Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
3/21/07
 
Greetings Riders,
 
In last week's newsletter I gave you a good overview of the Hearts To Heroes Ride planned for Saturday, April 14th. For those of you that might have missed that letter, you can catch up by clicking the following link. http://www.cyclerides.com/WeeklyUpdate3_14_07.htm. Since this event is for everyone who appreciates our Armed Forces, I want you to be a part of how things are coming together and will give you an update for the next 3 weeks as to the progress.
 
A new addition to the event since last week, and one I consider to be the cherry on the top of the sundae is that world renowned trumpet player and Patriot Jesse McGuire will provide the musical entertainment at Phoenix International Raceway. After we have ridden our lap around the track and park in the infield, Jesse will play the National Anthem as the 6 sky divers fall from the sky each carrying a flag from a branch of service followed by the American Flag. This should be a very Patriotic moment. He will then share a few words with us before leading everyone in "God Bless America". I am honored to have Jesse be a part of this event. Click Here for the brand new flyer. Just right mouse click on the flyer and click "print picture" to print it out to post in your office or place of business.
 
I've always known that bikers are some of the most generous people that there are on this planet. I've seen it in the rides that I have put on and attended. It never ceases to amaze me at how the motorcycle community can pour out their heart and wallet when someone is in need. Last Sunday I had the opportunity to see this once again. Matt Chiapetta from Chandler Harley called a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would come out to Greasewood Flats and present the money raised that day to Jay Anderson, one of his employees that was severely injured in a motorcycle accident. I agreed, and Mrs. C. and I met the ride at Greasewood. As we rounded the dirt road to Greasewood I was impressed at how many bikes had participated in this ride. In all, 118 riders raised over $3300 to help Jay with living expenses while he is out of work. The amazing thing was, a lot of these riders had never met Jay Anderson before, but just wanted to help out.
 
I had never met Jay before either, but I'm glad I had the opportunity to do so that day, as it was a completely humbling experience to say the least. You see, Jay didn't just lay his bike down and suffer a little road rash. His accident was a life changing ordeal. He was riding down the road when an SUV decided to make a U-Turn without seeing Jay coming from the opposite direction on his bike. The vehicle turned right in to the side of Jay completely pulverizing his leg just above the ankle. The only thing to do was to amputate the foot. That was bad enough, but then things got worse. Infection set in to his leg above the amputation and was about to cause life threatening problems. He said 3 doctors came into his room and told him that he had 2 choices. They could further amputate his leg above the knee, or he would soon die. He claimed that was an easy decision. Since he was lucky to be alive, he might as well hang on to what he had been given, so they did the second operation to take away the infected part of the leg.
 
Jay is now doing well physically, able to get around on crutches but is waiting to be able to wear a prosthetic full time. As I talked with Jay I was completely humbled to see and hear the tremendous attitude that this young man has. He wasn't looking back and complaining about being the victim of the driver of a car that made a mistake. There wasn't any of that at all. He was just happy to be alive, willing to deal with the circumstances that he is confronted with and kept talking about wanting to get back to work and be with his friends. It was refreshing to spend a few minutes with Jay and soak up his positive attitude. Five minutes with a guy that has gone through what he has gone through can really put things into perspective for the rest of us. That corn on my little toe just doesn't seem to hurt as bad right now.
 
This chance meeting with Jay reminded me of an old saying that some of you might have heard.
It goes like this:
"Sorrow looks back, worry looks around and faith looks forward." He appears to be living this one.
Another one that came to mind is this:
Yesterday is History. Tomorrow is a Mystery, and Today is a gift. That's why we call it the Present.
Jay Anderson, you are a good man and I am happy to have met you. Keep looking forward and continue to be an inspiration to others with your positive attitude.
 

