The AZRATPack was formed in the early 2000's as part of the R.A.T. Pack initiative put forward by Triumph by Phoenix International Motorsports and their customers. Around the 2008-2009 time-frame, PIM was sold and became Triumph Superstore. The new owners continued as sponsors of the Arizona chapter of the Rider's Association of Triumph. In the early years of the club, we enjoyed large turnouts of Triumph owners to various rides and monthly meetups at the George & Dragon Pub in central Phoenix.
As with all clubs with any size, political strife fragmented the club into different factions and eventually breakaway clubs. Adding to the confusion was the demise of Triumph Superstore. After almost a year without sponsorship, Go AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale became the club's dealer sponsor. During that time, Triumph itself pulled the plug on it's popular R.A.T Pack initiative, choosing to use their marketing dollars elsewhere.
Despite its setbacks and lack of support from Triumph, the AZRATPack continued on to raise awareness of our beloved Triumph Motorcycles via rides and various get togethers for ALL Triumph owners and fans.
We are an all inclusive club focusing on it's people rather than solely on their bikes. We promote a sport-touring/touring lifestyle for our experienced riders along with ushering inexperienced and beginner riders to fully enjoy the sport and move to more challenging rides. Our regular membership currently ride diverse styles of motorcycles and come from different walks of life.
We are an affiliate club of the SCMA (Southern California Motorcycle Association) where many of our members have enjoyed some of their events that include the USA Four Corners and the 3 Flags Classic, both on the AMA's Extreme Tour Calendar. In return, many of their members ride over to support and participate in our rides.
We organize 6 rides per year with Go AZ Motorcycles hosting the start at either their Scottsdale or Peoria locations. Our rides will vary from easy 1-day rides, moderate overnighters to advanced 3-day rides to destinations outside of Arizona. Our staple rides are our annual Alien/Nuclear themed rides that are part of the SCMA calendar and our Route 66 Grand Tour. For those of us that like to socialize, our Club Dinner Meetings give you an opportunity to meet and catch up with other members along with discussing club business. Our 2nd Sunday Breakfast meetups offer a perfect opportunity to get out on your bike and hook up with other members to catch up and/or go for a ride after eating. During the warmer months we will typically find a place in some elevation to take a break from the heat! Our dining spots are usually local favorites and places that have been featured on the Food Network. If you are new to the area, our dinner and breakfast meets are perfect opportunities to get out and get familiar with the area along with meeting new people and riding partners.
Membership is free! No dues, no initiation, no secret hand shake! Thanks to our dealer sponsor, Go AZ Motorcycles, we can focus on what’s important: riding, bench racing and having a good time. How do you join? Just show up and participate at any of our events. And as a perk of being an active member, Go AZ has extended a 15% discount on purchases parts, accessories and apparel. Just show your active member discount card available from me at any of our events.
Be sure to visit our Swag Emporium for the latest in AZRATPack fashion. You can also buy official Triumph apparel and accessories online, just click the link to take you to the official webstore!
Remember, this is your club, we're here to facilitate, organize and get the word out. Route, breakfast and dinner venue suggestions are welcome anytime!
Your AZRATPack Board
Go AZ Motorcycles
R. Gonzo Gonzalez