GO AZ Motorcycles, Scottsdale, AZ – April 21-23, 2017
by El Presidente
Our annual alien themed tour tooks us back to the original Alien Abduction Tour from 2014 with a few changes. Since we get a bunch of people from out of town to ride this ride, we had a meet & greet the night before departure at The Thumb in Scottsdale. This unique concept was featured on Guy Fieri’s Diner’s, Drive Inns and Dives. You can get race fuel at the gas pumps, run your car through the car wash and enjoy excellent BBQ while you wait!
Friday morning greated us with perfect weather and smiling faces at GO AZ Motorcycles Scottsdale. A group of almost 40 motorcycles showed up for the start. After coffee, bagels and a brief rider’s meeting held by ride chair and vice president Rodney Chew, we were all off in a few groups.
Our route took us up I-17 with a gas stop in Camp Verde. We then continued up to Flagstaff and SR 89 North. A few of us stopped for lunch at the Cameron Trading Post while others beat feet for our destination for the night at the Lake Powell Resorts & Marina. From there groups enjoyed tours of Lower Antelope Canyon, a boat tour of Lake Powell and some adult beverages at the bar. We all then had dinner at the Rainbow Room where the scenic views of the lake were second to none! After dinner, we had a 50/50 drawing. Congratulations to Les Finkel for winning just over $100 in cash.