 
Most of you know by now that Arizona Bike Week begins this weekend. From what I have seen from the ABW ride calendar, this is shaping up to possibly be one of the most well rounded Bike Weeks that we have ever had here. The entertainment lineup is good, the rides are good and I am particularly impressed with all of the expansion of displays and activities this year. I know the organizers of ABW have been working very diligently on this event and I am excited to get out and see what they put together. My goal is to make all of the parties this weekend and stop by as many of the rides as possible. As usual, we will be doing the Wednesday Ride For Kids again this year. See the Cyclerides.com Highlighted events below or go to the Guide To Ride for a complete listing of events. Be especially mindful this week as the motorcycle traffic will increase and drivers will freak out. Ride Safe!! 
 

 
 
This Week's Bike Night Events
 
Tuesday Nights
 
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.
 
Wednesday Nights
 
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.
 
Thursday Night
 
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 great 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, Music and Fun every Saturday and Sunday. 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. 623-388-0450
 
Every Sunday
 
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 sugardaddysaz@aol.com . 480-970-6556.
 
This Week
 
March 22 - April 1st
Arizona Bike Week. This year Arizona Bike Week is coming a week earlier than in the past. ABW kicks off this year with the Miss Arizona Bike Week pageant at the Venue of Scottsdale located at 7117 E. 3rd Ave. in Old Town Scottsdale. Starting on Friday night the weekend will feature huge parties at some of the local dealerships and other locations (see details below). Saturday, March 24th will mark the beginning of the Charity Rides that will run through the following Sunday. On Wednesday, March 28th Cyclefest, located at Westworld will open and the party will begin. This year Cyclefest will feature 4 National Touring bands including .38 Special, Georgia Satellites, Brian Howe of Bad Company and Foreigner. There will also be comedian "Howie" on late Thursday night and hometown favorite Mogollon closing out ABW on Sunday April 1st. Other features of ABW for the week will include:
Factory Demo Fleets by Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson, Victory and Yamaha.
Daily performances by Rhett Rotten
Tribute to Willie G. Davidson and autograph session on Saturday, March 31st.
Harley-Davidson Traveling Museum
Dual Sport Ride
Interactive Dirt Bike Rides by TEAM AZ
Pro-Tour FMX demonstration team
Over 100 Vendors.
 
This appears to be one of the more activity rich Arizona Bike Weeks that we have had. There are many more activities throughout the week. Click Here for the complete "Guide To Ride" event page to plan the activities that you will want to participate in.
Click Here for the area map.
 
The following are Cyclerides.com featured events that will be happening throughout Arizona Bike Week. Due to the lack of space, a thumbnail description will be provided in the letter with a link to the flyer for more details. All Arizona Bikeweek events can be found here.
 
Friday, March 23rd
Chester's Harley-Davidson Backstage Biker Bash II. Kick off Bike Week in style with Chester’s Harley-Davidson! Chester’s Backstage Biker Bash II is the hottest party ticket in town, with Three Bands, a Beer Garden, Vendors, Jager Trike, Jager Girls, Personalized Bike Photos, tons of Tasty Food, and so much more. It’s all going down Friday, March 23rd, from
3 to 10pm. 
Enjoy music from Low Down at 4pm,
The Chadwicks at 6pm and
Metal Elvis at 8pm.  Chester's HD is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa. 480-894-0404. We’ll see you there!
 
Friday, March 23rd
10th Annual Kickstart Party at Hacienda Harley-Davidson. Join us for the party only Rick could throw. FREE ADMISSION 3-11pm, 4 Bands, 2 Stages, Vendors, Beer Garden compliments of Budweiser, Foundation Room, Special Appearances by Chuck Zito, Dan Haggerty, Hacienda's own VT Racegirl; Valerie Thompson, Silent and Live Auction, Stunt Show and more. Ample parking and shuttle service provided by Salty Senorita. Fun for everyone. All proceeds benefit the Colter & Associates Foundation.The party that Kickstarts Bike Week... you won't want to miss it. Hacienda Harley is located at 15600 N. Hayden Rd., 480-905-1903.
 
