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15th annual Chester’s Torch Ride

Guests of the Wildhorse Pass Casino and Hotel lined up to take photos of the 1200 Torch Riders arriving at the Phoenix Bike Fest

MESA, ARIZ., APR. 5—Mesa, Ariz., Apr. 5—Approximately 1,200 bikers showed up to help support the Arizona Special Olympics at Chester’s 15th annual Torch Ride. The $25-a-head donation (or $45 for two heads) got you a pancake breakfast, run pin, entry into the Sammy Hagar Concert at Phoenix Bike Fest that night (a $25 value all by itself) and a chance ...

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Cave Creek Rally 2014

Cave Creek Rally 2014

CAVE CREEK, ARIZ., APR. 1-6—Cowboys, Indians, outlaws and miners. That pretty much sums up Cave Creek’s history and heritage. Gold was discovered in 1874 on nearby Gold Hill, which caused a gold rush to the area displacing the Indians who lived there. Although the gold has played out, the town remains like an echo in time. The buildings, although none ...

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53rd annual Norwalk Centaurs Yuma Prison Run: Recidivist rendezvous

53rd annual Norwalk Centaurs Yuma Prison Run

YUMA, ARIZ., APRIL 18-20—Usually the vernal equinox sends people into a spring-cleaning frenzy. Not so with me. My standard operating procedure at this time involves four actions: sending in my IRS extension, checking the weather report for southern Arizona (almost always showing 90 degrees), scrounging in the garage for my box prominently marked YUMA, and informing the Boss I will ...

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Arizona Bike Week 2014: Navigating the Sonoran Desert Sprawl

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ., APR. 2–6 — For a lot of riders, cruising into the Valley of the Sun for a springtime traipse through the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert is a welcome respite from the winter doldrums, and folks headed to the warmth of the Arizona sunshine this year were more than ready for a seasonal thaw. Despite the ...

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San Diego Harley-Davidson Grand Opening

San Diego Harley-Davidson Grand Opening

San Diego, Calif., Mar. 22 — It’s been several months since San Diego Harley first rolled open their doors at their new superstore at 4645 Morena Boulevard. The soft opening was back in November, but if you have had any dealings with owner New York Myke and his team, you would know that a huge event hosting thousands of people ...

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Indian Motorcycle of Orange County Grand Opening

Indian Demo Ride

WESTMINSTER, CALIF., MAR. 28–30 — According to reliable sources, more than 40 riders began queuing up at the door of the brand-new Indian/Victory Motorcycle of Orange County in Westminster as early as 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning, March 28, hoping to be in the first group to test ride one of the models in the 2014 crop of Indian motorcycles. ...

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Harry M. Fisher, 1945–2014: Commander of Victor McLaglen Motor Corps

Colonel Harry Fisher

Los Angeles, Calif., Mar. 22 — Family and friends attending funeral services in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 22, were still stunned by Harry Fisher’s untimely death in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the age of 68. Visitors were drawn by the sight of Colonel Fisher’s motorcycle staged outside St. Basil’s Catholic Church with the large, red ...

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