Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
5/17/06
 
Greetings Riders,
 
Well, it is now obvious that the Cyclerides.com Weekly Update is a powerful piece of journalism that has influence and reaches all the way to Washington DC. Shortly after my letter last week entitled "Time To Think", calling for action on illegal immigration, President Bush called a news conference to address the issue, even embracing the idea of putting troops on the border. He didn't exactly mention the Cyclerides newsletter by name, but we all knew what he meant when he indicated that there were many who wanted to see action taken with this problem. It must have been the letter that vaulted him into action and even encouraged him to make a visit to Arizona to see the issue for himself. Later, when asked about the Cyclerides newsletter he admitted to having read it and studied the 3 point proposal finding it to be very helpful in formulating his speech that night. 
 
Riiiiiiighhht! And if you believe that story, I've got some swamp land in Florida. But, timing IS everything, and it was ironic that all of this came down right after the letter.
 
Most of you know by now that the crew from Orange County Choppers are making a return visit to Tempe to kick off their all new OCC In America 2006 Live Tour. Being a part of putting this event together I almost forget how exciting this is all going to be. But the reality of it all hit when I was talking to the driver of the OCC truck when he was in route to deliver the first 8 OCC theme bikes for the show. Especially when he told me what was on the truck. Ever since they did the Shuttle Bike for NASA I had been looking forward to seeing this one in person. So I went to take a sneak peak at all of them this week and my excitement level took a huge leap. I got an up close and personal look (even sat on a few of them and tried them on for size) at Junior's Dream Bike, The Gillette Bike, The NY Yankees Bike, The David Mann Bike, The I-Robot Bike, The Black Widow and of course The Shuttle Bike. Wow! What incredible works of art.
 
I have to say that seeing them in person, is way better than what you see on TV. There is so much detail in these bikes, that it is impossible to see it all in a few minutes on the show. The Shuttle Bike is great with the spinners on the front wheel that are 3 little shuttles that spin around a hub painted like the globe. Another really cool feature is the gas tank on Junior's Dream Bike that also doubles as the rear fender. And of course, the Fireman Bike, The P.O.W. Bike and 8 others are on their way to make an appearance at the show. There will be 18 in all. Three of the four Fantasy Bike Builds will also be there all weekend for you to view. Here is an interesting twist for you baseball fans. Paul Yaffe will be there with the Arizona Diamondbacks bike that he built. And OCC will be there with the Yankees bike. This is shaping up to be a World Series of motorcycles.  
 
This year, the autograph lines are gone and will be replaced by 2 live shows on Saturday and Sunday that will feature the entire cast of OCC as you would see them on the show. There will be interaction with the crowd, clips from the show on the giant Jumbotron screen and a bike build on stage that will be given to some lucky fan Sunday night. In between the live shows, the cast will go to the "OCC Garage" for some more interaction with the fans as a few members of the cast, including Junior, will give a 45 minute seminar on their expertise complete with big screens on each side of the stage to give everyone a good look at what they are doing. I have seen the script of this show and it is very entertaining.
 
In addition to the Cast of OCC and their TV Theme bikes will be The OCC In America Custom Motorcycle Show. This is always a huge hit with the crowd. This year we have some incredible bikes that have entered the show. You will not be disappointed in what you will see here. The total prize money is $5000 dollars that will be split between 2 winners. The Teutuls will judge and pick one winner, and the public will pick one winner. Who knows? That could in fact be the same bike. It will be interesting to see what happens.
 
Musical entertainment will feature the debut of the OCC Band on Saturday night at 8:00 pm. This will be the first time that the OCC Band will appear in public. You might even catch Mikey singing some Sinatra. They will be followed by Metalhead. Sunday night the headliner are The Outlaws. For those of you that lived through the 70's would recognize this band and their famous tunes "Green Grass and High Tides" and "Ghost Riders in the Sky". This should be a great Southern Rock evening. Monday there will be live entertainment all day and motorcycle viewing. Discovery Channel will be at the show all weekend filming the event to be shown on future episodes of American Chopper.
 
The venue is downtown Tempe from Rio Salado to 3rd St. on Mill Ave. and both sides of the street in the U.S. Air, Monti's and the Mission Palms parking lot. The times are from 11:00am every day closing at 11:00pm on Saturday and Sunday and 6:00pm on Sunday. There will be plenty of vendors, food and drink on hand for your enjoyment. The main gate will be located at 3rd and Mill. There will be 2 other gates located on the Mill Ave. and Rio as well as on the West side of the venue by the U.S. Air parking garage for those that have pre-purchased tickets. I would recommend getting your tickets on-line to avoid the long lines that are purchasing tickets at the gate. If you already have a ticket there is just a scan of it and you are in. Click Here for tickets. Weekend tickets are available. Motorcycle parking only will be on Mill Ave. South of 5th St.
 
