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This was a great ride last year and we had a police escort from the Rockin R Ranch to US60. The motor cops stopped traffic on US60 to allow us to get on in formation. This years ride will be even better.

Updated info will be posted, and the thread is on my server:

http://www.thesabrehood.org

I even have a wing section.

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The planning is in work!

The 2007 Ride for Ryan will be taking place on April 20-23, 2007. Make your vacation plans.

Based on the 2006 ride, suggestions that were made, etc. I have two proposed routes for next years ride, and would like to have a vote on which one is preferred. I have the pros and cons listed and just want to see everyone's opinion before we come up with an official route.

A new activity we are going to have this year is that all that are interested can participate in the opening ceremonies of the MADD "Strides for Change" 5K. We will be leaving the hotel on Saturday around 7ish, to ride in formation to the Phoenix Zoo (with police escort) to ride in the opening ceremonies. There will be celebrities and media there so we should get some good coverage for our cause. We will then continue on to the Rock N R Ranch for our rally, breakfast and raffles, etc.

The two options for the rides are as follows:

Route A Option 1:
Saturday April 21st
-Leave Rock N R Ranch at 11:00 after completion of breakfast and rally
-US60 East to Globe (stop for fuel)
-US60 through Salt River Canyon (nice sweepers) and on to Show Low (6350 feet)
-Lunch and gas stop in Show Low
-77 North to Holbrook
I-40 W into Flagstaff (92 miles of freeway)
Should arrive in Flagstaff just before sunset (~7:00 PM)

Sunday April 22nd
-Leave Flagstaff at 8:00 (fueled and fed)
-Route 66 through Flagstaff
-US89 North to Cameron
-Route 64 West to Grand Canyon East Entrance
-Route 64 to Grand Canyon Village
-Spend 2 hours at the canyon, including lunch
-Gas up in Tusayan on the way out of the park
-Route 64 South to 180 South into Flagstaff
-I-17 South (a couple of miles) to 89A South
-Ride through Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Clarkdale to Jerome
-Spend 1 hour in Jerome
-Continue on over Mingus Mountain in to Prescott
-Arrive Prescott just before sunset (~7:00 PM)

PROS:
Twisties both days
Two roughly equal days (mileage)
2 hours at canyon vs. 1
No insane waiter at Sonic in Payson
Police Escort out of Mesa Guaranteed

CONS:
No pizza at Tusayan
Dinners will be late, less chance of group dinner
Yarnell Hill will be the downward slope

Route A Option 2:
Saturday April 21st (250 miles)
-Leave Rock N R Ranch at 11:00 after completion of breakfast and rally
-US60 to 101 loop North
-1-17 North to Carefree Highway (SR74)
SR74 to US60 and into Wickenburg (gas stop)
SR93 to SR89 UP the Yarnell hill and into Prescott (stop for lunch)
89 out of Prescott to 89A over Mingus Mountain and into Jerome
Stay in Jerome for 1 hour to do touristy things
Down on into Clarkdale and Sedona (possible gas stop)
89A to the I-17 to Flagstaff (should arrive around 7:00ish, sunset)

Sunday April 22nd (195 miles)
-Leave Flagstaff at 9:00 (fueled and fed)
-Route 66 through Flagstaff
-US89 North to Cameron
-Route 64 West to Grand Canyon East Entrance
-Route 64 to Grand Canyon Village
-Spend 3 hours at the canyon
-Lunch and gas in Tusayan on the way out of the park
-Route 64 South to 180 South into Flagstaff back to hotel (Arrive about 5:30 PM)

PROS:
Lots of twisties first day
3 hours at canyon vs. 1
pizza at Tusayan
Time to organize a group dinner for Sunday night in Flagstaff
Yarnell Hill will be upward slope
Later start time

CONS:
No Twisties second day
No police escort guaranteed through Phoenix (but currently being negotiated)
No Insane waiter at Sonic in Payson

Hope to see you there. Let’s try and double the turnout again for next year. We have doubled the turnout every year since we have started. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Please provide your vote by December 15th. I will then select the route based on the number of votes, pre travel the route and coordinate all of the hotels and restaurants.
 

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Re: The 4th Annual Ride for Ryan - Phx to Grand Canyon - Sed

mattcaswell said:
No Insane waiter at Sonic in Payson
I missed the lunch in Payson on last week's ride. What's the deal with the "insane waiter" at Sonic? Sounds like a good story there somewhere.
 

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Re: The 4th Annual Ride for Ryan - Phx to Grand Canyon - Sed

Landtuna said:
mattcaswell said:
No Insane waiter at Sonic in Payson
I missed the lunch in Payson on last week's ride. What's the deal with the "insane waiter" at Sonic? Sounds like a good story there somewhere.
We called ahead to tell them we would have about 25 bikes and we would be stopping for lunch there. They said they would put on extra staff, but didn't. They had like 2 car hops and the one dude was talking to himself and just acting real crazy because it got sooooo busy when we rumbled in. It took forever to get our food. I've stopped there several times since and never had a problem. Haven't seen the insane waiter either.

