Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
5/26/04
 

Greetings Riders,
 
Wow! What a great Memorial Day Weekend for riding coming up. Mid 90's all week and cooling down at nights will make for some great Day Trips around the State and a pleasant re-entry into the Valley. Unfortunately for me, I did such a good job with my tree trimming a couple of weeks ago that Mrs. C. decided that a long awaited full scale assault of Real Estate Enhancement projects were in order. She took the week off, called in reinforcements from Kansas (her parents) and put a locating ankle bracelet on me so that I couldn't get too far away. My idea of a good Memorial Day weekend was taking a ride to Jerome, Sedona, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon or an overnighter to Bisbee and Tombstone. But instead, it is has been painting the outside of the house, general fix up and now staring at 10 tons of rock in the driveway. All of this to prepare for the High School Graduation party for Lil Ms. C. this weekend. The only motorcycle riding I will be doing are those short trips to Home Depot for something that I forgot the first 5 times I was there. You always want to "forget" one little thing so that you have the excuse to ride the bike back to get it.
 
That is my story, but I'm sure a lot of you will be putting some good miles on your bike this weekend. I would like to start a picture page for all of you that take trips around the State or even the Country, to share your adventure with other riders. What I would like to see are pictures with you and/or your bike next to a sign, a well known part of Americana or a famous landscape of where you have ridden to. For instance, a picture next to the Grand Canyon sign like this, or next to a park sign or any other points of interest that you would like to share with other riders. Include just a little explanation of where it is. I will then compile all of those that I get and add to them throughout the Summer as we all take our trips. So if you have any good ones to get us started, or are going some place this weekend, take your digital camera and place yourself next to something interesting and share with the rest of us where you have been. It will be fun to see where everyone has gone. Email your photos to info@cyclerides.com . 

This Week's Events

Tuesday 

Eli's American Grille Tuesday Bike Night. Live Music "Rule 11" Every Tuesday Night 8:00PM. EXCELLENT Sliders and a Great Band. Many of you know about Eli's located at 70th St. and Shea in Scottsdale. They have been a popular stop around Scottsdale for many years and the owners are avid riders. They are now doing a special night for motorcycles including live music featuring classic rock tunes from "Rule 11". If you haven't been by Eli's yet, be sure and try one of their 9 varieties of sliders served until midnight. You will not be disappointed. You can also watch your favorite game on TV while you eat, play some pool or sit out on the patio in front watching the bikes roll in. Eli's is your motorcycle friendly grille located on 7000 E. Shea in Scottsdale right behind Claim Jumpers. 480-948-9800. Stop by this Tuesday night. 

Wednesday 

The Wild Hare Wednesday Bike Night. Looking for a Bike Night on the East side? Here is a 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.  Stop by and take a look, I'm sure you will like what you see. Info: 480-897-6200. 

Thursday Night
 
Thursday Night features 4 Bike Nights all over the Valley.

Hooters at Arrowhead Bike Night. Ride by and join in on the fun! Hooters will host a Bike Night every Thursday at the Hooters at Arrowhead located just 1 block S. of Bell on 83rd Ave. Stop by for some great food and Hooters Hospitality. There will be 20% off menu items (25% off with Cyclerides.com V.I.P. Card). $2.00 Corona Thursdays and plenty of parking next to the outdoor patio. Stop by for some giveaways and raffles from Hooters and Arrowhead Harley as well as great wings and fun at Hooters. Click Here to see Pictures and all the detailed information.

Casey Jones Grill Bike Night  The evening riding weather is good. 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 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.

Hooters at Ahwatukee Thursday Bike Night. Continues Giveaways and Raffles. The riders in Ahwatukee were wanting a Bike Night of their own, so Hooters Ahwatukee stepped up to provide a great place to come on your motorcycle on Thursday nights. Stop by for raffles, good times and good food at Hooters in Ahwatukee located at 4804 E. Chandler Blvd. There will be raffles and giveaways from Chandler Harley and Hooters as well as 20% off menu items (25% off with Cyclerides.com V.I.P. Card). $2.00 Corona Thursdays and plenty of parking next to the outdoor patio. Click Here for the pictures and all the details.
 

