Rides, Rallies and Events Recap
Danny Webb

Danny Webb

March 4, 2013, Bikers Against Child Abuse® (B.A.C.A.) Kansas City, Missouri Chapter put on their 10th Annual Ride-in Bike Show at Worth Harley-Davidson. Of course anyone on two wheels knows a B.A.C.A. member when they see one, and the dedication they are committed to in promoting the safety of children and the prevention of child abuse. These are definitely hard-core cats serious when it comes to their cause.

Saturday May 11, 2013, all of Natasha Rake’s hard work came to fruition, and the 4th Annual Ride for NorthCare Hospice Dice Run transpired. This amazing charity event is hosted to assist in the cost of providing hospice services to individuals who do not have insurance benefits. Participation in the event ensures all patients can receive the health services they deserve during the most needed part of their lives. Natasha, you’re one cool lady for all the selfless work and hours you dedicate year round to promote this event.

Saturday March 30, 2013 Worth Harley-Davidson hosted the Zac Riders Motorcycle Club’s 2012 Breakout Rally. The event centralized around a Ride-in Bike Show and Bike Audio Contest with winners receiving very generous Worth Harley-Davidson gift cards in the amounts of $1000 for 1st places, $500 for 2nd places and $250 for both 3rd place winners. I was fortunate enough to place 2nd in the bike audio portion.

This exciting night started at 7 p.m. and went until 1 a.m. Approximately 800 people attended the multicultural event, which consisted of over 300 bikes. At least 25 different local motorcycle clubs were represented very heavily.

This event was a blast, and special thanks goes to Worth Harley-Davidson for donating the location and Worth employees for logistical assistance. Worth also presented the crowd with two adult beverage bars with the beautiful Worth Girls serving these cold refreshing drinks. Worth Harley-Davidson’s Event Center provided hot food throughout the evening as a DJ rocked the stage and kept the event buzz flowing.

During the ride-in bike show and audio contest, some of Kansas City’s baddest big wheel baggers represented strong, as 26” wheels were abundant. And don’t forget the stereos were pushing up to 3000 watts, loud and clear.

Zac Riders M/C Kansas City Chapter presented the event with all proceeds going to the adoption of several families in the Kansas City area during Thanksgiving and Christmas 2013. Last year’s attention focused on local group homes. During this special night, Zac Riders were represented by approximately 100 members of their KC Chapter and of their Omaha, Nebraska National Chapter and including honorary members. Zac Riders annually present 2 major and many smaller events throughout each year to support their contributions within the community.

To summarize this great vibe that went on this early spring evening, some very dedicated M/C members started the year off right by helping others and having a great time doing so.

On Saturday June 30, 2012, Worth Harley-Davidson hosted their 5th Annual Thunder Run Event for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This incredible charity event included an 82-mile ride, with approximately 350 bikes and 450 riders. The ride was led by Jesse James Dupree, the lead singer and guitarist of JACKYL, and local and regional radio personalities Johnny Dare and Moose from Kansas City radio station 98.9 The Rock. 

The 2nd Annual Parrot Head ride took place on Saturday July 7, 2012, with all proceeds benefitting the Burge Bird Rescue and Beaks N Wings Rescue. The Parrot Head Ride started and ended at One Eyed Jack’s Bar and Grill during a sultry 107 degree day in Kansas City, Missouri. Registration began at 10 a.m., and bikes pulled out around 11:30 a.m. As time arrived for kickstands up, the ride had grown to 18 bikes carrying 27 dedicated participants. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alter Ego Motorcycle Supply of Kansas City held their 20th Annual Father’s Day Free Ride-in Bike Show. This event is the creation of Buddha and Lou Ann who are the owner-operators of Alter Ego, and this is a long-time staple event in Kansas City’s motorcycle community.

On Sunday April 29, 2012, Freedom of Road Riders Local 29 hosted the 14th Annual Kearney Bike Show at the E. Howard Porter VFW Post 5717 in Kearney, Missouri. This bike show was dedicated to all of our lost brother and sisters, as well as the many other veterans who have served our county.

Per Rhonda Felts, President of Freedom of Road Riders Chapter 29, “Freedom of Road Riders (FORR) is the largest motorcycle rights organization in Missouri, with 2,454 members in 30 local across the state. FORR has been known as the group that wants to get rid of the helmet law in Missouri, but we’re so much more than that. We have dedicated members, like Katherine Fox, who watches what is going on at the Capital like a hawk looking for a meal. We look for legislation that could be detrimental to or target motorcyclists specifically. We have been able to get some good legislation passed over the years.