Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

20th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show - Kansas City, Missouri

June 30, 2011
The 20th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show was held on Sunday, June 5 at the Downtown Kansas City Airport, which is the perfect venue for one of the finest exhibits of vintage motorcycles you’ll ever see. Starting around 8 a.m. there was a continuous flow of motorcycles rolling into the Airline History Museum hanger. The Heart of American Motorcycle Enthusiasts (HoAME) crew did a great job directing everyone to their designated staging areas. There were vintage motorcycles of every size, shape and color; all vying for one of the 39 awards displayed on a large table representing the numerous classes. Most…

3rd Annual ABATE For Missouri KC Northland Chapter Bike Rally - Kearney, Missouri

June 30, 2011
Saturday June 4, 2011, the ABATE For Missouri KC Northland Chapter hosted its Third Annual Bike Rally at Stables Grill in Kearney, Missouri, which turned out to be an extremely fun way to spend the day. ABATE for Missouri is a state motorcyclist's rights organization (SMRO) composed of motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the state. Putting motorcycle legislation in its proper perspective is the main objective. This is accomplished through safety education programs, public awareness programs, and other proposals designed to prevent fatal or injury accidents. This day was hosted by the KC Northland Chapter. It started out at 11 a.m. with…

19th Annual Father’s Day Celebration at Alter Ego Motorcycle Supply

June 30, 2011
On Sunday June 19, 2011, Alter Ego Motorcycle Supply hosted the annual Father’s Day celebration at their North Brighton, Kansas City, Missouri location. The event included music by Blue 88; a Ride-In Bike Show judged by the Brother’s Word MC; a photo display by Jim Lightfoot, owner of Lightfoot Photography; raffle prizes; and free food and cold beverages for all. Alter Ego Motorcycle Supply is owned by Buddha and Lou Ann. They have two locations, the North store at 4131 N. Brighton Avenue in Kansas City, and their South location at 6211 Goddard in Shawnee Kansas. Buddha and Lou Ann…

Cover Bike & Cover Model Search at Russo's Pizza - Lee's Summit, Missouri

June 30, 2011
Russo’s Pizza in Lee’s Summit, Missouri was the location for our second cover bike & cover model search of the year, which took place on Sunday, June 12, 2011. Although it started sprinkling on the ride down to Russo’s, the rain held off and it turned out to be a beautiful day.Lonnie, Donna, Stripe, Danny, Wally and I arrived early to setup our booth in the parking lot, and before we could finish setting up, bikes started rolling in and were ready to sign up for our cover bike search. Kate (who, by the way, is mega-hot) set up her…

Cover Bike Search Winner Steve Courtwright & His 2001 Panzer Premier

June 30, 2011
Steve Courtwright’s 2001 Panzer Premier was selected as the winning bike at our cover bike search, which took place at Russo’s Pizza in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. This beautiful bike will be photographed for our August 2011 cover.Steve is from Independence, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather more information about him and his 2001 Panzer Premier for this month's issue. We also took a few photos of cover model search winner Ashley, on Steve's bike. CC: Steve, what is your occupation?Steve: I’m a driver for UPS.CC: Do you have hobbies other than motorcycling?Steve: Yes, I also enjoy spending time…

2001 Panzer Premier

June 30, 2011
Steve Courtwright’s 2001 Panzer Premier was selected as the winning bike at our cover bike search, which took place at Russo’s Pizza in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. This beautiful bike will be photographed for our August 2011 cover.Steve is from Independence, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather more information about himself and his 2001 Panzer Premier for this month's issue. We also took a few photos of cover model search winner Ashley, on Steve's bike. Owner: Steve Courtwright City: Independence, MissouriGeneral- Year: 2001- Manufacturer: Panzer - Model: Premier- Fabricated and assembled by: Panzer Motorcycle Works – Canon City, Colorado-…

Cover Model Search Winner Ashley

June 30, 2011
Ashley is from Warrensburg, Missouri, and was the winner of our Cover Model Search at Russo’s Pizza in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Ashley is a bartender, and when asked about her hobbies, she said “I love, love, love to cook. It’s relaxing to drink wine while I come up with my culinary masterpiece! Other hobbies include shooting guns and bow hunting. That's right…bow hunting. I got my first bow a year ago, so awesome!” Turn-ons include guys who are able to work on cars and bikes, tattoos (not done by a cell mate), and candlelight. Ashley also told us that guys…

Cover Bike Search Finalist Mike Payne & His 2005 Custom Hushboy Chopper

June 30, 2011
Mike Payne’s 2005 Custom Hushboy Chopper was selected as one of the finalists at our cover bike search, which was held on Sunday, June 12 at Russo’s Pizza in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.Mike is from Odessa, Missouri, and he provided us with additional information about himself and his 2005 Custom Hushboy Chopper for this month's issue. We also took a few photos of cover model search finalist Valerie, on Mike's bike. CC: Mike, what is your occupation?Mike: I’m a truck driver.CC: Do you have hobbies other than motorcycling?Mike: None. CC: Why do you ride?Mike: I love the feel.CC: How long have…

