Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
Well, If you don't have a riding trip planned this weekend, you might be missing a good opportunity to enjoy some great weather. The forecast is calling for a high of 92-94 degrees this weekend in Phoenix. That means you will be looking at the low 80's in Sedona and 70 in Flagstaff. Perfect riding weather no matter where you are. Mrs. C. and I will be doing just that and will bring you a great new Day Ride next week. I'm looking forward to getting out and adding some miles while the getting is good.
Now that Summer is here I'm sure a lot of you are planning some out of the State rides. I know a lot of you go to California for those nice rides up the coast and to Napa Valley. Whenever we are riding through new areas we try to visit the well known rider stops along the way. At the end of our Canada trip last year we decided to stop by one of the most famous motorcycle stops in the West, if not the entire United States. It is known as Ed and Vern's "Rock Store" located just East of Malibu in Cornell, California near Agoura Hills. If it is not the most famous rider stop, it certainly has been visited by the most famous people. The Rock Store, located in the Santa Monica mountains on Mulholland Dr., is a weekly mid day Sunday stop for Jay Leno, a favorite place for Arnold Schwarzenegger to eat breakfast on the weekends and Matt LeBlanc to hang out with a few "Friends".
We rolled into the Rock Store late afternoon on a Saturday expecting to find a throng of bikes enjoying the afternoon on the patio. Not knowing it was a Sunday stop, what we found was a couple of bikes out front and Andy, the long time bartender on the side patio talking to some locals. Andy was a wealth of knowledge about the Rock Store and was more than happy to fill us in. Ed and Vern moved to Southern California from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after WWII. They stumbled across this building, made entirely out of volcanic rock, which had been a stagecoach stop since 1909. They purchased this "Rock Store", in 1961, and created a small town grocery store out of it. As the years rolled by, many changes were taking place in this town of Cornell, CA. As people started flocking to this area, more and more people started taking notice of this small town store. Not only were carloads of people stopping by for cold refreshments, but motorcyclists began pouring in from all directions. They were drawn to the canyon roads, and of course the opportunity to really test out their riding skills.
As more and more people began frequenting this "pit stop," it became a landmark institution for the avid motorcyclist community. Ed and Vern have built a reputation for the Rock Store as one of the top tourist destinations, and a hang out for the "who's who" of the motorcycling world as well as former President Reagan. The Rock Store has been featured in more than 50 commercials, films, music videos, television productions and magazine photos. Among the attractions at the Rock Store are the rustic settings, the who's who of celebrity autographed photos inside, hundreds of bikes of all makes and models to look at and of course the awesome breakfasts, sandwiches and cold refreshments.
So if you are in the Malibu area on the PCH take an awesome ride 14 miles up Latigo Canyon Rd. to the Rock Store. Or if you on the 101 (Ventura Hwy.) drop down on Kanan Rd. to Mulholland Hwy. Sunday is the day to go, and on any given Sunday you can stop by and chat with the celebrities who frequent the Rock Store. You can usually find Jay Leno there before noon on Sunday. Jay enjoys bringing up any one of his latest "toys" so that everyone can see it. You can usually find him in the parking lot talking amongst the people. He'll be the first one to show you under the hood of his new truck, or help someone with repairs on their bike. The Rock Store is a must visit when you are in the Los Angeles area. Be sure and get there early for some breakfast and to watch the bikes roll in. The sport bike crowd arrives early and the cruiser crowd rolls in around 11:00am.
Click Here for all Photos of the Rock Store.
Click Here for the map.
This Week's Bike Night Events
New This Week!!
Copper State Cycles Two Wheeled Tuesday. Visit the first night of a new Tuesday bike night to be held at K O'Donnell's American Bar & Grill (formerly Uno's Pizza) located in the north Scottsdale area at 14850 N. Northsight, just of of the 101 & Raintree. Every Tuesday night from 7:00pm until......This Tuesday 5/24/05, $2 buds and happy hour pricing all night! Tons of prizes and giveaways all night long! Grand prize giveaway! Red Horse Customs on Display! Ride in Bike contest, with peoples choice award for 1st through 3rd place. 61" TV's and music on the mist cooled patio!