Saturday, March 24th
Buddy Stubbs 3rd Annual Bike Week Bash. Ride by and enjoy one of the biggest parties in town on Saturday from 11am-9pm. Free admission to an 88,000 sq.ft. Miller Lite Beer Garden, Patron Margaritas, 3 Live Bands with Metalhead performing at 6:30pm, Fantastic Food by Cavecreek Roadhouse, Museum Tours, Free Socko Energy drinks, Free Dyno Shootout Competition, Motorcycle Stunt Shows and much more. You definitely don't want to miss this one! Buddy Stubbs HD is located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. 602-971-3400.
 
Saturday, March 24th
Western Trails Ranch Bike Week Extravaganza featuring "Freebird" the Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Experience Band. Ride out to the biggest biker bar in the West for a day of fun activities. Great Ride, Loud Pipes? No Problem, Award Winning BBQ. The day starts off at
11am - Chili Cookoff, Noon - Bike Show, 1pm - Rock with Dok and Gal,
2:30pm - Go Go  Girl Cage Contest, 4:00pm - Burn Out Contest,
6:00pm - Female Pineapple Wrestling, 6:30pm - Phat Bastard,
8:00pm - Freebird, Lynyrd Skynyrd Experience, 9:30pm - Phat Bastard,
11:00pm - Wet T-Shirt Contest. Camping is available, reservations required. Located 37823 Grand Ave ( Mile marker 124 ½ ) on Hwy. 60 in Morristown, just 12 Miles N. of Sun City West on Grand or just 3 miles South of Carefree Hwy. Click Here for Map. 623-388-0450.
 
Saturday, March 24th
Superstition Harley-Davidson AZ Bike Week Open House. Don't miss the Huge and always fun Party in the East Valley at Superstition Harley-Davidson. Party is from 11am - 8pm. Free food from 11am - 1pm. Beer Garden from 2pm - 8pm. Dyno Shoot-Out from 11am - 3pm. 6 classes, awards on stage at 5pm. Bike Wash from Noon - 2pm. In Store Poker Run Noon - 5pm. Prizes $500, $250 and $100. The afternoon features 2 of Arizona's Favorite Bands. Shirley's Temple from 3-5pm. The always entertaining Mogollon performs from 6-8pm. Superstition HD is located at 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. 480-346-0600.
 
Saturday, March 24th
6th Annual Colter Charity 100 mile Poker Run Pancake breakfast from 8-10am. Ride departs at 10am, includes stop at Community of Joy for Blessing of the Bikes and preview of the Teen Center built in part by the Colter & Associates Foundation, then onto Speedworld; where you can run what you brung- grudge races between each other, Rick Hatch and VT Racegirl. For a day of fun, racing and to see a dream come true, join us. First 250 registrant receive t-shirt and ride pin. All proceeds benefit the Colter & Associates Foundation. $30/person, $35/person day of. Register online or at the dealership.
 
Saturday, March 24th
Arizona Victory Motorcycles Open House and Unveiling. You are invited to the unveiling of the all new and critically acclaimed new Victory Vision motorcycle. You can now finally see for yourself what all of the magazines have been talking about. Been wanting to try out one of the Victory's you have been hearing about? You can do that on this day as well. Demo your favorite Victory Motorcycle. While you are there browse the entire selection of in stock Victory models. Free Food and Live Music. Arizona Victory is located at 13401 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. 602-404-7300.
 
Sunday, March 25th
12th Annual Trifecta Custom Bike Show & Blowout at the Steel Horse Saloon. The party is from 10am to 6pm. This is where the valley's top bike builders show their latest creations. Entry Fee for the bike show $25. Click here for Registration Forms or call Kimmy at 623-334-1545. Live music presented by Second Helping (Lynyrd Skynyrd) Tribute Band, Knucklehead, Rizon and Phat Bastard. 2007 Southwest Armwrestling Championships presented by Budweiser. Competition Starts at Noon. Portion of the Proceeds to benefit Crisis Nursery. Food, liquor, beer and lots of vendors. Admission $10.00. Giveaways all day from Budweiser and a whole lot more. For more information call 602-942-8778. Steel Horse Saloon - 1768 W. Bell Rd. in Phoenix.
 
