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!

A couple of our members had a some mechanical issues, both dealing with oil leaks.  One turned back home and decided to call it a day, while the other was able to get his bike fixed and headed straight to Tombstone to meet the group.  Mechanical issues with this group is a rarity as everyone pretty much has their bikes properly sorted out.  Funny, the oil leaks struck twice in one ride!

Our first stop for the day was in Tucson where we toured the Pima Air Space Museum.  After a bite to eat for lunch at the museum cafeteria, we then headed south to our stop for the night in Tombstone.  After checking into our hotel, the Landmark Lookout Lodge, a bunch of us made our way downtown to have a drink, do some shopping and sightseeing.  We later met for dinner at Big Nose Kate’s.  We enjoyed an evening of drinks, laughs and some dancing while a group went on one of the ghost tours of the town.

After an early breakfast at the hotel, we then headed toward Karchner Caverns in Benson.  There, we took a tour of what they call the Rotunda Throne Room.  This was an incredible, scenic and informative tour that is highly recommended!  After leaving Karchner Caverns, we then headed north toward Tucson and stopped for lunch at Hot Rods Old Vail.  This automotive themed restaurant was a welcome break from the heat of I-10.  After lunch, we had a hot ride back to different parts of the Phoenix Valley.  Enjoy the photos below and video to come soon!

2017-06-03-04 Southern Arizona Tour

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.