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A P ublication of the Modified Motorcycle Association of Arizona May/June 2013

May Is Motorcycle Awareness Month

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We all know as motorcyclists, that we are more vulnerable to crashes than other drivers. We also realize the fatality rates for motorcycle crash scenarios are much higher than for car drivers and passengers. It’s up to us as riders to help educate the larger vehicle-driving public how to share the road with motorcycles --and how easy it is to “Look out for Motorcycles.” The MMA has been working hard for nearly six years to place our well-known “Look Twice for Motorcycles” and “Share the Road” information signs in local communities around Arizona. There is more we can do as individual citizens. It can begin by discussing the road awareness topic with co-workers, friends, relatives…and anyone who will listen. Think of a way you can help within your corner of the world. A short list of factual and helpful talking points with motorists include: •

Always make a visual check through mirrors and check blind-spots before entering or leaving a traffic lane.

Allow greater following distance when behind a motorcycle to allow for reaction time to prevent rearending or running up and over the motorcycle.

Be extra cautious in intersections. Most crashes occur when a driver fails to see a oncoming motorcyclist and quickly turns left to turn or pass.

Give a motorcycle the full lane width – never try to share a lane.

Stay off your cell phone -- and NO TEXTING in traffic! Both take a driver’s focus completely off the road and approaching vehicles.

Eat breakfast at home. Rearview mirrors are for watching the busy road behind you, not for applying mascara.

As motorcyclists we also have some responsibilities: •

Avoid riding in poor weather conditions if possible.

Ride in a position in the lane where you are clearly out of a motorist’s blind spot. As with following big trucks, if you can see their side mirror’s shiny side, they can usually see you. Take no risks, though.

Use turn signals/hand signals for every turn or lane change.

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MMA of Arizona PMB 138 P.O. Box 30280 Phoenix, AZ 85046-0280

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What Are You Doing To P rom ote Motorcycle Safety? As Chairman of AMSAF, let me start out by recognizing MMA and their members for their commitment to Motorcycle Safety and Awareness. MMA as the first and Founding Sponsor of AMSAF made a commitment to Motorcycle Safety and Awareness. In addition to this commitment MMA has worked hard with the cities to get “Look out for Motorcycles” signs up.

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Arizona has averaged more than 3000 motorcycle accidents each year and those figures are increasing. Those numbers continue to scare me and we can sit back and complain or we can get involved. It’s like voting. You can complain but unless you vote it’s just talk. Are you a complainer or do you really get involved in helping to promote Motorcycle Safety and Awareness? MMA got involved. Thank you for what you do to help the Motorcycle Community in such a positive manner. Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation (AMSAF) was started in 2011 and is a 501c3 nonprofit Charity Foundation. Everything we do is to promote Motorcycle Safety and Awareness. Everything takes time and AMSAF in such a short period of time has accomplished a lot. Is it enough? By no means, it will never be enough until we eliminate accidents. Motorcycle Accidents are the fault of so many different factors such as the rider, another vehicle, DUI, inexperienced riders, etc. When was the last time you took a Motorcycle training course? Just think about the bad habits we incur in just one (1) year of riding. Did you know that approximately 40% of motorcycle riders don’t have a Motorcycle endorsement? How can we help get more riders to go through Motorcycle riding courses? Could AMSAF help supplement or have grants for Motorcycle training? The answer to that is yes but we need help in growing AMSAF to help fund programs like that. Imagine if we could get more folks trained and reduce the amount of folks riding who don’t have the endorsement. Could we start reducing the accident % by 10% or 20%? It’s a start. If you believe in something, you’ve got to continue to help. AMSAF Believes in Motorcycle Safety and Awareness and wants to reduce the % of accidents. How about you? Some of the accomplishments that we’ve been able to achieve to help the motorcycle community are: • Paid for “Look out for Motorcycles” Signs in the Page, Arizona area. • Put up over eight (8) Billboards that say “Help us save Lives, Look out for Motorcycles” We have put up Billboards on I-10, I-17 and 101 and looking to do more. • We’re on Facebook as Amsaf and we put Motorcycle safety tips on this site. During Motorcycle Awareness Month, Arizona Bike week and throughout the year we post a lot of tips. We have 494 like, 699 weekly total reach and 203,846 friends of fans. Needless to say our visibility continues to increase. Again, we’re trying to help the Motorcycle Community. Continued page 4

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In Memory of “Pops” Pictures on Page 10

Inside This Issue:

MMA of Arizona Listings ..................................2 State Membership Information ........................3 Chairmans report..............................................4 MMA of Arizona Event Calendar ...............6 & 7 Lobbyist Report ................................................8 Editor’s Space ...................................................9 The Disgruntled Biker ......................................9 Event Pics and Articles..........................10 & 11 Business Member Listing ..............................12 Horoscope .......................................................14 Dangerous Curves..........................................14 M.A.P................................................................15 Pet Corner .......................................................16 Ride Tips..........................................................18 Biker Vittles .....................................................19

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MMA of Arizona State Officers Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Treasurer Sergeant at Arms Membership Activities Communications Quartermaster ACMC Representative AIL Representative Designated Lobbyist Authorized Lobbyist M.A.P Coordinator/ Legislative Consultant & Research Patriot Editor Webmaster

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MMA of Arizona District Contacts Casa Grande District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steve "Muskrat" Musgrave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520.371.1735. . . . . . . . . Kat Grover 602.758.2201 Eagle District Cherie “Ruby” Dubrow 623.328.7255 Steve “Tuffy” Belzer 602.399.2325 Leather District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cindy Gates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623.635.5569. . . . . . . . . Lee “Snakebite” Gonzales 623.693.4932 Northern Arizona District . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim “Redneck” Blair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .928.660.0656. . . . . . . . . Red Mountain District . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joann Pilger-Letzin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480-968-5644 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom “Teekay” Kartler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480-832-0117 . . . . . . . . Rim Country District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ed “Hollywood” Holyoak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .928.978.1537. . . . . . . . . Becca “Vine” Holyoak 928.978.2850 Verde Valley District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Terry “Stretch” Paynes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480.226-4135 . . . . . . . . Debi Althouse 480.212.3442 White Mountain District . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carlene Hulsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .928-245-8888 . . . . . . . . Bill "Wild Bill" Hulsey 928-245-8888

MMA of Arizona Life Service Mike Bennett Tom and Lynna Buohl Fritz Clapp, Esq Tom Corr Dick “Turtle” Davis* Dave Deckwa Marysia Deckwa Mick Degn Howard Gelman

James Gonzales Lee Gonzales Mary Hart Bobbi Hartmann Ed “Hollywood” Holyoak Becca “Vine” Holyoak Joseph Hoodak Ray “Rayman” Huston Tambria Kirk-Huston

Teri Kelley* Butch Kirkham Carl Letzin Joanne Letzin “Pipe” Loomis Stony Monday Steve "Muskrat" Musgrave Janie Picciano Tony Picciano

Mike Shearhart Willie Shearhart Edward “Jersey” Smith Betty McDonald-Swinford CJ Swinford Wes Sellards

MMA of Arizona Life Membership Casa Grande District Tom Corr Eddie Davis Steve Musgrave Carol Myers Cochise District Jon V. Everett Kresent Gurtler Ernie Harris Thom Ihli David Leabo Phyllis Rimmer Betty Rodriguez Eagle District Julie Cissne Cherie Dubrow Billy “Desperado” Larson Scot Williamson Grand Canyon District Stephen Briggs High Country District Marlin Kussler Colin MacDiarmid* Stony Monday Leather/Iron Horse District Richard L. Davis* Terry Engelking Cindy Gates James Gonzales Lee Gonzales Larry Griffith Dave “Stiffy” Hill Don Hill Joseph Hoodak Tambria Kirk Dave Kopp Henry “Skip” Mikolajczyk Tony Picciano Jane Picciano Deborah Riggs Gerald Riggs John “Skip” Sims Edward Smith Ron Spirlock Garry Thurston Kris Wall Michael Wendt

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Northern Arizona District Larry Evans Joseph Harris Bill Justice Marie Justice Renee Lippert Steve”Limey” Lippert Eddie Lovato Phoenix District Mark Belden Mark Borato Tom Buohl Lynna Buohl Russell G. Cheetham Jr. David Deckwa Sr. Marysia Deckwa Lee Erceg* Tom Erhardt Victor Florio Jack “Yukon Jack” Fry Jeff Gordon Tracy Gruber Mary Hart Bobbi Hartmann Barbara Hatley* Roger Hurm Lee Irvine Butch Kirkham Judy Kirkham Karen Konley Keven Kullberg Chester Larson Sue Leggett Dean Lott Diane Malone Betty McDonald Larry Myers Fred Pascarelli Forrest Phillips Beverlee Simmons Waldo Stuart* Charles Swinford Red Mountain District Mike “Maddog” Bennett James Cionci Debra Donaldson Bob Gumfory Glen Koepke Trish McElyea Mike Shearhart Willie Shearhart Carl Letzin Joanne Pilger-Letzin Michelle Wirth-Packer

Rim Country District Ed “Hollywood” Holyoak Becca Holyoak Diane Schultz Wayne Slocum Jane Wilcox Salt River District James Best Mick Degn John Emerson Chuck Franklin Howard Gelman Bill Goodwin Bob Gumfory Sherry Harradence Gay Hayward James Hillyard William Hitze Wade Jackson Larry Jenkins Phyllis Kelley* Glen Koepke Elmer Myers Darline Olsen “Lady Jewells” Olson-Lentz Greg Oppedal Don “Sandman” Randolph Catherine “Kate” Rouse Larry Venteicher Tucson District Dennis Beye M. Juaregui Ralph Levon Pipe Loomis Kathy Marble Martin Minninger The Solano Family Verde Valley District Ken Cadigan Robert Dixson Rose Dixson Jessica Howell Bill Lyons Jr. Michael Mooney Dale Vandermolen

Westsiders District Deborah Blair Kimberley “Sunshiney” Cole George Graham Ray Huston Gene “Gobb” Mummert Wesley “T-Bone” Straight Michael Vigorito White Mountain District Tim Belous Randy Crider John “Oilcan” Fields* Bob Kirby Ben McLachlan Robin Pierce Randy Rahn Terry K. Rutherford Rich Tuminello Denise Hunter-Tuminello Buddy Zahnle Other District Mike Revere MMA State NCOM Bill Bish - Encino, CA Fritz Clapp Esq. Joe Eggleston* Tank Tiger Mike Revere Motorcycle Club Life Members Sober Riders since 08/2003 Limey Riders since 09/2005 VIII’s Society since 11/2006 Life Emeritus Members Roger "Priest" Hurm - Chairman Bill Justice - Chairman CJ Swinford - Chairman Colin “Cinders” MacDiarmid* Co-Founders of MMA-AZ Joe Eggleston, Esq.* AIM Attorney Richard Lester, Esq. AIM Attorney * In Memoriam

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MMA of Arizona District Meeting Times & Locations Casa grande 1st Saturday 11am Silver Bullet Bar 1401 N. Pinal Ave. Casa Grande, AZ Eagle 3rd Sunday at 10am Baca Loco (old Chuy’s) 5134 N. 95th Ave. Glendale, AZ

Red Mountain3rd Saturday at 10 am Jolie's Place 140 West Warner Road Chandler, AZ

White Mountain 1st Sunday at 10 am American Legion Post 30 825 East Main Street Springerville,AZ

Bring a friend to your meeting

Rim Country 2nd Sunday at 9 am Flying Grizzly 5079 AZ 87 Strawberry, AZ

Leather 2nd Saturday at 10 am Charley’s Place 4324 W. Thunderbird Rd. Glendale, AZ

Verde Valley 2nd Sunday at 11 am Nate’s Cowboy Cafe 206 S Main St Cottonwood, AZ Come Early for Breakfast!

