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For this month's issue, we're continuing our ride down memory lane with 10 of our past December Christmas-themed Covers. We hope you continue to enjoy the ride, and make sure to check out all of this month’s great articles!

In This Issue:

16th Annual 9-11 Tribute Ride and Rally - Grandview, Missouri

November 22, 2017

Thousands of motorcyclists gathered at Gail’s Harley-Davidson in Grandview on Saturday, September 9, to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and to show appreciation for veterans and active military, police, and emergency services personnel. The rally started at 9:00 a.m. and featured vendors, children’s activities, and displays of Grandview emergency services vehicles.  Missing this year were the military vehicles due to their deployment to assist with hurricane relief. Visitors to Gail’s enjoyed live music from Mojo Saint. Jumpers from Skydive Kansas City parachuted into the grassy area behind the dealership with John Hall flying a giant American flag.

2017 Sparks America Halloween Bash - Sparks, Oklahoma

November 25, 2017

Around Halloween time every year, Sparks America Campground plays host to a huge Halloween Biker Bash. The dates for the 2017 event were October 19 through 22.  Travel weather was good on Thursday, and I arrived in time to get my tent set up before dark and head over to the playground where karaoke singers provided the evening entertainment. 

2017 Sparks America Halloween Bash Award Winners - Sparks, Oklahoma

November 22, 2017

Very nice plaques were awarded to the winners of all of the bike show classes and all of the games winners at the Sparks America Halloween Bash..  Lacee Smith from Kearney, Oklahoma, was selected for the honor of Miss Sparks America,  A list of bike show award winners follows:

2017 Ride for Kids - Birmingham, Alabama

November 29, 2017

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, we were greeted with absolutely beautiful weather as God once again bestowed his blessings on the Ride for Kids ride at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.  

In Memory of Matt and His 1973 AMF Harley-Davidson TX-125

November 30, 2017

About the Owner:
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Bill Hodson, who is the owner of our February 2016 cover bike, and the new owner of this nostalgic 1973 AMF Harley-Davidson TX-125.

During our conversation, Bill told me a touching story about his friend/neighbor’s son Matt, who was diagnosed this past June with stage 4 cancer. He told me that Matt’s parents are elderly and very dear friends of his, and explained that both of them are pretty frail, and that Matt’s mother had recently been nursed back to health after suffering some serious life-threatening health issues.

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