Sunday, March 25th
4th Annual Great Arizona Discovery Ride. Crank up those machines, roll on out and join us for the 4th Annual Great Arizona Discovery Ride sponsored by Superstition Harley-Davidson and Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson quickly becoming one of the favorite rides of AZ Bikeweek. Registration: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. includes a continental breakfast. A commemorative two-part ride pin will be provided to the first 500 registered participants. The ride will follow a scenic route from the east valley and will consist of a scavenger hunt style adventure. You are sure to have a great time on this 200 mile route with several interesting stops along the way. Ride ends at Grand Canyon HD in Mayer with Live Music, Prize Giveaways and Lunch. Single Rider $20, Double $30. Superstition HD is located at 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. 480-346-0600. Proceeds benefit the AZ Kidney Foundation. 
 
Sunday, March 25th
Arrowhead Roundup To Western Trails Ranch. Sponsored by Arrowhead H.O.G. Chapter. Pre-Registration $20 per person on Saturday, March 24th from 9am - 8pm at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson 16130 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive in Peoria. Run Day Registration $20 per person from 8am - 10am at Arrowhead HD. Skills-based Poker Run, Cash Prizes for top 3 Poker hands, Ride Pins to the first 300 to register. No host cash bar, Vendor area on site. Food available on site. Live music all Day.
 
Monday, March 26th
7th Annual Sunshine Acres Charity Poker Run. The ride out to Tortilla Flat is one of the best ride routes during Bikeweek. This year the Poker Run will take you through the Superstition Mountains to Tortilla Flat before ending at San Tan Flat. Ride Registration: 10am – 12pm at Chandler Harley-Davidson. Entry Fee: $20 Donation per person includes Breakfast, Pin, Raffle Ticket for over 100 prizes, Entertainment, and Dinner at San Tan Flat!! Pre-register at Chandler Harley 2/15 to 3/25 and get a FREE RIDE T-SHIRT!! Information: 480-755-5398. Chandler HD is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. Ride benefits the children at Sunshine Acres Children's Home in Mesa.
 
Wednesday, March 28th
7th Annual Wednesday Riding for Kids Charity Poker Run. This is the longest (250 miles) and usually the largest run of Bikeweek always having over 1000 riders participate. The ride makes a loop up North to Mayer, Camp Verde and then over to Strawberry, Payson and back to Phoenix passing through some beautiful scenery. All proceeds benefit H.O.G. 93 charities. Sign in at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson located at 13401 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. $35 pre registration (by March 25th) includes a T-Shirt. Event day registration from 8-9:30am, $30 includes ride pin, an all you can eat breakfast buffet at Kid Chileen's and admission to Cyclefest and .38 Special concert.  
 
Next week's newsletter will cover the events from Thursday, March 29th - April 1st. If you would like to look ahead at the Cyclerides.com featured events, Click Here for the event calendar.
 
Next Week
 
Thursday, March 29th
Classy Lassie Ride. Calling all Classy Lassies! Once again, we are proud to announce the “Classy Lassie” ladies only ride to benefit Arizona Institute for Breast Health. We invite you to join us and KDKB radio personality “Ruby Cheeks” as she leads a band of Classy Lassies on their quest to find the one key ingredient needed to help fight breast cancer. Sign-in from 8:00 –10:00 a.m. Matt’s Big Breakfast, 801 N. 1st Street, Phoenix, 1st Street & McKinley. Each registrant will receive a lunch reservation at sign-in stating her scheduled tea/lunch time at the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree. Tea/lunch times will be assigned on a first registered basis. The first 49 registrants & Ruby will take their tea, scones & finger sandwiches at High Noon. The second group of 50 Classy Lassies will receive a 1:30 P.M. lunch reservation. If need be, a third lunch will be served at 3 P.M.
 
