Tri State Jack Russell Terrier Club, Inc.

Yavapai H.O.G.

Chapter 4681

Yavapai HOG is sponsored by
Legends Harley-Davidson


Yavapai HOG Photo Gallery

While the Yavapai HOG group is out "Riding and Having Fun," we occasionally capture the moment for posterity (unless it might get us in trouble!). Check out the photo galleries here by clicking on the link.

Yavapai HOG Photo Gallery

Event Description Event Date
Congress Thursday Ride: Well, the turnout was a bit lower for this Thursday ride, but we had a great time none-the-less. The weather was nice and cool, in the 70's and 80's for this early August ride to Nichol's West for breakfast. August 4, 2022
Northern National Parks Ride: The Yavapai HOGs took a 7-day ride north, visiting Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Arches National Parks, along with a number of other beautiful sites along the way, including Mt. Nebo, Mirror Lake Highway, Jackson Hole and Idaho's Teton Valley. We rode through Logan Canyon, Provo Canyon, and the Energy Loop in Utah. Great ride. July 21-27, 2022
Sunday Payson Lunch Ride: Wtih the threat of the typical afternoon monsoon thunderstorms at bay until afternoon, we rode up into the mountains for a nice lunch at the Crosswinds Cafe in Payson. Storms threatened to the north, but we didn't get wet. Another great ride with the Yavapai HOGs! July 17, 2022
Bagdad Breakfast Ride: In order to avoid some of the summer heat and possible monsoon storms, we had an early breakfast ride to the Diner in Bagdad. July 7, 2022
Yavapai HOG Poker Run: Great turnout for the second annual YHNOG poker run. Thanks to all the participants who travelled up to beautiful Yavapai County for this run. Many participants were local, but many also came up from the Valley, Kingman, and some from as far away as Riverside, CA (I suppose he didn't come just for our run, but still...). June 25, 2022
Friends in Low Places Ride: Six YHOG riders set off over Mingus Mountain and thru Jerome, enroute to Low Places Bar & Grill in Camp Verde where everyone enjoyed some great grub. The day began clear and comfortable, but concluded with triple-digit temperatures. So our Friends in Low Places were also Friends in Hot Places! June 16, 2022
Devil's Highway Ride: The 3-day Devil's Highway ride was spectacular. We rode north-to-south on this trip, giving a totally different perspective, going from nearly the highest paved road in Arizona to nearly the lowest, and the temperature extremes which follow. All riders enjoyed this ride, and we are all looking forward to doing it again! May 21-23, 2022
David Owens Memorial Ride: This annual ride is in honor of a fallen member, who's favorite ride was to Bagdad, and is held on his birthday. We had a small group of riders enjoy the 80 degree weather and great food at Copper Country Grill. May 17, 2022
Bellemont Ride: Finally with a nice break from the spring winds, we had a perfect day for a ride to visit our sister dealership, Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson in Bellemont. After spending some time (and maybe a $ or two), we walked across the lot to have lunch at the Route 66 Roadhouse Bar & Grill. The ride ended there, but some of us rode together back down Oak Creek Canyon, through Sedona, and Jerome back home. May 12, 2022
Gillespie Dam Bridge: We had a longer ride today to a new destination: the Historic Gillepsie Dam Bridge, where we could also see the remnants of the failed Gillespie Dam. Following our visit to the site, we had lunch at the Co-Op Bar & Grill on Old Highway 80. May 5, 2022
Ramblin' Dans in Congress: Another big Thursday ride, with many new faces this week. We had great weather again, though we could easily see the Crooks Fire burning as we rode toward Skull Valley on our way south. But everybody was safe, and enjoyed the ride together, including several guests. April 28, 2022
Lake Pleasant Ride: We had a beautiful Saturday Ride to the Scorpion Bay Marina restaurant at Lake Pleasant; warm weather, good roads, and great friends. While there was a bit of a wait due to the weekend crowds, the Yavapai HOGs took advantage to enjoy a chance to slow down and get to know everyone. April 23, 2022
Death Valley Ride: Our first Overnight Ride of 2022. A four-day warm spring break for YHOGs to Pahrump with day trips into the National Park. March 24-27, 2022
Bartlett Lake Ride: The YHOGs branched out a bit for a Bartlett Lake ride, suggtested by member Donna F. This was a beautiful ride on a beautiful day; we bypassed Cave Creek this time and enjoyed the two-lane Bartlett Dam Rd. on our way to The Cove for lunch. February 12, 2022
Thursday Ride to Carefree: We had a great group of riders on our Thrusday ride to another new lunch destination at Peaks & Valley in Carefree. February 10, 2022
February Chapter Meeting: We have great participation of our membership, both in meetings and on rides. Our Februray meeting had 49 attendees, with 11 new members signing up today alone! Welcome aboard to all new members. February 5, 2022
Thursday Ride to Dillon's Ranch: With a chilly start, the ride down the hill to Morristown and Dillon's Ranch turned out beautiful. We enjoyed the great lunch meal while watching team roping at the Ranch, and checking out the petting zoo. After lunch, we visited Cave Creek to meet a prospective new YHOG member, and enjoy the nice winter weather in the Valley. The ride home ended up back at 40 degree temperatures, but overall a great day! February 3, 2022