Reserved parking in plain view for all bikes. Special guest appearance and autograph signing by one of the actors in the new National Lampoon movie Cattle Call! For more information call 480-596-6820.
Hooters at 1-17 and Bell Rd. Wednesday Bike Night. Hooters at I-17 and Bell will be hosting a new Bike Night every Wednesday night from 6pm - 9pm. They will feature a "Ride In" Bike Show with weekly prizes for 1st - 3rd. And then, the third Wednesday of every month we will crown the Bike of the Month with a Grand Prize and will also be featured on Cyclerides.com as the "Bike of the Week". We will have $2 Bud, Bud Light, and Mich Ultra bottles. There will be 20% off of all food and merchandise when you ride in on your bike. Stop by for loads of Raffle Prizes. There will be VIP Motorcycle Parking and you will be greeted at the front door by a Hooter's Girl waiting to give you your raffle ticket. Hooter's is located in the Bell Canyon Shopping Center at 2834 W. Bell Rd., West of I-17 on Bell Rd. 602-375-0000.
Thursday Night features 4 Bike Nights all over the Valley.
Drivers Sports Grill in the West Valley Has Cancelled Their Bike Night.
is one for those of you in the far East Valley!
Hooters Mesa Thursday Bike Night. Hooters in Mesa located at 6730 E. Superstition Springs Blvd. will host a Bike Night every Thursday night from 6-9 pm. If you haven't seen this Hooters yet you will have to stop by and take a look. This is one of the nicest locations that they have. Hooters will $2.00 Corona's and 20% off of food and merchandise if you ride your bike in. Stop by for raffles prizes every Thursday Night with Big Raffle prizes the first Thursday of every month. For more information call 480-396-9396.
Hooters at Arrowhead Bike Night. Continues Giveaways and Raffles. 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, $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. 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
Cave Creek Roadhouse Bike Weekend. Take a ride and stop
by the Hottest New Restaurant/Bar in Cave Creek where every weekend will be Bike Weekend. There is plenty of motorcycle parking right out front. I have mentioned this place before
and now it has finally opened to rave reviews. 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:
Thursday Night: Live Music with "Todd and Ethan" 8:30pm - 12:30pm
Friday: Live Music with "Rondavous" 9pm - 1:30am
Saturday Night: Live Music with "Rondavous" 9pm - 1:30am
Sunday: Live Music with "Rondavous" 3pm - 7pm
Click here for the Cave Creek Roadhouse website. 480-575-3098
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. This Sunday: Hans Olson, 10am - 2pm. Paris James, 2pm-5pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 480-970-6556.
Events This Week
Thursday, June 9th
Buddy Stubbs Ladies Night. Alright Ladies, this is a special evening JUST FOR YOU! Enjoy a "Stubbs Studs" Fashion Show, Wine and Cheese, Shopping Specials, Fantastic Door Prize, Giveaways, Tech Clinic and Demonstrations and a Guided Motorcycle Museum Tour by Buddy Stubbs. Admission is $10 which includes 2 beverage tickets, light snacks AND a $10 gift certificate given to you that night. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 602-971-3400 to reserve your spot. Scott Pasmore from TV3 will be a "Stubbs Stud" model.
The Month of June
Chosa's On Mill June Specials. Chosa's on Mill has made the entire month of June "Savings Month".
June 3-5: Add a touch of Harley to your foot-ward wardrobe with 20% OFF sandals!
June 11th and 12th: Even if you think you've already gotten Dad the perfect Father's Day gift, you've got to stop by Chosa's on Mill for our Father's Day Luau! FREE giveaway prizes every hour, great in-store specials like 20% OFF all in-stock, regularly priced Men's boots, a FREE Chosa's Embroidered Baseball Cap with every $100 purchase, and a shot at winning a FREE Father's Day Gift Basket, you're sure to find something Dad'll love... maybe even something you'll love!
