Central Arizona Ride

Ride routes and check-in times may change without notice. Road Captains for each segment of the memorial ride will hold a pre-ride briefing and will advise of any changes.

Rider Check-in Locations

CAVE CREEK CHECK-IN

Check-in location for the Cave Creek/Anthem riders will be at 6812 E. Cave Creek Road on November 7th at 8:00 AM.

SACATON REST AREA & STATE ROUTE 87 (BEELINE HIGHWAY) CHECK-IN

Check-in location for the Sacaton Rest Area and State Route 87 (Beeline Highway) will be at Desert Wind Harley-Davidson, 922 S. Country Club Drive in Mesa from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM on November 6th and from 9:00 AM until 11:15 AM on November 7th.

Ride routes may change without notice. Road Captains for each segment of the memorial ride will hold a pre-ride briefing and will advice of any changes.

Cave Creek/Anthem Run

On November 7th, 2020, Cave Creek rider check-in will occur at Buddy Stubbs, Cave Creek Harley-Davidson, 6812 E. Cave Creek Road from 10:00 until 10:45 AM. For those who register for this run after October 20, 2020, your T-Shirts and Goodie Bags (if there are any left) will be available at the barbecue. At 10:45 AM there will be a ride safety briefing with kickstands up and riding at 11:00. Riders first stop will be in Anthem for a memorial ceremony of a fallen officer. Riders will park behind Ray’s Pizza 42211 N. 41st Drive in Anthem. From Anthem, riders will ride to the Arizona Department of Public Safety “Knutson Station”, 2610 South 16th Street in Phoenix. From Knutson Station, riders will travel to Mesa where they will meet with riders from the other groups at Mesa Community College in the south parking lot. If your group arrives prior to 2:00 PM, please feel free to take a relief, refueling break until 2:00 PM. At approximately 2:15 PM, we will have a parade of bikes to the barbecue location at Desert Wind Harley-Davidson.

Anthem Ride Route

The Sacaton and State Route 87 riders will meet at Desert Wind Harley-Davidson, 922 S. Country Club Drive in Mesa. Check-in and last minute registration will occur from 9:00 until 11:15 AM.

Sacaton Rest Area Run

On November 7th, 2020, riders will meet at 11:00 AM at Desert Wind Harley-Davidson, 922 S. Country Club Drive in Mesa for a ride safety briefing. We plan to have a ride safety briefing at 11:15 AM with kickstands up by 11:30 and riding. After departing Desert Wind Harley-Davidson, west on U.S. 60 to Interstate 10, east on I-10 to the State Route 187 exit. At this location, riders will make a U-turn travel west on I-10 to the Sacaton rest area at mile post 182. At this location, there will be memorial ceremonies for two fallen officers. From Sacaton, riders will return to Mesa via I-10 and U.S. 60, where they will meet with riders from the other groups at Mesa Community College in the south parking lot. If your group arrives prior to 2:00 PM, please feel free to take a relief, refueling break until 2:00 PM. At approximately 2:15 PM, we will have a parade of bikes to the barbecue location at Desert Wind Harley-Davidson.

Sacaton Route

State Route 87 (Beeline Highway) Run

On November 7th, 2020, riders will meet at 10:30AM at Desert Wind Harley-Davidson, 922 S. Country Club Drive in Mesa for a ride, a safety briefing at 10:45 AM with kickstands up by 11:00 and riding. After departing Desert Wind Harley-Davidson, riders travel north on Country Club Road (SR 87) through Mesa and Fountain Hills to Baja Chevron Gas Station. At 11:30, riders will meet on the entrance road to Baja Chevron Gas Station located at SR 87 and Ft. McDowell Road. Riders will depart the Chevron Gas Station at 11:45 AM. Prior to leaving, the Road Captain will provide riders with detailed information about the ride on State Route 87. During this ride, there will be two memorial ceremonies for two fallen officers. At the conclusion of the ceremonies, riders will return to Mesa where they will meet with riders from the other groups at Mesa Community College in the south parking lot. If your group arrives prior to 2:00 PM, please feel free to take a relief, refueling break until 2:00 PM. At approximately 2:15 PM, we will have a parade of bikes to the barbecue location at Desert Wind Harley-Davidson.

State Route 87 Route

Designated meeting location prior to the barbecue will be in the south parking lot of the Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Avenue in Mesa.

Our itinerary at the barbecue……

Soon after we arrive, there will be a presentation of the colors

Pledge of Allegiance

National Anthem

A memorial ceremony for all of the fallen Arizona first responders

Food Served/Raffle Drawing

Live Entertainment

There will be several vendors with displays including a free 5-minute massage. Please take the time to visit with the vendors that support us.

WHILE AT DESERT WIND, UNLESS YOU ARE EATING, WE WILL HAVE TO WEAR MASKS.