Friday, March 30th
4th Annual United Mesa Fire Fighters Poker Run & Harley Raffle. All proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the East Valley Firefighter Charities Foundation.  This year’s event kicks off at Superstition Harley-Davidson in Apache Junction at 8:00 am on Friday, March 30th, 2007 with day-of registration from 8:00 am – 10:00 am.  Registration is $25/rider and $15/passenger which includes a pancake breakfast, event t-shirt and commemorative ride pin for the first 500 people registered.  All registered participants will also receive entrance into Arizona Bike Week for Friday’s events at WestWorld including a free concert by “Bad Company”.  Take part in this year’s poker run for a chance at $1000 in total prize money for the best and worst poker hands.
 
Friday, March 30th
1st Annual Arizona Highway Patrol Celebrity R.A.I.D. Ride with Roger Bourget, Paul Yaffe and Scott Pasmore in memory of Autumn Bourget. Registration: Rider $20 & Passenger $15, Event T-shirt and goodie bag, first 200 registered, Famous Dave’s BBQ Lunch included, Factory tour of Bourget’s Bike Works, Festivities start early at Hacienda Harley-Davidson in Scottsdale, March 30, 2007 with the ride leaving at 10:30 am for a 45 minute scenic journey ending at Bourget’s Bike Works. Proceeds benefit the AZ Highway Patrol R.A.I.D. More information contact; Marty Lepird at 520-245-2983.
 
Friday, March 30 - Sunday, 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.
 
Friday, March 30 - April 1st
Ridenow Powersports Tent Event. The RideNow Sales Event is an authorized manufacturer's tent sale of over 400 new and used motorcycles, ATV's, boats & personal watercraft- ready for immediate delivery.  Whether you're into dirt or street - this event is a must!  See brands like Yamaha, Suzuki, Polaris, BMW,  Kawasaki, Bombardier,  Eton & Vespa & Schwinn Scooters.  Plus, a large used close-out corral.  There will be on the spot financing and very special show pricing.
Over $500,000 in parts, accessories and close out riding gear will also be under the big tent. Save up to 50% off a great selection of motocross/street   apparel & gear, leather, saddle bags, T-bags, chrome, helmets, add-ons, and much more. Show Hours: Friday Noon-8pm, Sat. 9am-8pm, Sun. 10am-6pm.
Tempe Diablo Stadium is located at 2200 W. Alameda Drive in Tempe.  Directions:  I-10 to the 153/Broadway exit - South on 48th street- East on Alameda. For more information call Sarah (480) 755-5398.
 
Friday, March 30 - Sunday, April 1st
Listen Up! Bring Out Your Bikes and Check Your Pipes. Ever wonder how loud your pipes really are? Now is your chance to find out if you would be in compliance AND get a free hamburger just for testing your bike. Harold's Cave Creek Corral is hosting the second Listen Up event in Cave Creek to bring awareness to the noise issues in the area. Already the campaign has made a great impact on lowering the noise levels from motorcycles due to considerate riding. The event is sponsored by Carefree, Cave Creek and The AMA, American Motorcyclists Association. Members from Motorcycle Industry Council will also be in attendance. The first 50 bikes to be tested each day will receive a free hamburger just for participating. There will also be Raffle Prizes and Free Giveaways. Times for the event are as follows:
Friday, March 30th - 2pm to 5pm.
Saturday, March 31st - 10am - 1pm and 4pm to 6pm.
Sunday, April 1st - 10am - 2pm.
Barry Caraway with Cyclerides.com will be the emcee of the event all 3 days. So stop by to say Hi and let's have some fun.
 
