Weekly Update

Greetings Riders,
The weather is great and it is time to start thinking about getting the bike out of the garage and enjoying our prime time of the year for exploring our beautiful State on 2 wheels. If you missed last week's newsletter, Click Here for a report on a great ride to Roosevelt Lake that you can do on your own during bike week.
Well, it's that time of year again. We are only a couple of days away from motorcycles being the talk of the Valley for the next 10 days. Arizona Bike Week Pre-Rally Days begin on Friday, March 27th with big parties at Chester's Harley-Davidson featuring hometown favorite Mogollon and The Charlie Daniels Band at the Backstage Biker Bash, also on Friday Hacienda Hacienda Harley-Davidson will be hosting UFC Rage in the Cage along with Live Music. Saturday will continue with the all day and night Old Skool Biker Bash at Western Trails Ranch and The 5th Annual Bike Week Bash at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson where Scott Pasmore and Myself will be judges of the Bikini Contest at 3:30pm. The night party is the Miss Arizona Bike Week competition back at Chester's in Mesa. These events alone will keep you busy, but check the events below to see some highlighted events of the week or go to for ALL of the events.  Check for all other events that are not a part of Bike Week.
This is a busy time for me, so the next couple of letters will be more brief than usual and focused on Bike Week activities. Mrs. C. and I will be making the rounds on Friday and Saturday so we hope to see and say Hi to a lot of you that we have not seen for a while. I will try to take some pictures in my travels to include next week as well as an aerial view of Cyclefest. The letter will be out next Tuesday evening as we will be riding in the Stubbs Wednesday Ride.
Once again, I look forward to seeing and visiting with you over the next several days. Be sure and stop to say Hi!

Be extra careful as you ride this week. Cars aren't used to seeing this many bikes in town. Also, motorcycle theft is at an all time high during bike week, be sure to secure your bike as best you can.

Have Fun and Be Safe,


Bike Nights This Week
Wednesday Night 

Sandbar Mexican Grill Wednesday Bike Night. Stop by and try your hand at the Wii Bowling Tournament every Wednesday night! A new Wii Bowling High Score has been set at 269 by Barry. See if you can break it.
Ride by the Sandbar Mexican Grill this Wednesday night where the patio instantly sweeps you away to a tropical island paradise
as thatch and tin roofs cover the bar. Sit on one of the many high topped tables on the sandy beach or sit at the palapa bar outside and watch TV while listening to music. Or go inside to the dining area featuring a huge bar with 30 HDTV's to choose from around the room all decorated in an island beach theme. Sandbar has a great menu of Mexican food and will be featuring build your own burrito's for $5.00. Choose any ingredients you want off the menu, pack them into your burrito all for $5.00. There will also be $2.00 off ALL Drinks which makes domestic bottles $2.00 and Margarita's $4.00. Ride by this Wednesday night to check out the Sandbar Wednesday Bike Night. Motorcycle Parking Only will be blocked off in front of the restaurant. Click Here to see Photos and details.  Click Here for Sandbar Web Site. 

Thursday Night 

The Bike Night At The Billet Bar. Live Music all week during AZ Bikeweek featuring The Whiskey Dogz. The Billet Bar the BEST PLACE for bike watching and people watching during Bike Week. Set on the patio and watch the action. March 31st, Jack The Ripper on stage.
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. 

Dirty Doggs Thursday Bike Night presented by Renegade Classics. The Dirty Dogg Saloon and Renegade Classics of Phoenix join forces to host one of the best Bike Night’s in the valley every Thursday.  Each week a free raffle will take place along with door prizes for both guys and gals, drink specials and of course the Dirty Dog Girls doing their thing on the bar.  The hours are 7-10; the Dirty Dog is located on the Southeast Corner of Shea and Scottsdale Road –480-368-8095.  Renegade Classics is located at 3102 East Cactus Road in Phoenix and more information can be seen at
Chester's Harley-Davidson Bike Night at Dos Gringos Mesa. Ride by the New Dos Gringos Mesa located on the northwest corner of Greenfield and Baseline in Mesa.  Dos is sure to make an impact and add some flare to the east valley. Enormous patio, complete with its own outdoor bar and separate dining areas on each side. Dos is a casual neighborhood hangout with great food and cold cervezas. Feel free to dine at one of our four tops, relax at one of the booths lining the edge or just belly up to the bar. Click Here to View. There will be drink and food specials and Raffles and Fun from Chester's Harley-Davidson. Ride with Chester's from the dealership at 5:30pm every Thursday located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa. 480-894-0404. 


