Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
I want to thank you for all of the replies on the Hwy. 12 story in the newsletter last week. If you were on your way back from Sturgis and didn't get a chance to see it, Click Here to read. There are also 270 photos for you to view as well. I have already heard that there have been last minute changes on some planned rides to include this route, and others have been motivated to plan a ride to include this beautiful National Scenic Byway. I'm sure you will enjoy.
This Saturday, August 18th is the Chopper's Memorial Ride sponsored by myself with Cyclerides.com and Scott Pasmore with 3TV. If you have not read my newsletter about this event, Click Here. The interest in this ride has been incredible. There have been over 3500 page views of the flyer in the last 12 days and I have heard of people that are riding in from Yuma and Tucson just to attend this event. My biggest concern right now is where we are going to put everybody. But we have been working with the Phoenix and Glendale PD to create a safe and enjoyable ride. It should be a fun and high energy time.
Staging will be on 7th Ave. in front of 3TV located at 5555 N. 7th Ave. from 7am - 9am. There will be volunteers meet you at your bike to sign a release and collect the $20 per bike donation. Please have exact change so as to make the sign-in process go as fast as possible. You will also receive your Memorial sticker at this time while supplies last. There will be some donuts and bottled water available at the station. But, it is going to be hot that day and we will have limited supplies, so I would suggest to bring your own bottle of water as well for the ride in case we run out. Bathroom facilities will not be available at the station, so please take care of that before you arrive. Facilities will be available at Westgate.
Bruce Hafner will be in attendance riding Scott Bowerbanks Triumph that he had just purchased 2 months ago. Tiffany Cortez, the widow of George Cortez will be riding on the back with one of George's best friends from the Phoenix PD, and of course Scott Pasmore will be there representing the Chopper's on his Paul Yaffe Chopper. Tim & Willy from KNIX will also be riding with us. For those of you that cannot make the event, 3TV will be doing live shots all morning from the station as well as at Westgate. The 12 mile route will then head West on Bethany Home Rd. to 83rd Ave., North on 83rd to Glendale Ave., West on Glendale to 93rd Ave. to Westgate City Center. If you can't make the ride, you can stand on the side of the road and watch the bikes go by.
At Westgate we have a stage set up by the fountains and many of the 3TV personalities will be there including Scott, Tara, Olivia, Royal, Patty, Bruce and many others. Each of them will say a few words of thanks to all in attendance. Tiffany Cortez will also be on stage to thank everyone for their support and receive your donations.
Pictures and video from the event will be in next week's newsletter. Join 6400 other riders and sign up for the Cyclerides.com Weekly Update to see these photos and receive recent news, videos, photos and editorials that are not on the site, Click Here.
I look forward to seeing you this Saturday. Be sure to come up and say Hello!
Scott and I both thank you for your support of this event,
This Week's Bike Night Events
Bike Night at Buffalo Wild Wings Mesa-Falcon Field. This is a great new stop for riders on the East Side. Enjoy GREAT FOOD and Live Music every Wednesday night with Soul Catcher, featuring acoustic blues and classic rock from 7pm - 10pm every Wednesday Night at Buffalo Wild Wings located at 4425 E. McKellips Rd. in Mesa, AZ, just across from Falcon Field. Special motorcycle parking in front of the patio. Choose from the extensive new menu including Wings, Chicken Tenders, Huge selection of salads, Wraps, Sandwiches, Ribs & Combos, Burgers, Desserts and Beverages. Click Here for complete menu. Bike Night specials are 50 Cent Legs all day, $2.50 Coronas & Pacificos, $1.75 Bud Light Pints, $1.75 Miller Light Pints. Sit inside and watch your favorite sporting events on over 50 TV's and 5 Giant Screen TV's or sit outside on the huge patio where there are more TV's and enjoy the evening air. Wherever you find to relax, you will be sure to have a good time, good food and good entertainment at the Buffalo Wings Wednesday Bike Night. 480-218-9464. Click Here to take a look at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Harley-Davidson Thursday Bike Night at Gordon Biersch Brewery at Westgate. Live Music on the patio this week 6:30
- 9:30pm!! You can also sign up for the Gordon Biersch
Passport card. Get your GB Passport. Pay $20 for the
card, and you will get a $20 gift certificate to redeem for food and drink. On Bike Nights you will receive double rewards to build points for free food and drink. Gordon
Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Glendale features the best Beer Garden you will find in this State, an impressive
bar area equipped with TVs and speaker system, great food, and a large outdoor patio seating. Bike night specials include: Extended
Happy Hour for Riders to 8:00pm
Happy Hour includes:
$1.00 off Gordon Biersch Lagers
$2.00 off all Wines by the Glass
$4.95 Appetizer Specials: Southwest Egg rolls, Tapas, Chicken Wings, Bruschetta, Crispy Artichoke Hearts, Garlic Fries, Mini Pizza's Cheese or Pepperoni.
