Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
I have been talking about the Cyclerides.com Hearts To Heroes ride for a while now and the time is finally here. This is a very special event that will show support for our Troops while raising money and goods for Packages From Home to send to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you only do one ride this year, you will want to make this the one. This is an opportunity to show YOUR support for our Nations Troops. They need it now more than ever.
The ride will take place this Saturday, March 25th at Christ's Church of the Valley located at 67th Ave. and Happy Valley Rd. Sign in is from 8-10am. I would suggest to get there and get signed in early. From 8am -10am there will be some excellent patriotic videos playing inside. The Cyclerides.com Hearts to Heroes multi-media presentation on the two 20 foot screens inside the 3500 seat church starts at 10am sharp. You will not want to miss this! I am putting the final touches on a program that I hope will be a satisfying and memorable experience for you, while being an honorable tribute to our troops that are in harm's way as we speak. Coffee, doughnuts and water will be available while supplies last.
New things are being added daily, but at this point we will start with a 45 minute presentation that will include the National Anthem sung by Nashville recording artist "Erin", a tribute on stage to 8 World War II Veterans, a song by Jonnie and Brookie, a video interview of an Army Soldier just returned from Iraq after he was blown up by an IED, a video interview of a Mother who lost a son in Iraq and received that news on Mother's Day last year, a special tribute to Vietnam Veterans, a video tribute to all Veterans, and a closing song by "Erin". This entire program will be an emotional and patriotic tribute to our Troops both past and present.
We will then take and escorted ride with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to Glendale Community College football stadium where we have words from USMC Lt. Col. Russell Smith from Camp LeJuene, North Carolina, Capt. Roxie T. Merritt USN, Office of the Deputy Assistant Sec. of Defense, U.S. Dept. of Defense, Washington, DC., Kathleen Lewis of Packages From Home and others. At 1:00pm we will have 6 skydivers jump into the football field each carrying a flag from a branch of service followed by the American flag. We will follow that with a 45 minute concert from Nashville recording artist "Erin". This will be a special treat for us all. Click Here for a link to last year's photos and video.
*$10 Donation as you ride in.
*Have a flag attached to your bike.
*Bring needed goods for the troops. Click Here for a list of suggestions and drop off locations. DVD's, magazines, Snack Foods and toiletries are popular items now. 18 wheeler will be on site to deposit your donations.
*Cars are welcome.
*Jonnie and Brookie ask that you would bring 1 canned good toward their 100,000 can food drive.
*Get there early, program starts promptly at 10am.
*2000 T-Shirts will be available for $10 each at CCV while supplies last. Click Here for design.
*Sky Divers jump at 1:00pm at GCC.
*Concert by "Erin" immediately after jump.
*Food and drink will be available at GCC.
There are still over 130,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan that still VERY MUCH need our support. As a personal request from me, I hope you will plan to attend. Click Here for today's appearance on TV3.
I Thank You for your support,
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.
Superstition Harley-Davidson and Spirits Bar and Grill have teamed up to bring riders in the Far East Valley a great Thursday bike night. Now riders in the far East Valley can enjoy a great Thursday Bike Night, thanks to Superstition Harley-Davidson and Spirits Bar and Grill! Ride up on your bike between 7pm and 10pm and receive a FREE hamburger! That’s right, every rider to show up on their bike between 7-10pm will receive a free hamburger! Don’t miss out on the great prizes you could win 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 and the large dance floor is always open. 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 Spirits at 480-986-5572.
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
The "Hog Pen" at the Roadhouse Bike Weekend. Take a ride and stop by the "Hog Pen" at The Roadhouse, the Hottest New motorcycle patio in Cave Creek where every weekend will be Bike Weekend. Now Featuring a new Breakfast Buffet from 8am - Noon on Saturday and Sunday and Live Music on the patio every Sunday from Noon - 4pm! Grab a seat at the new Hog Pen bar rail and watch the bikes ride by. There is plenty of new concrete motorcycle parking right out front. 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 - Midnight
Friday: Live Music with "Furious George" 9pm - 1:30am
Saturday: Live Music with "The Crown Kings" 9pm - 1:30am
Sunday Afternoon: Live Music with "Dok and Gal" Noon - 4pm
Sunday Evening: Live Music with "Walt Richardson" 5-9pm
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 – 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 - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 480-970-6556.
