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Mike Schweder

Mike 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 mikes@cycleconnections.com

October 31, 2014

2014 EBR 1190SX

The Erik Buell Racing (EBR) 1190SX is a true high-performance motorcycle that features the power and technology of a superbike. With its unique acing heritage, this bike is designed to be a dominating street machine, which is equally at home on the open road or taking on the city streets.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 was a beautiful evening at Shawnee Cycle Plaza for their 3rd Annual Biker Diva Fashion Show, which was evident by all the guests who rode their motorcycles to the event. This free fashion show caters to women riders, and features the latest bier diva fashions.

Worth Harley-Davidson was the location for our last cover bike & cover model search of the riding season, which took place on Thursday, September 25, 2014, and coincided with their weekly bike night.

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the Scenes at our November 2014 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Samantha through her photo shoot and interview.     

Photos by Lonnie Blum

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

Our November 2014 cover model is Samantha from Independence, Missouri. She is a shift manager at IHOP, and if you attend Thursday bike nights at Worth Harley-Davidson, you may recognize her as one of the beautiful and widely popular Worth Girls! When asked about her ambitions, Samantha said “To graduate from college and land a good job in CSI.” When not working, Samantha told us that when it comes to hobbies, she enjoys riding motorcycles and spending time with her loved ones.

Our November 2014 cover bike is a 2014 Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout that is owned by Worth Harley-Davidson. We photographed cover model Samantha on this beautiful custom painted bike for this month’s cover. Also, make sure to check out the Behind the Scenes video from our November 2014 cover shoot!

We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering and creating awareness for our American Women Veterans with respect and dignity. HONOR, ENCOURAGE, RECOGNIZE (HER).

On Sunday, August 24, 2014 riders gathered at The Brass Rail Sports Bar, Restaurant, & Pool Hall in Kansas City, Missouri, for the 2014 Missouri Patriot Express Dice Run to raise money for Fisher House and Operation Military Embrace, a non-profit organization providing assistance to military families during hospitalization, illness, or injury.

The 1st Annual Blues, Booze and Bar “B” Que took place from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday September 6, 2014 at the Ararat Shrine Temple in Kansas City, Missouri, which is located at 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64129. This festive event was a fundraiser for the Ararat Shriners General Fund, and for only $25, you were treated to a delicious menu that included brisket, turkey, pulled pork, sausage, BBQ beans, slaw, and corn on the cob. Beer, soft drinks, tea and water were included, and there was a cash bar for those wished to enjoy a mixed drink.

September 30, 2014

2014 EBR 1190RX

More than thirty years of racing, engineering, and manufacturing experience goes into every Erik Buell Racing (EBR) motorcycle, and one of the company’s latest creations is the 2014 EBR 1190RX. This bike was built from the ground up with quality, pride, and a relentless passion to bring you yet another world-class sport bike from the heart of America.