You should try and make the 4th Annual Ride for Ryan.. It was a blas!

Matt
 

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AZ,CA,NM Ride for Ryan!

The dates and route are finalized. The info is below! This is going to be a great ride. See the Grand Canyon... Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona etc. Great twisties.. all for a good cause! MADD!

The Ride forum is on my site: http://www.thesabrehood.org/VBulletin/s ... php?t=1514

Matt

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For Information and to register: go to: http://www.rideforryan.net
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Ride for Ryan
Events Calendar
The 4th Annual 'RIDE FOR RYAN' Rally
is scheduled for April 20-23, 2007
The following is a tentative route, any updates or changes
will be posted as soon as possible.
All Hotel and rate information is listed below. All rooms are 2 Queen beds. To reduce
costs, sharing of rooms can be arranged.
Riders from the same state are encouraged to ride together as a group. We will post contact
information so riders from the same area can coordinate a group ride to and from the Rally.

*FRIDAY April 20, 2007 -
Ride to Hotel in Mesa. Meet and Greet at the Hotel. Dinner at Bill Johnson's Big Apple (950 Main St.)
at 8:00 p.m.
www.billjohnsons.com

*SATURDAY April 21, 2007-
7:00 A.M.- Those who are riding in theMADD Strides For Change Opening Ceremonies,
leave the Hotel with Police escort for ride to Ceremony at the Phoenix Zoo. Be ready to roll by
6:45 a.m.
8:00a.m.- Rally starts at the Rockin 'R' Ranch.
8:00-11:00 a.m.- 'Ride for Ryan' Rally with check-in, Breakfast,T-shirts, Ride Pins
and other goodies. Don't forget...Door Prizes and 50/50 drawing and More!
11:00 a.m.- Leave with Police escort for 'Ride for Ryan' Route "A" (Mesa to Flagstaff,
the scenic route). There will also be a day Ride (Route "B") announced at a later date for those who
cannot make the entire two day Ride. Route A takes us through the Salt River Canyon. North
American Sport Bike Registry states: "The Salt River Canyon twisties are worth doing at least twice!
The rest is open country and nice views." We will have Lunch in ShowLow, up to
Winslow to 'Stand on the Corner' (get it?) and on to Flagstaff.

SUNDAY APRIL 23, 2007-(238 miles)
Breakfast at Motel, leave at 8:00 a.m.. Route 66 to 64 west to Grand Canyon with a stop at the
Canyon (2 hrs. for lunch and sightseeing.) South to Flagstaff and 89A through Oak Creek Canyon,
Sedona, Cottonwood and a stop in Jerome (Place to Ride states: "This is one of the truly great rides
in Arizona"). Elevations over 8,000 feet. Continue to Prescott and check into Hotel.
We have several recommendations for dinner, or we can eat together as a group.

MONDAY April 23, 2007

Ride back home using route that interests you the most. There have been several routes suggested
back to California as well as to Southern Arizona. If interested, we will map them out during the
Ride and organize group rides home.

Hotels
4/20- Best Western Mesa Inn, 1625 E. Main St. (480)964-8000
$49.95/night (40 rooms reserved)
4/21- Comfort Inn Flagstaff, 2355 Beulah Blvd, (928)774-2225
$85.00/night (40 rooms reserved)
4/22- Hotel St. Michael, 205 W. Gurley St., (928)-776-1999
$72.00-90.00/night (40 rooms reserved) There are
several combinations of sleeping arrangements.

These are negotiated rates for the RIDE FOR RYAN. Please mention that you are associated
with the RIDE FOR RYAN (Myrehn Motorcycle Charity at St. Michaels, don't ask, it is harder to change
it to RIDE FOR RYAN than to state this, believe me I tried) to receive these discounted rates.

Please print out a Pledge Form and get Friends and Co-workers involved in the fight
against DRUNK DRIVING!
Register today! Registration cut-off is 3/20/07!!
 

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Ride for Ryan Items to Benefit MADD

I have setup a Ride for Ryan section in my CafePress shop and have about 6 items in there right now. The items are priced about $1-$3 over cost and all profit will be donated to MADD in Ryans memory.

I ordered the bumper stickers, large coffe mug and teddy bear and the quality is very good.. especially the Coffe Mug with the RFR logo over the Grand Canyon Picture I took last year. Click on this link to see some pictures of the mug and the teddy bear.
http://www.thesabrehood.org/VBulletin/s ... stcount=33


Go here to support Mothers Against Drunk Driving and order some Ride for Ryan 2007 items.

http://www.cafepress.com/macs4ever/2469559

Remember: The profits from the items in the RFR2007 shop will be donated to MADD.

Matt
http://www.thesabrehood.org
 
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