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No matter what time of the year you visit and no matter how long you stay, Arizona will turn your vacation into an experience. Rent a motorcycle or participate in our tours and you will come away with something you'll talk about for a long time.

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The sixth largest state and the oldest continuously inhabited land in the United States provides a sparkling mix of nature and culture. During the 5000-foot ascent from the Colorado River to the rim of the Grand Canyon you can witness 1.7 billion years of the Earth's formation. Rolling through 2000 scenic miles you will gain a glimpse into the thousand years of human history. Despite its storied past, Arizona is far more than a scenic outdoor museum. First-class amenities, from hotels and restaurants to golf courses and concert halls, complement your encounter with the beauty of the Southwest.  We’d like to share some of the highlights of your relaxing, educational and fun riding adventure:
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Arizona Center

Scenic Routes
Natural Wonders
Native American Heritage
Spanish Influence
Frontier Living
Historic Railroads
20th Century
Science
Architecture
Culture
Shopping
Entertainment
Events

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Scenic Routes

It's simply not possible to list them all. There are more than two thousand miles of scenic roads in Arizona. A vast network of smoothly paved, graded dirt, gravel and more challenging unpaved roads crisscross the land, connecting the hundreds of spots to visit. The varieties of roads twist and turn from desert plans below sea level to forest-covered mountains, peaking above 10,000 feet. You can ride Arizona for weeks and weeks without getting bored. Don’t waste your time trying to figure out when and where to go. Join us at AZride.com and we will make sure that you make the right turns at the right time and stop at the right spots to see, eat, shop, stay, learn and have fun. This is what motorcycle touring is all about, this is The Arizona Motorcycle Experience

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Natural Wonders

  • North
    • Lake Mead/Hoover Dam
    • Vermilion Cliffs
    • Lake Powell/Glen Canyon Dam
    • Slot Canyons
    • Kaibab Plateau/Grand Canyon
    • Grand Canyon/South Rim
    • Grand Canyon Caverns
    • Dinosaurs Tracks
    • Elephant Feet
    • Monument Valley
    • Four Corners 
    • Canyon de Chelly
    • Window Rock
    • Painted Desert
    • Petrified Forest
    • White Mountains
    • Mount Graham
    • Salt River Canyon
  • Central
    • San Francisco Peaks
    • Sunset Crater
    • Meteor Crater
    • Mogollon Rim
    • Oak Creek Canyon
    • Red Rock Country, Sedona
    • Roosevelt Dam
    • Tonto Natural Bridge
    • The World’s Tallest Fountain
    • Sonoran Desert
    • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
    • Colossal Cave
    • Kartchner Caverns
    • Chiricahua Mountains
    • World's Largest Rosebush
  • West Coast
    • Black Canyon/Willow Beach
    • Lake Mohave
    • Lake Havasu
    • Parker Dam

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Native American Heritage

Arizona is home to twenty-one federally recognized tribes. Together, the tribes contribute to the rich cultural diversity of Arizona. The state is home to over 250,000 Native Americans (Census 2000). Reservations and tribal communities comprise over a quarter of Arizona's lands. The reservations are considered separate nations. State law takes precedence on the main roads through the reservations, but tribal law applies once you go off of them.
More information can be found at University of Arizona

Some places to visit:

Wuptaki National Monument
Navajo National Monument
Tuzigoot National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
White House Ruin
Second Mesa
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Tonto National Monument
Casa Grande National Monument
Besh-Ba-Gowah Archeological Park
Amerind Foundation Museum www.amerind.org
Cochise Stronghold

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Spanish Influence

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Frontier Living

  • Ghost Towns
    There are more than 300 ghost towns in Arizona. Some are accessible, some are not. Some are lively, some are pretty dead. Some are recognizable, some are indicated by stone markers. Do you want to know more about them? Visit: www.ghosttowns.com Do you want to see them during your next trip? Join an AZride.com tour!
  • Pipe Spring National Monument
  • Hubbell Trading Post
  • Vulture Mine
  • Prescott
  • Jerome
  • Fort Verde
  • Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
  • Bisbee
  • Tombstone 
  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site

