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Apr ‘11
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Editors Column
AZ Rider Motorcycle News & Entertainment
P O Box 7375, Mesa, AZ 85216-7375
Phone 480-921-0244
We want to start out by
welcoming our new advertiser WrenchFX, an
East Valley mechanic
with more than 20 years
experience in repair and
performance. We’re not
just talking motorcycles
either. In addition to working on American V-Twins and
customs, Mike is also experienced in automotive service,
repair and performance work. See their ad on page 10 for
contact information.
Owner / Publisher: Newkirk Inc.
Editors: Bruce & Betsy Newkirk
April 2011 ✠ Volume 13, Issue 4 ✠ 138th edition
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Beaux, Undertaker
and friends throughout
the territory
Layout: Meltdown & Fallout
Advertising: Bruce & Betsy
Had something all written up about Bike Week, getting
out and riding, how great it is that the spring riding season is
here… Then everything changed in the blink of an eye. The
news of Kimmy’s death has traveled far and wide. We’ll be
able to talk more about this in the next edition, plus updates
on her man Tapper are on a variety of websites.
Making a sad situation worse, hers is not the only life
lost. Over these past 2 weeks, 3 riders {who we know of}
have died; Kimmy, Allan Wynn on 3/28, and Mark Hill on
4/2. Plus others have been injured in wrecks. It cannot be
said often or strongly enough to watch out for the cagers.
Actually, from our experience, there are a lot of drivers
out there who do see us. But at times when we are feeling
the impact of learning about our fellow riders who are killed
or injured, it can be difficult to believe. It only takes those
careless, inattentive few to change the world forever.
And within our own ranks, it cannot be stressed enough
that riders must know and accept their limitations.
Complaint Department:
AZ Rider Motorcycle News {AZR} is published twelve times per year.
Submissions of articles, photos, and other interesting stuff are always welcome
and will be considered for future issues. Deadline for submissions is the 15th of
each month. By submitting material for publication, you are certifying that it is an
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and properly annotated. We reserve the right to edit submissions for content and
length. Photos submitted for publication are received with an implied consent to
use them. We apologize in advance if we use your picture against your wishes,
but assume no responsibility in doing so.
The opinions expressed herein are exclusively those of the contributors and/
or advertisers, and do not necessarily reflect the position of AZ Rider Motorcycle
We accept no responsibility for the accuracy or content of submitted
advertisements. We offer no guarantees or endorsements regarding advertisements
herein. Caveat emptor - let the buyer beware.
Reprints with permission of the publisher and with attribution.
AZ Rider Motorcycle News is an independent publication with no affiliation to
any motorcycling club.
We are observing an anniversary of sorts here. This edition marks one year of producing our online-only editions.
People have become more accustomed to our online presence. We knew it would take time for some to make the transition. And more will follow. It’s been great to hear from
readers who enjoy not only the stories they are accustomed
to, but also added features such as linked photo galleries and
being able to visit our advertisers’ websites directly from
links on our pages as they go through the edition.
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Advertiser Index
ABATE of Arizona
Acme Cycle Garage
AZ Biker Leathers
Bike Tow
Chester’s H-D
Choice Hotels
CPA - Wayne Bradford
Cycle Recycle
Del Mar Leathers
Dentist - Vital, Dr. Steve
Evil Twin Customs
Geico Insurance
Greasers Automotive
Forever Two Wheels
Joeta’s Leather
Law Tigers
Logan’s Valley MCs
MotoDad Leather
Pappy’s Bar & Grill
Piss On The River Run
Scott’s Customs
Str8 Up Custom Painting 12
What the Hell Bar & Grill
Wrench FX
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That’ll do it for now.
Keep your butts on your putts!
Bruce & Betsy
Reader Index
IMO Wes Erickson
pg 7
pg 12
pg 8 Community News
ALR Post 2 Legacy Run pg 13
Mesa 81 Spring Break Out
pg 15
pg 9 Subscription Form
pg 15-17
Advertiser Review:
Cycle ReCycle MC pg 11
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ABATE Founder Passes ~ In Memory of Wes Erickson
Our ABATE Family lost one of
our great people. I am sadden to notify our members that Wes Erickson
has passed away. Wes was one of
the founders of ABATE. Without the
dedication of Wes and his “brothers”
ABATE might have never been. We
will miss his wisdom and of course
his crazy sense of humor! I am sure
Wes is already riding with the brothers and sisters that have passed before him. God Speed Wes.
Wesly Erickson, 71, born in Bottineau, raised in Maxbass, a brilliant man, Founding President of
ABATE of North Dakota, avid motorcycle, race-car and ultra-lite enthusiast, lost his battle with cancer
at his home in Phoenix, Ariz. With
the Lord’s blessing, Wes joined his
Father, Fredrick and Mother, Charlotte, and siblings, Jere and Mark at
the gates of heaven. To the end he
was with his beautiful, loving wife,
Elaine, of 48 years. He also leaves
behind his children, Twila (Chris)
Schamer, and their children, Jacob
and Danielle, and LeNita (David)
Leather Apparel
Fitzgerald, and their children, Mikayla, Mariah and Tyler.
