Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
Well, Arizona Bike Week is in full swing now. I am bringing the letter to you a day early and a little abbreviated so that I can participate in some more events and get set up at Cyclefest. The Kickstart party Friday night was again a huge success. Amber was the winner of the Miss Arizona Bike Week contest as well as the winner of the online voting. Click Here for final pictures. The rides that have taken place so far have been very well attended from riders all over the country. One thing that is interesting during Bike Week is seeing all of the out of State license plates. I have seen a lot of California, Colorado, Washington and New Mexico plates so far. Even one as far away as Louisiana. And the weather is cooperating fully with temperatures to be in the high 80's and low 90's for the rest of the week. If you see me out with the camera, ask me to take your picture and I will put it on the site. I will give you my recap next week.
The kick off of the Cyclerides.com V.I.P. Card has been very well received.
Here is some early response from V.I.P. users.
I ran into a guy Sunday that came up to me and said:
"By gosh this card really works! I bought one Friday night and went over to Jetz to use it. I showed them my Cyclerides.com V.I.P. Card and they knocked 20% off of my food bill, This is great!"
Another person said: "I bought the card and went right over to Hacienda and bought a leather jacket for my girlfriend and got 20% off. The savings more than paid for my card!"
An email comment said: "The
V.I.P. Card is a great idea! I'll be picking mine up this week."
That is the type of response I hope to hear a lot of. The savings over the year could be substantial. Look for our booth at Cyclefest at Westworld so that you can pick up your V.I.P. Card. I will soon be adding lodging discounts in Prescott and Sedona, restaurants and entertainment venues all over the State as well as many other locations. I would expect that within 30 days this will be one of the most valuable cards in your wallet. If you would like to give one a try, stop by our booth at Cyclefest this week.
If you missed the letter last week here is the recap. For an annual membership of $39.95 the Cyclerides.com VIP card will feature these benefits:
Over $100.00 of Free Food, Apparel and Services.
You are already $60 ahead. All you have to do is show the card to get your items. You
will receive free dinners from Casey
Jones, Jetz Americana, The Hideaway, Fandango and The Wild Hare.
There will also be free a free bandana or gloves from Joeta's
Leather, and a Free
Dyno Run from Custom
Performance. You will also get a 20% off of a one time purchase at Hacienda Harley for any parts, accessories and motorclothes
up to a $5000 purchase. This is a huge savings. So save up
for your wish list and get all your items at the same time and save. Beyond those free items and deep discounts
there will be many other benefits including locations that will offer Ongoing Discounts on Food, Parts, Services, Lodging and Events simply by showing your Cyclerides.com
VIP Card. This is just the beginning, I will be adding businesses daily as the word gets out that the Cyclerides.com
users are banding together as one.
The Wild Hare Wednesday Bike Night. All of you that used to go to Chuy's, this is your new place on the East side of town. This is a new bike night for the East side of town at a really nice location. Stop by and take a look, you will be impressed. It is called The Wild Hare located at 4910 W. Ray Rd. That is the NE Corner of Ray Rd. and Rural Rd. This is a really nice place with a very large outdoor patio. The inside has just been remodeled to double the seating along with adding a DJ, pool tables and games. The Wild Hare has a broad menu including 20 different appetizers, salads, wings, 17 different sandwiches, chicken, filet mignon, burgers and desserts including strawberry cheese cake. There will be food and drink specials that will run during bike night from 6 PM till close. This will all start on Wednesday, August 14th. I will have an information page on the event calendar that will give you all the details. Stop by and take a look, I'm sure you will like what you see. Info: 480-897-6200.
Riders on the East side you now have the Thursday night Scottsdale Rd. Hat Trick!!
Jetz Americana, ACME Bar & Grill and The Billet Bar. Ride to all three.