We have had several conference calls with OCC the last couple of weeks and they are really excited to come back to Tempe to kick off their OCC In America 2006 Live Tour. I really think this is going to be a fun, entertaining, high energy time for all ages. Children under age 10 are free. If you are going to be in other parts of the U.S. this year you can also catch the show in Spokane, WA. July 27-29, Nashville, TN. October 6-8 and Austin, TX. October 27-29. The early indication is that the Spokane stop is already looking like it is going to be a huge turnout. There were a thousand people that turned out for a radio station promotion at a bike night that was giving away free tickets to the show.
 
I will have a Cyclerides.com booth where I will be hanging out when not attending to other duties at the event. Stop by and say hello. I will have a few thousand Cyclerides pens to give away. Look forward to seeing you there.
 

 
This Week's Bike Night Events
 
Tuesday Nights
 
Chesterís 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 palateónot 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 Chesterís 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.
 
Wednesday Night
 
NEW!! This is a GREAT IDEA!!!
Superstition Harley-Davidson says to ride your two wheels and get wild every Wednesday in May from 6PM to 9PM for raffle prizes, giveaways, great food specials, drinks, entertainment, and Poker! With this new traveling poker bike night, you could win a $500 gift card from Superstition Harley-Davidson. Just draw a card each bike-night and on May 31st the best had wins.

The next 2 weeks locations are listed below.
May 24th Los Gringos Locos in Apache Junction. Extended Happy Hour specials for all who ride up on their bike. $2-$4 food and drinks. Los Gringos is at 280 South Phelps Drive, Apache Junction, AZ 85220 (Apache Trail & Phelps Dr.)
May 31st Garfieldís Sports Bar in Apache Junction. Buy one Appetizer get one free, $2 long necks and who will have the best hand to win $500 gift cardfrom Superstition Harley!? Garfields is located at 10123 East Apache Trail.
 
 
Thursday Night
 
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:
Friday: Live Music with "The Crown Kings" 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 "Uncle Mike" 4-8pm

Sunday

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 Ė Grilled English muffins, smoked ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
Served with your chose of fresh fruit or crispy potatoes. ($8) or
Sugarís Pancakes Ė You wonít eat pancakes anywhere else. Buttermilk pancakes served with butter and syrup. ($5)
Option #2: Canít 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 sugardaddysaz@aol.com . 480-970-6556.

This Week
 
Saturday, May 20th
Superstition Harley-Davidson Open House. Dear loyal customers, You are cordially invited to attend the exclusive Open House event at Superstition Harley Davidson on Saturday, May 20th from 10AM to 3PM. Unfortunately, there will be no caviar, but there will be plenty of FREE food served byÖ..the Hooters girls! Thatís right! Come check out our Ďoh so hotí Open House! We will have a Bikini Bike Wash, demo rides, prize wheel, pumpiní music, sweet door prizes, and of course storewide specials that you wonít want to miss out on! So put on your bikerís best and get ready to kick back and have some fun! Superstition Harley-Davidson is located at 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, AZ. 480-346-0600. Click Here for Map.
 
Saturday, May 20th
Chester's Harley-Davidson Womenís Riding. Attention Ladies!! This is your SPECIAL DAY. Saturday, May 20 from 11am-2pm. Make new friends, pamper yourself, and learn something new. Mrs. C. from Cyclerides.com is even going to be a guest speaker to show you how we pack in that T-Bag for long trips. Itís your day, so enjoy it! $20 per person includes:
$10 Chesterís Harley Gift Card, Phoenix Mercury May 25 Home Opener Ticket, Jennifer Gillom, Phoenix Mercury Legend & Other Guest Speakers, Catered Lunch, Interactive Demonstrations, Raffle Prizes, Gift Bags & More!
For a detailed schedule and to REGISTER ONLINE visit http://www.chestershd.com IS LIMITED TO 200 REGISTERED.
 
Saturday, May 20th
10th Annual Jester Memorial Run. Sign in 9-11am at KA Cycle Accessories, 595 South 6th Street in Cottonwood, AZ. $10 single/$15 couple. This is a Memorial Run for all Fallen Brothers & Sisters presented by the MMAs Verde Valley District. Runs End Party at the Old Corral in Cornville, AZ. Live Music by the "Neon Raiders, Raffles, BFC Bike Blessing, 50/50, Food, & Vendors. Remember fallen Brothers & Sisters. All welcome, Vendors are welcome. Info at 928-649-6020.
 
Next Week
 
Saturday, April 29th
Buddy Stubbs Bikes and BBQ. Need an in town destination and an excuse to ride? Stop by Buddy Stubbs HD Saturday, May 27th to hang out with other riders and meet some new friends at Buddy's Bikes and BBQ from 11am - 3pm. You will enjoy a Free Hot Dog's and Soda, Live Band, Pool Tournaments and a 50/50 raffle, Bikini Bike Wash, Museum tour at 1:30pm. Buddy Stubbs HD is located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. 602-971-3400.
 
Extras
 
There has been a lot of talk about alternative fuels. Here is an incredible new find that all of us have at our fingertips. Click here to view.
 
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Hear is a Toyota commercial that takes loving your car to a new level. It is pretty funny.
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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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