A Service with Military Honors
will take place, in Bismarck, this
summer followed by a motorcycle
procession and life celebrating reception, details to be announced on
his website,
Thanks to Phoenix Hospice of
the Valley, we could not have navigated this journey without your
compassionate direction. We would
also like to extend a special thanks
to Robin Graham, who has been our
“Angel on Earth” during the last four
weeks. Words will never be enough
to express our gratitude for what you
have done.
Wes is survived by his siblings
Verna Valek, Marilyn Nagel, Richard
Erickson, Mary Summers and Robin
Daddy, we miss you so much but
are so very thankful you are free
from pain and we know you are riding heavens highways and flying with
new wings.
Due to his health conditions prior
to the cancer, Wes was not able to obtain Life insurance. If you are so inclined, donations are being accepted
at Wells Fargo under account number
945366970~Wesly Erickson Memorial Fund or you may send them through
Paypal to [email protected].
Thank you for your love, prayers
and support.
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From Military To Civilian – A Seamless Transition
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A veteran has two years, after separation, to apply for medical
conditions that are a result of their service in the military. After two years
the process becomes more difficult.
If you require medical assistance from the VA after separation/discharge, bring with you a copy of your medical records, a copy
of your DD-214, and two forms of picture identification.
Any injury or illness incurred while serving on active duty as a
regular, reservist, or Federalized member of the National Guard needs to
be noted in your medical records.
Enroll in the VA IMMEDIATELY. Do Not Procrastinate!!
Know your rights and your responsibilities. If you are not sure, ASKASK-ASK-ASK-ASK!!! Ensure that your transition is smooth. Know
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Join a veterans service organization - American Legion, DAV,
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Mesa 81 Spring Break Out
The Mesa 81 Spring Break Out was
held on Saturday March 19 at RUB Sports
Grill, located at 2103 W Guadalupe Rd.
in Mesa. That’s at Dobson & Guadalupe.
Bikers rolled in from all around the Valley, east and west, to show their support
to Mesa’s Hell’s Angels MC and get together with like-minded brothers and
sisters. This was just a plain and simple
good time.
It was a beautiful day to be out riding;
so there was a turnover of scoots in the
parking lot as riders were coming and going throughout the afternoon. There was a
bike wash area set up. The band ‘Krunch’
was putting out good covers of standard
and current rock tunes.
RUBs has a cool set up, with the indoor area opening out to a large airy enclosed patio. Smokers and non-smokers
can be pretty comfortable, together in essentially the same area, to visit and listen
to the music. Nicely done.
We observed some 25 clubs & organizations represented this day including ABATE, ALMA {American Latino
Motorcycle Ass’n}, American Legion
Riders, Cerberus, Desert Eagles, Desert
Thunder, Devils Own, HOG, Hooligans,
Leather & Lace {LHRA}, Leathernecks,
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Loners, Loose Cannons, Lost Dutchman,
MMAA {Mtn Motorcycle Ass’n AZ},
MMA-AZ{Modified Motorcycle Ass’n},
Next of Kin, Renegades, Rough Riders,
Soldiers For Jesus, Sons of God, Spartan
Riders, Survivors, VIIIs Society, and Viet
Nam / Legacy Vets.
No disrespect to the organizers who
put together events for all the righteous
causes that bikers support throughout the
year; but it’s kinda nice, once in a while,
to go to a gathering that is just a party to
have a party.
Thanks guys, for a good afternoon.
Bruce & Betsy
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A dedicated Teamsters union worker was attending a convention in Las
Vegas and decided to check out the local brothels. When he got to the
first one, he asked the Madam, “Is this a union house?”
“No”, she replied, “I’m sorry it isn’t.”
“Well, if I pay you $100, what cut do the girls get?”
“The house gets $80 and the girls get $20,’”she answered.
Offended at such unfair dealings, the union man stomped off down the
street in search of a more equitable, hopefully unionized shop. His search
continued until finally he reached a brothel where the Madam responded,
“Why yes sir, this is a union house. We observe all union rules.”
The man asked, “And, if I pay you $100, what cut do the girls get?”
“The girls get $80 and the house gets $20.”
“That’s more like it!” the union man said.
He handed the Madam $100, looked around the room, and pointed to a
stunningly attractive green-eyed blonde. “I’d like her,” he said.
“I’m sure you would, sir,” said the Madam. Then she gestured to a
92-year old woman in the corner, “but Ethel here has 67 years
seniority and according to union rules, she’s next.”
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American Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education
If you are a motorcyclist, then ABATE needs you to help
protect the Freedom of the Road and reduce motorcycle
accidents through Rider Education and Awareness
Programs, regardless of Machine, Gear, Club or
Organization affiliation. Join us and help save
motorcyclists and motorcycling in AZ!
Support ABATE’s efforts on YOUR
behalf as a motorcyclist.
protect your rights as a rider.
