Friday, January 23, 2009

AZ Bike Week & BlackTop Thunder Magazine com 2009



“Chester’s Harley-Davidson Backstage Biker Bash IIIfeaturing The Charlie Daniels Band”Event starts at 2pm, The Charlie Daniels Band to perform at 8pm.
This will be the premiere ABW pre-rally party! Join us at our newly developed and fully renovated 7 acre property for a day full of bikes, booze, girls, vendors, food, entertainment, music, mayhem, and so much more!
Donations to benefit the E.V. Hog Chapter East Valley Charities. More information to come!
Chester's Harley-Davidson
922 S. Country Club Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85210


Gavilan Peak Sports Bar & Grill New River BashThe doors open at 6:00am Saturday morning for World Famous Biscuits and Gravy then the party begins immediately to get you started right! We plan to make it a full day with fun, food, specials, and entertainment non-stop. Good food may be our specialty but don’t forget the ice cold beverages and snacks. Live music begins early in the afternoon but we’ll Rock ‘n’ Roll into the night!!
Info: 623-465-1020 or visit:

Arizona Trail Riders Charity Dual Sport Ride. Mark your adventure calendars on Saturday, March 28th 2009 for the 3rd Annual Arizona Bike Week Dual Sport Ride, sponsored by North Valley and hosted by the Arizona Trail Riders. The ride is suitable for Dual Sport Bikes or Adventure Bikes and follows a route consisting of paved and dirt roads in varying degrees of maintenance with some fairly technical 4x4 routes for those who choose the “Hero” loop. This is an AMA Sanctioned Event for street legal motorcycles only. Space is limited for this event so plan to register early.
Route and registration details are coming soon….
Dual Sport Bike Definition: a street-legal, on/off-road motorbike capable of traversing trails or pavement and everything in between.Adventure Bike Definition: a larger, street-legal, on/off-road motorbike (or sidecar) capable of extended trips traversing dirt or gravel roads along with pavement.

MMI Open Garage/Open HouseStop by Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Saturday March 28th from 11am – 3 pmCertified MMI Instructors will give your bike a FREE “Performance Analysis” on the Dynomometer. 5 point safety check and basic maintenance tips will be available as well.Other activities include: Bike Show, Live Music, Food and Campus Tours 2844 W. Deer Valley Road
Phoenix AZ 85027
Info: (623) 869- 9644 or visit

5th Annual Buddy Stubbs Bike Week Bash13,000 people came and enjoyed a great party last year, 2009 will be even bigger!!Admission is always FREE!Party in the Parking Lot! 88,000 Sq. Ft Miller Beer Garden, Patron Margaritas, Pyrat Rum, Great Food, Live Entertainment, Vendor Displays, Museum Tours, Ample Parking and FREE Shuttle Service.Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson13850 N Cave Creek RoadPhoenix, AZ 85022Info: 602-971-3400 or visit

Hardtailz Motorcycle Mayhem Sponsored by Biker Information GuidePhoenix's #1 Biker BarFree Admission, Free Ride In Bike Show sponsored by Chuck Franklin, Largest Full Service Patio, Live Music, Food and Drink Specials, Bikini Beer Tub Girls, Free Hourly Raffles, Vendors

Party on the Westside at Tailgaters!And that’s exactly what we plan to do with Live Entertainment that will ROCK the house starting at 8:00PMStop by anytime all week long for Great Food & Drinks, plus a comfortable atmosphereEntertainment daily and a great bar staff serving up cold libations to sooth your road weary bonesDon’t miss a great tradition of Arizona Bike Week on the “Westside”, the party starts NOW!!
Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill6070 W. Bell RdGlendale, AZ 85308
Info: 602-547-9366 or visit:
Same Drink & Food Specials will apply All Week long at our new location in Litchield Park on the NW corner of Dysart Rd & Camelback.

Party on the East Side at The Dirty Dogg Saloon - Your Official East Valley Destination8pm-2am. No Cover Charge, Drink Specials all night long from some of your favorite beverage providers and don’t forget the drop dead gorgeous bar staff the Dirty Dogg is famous for. Guest appearances by some pretty ladies with smiles and product giveaways. Don't miss the excitement and good times at The Dirty Dogg Saloon Open Daily 11am-2am, Happy Hour EVERYDAY from 3pm-8p.
Dirty Dogg Saloon
10409 N. Scottsdale Road.
Scottsdale, AZ
Info: 480.368.8095 or visit:


