Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
4/9/08
 
Greetings Riders,
 
Cyclerides.com Hearts To Heroes is Now Escorted!
I announced last week that the Hearts To Heroes ride was not going to be escorted. But now it is. I would like to thank Sheriff Joe and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for stepping up to escort this important ride to support our troops.
 
Apache Attack Helicopter Flyover to start the ride!
Since the Apache Attack Helicopter, which is made by Boeing right here in Mesa Arizona is such an important part of our military and is being flown and used by many of our Arizona National Guardsmen, I thought it would be appropriate to have them represented in the Cyclerides.com Hearts To Heroes event. So to kick off our ride this year we will be getting 2 low level flyover's of the entire line of bikes at CCV by two Apache AH-64 Helicopters flying in formation. I met with the pilot's today for a site survey of the church and they said to tell you that you do not want to miss this up close and personal display of the sound and power of the Apache Helicopter as well as the maneuvers that you will see. This is really an exciting opportunity for everyone to witness the superior equipment that our soldiers are using. The flyover will take place at precisely 11:30am which will signal the start of the ride.
 
The video shoots are complete. The editing and programming are now taking place to complete this year's program, and it is going to be another great event. There will be video, live singing, interviews and we will celebrate the safe return of 2 of the military participants in the satellite feed to Baghdad last year as they will be live on stage this year to sit down and chat. We will also have the honor once again to have Jessica sing the National Anthem on this morning before singing it on national television at the Diamondbacks game that night. The close this year I think will be one of the most inspirational and patriotic that we have ever had. Please round up your buddies and riding groups to help fill this place up this year. You won't be disappointed.
 
After the program we will head back to our bikes where we will stage and await the flyover of the two Apache Attack Helicopters which will signal the beginning of our 14 mile escorted ride to Westgate where we will have food, beverage and closing ceremonies with Major Paul Aguirre of the Arizona National Guard and we will also hear from 2 soldiers who have just returned from Afghanistan and their families. The band High N Tight will be playing as we come in and will entertain us until 2pm in the Westgate fountain area where there will be food and drink. 
 
I would encourage you to tell everyone you know that is not riding a motorcycle to line 67th Ave. from Happy Valley Rd. to the 101 and participate in support of this parade of motorcycles that are riding to support our United States Military. If you are riding, arrange for your kids to be brought out to see this event.  
 
If you have not been to a Cyclerides.com Hearts to Heroes, don't miss this last one. It is a great opportunity for you to show your support for our current military and to honor our veterans that have previously served. I look forward to seeing you there. There will be T-Shirts with a great new front design available for sale at the CCV only. There is a very limited supply, so get there early to get one.
 
Click Here for Flyer.
 
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. (4 Miles North of the loop 101 on 67th Ave.)
Donation: $20 Per Bike and small goods donation for troops. Used DVD's are a good idea. See Top 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.
Flyover: Apache Attach Helicopter Flyover at 11:30am
 
I look forward to seeing you there.
Thanks for your support,
Barry
 

New This Week
 
Salty Senorita Sunday Brunch starts Sunday, April 13th
Stop by for the first Sunday Biker Brunch  at 9:30am. Build your own Omelet and Bloody Mary.
15% off all food with your free Salty's VIP card. Giveaways this Sunday.
I will see you there. See details below.
 

 
 
This Week's Bike Night Events
 
Thursday Night
 
Correction:
New Bike Night Starting Thursday, April 16th.
Hooter's Thursday Bike at Peoria location. Starts April 16th. 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 Morristown AZ smack dab in the middle of Surprise & Wickenburg - our website is westerntrailsranch.com
 
Every Sunday
 
New Sunday Brunch at Salty Senorita's in Peoria Starting This Sunday April 13th.
Salty Senorita Sunday Biker Brunch. The Brunch Kicks Off This Sunday from 9:30am - 3pm. Stop for a great brunch, some giveaways and the Salty's VIP Card good for 15% off of your food. This is a great location for brunch on the West side, you will not believe how cool this place is. Mrs. C. and I had it last Sunday and it was excellent while dining on their 3000 sq. foot outdoor patio with great music and an excellent sound system that backs up to the baseball field at Peoria Sports Complex. Salty's Sunday Brunch features a "Build-Your-Own Omelet for just $7.99, possibly the best omelet you will ever have, or you can order off of Salty's Super Brunch menu. Salty's also has a Create-Your-Own Bloody Mary.  Plan to make the first one on Sunday, April 13th. Salty's in Peoria is located at 8011 W. Paradise Lane just one block South of Bell Rd. and one block East of 83rd Ave. See you this Sunday.
 
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.
 
This Week
 
Saturday, April 12th
Now will be escorted by the Maricopa County Sheriff Office.
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.
 
The surprise I mentioned last week can now be announced. We will have a multiple flyover of 2 Apache 64 helicopters that will be our signal to start the ride. This will be an awesome display of power and excitement as the massive helicopters will do 2 low level passes over us as we begin to leave. This will be an incredibly exciting and powerful start to the ride.  
 
The Escorted ride will then go to Westgate City Center for closing ceremonies with Maj. Aguirre of the Arizona National Guard, Video on the Giant LCD screen and live music with the High N Tight band. Food and refreshments will be available.
 
Take this opportunity to honor our returning soldier's. Don't miss the 2008 Hearts To Heroes.
 
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 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.
 
Next Week
 
Sunday, April 20th
Cruise For a Cause. This 5th Annual Poker Run will benefit Hospice Family Care Foundation.  The Foundation was established in 1995 and has improved the quality of life for hundreds of terminally ill patients and their families. With your financial support, the Foundation is able to improve the quality of life of those who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and their families.  A patient could receive a much needed wheelchair ramp; a caregiver could remain at home without financial worries in the final weeks of the patient's life; a family member or friend could be flown from another state to visit the patient plus many other needs. Activities scheduled include a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and raffle prizes. Check in from 8-10am. Starts at The Detour located at 6403 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. Ends at the Tumbleweed Inn, 3815 W. Frontier St. in Eloy. Day of event, $40 per person, $55 with passenger. Pre Registration $10 less. Free BBQ. Click Here to pre register.
 
Extras
 
I apologize if I have not answered and email from you. With Bike Week last week and the Hearts To Heroes programming this week, I am doing the best that I can to keep up. I will try to answer all of them as soon as possible. Sorry for the delay.
 
You can land a sea plane on grass, but did you ever wonder how they take off when there is no water? This is one brave pilot.  Click Here to View.
 
This is a funny video of animals swimming. Click Here to View.
 
Here are some funny blooper clips to the tune of Love Boat. Click Here to View.
 
 
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
 
Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours -  Take The Ride"

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