Visit ABATE on the web at
your membership application
is available there
or call ABATE at 602-867-9829
ABATE of Arizona, Inc is a non-profit Motorcycle Rights
Organization that is dedicated to the freedom of the road for ALL
motorcyclists. We are a volunteer organization that fights discriminatory
legislation aimed toward the motorcycling community. ABATE’s position
is that all motorcycle riders have the right to choose not only the machine
they ride but also what gear they will wear or not wear. We also Lobby
to educate the government and general public to promote
motorcycling in a safe and positive image.
7509 N. 12th Street, Suite 200; Phoenix, AZ 85020 - Phone 602-867-9829; Website
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Advertiser Review: Cycle ReCycle MC
Cycle Recycle MC offers a unique
and practical service in these tough
economic times. This is a consignment
shop for all things biker-related. They
accept parts, accessories, apparel, and
biker swag in good selling condition.
You get an excellent venue to get your
items sold, for a reasonable consignment fee. As a motorcycle broker they
take the headaches out of privately selling your vehicle…connecting you with
serious buyers.
In addition to handling consignments, Cycle Recycle MC offers service work on all bikes. They can take
care of your routine maintenance needs,
make repairs, and install items you’ve
purchased in the store. The service
rate is very reasonable and competitive. You’ll get one of the best
deals in town on oil changes.
As an Amsoil Dealer you’ll
find the best price in the area
on synthetic motorcycle oil
and lubricant.
Cycle Recycle MC staffers are extremely knowledgeable in both street and dirt
motorcycles. So whether you
are buying or selling,
they can assist you with
your needs.
Consigning is a
great way to put a little
extra cash in your pocket and get rid of things
you no longer use or
need. At Cycle Recycle
MC, you have a secure
place to display your
motorcycle and other
items for sale. Be aware,
Cycle Recycle MC does
not purchase anything
directly nor do they trade items. You get
the advantage of Cycle Recycle MC’s location & visibility to potential buyers and
staffers on your side who are experienced
in selling. There’s no more need to bring
strangers to your home. And no more of
your time is wasted on “no shows”.
Buying goods on consignment can
save you money. Cycle Recycle MC offers a wide selection of quality used motorcycle gear including parts, accessories,
apparel, leather goods, and collectibles.
We’ve seen tee shirts & leathers to mirrors, pipes, saddlebags, and windshields.
Each time you visit the store, there’s different stuff to check out.
For example, a new arrival available
for sale is a customized wheel with a 280
Metzler tire and billet sprocket that was
ordered from Bourget and never used.
It’s priced around half of what it sold for
new. Among the collectibles for sale is
an original tank from the movie ‘Harley
Davidson & the Marlboro Man’. Among
the bikes currently available are a Ridley
Trike, a Bultaco Alpina 450, and a rare
1985 Harley Low Rider with both electric and kick start.
Cycle Recycle MC is the place to
consign or shop for biker–related items.
Their friendly and knowledgeable staff
will make your buying or selling experience a positive one.
Cycle Recycle MC is located at 3110
E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032;
that’s E. Cactus Road just West of 32nd
Street and SR 51. The showroom is open
Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday
10am-4pm. They’re closed on Sunday &
Monday, but there’s talk they may soon
be open on Sundays. Any questions? Give
them a call at 602-441-2998. Be sure and
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Community News
Happy April Birthdays to
Beaux Marks, JoAnne King,
Jon Kinsey, Rick Henry, and
Robin Munn. We wish you
each a very happy day with
friends, making great
On March 12, Jimmy Brewer
and his lady Kathy Russell
were involved in an accident
as they were riding down to
an event with the Huns MC
along with fellow members of
the Mountain Motorcycle Association. Not all details
are available, but they were
riding 2-up on Hwy 77 in the
area of Mammoth, AZ. They
left the roadway and struck
the wall. Kathy was killed
in the wreck.
Jimmy’s injuries are not
life threatening. He broke
most every bone on his right
side, including a broken
shoulder... He has about 8
pins in his leg along with
skin grafts. Jimmy has now
returned home to the White
Mountains for recuperation.
Services for Kathy were
held in Show Low on Sunday
March 20. We will have more
on that in our next edition.
We extend our condolences
to Kathy’s family and loved
ones in their loss. Best
wishes to Jimmy for his recovery.
This stunner hit us
and so many others on Saturday March 26……. Kimmy
Chapman of Biker Information Guide was killed in
a wreck, just hours after
she helped judge the bike
show at American Legion
If you can’t tell the difference between
Lefty Loosey and Lucy
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Riders Post 58 in Fountain
Hills. She & Tapper were
riding home when they got
He is at John C
Lincoln, with extensive injuries. You can follow Tapper’s progress via updates
to our Forum or Facebook
pages. Kimmy’s Memorial will
be on Sunday April 3. There
will be more on that in our
next edition.
overseas. We wish her safe
Have someone you’d like
to send congratulations
or well wishes to? Have
some news you’d like to
share within AZ’s Biker
Community? Please send us
an email to
[email protected]
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ALR Legacy Run
On Saturday March 19, the American Legion Riders of Post 2 hosted their
3rd annual Legacy Run. Monies raised
by this event go to support the American
Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.