Saturday, March 25th
Cyclerides.com Hearts To Heroes. Don't miss this one! This is your chance to show your support for our troops and help make their stay in Iraq and Afghanistan a little easier. Our troops need our support more now than ever. Join me on Saturday, March 25th for a tribute to the troops that you won't soon forget. Sign in at Christ's Church of the Valley, located at 67th Ave. and Happy Valley from 8-10am. Multimedia tribute to our troops begins at 10am inside the Church on two 20' screens and will last about 45 minutes. We will then ride to Glendale Community College football stadium where we will listen to some speakers and watch as 6 skydivers jump to the center of the GCC football field each carrying a flag of a different branch of service and the last one with the American Flag. This will be followed with a one hour concert by Nashville recording artist "Erin". $10 donation as you ride in and a few items for the troops. 2000 T-Shirts will be for sale at $10 per shirt. Click Here to see the shirt. Click Here to view the flyer. Get your riding clubs and friends to attend to honor our fighting Soldiers.
Saturday, March 25th
Spring Demo Day at Chester's Harley-Davidson. Sweet mother of all things steel and chrome! Its Demo Day at Chester’s Harley! Time to test ride the bikes, Saturday, March 25th from 9am-4pm. Then for $2 bucks get yourself a stuffed Idaho Spud—complete with chili and all the toppings—and the best part, your $2 goes straight to the Child Crisis Center East Valley. Stop by and test drive the Harley you've always wanted to ride. Chester's Harley-Davidson is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404. Click Here for Map.
Saturday, March 25th
Ride To Save The Family Motorcycle Run. Check in at Superstition Harley-Davidson, 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction from 8-10am. Continental Breakfast, Raffle Prizes, Buffet Lunch, Live Band, T-Shirt and Ride Pin to the first 500 riders pre-registered. Ending location is Apache Gold Casino in San Carlos, AZ. $20 per person or $30 per couple. More information at 480-898-0228.
Sunday, March 26th
1st Annual Takin' The Ride For Fallen Officers. 150 miles of beautiful Arizona desert, lakes, tourist attractions and East Valley Cities. All proceeds to support the families of fallen officers in the U.S. and Canada. Sign in from 8am - 11am at Taser Headquarters located at 17800 N. 85th St. in Scottsdale, AZ. Poker Run begins at 10am. BBQ at 4pm back at Taser Headquarters. Entry Fee is $25 per person, $40 per couple for the poker run. Prizes, Entertainment, Beer Tent. More information at 480-905-2090.
Friday, March 31st.
Superstition Harley-Davidson Rev-Up Weekend Superstition Harley-Davidson is the place to be on March 31st! The party gets started at 4pm and Rev’s-Up at 6pm with a FREE concert from KMLE Country artist Harry Luge. Ride in, visit our new showroom, enjoy free food, beer garden with $3 Bud and Budlight, storewide specials, and live entertainment. Did we mention KMLE Country 108 will be on site giving away great prizes, concert tickets and more! It's all part of Bike Week Rev-Up Weekend – don't miss it at Superstition Harley Davidson!