Packages From Home “Hearts to Heroes” Tribute RideJoin the Packages From Home “Hearts to Heroes” Tribute Ride to support our troops. Check-in begins near Luke Air Force Base at 8 am followed by a kickoff event including guest speakers and military exhibitions. Ride around the Phoenix metropolitan area with stops at Westgate City Center, Phoenix International Raceway, Hideaway, Wild Horse West, and more. End at Scottsdale Pavilions with live music, prize giveaways, food and other entertainment. All proceeds benefit Packages From Home, a 501 (c) 3 organization, “to send care and comfort packages to deployed American military heroes who are stationed in active duty theaters around the world, as well as to facilitate activities that elevate morale of all veterans.” For registration and information please visit

4th Annual Takin’ the Ride for Fallen Officers Join the Challenge!Tragically in the line of duty deaths are up, we need your help more than ever. Takin’ the Ride 2009 brought to you by the TASER Foundation for Fallen Officers is inviting riders to join the effort to raise money for the families of fallen officers.
Details are coming soon…
Info: 480-905-2090 or visit

The Trifecta Custom Bike Show and Blowout at the Steel Horse Saloon
Gates open at 10:00am
Vendors, Live Music, Food & Drinks, Frozen T-Shirt, Cool Bikes, Hot Babes, All Ages, Alcohol w/ID
Tattoo Contest by Liquid Visions.General Admission $5.00. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Crisis NurserySteel Horse Saloon1818 W. Bell Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85023Info: 602-942-8778 or visit


Chandler Harley-Davidson’s 9th Annual Sunshine Acres Charity Ride
9th Annual Sunshine Acres Poker Run to Tortilla Flat is one of the best ride routes of Arizona Bike Week. This year the poker run will take you through the Superstition Mountains to Tortilla Flat before ending at San Tan Flat for food and entertainment. Pre-register at Chandler H-D starting March 1st and receive a free T-shirt with your donation. Day of ride registration 10am to noon at Chandler H-D. $25 entry fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch at San Tan Flat.
Chandler Harley-Davidson6895 W. Chandler Blvd.Chandler AZ 85226Info: 480-496-6800 or visit


The 2009 Wednesday Riding for Kids Charity RunPhoenix’s Premier Motorcycle Ride Event Announces Date for Arizona Bike Week 2009
The 9th Annual Wednesday Riding for Kids Charity Run revs up on Wednesday April 1st 2009. The 234 mile ride marks the kick off of Arizona Bike Week and is an officially sanctioned event.
The Phoenix Arizona Harley-Davidson Owners Group and Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson will be hosting this premier motorcycle ride..All motorcycle makes and types are welcome. Registration is from 6:30 to 10:00 AM at Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson located at 13850 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ, 85022. Cost is $35.00 per individual (pre-registration) with shirts/pins for the first 600 entrants. Also included with the entry fee is admission into Cyclefest. You may pre-register online at
The ride begins at Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson at approximately 10 AM, will include a stop at Buddy Stubbs new Anthem Harley-Davidson location and beautiful scenery as it travels north through Prescott Valley. The ride ends at Cyclefest at Westworld in Scottsdale. Participants should proceed to Buddy Stubbs tent on-site for raffle drawings which will begin at 6:30 PM. Cash and assorted prizes will be awarded. All proceeds from this worthwhile event will go to local children’s charities.
Sponsor and donor opportunities are still available. If you would like to be a sponsor or donor, please contact Jean Miller at

It's Happy Hour, 4:00 TO 6:00 PMPresented by Ideation Design Group Daily in the HandleBar Saloon at WestWorld of Scottsdale
Drink Specials + a favorite of many………..”The Shot of the Day!!!”
Relax after a long day of riding and indulge yourself with your favorite libation.

Bike Week Hero, AZ Biker Information Guide: Kimmy’s Day
Kimmy – An “Arizona Bike Week Hero”Join Kimmy and all her Friends at The Hideaway all day for Photo & Autograph Op’s.
At 6:00pm join Mark & Kimmy for a Ride to West World to support Kimmy as she receives her AZ Bike Week Hero Award and also to see the concert w/ The Gin Blossoms.
Kimmy – An “Arizona Bike Week Hero”Kimmy Chapman’s roots with Arizona Bike Week run as deep as they come. She was one of the original ABW staff members in 1997 & 1998 when Cruise America hatched the idea of Arizona Bike Week with the first event held in Avondale, Arizona. Many things have changed since those days but one thing remains the same, Kimmy is still in there contributing her time and talent to make things better.
Kimmy founded the Biker Information Guide in 1997 and the magazine has grown tremendously over the years with distribution now spanning 11 states. Her commitment and dedication to the motorcycling community is apparent in everything she touches. Please join friends and family in the HandleBar Saloon at WestWorld of Scottsdale as we tip our caps to celebrate the many accomplishments of a true Arizona Bike Week Hero.