Ride to Chillen's on 17: Despite a chilly morning start, 15 bikes with 17 riders took the short jaunt down to Black Canyon City (26 miles south of Legends H-D) for lunch at Chileen’s On 17 (the location of a 2013 episode of Bar Rescue), who accommodated our sizeable group promptly and with attentive service.  Afterwards, most of the group continued on a clockwise loop ride south towards New River, crossed over Hwy. 74 to Hwy. 93 northwest into Wickenburg under increasingly cloudy skies, and on up the grade into Yarnell.  Some riders split off and came back via Skull Valley, with the remainder of the group finishing out the ride via Hwy. 89 into south Prescott, concluding the day’s ride by 4PM. January 29, 2022
HOG Winter Roundup: The Yavapai HOGs had a great showing at the Yuma event this year, with 21 members and guests attending. Between catching up with friends from other chapters, we led an impromptu ride to Salton Sea with 34 attendees from 5 chapters. January 14-17, 2022
Frosty Buns New Years Day Ride: The first ride of the New Year turned out to be a drive, well for all but one intrepid soul. Check out the pictures, and see how one concerned citizen expressed their feelings about riding on New Years Day! January 1, 2022
Ride to Big Earl's in Cave Creek: The rain held off, and the YHOGs took off for the warm sun in Cave Creek for lunch at Big Earl's Greasy Eats. This classic restaurant did not disappoint, as the sun and the 70+ degree weather made for a great pre-Christmas ride. December 23, 2021
Thursday Ride to Wickenburg: YHOG members braved departure-time thermometer readings that hovered around freezing for a casual (yet safe!) ride out thru Skull Valley and down to warmer conditions in Wickenburg for lunch at the Onery HOG. Despite a bit of snow being deposited two nights prior, the roads were dry and smooth, the day clear and sunny, and the pleasant afternoon trip home found the group riding in mid-50’s temps. December 16, 2021
Nation's Finest Donation Ride: We braved a chilly 30 degree morning to ride from Legends HD to deliver a cash donation to Nation's Finest veteran's support organization. December 11, 2021
Christmas Party 2021: The Yavapai HOGs enjoyed their first Christmas Party in two years, and had a great time. December 4, 2021
Birds on Bikes: The Yavapai HOG annual Birds on Bikes ride was conducted under beautiful blue skies with a great group of HOGs as well as some welcome additional riders, all of whom wanted to donate their time, food, and cash to the Yavapai County Food Bank. Thanks to all. November 20, 2021
Thursday Ride to New River: The group had a nice ride down the freeway to the RoadRunner Bar & Saloon in New River. Great location for a Thursday, not much traffic and good food as usual. November 18, 2021
Nothing to Nowhere Ride: We enjoyed this off-beat ride from the official Nothing, AZ to the less-official Nowhere, AZ. On this beautiful November day, we started with a ride down the Bagdad Highway to Copper Country for lunch, then up to Nothing, and finally to Nowhere. November 13, 2021
Veteran's Honorary Ride to Anthem: The Yavapai HOGs rode to the Veterans Memorial in Anthem to see the Solar Spotlight light the Great Seal of the United States at 11:11 on 11/11. This ride Honored our Veterans, both wihtin YHOG and all Vets nationwide. We stopped at Chileen's on 17 for lunch on our return, where our veterans ate for free. November 11, 2021
Thursday Ride to Cave Creek: This trip down the hill found us lunching at Mountain View Bar, where we sat outside on the patio in 85 degree weather with gorgeous views and great company of HOG riders. It almost doesn't get any better than this! Novemberr 4, 2021
Thursday Ride to Wickenburg: We had temperatures in the 70s and 80s for this fall ride to Hassayampa Barbeque in Wickenburg. With 18 of us invading, we weren't sure if they could handle us, but we all were seated, fed, and happy. Great ride, with a stop at the MountainAire in Peeple's Valley on our way back to Prescott. October 28, 2021
Tortilla Flat Ride: Autumn is a great time to ride into the valley, so we took advantage and visited Tortilla Flat. This is a bit of a departure from our normal rides, as we split our time between freeway and two-lane highways. Tortilla Flat Restaurant never fails to satisfy. October 23, 2021
Route 66/Lake Havasu Ride: This overnight ride followed the longest continuous section of Old Historic Route 66 in the country, from Ash Fork to Topock, AZ. With stops in Seligman, Hackberry, Kingman, Oatman, and finally Lake Havasu, the group experienced and saw much of the route taken by the Dust Bowl migrants of the Great Depression, and subsequently the automobile renaissance of the 1950s and 60s. We "got our kicks on Route 66!" October 16-17, 2021
Laughlin Ride: The group headed out on Monday for a windy ride to Laughlin. Though windy, the rain was forecast to hold off until overnight, which it did. Nobody got wet, but the temperatures in the 40s and 50s made sure all were dressed warmly. October 11-12, 2021
Thursday Ride to Cave Creek: The Yavapai HOGs rode down the hill to Cave Creek for lunch today at The Roadhouse, a favorite biker hangout with great burgers and fries! We completed the loop by returnng via Carefree Highway, through Wickenburg and Congress, then home on Skull Valley Rd. Great weather this time, with temps in the valley around 88 deg, and here in Prescott around 80. September 30, 2021

