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1996 Harley-Davidson Low Rider and Cover Model Mandy

Our July 2016 cover bike is a 1996 Harley-Davidson Low Rider, which is owned by Mandy White from Kansas City, Missouri. Mandy is also this month's cover model, which makes this the first time we've had the opportunity to shoot one of our cover models on her own bike! Many of you may recognize Mandy from her March 2014 and May 2010 covers. Scroll down to check out this month's articles and for more details on our cover bike and model.

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1996 Harley-Davidson Low Rider

June 28, 2016

Our July 2016 cover bike is a 1996 Harley-Davidson Low Rider, which is owned by Mandy White from Kansas City, Missouri. Mandy is also this month's cover model, which makes this the first time we've had the opportunity to shoot one of our cover models on their own bike! Many of you may recognize Mandy from her March 2014 and May 2010 covers, or while working various Cycle Connections events around town. To find out more about Mandy, check out her interview, and we also invite you to check out our behind the scenes photos and video taken at our July 2016 cover shoot! 

Mandy White & Her 1996 Harley-Davidson Low Rider

June 28, 2016

Our July 2016 cover bike is a 1996 Harley-Davidson Low Rider, which is owned by Mandy White from Kansas City, Missouri. Mandy is also this month's cover model, which makes this the first time we've had the opportunity to shoot one of our cover models on their own bike! Many of you may recognize Mandy from her March 2014 and May 2010 covers, or while working various Cycle Connections events around town. To find out more about Mandy’s bike, check out the specs and additional photos of her 1996 Harley-Davidson Low Rider. We also invite you to check out our behind the scenes photos and video taken at our July 2016 cover shoot! 

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

June 28, 2016

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our July 2016 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover bike owner and model Mandy through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of her 1996 Harley-Davidson Low Rider!   

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

Video by Randall “Sea Hawk” Hauk with Sea Hawk Media Productions

Cover Bike & Cover Model Search at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson

June 29, 2016

Blue Springs Harley-Davidson was the location for our first cover bike & cover model search of the riding season, which took place on Thursday, June 9, 2016, and coincided with their monthly bike night.

Flat Track Motorcycle Racing at Lakeside Speedway - Kansas City, Kansas

June 18, 2016

After an absence of many years, on Saturday, June 7 flat track motorcycle racing returned to Lakeside Speedway’s 4/10-mile dirt oval track in Kansas City, Kansas. Gates opened at noon with tickets priced at $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, and military, and $6 for kids age 7 through 12. Practice and qualifying occurred during the afternoon with racers ranging in age from 5 to 70-something, 155 entries in all. There were 21 classes with competitors from California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Missouri, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and one from as far away as Lake Wyangan, Australia. Several of the riders competed in multiple classes. The crowd favorites were the three young riders who raced 50 c.c. bikes around pylons forming a short course on the track in front of the grandstand.

4-States Event Center Hosts Fundraiser for B.A.C.A. – Eureka Springs, Arkansas

June 28, 2016

On Memorial weekend, May 28-29, 2016, the 4-States Event Center in Eureka Springs, Arkansas hosted a fundraising weekend to raise money for Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.).

5th Annual Lyla Ride - Leeds, Alabama

June 28, 2016

On Saturday, April 16, 2016, the F.A.I.T.H Riders Motorcycle Ministry of Cedar Grove Baptist Church hosted the 5th Annual Lyla ride.

Alabama Wedding for One of Cycle Connections' Own!

June 28, 2016

We’ve brought you several weddings in the past, to share with those who may have missed it; none were quite as close to our hearts as this one, as it was ours!

Kanaka Hekili MC Poker Run & Keg Party – Las Vegas, Nevada

June 28, 2016

The 1st Annual Kanaka Hekili MC Poker Run and Keg Party was held on May 28, 2016, where 20+ motorcycle clubs and lots of Independent riders showed up to support the Kanaka Hekili MC First Motorcycle Run! There were 250+ riders!

Patriot Guard Riders Mission at Nevada State Veterans Memorial Dedication – Las Vegas, Nevada

June 28, 2016

The Southern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders had a special mission on May 27, 2016. The Nevada State Veterans Memorial was dedicated, and the Southern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders were summoned to form a flag line for the dedication, with 2000+ Patriots in attendance. Most of the audience was filled with active duty personnel and veterans. Veterans from World War II and the present were there.

Inspirational Women: Stefy Bau

June 28, 2016

In my previous stories about women’s motocross racing, one name was not mentioned, but should have been: Stefy Bau. Born in Italy just three years after the birth of women’s motocross, Stefy first became an active rider in 1983 at the ripe old age of six years old. Having ridden dirt bikes since she was four, Stefy entered her first race in 1983 as the only girl competing and came in a respectable third place.

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