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On The Cover: June, 2019

Cycle Connections June Cover PicHave a Great Start To Your Summer!      

And Safe Journey’s!!

Cover Design By: Lisa Bonta

In This Issue:

Letter to the Readers

December 31, 2018

Well I can't believe that it’s been a year since we were handed the reins to the magazine!

CC Custom Coating & Graphics

February 1, 2019

Motorcycle Custom Paint Specialist!

Custom Paint That Rocks!

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2019- Smile-A-Mile Ride

May 31, 2019

  On a beautiful Saturday morning, May the 18th, bikes rolled into Rider's Harley-Davidson in preparation for the Smile-A-Mile Ride.

2019-Spring Thunder Beach Rally- Panama City Beach, Florida

May 31, 2019

  April showers may bring May flowers but the first of May ushers in the Spring Thunder Beach Rally in Panama City Beach, Florida and sends bikers from all around the south east down to converge on that beautiful stretch of beach. The Gulf coast beaches hold the most beautiful white sand in the country, hands down!!!

Riding by Faith with Gracie Poole

May 31, 2019

    Gracie Ann Poole is a bright, beautiful, life loving little 11 years old that has been dealt a rough start in life. Most recently she and her family returned home to Odenville, Alabama, after spending a year and a half or so in Texas where Miss Gracie underwent treatments and a double Lung transplant, hard enough on an adult, I can't even imagine what it must be like for a child and what her family also must be living through.

H.D NEWS CORNER

May 31, 2019

MOTORCYCLE 101: NEW COLLEGE COURSE OFFERS STUDENTS

THE “RIDE OF THEIR LIVES”

Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Added to College Spring Semester Elective Curriculum

 

MILWAUKEE (May 1, 2019) – Second-semester college students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee now have a new favorite class to consider just in time for the start of summer: Harley-Davidson Riding Academy.

Offered through the Department of Kinesiology Sport & Recreation Office at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s College of Health Sciences, Harley-Davidson Riding Academy begins May 2. The elective course includes required reading and classroom lessons on the parts and functions of the motorcycle, suggested riding behaviors to promote confidence, and of course riding practice.

“Harley-Davidson is committed to building the next generation of riders and meeting them where they are – in this case on campus – is a natural extension of that strategy,” said Claudia Garber, Harley-Davidson Marketing Programs Manager. “While many may consider college itself to be the ride of a lifetime, we’re looking forward to broadening horizons even further with a real-life skill and access to a mode of transportation that they may not have considered before.”

Students who complete the course will receive one general credit toward their degree and an MSF completion card, which in many states exempts them from the riding portion of the state motorcycle license test and may qualify riders for discounted motorcycle insurance. The course includes use of a training motorcycle, course materials, and insurance.

Interested students must have a valid automobile driver’s license or learner’s permit and the ability to ride a bicycle.

Harley-Davidson will use the learnings from this pilot with the goal of equipping dealers to offer Riding Academy as a course option at other colleges and universities.

ADDITIONAL “CONTINUING EDUCATION” OPTIONS

Students beyond UW-Milwaukee can raise their hands to show they want Harley-Davidson Riding Academy added to their course catalogs by posting in social media using #IWantRiding101.

 

H DRidingAcademy 2For those a bit further off campus, H-D Riding Academy is offered at select Harley-Davidson dealers and provides expert guidance on basic motorcycle functions, rider safety skills and confidence boosting practice rides. Search for classes at www.h-d.com or visit H-D.com/explore.

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LIMITED-EDITION MERCHANDISE

First-of-its-kind collection available now

MILWAUKEE (May 21, 2019) - Harley-Davidson Motor Company and the Milwaukee Bucks have launched a special merchandise collaboration. Available now, the limited-edition line of adult and youth apparel will be available at:

This growing collection of merchandise features graphic lockups of the Bucks and Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield logo, along with a modern twist on the outline of the state of Wisconsin.

“This shared apparel collaboration is a celebration of the Bucks’ successful 2019 season, and proudly represents the brands’ shared city to fans and riders,” said Mary Kay Lee, Director of Consumer Product Portfolio, General Merchandise, at Harley-Davidson.

“This co-branded apparel line is an exciting extension of our collaboration with Harley-Davidson,” said Matt Pazaras, Bucks Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. “We are proud that the Bucks sport a Harley-Davidson patch on their jerseys on the court. Now we look forward to seeing people wear these two iconic Milwaukee brands together as well.”

The special collection features adults printed T-shirts and sweatshirts and a youth T-shirt. Visit www.h-d.com/dealerlocator to find a Harley-Davidson dealer and shop.bucks.com to find a Bucks Pro Shop location.Harley DavidsonXMilwaukee Bucks AllTogetherNow t shirtHarley DavidsonXMilwuakee Bucks AllTogetherNow Black Youth T shirtHarley DavidsonXMilwuakee Bucks HuggingTheCurb T shirt

 

 

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company® 

Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom by leading the innovation of two-wheeled mobility. The company offers an expanding range of leading-edge, distinctive and customizable motorcycles and brings the brand to life through Harley-Davidson riding experiences and exceptional motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit http://www.h-d.com.

