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Southern Arizona Tour Recap

GO AZ Motorcycles, Scottsdale, AZ – June 3-4, 2017

by El Presidente

Our ride started bright and early at GO AZ Motorcycles in Scottsdale at 7:00 AM.  Luckily, the temperatures were still cool at this early hour.  After brief hellos, coffee, doughnuts and a rider’s meeting, we were off towards Superior, AZ where the temperatures were even cooler!

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AZRATPack.com Redesign!

Buckeye, AZ – May 27, 2017

Our website has gone just gone through it’s second redesign this year!  This one is an entirely new and scratch-built from the ground up on the WordPress platform that has a more robust, modern look along with a much needed increase in functionality as the club increases in size.

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May Club Dinner Meeting Recap

Liberty Market, Gilbert, AZ – May 25, 2017

by El Presidente

Liberty Market in downtown Gilbert hosted us for our May Club Dinner Meeting.  We had a great turnout of almost 20 people including a couple of new faces!

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May 2nd Sunday Breakfast Recap

Rock Springs Cafe, Rock Springs, AZ – May 14, 2017

by El Presidente

We kicked off Mother’s Day with a great breakfast at the Rock Springs Cafe just north of Phoenix off of I-17.  I have to say, the weather was perfect for a ride this morning!

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April Club Dinner Meeting Recap

Cuban Foods Market & Bakery, Phoenix, AZ – April 27, 2017

by El Presidente

Our monthly club dinner doubled this month as my 50th birthday party!  What a great turnout!  Thanks to everyone that made it a special evening.  Special thanks go out to Luis Bartolome for providing a door prize and congratulations to Allen Kelly for winning a new Scala Rider headset.  Another thank you goes out to GO AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale for picking up the tab!

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Alien Abduction Tour Recap

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.

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April 2nd Sunday Breakfast Recap

Glendale, AZ – April 9, 2017

by El Presidente

Spring is definately in the air!  With AZ Bike Week in full swing and reat weather, out 2nd Sunday Breakfast was held at Crave at Westgate in Glendale.  Crave is known for it’s waffle creations and didn’t disappoint!  Though manuevering in Westgate was a little tough because of a run event that closed a lot of the access points. It was great to see all of the regulars and some new faces as well!  Sean Lind, former President of our club even made an appearance!  El Presidente also debuted his new Harley Dyna Wide Glide.  No fear, nothing was replaced in the garage!

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The AZRATPack Files For AMA Charter

Scottsdale, AZ – March 31, 2017

As of March 31st, as decided by your Board of Directors, we have filed the necessary paperwork to become an American Motorcyclist Association Chartered Club.  So, what does that mean?

AMA AFFILIATION

After the considerable amount of work you have done to get your organization together, you will want to make sure that you and the other members are going to get the most out of your activities. The AMA can help you.

The AMA remains the only national organization devoted to providing a full range of services to America’s motorcyclists and is equipped to effectively work for the betterment of all forms of motorcycling. Whether a rider prefers motocross or touring, the AMA exists to keep the fun in motorcycling for everyone. Over 260,000 motorcycle enthusiasts support AMA activities through their annual membership dues.