Grand Canyon/Petrified Forest Ride: The monsoon season is officially over on September 30, but Mother Nature was determined to help our drought situation as best possible before then, so we had quite the rains on Sunday. But, the YHOGs enjoyed a great Saturday, riding through Jerome, Sedona, Flagstaff, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and stopping at Wupatki National Monument before overnighting in Winslow with dinner at the Turquoise Room. We ended the ride on Saturday, and came home on Sunday to avoid riding in the predicted thunderstorms in the eastern part of Arizona. All-in-all it was a really nice ride on Saturday.

September 25-26, 2021
9/11 Memorial Ride: The Yavapai HOGs are always there to step up and pay tribute to our fallen. This 20th anniversary 9/11 we rode to Williams for lunch, then stopped at the 9/11 Memorial in Chino Valley on our return to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001. We will never forget. September 11, 2021
Thursday Ride to Bagdad: While still a bit warm, we had a great ride to Bagdad today, with a return via the Joshua Tree Forest Parkway of Arizona! Great ride with some new members as well as old. A few of us stopped for a post-ride celebration as well. September 9, 2021
Ride to Tonto Natural Bridge: We had a great Saturday ride through the Pine Forest of Coconino County, to the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. August 29, 2021
Thursday Ride to Seligman: The YHOGs invaded Seligman for lunch at Westside Lilo's this Thursday. Nice ride up old Route 66, and after lunch a few of us visited the Motorcycle Museum. August 26, 2021
Thursday Lunch Ride to Rock Springs Cafe: Finally, we have beautiful weather for a lunch ride. Our group met at Legends HD for a quick lunch ride down to Rock Springs Cafe in Black Canyon City. After enjoying a nearly-empty restaurant and good meal, we continued the loop south, past Lake Pleasant, Wickenburg, Congress, and back up to Prescott over Highway 89. August 19, 2021
Williams Breakfast Run: Another beautiful day for a YHOG ride. With an 8:00 KSU, we had nice 72 degree sunny weather to kick off our breakfast ride. Leaving early not only beats the heat, but gets us in before the storms as well. And a big shout out to a new member who joined on this ride! The Yavapai HOGS keep Riding and Having Fun. August 14, 2021
Seligman Breakfast Run: Finally, after rescheduling the afternoon ride to a breakfast run to avoid the monsoon storms, we had a great group of YHOGs riding (and eating) together again. Great ride, and we only had a few sprinkles. July 31, 2021
Bellemont/Williams Ride: We had a good group for this Thursday ride to our sister dealership in Bellemont. They were happy to help one of our members who was experiencing an issue with the water pump on their Ultra, so we appreciate the quick response at Grand Canyon H-D. We followed this visit with lunch in Williams, then made it home with only a few raindrops. July 1, 2021
2021 Poker Run: The 2021 Inaugural Poker Run was a great success. We had a great group of riders, temperatures were warm but not extreme, and all participants had a tour of beautiful Yavapai County as they collected their poker hands. Congratulations to Gary Bertsch for winning the Highest Hand and Mike Hinton, the winner of the Lowest Hand. June 26, 2021
Mormon Lake Ride: This was intended to be a ride to the Too Broke for Sturgis Rally at Mormon Lake Campground and Lodge. Instead, after polling the group, we decided to ride up the Mormon Lake Highway, but not stop at the rally. We were joined at lunch by our secretary, Vic. June 12, 2021
Devil's Highway Ride: The Yavapai HOGs rode to the Eastern Arizona's White Mountains to tackle the Devil's Highway (aka Route 666). We had 14 bikes, 21 people, and 2 chase cars on this epic ride. Everybody made it through the Devil's Highway, with over 120 miles and around 500 curves. Check out the photo gallery, and come join us for our next big adventure! June 4-6, 2021
Pine Ride: The weather cooperated, giving us a warm start riding through Camp Verde into the cool Ponderosa Pine forest on 260 into Pine. With several new members and several "old" members, we all rode together in near-perfect form all the way to Pine. Great ride, great food, and great friends. May 29, 2021
Wickenburg Ride: This ride was originally scheduled for Winslow, but the forecast for 50mph wind gusts to our north, especially on the Mogollan Rim, encouraged us to change this to a southern ride to Wickenburg. We had a recommendation for a new lunch spot, so we all rode down the hill to check it out. May 22, 2021