The Gin Blossoms in the HandleBar Saloon- 8:30 PMPresented by Buddy Stubbs Harley-DavidsonAlternative power popsters Gin Blossoms were formed in 1987 in Tempe, AZ, by longtime friends Bill Leen (bass) and Doug Hopkins (guitar), with an initial lineup also featuring vocalist Jesse Valenzuela, guitarist Richard Taylor, and drummer Chris McCann. The following year saw several personnel shifts as the band struggled to solidify -- McCann was replaced by Dan Henzerling and, shortly thereafter, Phillip Rhodes, while Taylor was fired and replaced by guitarist Robin Wilson. Wilson and Valenzuela subsequently switched roles, and the band recorded a self-released album, Dusted, in 1989. A&M signed them the following year


Ssinister Custom Chopper DayIf you haven’t seen a Ssinister Custom Chopper that John has built, you haven’t seen how Custom a Custom Can Get! This is going to be one full day that goes from 10am – Close, so get to The Hideaway early!!! John Shope, the CMT Chopper Challenge Winner, will be here for Photo’s Op’s & Autograph’s.
Vendors, Promos, Tons of Giveaways & Much More!!!
At 6pm Mark & John will be leading a Ride down to West World for the Concert w/ Blackfoot.
4th Annual T-Bar Trail RideHey, riders, you know what time of year it is again? It's that time!!! Time to round up some BOOBS! How about it? You wild bunch ready to ride hard, get wild, party like crazy, and get excited by lots of fine babes. To the one and only T-BAR TRAIL RIDE. We're roundin up at Westworld and headin out to Gavilan Peak Sports Bar & Grill for some great chow, then we're movin 'um out to the hottest, big boob babe's at Christie's Cabaret East. From there, we're headin out to the all-new Amazons, to see their long-legged, lusty-boobed, honeys in your face, YA. Oh, and we're roundin up to go see the beautiful sexy big-boobed, tight-bunned, hot, hot 20 ft. pole slidein SS babe's at Christie's Cabaret West. Don't miss this year's fun with more prizes new and different shirts. Always for a great cause save some boobs. No, seriously, it's for AIBH and ABWC. Hope to see you there. The more, the merrier!!!Info: 480-644-8191 or

It's Happy Hour, 4:00 TO 6:00 PMPresented by Ideation Design Group Daily in the HandleBar Saloon at WestWorld of Scottsdale

Drink Specials + a favorite of many………..”The Shot of the Day!!!”
Relax after a long day of riding and indulge yourself with your favorite libation.

Blackfoot in Concert in the HandleBar Saloon - 8:30 PMBlackfoot was formed in Jacksonville, Florida in the Fall of 1969, by childhood friends Greg T. Walker (bass and vocals) Rickey Medlocke (lead vocals & percussion), Jakson Spires (drums and vocals), DeWitt Gibbs (keyboards & vocals), and Charlie Hargrett (lead guitar). At first called "Hammer", they played their first major concert performance at the Miami International Rock Festival in December, 1969. In March, 1970 they re-named the band "Blackfoot".


6th Annual Fire Fighters Poker RunPresented by Superstition Harley-Davidson & United Mesa Fire FightersAll proceeds benefit East Valley Firefighter Charities. This year’s event kicks off at Superstition Harley-Davidson in Apache Junction at 8:00 am on Friday, April 3rd, 2009 with a huge “Three-Alarm” pancake breakfast. Pre-registration is $35/rider and $25/passenger which includes an event t-shirt and commemorative ride pin for the first 500 people registered. All registered participants will also receive entrance into Arizona Bike Week for Friday’s events at WestWorld including a concert by legendary rocker Eddie Money at the HandleBar Saloon. Take part in this year’s poker run for a chance at $1000 in total prize money for the best and worst poker hands. Register the day of the event from 8:00 am – 10:00 am or Pre-Register early by going online to You can also Pre-Register in person at Superstition Harley-Davidson (1 mile east of Signal Butte on Apache Trail). Pre-Registration begins February 1, 2009 and ends March 31, 2009. Please join us in helping to support a great cause and don’t miss out on what will once again be one of the best rides of Arizona Bike Week!For more information go to

The Hideaway Grill / Broken Spoke Gypsy Tour RideMark & Jay will be guiding you on this All Day ride to unknown stops. All of which are guaranteed to be KICK ASS! Ride leaves at Noon. So Get Here Early!!!
After the ride, it's back to The Hideaway for some Kick Ass Partying!!!
Promos, Giveaways, Vendors & Much More!!!