 

 

About The Milwaukee Bucks 

Founded in 1968, the Milwaukee Bucks are one of 30 teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), competing in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division. In the 51 seasons since their inception, the Bucks have won an NBA Championship, two conference championships, 14 division titles and have made the playoffs in 31 of their 51 seasons. Under the ownership of Wes Edens, Marc Lasry, Jamie Dinan and Mike Fascitelli, who took control of the team in 2014, the Milwaukee Bucks organization has become a full-fledged sports and entertainment company, with its world-class home arena, Fiserv Forum, the surrounding 30-acre Deer District neighborhood, the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League and Bucks Gaming of the NBA 2K League.

HAWGWILDE COSMETICS – A New Line of Cosmetics Designed with the Female Biker in Mind!

January 31, 2019

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – January 2, 2019 – HawgWilde Cosmetics, LLC’s (HWC)

online late 2018, was a very exciting milestone for Andrea Bates,

CEO/Co-Founder and Shari Weisman, COO/Co-Founder of HawgWilde

Cosmetics,

8th Annual Lyla Ride with the "Faith Riders"

May 29, 2019

  The 8th Annual Lyla Ride started at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Leeds Alabama on Saturday April the 20th, 2019  

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

May 29, 2019

Presented by: AmFirst

  The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama rolled into the Barber Motorsports Park on April the 5th, and ran thru the 7th, 2019.

10th Annual Burkett Center Ride

April 30, 2019

  We have happily been a part of 2 different, very worthy events over the past 10 years, both of which we have now had to rescued after they got dropped. The latest rescue was the Burkett Center Ride, which we got back on its feet on Saturday March the 30th, 2019

2019 SCREAMIN’ EAGLE/VANCE & HINES DRAG TEAM AND HARLEY-DAVIDSON FACTORY FLAT TRACK TEAM SEASON PREVIEW

May 1, 2019

Sampey Joins Hines and Krawiec in a Three-Bike Pro Stock Motorcycle Effort

MILWAUKEE (March 11, 2019) – The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team opens its 17th season of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competition at the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17 in Gainesville, Fla. The team will begin pursuit of a 10th Pro Stock Motorcycle championship with a three-rider squad, as Angelle Sampey joins Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec on Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™ competition motorcycles. The trio of veteran riders have won a combined 12 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle titles.

Harley-Davidson Teams with local Trade Schools for “Battle of the King’s” Custom Bike Build Competition

May 1, 2019

Fans to Help Select Winning Designs by Voting Now

MILWAUKEE (April 15, 2019) – For the first time, local trade school students partnered with Harley-Davidson® dealers for a unique, real-world training opportunity: helping build the coolest custom motorcycles in the world in the “Battle of the Kings” competition.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON FACTORY FLAT TRACK TEAM READY FOR DIRT-AND-PAVEMENT DAYTONA TT COURSE

May 1, 2019

Factory Team Riders Halbert and Vanderkooi Return for 2019 AFT Twins Series

MILWAUKEE (March 11, 2019) – The Harley-Davidson® Factory Flat Track Racing Team is preparing to open the 2019 American Flat Track (AFT) Twins season on March 14 at the Daytona TT at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Factory Team riders Sammy Halbert and Jarod Vanderkooi will contest the 18-race AFT series aboard Harley-Davidson® XG750R competition motorcycles prepared by Factory Team partner Vance & Hines Motorsports.

2nd Annual Amelia's Journey Benefit Ride

April 8, 2019

  "When to Ride" hosted a benefit motorcycle ride on Saturday, March the 16th, 2019, the 2nd annual  "Amelia's Journey Benefit Ride" to benefit Princess Warrior, Amelia Griffin, a Tuscaloosa Alabama native who is 2 years old and has had many disorders since the age of only 4 months and has been diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease.

3rd Annual Moody Miracle League Buddy Ride

April 1, 2019

   It was an absolutely gorgeous start to this wonderful day as bikes rolled into Rider's Harley-Davidson in Trussville, Alabama before heading out to the 3rd Annual Moody Miracle League Buddy Ride on Saturday, March the 23rd.