David Owens Memorial Ride: David Owens was a beloved YHOG member whom we lost too soon in 2019. This is the third annual Memorial Ride, held each year on David's birthday, May 17. We rode David's favorite ride to Bagdad, with an excellent lunch at Coppper Country Bar & Grill. The group split up on the ride home, with half going back as we came, via Bagdad Highway, while the other half took the Joshua Forest Parkway of AZ back through Congress. Though we encountered some fresh oil, nobody was deterred, and we had a great time. May 17, 2021
Cave Creek Thursday Ride: New member John A joined us on this Thursday ride to Cave Creek. Rather than the regular Roadhouse, we followed a recommendation for Mountain View Pub, just down the street from Roadhouse. Great food and great views! May 13, 2021
Ash Fork (aka Seligman) Ride: We had a small group (just 2 of us for this Thursday ride), so rather than stopping in Ash Fork as originally planned, we decided to continue on to Seligman along the iconic Route 66. May 6, 2021
So AZ Historical LDT: Our first long-distance trip of the season to Southern Arizona was amazing. We had a great group of riders, and were joined by a HOG member from the Tucson chapter to lead us to some less well-known locations and provide historical background on many of the sights. April 30 through
May 2, 2021
Seligman Ride: We had a small group head up to the historic Route 66 town of Seligman for lunch at Westside Lilos. Apparently home to some awesome carrot cake! April 17, 2021
Bagdad Thursday Ride (aka Tax Day Ride): We had a great day riding to Bagdad's Copper Country Bar & Grill for lunch. Nine bikes on this Thursday ride! April 15, 2021
Cave Creek Scenic Thursday Ride: The day was beautiful, the group of 10 people was great, and the food at The Roadhouse was excellent as usual. Following lunch at Cave Creek, some of the group split off and returned home via the freeway, while the rest of the group continued to Hwy 87 (aka the Beeline Highway), up to Payson through the gorgeous Mazatzal Mountains past 4-peaks, then home via Hwy 260. Great day ride, enjoyed by all. April 1, 2021
Congress Thursday Ride: We had a small group (2 of us) brave the winds (45mph) and the temps (45 degrees) to ride to Nichol's West for lunch. March 25, 2021
Lake Pleasant Ride: Lunch on the floating restaurant at Scorpion Bay Marina at Lake Pleasant was a real treat. Beautiful 80 degree weather was enjoyed by this group of YHOGs. March 20, 2021
Yarnell Thursday Ride: A small group enjoyed a lunch ride to Yarnell. March 18, 2021
March 2021 Chapter Meeting: We've captured a few of our fine officers and members at the chapter meeting. We also had a Ride Planner/BoomBox GPS class for our members. March 6, 2021
Tortilla Flat Ride: What started out as a chilly ride in Prescott turned into a beautiful day on this ride to Tortilla Flat near Apache Junction. The group met at Legends HD, rode down into the valley stopping first at the Goldfield Ghost Town and Mine for a very interesting mine tour (check out the photo with the "honey pot." This was followed by lunch at the Tortiolla Flat Saloon, then a return via Superstition Harley-Davidson. February 20, 2021
Yarnell Day Ride: Originally planned as a Wickenburg ride, the group decided on a shorter lunch run to Yarnell due to impending weather moving into Prescott in the afternoon. We had a nice day, with a bit of wind, but otherwise beautiful sun and great lunch at the Yarnell Family Diner. February 13, 2021
Yuma, AZ: Not a HOG ride, but a few members ended up going to Yuma for the weekend. This was originally the date for the multi-chapter HOG rally which was cancelled due to limitations on gathering size. It was a beautiful weekend to check out some of the attractions in Yuma! January 16-18, 2021
Bagdad Ride: A few members had a great ride to Bagdad for lunch. Looks like all are having fun on a beautiful sunny January day. January 14, 2021

January 2021 Chapter Meeting: We've captured a few of our fine officers and members at the chapter meeting.

January 9, 2021
Legends Loop Ride: A few HOGs decided to ride the loop through Cottonwood, stopping at HOG Wild BBQ for lunch (appropriate??). December 5, 2020
Congress Lunch Run: We had a great ride to Congress in the 40 degree sun! December 3, 2020



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