2023 Ride Schedule Announced!

Parts Unknown, AZ

The AZRATPack Board of Directors is proud to announce our 2023 Ride Schedule!  In celebrating our 20th Anniversary, we present to you some all new rides, some new twists on tradition and the return of an old favorite!  The highlight of next year’s schedule is the 20th Anniversary Tour which will be four nights out combining some of the traditional elements of rides we’ve held over the years along with a new and exciting stop along the way.  As always, things are all subject to change.

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September Club Breakfast Recap

Tortilla Flat, AZ

The trip to breakfast started early for me as I felt like I was riding to New Mexico from my West Valley home in Buckeye. The good news was that it was a nice and clear morning with fairly moderate temperatures. Favorable conditions for my 80 mile jaunt to Tortilla Flat!

It had been quite a while since I last made the trip. In the earlier days of the club, we did an annual trip up there on New Year’s Day. Unpredictable weather eventually put a damper on that tradition. In more recent years, we’ve scheduled mid-summer breakfast meetups there, but it’s been a while.

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July General Membership Meeting & Dinner Recap

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, Gilbert, AZ

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles is a perennial favorite of mine and enjoy the location in Gilbert even though it’s a bit of a ride for me.

I decided not to take the risk and get rained on, it was monsoony looking here in the West Valley, I elected to take the car equipped with a roof and A/C. The temperatures had risen quite a bit during the day and the humidity hadn’t let up. The Ford was a good choice!

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Help Wanted: One Open Board of Directors Seat

We currently are looking for one more person to fill an open seat on our Board of Directors. We’re looking for someone that is enthusiastic about what we’re doing, willing to learn about the inner workings of our club, riding and motorcycles in general along with being fairly tech/graphics friendly. The AZRATPack is an AMA Chartered Club. We are a tight knit group looking for the right person!

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Shain Bare Joins The AZRATPack Board of Directors

We are happy to announce that Shain has stepped up to help shape the future of the AZRATPack by volunteering to be on our board of directors!

After consistently riding and attending our events for the last bunch of years, she brings experience of belonging to and being part of planning of various clubs, organizations and motorcycle related events. We look forward to your contributions!

Welcome to the Board Shain!

shain@azratpack.com

Route 66 Grand Tour Recap

GO AZ Motorcycles Scottsdale

Another great trip along Route 66 in the books! This year we took an easterly heading into New Mexico which we’ve only done once before. Though we didn’t log in many miles on actual Route 66, which is very difficult in this part of Arizona, we did see many of the sites people traveling the Mother Road would have veered off to see plus we managed to avoid I-40 for the most part!

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May General Membership Meeting & Dinner Recap

Cuban Foods Bakery & Restaurant, Phoenix, AZ

Tonight’s dinner was a combination of catching up with motorcycle friends, talking about old times and some Cuban culture.

It was a fairly warm ride over to Peoria & 43rd Ave where Cuban Foods is located. I left a little early to visit Sam Ash music store less than a mile away. When I arrived at the restaurant, Rodney, Jo and Brian were already there with our table set up.

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