Northern Arizona 2nd Saturday at 9 am Glen Canyon Steakhouse 201 N. Lake Powell Page, AZ

MMA of Arizona Membership Information Join and support the Modified Motorcycle Association of Arizona Use the membership form and mail it together with your check or money order. Make payable to MMA of Arizona and send to the address below. You may also fill out and print our membership form online or use our electronic registration service and a credit card at

What is the MMA MMA is a Motorcyclists Rights Organization (MRO) comprised of motorcyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts who are concerned with the future, safety, and welfare of motorcycling. We are a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to improving the social atmosphere that surrounds motorcyclists, and protecting the individual freedoms of citizens. We are an association that lobbies and educates the government and the general public to promote motorcycling in a safe and positive image. When you become a member of the MMA of Arizona, you make a difference in the ongoing mission to protect your right to ride and enjoy the motorcycle of your choice, your choice of riding apparel, and when and where you can ride a motorcycle. These issues are real and present in today’s “protect yourself from yourself” political environment. This holds true for all levels of government. At the state level we have a lobbyist who regularly visits our state capital to lobby our legislators on the issues concerning the motorcyclists in Arizona. On the national level we are aligned with the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and several other motorcycle rights organizations. Memberships are open to anyone regardless of what type of motorcycle you ride, if any. All memberships include: The Motorcycle Patriot Newsletter, Membership Card, $3000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Benefit, Event Updates, Voting Guides, and the ability to interact with some of the most politically active motorcyclists in the state of Arizona. The MMA of Arizona needs the support of all motorcycle riders and we hope you will consider joining this dedicated organization.

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From Our Chairman

May Is Motorcycle Awareness Month Continued From Front Page

Chairman’s comments relative to motorcycle rights and the MMA of Arizona Ed “Hollywood” Holyoak MMA of Arizona Chairman

Arizona is a motorcyclist’s dream state. We encounter many other riders during everyday life -- whether on rides, at work or play. Because of that fact, MMA-AZ has agreed that statewide membership should be at the front of our current objectives, and all districts are encouraging positive and active involvement from all members. Bottom line: Recruit new members to MMA-AZ whenever possible! May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month in Arizona. Every district should host some sort of bike function to promote this. Motorcycle Awareness events can be as simple as a booth in a shopping center parking lot or a bikers’ day at the park where we share our Mission Statement and to promote increased motorcycle safety awareness with the community.Every function promoted by the MMA is a perfect opportunity for all of us to recruit new members which in turn generates much needed funds. This is an important step to promoting our goals as an MRO (Motorcycle Rights Organization.) If we all work together, we will create results in Arizona. Words to remember: What’s right is right --| Even if everyone is against it. What’s wrong is wrong -Even if everyone is for it.

• Remember you are invisible in traffic. Do what you can to make yourself more visible, especially when riding at night. Black bike with small lights, black clothing without glow-in-dark safety tape and riding in the dark of night…you just blend into the scenery. Preoccupied or impaired drivers will simply plow through you. Commonsense and law demand that both motorist and motorcyclists look out for each other. Use this beautiful bike-riding May as an opportunity to open up the dialog with friends…then use the rest of the year encouraging more Arizona motorist folks to be everyday partners in motorcycle safety, perhaps even becoming MMA members.

NCoM Bike Newsbytes Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish,

LICE NSE P LATE CAME R AS - A NE W WAY TO NAB SCOFFLAWS First came red light cameras attached to traffic lights to catch drivers trying to beat the light; then came speed cameras along the roadway to ticket lead-footed speeders; but now police are deploying cameras in their cruisers to scan our license-plates in order to get instant feedback on unpaid tickets and other warrants. It also allows authorities to monitor where average citizens might be at any particular time. That bothers some privacy advocates and organizations like the ACLU that oppose public intrusions into individual privacy. The groups are becoming more alarmed about license plate tracking as a growing number of police departments acquire the technology for electronic surveillance of traffic on public streets. Little Rock, AR Police Chief Stuart Thomas said the law enforcement benefits outweigh any concerns about possible abuse of the information, which, as a public record, is legally available for anyone to see. Lawmakers in several states, including Minnesota and Utah, have suggested setting a time limit for their departments regarding how long such data can be collected and stored, but many places like Little Rock have no set policy and have a growing archive of license plate photos, along with time stamps and the locations, showing where motorists were at certain times.

AMSAF Update Mick Degn Chairman

Continued from front page • We have a web site which helps promote safety and awareness. Check us out at • Your donation for AMSAF, a 501c3 non-profit Foundation, is tax deductible and you have the ability to use PayPal for your donations on a secure web site. 100% of what we raise goes to Motorcycle Safety and Awareness. We have no Salary’s, we’re non-profit.

Privacy advocates worry about the potential uses for such outside law enforcement, from snooping by stalkers and private investigators to businesses that sell personal data. "Given how few rules are currently on the books to protect our privacy, it's plausible that private investigators and data-mining companies could acquire this location data," said ACLU staff attorney Catherine Crump, adding that the organization has requested more information from government agencies, but hasn't filed any lawsuits.



Since last Nov 19, the Australian State of Queensland in Northeastern Australia has banned the distribution of the monthly newsletter “Brothers Behind Bars” in its prisons. Brothers Behind Bars is a digest of biker club and motorcycle news edited by retired Sons of Silence patch holder Iron Mike Davis, and is an outreach program supported by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM). BBB is specifically aimed at motorcycle club members and is stubbornly non-partisan.

Curren Mike Davis was notified that the words he publishes were deal w illegal in Oz with a peremptory, unsigned form letter from Stops. the government of Queensland that read in full: “On 7th of yet dea November 2012 Queensland Corrective Services issued a that we directive from head office that all correspondence between prisoners who are members of an Outlaw For the Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) & OMCG members & Lobbyi associates was to cease immediately. As a result the Sharin author of this letter has been identified to be either a heavy member or associate of an OMCG as such your mail has enough been returned to you.” positive Iron Mike recently told The Aging Rebel (, “Something I’ve said for years: ‘Australia today, Canada tomorrow, and the U.S.A. the day after.’ I truly believe countries like Canada, Germany, U.S.A., and others are watching to see what works in Australia to outlaw motorcycle clubs – starting with the 1%er ones.” The Aging Rebel article went on to describe “Anti-Bikie Laws” down under: “Queensland has been trying to outlaw motorcycle clubs since 2009 when the state passed legislation formally called the Criminal Organisation Act of 2009. These anti-bikie laws give police the power to declare which organizations are criminal & which are not. Similar sets of laws have been passed in the Australian states of New South Wales & South Australia, and have been challenged in the courts by the Hells Angels, Finks & Rebels MCs. Australia’s strategy has been difficult to implement in the United States because the U.S. Constitution specifically guarantees citizens’ & visitors’ rights to move freely, assemble peaceably, to keep & bear arms & to express themselves freely in numerous ways including the right to wear a patch on your back. Various Fed police forces in America including the FBI, the ATF & increasingly the Dept of Homeland Security have attempted to subvert these Constitutional guarantees using the Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) & in several recent cases trademark law.”

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• We’re at Arizona Bike Week with a booth to promote Motorcycle Safety and Awareness. • Bottom line, we want to increase Safety and reduce Motorcycle Accidents through all of our actions. Our Board is made up of key individuals from within the community and State who are involved and committed daily in helping the Motorcycle Community. Check out who is on the Board and Advisory Board on our web site. I think you will be impressed on who is involved and their background. We are looking at doing a lot more to help promote Motorcycle Safety and Awareness but we need your help. The key support for the Foundation is through contributions and sponsorship. The exciting thing about the Foundation is that all proceeds fund the AMSAF mission of promoting Motorcycle Safety and Awareness. Again, I ask the question “What are we doing to help promote Motorcycle Safety? We’ve had too many accidents and we’ve lost too many of our brothers and sisters. We need to do something to help save lives and that is what AMSAF is all about. Help AMSAF reduce motorcycle accidents and save lives. Check out our web site and help us if you can. Your contribution will help the Motorcycle Community.

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Currently, the AIM Attorneys are helping with legislation to s were deal with the elimination of Motorcycle-Only Check Point from Stops. Luckily for those in the Western USA, we have not 7th of yet dealt with this issue and are thankful -- and hopeful sued a that we never will.

For the past several years now, our AZ Motorcycle Lobbyists have been running Lane-Splitting or Lanee Sharing Bills to safely move Motorcyclists forward in a heavy congested traffic situations. Unfortunately, without il has enough practical background statistics and not enough positive feedback from our local Traffic Authorities, the Bills didn't go anywhere. Some of the reasoning behind wanting to get this type of legislation signed into law is rs: that we Arizonians live right across the Border from he California where Motorcyclists freely skirt the lane lines on many, a regular basis. Finally after many years of allowing CA in Motorcyclists to scoot through traffic, CA officials are he ready to unveil Lane-Sharing Rules.



Basically what is being addressed is this -- You should Lane-Split no faster than 10 MPH over the speed of traffic around you, and recommend riders not split at all if the Traffic is faster than 30 MPH. Now with specific Rules in place for Lane-Splitting, hopefully we will be able to get this done during our next Arizona Legislative Session.

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You should all know that the biggest thing we have going here in AZ for our Motorcycle Rights Issues is Our AntiProfiling Bill SB 1086. At last count, we were only one or two votes from getting our Bill to continue moving forward. There was a really great presence of motorcyclists for the Senate Hearing with over 250 Bikers signing in to give testimony about specific harassments they endured for ess wearing “biker attire” while riding their motorcycles. During ght to the same time period, we had our Motorcycle Day at the es in Dome, (MDATD) set up for Motorcyclists to visit with their he local Legislators in order to discuss our current issues and ert how they can help as OUR elected Officials. We are er asking for Bikers to make phone calls and send positive in emails to get several of the Legislators on the committee to change their votes. I'm hoping this has gotten done. Our next major NCOM National Convention will take place at the Silver Legacy Resort-Casino in Reno NV. The Convention dates are May 9th - May 12, 2013. Rooms are filling up fast, so if you are planning on attending, reservations can be made by calling: 800-687-8733 We hope to see you there, and until next time . . . . .



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MMA of Arizona Calendar of Events

(AzMAM). Everyone is welcome.. Last bike in by 2:00 P.M. Military Ceremonies are at 9:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. For more information or or

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Saturday - May 18th – Cottonwood, AZ

I am pleased to announce that all Members of MMA-AZ now have their Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance increased from ($2,500.00) Two Thousand Five Dollars to ($3,000.00) Three Thousand Dollars.