Come check out the ACME Bar and Grill Rooftop Bikini
contest starting April 17th. View the bikini contest while taking advantage of free appetizers and drink specials
from the very cool rooftop lounge. Remember when downtown Scottsdale
was the place to be? They are back with the complete remodel of the place including the new rooftop bar. You will
enjoy a Free Buffet from 7:30-9:30 PM, Drink Specials, Raffles every week, Great Music, Pool and lots of fun in Downtown
Scottsdale. Make your plans for Thursday March 20th to kick off the return of ACME. Come early for the free buffet
and get your raffle ticket and return at 10:00 PM for the drawing. ACME is located in Old Town Scottsdale
at 4245 N. Craftsmen Ct. just South of 5th Ave. and West of Scottsdale Rd. For more information call 480-990-7111.
Ride by and be a part of the Rebirth of the Acme Ride Night This Thursday Night. Click here for details and pictures.
Next week, April 17th, join the Weekly Bikini Contest on the Rooftop Bar at ACME.
Casey Jones Grill Bike Night in Phoenix on Thursday nights. The evening riding weather is perfect, Casey Jones will be packed as it always is from here on. You can always count on lots of bikes here. Ride in for what I call the Best Cheesesteak Sandwich in town. This thing melts in your mouth. They have 3 new pool tables, darts and foosball. Located in the Mervyns Shopping Center on the SE corner of 43rd Ave. and Thunderbird Rd. Casey Jones is a great place for a bike night featuring a large outdoor seating and over 150 people inside. And for those of you that want to watch a sporting event they have 50 TV's scattered throughout the restaurant connected to satellite to get any game you can think of. They have a full menu for lunch, dinner and a Happy Hour from 11:00AM - 7:00PM and a reverse happy hour from 10:00PM - 12:00 Midnight. $1.75 domestic drafts. 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.
The Bike Night At The Billet Bar. 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 on Bike Night. The new bars front and rear provide spacious seating, fresh air atmosphere, perfect temperature and courteous staff. The food is amazing and always the latest in cold libations await. You can sit at the back bar and watch your favorite TV on any of the seven big inch televisions. Keep an eye on your prized possession (your motorcycle) on the monitors. Play pool, listen to the latest music and socialize. The front patio seats over 75 people and is perfect for people watching on Scottsdale Rd. The Billet Bar is located right next to Easyriders on 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. Check it out this Thursday night and all weekend long. Info: at 480-941-1876.
Jetz Americana Thursday Bike Night.
Last Sunday everyone had a BLAST at Jetz celebrating the 2003 AZ Bike Week Sunday Night Party. We packed the house with a great crowd, amazing bikes everywhere…on the bar, in the Red Room, on the sidewalk, and the music rocked until close. Thursday we’re going to do it again! Nitro Happy Hour starts the night with ½ price cocktails and a $4.95 appetizer menu from 4-7pm. Roll right into the Full Throttle Late Nite with $3 domestic bottles, $4 Jack Daniels, and a $7.95 Burger and Brew Special. Hangout on the patio and watch the bikes roll by as the live DJ spins your favorite tunes or catch a sporting event on one of 25 flat screen TV’s. Summer short sleeve Bike Nite T’s are here! They’re hot and a must have for only $10…AZ Republic reported last week our Bike Nite T’s as the most popular in town! Jetz is in the SW corner of Scottsdale Road and Gold Dust, just one block south of Shea behind CPK. Pull up, park, and party at one of Scottsdale’s finest. Click here to see the pictures of where you will be going and all of the information.