It's Happy Hour, 4:00 TO 6:00 PMPresented by Ideation Design Group Daily in the HandleBar Saloon at WestWorld of Scottsdale
Drink Specials + a favorite of many………..”The Shot of the Day!!!”
Relax after a long day of riding and indulge yourself with your favorite libation.

“Tribute to Excellence” George J. Smith Sr., Founder, S&S Cycle, Inc.In 1958 a partnership was formed between George J. Smith Sr. and Stanley Stankos, the result was S&S Cycle Equipment. In 1959 Mr. Stankos sold out to George & Marjorie Smith and as they say, the rest is history. 50 years later the company founded by George Sr. is still building top of the line performance parts and V-Twin motors that set the standard for after market quality and performance. His first Land Speed Record set in 1954 at the Bonneville Salt Flats was just the beginning of a legacy established and repeated by S&S Cycle throughout the years. As an inductee in the “Motorcycle Hall of Fame” George Sr. epitomizes the true meaning of the Tribute to Excellence Award. Join us for this celebration of accomplishment as we recognize George J. Smith Sr. for his exceptional contributions to motorcycle engineering and performance. His Vision was simple - “I want to make all bikes go faster”

Eddie Money in the HandleBar Saloon- 8:30 PM"Everything I do, I do it for you". Eddie Money says it at least once, every show. And he means it. This straight up rock and roll icon has been making music and delivering it to his fans since the mid 70's, and wouldn't have it any other way. With hits like "Two Tickets To Paradise", "Baby Hold On", "Walk On Water", "Think I'm In Love" and "Shakin", Eddie continues to be one of the hardest working men in rock and roll.


Cave Creek DayDon't Miss This!!!! The most Bad Ass Custom Builders will be showcasing their creations. Bourget, Nasi, Ssinister, Paul Yaffe & more.
FREE Bikini Bike Wash in the Cruz Tequila Pit from Noon - 5pm
Promos, Giveaways, Vendors, Monster Energy Drink Girls, & Much More!!!
KDKB will be doing a Live Remote,
The Coors LT Girls will be here for a day of Partying!
The Cruz Tequila Party!!!
At 6pm we will be leading a ride to Bike Fest at West World for the Concert w/ Cheap Trick
Also at The Hideaway, Jammin Jay from 6 – 11pm with Kick Ass Blues!!!

Chester's Harley-Davidson 10th Annual "Torch Ride" to Cyclefest Don’t miss the 10th ANNUAL TORCH RIDE with Chester’s Harley Davidson! ALL proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics Arizona.Details are coming soon!!! Chester’s Harley-Davidson922 S. Country Club DriveMesa, AZ, 85210Info: 480-894-0404 / 800-831-0404 or visit

Bike games - 1:00 PM Presented by Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson
World Famous Weenie Bite
It wouldn't be bike games without a Plank Race
Rider Egg Carry Obstacle Course
Trophies for 1st & 2nd place.

Trike games - 1:00 PM Presented by Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson
Blind Man's Obstacle Race... Stand back for this one.
Barrel Push Race
Stop on a Dime Race
Trophies for 1st & 2nd place.

Click Here to EnterYour Bike
The Peoples Choice Bike ShowPresented by Law Tigers, America's Motorcycle Injury Lawyers
Come one came all to the “Peoples Choice Bike Show” 1st Place trophies will be awarded to the winners of over 25 categories including multiple classes for Customs, Dirt Bikes, Euros, Indians, Harley-Davidsons, Metrics, Victory’s, Scooters, Trikes/Sidecars, Antique/Vintage, & Rat. The Peoples Choice Best of Show will receive a trophy and $500.00. Bikes will be displayed adjacent to the HandleBar Saloon.
Info call: 480-644-8191 or email:
Arizona Bike Week Silent Auction
This annual Arizona Bike Week event always has great surprises for the Sports Memorabilia collector to the Music collector to the hardcore motorcyclists and everything in between. We will have autographed footballs, baseballs, bats, autographed guitars, cymbals, and even drumsticks. There will be lots of one of-a-kind items for everyone. Bidding from 1 to 4:00pm in the HandleBar Saloon at WestWorld.
If you would like to donate items please contact Logan, 480-818-2930 or Jackie, 480-326-7618.

It's Happy Hour, 4:00 TO 6:00 PMPresented by Ideation Design Group Daily in the HandleBar Saloon at WestWorld of Scottsdale
Drink Specials + a favorite of many………..”The Shot of the Day!!!”
Relax after a long day of riding and indulge yourself with your favorite libation.