Registration for this self-paced ride
was at Del Mar Leathers, located at 4815
E Main Street in Mesa, AZ. Always hospitable, on this morning owners Joe &
Denise had coffee, water, fruit, and pastries available. According to Events Coordinator Michele Root there were 82
s, plus some who came out to the
end party at Post 2 and made their donations.
The run was a scavenger hunt, with
riders getting a list of things to find, observe, or photograph along the way. This
was a clever approach, stepping away
from the more traditional dice or cards.
Plus you didn’t have to collect a bunch
of items, which can be problematic on a
motorcycle. Stop one was at Post 39 in
Gilbert, where breakfast was available.
From there, stops were at River Bottom
Saloon in Florence, American Legion
Posts 9 in Florence and 54 in Coolidge;
before ending at Post 2 at 2125 S Industrial Park Ave, in Tempe. Items to find
included answering the questions,
“When did ‘the Father of AZ’ die?”
and “Which anniversary was Post 9
in Florence celebrating that day?” Another task was to take a picture of or
describe the location of the Instrument
of Surrender. Yes, first you have to
know what it is  One of the scavenger item/questions referred to a game
board at Post 39 called Gilbertopoly;
which looks like a Monopoly board
but is specific to Gilbert. Only one
person, Nancy, answered that one.
Winners for the day were: Linda
Sherman of Post 26 won $50 for 2nd
place. Nancy Reiter of Post 2 was 1st,
answering everything correctly. She
received $100. Stephanie Martin won
the 50/50, collecting $341. Congratulations to you all. Of course, the biggest winner of the day was the Legacy
Scholarship Fund and the kids it will
help. The donation made to the Fund
was $1,245.
Michele wants to thank Joe & Denise, “for taking such great care of us
on this ride and everything else Post 2
does. They were wonderful. We presented them with a Certificate of Ap-
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preciation that I am proud to say will be displayed at DelMar Leathers.” She continued,
“The River Bottom and American Legion
posts 39, 9, & 54 were awesome ‘hosts’.
Fools Life was terrific, yet again. They
stayed longer than booked and did an awesome job of entertaining us. They are booked
for our next Biker Ball in October. For those
that helped from Post 2, I’d like to thank
Sherrie Grey, Marla Kelly, Carolyn Roskob,
Jeanie Lanaghan, Helen Cantu, Mary Ellen
Kohut, Johnnie Barnett, Eagle Donaldson,
Trish McElyea, and Judy Galvez with our
Auxiliary. This was my last Run as Events
Coordinator for Post 2. We had a great time,
great people, delicious food - what a better
way to go. Hope to see everyone at the Biker Ball on October 22nd with Fools Life.”
The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund is a nationwide program, started
to provide scholarships for children of active duty service men and women killed
on or after Sept 11, 2001. The funds raised
go toward ensuring that a post-secondary
education will be a reality for their children
who want it. Learn more at
Bruce & Betsy
Party for Pops
AZ Rider
Yes I know… we’re making an announcement here for a surprise party. But, it’s been
discussed that Pops isn’t so much of an online kinda guy. So we figured since this is
an online only edition, we can probably get away with it. So if you’re reading this, and
happen to cross paths with Pops along your travels, don’t let on. Sssshhhhhh…. It’s a
Pops is a 20 year member of the Limey Riders MC and has been riding for 78 years.
Many in the MC community love him. Two years ago he was hit on his motorcycle and
the motorcycle needs to be repaired and modified a little. Come on out for a day of fun
and help to raise money to get Pops’ motorcycle back on the road and Pops back in the
Pops is great person and has been a part of the motorcycle community forever. It
would be great if everyone could come out and support this event. We as riders should
be proud to have Pops, at almost 90 years old, back sharing the road with us.
This event is being presented cooperatively by MMA’s Leather District, ABATE Shadow Mountain Chapter, and Limey Riders MC on Sunday, April 10 at the Amber Inn,
43rd Ave and Dunlap in Phoenix, from noon - 5pm. Music and entertainment are being provided by Farley McDavidson Road Show. Cost is $10/per person for the event.
There’ll be a 50/50, Raffles, and a Bikini Bike Wash. The Bike Wash is for a Donation.
The goal is to raise the money and get the bike done in time to give it to Pops at his
90th birthday party in June. Please help by inviting the biker friends on your lists. There
are a lot of fun things planned for this event. Please come out to support this.
If there is anything you would like to donate for a raffle or auction item or
if you need general event info, call Snakebite at 623-693-4932 or email her at
[email protected]. If you can’t reach her, get with Margie at 602.AbateAZ
We hope you can be there.
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motorcycle awareness and
education due to an everincreasing rider population.
No one is more concerned
with rider safety than riders
themselves, and obviously
those best suited to educate
newer riders are veteran riders.