33 American Bistro Friday Bike Night.
Live Music Every Friday Night 6-10PM
Stop by Bistro 33 on your way to Cyclefest. Location is just 1 mile away. The weather is now perfect for this stop and the food is incredible. Finally! A good place to go for an organized Friday Ride Night with live music every week from 6-10pm. American Bistro is a really comfortable restaurant that features an outdoor patio that seats 40 people with 4 wood burning fireplaces to keep you warm at night and a mist system to keep you cool in the summer. And a beautiful interior with a lounge for relaxing and keeping an eye on your favorite game. They have a broad menu including Bike Night Specials of Grilled Chicken Sandwich meal for $6.00 or a Steak Caesar for $9.00. They also have Pizzas, Pasta, Burgers and Fish and Chips just to name a few items. You have to try the Chicken Sandwich! It is the best I have ever had. $3.00 House Wines, $3.00 Well Drinks, $3.00 Rolling Rock Bombers. This is a very comfortable place that makes you feel at home when you walk in the door. And the food is very good. 33 American Bistro is located on Hayden Rd. one block South of Frank Lloyd Wright on the East side of the road. Help us kick off the first night February 7th starting at 6:00pm with live music on the patio. You won't be disappointed. Click here to see the pictures and info.
Saturday and Sunday
Bike Days at The Hideaway.
The Hideaway will have fun rides and events going on every day.
Click Here For The Hideaway Events During The Week of April 4th-13th.
Check out the latest in parts and accessories. This is Perfect weather for a ride to The Hideaway and try a few items from their new menu. This weekend enjoy the ride to Cave Creek and the beautiful weather from The Hideaway Porch. Be a part of the Porch Posse at The Hideaway, one of most popular stops in the Southwest for riders that come to Arizona. Stop by for one of their great burgers and shop and Stampede Leathers while you are there. Check out the Friday Night Steak Fry from 6-10 PM for only $7.95. Don't Forget, Every Day is Bike Day at the Hideaway. "There are no strangers here, just friends you haven't met yet! " 6746 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek, AZ. 480-595-0358
Monday-Friday: 10am - 6pm: $2 Well, Wine & Domestic Beer. Free Pizza Buffet 3pm - 6pm
Sunday, April 13th
Hailey's Live Entertainment Sunday's - This Sunday - "Combo Deluxe" this weekend from 1-5 PM. The weather should be perfect for a ride up North. Hailey's is continuing their live entertainment every Sunday. The weather should be nice this weekend, give it a try. If you are looking for a short ride (only 60 miles from I-17 & Loop 101) this weekend with some good food and entertainment, this is it. They also have a great ice cream parlor. I am giving the 5 spokes award for the best chocolate milkshakes I have had in a long, long time. These things are awesome. Hailey's Grill is located just 60 miles from the Loop 101 and I-17 at 10434 S. Hwy 69 right next door to the Harley-Davidson shop in Mayer, AZ. This is a fun ride for some great food and entertainment. For more information call 928-632-4448.
Upcoming Bands appearing at Hailey's on Sundays:
April 13th: "Combo Deluxe"
April 20th: Easter Brunch and Cruise Day.
Sugar Daddy's Blues Biker Sunday Brunch.
Live Music 1-5PM Every Sunday
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 on their relaxing 5,000 square foot Tree Covered Patio from 11am - 5pm. Enjoy live music from 1-5pm and choose from 9 delicious ala carte brunch items or order off of the extensive menu including pizza, salads, burgers or sandwiches. Or maybe just relax on the patio with your favorite beverage and enjoy the beautiful weather and watch the bikes roll down Scottsdale Rd. You can even play a game of pool as you watch the activities on the patio. Don't forget to go inside and see the unbelievable decor inside Sugar Daddy's. It's a Cajun and blues delight. Even if you can't make it 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 .
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 11-13 "Danny Rhodes and the Messengers"
Friday and Saturday, Danny and the Messengers - 9pm - 1am.
Sunday, Danny and the Messengers - 2pm - 6pm.
Visit our outdoor Patio's and Roof Top Bar. Plenty of bike parking.