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Historic Rail Roads

  • Grand Canyon Rail Road
  • Verde River Canyon
  • Yuma Valley Railroad

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Twentieth Century

  • Route 66
  • Jack Rabbit Trading Post 
  • Geronimo Trading Post
  • Wigwam Motel
  • "Navajo Code Talkers" Exhibit
  • London Bridge
  • Quartzsite

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Science

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Architecture

  • Arcosanti Urban Laboratory 
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage
  • Taliesin West
  • Arizona Biltmore Hotel
  • Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium
  • Sunnyslope Rock Garden
  • Giant Rattlesnake Bridge
  • Bedrock City
  • Center of the World (Felicity)

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Culture

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Shopping

  • Antique, Art, Native American
    • Cameron Trading Post
    • Teec Nos Pos
    • Second Mesa
    • Scottsdale
    • Glandale
    • Carefree
    • Sedona
    • Oatman
    • Jerome
    • Tucson Old Town Artisans
    • Patagonia
    • Tubac
    • Nogales
    • Bisbee
  • Shopping Centers
    • Biltmore Fashion Park - Phoenix www.shopbiltmore.com
      A Nirvana for the passionate shopper is located within a romantic open-air park setting of brick walkways, luscious landscaping and hacienda fountains. Featuring more than seventy fine shops, many of them unique to Phoenix.
    • Historic Downtown Glendale www.visitglendale.com 
      With more than eighty specialty shops and restaurants the Old Town district is a collector's paradise.
    • Downtown Tempe www.downtowntempe.com
      An afternoon shopping in downtown Tempe isn’t just a shopping experience, it’s a cultural adventure.
    • La Encatada, Tucson http://laencantadashoppingcenter.westcor.com
      Enchanted shopping and dining experience. Courtyards featuring hacienda architecture are lined with unique and upscale shops.
    • Foothills Mall, Tucson www.shopfoothillsmall.com
      Tucson 's best value shopping and entertainment destination. No city sales tax.
    • London Bridge Factory Outlet - Lake Havasu
    • Page Factory Stores
    • Oak Creek Factory Stores, Sedona
    • Factory Stores of America, Casa Grande

