This week it is Greetings from Breckenridge, Colorado. Mrs. C. and I decided this would be a good time to "Beat the Heat" in Phoenix and head for some cooler country. We are in the midst of a 2400 mile ride through Northern New Mexico and Colorado. In fact, today we traveled on the highest paved road in North America, that is literally above the clouds, by riding up Mt. Evans on our way to Rocky Mountain National Park. As it turns out, we were riding in temperatures that were a whopping 70 degrees cooler than Phoenix. It was 42 degrees when we broke through the clouds and were greeted by 5 mountain goats in the road at 14,000 feet. It has been a fantastic ride so far with incredibly beautiful scenery. Next will be Loveland Pass, Vail, Aspen, Ouray, Silverton and Durango. I have already taken over 1200 pictures, and there will be plenty more that I will share with you over the next several weeks.
If you have emailed me over the last couple of weeks, I am not ignoring you, I appreciate all of your replies to the Chopper Ride and I will answer them all as soon as I can. Thanks for your patience. I have had a lot of questions about the annual 9-11 ride by W. Steven Martin. There will be no ride this year. He is planning a big one for the 10th anniversary. As for the Rocky Point Rally, it is on for November 8-11.
I will be back with a full editorial and an updated events calendar next week.
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.
Arrowhead 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.
Friday and Saturday
August 31st and September 1st
Labor Day Party at the Billet Bar. Staying in town? Need a place to hang out and listen to some music. Take a ride to the Billet for the Labor Day weekend party featuring the band Whiskey Dogz at the World Famous Billet Bar. Band starts at 9pm both nights. Billet is located at 3748 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Old Town Scottsdale. 480-941-1876.
Saturday, December 1st
Biker's Bay Tucson Grand Opening. Looking for something to do this weekend? A ride to Tucson will leave bikers bay on 2530 E. Bell road at 8a.m. Running the back way to the grand opening party. There will be lots of door prizes, food, music and beverages. Join in for the ride and the event. More information at 602-923-0114.
Saturday and Sunday
September 8th and 9th
Chandler Harley-Davidson Full Metal Attraction 2007. Join us as we introduce the new 2008 Harley-Davidson models including the new Brand new Fat-Bob and the new Softails, Rocker & Rocker C. 10am to 5pm both days. There will be free food provided by the Tilted Kilt from 11am - 2pm. Fashion show with all of the latest Motorclothes, Vendors, Games, Entertainment and lots more. Have fun with our Comedy Hypnotist! And don't forget the famous Money Machine. Enter to win a new 2008 Fat Bob. It all takes place at Chandler Harley-Davidson located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. 480-496-6800.
No new videos this week.
However, if you didn't see the Chopper's Memorial Ride video, I would highly recommend it. This has been one of the most viewed videos to date on Cyclerides.com. 1100 views on the first day. Click Here to View.