Verde Valley MMA proudly presents the 18th annual Jester Run dedicated to Pat Fitzgerald. Registration starts at 9:00 A.M. in the Food City parking lot located on the corner of HWY 89A and HWY 89A in Cottonwood (behind Chase Bank). Presentation starts at 10:00 A.M. with kickstands up at 10:30 A.M. $20.00 single rider/$25.00 with passenger, includes ride pin and poker run throughout the Verde Valley. Run shirts available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Motorcycle safety/awareness and Down Rider Fund. End party at The Bar at Strombolli's and will include food specials, raffles, 50/50, live music and more. For more information or to add names please e-mail

Sunday – May 19th – Scottsdale, AZ To submit event information please contact MMA of AZ State Event Officer by phone at 623.695.5659 or Email

Saturday – May 4th – P hoenix, AZ American Legion Post 5 Hosts -Az Hero's to Hometowns. NFF 1st Annual Charity Run Benefiting AZ Heros to Hometowns. Registration at AL Post 5. Sign up 7:00 - 9:00 A.M. Poker Run, Raffle, 50/50. End Party is at the Long Branch. Flyer is posted at for all information on stops, etc.

Bikers for Boxers Luv Run will start at Renegade Tap & Kitchen - 9400 E Shea Blvd. at 9AM A.M. The Poker Run will benefit the Boxer Rescue Organization and will be the best run of the Spring. You will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner for $20 PER BIKE. We will have new stops this year and the finish party at the Station in New River will be over the top. There will be door prizes, 50/50 and Auction Items. Visit the website to preregister and assure yourself of a free t-shirt.

Saturday - June 8th- P hoenix, AZ. Limey Riders MC present their annual Beach Party 7pm-? $5.00 per person. This will be at their Clubhouse

Saturday – May 4th – P eoria, AZ

Saturday - June 29th - Strawberry, AZ

MSgt Randy gillespie Memorial Poker Run. Sign in from 7:00 - 9:00 A.M. at Jimbo’s -51st Ave and Cactus. $15.00 Single $20.00 w/passenger. Free event Pin to first 100 to register. Pre-register and info online at Event open to all vehicles including cars and motorcycles! Prize giveaways, raffle, 50/50 drawing, Food, Music, and bike wash with the Harley Girls starting at 1:00 P.M. at Arrowhead HarleyDavidson. All proceeds raised go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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To all MMA-AZ Members

A MMA-Az State Officer will personally be mailing out thisannouncement with A.I.L. information in the very nearfuture. Please remember that if you want to be contacted by a A.I.L. Representative you must mail in their correspondence that will be in the letter that we are sending. If you Do NoT want to be contacted by an A.I.L. Representative Do NoT send this information in to A.I.L . They do not have your contact information unless you send in their reply card. It's that simple -- you need to do nothing to have this increase to ($3000.00) Three thousand dollars ofAccidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance. If you have been thinking about getting more insuranceor any other type of insurance --- by all means please use the Insurance Company that is sponsoring this $3,000.00 of Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance benefit to us (MMA-AZ Members.) Below is the web site and phone contact for American Income Life Insurance Company for MMA-AZ 1-800-4951213 Remember -if you Do NoT want to be contacted Do NoT send it in.-That's the way it works. C J Swinford -602-788-2088 - CJ@MMA-AZ.oRg

Saturday – May 4th – Casa Grande, AZ Bike-o de MAYo ~ “Nacho” ordinary Poker Run! 9AM registration at McMasher's - 1355 E. Florence Blvd. Casa Grande, AZ 85122. Kickstands up by 10:30 A.M. $20 per bike, includes pin and poker hand. Join the fun for 5 funfilled stops around Pinal County. 4 Live bands at the Cactus Moon following the run. Cash prizes for High & Low hands, raffles, and 50/50. For more info call 520-4837230 or email All proceeds benefit Ride for the Warrior.

Saturday, May 4th- P hoenix, AZ. Alma MC Cinco DE Mayo Fiesta. Alma MC will host their annual Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at the Phoenix Clubhouse.

Saturday, May 11th- P hoenix, AZ. Desert Thunder MC- Thunderfest Come join us at the Roadrunner Bar in New River 12noon-?

Business Member Spotlight Lil Joe's Leather has been providing American made riding gear for almost twenty years. In the beginning specializing in leather vest for motorcycle clubs then in 2006 the show Sons of Anarchy contacted us to do the vest for them this helped introduce our style of vest to a bigger group of bikers. Now we are proud to have customers in every state in the USA & over 48 countries. Owners Mike & Lori Mills both ride and are very proud to call Payson home.

Saturday – May 11th – Apache Junc, AZ Superstition Harley-Davidson Pet Day in conjunction with the Apache Junction Paws & Claws Center- 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Onsite adoptions, vendors, demonstrations, Best Dressed Pet and Best Pet Trick contests. Bring your best furry friend or find one here. . 2910 W Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ. Call 480-3460600 for details Saturday – May 18th – Tucson, AZ Sho Ryders MC Presents 10th Annual BBQ at the Park Held at Golf Links Sports Park 2400 South Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ. Time: Noon - 5pm. Admission: $10.00. Event Details: Join the fun and come enjoy the World Famous Big Sexy's BBQ Chicken 50/50, Bike Show, Raffles, Trophies, Vendors, Live DJ, Jumping Castle and a few surprises. FMI: Visit and/or email

Saturday – May 18th – Mesa, AZ 4th Annual NATIoNAL ARMED FoRCES FREEDoM RIDE Registration is from 8:00 - 10:00 A.M. Ride leaves at 9:30 A.M starting at Chester's Harley Davidson - 922 South Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ. Cost $25 per rider / $10 per passenger. Special Guests & appearances: Aurora the Bald Eagle, Tank the Marine Dog, 74th Street Band, POW, MIA, KIA Honor Guards, Disabled American Veterans will be on site to answer any questions. Ride Stops: American Legion Post 58 Fountain Hills, Post 117 North Phoenix, Post 2 Tempe. There will be Military presentations, Guest speakers, Music, Vendors, Raffle, shared $ pot, T-shirts, Dog Tags, Ride Patches and pins, food, cash prizes for High/Low hand and one non-winning sheet. Proceeds go to Arizona Military Assistance Mission

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Lobbyist Update Legislative Updates from our Motorcycle Lobbyist Billy “Desperado” Larson MMA-AZ Designated Lobbyist

Eliminating Motorcycle Emissions in Arizona After a few false starts, ADEQ finally (after 3 tries) got a readable, corrected and signed Eliminating Emissions paperwork to the Federal Register. After it is recorded, we’ll have 60 days from that date for the change to activate and go into effect. By the next Patriot publication, we hope to make the final announcement. I want to express thanks to all of those who have been patiently struggling with the lobbying, paperwork, meetings, procedures and legal timeframes. We can now see light at the end of the tunnel. Lane Advancement Meeting DPS – 3/19/13 We met with Captain Wayde Webb and DPS lobbyist Katy Proctor on March 19, 2013 to discuss Lane Advancement topics. AZ Department of Public Safety (DPS) and MMAAZ wanted to agree on some basic ground rules and begin the process of open communication with DPS as Stakeholders. They had copies of our case and CA guidelines that came from the CA Office of Traffic Safety’s (OTS) recent survey. We explained how our current case was built, and cited credible sources. These included: published researched statistics on motorcycle rear-end collisions VS the dynamics of collisions between vehicles; a second published paper based on the CA OTS Survey showing the need for vehicle driver education, and finally, Oregon’s 16-page research study on collisions. Discovering that Capt. Webb was involved in Accident Reconstruction as well as the writer/publisher of the two papers was very reassuring. It meant that he clearly understood our case from a technical and “hands-on” standpoint. Learning that the CA OTS website has guidelines for both motorcyclists and vehicle drivers on Lane-splitting in CA was a plus! After research surveys, CA authorities established there must be more education of both drivers and motorcycle riders. During the meeting, we also shared a few driver/motorcycle rider hints gathered from our prior MMA-AZ research surveys. General concern is always for the safety of everyone on the road. By running this Bill in the 2014 session, it would become law 90 days from the time the Governor signs it -which would be within a September 2014 timeframe. Capt. Webb and Ms Proctor asked for copies of the proposed legislation to revise ARS. 28-903; fortunately, we had come prepared. The DPS folks were sincere in their proposed efforts to review our ‘case’ and the criteria we installed. I’m looking forward to more talks during the upcoming meeting in April

NCoM Bike Newsbytes Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish, NEVADA CoNSIDERS LANE-SPLITTINg, FASTER SPEED LIMITS The Silver State may soon adopt the Golden State’s rule on lane sharing, as AB 236 has passed Assembly Committee on Transportation with only two committee members opposing the measure to allow motorcyclists to filter between lanes of slow-moving traffic. California is currently the only U.S. state that allows the practice, though “lane filtering” is commonplace throughout many other parts of the world. Committee Chair and bill co-sponsor Richard Carrillo (DClark Co), a long-time rider, laid out one of the best reasons to split lanes -- avoiding a rear end collision -saying “at the end of the day, I want to know that I’m going to come home and not be a part of the pavement or the back of somebody’s truck or car. To me, this really resonates.” Next step – the bill goes before the full Assembly and the Senate. In the meantime, the Nevada State Legislature may raise the maximum speed limit from 75 mph to 85 mph has passed the State Senate 15-6 on April 3 and the measure now goes over to the State Assembly for consideration. Introduced by Senator Don Gustavson (R-Sparks), a longtime advocate of bikers’ rights who was awarded the NCOM Silver Spoke Award for Government, SB 191 would fast track NDOT to up the speed limit to 85 mph some open stretches of freeways, matching some 85mph speed limits posted in Texas.

