Bob’s Biker Blast will have l;ive concerts with George Thorogood & 38 Special, plus a world-debut motorcycle simulator and new training facility all to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Bob Parsons might be known as the spirited founder of “Go Daddy” and one of the most prolific big party throwers in Arizona history, but in just one month the Valley will see a whole new side of Bob when he kicks off one of his biggest biker events yet. Thousands are expected.
The 1st Annual Bob’s Biker Blast will be held on October 20, 2012 at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale and Go AZ Motorcycles from 10 a.m. to midnight. Parsons, who acquired both dealerships several years ago, has grown the business and is now giving back to the motorcycle community.
The all-day event will feature the grand-opening of Go AZ Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale Training Facility, including public demonstrations of the first ever commercial application of a motorcycle simulator that was originally developed for the United States Military. Feel what it’s like to go at top speed and make hair pin turns, all within the safety of the motorcycle simulator.
“If you have never ridden a motorcycle before, this is your chance to get a really good idea of what it’s like without actually getting on a moving bike,” said Bob Parsons. “You won’t find a motorcycle simulator like this outside of a few military bases. We own the first commercial simulator and now we’re even hearing from private agencies who want to use it.”
The day-long event includes live music, food and activities at the dealerships as well as a special appearance by Tommy Flanagan, “Chibs” from Sons of Anarchy, from Noon to 7 p.m. Concert gates open at 4 p.m. featuring a Fear No Ice Thrill Show followed by a concert by rock legends 38 Special and George Thorogood.
FREE ADMISSION to all riders with a motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license. Endorsement is good for the rider plus one passenger. There will be a $20 fee for all non-riders with 100% of that being donated to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Bob’s Biker Blast is located at the Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale and Go AZ Motorcycles dealerships just off Frank Lloyd Wright & the 101 at 15500 N Hayden Road in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information call 480-905-1903 or visit us online at http://www.hdofscottsdale.com/ or www.goaz.com/index.htm.
About Bob Parsons
Bob grew up in Baltimore and joined the U.S.M.C. after high school. For his service in the Vietnam War, Bob was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and a Purple Heart medal.
Thanks to the G.I. Bill, Bob attended the University of Baltimore, graduated magna cum laude and became a CPA.
Bob later taught himself to write computer programs. In 1984, he used $15,000 in savings to start Parsons Technology, in his Iowa basement. In 1994, he sold the software company for $64 million.
In 1997, Bob started Jomax Technologies, a software company. In 1999, he renamed it Go Daddy. One year later, Go Daddy entered the domain and website hosting business. Using Bob’s proven formula of offering low-priced, feature-rich products, supported by superior customer service … Go Daddy quickly became the industry leader.
Today, Go Daddy serves more than 10.5 million customers worldwide, employs 3,200 people and is the world’s #1 provider of domain names, Web hosting and new SSL Certificates. 2011 sales exceeded $1 billion. Bob sold the company in 2011.
Earlier this year, Bob and his wife Renee created The Parsons Foundation whose mission is to primarily focus on children’s issues in the Greater Phoenix Area and Haiti. So far the Foundation has donated $1 million to The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at The Barrow’s Neurological Institute in Phoenix, $2.5 million to Hope for Haiti, $5 million to the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS in Phoenix and $1 million to the Semper Fi Fund. The Parsons Foundation: We Deal in Hope!
Bob is an avid motorcycle rider and is the CEO and Founder of Go AZ Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale. He also works to help aspiring entrepreneurs with his video blog, www.BobParsons.me.