If you have not experienced Sunday at Fandango your are missing one of the best parties in the valley. Live music outside 2-6PM, weather permitting, the best seat in the house is the Rooftop Bar!. The Rooftop Bar also has the best views of Black Mountain, Spur Cross as well as all the bikes cruisin' Cave Creek not to mention all the action on the lower patio. Enjoy the drink and food specials NOON to 6PM. Fandango features the best of Classic Rock and Blues Friday and Saturday nights as well as Sunday afternoons. Fandango is located 6032 E. Cave Creek Rd., in Cave Creek. For more info call 480-595-5633 or www.restaurant.com/fandango. Here is the band lineup for the rest of the month:
April 11th-12th: "Danny Rhodes and the Messengers"
Sun. April 13th: "Danny Rhodes and the Messengers"
Arizona Bike Week Events
Scottsdale Tuesday Night Party
This is always a good time. Don't miss this one. The street is blocked off in Downtown Scottsdale at the ACME Bar & Grill at 4245 N. Craftsman Ct. There will be a BIKINI CONTEST on the rooftop bar with a live band, Jack Girls, Jack Specials and a BBQ grill cooking food on the rooftop. The party continues at the Billet Bar at 3748 N. Scottsdale Rd. for some serious partying on the Paradise patio and the watching all the bikes roll in up front. This place will be busy. Then it is on to the Lucky Seven Sports Lounge at 7341 E. 6th Ave. for 3 levels madness. Drink specials and one of the best sound systems in town. The riding between these three places is really a highlight of the week. Lot's of bikes and people.
Wednesday, April 9th
Scottsdale Cyclefest at WestWorld opens at Noon today and 10:00am all other days April 9-13. Handlebar Saloon Opens daily at 11:00am. This will be where you will find all of the Vendors, Demo rides, Live Music, Food and many activities all day long. Westworld is located just North of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Loop 101 in Scottsdale. Click Here for a printable list of all the bands and events at Cyclefest.
Wednesday Ride For Wish Kids Poker Run. This is an excellent 250 mile ride through Mayer, Cottonwood, Pine, Strawberry, Payson and then back to Cyclefest. If you want to get out and see Arizona, this is the ride for you. It will take you through some beautiful scenery. I have been on this one every year and it is a great ride and a good time. Click link for all info.
Thursday, April 10th
Arizona Bike Week/Custom Performance Horsepower Competition. Qualifying Thursday through Sunday morning. Finals on Sunday.
T.E.A.M. Arizona 1st Annual Children's Charity Ride and Laps for Kids at Arizona Motorsports Park. Breakfast at TEAM Arizona location in Gilbert, ride to Arizona Motorsports Park and then to Cyclefest. Click the above link for all the information.
Arrowhead Harley-Davidson's 7th Annual MDA Rally & Silent Auction. Always a good silent auction and ride to Cyclefest. You can also buy a ticket for a new 2003 Sportster to be given away at the end of the ride. Click the link for info.
Friday, April 11th
Eagle Rider Charity Ride To Cyclefest. Raffles, Music, BBQ and Beverages. Party starts at 11:00 AM at 2945 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale.
Saturday, April 12th
Chosa's 4th Annual Torch Ride. Chosa’s Harley-Davidson in Mesa, registration from 8am to 10am. Escorted ride leaves from Chosa’s at 10:30am to CycleFest at WestWorld. $20.00 per person includes souvenir ride pin (to the first 500 registered), breakfast, an envelope filled with “special values” and Saturday's admission to CycleFest!
Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson Shop in Mayer Fun Run to Cyclefest. There is no cost to join the group ride. Any and all motorcycle riders are invited to join us. Meet us at 10am at the Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson Buell Shop in Mayor. We’ll have drinks and snacks to tie us over until we reach CycleFest. The group will assemble by 11am and we’ll head down the hill and into the CycleFest Celebration for an afternoon of fun. Join us for the Grand Canyon Fun Ride to CycleFest. For further information, contact: Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson 10434 Highway 69 in Mayer, AZ (928)632-4009.
Sunday, April 13th
Genesis Custom Cycles Charity Ride To Cyclefest. Come join the crew at Genesis for their 2nd annual charity ride to CycleFest. Starting at 9am, come hang out for free food and drinks, and listen to live music.