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Grill 8708 E. McDowell Rd. Scottsdale 480945-2606. Food & drink specials, music by
UNKnown ASSociates, and more FMI: Evil
Twin 480-784-0040 {H}
4/9 Catalina, AZ… 3rd Annual Sunnyside
Up Café “Spring Has Sprung” Motorcycle
Poker Run & Bike Show includes breakfast at
the Sunnyside Up Café, lunch at Players Pub,
ride thru n/e Pinal & s/w Gila counties. $35/cpl,
$25/sgl. All proceeds go to supporting Honor
Flight WWII Vets.
Motorcycles on Main is ON - the first Friday of FMI: DutchVande Mheen: Xjarhd1@msn.
the month. This is a Sturgis-style Bike Night com, {C}
from 6-10pm. Cruise Main Street in Downtown Mesa. Beer Gardens, Live Bands, park 4/9 Thunder Mountain HOG’s 8th Annual
& show your bike. Every 1st Friday. Vendors Chris Nason Fallen Heroes Memorial Run
call Christy at 480-890-2613 {H}
for fallen military, fire & police. Sign-in begins
9am, Pizza Hut Bistro on Fry Blvd. in Sierra
4/8 {Fri} Mesa Riverview’s Cyclerides. Vista, AZ $15 includes poker run, bike show,
com Bike Night from 5-9pm. 1061 N Dobson rocker patch for the 1st 100. Vendors on site.
Rd (Loop 202 & Dobson Rd) in Mesa, AZ. Last bike in 1:15pm. Show winners announced
Two Blocks of Motorcycle parking on Bass 2:30pm. Proceeds to the Disabled American
Pro Drive all roped off. Vendors, Restaurant Veterans transportation service. FMI: Dieter
Specials, Live Music vendors and More. FMI - at 520-255-1662 or Rich at 520-803-9505. {J}
vendors or general: [email protected] {J}
4/9 Sun Riders M/C Host 2nd Annual
4/8-10 {Fr-Su}
3rd annual Pre-Easter Desert Nights Poker/Suitcase Run to benefit
Bash at Winkelman Flats, AZ hosted by Lon- Aviva Children’s Services. Sign-in 6pm at the
ers MC. Weekend pass $15/sgl, $25/cpl. $10 Fox & Hound, 7625 N. La Cholla in Tucson,
day pass. Everyone’s welcome. Let’s party! AZ 520-310-5059. $10/pp. Vendors, prizes &
FMI: Smurf [email protected] {C}
more. FMI: or
[email protected] {J}
4/9 {Sat} Evil Twin Custom Cycles 2534
W Broadway, Mesa hosts Customer Ap- 4/9 The Huns Sierra Vista Chapter annual
preciation Party from 10a-4pm. Free food, Spring Blast off party at Buddy’s Bar in Sierra
beer, soda; live music, vendors, raffles, & Vista. FMI: Alamo Joe - alamo_joe43@yahoo.
more. FMI: 480-784-0040, www.eviltwin- com, {Z} {H}
4/9-10 Red, White, & Blues Party at the Dra4/9 Leathernecks MC is putting on a fund- goon Saloon in Tombstone {5th & Toughnut}.
raiser for the families of Kimmy & Tapper at hosted by Tucson’s Hell’s Angels MC. Benefits
7325 N. 109 Ave, Glendale, AZ. Starts at the Tombstone Library and Food Bank. Blues
3pm. $15 includes food, live entertainment. bands, vendors, lingerie show, & more. Ride
Music starts 5pm. The best route is Glen- out from Tucson clubhouse {2819 S12th Ave}
dale to Glenn Harbor then North to North- between 9-11am. FMI: 208-610-4724 {F}
view; turn Left on Northview. FMI: Tom Bragg
[email protected] {E}
4/10 {Sun} Wheels For Pops Fundraiser Party
at Amber Inn, 43rd Ave & Dunlap, Noon - 5pm.
4/9 1st annual Skin & Steel Bike Show & $10/pp, Bike Wash available for a donation.
Tattoo Contest, hosted by & American Le- Read more on pg14. FMI: Snakebite 623-693gion Riders Post 2, 2125 S Industrial Park 4932, [email protected] {W}
Ave, Tempe, AZ from 10a-4pm. Benefits the
Legacy Scholarship Fund. Free admission. 4/10 Disabled American Veterans AuxiliaVendors, contests, auction, music. Food ry’s 4th Annual Ride For Freedom. Register
available. FMI: 480-600-4056 {B}
9:30am at DAV 2, 3455 S. Wilmot; Tucson,
AZ. Last bike out at 11am. Cost = $15/pp.
