Spectrum at Val Vista, Gilbert, AZ – September 16, 2017

by El Presidente

We were approached via our Meetup group by the community events organizer of Spectrum at Val Vista, a community in Gilbert if we could provide bikes for their community event which they were calling Bikes, Blues & BBQ.  This was set to be a community event that featured a couple of food trucks, a couple of bands and a bike show with a people’s choice award.

This was a great opportunity for us just to bring our bikes out and hang out with our families on a nice September morning!  We had a great turnout of about 20 bikes from most of our regulars along with a few people we don’t really get to see very often.  Our group was also treated to free snow cones courtesy of Donald who put the event together.  At noon, the votes were counted for the bike show and awards were given out for the top 3 vote getters:

  1. Allen Kelley – KTM 1290 Superduke SE – $50 gift card
  2. Victor Castaneda Jr. – Aprilia RSV4 Factory – $25 gift card
  3. Steve Stoops – BMW S000RR – VIP Harkins Theater Passes

It was great to see the variety of motorcycles our membership has!

After the event, a group of us headed over to Joy Ride Tacos in downtown Gilbert for lunch.  What a great day to spend an afternoon!  Enjoy the photos below!

2017-09-16 AZRATPack Family BBQ (Bikes, Blues & BBQ)

Published by El Presidente

Riding since 1983, I've owned a variety of bikes over the years, I have done all sorts of riding! I started in the motorcycle industry in 1999 at Fast By Ferracci in Willow Grove, PA, winners of World & AMA Superbike Championships and AMA Supercross race winners. I now work as the Assistant Operations Manager at Spooky Fast Customs and Yamwood Foundry after a stint from 2009 to 2013 at the GO AZ Scottsdale parts department.