Logan's Run. This is the final ride of Arizona Bike Week leaves from CycleFest at WestWorld in Scottsdale, and returns to the Handlebar Saloon also at WestWorld. This is a Charity Poker Run and Auction benefiting the “Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the U.S.” Registration is between 10am and 2pm at CycleFest. Logan does a great job on this ride every year.
Check the Rides and Events Calendar on www.cyclerides.com for more information.
Other Events During the Week
Saturday, April 12th
Paul Yaffe Originals PYO Bash. This is one event that will be very entertaining. Last years party was a total blowout. Come check out the inner workings of PYO.
The 2nd annual Open House takes place on April 12th - Noon to 5:00pm. There will be bikes, cars, music, food,
beer, and beautiful chicks everywhere. Don't miss it this year. this is a good time. Discovery Channel will be there filming this event to be shown on a special featuring Paul Yaffe Originals. So you might get your
15 seconds of fame while seeing behind the scenes of a Paul Yaffe motorcycle. PYO is located at 2211 E. Indian
School Rd. in Phoenix. For more information: 602-840-4205.
Saturday, April 12th
East Valley ABATE Hard Ass Run. 250 miles of beautiful desert and mountain scenery that will end at Bike Week activities in Cave Creek. The ride will start at Arizona Joe's in Apache Junction. Sign-In time from 8:30-11:00am. Take US 60 E. to Idaho Rd., North to Apache Trail, East to Winchester and Arizona Joe's. Cash prizes for High, Second and Worst hands. $20 single, $30 couple. For more information call: 480-855-3395.
Sunday, April 13th
Indian Of Phoenix 1st Annual Swap Meet. Stop by and see the inventory of parts and accessories that Indian of Phoenix has for sale. Many new, used and take off parts are priced to sell. A good amount of these parts are universal and will fit Harley-Davidson and Custom motorcycles. Indian of Phoenix is located at 1133 W. Bell Rd. There will also be vendors at this event. Swap meet is from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Admission is free. Table rental is $50. (Includes 1 table and 2 chairs) Vendor registration by calling 602-978-5200.
Saturday, April 19th
Bourget's of Arizona Grand Opening. This is Bourget's exclusive showroom in the State of Arizona. Founder and Master Builder Roger Bourget will be on hand to sign autographs. See the motorcycle used in the Discovery Channel Bike Build Off. There will be Food, Beverages, Fun Activities, Ride in Bike Competition, Dozens of bikes in stock on display, Bikini models present to sign calendars, Billiards contest. All hosted by KSLX radio. The dealership is now offering Parts, Sales, Service, Apparel, Dancer and Swim Wear. Purchase models direct from showroom or built to your specs. Financing is available. This should be a well attended event. Bourget's of Arizona is located at 733 Main Street in Mesa. For more information call 480-844-9200. Click the above link for map and more information.
Saturday, May 3rd
Support Our Troops Motorcycle Ride and Rally. Join W. Steven Martin on a beautiful 140 mile round trip ride up the Beeline to the Tonto Basin for a rally and a BBQ on 8 acres to support our troops. On site will be a BBQ that will benefit the Rotary Club. Starting point will be the Celebrity Theatre parking lot at 440 N. 32nd St. $10 donation per bike at the gate. Support our troops T-Shirts will be available. Click Here for all the details.
Planning on going to Laughlin this year? Here is some information you might want
to read first. Many of you might have heard the latest issue to pop up on Laughlin is the “no colors”
policy being adopted by a number of the major hotels. I asked Stan Dale to gather some information for us
so he spoke with promoters of the event, individual hotel management, and members of the local law enforcement
agencies that have jurisdiction. The no colors policy applies to ALL patch wearing riders, even H.O.G.
Members. So you might want to read this report before you go. Click Here to read the full report of the policy and its enforcement.
As for me this week, I will be covering some of the runs taking pictures/video and be in the Cyclerides.com V.I.P. booth at Cyclefest the rest of the time. My plan is to have a "Scenes from Arizona Bike Week pictorial section as well as a video presentation. So if you see me out with the camera. Ask for a picture and I will put you on the site.
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
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