Sugar Daddy's Biker Brunch on the Patio. Sugar Daddy's is back with their Sunday Biker Brunch from 10am - 1pm. Start your day on the huge outdoor patio with the $4.00 Bloody Mary bar. Then go for the build your own breakfast for $9.99 or other breakfast plates including the "Country Breakfast", "Farmers Breakfast" or "Mexican Breakfast" for as low as $6.99. As always, enjoy the fabulous 5000 Sq. Ft. outdoor patio on Scottsdale Rd. Just South of Old Town. Sugar Daddy's is located at 3102 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale. 

This Week 

March 27th - April 5th
Arizona Bike Week. Start planning your Arizona Bike Week activities. All Arizona Bike Week rides and events can be found at this link.
Friday, March 27th
Chester's Harley-Davidson Backstage Biker Bash 3 Featuring The Charlie Daniels Band! “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” quickly realized his mistake and burned rubber to Chester’s Harley-Davidson! That's right, Hometown favorite Mogollon will be opening for the Charlie Daniels band. I can't think of a better combination than this. If you have ever seen Duane from Mogollon play the fiddle to The Devil Went Down to Georgia, you would know what I mean. Event starts at 2pm, Mogollon opening performance at 6pm. The Charlie Daniels Band to perform at 8pm. This will be the premiere Arizona Bike Week Sanctioned Pre-Rally party! Join us at our newly developed and fully renovated 7 acre property for a day full of Bikes,  Booze, Girls, Vendors, Food, Entertainment, Music, Mayhem, And So Much More! Indian Motorcycle demo rides throughout the day. VIP tickets for premium platform seating with private bar, free event T-shirt, and two drink tickets $50-Limited quantity will be sold. Advance purchase discount general admission tickets $20. Tickets purchased day of event are $25. Save $5.00, GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! All tickets available online, in-store, or by phone at (877) 796-6590. Chester’s Harley-Davidson 922 S. Country Club Dr. Mesa, AZ 85210 Visit for more info. Click Here for Motorcycle Parking Instructions.

Friday, March 27th

Hacienda Harley-Davidson 12th Annual Kickstart Party. Stop by and join in the fun at the 12th Annual Kickstart Party featuring UFC fighters Rage in the Cage. Gates open at 3pm- Midnight, $15.00 donation to the Colter Foundation. VIP $100 tickets limited; VIP includes Meet and Greet with RITC Figher, Meet and Greet with UFC Fighters (confirmed Shane Corwin), All Access to the VIP Room, Ring seat for the Rage in the Cage. Live Bands, GIRLS, Beer Garden,Three Amigo's Tequilla, Vendors, Auction and more.  The place to Kickstart Bike Week, is at Hacienda Harley-Davidson, Buell. Bike Parking On-Site. Hacienda Harley-Davidson is located at 15600 N. Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale, AZ. 480-905-1903.


Friday, March 27th - April 5th

Hacienda Harley-Davidson Huge Tent Sale. Hacienda Harley-Davidson is setting up the tents to move some merchandise. If you have ever been to one of these tent sales, you know that there are some excellent deals. This time you will find up to 75% OFF. The tent sale will be ALL DAY EVERYDAY. While you are there enjoy Daily BBQ's and Music. There will be other activities going on throughout the week that will include:

April 1st-5th- Arizona's 1st 5-Day SWAP Meet

Monday, March 30th: Burn-Out Contest, Tuesday, March 31st: Dyno Shoot-Out, Wednesday, April 1st: April Fools Day, Thursday, April 2nd: Ladies Day, Friday, April 3rd: Come see Cyclesolutions, Saturday, April 4th: BBQ 11-2pm, Bikini Bike Wash, Tattoo Contest. Ride with us to PYO Bash at 2pm. Hacienda Harley-Davidson is located at 15600 N. Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale, AZ. 480-905-1903.


Saturday, March 28th

5th Annual Buddy Stubbs Bike Week Bash. This HUGE Buddy Stubbs party hosted 13,000 people last year who came and enjoyed a great party! 2009 will be even bigger!! Admission is always FREE! 88,000 Sq. Ft. Miller Beer Garden, Bikini Contest - Patron Margaritas - Pyrat Rum - Great Food - Live Entertainment - Vendor Displays - Museum Tours. WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY A SPORTSTER 1200.

Put this party on your list of "Can't Miss" events!