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ABATE releases multi-year motorcycle fatality analysis, calls for increased education, enforcement and penalties With one of the longest and hottest riding seasons on record, higher gas prices and a slight increase in motorcycles registrations, 2012 saw a small increase in motorcycle fatalities with over half of those being fatalities being riders not endorsed to operate a motorcycle. The year also saw an increase in motorcycle tourism since the enactment of the rider choice law on April 12, 2013 allowing adults to choose whether or not they want to wear a helmet. Recently, reports from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) analyzing the fatality and fatality rate increases since the helmet choice law went into effect have been presented in an erroneous and biased manner. "Our primary concern about the accuracy of the data from OHSP is that two single points of data are being compared, when a multi-year comparison will give the clearest and most accurate depiction of motorcycle fatalities," said Vince Piacenti, Statistician, for ABATE Michigan. "The average fatality rate on motorcycles from 2005 - 2011 is 119.7 with a standard deviation (sigma) of 8.4. Standard practice is to add +/- 3 sigma to be statistically significant. This means that the normal yearto-year fatality rate can vary from 95 to 145. Anything within this range is normal variation; the fatalities would have to be above 145 or below 95 to make a statement with statistical confidence. Fatalities in 2012 were 129, which fall within the normal range of variation and proves conclusively that the helmet-law amendment has had no adverse effect on motorcycle safety." What should concern the Michigan State Police, OSHP and the public is the fact that more than half of the fatalities involved riders NOT endorsed to drive a motorcycle. "Losing a member of our motorcycle family is devastating. To know that a death could be prevented from motorcycle education and increased enforcement from State Police is unimaginable. Our mission at American Bikers Aiming Toward Education, or ABATE Michigan, as we approach Motorcycle Safety Awareness month in May is motorcycle safety. ABATE encourages the Michigan State Police to be proactive this coming riding season by focusing on car driver/motorcyclists awareness and motorcycle education," added Vince Consiglio, President, ABATE of Michigan. "But we also want to make sure those that ride without an endorsement face stiffer fines and we also support limiting Temporary Instructional Permits (TIP) to two per adult. If you need more than two TIPs, you shouldn't be riding." Because more than half of Michigan motorcycle fatalities are unlicensed-or unendorsed- motorcyclists, ABATE's goal in teaching motorcycle rider education classes and going into the drivers' education classrooms is to ensure that everyone arrives home safely. "A motorcyclist has a responsibility to know how to handle his or her bike," Consiglio added. "However, a motorcyclist is much more vulnerable than a passenger vehicle occupant in the event of a crash. The majority of Michigan 2012 fatalities were wearing helmets." A motorcycle endorsement on a driver's license is required by law to ride on public roads and can be obtained by attending and passing a motorcycle rider education class, which are available statewide for a fee. A list of Secretary of State approved Michigan Motorcycle Safety Program instructors, along with their locations and contact information can be found the Secretary of State's website. ABATE Michigan supports public and private rider education. A current list of ABATE Michigan motorcycle rider education classes locations and times can be found on ABATE Michigan's website. On April 12, 2012 the requirement for motorcycle helmets was amended to allow adult choice for motorcyclists 21 and older, providing they completed an accredited motorcycle-safety course or had a minimum of 2 years riding experience. "Our members have reported an increase in motorcycle tourism since the enactment of the rider choice law," said Scott Ellis, Executive Director of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, which represents more than 1,800 restaurants, bar, party store, hotel, and casino establishments across the state. "From Monroe to Muskegon to the Keweenaw Peninsula, more out-of-state motorcyclists are stopping, staying and spending money at our restaurants, hotels and attractions." At least 20 different state license plates were counted on motorcycles at last year's sixth annual Muskegon Bike Time. With the increase in participants, planners are

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For motorcycle riders, people in "cages" bear a disproportionate share of the blame for the high number of motorcycle crashes, while car drivers feel careless motorcyclists careening in and out of traffic are putting their own lives at risk. So who's mostly to blame when four-wheel and two-wheel vehicles collide? According to a recent Florida Department of Transportation study, bikers are right. Motorists driving cars and trucks are mostly at fault, often failing to yield the right of way to the smaller vehicles. In analyzing 10 years of Florida motorcycle crashes, Chanyoung Lee, a senior researcher at the University of South Florida's Center for Urban Transportation Research, found that 60% of the time motorists in other vehicles are at fault when they collide with motorcycles. But the study uncovered more: When looking at all motorcycle crashes, motorcycle operators bear a lot of

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But it's also a matter of awareness, according to Lee, who is part of FDOT's Motorcycle Safety Coalition. In driver surveys, FDOT has asked people how often they see motorcycles. Those with motorcycle endorsements on their driver's licenses report seeing motorcycles all the time, while those without endorsements who live in the same area report occasionally seeing motorcycles.

The MMA has long held strong opposition to the use of the OEM EPA Stamp on stock exhausts as an enforcement tool, because it is a consumer protection ess ion to mechanism and not meant to be used against the rther consumer. It is also hard to locate on many models of motorcycle, hidden under seats on sport bikes, under and saddle bags of cruisers, or simply facing the wrong way e and for aesthetic reasons. Most critically, per the very regulation that entitles it, it expires in one year or 3,729 miles, whichever comes first!! using oats or Instead, the MMA ( continues to hold a firm belief that the existing laws on the books are e to sufficient if properly implemented and enforced, specifically that simple test procedures do exist for muffled exhaust, whether replaced with after-market or TO not, with a reasonable sound level.


Premier Brad Wall says “maybe mistakes were made” and hree the Saskatchewan government will revisit motorcycle insurance rate hikes proposed recently by Saskatchewan he all not Government Insurance. “Our MLAs are reporting a lot of feedback on the issue, not just from those who are riders by or have motorcycles, but others in general who note that these increases seem to be very high,” Wall told reporters.

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Lee “Snakebite” Gonzales Editor, Motorcycle Patriot Leather District BOD We have now arrived at May/June edition of the Patriot! Gremlins exist. This month, our publishing deadline came smack-dab in the middle of AZ Bike Week – and that proved to be a real challenge for me as Editor/Publisher. Working in the Phoenix region motorcycle world can be overwhelming without adding the need for a newsworthy publication deadline to the platter. So after five intense days of burning the candle at both ends -- and with the help of our Contributing/Copy Editor, Amber “Pixyled” Faith -- we have another paper.


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Road America Contract with the MRF Terminates The agreement between Road America and the Motorcycle Riders Foundation will terminate on April 13, 2013. Until that time they will accept new or renewed business in accordance with the existing contract. After that date, they will continue to service all members but will not accept new members. Anyone who would like to continue a road service plan that includes motorcycles may want to investigate a program called Rider Rescue. You can found the program at

Disgruntled Biker Submitted by a Disgruntled Biker Just a reminder – I don’t represent anyone’s views but my own. To my Dear Friends that wrote me in the last issue. To Mark: A “Real” Biker – You figured it out, I’m a wannabe biker. Unlike you real ones who get mad if someone has an opinion different than yours. How many hours have you and your “Brothers” sat around the dealership talking about that? Speaking of the “Wave”, I never see you “Real” bikers waving at scooter dude or sport bike guy but we don’t care what you ride because we are all Brothers and Sisters right? All the 100’s of thousands of us, because we love everyone who drives a Ford, I mean rides a bike. Do I know how many Trike Clubs there are in the U.S.? More than two? Does it matter? No. It’s nice to know you have me figured out and because of that I’m going in the corner and curl up and cry. I Love You Man.

Getting your bikes ready for summer? Riding in Arizona is beautiful at the moment. Soon, our temps here in the saguaro-filled desert will start heating up – and by May riding to the Rim Country or heading north to the White Mountains will tempt many Phoenix motorcyclists and Valley dwellers. In this issue, The Patriot is featuring the ads of many High Country MMA-supporting businesses. So, while you’re scooting through the ponderosa pines to cool off, please visit our welcoming MMA Business Members. If you would, please tell them you are MMA members, and thank them personally for their support. MMA’s amazing Business Members enables our many Districts to have successful community-based events and further promote MMA-AZ’s primary mission…Motorcycle Rights, Motorcycle Safety and Awareness in Arizona. May is Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. Many of the MMA districts will be out in the community spreading the word via events and runs. This is a good time to spend time with the general public and kids -promoting a positive image of bikers while also sharing info on Motorcycle Safety and Awareness. All kids love the brightly colored pencils and keychains, while parents often grab the MMA promotional bumper stickers. Additionally, we now have coloring book for the kids that illustrates how to “Look out for Motorcycles.” Yes, we’re prepping the next generation of bikers by sharing our commitment to biker safety and the MMA’s goodwill. At the end of May, Memorial Day arrives once more. It is much more than a barbeque in the backyard or too much beer on the beach. For proud Americans everywhere, it’s a solemn time to reflect on those veterans who sacrificed so much in the name of our Constitutional freedoms through the past 237 years. Some gave all, and many veterans are still struggling with bitter memories from the past. This Memorial Day, be extra kind to a veteran near you. Loyalty, gratitude and true respect always matter

Hey Pam First let me say I’m sorry to hear about what happened. Almost anyone that rides lives through this same thing, some better some worse. Don’t let it stop you from being Hell on Three. I guess you missed the point of what I said. You ride a three wheeled motorcycle, a trike with a motorcycle motor. It doesn’t need a tractor trailer parking spot. And when you call something “Alternative Looking” (Polaris Spider) that usually means you don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. Just because I don’t sign my name doesn’t make me ugly, I’m actually kind of man pretty. Moving on let me tell you how “great” it was to be part of Bike Week. You get to go on escorted rides where you can see how your bike runs at 85, then at 15, then at 65, then at 20. Yea… what fun! Then you can pay to go in and look at overpriced shiny stuff and then go get a $5 can of beer… Bunch of Jackass’s – Until next time Have a Bright Sunshiny Day

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In Memory of “Pops” Glen Harlan Richards (Pops) was born to Metu Ann Manska in York, Nebraska on June 8, 1921, but was raised by Harry and Lydia Miller. Pops attended elementary school through college in York, and graduated from the University of Nebraska. He served active duty in the US Army from 1940 to 1945 with the North Command in the Aleutian Islands.


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To say that he enjoyed motorcycles would be an understatement; he started riding when he was 12 years old and never stopped.Pops owned 21 different motorcyles over an 80 year riding period. Pops rode with the “White Spots” and the “Modern Knights” clubs in Nebraska. He rode across the country many times on his Royal Enfield from Nebraska to California. He was at Hollister when the famous picture for Life Magazine was taken, he said, “If they knew then what they did to that motorcycle, they wouldn’t have let it happen.” He was at the First, Second and Fiftieth Sturgis Rally. Pops was on the cover of Sports World in 1947 along with a number of other magazines. He enjoyed many trophies from races he’d won over the years. For the last 24 years he was a member of Limey Riders MC of Glendale, AZ -- and for at least 10 years, a member of MMA’s Leather District. I don’t believe there was a motorcyclist in Arizona who did not know Pops! After Pops retired from his career as a social worker for the State of Arizona, he decided to get a real job working for Hurley Trucking, delivering newspapers. At 80 years of age, Pops finally retired. Pops’ memorial service was a sight to see with at least 500 motorcyclists in attendance. Many clubs, organizations and military veterans came to pay their final respects. During the Celebration of Life, we had the chance to look through 92 years of “Pops Memories.” He was very meticulous in his scrapbooking of events and pictures throughout his life…and an amazing life it was. It would take hours to go through all the pics and truly appreciate the stories they illustrated. They include some of the best pictures I have ever seen of vintage motorcycle racing and riding. Personally, I loved to sit with Pops at club and MMA events. He always had interesting topics and remarkable stories to tell. Funny part about it, you never heard the same story twice…there were just so many anecdotes and real life experiences he shared with us all. I only had the privilege of knowing Pops for 12 years and I cherish every minute of it. He always had a big smile (that got even bigger when all the ladies would come hug him) and he always struck me as a very grateful, humble man. Some of my fondest memories of Pops were from the Leather District’s annual Christmas Party. For some reason no matter what or how I wrapped my white elephant gift, he would always grab it. If you know the kinds of gifts I bring, it wasn’t a good thing, as I always bring an obnoxious gift. Every time he would grab it I would feel bad, and he would always laugh about it as he had a great sence of humor. I, on the other hand, would feel guilty and go steal it back from him so he could get another and better present. Knowing his trend of picking my gifts, one year I brought a quart of motorcycle oil and a can of fork oil. Like clockwork during his turn, he managed to pick my gift out of all the packages on the table. His smile was ear-to-ear and you would have thought there was a million dollars in that package. I walked up and asked what he got -- he showed me and then said “I hope nobody steals it!” No worries, Pops. The unwritten rule of the gift exchange was “If Pops likes it, don’t steal it!” At the first Christmas Party in the New Limey Riders MC’s Clubhouse, I remember Pops looking around and telling me how proud he was of this club. How he had seen children, grandchildren and now greatgrandchildren grow up in the club, how the club was expanding, and that he was very proud of the newly built clubhouse. The Limey Riders were truly his family as well as the Leather District. I have many memories of Pops, but there are two that top them all. First was when we held a bike wash and auction to raise enough money to buy Pops a new bike after his was wrecked. We wanted to keep it a secret till his 90th birthday but that didn’t work out. Pops was at the event and even brought some personal memorabilia to auction. He told me he couldn’t believe how many people came to help him…he was beyond overwhelmed. The next great comment of the day was when three guys at the event stripped down to their skivvies and boots and washed motorcycles in the Bike Wash because the Bikini Bike Wash girls said it was too cold to work. Again I asked ”What do ya think, Pops?” He just shook his head and said “I’ve never seen anything like it in all my years!” Well, Pops, it’s etched in all of our minds for life! Finally we presented the fruit of our labors at Pops’ 90th Birthday party…his new ride. This was the best memory ever. He had a joyful nonstop smile and he wouldn’t get off that new bike all night. Again I asked (man, I ask a lot of questions) “How’s your birthday, Pops?” He replied “This is the best birthday I have ever had and the most beautiful gift ever.”



