On Tuesday September 7, 2021, 7 riders met @ Viv’s for breakfast and a follow up ride to Mt. Lemmon in honor of the sacrifice Ofc. Robert Cummins made on 9/7/1936. Those in attendance were: Carl Lewis TPD (Retired), Dennis Merritt TPD (Retired), Dwight Darling, Chris Diaz AZ DPS (Retired), Brett Hassler, Steve Empey, and yours truly Ron Friend DHS (Retired). Here are a few pictures of the ride:
We had our monthly dinner ride at the new Trident Grill IV on Ina Rd. WHAT a turnout we had, even with it being Thanksgiving Week. Eighteen members, friends, and family made the dinner ride. Those in attendance were: Mel & Marsha Tillet, Frank Brunetti, Lois Cunningham & Gill Garris, Alan & Susan Wagner, Rev & Antje Calkins, Gary Adams, our friends from BK ONT VIII Jim & Ann Parker, Jim Kneup, Robi & Bear Campbell, our NEWEST Members Ken & Felicia Hancock, and of course yours truly. Here are some pictures:
On Saturday May 11th we had our monthly breakfast ride. This month we went to the Little Mexico Steakhouse, 2851 W. Valencia Rd. In attendance were: Robi & Bear C., Twan V., Chuck F., Bob F., John J. H., and John F. By the look on everyones faces it appears they enjoyed breakfast.
On Tuesday April 30th we had our monthly dinner ride. This month we went to Longhorn Steakhouse. In attendance were: Bruce & Bonnie D., Rich & Debbie F., Bill & Antje C., Frank B., Mike & Anita S., Jim K., and a guy in a cowboy hat that I can’t make out in the picture. I apologize for not being able to see who it is and since I wasn’t there I just don’t know. IF anyone reads this and knows who it was please let me know.
After our monthly breakfast ride we rode over to Park Place Mall to watch the 23rd Annual MC Training Competition. IF you have never been to one of these you DO NOT know what you are missing. Some of the agility riding these officers provide are remarkable to say the least. While walking around the venue we run into some old and familiar faces of BKAZIX. There was Tony S., Tom B., Stan T. who was helping with the judging, and John C. one of our founding members. As you can see from the pictures we had officers from as far as San Diego to El Paso and north. Here are a bunch of pictures from the event:
On Saturday April 13th we had our monthly breakfast ride. This month we went to the “Happy Rooster Cafe” out on S. Sarnoff. What a great eclectic place. We had a lot of members show up for this ride. Those in attendance were: Terry A., his friend Steve E., John F., John J. H., Bill & Antje C., Mike S., Twan Van., Susan W. & Alan S., Bruce & Bonnie D., and yours truly. Bruce brought with him news that he decided, or was it Bonnie’s decision, but he now owns a NEW Tri-Glide. It seems they were at Harley and Bonnie decided to sit on the back seat and I guess it was love at first sight or was it sit. Either way congratulations on your new addition. Here are a few pictures from breakfast:
On Saturday March 30th the Hearts on Wheels held a Charity Event for Detective Mike Torres of the Marana PD. Mike is suffering from an aggressive form of cancer. Mike is married to another detective, Meredith, with TPD. Mike is known for his 3-piece suits, silk ties, and Fedora hats that he wears every day at the office.
82 bikes, and over 125 people registered for this motorcycle ride Many police officers from agencies around Tucson as well as State and Federal Agencies rode in this event. From BKAZIX were Paul H, Ken McK., Stan & Patti T, and yours truly. Our own Stan T. gave a prayer for a safe ride. Below is the news article from KVOA that was posted that evening:
Also here are a few of the pictures I took until the battery died on my camera.
WOW what a turnout we had for our monthly dinner ride for March. We had a total of TWENTY-THREE (23) members and family attend our monthly dinner ride on Tuesday March 26th. This month our dinner ride was held at the Claim Jumper on Broadway. Those who made this ride were: Gary A., Lois C. & Bill G.,Debi K. & Bob W. from OR 2, Bruce & Bonnie D., Bear & Robi C., Jim K., Rev Bill C., Stan & Patti T., Paul, Debbie, Allen, Timothy H., Frank B, Ellice T., Alan St & Susan W., and yours truly. What a great time everyone had at dinner. Here are a few pictures of the evening:
On Tuesday January 29th BKAZIX met at Famous Daves for our monthly dinner ride. In attendance were: Frank B., Bob W & Debi K., Twan V., Paul H., Allen S. & Susan W., Gary A., and Bruce & Bonnie D. We had a great time catching up and reminiscing about old times. Here are a few pictures of the evening.
On Saturday January 12th we had our monthly breakfast ride. This month we we at Old Time Cafe on Prince. This month 12 members, family, and friends were able to make the ride. Those in attendance were: Bill G. & Lois C., Frank & Kate B., Twan S., John J. H., Ken Mc., Allen S. & Susan W., Bill & Antje C., and yours truly. After breakfast Twan led John J. and myself on a short 65 mile ride around town. We left Old Town headed to Grant, then S. Grande, to Mission, to Kinney, to Ajo, to Twin Peaks, to Tangerine, then to La Canada where we parted ways south of Lambert for each of our homes. Here are a few pictures of breakfast.