Cheap Trick in the HandleBar Saloon- 9:00 PMPresented by Chester's Harley-DavidsonCombining a love for British guitar pop songcraft with crunching power chords and a flair for the absurd, Cheap Trick provided the necessary links between '60s pop, heavy metal, and punk. Led by guitarist Rick Nielsen, the band's early albums were filled with highly melodic, well-written songs that drew equally from the crafted pop of the Beatles, the sonic assault of the Who, and the tongue-in-cheek musical eclecticism and humor of the Move. Their sound provided a blueprint for both power pop and arena rock; it also had a surprisingly long-lived effect on both alternative and heavy metal bands of the '80s and '90s, who also relied on the combination of loud riffs and catchy melodies.

11:00 pm "The World Famous Saturday Night Contest"
Presented by Christie's Cabaret!
Simply the Best...
Don't miss Saturday night in the HandleBar Saloon at WestWorld of Scottsdale as we celebrate rainfall in the desert. Cast your vote for your favorite..............
Christie's Cabaret (Phoenix)
44 N. 32nd. St. Phoenix, Arizona602-275-3095

Christie's Cabaret (Tempe)
1675 W. Baseline Rd. Tempe, Arizona480-456-1015


The World Famous Hideaway Grill Bike Week Appreciation Party
This is going be one full day that goes from 10am – Close, so get to
The Hideaway for our annual FREE Crawfish Boil, sponsored by Chuck Franklin Law Firm, for FRESH Craw Fish & it will be YUMMY!!!
The Coors LT & Jack Daniel's Girls will be here with Promo's, Giveaway's & More!!!
Be at The Hideaway at 10am because every Bad Ass Builder will be here;
Bourget, Nasi, Ssinister, Paul Yaffe & more for Autograph & Photo Op's.
Bam Productions will be here w/Tons of Giveaways & Crazy Fun,
Brian, aka: The Love Doctor will be your MC.Also a FREE Bikini Bike Wash in the Cruz Tequila Pit from Noon - 5pm
Promos, Giveaways, Vendors, Monster Energy Drink Girls, & Much More!!!

"Logan's Run" Logan's Valley Motorcycles Charity Poker Ride
This is the final ride of Arizona Bike Week. This Charity Poker Ride is to benefit the Children in Need Foundation and AZ Bike Week Charities. This ride is one of the staple events of AZ Bike Week. This unescorted ride kicks off at Cyclefest at WestWorld in Scottsdale, AZ. Prizes for the best hands and a large 50/50 raffle. Last but not least, Mogollon Band will be performing again this year at the end of the ride.
Details are coming soon!!!
Logan’s Valley Motorcycles
1440 W. Main Street
Mesa, AZ.
Info: 480-962-1700 or visit

It's Happy Hour, 4:00 TO 6:00 PMPresented by Ideation Design Group Daily in the HandleBar Saloon at WestWorld of Scottsdale

Drink Specials + a favorite of many………..”The Shot of the Day!!!”
Relax after a long day of riding and indulge yourself with your favorite libation.

Mogollon in concert at the HandleBar Saloon Presented by Logan’s Valley MotorcyclesMogollon has earned the reputation as one of the Premier Country Rock Entertainment groups in the West and continues to keep their high standard. Their scope of performing ability is truly amazing! They can play about anything, from Hank Williams to Pink Floyd to their original written songs. With great vocals, incredible guitar wizardry, dueling fiddles and a high energy stage show, Mogollon has left people of all ages and all musical tastes wanting more!


The World Famous Billet BarThe World Famous Billet Bar in Old Town Scottsdale AZ offers you a Bike Week Experience like no other!The Billet has something for everyone. From the amazing tropical paradise patio. With live music, billiards, big screens, the video juke box and the billet booths, to the curb side front bar. The perfect spot to see all the lovely ladies and all the awesome bikes! And lets not forget the beautiful Billet bartenders!!!. Plus there’s Never A Cover Charge at the Billet! So no matter if your on 2 wheels or 4, come out and join us in 09The Billet will be hosting events all week this year including live rock on stage every night! Featuring the Loud and Plowed Whisky Dogz all week long plus 2 special appearances by 12 year old rock sensation Jack Ripper and his band!
Thinking about getting some bike week ink or steel? The skilled artists at EZ Tattoo are waiting right next door!
Billet Bar3752 N. Scottsdale Rd.Scottsdale, AZ 85251Info: 480-941-1876 or visit

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