Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
As usual this time of year, things for me are in high gear and will be through the Hearts to Heroes on April 12th. I have been shooting video and finalizing the program for the event. It is coming together very nice and should be another memorable year. I shot the video interview of Sgt. Kenner on Monday and it was an honor to spend some time with him. Should see Capt. Oneil this week.
If you would like the opportunity to publicly support our United States Armed Forces,
Don't miss this final installment of the Cyclerides.com Hearts to Heroes. Once again we will have an hour long multi-media program filled with Video, Singing, Interviews
and recognition of our Veterans. Many of you last year said this was the best event you had ever been to. If you
were there last year, come again this year and bring a buddy. Among all of the activities, 2 of the Soldiers that
you saw last year are back home and will be live on stage at this event. Should be a memorable moment for all to
share. I am also working on a big surprise that I can't announce yet. But if we can pull this off, it will be really
extraordinary. Hopefully I can announce it next week. See the events section below for more information on
this ride. I will be back with all of the details next week.
As you all know, Cyclefest at Arizona Bike Week starts today. I was out there today and things are looking good. See some of the select events below or go to www.azbikeweek.com for all of the details. I have a booth out there this year and will be in and out for events and video shoots, but would love for you to stop by to say HI and pick up a souvenir Hearts To Heroes Flyer. I am located just 4 booths West of the Buddy Stubbs booth on the North side. Look forward to seeing you there!
If you have emailed me a ride to put on the calendar, I will get to it as soon as I can, but extra time is tough right now. See what time that this was sent. Sorry for the delay.
This Week's Bike Night Events
New Bike Night Starting Thursday, April 9th.
Hooter's Thursday Bike at Peoria location. Starts April 9th. Prizes, Giveaways, Specials and Motorcycle Parking. More details next week. Weather is perfect. Plan to check out the first night. 16550 N. 83rd Ave. just South of Bell Rd.
Fuzzy's Southwest Sports Grill Bike Night. Riders on the far west side in the Surprise area finally have a Bike Night. The brand new Fuzzy's Southwest will be hosting a bike night on Thursday Nights. Fuzzy's features an outdoor patio, 17 HD TV's, Pool Table, Large Horseshoe Bar and all glass front to see the bikes roll in. Enjoy Great Food, Pool, and Your Favorite Sporting Events all on new Flat Screens every Thursday Night at The Newest Bike Night In the Far West Valley. Bike Night Specials Include: 2.25 Corona's, Corona Light, Dos XX, Dos XX Amber, Pacifico, Tecate. $3.00 Jalapeno Poppers. $4.00 Super Spuds. $5.00 Chicken Tenders. $6.00 Baby Burgers. From 6-9pm. Fuzzy's is located 18795 N. Reems Rd. in Surprise at the corner of Reems and Grand Ave.
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.
Every Saturday and Sunday
Western Trails Ranch Bike Weekends with live rock music Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We've got 12 acres of fun in a laid back Old West town. Two large dance floors for those of you who want to cut loose, and for those of you who really like to dance, we have 2 go-go cages up on the Buzzard's Stage. The Buzzard's Saloon is fully stocked with liquor and beer, including draft beer, and we have a large covered patio and lots of open air seating areas with picnic tables. Four regulation horseshoe pits, pool tables, life size chess and checkers. We offer a large flat screen TV so you don't miss any games or races. Every Sunday is our Parking Lot Flea Market from 9am to 3pm. NOW OPEN at the Ranch - Stage Stop Steakhouse & BBQ. The restaurant opens at 10am and besides steaks, BBQ ribs and pulled pork, they have hamburgers, chicken, biscuits and gravy and a really good breakfast burrito. The barbequed food is made in our all wood-burning smokers and pecan wood is used for the best flavor. This food is Biker Made- Biker Served. The Ranch is now open Wednesday's through Sunday's! (623) 521-0366. We are located at 37823 NW Grand Ave mile marker 124 ½ Morristown AZ smack dab in the middle of Surprise & Wickenburg - our website is westerntrailsranch.com
New Sunday Brunch at Salty Senorita's in Peoria Starting April 13th.
This is a great place for brunch on the West side. Mrs. C. and I had it last Sunday and it was excellent while dining on their 3000 sq. foot outdoor patio. Plan to make the first one on Sunday, April 13th. More details next week.
