Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
5/24/06
 
Greetings Riders,
 
Well, There is now 72 hours from the time that I write this till the gates open for the very first OCC In America Live Tour 2006. So as you can imagine, things are going pretty fast and furious around here about now. So I apologize in advance of the brevity of this newsletter, but I wanted to let everyone know the details of the event.
 
You know me by now, whatever I talk about in the letter is from me to you and I always like to keep things real. So, I just wanted to give you my preview of the upcoming OCC In America Tour. Yes, I am involved in the production of this show, but I truly believe this is going to be a fantastic time for everyone that attends. It is completely different than the last time they were here. I have seen all of the details of the show and it should be a lot of fun watching the live performances of the entire cast of OCC as they would be building a bike on the show, complete with the backdrop of their real shop. The live performances will have clips from American Chopper on the Jumbotron and even a segment of Mikey's favorite moments on the show. It is really a fun time. This will be totally interactive with the crowd and will even select people from the crowd to come on stage and help build the bike that will be given away to some lucky fan on Sunday night. Discovery will be there to film the whole event to be played on American Chopper.
 
In between the live shows at 1pm and 6pm Saturday and Sunday on the main stage there will be the interludes to the OCC garage where cast members will present "How To" sessions. These shows will take place in the OCC Garage at 3:15, 4:15 and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday with shows on Monday at 11:45am and 12:30pm.
 
The Custom Bike Show is now put together and you will see the cream of the crop of custom one-off motorcycles at this show. You will select the winner of the fan favorite bike and The Teutul's will select their choice that will split the $5000 prize money. The winner will be presented on the main stage by Paul Sr. Sunday evening. There are some incredible bikes here.
 
The OCC Band will take the stage at 8pm on Saturday and Sunday followed by Metalhead on Saturday and the show headliners "The Outlaws" bringing their Southern Rock to Tempe on Sunday night celebrating their 30 year anniversary tour.
 
So if you are looking for something to do this weekend, I don't think you will be disappointed with this event. Look for live shots on Fox 10 and TV 3 this Friday morning. I will be at the event site with TV3 doing a live spot around 7:00am Friday morning with the Mayor of Tempe. I will have a Cyclerides.com booth next to the Custom Bike Show. Stop by and say hi.
 
Here are some basic facts about the show. I would encourage buying your tickets online to avoid the box office lines. Go to www.gettix.net . A portion of event proceeds to benefit the Petty Foundation, earmarking funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley, and ASU scholarships.
 
Fun Facts:
 
Event Hours & Location. Click Here for Map.
11 a.m. - 11 p.m. -- Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. -- Monday, May 29 -
Mill Avenue District - south of Rio Salado Parkway, north of Third Street on Mill Avenue.  Note: Rio Salado will be open!
 
Tickets:   
Tickets exclusively at www.GetTix.Net or by calling 1.866.443.8849.  Kids 10 and under are FREE.  Tickets purchased in advance are $24 for each day or $43 for a weekend pass (plus tax and service fees).  Weekend passes are available only in advance.  At the gate, tickets will be $35 each day and only daily tickets will be sold at the gate.
 
Schedule Highlights: Saturday, May 27 - Monday, May 29
New OCC Live Stage Show - Main Stage - Sat & Sun -- 1 pm. and 6 pm
OCC Garage - (Q&A, how-to shop talk) Sat & Sun -- 3:15 pm, 4:15 pm and 5 pm;  Monday -- 11:45 am and 12:30 pm
OCC Band - Main Stage - Sat & Sun -- 8 pm
Sat, Sun & Mon - All days -- Food, OCC merchandise, OCC motorcycle theme bike collection, motorcycle competition and much more
 
Click Here for all of the information.
 
 

 
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
 
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, 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.
 
Next Week
 
Saturday, June 3rd
The Empty Saddle Memorial Run. The MMA Leather District and A.B.A.T.E. of Arizona Shadow Mountain Chapter coordinated for this run. 10:30am Sign-In at the SteelHorse Saloon, 1768 W. Bell Rd. 50/50, Auction, $10 donation. For more information call 602-399-1947.
 
Sunday, June 4th
5th Annual National Cancer Survivor's Day. At Joeta's they are planning an event to thank Brian Stoles for donating The Survivor Bike  to a new memorial formed to bring additional awareness to the survivability of breast cancer as well as kick off a membership drive for a new riders club, the Ribbon Riders of Arizona. The Survivor Bike, a Firebird Customs built by the late Ed Whittley as the grand prize in a fundraiser for the Arizona Institute for Breast Health will be ridden for the first time. Brian Stoles the grand prizewinner has graciously decided to donate the Survivor Bike to a new Memorial, The Grandma and Ed Whittley Breast Cancer Memorial. Also planned will be the introduction of a new riding club, The Ribbon Riders of Arizona. The Ribbon Riders is a new riding club aimed at the motorcycle riders of Arizona.  This not for profit organization will sponsor events to benefit the increased awareness of breast cancer and the Virginia Piper Breast Cancer Center. The Survivor Bike will be displayed at various events throughout the valley. Light refreshments and music will be provided with the day starting at 10:00am. Please set aside a few hours to view this beautiful custom motorcycle and sign up for the Ribbons Riders of Arizona. Joeta's is located at 433 W. Main St. in Mesa. 480-827-1868. 
 
Extras
 
You think traffic is bad in Phoenix? Take a look at this! Unbelievable no one crashes. Click Here.
 
Here is another unbelievable video. This was this guys lucky day. Click Here.
 
I was looking through some old videos and found a shot of the old bus that used to take me to school. Must be where the motorhead side of my personality started. Click Here.
 
See you in Tempe!
 
 
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
 
Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours -  Take The Ride"

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