June 18th and 19th: Take as much as 1/2 off all Women's, Men's, and Children's clothing at Chosa's on Mill's Beach Party Blowout! That's right--all the clothing you could possibly need, for as little as 1/2 price! Look good, feel good, and keep as much of that hard-earned cash as you can where it belongs: your wallet!
June 24th - 26th: Take as much as 1/2 off all Women's, Men's, and Children's clothing at Chosa's on Mill's Beach Party Blowout! That's right--all the clothing you could possibly need, for as little as 1/2 price! Look good, feel good, and keep as much of that hard-earned cash as you can where it belongs: your wallet!
Events Next Week
Saturday and Sunday, June 11th & 12th
Chandler Harley-Davidson's 5th Anniversary & Pre-Father's Day Celebration. Come help us celebrate 5 years of Heart Thumpin Fun! Enjoy Free Food, Bike Show, Door Prizes, Road King Raffle, Pool Tournament.
Saturday: Free Gift to the 1st 50 purchases. 11am - 3pm: Free Hooter's Pool Party and Bikini Bike Wash. 12 - 4pm: Free Food from Papa John's. 4PM: Tattoo Contest, 5PM: Burn Out Contest, 6PM: $1000 in prizes will be given away.
Sunday: Free Gift to the 1st 50 purchases. 11am - 3pm: Free Hooter's Pool Party and Bikini Bike Wash. 11 - 3pm: Free Food from Charleston's. 11am - 1pm KSLX Live Remote. 4pm - $1000 in prizes available.
Added Week-end Attractions: Hourly Gift Raffles, Double Rewards on Rider Rewards Cards, Road King Charity Raffle Tickets, All motorcycle purchases and single purchases over $1000 get a trip to the Money Machine.
Sunday, June 12th
The 9th Annual Jester Memorial Run. This year we will be unveiling our Jester Memorial Plaque for all of our Lost Brothers & Sisters throughout Arizona during our Commemorative Service and a Blessing of the Bikes. Dice Run Sign-in from 8:30am - 10:00am at KA Cycles located at 595 S. 6th St. in Cottonwood, AZ. $10.00 Singles/$15.00 Couples includes Meal Ticket. $100 to the High Roller and $50 to the Low Roller. Great Food, Musical Entertainment by Neon Raiders. 50/50 Drawing, Door Prizes, Games, Fun, Vendors. All Clubs, Associations and MRO's are invited. The Jester Memorial Fund pays for the memorial plaque and the purchase, construction and upkeep of the Jester Memorial Park for Lost Brothers and Sisters. Info at 928-963-0726.
For those of you that have Son's or Daughters that you have sent off to
Iraq, I can't imagine how hard that
must be. The separation alone is bad enough, but the lack of communication and knowing that they are in harms way
must make it even worse. But I did get a small dose of that feeling
this week when our 19 year old Daughter left for a 2 month mission trip to South America. Although she won't be in harms way, seeing your young daughter leave home to go to a
foreign country for 2 months is a bit of a tough thing to adjust to. She will be living with a host family
in Chile while working to help plant new churches, build new churches, work with local churches to set
up vacation bible schools for the kids and work with the children in orphanages to teach them about Christ. Chile
is South of the Equator and it is Winter there now. She doesn't think that she will have hot water where she is
staying and not a lot of heat. Even so, she is anxious to do it and I'm sure it will be a great experience
for her and a blessing to the people that she helps over there. But at home I will be marking off the days
until she returns. I ask for your prayers for her in Chile and for all of our troops that are in harms way.
I have listed this video before called "Coming Home". But it is such a good 60 seconds that I wanted to share it with you again. It is only 1.5 mb so anyone on dialup should be able to view it. Click Here.
Mrs. C. and I will be off to do another Day Ride for the site this weekend. It looks like we are going to have perfect weather for it. I will have it for you next week.
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
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