The Popular Sugar Daddy's Sunday Biker Brunch. Voted Best Brunch in Phoenix New Times 2006. Sugar Daddy's is under new ownership and is undergoing a half million dollar makeover. The outdoor patio is being completely upgraded with new granite table tops and will be available for the new $9.00 all you can eat brunch. Sundays from 10am - 4pm. Live Music from 10am - 2pm. Enjoy the patio with $2 mimosa's, $4 Skye Bloody Mary's.
Buffet includes: French Toast, Fruit, Eggs Benedict, Potatoes, Rice Veggies, Salad, Pasta Salad, Chicken Marsala, Biscuits and Gravy and much more. Sugar Daddy's is located at 3102 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale. 480-970-6556.
Arizona Bike Week Concert Schedule:
Wednesday, April 2nd: Molly Hatchet, 8:30pm.
Thursday, April 3rd: Bret Michaels
Friday, April 4th: Kansas
Saturday, April 5th: Grand Funk Railroad
Go to www.azbikeweek.com for all event details.
Cyclerides.com will have a booth at Cyclefest this year. Please stop by and say Hello!.
Monday, March 31st
Chandler Harley-Davidson’s 8th Annual Sunshine Acres Charity Ride to Tortilla Flat. This ride to Tortilla Flat 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. Pre-register at Chandler H-D starting March 1st and receive a free T-shirt with your donation. Day of ride registration 10am to noon at Chandler H-D. $25 entry fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch at San Tan Flat. Chandler Harley is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. 480-496-6800.
Tuesday, April 1st
Downtown Scottsdale Tuesday Night Ride. This is always a fun time. Bikes from all over the valley descend on downtown Scottsdale. This year the host establishments are the World Famous Billet Bar and Sugar Daddy's.
Billet Bar, located at 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. The Billet has something for everyone. The amazing tropical paradise patio with live music, billiards, big screens, and the billet booths, to the curb side front bar. The perfect spot to see all the bikes cruising down Scottsdale Rd. and all the awesome bikes parked out front! And let's not forget their beautiful bartenders!!! A “Must Do” bike week destination. Plus there’s Never A Cover Charge!
Sugar Daddy's located at 3102 N. Scottsdale Rd. Voted Best Live Music Nightclub in Scottsdale for 2007. Sugar Daddy’s hosts a variety of original Local Bands, National Touring Bands, and National DJ’s. Our Climate Controlled Patio is the largest in Scottsdale, and is a perfect place to enjoy our great Happy Hour specials, Award Winning Sunday Brunch, or take a break from all of the late night action. Live music starts at 6pm.
Wednesday, April 2nd
Wednesday Ride For Kids. This is my favorite ride of Bike Week and one that we do every year. This year will be no exception as our group will be leaving Stubbs at around 9:30am Wednesday morning. This 260-mile ride is the kick off ride for Arizona Bike Week. This year the route has changed and will go through Wickenburg, Kirkland Junction and Prescott back to Cyclefest. Your hosts are Phoenix Arizona HOG Chapter 93 and Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson 13850 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Registration on April 2nd is from 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. cost is $ 35.00 per participant. (You may also pre-register online at Phoenixhog93.com.) Participants will receive a ride pin, patch, entrance to AZ Bike Week festivities and t-shirt while supply lasts. All proceeds from this worthwhile event go to local children's charities.
Thursday, April 3rd
3rd Annual Classy Lassie Ride. Benefiting the Arizona Institute of Breast Health.
Calling all Classy Lassies! Ride with World Speed Record holder Laura Klock, one of the worlds fastest women on two wheels. Laura will slow down a bit to lead a pack of Classy Lassies from WestWorld on a scenic ride through some of Arizona’s most beautiful countryside. $25 Pre-registration online or $30 “Day of Ride” includes; Classy Lassie T-shirt, light breakfast, lunch at the English Tea Room and admission to ABW Cyclefest and the Bret Michaels concert. Check-in and breakfast open at 8:30; ride departs WestWorld at 10:30am. Goodie bags to the first 50 registrants.