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Freedom Beach Party We had a great time this year at the beach party. Perfect weather and lots of motorfolk on hand to be filmed for the new motorcycle show Kyle Ness was filming for the NATGEO Channel. Camera crew added a few bumps to the day but all was good. Things went according to plan. But I must admit, I have never seen such a bunch of ugly Hawaiian shirts at the beach all out did yourselves! Was a great day with the brothers and sisters of the MMA.

MMA Verde Valley District 14th Annual Sweetheart Run Submitted by Debi Althouse Payne This year’s Sweetheart Run was to benefit three Verde Valley children who recently lost their mother; they were in serious need of our community’s help.As always, Verde Valley did just that. We had 87 people sign up for the Poker Run. Almost everyone was from the local area: Cottonwood, Sedona, Clarkdale, Cornville, Camp Verde, Lake Montezuma, RimRock, Jerome and we also had bikers from Tempe, Mesa, Glendale, Goodyear, Surprise and Flagstaff. Stretch and I had a guest – Jeanette from Long Beach CA-- and one person from Denver and another from Indiana all showed up to support MMA and these kids. Participating MMA members arrived from all over, including: VFW Riders, DTMC Verde Valley, Tribe of Judah MM, Son’s of Truth MC, SOS, Warrior Brotherhood and The Legion Riders. One of the best parts was right before we had kickstands up, our very own PapaDave gave the Bike Blessing. He then presented Cherie, one of the children, with a biker vest featuring a patch donated by Silk that read “In Loving Memory of my Mom.” Tears were shed by a number of bikers, including myself. We had well over 100 people at the End Party at Pub & Grub. Several people stopped by to make donations; others dropped off items to donate and for prizes in the auction and balloon pop. Mary Madison won the High Hand and Mike Kickstand won the Low Hand -- he immediately donated his winnings back to the kids. The auction as always was hilarious with one man buying items and then donated them back to be re-auctioned. We raised a very respectable proceeds for these kids including individual donations, patches from Silk and a donation from DTMC. Run stops and great big thanks go out to 10/12 Lounge, Nate’s Cowboy Café, Up the Creek, Old Corral and Vintages. Thanks again to Pub & Grub for hosting the End Party where The Mods rocked the house. A huge Thank-You to Keith Kaufmann of Cottonwood Motorsports for always going above and beyond when finding and giving raffle/auction items including the great vest! For all the vendors who donated – Thank you! Big O Tires, Acme Pizza, 76 Gas Station, Quince, Inxon Tattoo, Silk Patches, Cottonwood Motor Sports, D&K Cycles, Food City, State Farm, Nate’s Cowboy Café, Auto Tech, Christy Fisher, Keith Kaufmann, Sizzler, Vintages and many more! See you all again next year.

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MMA of Arizona Business Member Listing - listed by city At Large

Sober Riders MC, Inc Organizations and Clubs Business Life Member

Apache Junction

American Legion Riders Post 27 Organizations and Clubs 1018 S Meridan Rd Apache Junction, AZ 85220 602-541-2441 Business Life Member


Chaparral Bar Bars & Restaurants 325 Main Street Cottonwood, AZ 86326 928-254-1307 Business Life Member gunners BBQ Pit Bars & Restaurants 1030 S Hwy 260 Home Depot Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Captain’s Bars & Restaurants 300 W Apache Trail #118 Apache Junction, AZ 85217 480-288-2590 Business Life Member

Kactus Kate's Bars & Restaurants 929 N Main St Cottonwood, AZ 86326 928-634-7822

Phoenix Vulcan Riders Organizations and Clubs Apache Junction, AZ 602-696-8064

Players Sports Bar & grill Bars & Restaurants 1100 State Rt 260 Cottonwood, AZ 86326 928-634-3966

Superstition Harley Davidson Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 2910 W Apache Trail Apache Junction, AZ 85220 480-346-0600


A Touch of Class Custom Trikes Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 1421 E Birch St Cottonwood, AZ 86326 928-254-0957 Business Life Member

Airepros Air Conditioning & Heating Services and Miscellaneous 2022 N 106th Lane Avondale, AZ 85392 623-547-5992

Nate’s Cowboy Cafe Bars & Restaurants 206 S Main Street Cottonwood, AZ 86326 928-639-3838

Dart Cycle Worx Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 1060 N Eliseo Felix Way Ste 10 Avondale, AZ 85323 623-925-5503 Business Life Member

Pub and grub Bars & Restaurants 2501 S Village Dr, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 928-649-2807

Casa grande

Silver Bullet Bar Bars & Restaurants 1401 North Pinal Casa Grande, AZ 85122 520-836-1363 Wonder Bar Bars & Restaurants 310 W 2nd St Casa Grande, AZ 85122 520-836-9987

Camp Verde

Valley View Bars & Restaurants 102 W. Arnold Street, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 Salt Mine Cellars Bars & Restaurants 212 W Finnie Flats Rd Camp Verde,AZ 86322 928-567-0125


1012 Lounge Bars & Restaurants 910 Main St Clarksdale, AZ 86324 928-639-0800


Up The Creek Bars & Restaurants 1975 N Page Springs Rd Cornville, AZ 86325 928-634-9954

The Bar at Strombolliʼs Bars & Restaurants 321 S Main St Cottonwood AZ, 86326 928-634-3838 Seitz Architectural Design Services and Miscellaneous 782 Cove Parkway Cottonwood, AZ 86326 928-646-1788 Business Life Member

Desert Hills

Skinny Dipping Pools Services and Miscellaneous 2706 W Valley View Trail Desert Hills, AZ 85086 602-292-4033 Business Life Member


Team Arizona Motorcyclist Training Center Services and Miscellaneous 36 N William Dillard Dr Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-998-9888 Business Life Member


Baja Loco Bars & Restaurants 5134 N 95th Ave Glendale, AZ 85305 623-772-8839 Business Life Member


Limey Riders M/C Organizations and Clubs Glendale, AZ 85311 623-930-9165 Business Life Member


AZ Battery Store Services & Micellaneous 560 N Bullard Ave Ste E50 Goodyear, AZ 85338 623-853-3321 Majerle’s Sports grill Bars & Restaurants 13375 W McDowell Rd #101 Goodyear, AZ 85395 623-201-6497


Windy Mesa Bars & Restaurants 800 N Navajo Dr Page, AZ 86040 928-645-2186 Business Life Member Blair’s Trading Post Clothing 626 N Navajo Dr Page, AZ 86040 928-645-3008 Business Life Member Page Boy Motel Lodging 150 N Lake Powell Blvd Page, AZ 86040 928-645-2416 Business Life Member Page Honda Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 915 Coppermine Rd Page, AZ 86040 800-432-6923 Business Life Member


Classic Auto Body Services and Miscellaneous Box 2756 Page, AZ 86040 928-645-9023

Smokin’ Harley’s Steakhouse & Seafood Bars & Restaurants 10456 SR 69 Mayer, AZ 86333 928-632-4255 Business Life Member


Mainstreet Motorcycles Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 9750 E Apache Trail Mesa, AZ 85207 480-357-7595 Business Life Member Skunk Motorsports Inc Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 720 S Country Club Dr Mesa, AZ 85210 480-649-2800 VIII Society M/C Organizations and Clubs 7930 E 1st Ave Mesa, AZ 85208 480-227-2690 Business Life Member America's Ultra Clean Services and Miscellaneous 738 E Dana Suite A Mesa, AZ 85204 480-206-4003 Business Life Member

New River

Roadrunner Restaurant & Saloon Bars & Restaurants 47801 N Black Canyon Hwy New River, AZ 85087 623-465-9903 Business Life Member Harris Roofing, Inc. Services and Miscellaneous 1717 W New River Rd New River, AZ 85087 623-826-0019 Ranch House grille Bars & Restaurants 819 N Navajo Box 3491 Page, AZ 86040 928 645-1420 Business Life Member

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Stix Liquor and Sporting goods Services & Miscellaneous 5 S Lake Powell Rd Page, AZ 86040 928 645-2891

Winners Circle Bars & Restaurants 466 Navajo Blvd Holbrook, AZ 86025 520-524-9600 Business Life Member


grasshopper grill Bars & Restaurants 1130 S Page Springs Rd Cornville, AZ 86325 928-649.9211


Charley's Place’ Bars & Restaurants 4324 W Thunderbird RD Glendale, AZ 85306 602-439-1668 Business Life Member

Fred's Liquor Store Services and Miscellaneous 902 N Navajo Dr Page, AZ 86040 520-645-3575 Business Life Member


Jakes Corner Bar Bars & Restaurants 57564 N Hwy 188 Payson, AZ 85541 602-359-1068 Mazatzal Casino Bars & Restaurants PO Box 1820 Payson, AZ 85547 800-777-7529 Business Life Member All-Clene Carpet Cleaners Services and Miscellaneous 609 W Bridle Path Lane Payson, AZ 85541 928-468-1358 Business Life Member Amon Builders, Inc Services and Miscellaneous 903 E Hwy 260 #6 Payson, AZ 85541 928-474-0689 Business Life Member Coyote Auto LLC Services and Miscellaneous 310 W Main St Payson, AZ 85541 928-472-1100 Mark’s Mobile RV Service Services and Miscellaneous 122 W Matlock Dr Payson, AZ 85541 602-616-8803 Miller Auto Works Services and Miscellaneous 600 W Main St Suite A Payson, AZ 85541 928-468-8855 Business Life Member

