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.
On October 15th, we will have rider check-in for the Nogales/Texas Canyon Run and Tucson Metro Run at Harley-Davidson of Tucson, 7355 N. I-10, E Frontage Road on October 16th from 2 PM until 6 PM. Then from 6 PM until 8 PM at the Travelodge Hotel, 4910 W. Ina Road.
On October 15th, there will be Yuma rider check-in from 2 until 4 PM and on October 16th from 7 to 7:30 AM at the Arizona Department of Public Safety Office, 2111 East Gila Ridge Road.
On October 16th, for the Tucson Metro riders we will have rider check-in from 10 until 10:45 in the parking lot of the Desert Diamond Hotel & Casino. There will be a safety briefing at 10:45 with kick stands up and riding at 11 AM. We have a large number of riders registered for this run and ask for all riders to be at Desert Diamond by 10:30 AM.
From Desert Diamond riders will travel north on Nogales Highway to Valencia Road, east on Valencia to Plumber Avenue to the Tucson International Airport Executive Tower area for a memorial ceremony. After the ceremony is completed, the riders will travel to the Arizona Department of Public Safety Office, 6401 S. Tucson Boulevard for a memorial ceremony. The riders will depart the Arizona Department of Public Safety Office and travel to the Marana exit (MP 236) on I-10 for three memorial ceremonies. At the conclusion riders will have a relief and refueling break.
On October 16th, for the Nogales/Texas Canyon riders who did not check-in on the 15th there will be rider check-in from 7 until 7:45 AM in the parking lot of the Desert Diamond Hotel & Casino, 7350 S. Nogales Highway. We will have a ride safety briefing at 7:45 with kick stands up and riding at 8 AM sharp. We have a large number of registered riders for this run. We have a very tight schedule and ask all riders be at Desert Diamond no later than 7:30 AM on the 16th.
From Desert Diamond Hotel, riders will travel south on Nogales Highway to Interstate 19, then south on I-19 to Nogales. Riders will turn left (north) on Business 19, travel approximately one mile where we will stop at milepost 1 for a memorial ceremony. Riders will park their motorcycles and other vehicles in the curb lane. At the conclusion of the memorial ceremony, riders will have a relief break before departing Nogales. Riders will travel east on State Route 82 through Patagonia and Sonoita. At the intersection of State Routes 82 and 90 (Mustang Corners) riders will have a relief and refueling break at the Chevron Station. Riders will continue north on SR 90 to Benson. Due to the number of riders and limited facilities at the Chevron at Mustangs Corners, our relief and refueling stop may be changed to the Love’s Travel Center at the intersection of State Route 90 and I-10. From Benson riders will continue east on Interstate 10 to Johnson Road, where we will make a U-turn and travel west on I-10 to the westbound rest area at Texas Canyon for a memorial ceremony. At the conclusion of the ceremony, riders will travel west on I-10 to Tucson.
Designated meeting locations for Nogales/Texas Canyon route: Conoa Ranch Rest Area, Americana Hotel, 639 N Grand Avenue, Nogales, Chevron Gas Station SR82/SR90, Texas Canyon westbound rest area.
On October 16th, our Yuma riders will meet at the Arizona Department of Public Safety Office at 7:30 AM for four memorial ceremonies. We will depart Yuma at 8 AM and riders will travel east on I-8 to Gila Bend, south on State Route 85 to Why. Riders will then travel east on State Route 86 through Sells, Robles Junction to Tucson.
Designated stops and meeting locations: Love’s Travel Center located at 3E and Gila Ridge, Circle K, I-8 and State Route 85 in Gila Bend, Shell Gas Station in Sells, Three Points Trading Post (southeast corner) at the Junction of State Routes 86 and 286.
Tucson Parade Route
Once all riders have arrived in the Tucson area, they will meet at the Harkins Theater parking lot, 5755 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive in Marana. From this location, all riders will ride as a group across Arizona Pavilions Drive (Business Park Drive) and travel east on W. Burlingame Road to the eastbound I-10 Frontage Road. Riders will stay in the right lane and travel east (south) to Ina Road. At Ina Road, riders will make a right turn (west) and travel to N. Starcommerce Way. Riders will make a right turn on Starcommerce Way and travel north to Harley-Davidson of Tucson 7355 N. I-10, E Frontage Road.