Friday, April 4th - Sunday, April 6th
Eric Herrmann Studios Grand Opening. For fans of Eric Herrmann, the artist and painter of many famous motorcycle paintings over the years, you can now visit his studio complete with displays of a lot of his paintings and even see his latest creation in process. Hidden in the hills eight miles east of the town of Cave Creek, a popular motorcycle destination, artist Eric Herrmann has opened his just completed studio to the public. Eric is well known for his paintings and prints of motorcycles, street rods, Off Road and Baja, and NASCAR works of art. As Eric puts it, if it's loud and fast, I paint it.
April 3rd thru the 5th, Eric will be having an open house with many of his motorcycle industry friends, TV personalities, and celebrities attending. Enjoy a ride towards Bartlett Lake and drop by Eric's Studio to see his latest paintings and meet some colorful people involved in the world of Motor sports. Eric's Studio will be open year round when he is in town and not at a rally or race. Call first and drop by anytime, or check his schedule on his web site at www.EricHerrmannStudios.com or call for availability at 480-575-7559. Click Here for Map. Studio is located just 1 mile past the turnoff to Bartlett Lake. Refreshments will be available.
Friday, April 4th
5th Annual United Mesa Firefighters Poker Run. All proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the East Valley Firefighter Charities Foundation. The 2008 event kicks off at Superstition Harley-Davidson in Apache Junction at 8:00 am with a pancake breakfast and entertainment. Pre-registration is $25/rider and $15/passenger which includes an event t-shirt and commemorative ride pin for the first 500 registered. All registered participants will also receive entrance into ABW Cyclefest at WestWorld for Friday’s events including a concert by the legendary rock band “Kansas” in the HandleBar Saloon.
Friday, April 4th
2nd Annual Arizona Highway Patrol R.A.I.D. Ride. Join famous custom bike builders Roger Bourget, Paul Yaffe, Kenny Price, Myron Larrabee, Brian Klock, and Jim Nasi as they lead the 2nd Annual Autumn Bourget Charity R.A.I.D. Ride. (Race Against Impaired Driving) Join us at Chandler Harley-Davidson from 9:00am -11:00am. Proceeds benefit youth charity programs (non-profit.org.) Pre-Registration is $25/rider-$15/passenger. The first 500 pre-registered will receive a hosted continental breakfast, event t-shirt, a commemorative ride pin and the best goodie bag around. All registered participants will receive a continental breakfast, hosted lunch by the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery with live entertainment, admission to ABW Cyclefest at Westworld including the concert by the legendary rock group ”KANSAS”.
Saturday, April 5th
Saxon Motorcycles Open House. Factory Tour of Saxon Motorcycle manufacturing facilities. Come see how one the fastest growing custom motorcycles are made. FREE EVENT FOR ALL RIDERS!!! 555 W. Main Avenue Casa Grande, AZ 85222 Factory Direct Pricing on Brand New Saxon Motorcycles and Apparel Meet Caren Cooper of Big Sky Motorcycles One of the Top Rated Female Racers on the SIR Drag Race Circuit and Winner of the 2008 Easyriders Final Invitational Judge's Class for Radical Build Photo and Autograph Opportunities Available Music by The Tall Paul Band Also Attending... The Sexy Ladies of the Bombshells Boutique The Budweiser Truck The Stitcher & The Patch Lady Nightlights Motorcycle Lighting Made to Be Worn Jewelry AZ Biker Leathers Aces & Eights Tattoos Bikini Bike Detail Food Vendors And many more!!! For more information call: email@example.com
Saturday, April 5th
Chester's Harley-Davidson 9th Annual Torch Ride. ALL proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics Arizona. You can pre-register on line at www.chestershd.com for $20 per person, or register the day of the ride from 8a-10:00p for $25 per person. Registration includes commemorative ride pin, pancake breakfast, admission to Cyclefest at WestWorld and the live concert by GRAND FUNK RAILROAD at 9:00pm! We expect to exceed our 2007 record of 1200 participants for the ride! This is the ONLY escorted ride during AZ Bike Week! Kick stands up at 10:30am. Chester's is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa. 480-894-0404. Click Here for Additional Details About The Ride.
