at Claim Jumpers in Tempe, AZ located at 1530 W. Baseline Rd. Sign in from 8-9AM. The ride will go to Tucson via Florence and then onto the Diamondbacks Spring Training game. Cost is $30.00 per rider and participants receive: Breakfast, Lunch, Event T-Shirt, Spring Training Game Ticket and Ride Pin. This ride is always a good time. Click Here to sign up online.
Sunday, March 14th
Ramjet Racing 4th Annual Customer Appreciation Day. This is annually one of the bigger Customer Appreciation Parties of the year. From 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM there will be Live Music, Free Food & Drinks and a large Bike Show that will have the winners picked by you. There will be 8 Trophy Classes for you to judge. And on top of all of that there will be over $10,000 in Giveaway Prizes. You can also save some money while you are there. All in stock parts and all special orders will be sold at 10% over cost. A mystery ride will follow immediately after the event. Ramjet Racing is located at 13207 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. More information at 602-788-0364.
Sunday, March 14th
13th Annual Chili Cookoff sponsored by ABATE of Arizona Phoenix Chapter. It's that time of year again. Pull out your best chili recipe and enter it into this year's Chili Cookoff. There is a $5.00 per person Gate Fee and a Cook-Off registration  of $15.00. There is a First, Second and Third place cash and award for the winning recipe. Chili Registration is 11AM - 1PM. Chili and Bike Show Judging 2PM - 3PM. Enter your bike in the Free People's Choice Bike Show. Categories include: American, Import, Trike and Best of Show. Cookoff location at the BPOE Elks Lodge located at 14424 N. 32nd St. in Phoenix. For more information contact Dwayne at 623-873-3460 or Clyde at 602-285-0366.
Sunday, March 14th
Biker Sunday.
Free BBQ, Free Ride Pin, Family Friendly, Puppet Show, Bike Rides For Kids, 23 Foot Air Slide, Air Climbing Wall, 3 Volleyball Courts, Music "Live Band", Bike Blessing & Prizes, 70 Mile "Hot Fudge" Run Special CMA Speakers: Cliff Stringham and Pastor Irvin. Event Schedule 9AM, Check In & Coffee Donuts, 10:30AM Speaker & Honoring All Bikers, Noon BBQ, Volleyball, Picnic 1:30PM Drawings For Prizes 2PM "Hot Fudge" 70 Mile Ride All Motorcycle Enthusiasts Welcome And Everything Is Free!!!!! Glendale Nazarene Church (59Th Ave & Cactus Rd) Invite All Your Friends Who Ride! 

Next Weekend 

March 17-21.
BiketoberWest will take place from Wednesday March 17th through Sunday the 21st in San Diego. The new, new  venue is South Embarcadero Park on San Diego Bay. The promoters, Landlocked Pirate Enterprises apologize for any inconvenience this might cause but assure Cyclerides that this beautiful waterfront park is well worth it! A last minute- of the eleventh hour and fifty-ninth minute kind- permitting issue created by the City of San Diego necessitated this change. Landlocked Pirate Enterprises is extremely pleased to bring BiketoberWest to the Embarcadero Park and even more grateful to the Port of San Diego for the invitation. For more details please visit our website at
Saturday, March 20th
Skunk Works Free Seminar "Bike Basic 102". On March 20th from 11:00-12:00pm we will have the seminar "Bike Basic 102"  This seminar will include the ongoing education of maintaining a safe motorcycle. Bike Basic 101 was centered around daily riding check list, items to carry on your bike and some discussion around regular oil versus synthetic.  Bike Basic 102 will take it to the next level, what kind of services should you do on your bike, when should you do them, when should oil changes be done, what should you look at in making sure that you have good tires on your bike and when should you get a new one. This will last an hour and again it is FREE. Our goal is to help the motorcyclist have and keep a safe motorcycle for those wonderful Arizona rides or where ever they are going. Skunk Work is located at 202 W. Main St. in Mesa. For more information call: 480-649-2800.