Saturday, March 31st
Chandler HD Nitro Rally to AHDRA for the AZ Bike Week Nationals. Join the Arizona Bike Week Annual Kick Off Ride to the AHDRA Nationals. This will be an escorted ride that will begin at 10am at Chandler Harley-Davidson, located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. Pre-Register at CHD from 3/23 - 3/30 and get a FREE AHDRA T-Shirt. Ride day registration 3/31,  8am - 10am. Entry fee of $35 includes: Saturday entry into the races($25 value), VIP parking, raffle drawing and continental breakfast. 480-496-6800.
 
Saturday, March 31st
8th Annual Torch Ride. Meet, greet, and support Arizona’s Special Olympians at the 8th Annual Torch Ride, Saturday, March 31st at Chester’s! Pre-registration online is only $20 per person, and day-of registration is just $25 per person. Registration includes a commemorative ride pin! We’ll also have a pancake breakfast, admission to Cyclefest, and a live concert by Foreigner. Sign in day of ride from 8am - 10am. Ride leaves at 10:30am. Help us keep our Special Olympians in competition—your support and contributions are truly appreciated! (Approximate) RIDE ROUTE: North on Country Club Dr. - North on 87 to Shea Blvd. to Rio Verde which becomes Dynamite Rd. - to Pima Rd. - South to Bell Rd. into WestWorld. 480-894-0404.
 
Sunday, April 1st
PYO Bash 2007. Paul Yaffe Originals and The Billet Bar Presents the PYO Bash 2007. This is always one of the biggest parties of Bike Week. The Party starts at PYO located at 2211 E. Indian School in Phoenix from Noon -  5pm then moves to the Billet Bar from 5pm - 2am. Take a complete tour of Paul Yaffe Originals shop and see some of his latest creations in progress as well as some of his recent theme bike completions. You will also enjoy live music again with The Western Bone Cleavers direct from Salt Lake City. They will play at both locations. For more information: PYO - 602-840-4205. Billet - 480-941-1876.
 
Sunday, April 1st
11th Annual MDA Rally & Silent Auction. Join us for our annual MDA ride and Auction to benefit MDA. This popular ride is April 1st and starts at Arrowhead Harley, located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Ftn. Ctr. Dr. and goes to Ft. McDowell Casino for fun, food and Gaming. Registration and Silent Auction from 10am - 12:30pm. Ride begins at 1pm. $20 donation per person includes Brunch, Ride Pin , Prize raffle ticket for over 50 prizes, parking admission and a $10 gaming card at Ft. McDowell Casino. Escorted by Sheriff's Posse. More information at AHD - 623-247-5542.
 
Sunday, April 1st
Logan's Run. Always one of the favorite rides to close out Arizona Bike Week. An unescorted ride leaving from Cyclefest at Westworld. Registration opens at 10am. Last bike out by 2pm. All bikes in by 5:30pm. $25 per person includes complimentary dinner, silent auction, over 100 door prizes. Hand payouts of $1000. Ride pin to the first 500 who register. And as usual, Valley Favorite Mogollon will be playing in the Handlebar Saloon to close out the ride. For more information call Logan at 480-962-1700.
 
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Does your bike need a little updating? Pick up a $5 raffle ticket for Chester’s Extreme Bike Makeover II, and be sure to show up for the Friday, March 23rd drawing, and you could score a $5000 Chester’s gift card faster than you can say WINNER! All proceeds go to the Thomas J. Pappas School for homeless children, so even if you don’t win, you’ll know you’ve done something good. Stop by the dealership to pick up your tickets today! Chester's HD is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa. 480-894-0404.
 
This one is hilarious. It is labeled as "Monkey with a death wish". When you watch you will understand the title. Very amusing for 3 minutes. Click Here to view.
 
This one will make you laugh out loud. These are some funny mishaps in church. Click Here to view.
 
This is a really funny prank. What a surprise it would be for the prankee's. Click Here to view.
 
See you on the road for the next week. Ride Safe.
 
 
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
 
Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours -  Take The Ride"
 
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