Saturday, April 1st: That V-Twin motor is Rev'd up again at Superstition HD April 1st from 10am-4pm. The rockin' roll crew from KSLX 100.7 will be on site with prize and giveaways. Don’t miss the FREE live concert by the Visitors from 2pm-4pm. You won't want to miss the bike wash or the FREE BBQ! The party doesn’t end here, join us at Spirits Bar and Grill for more fun starting at 4pm! Spirits is your official East Valley Bike Week Destination spot! Come celebrate with $1.99 Bud & Budlite bottles, $1.75 Coors and Coorslite with giveaways and prizes from both Bud and Coors. $2 basket of fries, $3 Combo plates, and $4 Sloppy Joes. $5 cover at the door and you get your first drink…ANY drink on the house for $1. Don’t miss the Jim Bean Girls with $2 shots and The Hossman DJ spinning your favorite tunes all night long! Spirits is located at 9303 E. Apache Trail in
Chester's Harley-Davidson 1st Annual Backstage Biker Bash. It's that time of year again and Arizona Bike Week is back in town! Friday, March 31st from 3-10 pm, it’s Chester’s First Annual BBB, the Backstage Biker Bash! Enjoy great food and throw back some cold ones at the beer garden with the Tilted Kilt girls, and if lady luck’s on your side, take a shot at winning big with the Ladies of Harley 50/50! We’ll also have live on stage Chuck E. Baby and the Allstars at 4:30pm, followed by the 80’s rockers, Metalhead at 7pm! Top it off with the Xtreme Bike Makeover drawing (must be present to win), and you’ll see why it’s a party you don’t want to miss! Chester's Harley-Davidson is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404. Click Here for Map.
8th Annual Hacienda Harley-Davidson Kickstart Party. This year's annual "Big Party" comes with a Mardi Gras Theme. Come party at 8th Annual Hacienda Harley Kickstart Party from 5-11pm with Live Bands on 2 stages, Great Food, Vendor Village, Trick Riders, Bike Show, Fashion Shows, Celebrities Dan Haggerty, Chuck Zito and more. Premiere Custom Builders. Meet Hacienda's "VT Race Girl", Valerie Thompson. You can also participate in the VIP Private Party from 8-11pm for a $100 donation to the Colter and Associates Foundation. Call 480-905-1903 for details. Hacienda Harley-Davidson is located at 15600 N. Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale.
Saturday, April 1st.
Buddy Stubbs 40th Anniversary Big Party. Last year, Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson brought you Evel Knievel. This year plans to be even bigger and better to rev-up Arizona Bike Week. Inside our onsite 24,000 sq.ft. beer garden, we’ll be entertaining you all day starting at 11am until 10pm. Flying in just for our 40th Anniversary party is Branscombe Richmond. You’d remember seeing him in the popular TV show called Renegade with fellow friend Lorenzo Lamas. Expect to be blown away with his show, he will be performing on our main stage that evening. Also a big thank you to our sponsors that make it possible – Patron Tequila, Hensley Anheuser-Busch, Cave Creek Roadhouse Restaurant, and the Havana Honey Girls.
Preliminary party highlights to wet your appetite:
Meet the Havana Honey Girls , Phoenix Sun’s Cheerleading Squad, 2 Fashion
Shows with a Harley® twist, Motorcycle Stunt Shows, BBQ Pits serving up lip smackin ribs, chicken, & burgers
Budweiser, Bacardi & Patron Margarita’s, Live top bands performing all day starting at 11am
Vendors and much more!
Sunday, April 2nd
This is annually one of the biggest parties of the week. Come by and see the inner workings of Paul Yaffe Originals. If you like lots of "Bling Bling" motorcycles and a high energy party, ride over to Paul Yaffe Originals located at 2211 E. Indian School Rd. to party with Paul Yaffe from Noon - 5pm. View the awesome collection of PYO Bikes. There will also be Cars, PYO Girls, Beer, Food and Music from The Western Bone Cleavers all the way from Salt Lake City, one of Paul's favorite bands. At 5pm the party moves, along with the band to the Billet Bar at 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. where there will be more live music with The Western Bone Cleavers and the exciting atmosphere of the Billet on Scottsdale Rd. Don't miss one of the biggest parties of the weekend. If you haven't been in year's past, ask someone about it. Click Here for Details.
