While the corporate bike world that dominates Phoenix fights amongst each other to see who can sell the most $5 cans of beer during Arizona Bike Week, the real bikers will take their party north of town to the rural hamlet of Cave Creek for 10 days, March 20-29. Biker Central, of course, will be The Hideaway Bar & Grill, with a ton of bands, bike builders and half-naked women seeping out through all edges of the club and onto Cave Creek Blvd. Up the street a half block, at The Hideaway's sister bar, The Tap Haus, one of the top builders in the country, Azzkikr Custom Baggers, will be hanging out.
Led by Len Edmondson, Azzkikr Customs had a starring role in the short-livedBiker Battleground Phoenix television series. Beyond his own custom designs that will be on display at the Cave Creek Rally, Edmondson praised the bike building talent that Hideaway owner Mark Bradshaw was bringing to Cave Creek for the annual bike rally, calling it “genuine and pure.”
“It's the premier destination for Bike Week,” Edmondson said, noting the some of the top bike builders in the country will be in Cave Creek. “There will be the who's who of builders there.”
Edmondson said he will bring over a million dollars worth of bikes to the event, primarily baggers, his signature style.
Azzkikr will hold an open house and tour of their shop at 22410 N. 18th Drive in Phoenix, from 10 a.m. until noon on March 25. After the open house, the Azzkikr team will lead a ride to the Tap Haus where there will be a full day of builders, vendors, giveaways, photo ops and music by Sour Diesel Trainwreck beginning at 1 p.m.
Don't wait for the 25th though to enjoy the Cave Creek Rally. The rally's kickoff bash begins on Friday, March 20th, when all of Arizona's premier builders will be at the Tap Haus and the band, AC Rigz, will perform from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
In fact, the Tap Haus has bands, contests and rides planned throughout every day of the week, March 20-29.
The Hideaway will jump start Arizona Bike Week festivities on March 20 with the Cave Creek Rally Kick Off Bash with live music from Chad Gregory from 6-10 p.m. Throughout the week there will be live bands, rides and other great happenings at the club. The partying will end on March 29th, with a customer appreciation day with a crawfish boil and live entertainment all day.
Don't expect the Cave Creek party to be limited to just The Hideaway and The Tap Haus. Hogs 'N Horses, across the street from The Hideaway, will have plenty of vendors, bands, food and drink specials as well. Also, The Buffalo Chip and Harold's Cave Creek Corral will have specials to entice the bike community to it's respective locales. There's plenty of bike parking up, down and along Cave Creek Road and it's the most biker friendly city in the Phoenix area.
If you're looking to hang with the real bikers during Arizona Bike Week, Cave Creek is where the action is.