| Who We Are
Connections is a state-of-the-art online motorcycle magazine, published
by a dedicated team of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts with a passion
for motorcycles and the people who ride them. It took years of research
and development to create our magazine, and we are excited to share
our passion with you.
We're glad you're along
for the ride…
mission is to empower you, our readers, by providing the most current
and extensive collection of local and national motorcycle related
news, articles, photos, and event information. Our online magazine
enables you to easily connect with fellow motorcycle enthusiasts
and motorcycle related businesses in your area and nation-wide.
the use of interactive forms, our goal is to grow our magazine by
relying on dedicated motorcycle enthusiasts like you who are eager
to contribute information about motorcycle clubs, rallies, events,
and businesses in your area. So as you can see, this is also your
magazine, and all riders in your area can use the information you
submit about your local motorcycle community.
look forward to growing with you...
an Online Motorcycle Magazine?
we started our magazine, we asked our future readers what they wanted
most from a motorcycle magazine. The resounding answer was current,
accurate, and detailed information, available when they need it.
Because most printed magazines are published only monthly, bimonthly,
or even quarterly, we feel it would be impossible to accomplish
this using printed media.
to address the needs of our readers and to stand out from the pack,
we decided to start an online motorcycle magazine, and Cycle Connections
was born. We have found the real power of our magazine is the ability
to publish and update information and photos on the fly, so as soon
as we know about a new motorcycle club, rally, event, or business
in your area, so do you!
know you'll appreciate the difference...
a rapid response, please e-mail us. Our goal is to respond to
your e-mail as quickly as possible, and if you don't receive a reply
from us in a reasonable amount of time, please call customer service
at 816-817-0789. It is extremely important to us that our readers
and our client's questions are answered quickly and professionally.
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specialists for an advertiser's information packet!
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Our customer service representatives are happy to help!
you have a question and don't know who to contact? Send your
question to our information specialists for a quick response!
Your Cycle Connections Team
Schweder, Editor-in-Chief - Kansas City, MO
Mike is the original founder of Cycle Connections Online Motorcycle Magazine and an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He has been riding for over 40 years, belongs to several local and national motorcycle organizations and travels to numerous rallies and events throughout the US each year. Mike has been a writer and editor for many years and has a passion for sharing his motorcycling experiences and stories with you. Contact Mike at email@example.com
Arnold, Columnist/Photojouralist - Kansas City, MO
is our resident riding diva and avid motorcyclist. She loves sharing
her passion for riding through her column, Spoke to Spoke, which is
geared toward women riders. Although Goldie's column focuses on women
riders, she also has a loyal following of male readers who find her
work refreshing and motivational. Goldie belongs to several local
and national motorcycle organizations, has been featured on the cover
of Biker Alley magazine, and participates in many rallies and charity
rides throughout the year. Goldie also is a member of the Kansas City
Blues Society and is a Certified Master Judge for the Kansas City
Barbeque Society. Her ability to encourage others to share their experiences
always makes for an interesting story. Contact Goldie at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Jim Austin, Photojournalist/Account Representative - Springfield, MO
Baxter, Photojournalist/Account Representative - Kansas City, MO
Dave, a.k.a. Stripe joined our staff in December, 2003, as a photojournalist.
If that road name sounds familiar, you may have seen his photos on the
pages of such publications as American Iron, V Twin, VQ, In the
Wind, and Easyriders. Stripe attends as many rallies,
bike shows, and charity runs as he can and is a major contributor
of photos and articles to our magazine. His first assignment was our
January, 2004, cover photo, where he snapped the awesome photo of a 1958
Harley-Davidson Duo Glide. A rider since the age of 14, he loves to
help and encourage new riders. Stripe enjoys meeting new people and
looks forward to catching many of our readers in the viewfinder of
his digital camera. Contact Stripe at email@example.com
|Wally Lafond, Account Representative - Kansas City, MO
Contact Wally at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lilly, Photojournalist/Photographer - Birmingham, AL
Leigh has been wrenching, riding and rebuilding motorcycles for over
35 years. He currently owns four bikes, with his oldest being a '63
Harley-Davidson Panhead and his newest addition, an '03 100th Anniversary
V-Rod. Leigh also has a '79 Shovelhead and a '89 Ultra Classic. Leigh
attends numerous local and national motorcycle events and loves to
travel with his girlfriend, Lynn and their bulldog, Harley Jane. Contact
Leigh at email@example.com
|Mike Lousha, Photojournalist/Account Representative - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Mike has been riding for over 25 years, including nine years in Europe. He
is a retired US Army Nurse and a member of H.O.G., Patriot Guard and the
American Legion Riders. Mike's stories have been published in various
newspapers and magazines and he recently traded his 2005 Harley-Davidson
Road King Custom for a new FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide. Mike enjoys
traveling with his wife Jennifer, who he's been married to for 25 years, and
their family also includes one pregnant daughter (Heidi), one dog and one
Nicolay, Photojournalist - Kansas City
Dick, a.k.a. Nic has been a passionate motorcycle enthusiast for over
28 years. He is a lifelong Kansan who has toured extensively throughout
the mid-continental US. Nic aspired to become a bike writer and story
teller when he first started reading cycle publications in the mid-seventies.
His first article was published in our June issue under Scenic Rides
& Destinations. He belongs to local and national motorcycle organizations
and attends as many rallies, charity rides and bike shows as time
permits. Nic truly enjoys meeting new people, sharing his riding experiences
and representing the human element of motorcycling in his stories.
Other hobbies include photography/videography, waterskiing and rock
‘n roll. Contact Nic at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mike "Doze" O'Connor, Account Representative/Photojournalist - Oklahoma City, OK|
Mike O'Connor, a.k.a. Doze is our Oklahoma connection. Doze is married to a Debbie, a gal he met while stationed aboard the U.S.S. Nashville in Norfolk, Virginia and they have four children. Doze and Debbie have both ridden over twenty years, and have always owned Harleys. He currently rides a 2000 Electra Glide Standard and covers many events in the Oklahoma City and surrounding area.
|Doug Plowman, Photojournalist - St. Joseph, MO|
Doug has been riding for over 25 years and is a veteran of the U.S.A.F. and a life member of the D.A.V. He is a member and former road captain of the Pony Express H.O.G. Chapter and an active member of the Patriot Guard Riders. Doug is a charter member and current state Vice President of the Widows Sons Masonic Motorcycle Association and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He has owned six motorcycles and his current ride is a 2004 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide. He likes to ride as often as possible and prefers to ride only on days that end in a “y.” He attends and covers as many events as possible between work and family commitments. He is married with five children, two grandchildren and one Chihuahua named Thor.
Reynolds, Photojournalist/Account Representative - Birmingham, AL
Lynn's love for Harleys started in 1991 and evolved from her love
for her Harley man, Leigh. Along with motorcycling, she loves the
great outdoors and animals. Lynn has rehabilitated and released wildlife
for the Wildlife Rescue Center and loves to travel and cover as many
motorcycle events as possible. The match between her, her boyfriend
Leigh, and their bulldog, Harley Jane is a match made in HOG Heaven.
Contact Lynn at email@example.com
|Gary Ross, Photojournalist/Account Representative - Branson, MO
Contact Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rest of Our Team
Connections has several talented writers, editors, and photographers
on staff to help keep you up-to-date on local and national motorcycle
events. Without this dedicated team of professionals, we could not
bring you all the news and information you have come to expect from