Saturday, April 5th
The PYO Bash 2008. Brought to you by Paul Yaffe Originals and the World Famous Billet Bar. One of the best attended parties every year starts at the home of Paul Yaffe Originals from Noon to 5pm, located at 2211 E. Indian School Rd. in Phoenix. Enjoy Bikes, Cars, Beer, Food and the music of Psychobilly Rodeo Band 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 Grand Funk Railroad. For more information call 602-840-4205 or 480-941-1876.
Saturday, April 5th
Lynn Hennessy's Children's Charity Ride. Benefiting East Valley Child Crisis Center. An unescorted ride leaving Lynn Hennessy’s Insurance Agency (SE Corner 32nd St & Chandler Blvd in Ahwatukee) and ending at West World. This Saturday Event will grant you access to ABW Cyclefest 2008, April 5th ONLY. Includes - Attractions, Vendors, Entertainment, and the Grand Funk Railroad concert. Pre-Register ($15 per rider/$10 co-rider) at Lynn Hennessy Insurance Agency, 3233 E Chandler Blvd, Suite 18 by April 2nd. Day of event registration ($15.00 per rider) at 2:00pm, Ride begins promptly at 4pm. Arrive early to enjoy attractions & vendors prior to the ride, have your photo taken on your bike. Info: 480-759-0203
Lynn Hennessy Insurance Agency, 3233 E Chandler Blvd, Suite 18 in Ahwatukee.
Sunday, April 6th
"Logan's" Run presented by Logans Valley Motorcycles. This is the final ride of Arizona Bike Week and has become a popular ride to close out the week. A beautiful ride, Always fun and extremely well organized. This Charity Poker Ride is to benefit the Children in Need Foundation and AZ Bike Week Charities. This ride is one of the staple events of AZ Bike Week. This unescorted ride kicks off at Cyclefest at WestWorld in Scottsdale AZ Registration is between 10am and 1pm. For only $25/bike, you will receive a Commemorative event pin for the first 500 riders, a ride t-shirt for all pre-registered riders and access to ABW Cyclefest for the day of the ride. A complimentary lunch is provided by and at Iguana Mack’s in Chandler. This ride is a little over 100 miles in length, travels thru the beautiful Sonoran Desert, past Saguaro Lake, thru the east valley and back to Cyclefest. Prizes for the best hands and a large 50/50 raffle. Last but not least, Mogollon Band will be performing again this year at the end of the ride 3pm – 7pm. Pre-register at Logan’s Valley Motorcycles, 1440 W. Main Street, Mesa, AZ. Tues. thru Saturday 9-5 or go to www.logansmc.com . 480-962-1700.
You can find all upcoming Rides and Events at www.cyclerides.com
Saturday, April 12th
Cyclerides.com Hearts To Heroes. If you would like the opportunity to publicly support our United States Armed Forces, Don't miss this final installment of the Cyclerides.com Hearts to Heroes. Once again we will have an hour long multi-media program filled with Video, Singing, Interviews and recognition of our Veterans. Many of you last year said this was the best event you had ever been to. If you were there last year, come again this year and bring a buddy. Among all of the activities, 2 of the Soldiers that you saw last year are back home and will be live on stage at this event. Should be a memorable moment for all to share. I am also working on a big surprise that I can't announce yet. But if we can pull this off, it will be really cool. Hopefully I can announce it next week.
The Un Escorted ride will then go to Westgate City Center for closing ceremonies and live music with the High N Tight band. Yes, you read this right, Un Escorted. The reason is that it was going to cost nearly $4000 to get this ride escorted 12 miles by DPS and Glendale Police. I thought this was very costly and would rather give $4000 to Soldiers that have returned home that need help than giving it to off duty police officers. No disrespect to the Police officers, just think the money could be better spent. I'm sure we can make it 12 miles on our own.
Here are the particulars of the event:
Time: Sign In starts at 7am. Program starts at 10am. Please be in the Church and seated by 10am.
Place: Christ's Church of the Valley located at 7007 W. Happy Valley Rd. in Peoria.
Donation: $20 Per Bike and small goods donation for troops. Used DVD's are a good idea. See Top 10 Needed Items.
Ride Pins: $5 Per Pin Available at start of ride.
Shirts: Very limited supply of T-Shirts available at start of ride. $12 Short Sleeve, $15 Long Sleeve. Get there early for these.
Benefit: Operation Homefront - Freedom Is Not Free - Packages From Home.
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