4/9 Kickstands Up For K-9s fundraiser for High/low prizes, raffles, music & more. Prothe Chandler K-9 Unit. Ride starts/ends at ceeds benefit VA Hospital patients, HospitalAmerican Legion Post 35, 2240 W Chandler ity Room for the Troops at Tucson’s Airport,
Blvd, Chandler. Register 8:30-10am; Last La Colina Nursing Facility, and various other
Bike in by 2pm. $25/bike, $10/passenger in- programs sponsored by DAV Auxiliary Cactus
cludes Lunch and Pin. Music, K-9 demo, & Unit 2. FMI: Terry Byron 520-982-0023 or
more. FMI: 480-821-0002, ddbostwick@cox. {J}
net, {F}
4/10 1st annual Sons of Aesir Scavenger
Hunt. Wild Bill’s Saloon 6840 N. 27th Ave;
[s/w, corner 27th Ave and Glendale]. $10/sgl,
$15/cpl. Reg. 11a, KSU 12pm. 1st prize $100.
Bands, free BBQ, good times & more. Everyone is welcome. FMI: Ruffy 602-380-5733,
[email protected],
com/2364.htm {W}
4/15-17 {Fr-Su} Norwalk MC 50th annual Yuma
Prison Run at Yuma County Fair Grounds 2520
E. 32nd Ave, Yuma, AZ. Benefits Make-A-Wish,
ADA, PBTF, & more. $30/pp, kids 7-12 $15;
pre-reg discount. Kids <6 free. Music, ride-in
bike show, bike/trike games, vendors, procession to Yuma Territorial Prison, Victor McLaglen Motor Corps, Sat. night dinner, children’s
activities by the CMA, free tent & RV camping,
run pin (1st 2500 entrants). FMI: Huey @ 661245-3932, [email protected], www. {H}
4/16 {Sat} DAMU MetalFest Fundraiser {Dads
Against Meth Use} at UB’s on Dobson &
Broadway Rd. in Mesa. Set up at 4p, doors
open at 5pm, vending till midnight. $5/pp cover. Vendors set up FREE. FMI: Ginger 480635-6264 {E}
4/16 Memorial / Benefit Ride ~ IMO Fallen
Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry. Sign-in 811am at The Arena Bar on Prickly Pear Ave.
in Benson, AZ. BPA Terry was shot & killed in
the line of duty on Dec 15th 2010 near Nogales AZ. $20/pilot, $15/passenger. Extra
poker hands $5 each. All vehicles welcome.
Vendors, poker run, live music, food & more.
100% of proceeds going to the Terry family,
the Border Patrol Scholarship Fund, and the
100 Club of AZ. FMI: 520-249-3554, 520-2499669, 520-266-1028 {J}
4/16 Bree’s Ride For Life. Bree is a 17 yr.
old girl w/ an inoperable brain tumor. Register 8a-10am @ North Valley Honda, 14827 N.
Cave Creek Rd. Phx. $10/bike includes the
ride & 1 general raffle ticket. Ride ends @ The
Wrap Shop, 1745 W. Deer Valley Rd. Phx.
After party includes DJ, food, raffles. There
is a special $100/ticket $3000 custom vehicle
wrap from The Wrap Shop. Other raffle tickets
are $2. All proceeds go to Bree’s family. FMI:
[email protected] {W}
4/16 Spartan Riders annual Fishfry hosted
by Spartan Riders MC Glendale. Starts at
4pm @ 6002 W Maryland Ave, Glendale AZ.
Plenty of fish, hushpuppies, coleslaw, etc...
Come out and enjoy some good food. Just
$10pp FMI: C/C spartan@spartanridersmc.
com, {W}
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4/16 American Legion Family is hosting an
event 11a-2pm for Veterans at the VA Hospital
west parking lot {650 E Indian School; Phx}
featuring music, speakers, health screenings,
& more. FMI: [email protected] {E}
4/16 The Lords of Exile MC host the 1st Annual Party at Branding Iron North - 2660 W.
Ruthrauff Rd. in Tucson. Live music and other
biker events. $10/pp, $15/cpl. Portion of the
proceeds to benefit Tucson Hospitality House
for Women. FMI: 520-293-7300 {J}
4/17 {Sun} 8th Annual Ride for the Kids of
the AZ School for the Deaf and Blind, hosted
by the Old Pueblo Riders Group. $15/Rider,
$10/Passenger. Reg 10am @ ASDB - 1200
West Speedway, Tucson. LBO noon. Come
early, meet the kids/teachers, have breakfast.
Last bike in 3:30pm @ American Legion #109,
15921 S. Houghton. Live band, vendors, silent
auction, & more. FMI: www.oldpuebloriders.