The Cave Creek Spring Festival at The Roadhouse. The Roadhouse is throwing the party of all parties in Cave Creek. They are fencing in half of the parking lot and coverting it to party central. Live Bands all day from 11am - 7pm, Food-Drink Specials, Free T-Shirt Giveaway, Motorcycle Parking. Huge outdoor venue. Print out flyer for discount.
Trifecta at The Steel Horse Saloon. The Steelhorse Saloon Presents the 10th annual Trifecta Custom Bike Show & Blowout. The valley’s top builders show their latest creations. Live music featuring the valley’s hottest bands. Southwest Arm Wrestling Championship, food, liquor, beer, and vendors. For pre- registration to enter show, Gates open at 10am Sunday, April 2nd. Giveaways from Budweiser, and more. A BIG TIME PROMOTIONS EVENT. Info: 602-942-8778.
Tuesday, April 4th
Scottsdale Tuesday Night Party. This is always one of the most fun and well attended events of the week. Starts on Craftsmen Ct. in Old Town Scottsdale 6pm at Acme, Dos Gringos, the Venue and The Billet Bar on Scottsdale Rd.
Saturday, April 1st
Colter and Associates Ride. Run to benefit Colter and Associates Foundation. Starts from Hacienda Harley-Davidson. Sign in from 8-10am. Breakfast at 8am. $25 donation to Colter and Associates Foundation. Free T-Shirt and ride pin for the first 250. More information at 480-905-1903.
Sunday, April 2nd
3rd Annual Arizona
Discovery Ride. It's
Time to Ride! Join Superstition
Harley-Davidson and co-sponsor Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson and Buell on April 2nd for
the 3rd Annual
Register the day of the ride only at Superstition Harley-Davidson between 7:30AM and 9:00 AM. $15 single rider/$25 double. The first 500 people to register will receive a two-part ride pin! The entry fee includes a pancake breakfast at Superstition Harley-Davidson and lunch and live music at
Chandler Harley-Davidsons 6th Annual Sunshine Acres Charity Poker Run to Tortilla Flat. This is an excellent ride. An unforgettable 100 mile scenic ride will bring you thru the Superstition Mountains to the last surviving stage coach stop on the Apache Trail. Experience old fashioned western hospitality while donating to a very worthy cause. 100% of entry fee goes to Sunshine Acres Childrens Home in Mesa - which will be a poker stop. SA provides for the needs of children who are separated from their families. They have been operating strictly on private donations for over 38 years. Ride Registration : 10-noon ENTRY FEE: $20 DONATION pp includes breakfast, lunch, souvenir pin, raffle ticket for over 100 prizes, entertainment, and an ending celebration at Acme Roadhouse. Pre-Register at Chandler Harley from 3/3 thru 4/2 and get a FREE AZ Bike Week RIDE T-SHIRT. For more information call: (480) 755-5281. 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. (east of I10 at 56th St. & Chandler Blvd).
Wednesday, April 6th
Wednesday Riding For Kids. This is one of the best rides and most attended ride of the week. Proceeds benefit Make-a-Wish, Faith House, and Ronald McDonald House. In its 6th year, this 250 mile ride is through some of Arizona's most spectacular scenery. Poker stops in Anthem, Grand Canyon H-D in Mayer, Cliff Castle Casino, and The Sportsman Chalet in Strawberry and along the Beeline Hwy. Registration and sign in from 8-9:30am will be at Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley Davidson, 13850 N Cave Creek Rd. All registered riders will receive ride pin, poker run sheets, lunch at Grand Canyon H-D in Mayer, ride day entry to Cyclefest at WestWorld and admission to the FOGHAT Concert that evening. Awards, raffles, prize drawings, live music, and post ride party included.
No extras this week, but I have a lot of videos that I will be including next week.
I look forward to seeing you at the Cyclerides.com Hearts to Heroes this Saturday.
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
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