Bisbee Breakfast Club, Mesa, AZ – January 13, 2019
by El Presidente
Our first 2nd Sunday Breakfast of 2019 was held at Bisbee Breakfast Club in Mesa. For me, it would have been a cold ride on the bike and since I hadn’t ridden in a while, I was going to be extra chilly, so I opted to attend in my car. The Bisbee Breakfast Club is a popular local chain started in Bisbee, AZ
As previously announced, the time has come to start asking participants in our club to contribute in maintaining the infrastructure of our organization. Though we do seek out sponsors to help pay for targeted aspects of what we do, they do not pay for everything. That burden has fallen on the Board of Directors since forming and on myself previously. For example, GO AZ Motorcycles is currently our Ride Series sponsor and cover all costs related to our rides and ride related awards that we give out at the end of the year, but they do not cover things like the costs related to keeping and maintaining our website.
Wow, it feels good to be at this point of the year! Last Thursday, we closed out the wonderful year that 2018 was for the AZRATPack! 2018 was a year that saw a growth in participation in our rides, breakfasts and monthly dinners. This evening was a celebration of the camaraderie, the interesting places we’ve been to, the way we got to those places and recognition for those of us that were dedicated to seeing and traveling to those places.
Though full details are being worked out, Ride Chair, Rodney Chew has announced that the Shady Dell has been named as the official hotel of the SO AZ Tour 2019. We are announcing it now because this hotel sells out well in advance and would like it to be full of people attending our ride. The Shady Dell is a truly unique destination. Here’s more on the Shady Dell:
The Shady Dell Vintage Trailer Court’s long and epic journey began in 1927 as a place to provide trailer and camping spaces to weary travelers along the famous Highway 80, which stretched from Savannah, Georgia to San Diego, California.
Matt’s Big Breakfast Biltmore – Phoenix, AZ – December 9, 2018
by El Presidente
This morning was extra chilly here in far out west Buckeye. At 45 degrees, I felt there was no reason to be cold, so I opted for the warm confines of my car. Plus I hadn’t been on a motorcycle since the last breakfast so there was going to need to be a bunch of extra prep this morning like getting the heated vest together and airing up the tires of either the Honda or the Harley. The Ford was a good choice this morning!
I am proud to announce we are among three nominees for this year’s AMA Recreational Road Riding Organizer of the Year award! The special award winners will be announced at the 2018 AMA Championship Banquet on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris in Columbus, Ohio. The event is part of the 2018 AMA Legends & Champions Weekend, Dec. 7-9. Among those recognized at the banquet are top clubs and promoters in competition and recreational riding categories.
This is to let you know that I have thoroughly enjoyed my rides with your group (although limited by my Williams’ location and several health issues over the past 5-years). Whenever I recall riding with you, I get a big bug eatin’ grin on my face and wish I could have participated more. Victor, our fearless leader, has been the focal point, friend and motivator for me, and I will always cherish the thoughtful, well-planned rides and camaraderie he has managed to quietly inspire through the years. Thank you, El Presidente.
We are excited to announce that GO AZ Motorcycles has committed to sponsor the entire 2019 Ride Series. What does this mean? They will continue to publicize our rides to their customers along with hosting the start of each of our six rides this year either at their Scottsdale or Peoria locations, including the new Indian Motorcycles location on Butherus Dr. in Scottsdale, and continue to extend their hospitality to us. Continue reading “GO AZ Motorcycles Continues As Ride Series Sponsor For 2019!”
Lo Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, Gilbert, AZ – November 29, 2018
by El Presidente
Lo Lo’s Chicken & Waffles is one of my perennial favorites, but this time we tried out their Gilbert location instead of the usual one in Scottsdale that we go to. Luckily, when our group started arriving, there was plenty of room. Our group grew and grew along with the amount of regular patrons sitting down for dinner.
On November 13th, those of you who reserved TeePees at the Wigwam in Holbrook for our 6’s Wild Grand Tour through our website were issued partial refunds for overpayments. We do not want to make a profit on you! We only wish to cover the actual hotel costs and processing fees we incurred. The rate we charged took taxes and other fees into account that ended up not being charged. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for ask any of our board members any questions you have. Thanks for making it such a great ride!