org or [email protected] {J}
4/23 Packages From Home presents 6th
annual Hearts To Heroes Motorcycle Ride /
Poker Run from ≈ 8a-3pm to help support the
Troops. $25/sgl, $35/2-up. 1st 100 reg get free
T-shirt. Start/end locations TBA. Visit website
for info. FMI: [email protected], {C}
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4/23 Old Guard Riders’ Ride for Vets starts at
the Maverick Saloon. 9605 N 19th Ave. Phoenix. $15/sgl, $20/dbl, lunch included. Please
come out and support our Vets!! Raffles, Live
music, and tons of fun!!!! FMI: Sueanne,
[email protected] {W}
5/7 {Sat} Mining Camp Restaurant 1st Annual Charity Motorcycle Run. Register 8–9am
@ Texas Roadhouse 3961 S Gilbert Rd, Gilbert. $15/rider, $10/passenger. Last stop Mining Camp, Apache Junction. Bike show, $10
lunch available, entertainment, vendors. Proceeds to Stand up and Stand Proud Organiza4/29-30 {Fr-Sa} 9th annual ‘Piss on the tion. FMI: [email protected] or http://
River’ Poker Run in Lake Havasu. Sign- {C}
in @ either Eagles #4299, 1561 Marlboro,
LHC or at Sandbar on Hwy 95/Riverside 5/7 Payson American Legion Riders, Post 69
0Dr in Parker. Music at Eagles both Fri hosts 5th Annual Fun Run. Benefits Payson
& Sat nights. Register 9a Sat, high hand Supply Line. PSL provides Personal Supplies
prize $2000/ $500 for low. End party at to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sign-in
Eagles #4299. All proceeds go to Veter- 9-10:30am at Post 69, 709 E Hwy 260, Payans Charities. Vendors 928-486-1789, FMI: son. $10 suggested donation FMI: 928-4746969, [email protected] {W} {H}
4/29 – 5/1 {Fri-Sun} Screw Laughlin at Butcher Hook Bar & Restaurant, Hwy 188 m/m 261,
Tonto Basin, AZ. $15/pp includes entry to Party & FREE camping on Fri. & Sat. RV parking
available. Live Music Fri & Sat, Wet T-Shirt &
Tattoo Contests, Vendors, Bike & Biker games
4/23 {Sat} Cameron T Haselhorst Poker Run on Saturday, & more. FMI: Vendors “Muskrat”
to Benefit St Joe’s Neonatal ICU. Starts at 8am 520-371-1735, general info Snakebite 623at Dan’s Motorcycle Shop 1286 W Apache 693-4932, {J}
Trail, Apache Junction, AZ. $15/sgl, $25/2-up.
Donuts, coffee, lunch included, vendors, band, 4/30 Kelly’s 4th Annual Biker Palooza. Join
50/50, bike games, poker tourney, door prizes Kelly and the Performance Specialists at 4906
& more. Ends at Superstition Paint Horses Olympic Dr at the Airport in Kingman, AZ from
1670 W Scissortail Pl, Queen Valley. FMI: Bar- 10a-10pm. Vendors, swap meet, biker games,
bara Jean McAtlin [email protected] {C} bike show, live music & more. Bike Give-Away,
$20 donation, 500 tickets to sell. Benefits
4/23 ALR Post 107’s 2nd Annual Legacy Boys & Girls Club of Kingman. Can be preScholarship Run for college educations of chil- purchased. FMI: Kelly 928-692-6601, website
dren of service members who have been killed {J}
in action. Reg 8:30am @ American Legion
Post 107, 20001 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. 4/30 ALR Post 39 hosts Robbie’s Ride, benKSU 10am. $20 /$25 w. passenger donation. efiting their Fallen Heroes Program. Starts/
Breakfast Buffet available. Pins to 1st 100 reg. ends at Gilbert American Legion Post 39 206
Cages welcome! Raffles, high-low hand, Live N. Gilbert Rd, Gilbert AZ. Reg 7:30-9am, $20/
music. Pasta Buffet available after ride. FMI: sgl, $25w/Passenger. Pre-reg to ensure tee.
FMI: [email protected] {W}
KC [email protected] {C}
4/23 2nd Annual Angel Thunder Poker Run
starts 8:30am at American Legion Post 109,
15921 S Houghton Rd {Houghton & Sahuarita Rd} in Tucson. $15/Rider, $10/passenger.
Ride ends with a BBQ for $5. Prizes for High
& Low hands. All Proceeds go to ‘That Others
May Live’ Foundation to support children who
have lost a parent during a USAF search and
rescue mission.
FMI: Kevin [email protected] {J}
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5/6-8 Southern AZ Harley Riders MC 19th
Annual ‘Run to the Border’. Run based at Gay
90’s Bar (it’s a name not a life style) 3856 S
Towner Ave, Naco, AZ. Music, Have A Clue
Ride, Adult biker games, kid games, on site
poker hands, camping available, auction, vendors, secure MC parking, & more. All motorcycles welcome. Pre reg at website www.sahr.
us FMI: Suzi Brackhahn 520-249-3939 {J}
5/7 American Legion Riders #117 Treasure Hunt Ride. Register 9:30-11am at Hacienda HD 15600 N Hayden, Scottsdale.
$10/pp. Proceeds benefit American Legion
Charities. Food Served 4pm at last stop - Pat
Tillman Post #117, 16428 N 32nd St, Phx. All
Riders & Cages Welcome! FMI: Vicky Long
[email protected] {J}
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5/7 ALMA’s 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo
Fiesta starts noon @ ALMA’s Clubhouse, s/w
corner of 27th Ave & McDowell. $10 gets you
in the door & a plate of our delicious Mexican
food. Thank You For Supporting The BLACK &
GOLD. Music, Dancing, & more. {J}
5/7 KA Cycles [595 S 6th St, Cottonwood,
AZ] hosts Motorcycle Swap Meet. They are
looking for old parts, new parts, antique toys,
scooter art, scooter sculptures, anything and
everything motorcycle. There will be a common table planned for those with only a couple items for sale. What would you like it to
include? Sewing, patches, pinstriping, etc.