RevZilla.com Unveils its 7th Annual Gear Guides for Best in Motorcycle Apparel, Parts and Accessories

March 31, 2019

Philadelphia, PA – RevZilla.com, the world’s leading eCommerce retailer of motorcycle apparel, parts, and accessories, has released the 2019 edition of their annual Gear Guides. A staple of the spring riding season, the campaign serves as an omnichannel content experience that highlights must-have gear for motorcyclists and ignites rider enthusiasm by providing a curated, educational and aspirational glimpse into the top products for the coming year.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON ELECTRA GLIDE STANDARD DELIVERS AN ELEMENTAL TOURING EXPERIENCE POWERED BY THE MILWAUKEE-EIGHT ENGINE

March 31, 2019

 MILWAUKEE (Mar. 4, 2019) –Powered by the muscular Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, the new Electra Glide Standard is a “Dressed down Dresser” that provides a raw, fundamental riding experience inspired by Harley-Davidson’s Grand American Touring roots.

48th Annual Birmingham O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels

February 28, 2019

  The World of Wheels Custom Auto Show, produced by, Motorsports Productions, Inc. rolled into Birmingham February the 8th, 2019 for a weekend of fun featuring specialty vehicles including Hot Rods, Race Cars, Custom Imports, Antique and Classic Cars, Special Feature cars, PLUS...some really cool, and the most important part of the show...Motorcycles! 

"The Unlikely 1"- By: Gary “Finn” Ilminen- Book Review

February 28, 2019

  One of our favorite things to do is people watch, my husbands would be riding his bike, so it was a perfectly natural fit when we joined up with Cycle Connections as contributing photojournalist, giving us the chance to share with others, our biking adventures, and to have the opportunity to meet new people. 

Harley-Davidson Makes Learning to Ride Easier Than Ever with Limited Time Promotion.

February 28, 2019

Milwaukee (February 15th, 2019) – Turn “Someday I’ll ride a motorcycle,” into “Today” with the latest offer from Harley-Davidson Riding Academy. Available for a limited time, Harley-Davidson is offering customers the opportunity to learn to ride from the experts for 50% off the published price of a Harley-Davidson Riding Academy New Rider Course in their area with promo code RIDE50. Redeemable throughout the calendar year, if your resolution is to ride this year, this is an excellent opportunity to begin your motorcycling journey.

4th Annual ChillBilly Ride-2019, Moody, Alabama

January 31, 2019

  One of the joys of living in the south is that you get to ride pretty much year round! So that means in January when a lot of folks have their bikes "winterized" we have ours “winter-rides’d"

Another Service Member Honored... Written By: J. S. Anderson- San Diego Region

January 31, 2019

The sound of bikes fills the San Diego morning air, with riders beginning to gather, as they often do multiple times per week, at the designated staging area. Harleys, Hondas, Indians, Spyders, and the occasional BMW, and other makes and models: an eclectic group of motorcycles for sure. The bikers are coming together at the request of a family, and volunteering their time in a time of grief, to honor the deceased. A solemn and important undertaking, appropriately titled “missions” that these Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) perform selflessly for members of the military who die on active duty and veterans who have drawn their last breaths.

One Eighty Church Ride- Springville, Alabama… Written by: “Fuzzy"

February 1, 2019

Well it’s been 8 years since I've been on a bike. Way to long. But Dec 29, finally, I was able to get another bike and get back to riding once again.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON ELECTRIFIES THE FUTURE OF TWO-WHEELS WITH DEBUT OF NEW CONCEPTS AND LIVEWIRE MOTORCYCLE AVAILABLE FOR US DEALER PRE-ORDER Electric LiveWire Motorcycle and Two Groundbreaking Lightweight Electric Concepts Shine in Vegas

January 31, 2019

LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2019) – Harley-Davidson, the company that has defined the motorcycle industry for the past 116 years, today revealed two new concept electric two-wheelers and announced pricing and pre-order availability for LiveWire™, its first electric production motorcycle, at the biggest show in consumer electronics in Las Vegas. The 2020 LiveWire™ motorcycle is now available for US dealer pre-order at h-d.com/LiveWire with deliveries expected this fall and select global markets announced at a later date.

Wreaths Across America

January 1, 2019

  On Saturday, December the 15th, 2018, Wreaths Across America set out to lay Christmas Wreaths on the graves of our fallen hero's, all across the country, all at the same time and on the same day.

Breakfast With Santa and the Zoo Run for Children's "Stars" at Chic-Fil-A in Leeds, Alabama

January 1, 2019

  On Saturday December the 8th, 2018, Cycle Connections teamed up with Chic-Fil-A in Leeds Alabama to bring breakfast with Santa to the "Stars" of the Zoo Run Safari for Children's event from September.

2018-Eldridge Toy Run

December 31, 2018

Way back in 1897, Eldridge Baptist Academy was born, by 1948 it became the Eldridge Children's Home in order to provide refuge to children in need of a safe, secure, loving place to live.

  In 2003, Johnny Northington had a vision and with the leadership of Phil Frye, they began an annual benefit for the home that would include motorcycle and antique car enthusiasts who also were interested in supporting this ministry in the form of a "Toy Run" that would take place on the first Saturday of December.

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