Try my favorite, the Gordon Biersch "Golden Export" or a sampler of all 5 of their beers brewed on site. Plenty of motorcycle only parking. Gordon Biersch is located at 6915 N. 95th Ave. at Westgate City Center, Loop 101 and Glendale next to the Cardinals Stadium. An easy ride from anywhere in the Valley. 623-877-4300.
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
Harold's Cave Creek Corral Bike Weekends. This is the patio that we have all been waiting for in Cave Creek. The new 4000 Sq. Ft. patio at Harold's is finally finished complete with misters, TV's and an outdoor bar. There is plenty of room to put some tables together and hang out with your riding group for breakfast, lunch or the cold beverage of your choice. Live Music from Noon to 4pm every Saturday with Bob Bouchard, the man who plays at Greasewood every weekend. Enjoy TV's all around the patio with a walk up bar. Ride out on Sunday's and enjoy the All You Can Eat breakfast buffet for $8.99 on Sundays from 8am - Noon. Or grab one of Harold's fantastic hamburgers and watch the bikes roll by on Cave Creek Rd. from the patio. 50% Off Appetizers and $2.00 Bud/Bud Light bottles. You can also choose from their full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu every day of the week. Plenty of new motorcycle parking right in front of the patio. A great destination patio for your weekend rides. Harold's is located at 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., in Cave Creek. 480-488-1906. There are still no tickets being given for DB violations. Just continue to keep the noise down as much as possible when riding through Carefree.
Saturday, August 18th.
Chopper's Memorial Ride. Staging will be at the 3TV station located at 5555 N. 7th Ave. in Phoenix from 7am - 9am. We will then take a short escorted ride to Westgate City Center located at 93rd Ave. and Glendale where there will be a stage and sound system set up so that the personalities at 3TV can address the crowd and give their thanks for all of the support you have given them through this difficult time. They are truly astounded and appreciative of all the love and support they have gotten and are eager to give their thanks to everyone who attends.
At this early stage there are commitments from Scott Pasmore, Tara Hitchcock, Olivia, Patty Kirkpatrick, Royal Norman and Bruce Hafner. The families of Jim Cox and Scott Bowerbank will also be there. I'm sure there will be many more of the on air and behind the scenes 3TV people in attendance. Tiffany Cortez, widow of George Cortez and her kids will also be in attendance. So you will be able to pass on your condolences to her as well. The beginning and end of the ride will be shown LIVE on Channel 3. So be prepared, you might be interviewed. Donation will be $20 per Bike that will include a sticker like the graphic that you see on the flyer. All brands of motorcycles are invited. If you don't ride, you can meet the ride at Westgate and give a donation there. Click Here for the flyer and details.
I look forward to your help in making this a huge turnout for both 3TV and the George Cortez family. This is a great cause and should be a fun time. If there is a good reason to get the bike out of the garage at this time of year, this is it. See you there. Click Here for the video of Scott announcing the ride on 3TV.
Sunday, August 19th
Benefit Auction for Kenny and Sarah Cupp's Son. Many of you know Kenny and Sarah Cupp who have been involved in the motorcycle community for many years in the valley. Their son has terminal cancer and they are being overwhelmed with medical bills. They are asking for you help. Auction starts at 1:00 PM and ends at 3:30 PM at Hardtails located on SW corner of 35th Ave. and Bell Rd. For more information, Donations, and auction items call 602-329-6697.
Saturday, August 25th
Buddy Stubbs Hogs & Paradise. Be sure and stop by Buddy Stubbs end of the month party where you will always have a good time. This month party with the Hogs and Paradise indoor island theme party. Enjoy Live Music with Dok & Gal featuring reggae and calypso style music. There will be a Treasure Chest Contest, Pool Tournament, Motorcycle Museum Tour, 50/50, Raffles and FREE Food. This is also a great opportunity to take a look at the new 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycles. It all happens inside so that you can stay cool and have some fun. August 25th from 11am - 3pm at Buddy Stubbs HD located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix, AZ. 602-971-3400.
This one is hilarious! And the people
laughing in the background make it even more funny. It
proves you can train a dolphin to do just about anything. It is called, "What happens in Sea World, Stays
in Sea World". Click Here to View.
This one shows that modeling can be a dangerous job. When these models get to swaying their money maker back and forth it is hard to stay up on those tall platform shoes. Once again, the background laughing is contagious. Click Here to View.
Here is one of those that says: "It is hard to be cool when". Click Here to View.
I had this one in a couple of years ago, but it has made the rounds again and it made me laugh again. You can never go wrong with a good practical joke video, especially with chimps. Click Here to View.
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