Taking suggestions. FMI: 928-634-1364 {J}
5/12 – 15 {Th-Sun} Copper Mountain Riders
present Southeastern AZ Bike Fest at the
Graham County Fairgrounds in Safford, AZ
[527 E Armory Rd]. Top name & local bands,
vendors, biker games, more. Entry: $10-$30.
Gates open Thursday noon. FMI: Jeremy
Samuels 928-322-1516, jerwesam@yahoo.
[email protected] {J}
5/14 {Sat} ABATE of AZ’s Yapapai Chapter hosts Run to the Hills, a 21+ fundraiser.
Gates open 11am. $10/sgl, $15/cpl, $15.00
General Public. Includes shine & show
bike show, bike games, swapmeet, free
poker walk, fashion show, camping, music
& more. Vending available. FMI: Longhair
James [email protected], longhair@nort, {C}
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5/20 -21 {Fr-Sa} Sho Ryders MC 8th Annual Meet & Greet /
BBQ / Dance. Fri @ Diablo’s Sports Bar 2950 S. Craycroft
starting 6pm. Saturday BBQ @ Golf Links Complex Park
2400 S. Craycroft from 12-5pm $15/pp (includes entry to
the Dance) Bike Show (Trophies), DJ, All You Can Eat BBQ,
Jumping Castle for the Kids. Dance starts 8pm @ Quality Inn
Flamingo Ballroom 1300 N. Stone. Trophies for Most Represented (MC and SC). Room Reservations call 520-7701910 & mention code SRYDERS for special rate. FMI email
TipZee at [email protected] {J}
5/21 {Sat} Nat’l Armed Forces Freedom Ride to support our Armed Forces and Veterans. Sign-in 8-10:30am
at Chester’s HD 922 S. Country Club Dr. Mesa. $25/vehicle {bike/car}; $35 w/passenger. Benefits Operation
Home Front of Arizona. Last stop American Legion Post
2 [2125 S Industrial Park Ave], Tempe.for music & speakers. FMI: {F}
5/21 3rd Annual Bone to be Wild Motorcycle Ride benefits the animals at the Humane Society of Sedona. Register
8:30am, KSU 10am. $20/sgl; $10/Passenger includes $5
lunch coupon, pin to 1st 100, free poker run, entertainment
& more. Meet Kathryn Bulkley, Miss Arizona 2010. FMI: 928282-4679, [email protected],, [email protected] {C}
5/21 MMA’s Verde Valley district 16th annual Jester Memorial Bike Run. Reg 8:30-10am at KA Cycles 595 S. 6th St,
Cottonwood AZ. Pins to 1st100. $15/solo, $25w/rider. High
hand/low hand, live music. Breakfast burritos coffee, soda, &
water available. FMI: 928-634-1364 {J}
5/21 Moose Riders “Run 4 Kids” Poker Run to benefit the
Boys & Girls Club Summer Lunch Fund and Mooseheart
Child City & School. Sign-in 8-10am @ Moose Lodge 1860,
2620 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City from. $5 breakfast available.
$15/Sgl, $25/2-up includes BBQ. Live music, raffle, Pool &
Horseshoe tournaments, Slow Race, Bike Show. All bikers
welcome. FMI: Joe 928-768-1641 or jmonfredo@frontiernet.
net {J}
5/27-30 {Fr-Mon}
16th Annual Seligman Trike In, with
BTW West-End Chapter, in Seligman, AZ, on Historic Rte
66. LOWER PRICE $15/sgl and $20/cpl. FMI: Nick 623-3264301, [email protected] {J}
White Mountains Deuce of Clubs Fun Run and
Rally to benefit the Salvation Army White Mtn Outpost. Friday 3pm until Monday at NOON. Frontier Park, 550 North
9th Place Show Low, AZ. Vendors, parade, games, entertainment, & more. FMI: David Sherman 928-368-9953, www. {J}
5/28 {Sat} “S” Chapter of Viet Nam / Legacy Vets MC hosts Memorial Day Run to benefit Operation freedom Bird / Veterans
Organizations. Buddy’s Bar, 119 E Hwy 82, Huachuca City,
AZ from noon – 5pm. $5 cover & $5 food ticket. Special bike
parking, DJ, lingerie show, bike wash, vendors, & giveaways.
All are welcome. FMI: 520-234-6599, royjswartz@yahoo.
com {J}
Mountain Motorcycle Association annual Rally
in the Pines at The Cabin in Overgaard. $15/sgl, $25/cpl includes free dry camping, bands both nites, & free poker run.
FMI: 928-358-3920 {H}
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