Saturday, March 20th
Valle Luna Angel Run. This is a Charity Ride benefiting Sharing Down Syndrome of Arizona in Honor of Abby West. Registration from 8-9am at Valle Luna Restaurant located at 33rd Ave. and Bell Rd. in Phoenix. Ride to Bartlett Lake and back to Roadrunner Steakhouse and Saloon for a BBQ lunch starting at noon. $25 registration includes complimentary breakfast, raffles, lunch and ride pins, poker run and lunch. Contact Wes Keyes at 602-820-8267 for more information.
Sunday, March 21st
16th Greasewood Poker Run. This is annually one of the biggest rides of the year. Usually 1500-2000 riders. The ride begins at Arrowhead HD located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Fountain Dr. (1 block S. of Bell Rd. off 83rd. Ave.) Pre-register at Arrowhead Harley on Saturday for $15 per person which entitles you to Lunch, Ride Pin (to the first 1500 registered) Vendors and Live Music. $20 day of ride (no ride pin). Registration between 8am and 10:30am on the 21st. Ride ends at Rock Springs where you will enjoy the great sounds of Arizona's favorite band Mogollon. Prizes to the top 3 Poker Hands. Big 50/50 drawing. For more information call Buck at 623-247-5542. See ya there.
Sunday, March 21
Spring Bike Fest at Firebird Raceway. Spring Bike Fest is coming March 21st to Firebird.  This is your chance to ride all the new Sport-Touring Bikes and Sport Bikes on the road course at Firebird Raceway.  Demos are on a first come basis so get there early. (Helmet, gloves, boots, long pants, jacket, motorcycle license and insurance card are required) ( ) will be there documenting all the fun and excitement. We will have the broadcast schedule on our web site as soon as it’s available.
The event includes: * Track Demos (included w/$10 admission) – Kawasaki, Triumph, Ducati, KTM, Moto Guzzi, BMW, Buell and more * Stunts shows (crazy Sportbike stunts) throughout the day. * Pocketbike and Go-quad races. * XR50 Mini-Motard racing. * Trackday and Hi-Performance Rider Training . * Track Bike Rentals – R1, R6, ZX6R, GSXR 600, SV 650. * Dyno runs $20 – See what your bike is really putting out! * Over 50 Vendors. * Food, Music and Fun for the whole family. * Admission $10, Kids under 12 are free. * Gates open at 7:30am and the fun runs until 5:00pm. For more info go to 

Upcoming Events 

March 26th - April 4th
Arizona Bikeweek. Rawhide is going to be the new home for Arizona Bike Week and the Handlebar Saloon. ABW is going to make their own town made up of vendors, restaurants and bars. You will be able to cruise down a long "Main Street" similar to Sturgis. You will be able to park your bikes, walk around, eat, drink and watch the action go by all within Cyclefest. YOUR motorcycles will now be a part of the venue all throughout the vendor village. Now that is what we have been asking for! 

The Rawhide Pavilion will be transformed into the Handlebar Saloon and will be open every night for the entire run of bike week starting with the "Cajun Party" on March 31st. There will be nightly activities, bands and events including flat track racing, biker bull riding on real bulls and much more. Cyclefest will run from April 1st through April 4th. Mar 31st will kick off Cyclefest with a performance from "The Little River Band". One of my big questions was, "What about the dust?" The answer is that they are spending over $20,000 to treat all of the dirt in the area with a product that will make it like asphalt. Dust will not be an issue. I was very excited to hear all of the changes for Arizona Bike Week for the coming year. If this turns out anything like it is planned, Arizona might be on its way to becoming one of those major Annual events that we deserve to be. This is just a brief synopsis of what is to come. You can go to for more information. They are planning and updating events on a daily basis. I am really looking forward to seeing how this all works out. It should be fun. Don't miss the Discovery Channel Great Bike Buildoff on Saturday, April 3rd. 


2004 Custom Performance/Arizona Bikeweek Horsepower Competition. Custom Performance is proud to present the official 2004 Arizona Bike Week Horse power competition to all Horse Power Nuts.  Do you think your bike is strong?  Do you think you have what it takes to win? Come prove it during pre-qualification taking place at the Custom Performance Tuning Center daily beginning  Monday, March 30, 2004 through Friday, April 2, 2004 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day.  Stop by and check the results, they will be posted throughout the day during qualifying and posted nightly on our website:   This year's competitors are offered 7 classes; the top three from each class will Shoot It Out on Saturday, April 3, 2004 out at Cyclefest.  Come see if your bike has what it takes to win the prize money, trophy and national recognition from Rumble Magazine, and other National publications as one of the official Arizona Bike Week 2004 Horse Power Competition Winners. For more information call: 623-879-8488.
As for me this weekend, I will be taking in a couple of the events on Sunday including the New Sunday Bike Day at Mike's at the Fountain in Fountain Hills. Enjoy this great riding weather.
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"

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