Payso Service 106 E Payso 928-47

Walter Service 1105 S Payso 949-93


CJ Cre Clothin 10348 Peoria 623-41 Busin U.S. M Organ Peoria 813-31


Wheel Motorc 1621 E Phoen 602-25

Reneg Motorc 3102 E Phoen 602-49 Busin

Alcock Service 3131 E Phoen 602-37

Bellon Service 3420 E Phoen 602-76 Busin

Breye Service 15715 Phoen 480-50 Busin

Circle Bars & 730 W Phoen 602-27

H&H Service 16772 Surpris 623-32


greer Service 5921 W Phoen 623-24 Busin

Law T Service 362 N Phoen 602-51 Busin

Victor Service 4735 N Phoen 602-27 Busin


Pine C Bars & 3885 N Pine, A 928-47



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Payson Packaging Services and Miscellaneous 106 E Bonita St Payson, AZ 85541 928-474-5260 Walter Reed & Sons LLC Services and Miscellaneous 1105 S Western Dr Payson, AZ 85541 949-933-2748


CJ Creations Clothing 10348 W Cashman Peoria, AZ 85383 623-412-2110 Business Life Member U.S. Military Vets MC Organizations and Clubs Peoria 813-310-4595


Wheel Shop Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 1621 E McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-253-1344 Renegade Classics Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 3102 E Cactus Rd Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-495-5957 Business Life Member



Tonto Village




Vintages grill Bars & Restaurants 5155 N Dave Wrigfield Rd Rimrock,AZ 86335 928-592-9220 Southwest Trikes Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 7430 E Butherus Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-951-7171 Business Life Member


olde Sedona Bar & grill Bars & Restaurants 1405 W Highway 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 928-282-5670

Show Low

Native New Yorker #12 Bars & Restaurants 391 W Duece Of Clubs Show Low, AZ 85901 928-532-5100 Business Life Member Days Inn - Show Low Lodging 480 W Duece Of Clubs Show Low, AZ 85901 928-537-4356 Business Life Member


Alcock & Agborne-PLC Services and Miscellaneous 3131 E. Camelback Road, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-377-8735

Coyote Creek Saloon Bars & Restaurants Hwy 60 and D St Springerville, AZ 85938 928-333-4022 Business Life Member

Bellone CPA-PLC Services and Miscellaneous 3420 E Shea Blvd #140 Phoenix, AZ 85028 602-765-6111 Business Life Member

American Legion Post #30 Organizations and Clubs 825 E Main Springerville, AZ 85938 928-339-4475

Breyer Law offices Services and Miscellaneous 15715 S 46th St Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85048 480-505-2162 Business Life Member

El Camino Restaurant Bars & Restaurants 277 White Mountain Dr St Johns, AZ 85936 928-337-4700

Circle H BBQ Bars & Restaurants 730 W. Camelback Phoenix, AZ 85048 602-277-0986 H & H Plumbing and Drain Services and Miscellaneous 16772 W.Bell Rd.Ste,110, #233 Surprise,Az.85374 623-322-9100

Business Life Member

greer Wilson Funeral Home Services and Miscellaneous 5921 W Thomas Rd Phoenix, AZ 85033 623-245-0994 Business Life Member Law Tigers Services and Miscellaneous 362 N 3rd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-516-0000 Business Life Member Victor Florio and Co. Services and Miscellaneous 4735 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-278-8000 Business Life Member


St Johns


gila County Chopper Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 7803 Ralls Drive Strawberry, AZ 85544 480-789-2933 Windmill Corner Inn 5079 N AZ Hwy 87 Strawberry, AZ 85544 928-476-3064

Fuego Bar & grill Bars & Restaurants 9118 W Van Buren Tolleson, AZ 85353 623-478-7300

The Double D Bars & Restaurants 354 Johnson Blvd Tonto Village, AZ 85541 928-978-2058

Tin Top Bar and grill Bars & Restaurants 2614 S Wintersberg Rd Tonopah, AZ 85354 623-386-1501 Tonopah Joe’s Family Restaurant Bars & Restaurants 41101 W Indian School Rd Tonopah, AZ 85354 623-776-5554 Business Life Member

Tonto Basin

Curly’s Customs Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 12040 N 111th Ave Youngtown, AZ 85363 623-764-6562 Business Life Member


Pt’s Bar Bars & Restaurants Winslow, AZ 86057 928-587-0708


Punkin Center Bar Bars & Restaurants Hwy 188 & Greenback Rd Tonto Basin, AZ 85553 928-479-2627

Law offices of Richard M. Lester Servicing and Miscellaneous 21054 Sherman Way 3rd Floor Conoga Park, CA 91303 800-521-2425 Business Life Member

ATTENTIoN MMA BUSINESS MEMBERS Please review your business listing on page 12 and 13. It is possible that the information we have on file has changed, or we entered something incorrectly. Submit any corrections right away so we can update our database by the next edition. Email to or mail to MMA of Arizona, PMB 138 P.O. Box 30280, Phoenix, Arizona 85046. Help us support you by providing any information you may have regarding discounts for MMA members. Consider placing an ad in our newsletter – your ad is published for a two-month period, and we can help you design it! We also offer web advertising.

ATTENTIoN MMA MEMBERS Have you visited an MMA business member’s establishment lately? Have you ever recruited one of your favorite hangouts to join as an MMA business member? Help us recruit businesses that are biker friendly! Ask your preferred businesses to consider a membership, or suggest that we can help them design an ad to place in our newsletter and/or on our website. If you have any questions, contact your District Manager, Board Member, or Editor of the Motorcycle Patriot.


Arizona Dragon Slayer Exterminator Services and Miscellaneous 26307 N 157th Ave Surprise, AZ 85387 602-526-1312 Business Life Member


American Legion Riders Tempe Post #2 Organizations and Clubs 2125 S Industrial Park Ave Tempe, AZ 85282 Business Life Member Aflac Services and Miscellaneous 6197 S Rural rd Ste 103 Tempe, AZ 85283 480-838-9020 Business Life Member

Support our Business Members They Support Us

Pine Creek Smokehouse Bars & Restaurants 3885 N Hwy 87 Pine, AZ 928-476.6577

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Some History on Motorcycles American, Sylvester Howard Roper (1823-1896) invented a two-cylinder, steam-engine motorcycle (powered by coal) in 1867. This can be considered the first motorcycle, if you allow your description of a motorcycle to include a steam engine. Howard Roper also invented a steam engine car. Aries: While it is true you have many skills and project movie star confidence, the constant family criticism can be paralyzing. New luck comes as a windfall— unexpected money or gig. Use it wisely. Love saves the day, and a true friend shows loyalty in battle. Taurus: Celebrate the sensual side of life this spring. Whether home-cooking or exotic cafes on a road trip, food, drink, music, sexytime and lively companions bring a blast of inspiration. You need to feel good again by writing the playbook. Sing Golden Oldies. Gemini: Whoa, cowboy! Breathe easy and simply wait. No rushing allowed. Slow ride, slow hand and easy groove. Catch my drift? Insane 2012 was all about running in place; 2013 is making progress through small changes. Smell the roses, and laugh with kids. Cancer: Ready? Time for training in a new work direction. You’ve been fretting about money scenes. Past years of disappointment and dark thoughts seem to be evaporating. Here comes the Sun. The old dreams are alive; kindness matters. A kiss promises. Leo: Yes, the life-change predicted is here. Open your eyes and heart. Feelings of being separated from your loved one remain. Be calm. Self-neglect was not working and your natural Leonine elegance is back. Your hunch is right—makes a clean sweep and win. Virgo: Long days and restless nights have not been bringing happiness. Yes, you do your duty for others, yet something keeps you unfulfilled. May and June bring spontaneous escape, fun with buddies and longlost folks back into the picture. Travel & live larger. Libra: Last chance to make a crazy financial risk is here. Think of the Big Picture. Plan the start-up on a virtual shoestring. It works. Change is scary for Librans, unless you are in control. Self-control is needed when tempted by naughty vampires. Give truth to get it. Scorpio: Everything new is possible this season. Evaluating your short and long-term goals might help – all it takes is Intention. Jupiter brings two promotions from two directions. Adversity brings a Hail Mary Pass. Expect a few miracles from distant riders. Sagittarius: Wild hope meets crazy like a fox-- just when the Super Straights in your life were praying for your stability; you rock out with a gutsy plan. Remember: you are most happy when you are most useful. Give without expecting a reward. Lucky number: 23. Capricorn: Sudden separations in May are expected and will bring closure. Caution with those who claim to “know it all.” They really don’t. Practical chores are a MUST--- including big home repairs and healthcare long overdue. Write letters. Lucky color: grey. Aquarius: Your logical mind may be on Pause until June—but your primal instincts are definitely in Overdrive. Anxieties about a double life; do not forget you may have set this game in motion. Lucky color: strong shades of blue; lucky number: 9. Burn incense. Pisces: Who says you have poor judgment? Maybe someone you’ve rejected? Tend projects through during May, and then follow your heart, Gypsy. Although forever immature, you are an official grownup now. Invitations to faraway and rowdy places.



Gottlieb Daimler - First Gas Engined Motorcycle German, Gottlieb Daimler invented the first gas-engined motorcycle in 1885, which was an engine attached to a wooden bike. That marked the moment in history when the dual development of a viable gas-powered engine and the modern bicycle collided. Gottlieb Daimler used a new engine invented by engineer, Nicolaus Otto. Otto invented the first "Four-Stroke Internal-Combustion Engine" in 1876. He called it the "Otto Cycle Engine" As soon as he completed his engine, Daimler (a former Otto employee) built it into a motorcycle. The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Many of the nineteenth century inventors who worked on early motorcycles often moved on to other inventions. Daimler and Roper, for example, both went on to develop automobiles. However, inventors such as William Harley and the Davidsons brothers continued to develop motorcycles and their business competitors were other new start-up companies such as Excelsior, Indian, Pierce, Merkel, Schickel and Thor. In 1903, William Harley and his friends Arthur and Walter Davidson launched the HarleyDavidson Motor Company. The bike had a quality engine, so it could prove itself in races, however, the company planned to manufacture it as a transport vehicle. Merchant, C. H. Lange, sold the first officially distributed Harley-Davidson in Chicago.

Tips From The Tow girl Submitted by Michele Osborn The heat is just about here and it is time to check a few extra things so you don’t get let down on the road. The next few months are brutal on our bikes. We pick up a lot of bikes in the summer and here are a few tips that might keep you off the side of the road. Batteries – Generally speaking they last about two years here in Arizona. Again the heat is hard on a bike battery so check yours or get it checked at a shop. It is always a good idea to keep your bike a battery charger/tender. Tires – Check your pressure religiously as the heat is a killer on tires. Checking more than the tread is necessary in Arizona during the summer. Check your sidewalls for cracks from dry rot and check your valve stems as well. Whether they are rubber or metal wiggle them around and check for cracks. If in doubt take it in to your shop and have them check them out for you. Flat tires are one of the top calls in the summer. Oil – Remember to check your oil as that is what keeps your motor cool. Keep her full but not over full. Again if in doubt check it out with your shop. Be prepared out there… you never know when something might go wrong… so pack water, sun screen and wear something on your head. Be cautious of the mushy asphalt in the cracks in the road and stay hydrated. Keep my number in your phone and we will come and get you… hopefully you won’t need me and you can just wave when you see me on the road. Ride Safe ~ Michele Osborn Arizona Motorcycle Towing & Storage

Glendale puts 10 m ore signs up. There are now 27 signs in that city. Way to go MMA Leather District!