Events of the day include:

11:00am - Pete from KSLX & The Shortcomings

1:30pm - "Breakdown" - Tom Petty Tribute Band

3:45pm - Bikini Contest

4:30pm - Harry Luge: AZ Country Rocker

6:30pm - Sportster Giveaway

Buddy Stubbs is located at 13850 N Cave Creek Road. Info: 602-971-3400.


Saturday, March 28th

Old Skool Biker Bash at Western Trails Ranch. Western Trails Ranch is a 12 acre outdoor venue with a country western theme built for and run by bikers. If you have never been to the Old Skool Biker Bash this would be one event to put on your list of places to ride for the day. Visit Buzzards Saloon and the new Ice House restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Activities of the day include:

10:00am: Vendors will be on site and set up. 

Motorcycle Swap Meet - $10 to sell your used bike parts.

11:00am Chili Cook Off 

12:00pm Bike Show

1:00pm Rock with PRANXSTER

3:30pm Biker Rodeo

6:00pm Burn Out Contest


10:00 pm Wet T-Shirt, Dirty Cowgirl Dance, Men's Best A$$ contest
Entrance: $5 worth of canned goods for food bank or $5 Benefits Wittmann Food Bank! (No kid should ever have to go to bed hungry!)

Saturday, March 28th
Miss Arizona Bike Week Pageant At Chester’S Indian Motorcycle Phoenix!- Join us at the REVVV-UP party Saturday March 28th for a day full of fun, and a magical evening under the stars, as we crown the next Miss Arizona Bike Week.  Event starts at 10am with a “build your own bloody-mary bar.” Then, check out the great vendors! Perhaps you could get your motorcycle pinstriped. Or maybe it’s you who could use the pinstripping, so visit the tattoo artist! From LED lights to patches, from vendors to vixens, this will be an all day motorcycle extravaganza. Later, catch the Arizona Derby Dames all girls Roller Derby Team fighting it out at the newly renovated Chester’s Indian Motorcycle Phoenix complex. But it’s the night that really heats up at 7pm with multiple rounds of judging to name the new Miss Arizona Bike Week 2009. Cast your vote with cheers for your favorite contestant. Roxster and Metalhead to perform! Visit for more info or call 480.894.0404. Chester’s Indian Motorcycle Phoenix- 944 S. Country Club Dr. Mesa, AZ 85210
Saturday, March 28th
Lost Dutchman Poker Rally. Sponsored by East Valley HOG. Proceeds will support the Salvation Army. Registration 8am - 10am at Chester's Harley-Davidson, 922 S. Country Club in Mesa,AZ. $20 Per Person. Cash Prizes, Raffle Prizes, Food and Drink, Bike Wash Bike Games.

Saturday, March 28th
Hacienda Harley-Davidson 8th Annual Colter Cannonball Run. Ride to support the Colter Foundation. Registration 9-10:30am at Hacienda Harley-Davidson at 15600 N. Hayden Rd. $35/rider and $15/passenger. Pancake Breakfast, ride departs at 11am, last bike in at 3:30pm Dinner at 4pm. 100 mile ride, stops at the Community of Joy.. see what you have helped us build... plus that night at the Community of Joy- FREE Teen Concert sponsored by the Colter & Associates Foundation.

Saturday, March 28th
Joeta's Leather Treasure Hunt. Find the Treasure! Win a Jacket & Chap your choice. Breakfast & Lunch included. Music by Steel Solace. Prizes,Bikewash & More! Registration 8-10am Joeta's Leather, 433 W. Main, Mesa,AZ 480-827-1868. Last Bike in 2pm at American Legion Post 26. 505 W. 2nd Ave. Mesa. $20.00 single, $35.00 2-Up. All Proceeds to benefit the Virginia Piper Breast Cancer Center, Scottsdale, AZ. All Welcome.

Saturday, March 28th
3rd Annual American Legion Riders "legacy" Rally & Poker Run. Registration 8am-10am $20.00 per bike,  $10.00  per passenger includes lunch all proceeds to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, which supports children of fallen military hero's. American Legion Post 29, 6822 N 57th Dr, Glendale,Az   (623)334-4680. Music-Food-Fun Ride-Door Prizes.

