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2000 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer and Cover Model Brianna

Our August 2016 cover bike is a 2000 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer, which is owned by Mark Kozak, and this month's cover model is Brianna from Lee's Summit, Missouri. Scroll down to check out this month's articles and for more details on our cover bike and model.

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2000 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer

July 31, 2016

Our August 2016 cover bike is a 2000 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer, which is owned by Mark Kozak from Kansas City, Missouri, and was the winning bike at our most recent Cover Bike Search at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson. To find out more about Mark, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Brianna, check out her interview as well. For this month's issue, we also invite you to check out our behind the scenes photos and video taken at our August 2016 cover shoot.

Mark Kozak & His 2000 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer

July 31, 2016

Our August 2016 cover bike is owned by Mark Kozak, which was the winning bike at our most recent Cover Bike Search at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson. We were thrilled to shoot his 2000 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer for this month’s cover. Mark is from Kansas City, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and his Springer. We also had fun shooting cover model Brianna on Mark’s bike for this month’s cover. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy this month’s behind the scenes photos and video!

Behind the Scenes with Brianna

July 31, 2016

Our August 2016 cover model is Brianna from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She is paediatric dental assistant, and her ambitions include traveling to different places around the world and to have a family. Brianna’s hobbies include shooting guns, fishing, playing softball, and relaxing outside or at the pool. She admits that she’s a sucker for food and Mountain Dews, and describes her personality as “Outgoing, sarcastic, and friendly. When asked what the smartest thing is that she’s ever done, Brianna said “Dating my best friend!” On the flip-side, she admits that “Thinking Hawaii is closer in distance to Missouri than California” was the most stupid thing she has ever done.

Video: Behind the Scenes at our August 2016 Cycle Connections Cover Shoot

July 31, 2016

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our August 2016 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Brianna through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this awesome 2000 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer, and our interview with bike owner Mark Kozak!   

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

Video by Stripe, and video editing by Skye Marie

Bike Week Oklahoma 2016 at Sparks America Campground - Sparks, Oklahoma

July 28, 2016

Each summer bikers from all over convene at Sparks America Campground near the small town of Sparks for Oklahoma Bike Week. The dates for this year’s event were June 16 through 26. Bike Week always features live music on stage every night, bike shows and Woody’s auction of chainsaw artworks and furniture on both Saturdays, and plenty of bike games and people games. Various nights during the week have themes such as Gangster Night, Redneck/White Trash Party, Sports Night, Cartoon Character Night, Roaring 20’s, Movie Star Night, Naughty School Girls, and Freakers’ Ball.

Bike Week Oklahoma 2016 Awards Photos-Sparks, Oklahoma

July 30, 2016

Plenty of awards are handed out every year at Bike Week Oklahoma.  The lovely awards presenter was the reigning Miss Sparks America, "Breezy" Morrison.  Our apologies to any we missed with so much activity going on.  Here is a list of the bike show awards for the second weekend.

14th Annual Ride for Ryan - St. Joseph, Missouri

July 17, 2016

Following the 2016 event, the Consolver family posted the following notification that there will be one more official Ride for Ryan in 2017.

“A Final Farewell:

It’s been a great 14 years. A tragedy turned into a celebration, community event, and fundraiser to help so many. For those who do not know, Ryan Consolver was 24 years old when he had a tragic motorcycle accident in K.C. The dreaded knock on the door came as his family was getting ready for Church. Plans were to later that day have their annual family reunion. Plans changed. God had something different in mind. That day, August 11, 2002, changed so many lives forever. Change isn’t always bad, and a lot of times can be good. The process and adjustment is hard. There have been many, many good things happen. The idea of the ride came during a discussion of wanting to do something for Ryan’s birthday in June. He loved motorcycles; he loved parties; and what better way to honor him than by doing a memory ride. The first ride was an organized cluster.   Who knew it would have resulted in 301 people coming? One scholarship was awarded.

22nd Annual Vietnam Veterans/Legacy Vets Flags Over the Dam Run – Las Vegas, Nevada

July 31, 2016

Bikes, Bikes, Bikes! Patriots, Patriots, Patriots! The 22nd Annual Flags Over the Dam Run was held at Hoover Dam on May 29, 20106, and was organized by the Vietnam Veterans/Legacy Vets MC.

Blessing of the Bikes - Birmingham, Alabama

July 31, 2016

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, the Veterans Brotherhood and chapter “Prez” Charlie, in Birmingham, Alabama played host to the Blessing of the Bikes performed by and benefiting the “Bond Slaves.”

AMA Superbikes Racing Returns to Barber Motorsports Park - Birmingham, Alabama

July 31, 2016

The weekend of June 11-12, 2016 saw the return of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, Round 6 of the Honda Superbike Showdown to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.

Michele, Amy, Gloria, and the Canadians

July 31, 2016

On July 17, 2016, the 4th Annual Canadian Women’s Ride Day was held. First initiated in 2013, it has grown tremendously since then, with women from all over Canada and the US participating. Our own Inspirational Woman, Michele Wierzgac took part. CWRD’s mandate is to bring women who share a passion for motorcycling, its community and camaraderie together, to support safe riding and to give back to women in need in their community.

Sturgis 2016 - Babes

August 19, 2016

 

Check out this year's photos of Sturgis babes.  Watch for more pics to be added.  Photos by Stripe

 

Sturgis 2016 - Bikers

August 19, 2016

 

Check out this year's photos of Sturgis bikers.  Watch for more pics to be added. Photos by Stripe

 

Sturgis 2016 - Bikes

August 19, 2016

 

Check out this year's photos of Sturgis bikes.  Watch for more pics to be posted.  Photos by Stripe

 

22nd Annual Kansas City Bikers for Babies

  • Start Date: September 18, 2016
  • End Date: September 18, 2016

Shine up your bikes and get ready for the 22nd Annual Kansas City Bikers for Babies, a March of Dimes signature fundraising event.

In 2015, our 5,000+ riders raised more than $650,000 bringing our 21 year total to over $8 million. Since our inception in 1995 with 130 participants, Kansas City Bikers for Babies® continues to be one of the premier Midwest motorcycle rides.

41st Annual ABATE of Kansas National Labor Day Bike Rally

  • Start Date: September 2, 2016
  • End Date: September 5, 2016

 

Members: $25
Non-Members: $35
ACTIVE MILITARY DISCOUNT: $10 WITH CURRENT MILITARY IDs

RVs/Campers/ATVs: $20 each

Under 18 must be an SMRO member & be in camp site by 8 PM
Primitive camp sites/vendors/bands/showers/food & beverages

First come/first serve basis - No reservations will be taken.

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