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Entertainment

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Events

  • January
    • Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction,   www.barrett-jackson.com
      Five days of Fun, Sun, Cars and Excitement! Never Will So Many Glamorous Cars Be Seen By So Many Glamorous People
    • Arizona Fine Art Expo, Scottsdale  www.thunderbirdartists.com/expo
      Art showcase, exhibition and fair in one place.
    • The World’s Largest Outdoor Flea market, Quartzsite
      2,000 vendors of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils and everything else imaginable create one of the world's largest open air flea markets. Featuring eight major gem and mineral shows and vendors of raw and handcrafted merchandise peddle their wares.
  • February
    • Fountain Hills Great Fair and Hot Air Balloon Rally www.fountainhillschamber.com
      This festival attracts close to 160,000 visitors.
    • Arizona Renaissance Festival / www.royalfaires.com
      Features a thirty-acre village with the king and his court, castles and cottages, kitchens, pubs, and artisans hawking their wares.
    • Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show www.scottsdaleshow.com
      The week long show is the largest of its kind in the world, drawing over 2,000 of the world's finest Arabian horses each year.
    • Tucson Rodeo www.tucsonrodeo.com
       La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Celebration of the Cowboys) is a nine-day event centered on the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top twenty professional rodeos in North America. 
    • The World’s Largest Outdoor Flea market, Quartzsite
      2,000 vendors of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, and everything else imaginable create one of the world's largest open-air flea markets. Featuring eight major gem and mineral shows and vendors of raw and handcrafted merchandise.
  • March
    • Arizona Renaissance Festival / www.royalfaires.com
      Features a thirty-acre village with the king and his court, castles and cottages, kitchens, pubs, and artisans hawking their wares.
    • Arizona Fine Art Expo, Scottsdale www.thunderbirdartists.com/expo
      Art showcase, exhibition and fair in one place.
  • April
    • Sonoran Festival of Fine Art, Carefree www.sonoranartsleague.org
      More than one hundred national and locally acclaimed artists display their creations.
    • Arizona Bike Week - azbikeweek.com
      A great Harley gathering, this is the largest charity motorcycle event.
    • Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival
      A free festival featuring Arizona's best jazz and blues performers. Arts and crafts and great ethnic food too.
    • NASCAR 150, 200, 500 Series, Phoenix - www.phoenixraceway.com
    • Culinary Festival, Scottsdale - www.scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org
      Demonstrations, Great AZ picnic, Le Tour Culinaire, Southwest Festival of Beers, Wine Country Brunch, Best of the Fest, tasting and epicurean events.
    • Copper State 1000 Road Rally - www.mensartscouncil.com
      One of the premiere vintage car road rallies in North America and the leading rally in the Southwest.
  • May
    • Route 66 Fun Run - www.azrt66.com/funrun.htm
      The three-day event is open to all street legal vehicles - buses, bikes, RVs, roadsters, station wagons or Shelbys - Anything with wheels that runs!
    • All Town Yard Sale, Chloride - www.chloridearizona.com
      Citizens of Chloride and the surrounding community hold an all-town yard sale. Vintage tractors on display, gunfights at high noon.
    • Wyatt Earp Days, Tombstone - www.wyattearpdays.com
      An event in honor of one of the West's most famous lawmen, Wyatt Earp. Activities include gunfights, chili cook-off, hangings, and an 1880's fashion show.
    • Annual Old Route 66 Community Yard Sale, Holbrook
      Start at the Historic Navajo Courthouse and Museum with a map of the city and "community bucks" coupons that will guide you to "treasures”.
  • June
    • The Festival in Strawberry http://www.strawberryfestivalaz.com
      Enjoy the Art and Jam Music Festival. Taste berry treats from traditional strawberry pie to exciting strawberry salsa.
  • August
    • World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo, Payson
      The world famous event that celebrates its 123st consecutive year in 2007.
       
  • September
    • ˇFiesta Glendale!
      Celebrate Hispanic heritage in the historic downtown. Murphy Park will be abuzz with music, dance, traditional food and all-around good times.
    • Annual Labor Day Rodeo, Sonoita - www.sonoitafairgrounds.com
  • October
    • Tempe October Fest - www.tempeoktoberfest.com
      Bavarian beer garden, non-stop polka, bratwurst and strudel
    • All-Town Yard Sale, Chloride - www.chloridearizona.com
      Citizens of Chloride and the surrounding community hold an all-town yard sale. Vintage tractors on display, gunfights at high noon.
  • November
    • Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts - www.fountainhillschamber.com
      The three-day event features nearly 500 artists and artisans from around the country.
    • Annual Tombstone Western Music Festival www.tombstonewesternmusicfestival.com
      Hear how the West was sung! Two star-packed evening shows and three outdoor stages.
    • NASCAR 150, 200, 500 Series – www.phoenixraceway.com
    • Festival of Lights, Lake Havasu
      The London Bridge Resort and the English Village will light up the village with over one million twinkling lights for their Festival of Lights from November 26 through January 18
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  • December
    • Fiesta Bowl Scottsdale Senior Open  (id. 759305205)
    • Tumacacori Fiesta
       Tohono O'odham, Pima, Yaqui and Apache as well as Mexican and Anglo-American traditional dancers, musical groups and crafts demonstrators can be found at this two-day event.
    • Annual Boat Parade of Lights, Lake Havasu
      The crown of the ongoing Festival of Lights. One of the largest, most spectacular light displays in the Southwest United States.

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