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. 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.

Sunday 

Cocomo Joe's Sunday Bike Day. Live Music Every Sunday from 1:30-4:30pm. Live music is also Thursday - Saturday nights at 8:30pm. Many of you have been to Cocomo Joe's in North Phoenix. There is now a day just for riders. Cocomo Joe's is a very open and comfortable place to hang out that is decorated in a Jamaican theme. They have a new large outdoor patio as well as 2 smaller ones around the side. There is a large dining area with TV's all around to keep up on all NFL football on Sundays. See the pictures here. After football season they will be bringing in live entertainment on Sunday afternoons. There is also 3 pool tables and games for your enjoyment. There will be food and drink specials for ride days starting at 10:30am as well as blocked off preferred parking for motorcycles. The day starts at 10:30am with breakfast foods available. Bike day is from Noon - 6pm. Cocomo Joe's is located on the NW corner of Tatum and Dynamite Rd. So if you are riding to or from Cave Creek, or want to take a ride up North and not have to run the DB gauntlet, stop by Cocomo Joe's. 28244 N. Tatum Blvd. 480-538-8008. Stop by this Sunday for opening day. Click Here for all the details.

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. 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 - 5pm. Enjoy live music from 1-6pm 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 and Sunday, May 29-30
The Hungry Bear Roadhouse Grand Opening Party. Many of you remember Hailey's Grill in Mayer, AZ. Hailey's went out of business last fall and the building was purchased by the owners of Grand Canyon Harley and is re-opening as The Hungry Bear Roadhouse. The Roadhouse has been completely remodeled to provide meeting rooms for motorcycle groups or any special events. The usable space has now been expanded to the front patio. You can now sit out on the huge patio and eat your breakfast or lunch and watch the bikes roll in for a weekend ride. There will be tables and chairs as well as stools next to the railing to relax and enjoy your favorite beverages. There will be live music with 3 different bands for the Grand Opening Weekend. You will also enjoy many specials, giveaways and discounts from the dealership next door. Roadhouse hours are 8:00am - 10:00pm. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be served. Stop by the Hungry Bear for the Grand Opening Party next weekend. I will be riding up Saturday for this one. More Info at: 928-632-4211.
May 29th and 30th: Breakfast 8am - 11am.,
11:00am - Close, Free sample appetizers and cookies. $2.00 Well Drinks, Margaritas and Draft Beer. Full Service Menu.
11:00am - 3 pm. Live Music with Dave Bowman. (Sun. Mel Reynolds Band) Raffles every 1/2 hour. Pictures at the Onyx Bar.
4:00pm - 7pm. Live Music with Mirage.
Free Bear Gift to the first 250 attendees.
 

May 28th - 31st
3rd Annual MMA State Rally.
Rally is located at Tom's Cabin, on AZ Hwy 260 (next to Pizza Time Pizza), in Overgaard, AZ. Bike Games, Bike Show, $5 Poker Run, Poker Run, 50/50, Vendors, Children's Booth, Camping, 50/50, Dunk Tank, Live Music nightly & more up in the Ponderosa Pines above the Mogollon Rim. $10 per person/$25 couple ($5 day pass). Food & Libation available. Free dry camping in the mountains and the ponderosa pines. More information at 928-532-7693.



As for me this weekend, along with what you saw above, I am going to try and ditch the ankle bracelet long enough to take a quick ride up to Mayer Saturday for the Grand Opening of the Hungry Bear Restaurant. I am anxious to see the new remodel and the opening of the outdoor patio. Should be a pretty cool destination ride. Have fun and ride safe this long weekend. And don't forget to take some pictures and email them to me.

 
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
 
Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
www.cyclerides.com
info@cyclerides.com

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