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Dangerous Curves Lady Rider Report

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Comments and tips writen specifically for our female motorcycle riders and passengers. Val “Shorty” Bunce Leather District ADM & Activities

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Motorcycle Awareness Program (M.A.P.)

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Student Comments: - I enjoyed the motorcycle statistics and the outside demo. I found the video presented a lot of key information that could be useful. I also found the information about spotting a motorcycle to be extremely useful. I think you should include more information about how difficult it would be for a motorcycle driver to maneuver away from getting in a collision.

Comments and updates on the M.A.P. Program Bobbi Hartmann MMA MAP Coordinator 602-672-3531

MAP has gotten off to a great start for 2013. Following is a list of the presentations we have done so far, along with various student comments from each of the school selves, presentations. I’ve also included a description of our it? shortened yearly presentation done at East Valley Institute on two of Technology (EVIT) along with pictures from that day.

3/14/13 – A-1 Driving School – Prescott Valley - 1 bike presentation 20 students (BobbiHartmann): me off e Student Comments: ad I like how it explains a bikers point of view e ying - I liked how I know more about motorcycles and how to look more for them now. ay, but o one period - Very informative. The information was applicable in everyday situations. ail to a get The video gave good comparisons of why you should treat motorcyclists with just as much respect as you do Everything, I learned a lot about following distance. s in t of e able - She was sweet and happy and interacted with the class. Her happiness and passion for riding was lot of wonderfully refreshing. She got the necessary point ever across and was relatable. t bike ad a lot - The presentation was very informative, and gave all the basics about motorcycle safety while reiterating the points to great effect. The comparison of vehicles aken to people walking on a sidewalk was a useful device. -


Informative; it made me think about things I'd never considered in regards to motorcycle and vehicle safety. I will definitely take what I learned today into account on the road. Presentation was very good for most of it. I liked all the anecdotes she included. It made the presentation more relatable and relevant. She also connected her presentation to what we've covered in our class, which was a plus for me.


- You were friendly and funny. Good information with a nice delivery. Thank you! -

I liked how you answered the questions and then explained why. Pictures gave us a better perspective and enjoyed seeing your guys enjoyment of riding and sharing with us. It allowed us to understand how a motorcyclist operates. Seeing the outside demo, like the profile of the motorcycle and how hard to judge speed.


Bobbi is a great presenter. The video was good and very informational. I liked how all the motorcyclists had awhile to talk to us.


The enthusiasm and your passion with motorcycle safety and your humor too. Add more personal experiences.


Very insightful. It gives me more understanding towards safety towards motorcyclists. - Friendly, Entertaining, Very Informative, presentation = A+. - I liked that the speakers showed what kind of gear bikers all around wear, the pictures that were shown of crashes and video/questions. I also like that there was more than 1 speaker. The whole presentation was really good.

4/03/13 – Tse’Yaato – Page - 1 presentation 26 students (BobbiHartmann, BillJustice, Steve”Limey”/Renee Lippert, CarolHoffman): Student Comments: I like how they had the actual bike drive in the parking lot and the examples of different situations and accidents. - What I liked about this presentation was telling me all the stuff I’m suppose to look for while I’m driving. I liked the video

It gave me a lot of understanding as to avoiding people on motorcycles as well as understanding a little more on what to do as a motorcyclist. Also, a few hints and suggestions that go along with being a motorcyclist.

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We are very fortunate and honored to be invited to East Valley Institute of Technologies yearly safety event. The event consists of 3 entities. First is the Mesa Police Departments DUI seminar in EVIT’s auditorium and having students ‘pledge’ to NOT Text and Drive, along with taking students out to the parking lot, through their DUI wagon and ending with them viewing an actual crashed car that involved teens drinking. Each group is then routed to the Drivers Ed group, and then on to us for a 10 minute MAP presentation, using our Poster Board in the back of my pickup. We hand out a Tri-Fold, Key Chain and a copy of our Quiz (copies provided by the school) with the correct answers already circled. We review the Quiz, just as we do in the classroom presentation, and use the bullet points on the poster board to re-iterate key points. I cannot thank Billy, Bruce, Skypilot and Ron enough for spending their whole day out there and for doing what it takes to make this a memorable event for all students involved. To be able to get our information out to e I will that many people in such a short time is a miracle in itself. be the much 4/01/13 – Desert Winds – Phoenix - 1 presentation 24 students (BobbiHartmann, BillyLarson, Skypilot; BruceWheeler):

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I liked the explanations on everything and how they told of their experiences. - It shows us how to drive safely on the road when there are motorcyclists lives on the line.


Shows us that we should look out and be more careful when we drive. We may not see the motorcyclists or not observe the road or highway so we have to be careful and look both ways before we continue driving ourselves to be more careful for us and others.

- The safety of motorcyclists and people that drive vehicles should be more careful. - I liked the facts and videos that we reviewed. There were a lot of things I didn’t know before.

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District Updates

MMA State Board Meeting - April - Rimrock, AZ

Verde Valley Submitted by Nathan Wagner ADM- Verde Valley District One of the reasons I personally joined the MMA was because I wanted to help my community in more ways. I loved the idea that a group could rally support for those in the community that needed help. Verde Valley MMA recently helped three kids that really needed our wider community to rally around them. Also, we are working with the City of Cottonwood and Councilman Pratt to raise money and have it appropriated for the Kids Skate Park. We donated funds to help bring the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall into Cottonwood. All of this makes me proud to be a part of MMA Verde Valley.

Submit What a beautiful day today as we arrived in Rimrock at Vintages Grille. The Vintages Grille made us feel right at home and the food and atmosphere was totally awesome. A big Thank You to Vitages Grille and to the MMA Verde Valley MMA C District for being perfect hosts. Great job to all involved. We had a good attendance at the meeting and thought we would sisters get a shot of all of their. State Offices, Board Members along with some local area members. the las and ret 2013. A for thei (Cathie runs, a

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In our last meeting, all the final details for the Jester Run were tightened up. For those that are not aware, the Jester Run is an annual run created by the Verde Valley District. Of money raised, 25% of the proceeds go into our Down Riders Fund and the remaining proceeds fund motorcycle safety and awareness in the Verde Valley and surrounding areas. In this last meeting we voted unanimously not to cap the Down Riders Fund as the potential need for funds could be great at any given time. The Verde Valley District was proud to sell the Winning Beach Party Raffle Ticket to Carrie Caldwell who not only bought her ticket from my restaurant (shameless plug for Nate’s Cowboy Café) but also graciously donated it back to the Verde Valley District to continue our efforts in motorcycle safety and awareness. Thank you, Carrie!

Presentation of plaque to Kathy at Vintages Grille - she is so thrilled to be an MMA Business Member. She went inside and hung up plaque immediately. We love you Kathy and Vintages - thanks for hosting our April State Board meeting.

We are still working with the Town of Jerome to get the “Look Twice for Motorcycles” signs up on the mountain. Police Chief Muma has informed us that everything is waiting for new breakaway sign posts to replace the old sign posts and at that point crews will add the motorcycle signs as well. A motorcycle safety thought: Watch the distance between your bike and that car in front of you. I always thought that pertained to braking time and not slamming into the guy in front of you. You never know what’s going to pop out between those two back wheels -- so give yourself a few more seconds to react.

Red Mountain Submitted byJoanne Pilger-Letz-District Manager The Red Mountain District held elections in February and these were the results: District Manager Secretary Treasurer Communications Road Captain Lobby Liaison Activities Sgt at Arms

Joanne Pilger-Letzin Carl Letzin Mike Bennett Michelle Wirth-Packer Rick Shields Carl Letzin Laura Deutsch Rick Minyard

If anyone is interested we still have open positions for Membership and Quartermaster. We will be having April’s meeting at Jolee’s on Sat 20 April 2013 at 10:00am. We will discuss future meeting places and I would love to have some input from all of you members. Former Salt River District members have been included in the Red Mountain District. We would really like to invite you all to the meetings to hear any ideas or suggestions you offer up. Laura, our activities officer, is planning a bike run for Motorcycle Awareness month -- so stay tuned for the details. It took many, many years and lots of hard work and dedication from many MMA members to accomplish; but now, we no longer will have emissions testing on our motorcycles in Maricopa County (Area A). Thank you all for working so hard on behalf of all motorcyclists.




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Casa grande

Pet Corner

Submitted by Kat Grover - Secretary

MMA Casa Grande (CG) District saw many brothers and would sisters supporting and showing up at The Silver Bullet Bar the last few months. Officers continue to welcome all new and returning members. CG District is looking forward to 2013. At each meeting, DM (Steve) looks to the Officers for their reports and a lot of information is shared. ADM (Cathie) let everyone know about upcoming activities, runs, and events.

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Raffles for State Beach Party were dropped off instead of the $50. Members discussed the upcoming Casa Grande 6th Annual Beach Party & Biker Rodeo on April 27th, 2013. Details were finalized. Donations were offered by Members and their assistance for the event. We want to thank all those that are helping to put on the event. It will be at The Tumbleweed Inn on 3815 W Frontier in Eloy. What a great morning ride down from the Phoenix Metro area. Event starts at NOON, $10 entry, bike & people games w/awards, raffle, 50/50 and Nick, our resident DJ/announcer. $5 for a BBQ plate special or buy a meal off the menu. We hope we can get some MMA Members from other districts to come down and support this fundraiser for CG District. Secretary (Kat) shared an update and information about SB1086 which is the Anti-Profiling bill. It died, but it will be revamped and brought back next session. We need full support and participation from MMA members and all motorcyclists within the State. MDATD on Feb 20th, 2013 was an interesting and productive day. It was used to discuss motorcycle issues with our legislators even though the weather did not cooperate, but we had a decent showing and made contact with many legislators in both houses. Members are reminded that there was a re-districting of our area and they need to make sure they look on Voter Cards to get accurate information or go to the County Registrar website.