Sunday, March 29th
Chester's Harley- Davidson REVVV-UP REHAB! After two days of backstage biker bash excitement, we are still ready to party. Sunday will be a rockin rehab with the backstage biker bash vendors still on site, and several events scheduled throughout the day. Visit for more info or call 480.894.0404. Chester’s Harley-Davidson 922 S. Country Club Dr. Mesa, AZ

Sunday, March 29th
4th Annual Takin’ the Ride for Fallen Officers. The TASER Foundation for Fallen Officers and the Blue Knights of AZ Chapter VI are proud to present the Takin’ the Ride charity motorcycle event to help the families of fallen officers. Please join us for an exciting and memorable time to give back to those who protect our families and communities every day. Registration begins at 9:30am, Ride begins at 11:00 am from TASER International HQ, 17800 North 85th St in Scottsdale, AZ and will end at approximately 1:00 pm at the Fort McDowell Casino, 10424 North Fort McDowell Rd. $40 single rider, $50 with passenger. Info: 480-905-2090 or visit

Sunday, March 29th
13th Annual MDA Rally & Silent Auction. All proceeds benefit MDA. Registration, Silent Auction and Open House, 8:30am - 11am. Escorted Ride departs at 11:30am from Arrowhead Harley-Davidson located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr. in Peoria. Arrival at Trackside Bar and Grill at 12:30pm. Drawings will be held at Trackside. $20 Donation includes Breakfast/Lunch, Ride Pin, Raffle Ticket for over 50 prizes. More information at 623-247-5542.


Next Week


Monday, March 30th
Chandler Harley-Davidson’s 9th Annual Sunshine Acres Poker Run to Tortilla Flat. If you have never been to Tortilla Flat, this is your opportunity to see why this is one of the best ride routes of Arizona Bike Week. This year the poker run will take you through the Superstition Mountains to Tortilla Flat before ending at San Tan Flat for food and entertainment. Day of ride registration 9am - 11am at Chandler H-D. $25 entry fee for rider, $20 for passenger includes a continental breakfast, ride pin, raffle ticket for over 50 prizes, 50/50 and lunch at San Tan Flat. Chandler Harley is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd in Chandler. 480-496-6800.
April 1st - 5th
Arizona Bike Week begins at Westworld in Scottsdale. Enjoy over 200 Vendors, Demo rides from Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Triumph, Star, Indian, Boss Hoss and Kymco USA. Concerts with The Gin Blossoms, Blackfoot, Eddie Money and Cheap Trick on Saturday and Mogollon to close out Bike Week Sunday afternoon. There is way too much to list in the newsletter. I would encourage your to go to the AZ Bikeweek web site and spend some time seeing what all is available to do. Go to for all of the information and details.
Wednesday, April 1st
Buddy Stubbs Wednesday's Riding For Kids. This is the biggest mid week ride of AZ Bike Week and one that I go on every year and will be there again this year. Every year this ride attracts over 1000 riders. This year riders will enjoy a beautiful 234 mile ride through Wickenburg, Yarnell, Kirkland Junction, Prescott, Mayer and back to Westworld for the Gin Blossoms concert in the Handlebar Saloon. Sign in will be at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. Registration time is 6:30am - 10:00am. $35 per person. First 600 receive tshirt, first 750 receive pin. Your entry price includes entry to Cyclefest and the Gin Blossoms concert. Raffle Prizes and Awards will be given away at 6:30pm. You can Click Here to sign up online.

Wednesday, April 1st
AZ Bikeweek Tribute to Kimmy Chapman. Kimmy Chapman’s roots with Arizona Bike Week run deep. She was one of the original ABW staff members in 1997 & 1998 when Cruise America originated the idea of Arizona Bike Week with the first event held in Avondale, Arizona. Many things have changed since those days but one thing remains the same, Kimmy is still in there contributing her time and talent to make things better. Kimmy founded the Biker Information Guide in 1997 and continues to be dedicated to the motorcycling community. Tribute will be in the HandleBar Saloon at WestWorld of Scottsdale at 7:00pm.

Wednesday, April 1st
The Traveling Wall Veterans Tribute – Welcoming Ceremony. Join in at 2:00 pm, at Verrado High School (soccer field), 20050 West Indian School Road, Buckeye, Arizona, for the Opening Ceremony as we welcome “The Wall” Traveling Replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall.  Escorted Ride and POW/MIA Ceremony.  The Wall will continue to be on display for all patriots to visit and pay their respects to honor those who gave all for God and Country from April 1st to April 6th, 2009. Presented by the American Legion and American Legion Riders of Post 53 and the Town of Buckeye, Arizona.  For additional Information please contact Bob “Nomad” Lane at 623-694-2455 –  or Sarah Blank at 623-349-6312 –

