Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

AMA Superbikes Racing Returns to Barber Motorsports Park - Birmingham, Alabama

July 31, 2016
The weekend of June 11-12, 2016 saw the return of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, Round 6 of the Honda Superbike Showdown to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.

Blessing of the Bikes - Birmingham, Alabama

July 31, 2016
On Saturday, April 23, 2016, the Veterans Brotherhood and chapter “Prez” Charlie, in Birmingham, Alabama played host to the Blessing of the Bikes performed by and benefiting the “Bond Slaves.”

22nd Annual Vietnam Veterans/Legacy Vets Flags Over the Dam Run – Las Vegas, Nevada

July 31, 2016
Bikes, Bikes, Bikes! Patriots, Patriots, Patriots! The 22nd Annual Flags Over the Dam Run was held at Hoover Dam on May 29, 20106, and was organized by the Vietnam Veterans/Legacy Vets MC.

Bike Week Oklahoma 2016 Awards Photos-Sparks, Oklahoma

July 30, 2016
Plenty of awards are handed out every year at Bike Week Oklahoma.  The lovely awards presenter was the reigning Miss Sparks America, "Breezy" Morrison.  Our apologies to any we missed with so much activity going on.  Here is a list of the bike show awards for the second weekend.

Bike Week Oklahoma 2016 at Sparks America Campground - Sparks, Oklahoma

July 28, 2016
Each summer bikers from all over convene at Sparks America Campground near the small town of Sparks for Oklahoma Bike Week. The dates for this year’s event were June 16 through 26. Bike Week always features live music on stage every night, bike shows and Woody’s auction of chainsaw artworks and furniture on both Saturdays, and plenty of bike games and people games. Various nights during the week have themes such as Gangster Night, Redneck/White Trash Party, Sports Night, Cartoon Character Night, Roaring 20’s, Movie Star Night, Naughty School Girls, and Freakers’ Ball.

14th Annual Ride for Ryan - St. Joseph, Missouri

July 17, 2016
Following the 2016 event, the Consolver family posted the following notification that there will be one more official Ride for Ryan in 2017. “A Final Farewell: It’s been a great 14 years. A tragedy turned into a celebration, community event, and fundraiser to help so many. For those who do not know, Ryan Consolver was 24 years old when he had a tragic motorcycle accident in K.C. The dreaded knock on the door came as his family was getting ready for Church. Plans were to later that day have their annual family reunion. Plans changed. God had something different in…

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.

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.

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!

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.).

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!

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.

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,…

3rd Annual Radar's Run for Fallen Friends - Lee's Summit, Missouri

May 29, 2016
The 3rd Annual Radar's Run for Fallen Friends took place on Sunday May 1, 2016. This memorial ride and poker run is a celebration of life in memory of our friend Carl Brent "Radar" Estep who left us too soon at the age of 45, as well as many other friends who have passed on, with all proceeds donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Greater Kansas City H.O.G. Assists Special Olympics - Lee's Summit, Missouri

May 29, 2016
For many years, the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Harley Owners Group has provided volunteers to assist with the Special Olympics Spring track and field event. The 44th Annual Kansas City Metro Spring Games were held on Saturday, April 30. Rain fell during the early morning hours, and only three H.O.G. members were present at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson for the short 13-mile ride to the event at Lee’s Summit North High School. The rain had subsided, and only a few sprinkles were falling as Road Captain Tom Countryman led the way. Another bike joined the group at the school parking…

Kelly's Krash Krew Ride - The Bar-Lee's Summit, Missouri

April 27, 2016
On March 6th 2016, Kelly Springer and I were enjoying a warm yet windy spring day on our bikes.  Along Kurzweil Road in Raymore, a combination of strong, gusty wind and a washboard section of the road resulted in Kelly "high siding" her bike and her body falling to the pavement in front of me.  In an effort to prevent running over my close friend, I laid my bike down as well.  Kelly's bike came to rest on the roadway while mine ended up submerged in a creek.  In an ironic twist, my bike sustained damage which totaled the bike…

Biker Sunday at Heart of God Fellowship - Buckner, Missouri

April 25, 2016
Each spring since 1999 the congregation at Heart of God Fellowship in Buckner, Missouri, has hosted a special service welcoming members of the motorcycle community. The 2016 Biker Sunday was held on April 17. There was plenty of room for hundreds of motorcycles in the church parking lot and lots of room for the riders in the huge tent where the service took place. The weather was great for riding, and the sides were removed from the tent just prior to the service providing good air circulation for everyone’s comfort. To get things rolling, Knucklehead Mike rode the church’s 1942…

56th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels-Kansas City, Missouri

March 13, 2016
During the weekend of February 12 through 14, Bartle Hall in Kansas City was the venue for the 56th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels presented by Weld Engineering Performance. The show is part of the Championship Auto Shows series held in various U.S. cities and Canada. As always, World of Wheels fills Bartle Hall with sports cars, classic cars, street rods, race cars, rat rods, motorcycles, and vendor booths. Ticket prices for the show were $18 for adults and $6 for children aged 6 to 12. Discount tickets were available at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.

7th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet - Lawrence, Kansas

February 25, 2016
Motorcycles are a source of great fun. However, through the years we have found many ways of putting our rides to work. Recognizing this, the Santa Fe Trail Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America selected “Bikes of Service” as the theme for the 7th Annual Mid-Winter Vintage Motorcycle Show held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence, Kansas, on Super Bowl Sunday,

12th Annual Christian Biker Workshop - Kansas City, Missouri

January 24, 2016
  On Saturday, January 2, bikers gathered in the Langmade Room at Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary for the 12th Annual Christian Biker Workshop sponsored by Cycle Disciples M/C. Coffee and donuts were provided by the host club. There were 43 in attendance including members of several Christian groups such as Christian Motorcyclists Association, Bikers for Christ, and Heart of God Fellowship.