In Feb it was decided to try Bike Night/MMA Meeting at 7pm at The Silver Bullet Bar on Pinal Ave in CG. So on March 6th and April 3rd MMA CG meetings took place. Many came on the 1st Wednesday of the month. In April, our Sgt at Arms stepped down for personal reasons and Nick came forward to accept the position. Membership (Paul) shared we have 53 members (46 active) and 2 Business members. MMA CG Members all agreed we are moving forward and bringing new members in and getting the expired to rejoin. Discussion about the MMA membership flyer was shared. DM shared the State is working on it. Treasurer (Lauren) gave her report. About 6 CG District Members will be attending NCOM in Reno, NV ley on May 9-12th 2013. At the end of the April Meeting it Debi was discussed, voted and decided to put the MMA CG District Meetings back to the 1st Sunday of the Month starting at 11am on May 5th, the next meeting. It will be to further discussed at the May meeting if the 1st Sunday is Award the best weekend day for our meetings. Will let everyone MMA know when it is decided for sure. ys g his MMA CG meetings are FUN, positive, informative, interactive and educational with regard to what has been, d at am so what is, and what will be for the future of Casa Grande ertainly MMA District. It is always a great feeling and accomplishment to come to a meeting and feel/believe t things are getting done, that people are encouraged/ motivated and we are all moving forward. With the camaraderie and new visions, a sense of awareness, understanding and a new commitment we come back for more. We welcome all visitors to our meetings and remind everyone they are back on the 1st Sunday of the Month at 11am at the Silver Bullet Bar in CG. “Actions Speak Louder than Words”

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SUN VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER -7150 N. 110th Ave., glendale, AZ., 623-872-7941 Our mission is to provide human housing, care and companionship for homeless dogs & cats in a comfortable setting which meets their physical & emotional needs until such time as adoption is secured. We are committed to our partnerships with other area rescue organizations, dedicated to the lives & care of homeless animals, to achieve humane solutions to the problem of pet overpopulation.Come visit out beautiful shelter & spend some time with out knowledgeable adoption counselors, who will help you in picking the perfect addition to your family. WHY WE CARE….In 2009 alone, over 55,000 dogs & cats were put to death in Maricopa County. At the heart of this problem is a lack of public awareness & understanding. Seeing the real needs involved, Sun Valley Animal Shelter is striving to be the animal rescue leader in our community. Since 1995, Sun Valley Animal Shelter has provided loving, compassionate homes for thousands of unwanted dogs & cats in the Northwest Valley. SVAS adopts over 900 dogs & cats each year; most of them come from Maricopa County Animal Care & Animal Control’s New Hope Program & Owner Surrenders. In addition to saving animal lives through adoption, SVAS promotes awareness of animal welfare issues and informed compassion for the companion animals that make our lives complete. Services Available to the Public SVAS now offers microchips for $25.00 as a service to the public upon request. Please contract the shelter to lean more about how you can keep your pet healthy, safe & home where they belong. HoW CAN YoU HELP? - MAKE A DoNATIoN SVAS is a private, non-profit animal shelter. We receive no federal or state funding. We must rely on generous donations, revenue from our resale shop, and fundraising events to meet our operating costs. Our resale shop accepts gently used furniture, cloths, household items, & small appliances. Make a donation and make a real difference in the lives of the animals we care for. SVAS Resale Shop, 10713 W. Peoria Avenue, Sun City, AZ 85351, 623-974-8580 VoLUNTEER or FoSTER -Come & join our dedicated team of volunteers & foster families, and make a huge impact in the lives of hundreds of dogs & cats in need. In return, receive professional training & knowledge about animal care you will not get anywhere else. Contact us today to learn more about these fun & meaningful opportunities! Dog & CAT ADoPTIoNS --oNE LIFE AT A TIME- Adoption Fees: All SVAS animals can be adopted for adoption fee starting at $50 & up, depending on the dog. This fee includes surgical sterilization, current vaccinations, a microchip, a starter bag of food & 30 days of free pet insurance. All of our cats are FELV/FIV tested negative. Fees are always subject to change. Hours of Operation: Closed Mondays, Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Shelter Location: SVAS is located in the Glendale Air Park, just north of the Glendale Airport at Glendale & Glen Harbor Blvd, west of the Loop 101 at Glendale Ave. Sun Valley Animal Shelter is a participant in the Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project, a 2012 grant program designed to end the euthanasia of healthy & treatable companion animals by a primary focus on increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters and rescue groups -- and facilitating low-cost spay/neuter opportunities in Arizona. Working together, our groups have already saved thousands of lives by sharing information, ideas & resources to help find homes for unwanted & homeless pets. We will continue to strive to make Maricopa County a NO-KILL COMMUNITY, where all healthy & treatable shelter animals find loving adoptive “Forever Homes.” About Maddie’s fund -Named after a family Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997, Maddie’s Fund -The Pet Rescue Foundation ( is a family foundation funded by Workday & PeopleSoft Funder Dave Duffield & his wife Cheryl. Currently, Maddie’s Fund is investing its resources in building community collaboration where animal welfare organizations come together to develop successful models of animal lifesaving; in veterinary colleges to help shelter medicine become part of the veterinary curriculum; with private practice veterinarians to encourage greater participation in the animal welfare cause; and in the implementation of national strategies to collect & report shelter statistics. SUN VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER WISH LIST : Can you help? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Science Diet Food for Dog, Cat, Puppy, Kitten (Dry & Wet), Alpo or Pedigree Canned Food (Ground, NOT chunky) Friskies/9 Lives Canned food Dog Toys (Kongs, Rope Toys, Rubber Balls) Dog Leashes Collars Household bleach White Vinegar Catnip Cat Scratching Posts Cat Toys Large Cat Litter Pans Cat Condos & Trees Dryer Sheets Wal-Mart Cat Litter (non-scoopable, red & blue bag) Liquid Hand Soap

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Sun Valley Hope Animal Hospital, Dr. Notario, DVM. “We Will Help” Ultra Affordable Care for Your Pets 7150 N. 110th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85307, 623-512-4673, Wednesday thru Sunday 8am to 5pm. Exams: $25.00, any medication & treatment would be extra, Spay 0 – 90# $80.00 to $125.00 Neutered 0 – 100# $75.00 to $105.00, Blood work is extra, under 2yrs $45.00, over 2yrs $75.00 Dr Notario comes highly recommended by Luna “He’s my favorite vet! They have great after visit treats!”

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CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION COMPLAINT FORM Name of complainant:____________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Phone:________________________________ Email:__________________________________ The Law: “Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State …subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person … the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law…” 42 USC § 1983.

Ride Prep 101- Ride Trouble-Free Would you trade ten minutes of inspecting your motorcycle for a day of trouble-free riding? We would too! A simple pre-ride inspection of your motorcycle can help your bike perform properly, reduce your risk, and ensure your ride is filled with confidence. How so? Checking the critical components of your motorcycle and making sure they’re in good shape can prevent you from sitting on the side of a road waiting for a tow truck or worse. For your convenience, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation created a quick and easy way to check the critical components of your motorcycle. We use the acronym TCLOCS. T — Tires and Wheels • Air pressure, tread, cracks, dents, loose spokes, bearings, brakes C — Controls • Levers, switches, cables, hoses, throttle L — Lights and Electrics • Working condition o — oil and other Fluids • Inspect coolant, hydraulic fluid, fuel levels and for leaks C — Chassis • Suspension, drive components; chain, belt, or driveshaft S — Stands • Side stand, center stand For a more in-depth look at the acronym T-CLOCS, check out the MSF checklist here:

The wearing of colors by members of motorcycle clubs is a means of identifying Club Members and symbolizes their common interests and beliefs. Prohibiting speech of this nature constitutes an attack on a particular viewpoint. Sammartano v. First Judicial District Court, in and for the County of Carson City, 303 F.3d 959, 971-72 (9th Cir. 2002). In Sammartano, the Carson City courthouse enacted a rule to prohibit admission of those with “clothing, attire or ‘colors’ which have symbols, markings or words indicating an affiliation with street gangs, biker or similar organizations,” because “such clothing or attire can be extremely disruptive and intimidating, especially when members of different groups are in the building at the same time.” 303 F.3d at 964. The Ninth Circuit reasoned that the rule singles out bikers and similar organizations for the message their clothing is presumed to convey, and held that the rule impermissibly discriminates against a particular point of view – the view of biker clubs as opposed to garden clubs and gun clubs. Id. at 971-72. Complaint Information Provide names, address, phone number, organization, business, or any other identifying information of the PERSONS ACTING UNDER COLOR OF LAW to violate your rights. (Example: Officer Dom Foke, Small Town Police Department, badge #0666). ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Describe in detail what the person acting under color of law (the police or their agents such as business proprietors) did and said regarding your wearing colors or being present at the location wearing colors. State date, time, location, names of persons present and what they might be able to testify to. Be prepared to make a truthful, accurate statement under oath. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

Complete and mail to: MMA of Arizona PMB 138 P.O. Box 30280 Phoenix, Az. 85046-0280



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Biker Vittles

Presented By MMA Leather Disc, Desert Thunder MC, Hooligans MC and Limey Riders MC

From the Table of the Vittle King This issue’s Biker Vittles recipes are courtesy of the MMA Patriot’s Copy Editor and Biker Horoscope Astrologer…Amber ”Pixyled” Faith. With the hotter weather on its way, it’s always nice to have some quick and easy recipes. And living in the Southwest we like everything with a bit of kick. These recipes give us both. If you would like to send in a fave recipe for the next issue the deadline is June 10th. Send recipes to

Hom estyle Jalapeno P oppers Serves 12-20 - Easy to make by the dozen --- then watch these disappear in minutes! 20 fresh large jalapenos (choose firm undamaged peppers ) 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature 4 oz Colby cheese, finely shredded 4 oz Cheddar cheese, finely shredded 2 tbls fresh cilantro leaves, very finely chopped 1 tsp salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp chili powder or taco seasoning a saucer full of prepared Italian bread crumbs Cut washed jalapenos in half and remove ribs and seeds. Set aside on a foil-covered cookie sheet. Gently mix remaining ingredients together and stuff into the jalapeno halves. Carefully roll each pepper in breadcrumbs. Set on baking sheet in rows.Bake at 350* for 30-40 minutes. When cheese melts and peppers look golden, they are ready to enjoy! Perfect with fresh key lime wedges on the side.

E asy R ider Arizona Gazpacho (cold spicy veggie soup) This is my own version of gazpacho.... it came together after I moved to AZ.- Guaranteed to please. Total time: 2 hours 10 minutes -Makes 6 servings. ¼ cup olive oil 4 large tomatoes, cored and cut into chunks 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into chunks 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into chunks ½ white onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic 1 tbsp fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried oregano 4-6 large leaves of fresh basil ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves ½ tsp ground cumin 1 cup of V-8 juice of one large fresh lime or lemon 2 tbsp chopped green chiles (canned or frozen) 1 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper * cold sour cream for garnish ( optional) * extra cilantro leaves for garnish Combine all ingredients --except for garnish cilantro and sour cream --into large blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer and store in sun tea jar with lid or glass pitcher. Cover and chill for 2 hours in fridge before serving. Pour Gazpacho into individual glass ice tea glasses to serve. Garnish each with sprig of cilantro. A dollop of cold sour cream in every glass as additional top garnish is extra delicious!

Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce Great for friendly gatherings, parties and potlucks! semi-sweet chocolate chips ¾ cup butter ¼ cup ground ancho chili pepper (optional) ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp Morena or Zulka granulated natural sugar 2/3 cup plain evaporated milk 5oz can Note* You can find all of these affordable ingredients in the Mexican Food and baking aisles of most AZ groceries. In a heavy small saucepan combine semisweet chocolate pieces, butter, ground ancho chile pepper (or New Mexico red chile powder), and cinnamon; cook and stir over medium heat until chocolate is melted. Stir in the granulated Morena sugar. Gradually add evaporated milk, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer gently over low heat for 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Serve warm chocolate sauce with cinnamon churros, galleta cookies or fresh strawberries.

Now I just had to add to this wonderful list of Amber’s recipes my favorite dipping sauce for poppers. As the Vittle King always likes just a little extra kick

R aspberry Habanero Dipping Sauce 1 jar of raspberry preserves 1/8 cup apple juice 1/2 habanero pepper deveined and deseeded (wear gloves while doing this or you will pay for hours!) Put all in blender and blend til smooth and chill. Serve cold If you want Inferno sauce use whole pepper and seeds. You can also tone it down a little by using an chipotle chile in adobo sauce.

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