April 1st - April 5th
Hacienda Harley-Davidson Huge Tent Sale. Hacienda Harley-Davidson is setting up the tents to move some merchandise. If you have ever been to one of these tent sales, you know that there are some excellent deals. This time you will find up to 75% OFF. The tent sale will be ALL DAY EVERYDAY. While you are there enjoy Daily BBQ's and Music. There will be other activities going on throughout the week that will include:
April 1st-5th- Arizona's 1st 5-Day SWAP Meet
Wednesday, April 1st: April Fools Day, Thursday, April 2nd: Ladies Day, Friday, April 3rd: Come see Cyclesolutions, Saturday, April 4th: BBQ 11-2pm, Bikini Bike Wash, Tattoo Contest. Ride with us to PYO Bash at 2pm. Hacienda Harley-Davidson is located at 15600 N. Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale, AZ. 480-905-1903.


Friday, April 3rd
Hawgs for Heros Ride to support AZ. Public Safety. Registration 8-11am. at Chandler Harley-Davidson located at 6895W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ. $20.00 for individual $10.00 for passenger. Price includes admission to WestWorld. First 100 Pre-registered get a free t-shirt.  Pre-registration ends 03/28/09. 480-496-6800.

Friday, April 3rd
6th Annual Fire Fighters Poker Run Presented by Superstition Harley-Davidson & United Mesa Fire Fighters. All proceeds benefit East Valley Firefighter Charities. This year’s event kicks off at Superstition Harley-Davidson in Apache Junction at 8:00 am on Friday, April 3rd, 2009 with a huge “Three-Alarm” pancake breakfast. Pre-registration is $30/rider and $20/passenger which includes an 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 concert by legendary rocker Eddie Money at the HandleBar Saloon. Take part in this year’s poker run for a chance at $1000 in total prize money for the best and worst poker hands. Register the day of the event from 8:00 am – 10:00 am or Pre-Register early by going online to

Saturday, April 4th
Chester's Harley-Davidson 10th Annual "Torch Ride" to Cyclefest. Don’t miss the 10th ANNUAL TORCH RIDE with Chester’s Harley-Davidson to benefit the Special Olympics Arizona. If you haven’t already pre-registered at, you can register the day of the ride from 8-10am at Chester’s. Pre-Reg is $20 per person. Day of event is $25 per person. Last year there were 1800 riders and over $35,000 was raised. And the ride is expected to be even bigger this year! This is a great opportunity to check out Chester’s newly expanded compound, over 7 acres of Hog Heaven and the new Chester’s Indian Dealership! Kickstands up at 10:30am. RIDE WITH US! Chester’s  Harley Davidson - 922 S. Country Club Drive. Info: 480-894-0404 / 800-831-0404 or visit
Saturday, April 4th
7th Annual PYO Bash 2009. Brought to you by Paul Yaffe Originals and the World Famous Billet Bar. One of the best attended biker parties every year starts at the home of Paul Yaffe Originals from Noon to 5pm, located at 2211 E. Indian School Rd. in Phoenix. Come by and see the shop, listen to some tunes and have a beer and pizza on us. Enjoy Bikes, Cars, Beer, Food and the music of "Rock Revival" while touring the PYO shop. This is always a good party. At 5pm the party then moves to the Billet Bar located at 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale for more music and entertainment on the paradise patio and then on to Cyclefest for the 9pm concert with Cheap Trick. For more information call 602-840-4205. Click Here for Video from last year.
Sunday, April 5th
Logan's Run. Logan's Valley Motorcycles Charity Poker Ride, The Final ride of Arizona Bike Week 2009 is always a favorite! Proceeds benefit the “Crusader for the Children” and their list of local children organizations. This leisurely unescorted 110 mile ride through the beautiful Sonoran Desert begins and ends at ABW Cyclefest at WestWorld followed by an afternoon of rowdy entertainment with local favorite Mogollon, 3-6pm in the HandleBar Saloon. Day of event registration, 10am - 1pm at main entrance to Cyclefest, $25 per person includes lunch at world renowned Iguana Mack's in Chandler, entry to Cyclefest, and a chance at $1000 in total prize money. Pre-register online at or Logan's Valley Motorcycles  in Mesa by 3/31/09 to receive a free ride t-shirt. First 500 registered includes commemorative ride pin. Please join us in supporting a new great cause and don't miss out on the final event of Arizona Bike Week! Logan’s Valley Motorcycles - 1440 W. Main Street. Info: 480-962-1700 or visit


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Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"

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