2005 Custom Hushboy Chopper

June 30, 2011
Mike Payne’s 2005 Custom Hushboy Chopper was selected as one of the finalists at our cover bike search, which was held on Sunday, June 12 at Russo’s Pizza in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.Mike is from Odessa, Missouri, and he provided us with additional information about himself and his Custom Hushboy Chopper for this month's issue. We also took a few photos of cover model search finalist Valerie, on Mike's bike. Owner: Mike PayneCity: Odessa, MissouriGeneral- Year: 2005- Manufacturer: Hushboy - Model: Chopper- Fabricated and assembled by: Previous OwnerEngine - Make/Size: Ultima 113ci.- Carburetor: S&S - Air Cleaner: S&S - Pipes: Vance…

Cover Model Search Finalist Valerie

June 30, 2011
Valerie, from Olathe, Kansas, was one of the finalists in our Cover Model Search at Russo’s Pizza in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Valerie is a surgical support tech, and plans to go to nursing school so she can make enough money to buy her own bike. Her hobbies include boxing, camping and fishing. Turn-ons include confident and motivated men, and on the flipside, cocky lazy guys turn her off. Valerie admits that she’s a sucker for a guy with nice arms. Valerie describes her personality as shy and sweet…yet self-willed, and she’s often told that her best attribute is her eyes.…

Cover Bike Search Finalist Roger Campbell & His 2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

June 30, 2011
Roger Campbell’s 2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide was selected as one of the finalists at our cover bike search, which was held on Sunday, June 12 at Russo’s Pizza in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.Roger is from Blue Springs, Missouri, and provided me with the following information about himself and his 2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide for this month's issue. We also took a few photos of cover model search finalist Christy, on Roger's bike. CC: Roger, what is your occupation?Roger: I’m the General Manager at Drive Now Credit Union.CC: Do you have hobbies other than motorcycling?Roger: I also enjoy shooting, and collecting hand…

2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

June 30, 2011
Roger Campbell’s 2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide was selected as one of the finalists at our cover bike search, which was held on Sunday, June 12 at Russo’s Pizza in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.Roger is from Blue Springs, Missouri, provided us with additional information about himself and his 2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide for this month's issue. We also took a few photos of cover model search finalist Christy, on Roger's bike. General- Year: 2009- Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson - Model: Street Glide- Fabricated by: Allen Vaughn- Assembled by Allen Vaughn and myself- Assembly time: 5 months- Chromed by: I prefer not to mention because…

Cover Model Search Finalist Christy

June 30, 2011
Christy, from Blue Springs, Missouri, was one of the finalists in our Cover Model Search at Russo’s Pizza in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Christy is a wife, stay-at-home mom (sort of), a carhop at Sonic, and an amateur photographer. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that her ambitions include being a good wife, mom, and an overall good person. Hobbies include photography, shopping, singing, acting, and dancing. When asked about turn-ons, Christy had only one word to say “My husband.” When asked what the smartest thing is she’s ever done, Christy said “Marrying my husband.” On the flipside, when asked…

Gretchen Wilson at Worth Harley-Davidson's Bike Night - Kansas City, Missouri

June 30, 2011
On Thursday, May 19, 2011, Worth Harley-Davidson hosted their first bike night concert of 2011 by welcoming Grammy-award winning country music artist Gretchen Wilson and her opening act, Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders. The free bike night and concert preparations started months before, but came to reality when on Wednesday, May 18, Gretchen Wilson’s entourage appeared with two tractor trailers full of concert gear. Personnel started building the stage she was to perform on directly behind Worth Harley-Davidson’s building. On Thursday, anticipation grew. Two of Gretchen’s tour buses appeared and parked parallel to the stage. Worth Harley-Davidson employees, Kansas…

2011 Birmingham HOG Picnic - Birmingham, Alabama

June 30, 2011
On Saturday, June 4, 2011, the Birmingham chapter of H.O.G. held their annual picnic. This was a really hot weekend, one of many that we have been experiencing here in Alabama, so there wasn’t quite the turnout that was expected, but that didn’t stop those who did brave the heat from having fun. The band, “Quadratic” came out to rock the house. These guys are good; they are also pretty funny at times. I’m not sure if they know quite how to take these daytime events though, as they tend to be a little more subdued than I’m sure that…

6th Annual Walk to Remember - Weston Missouri

June 30, 2011
EDITOR’S NOTE: This was an incredible event, and please make sure to check out our 6th Annual Walk to Remember video; provided by Randall “Sea Hawk” Hauk, who is a proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders. Emotions don’t get much rawer than when you are standing in the midst of mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, wives, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and friends of heroes. Heroes who signed a blank check for any amount including their life, so we may continue to be free. Behind every smile there is a tear, Behind every thought a memory. Behind their eyes is a…

22nd Annual Bikers with a Mission Ride - Kansas City, Missouri

May 31, 2011
Since 1924, City Union Mission has provided warm beds, nutritious food and a place of safety for thousands of poverty-stricken and homeless people in Kansas City. Every year, motorcyclists unite for a ride to raise money to help support the Mission. This year’s ride was held on Sunday, May 1. Participants registered at the Mission between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with the assistance of Kingdom Riders and City Union Mission staff. The ride covered a 100-mile route through Ridgely, Platte City, Plattsburg, Lathrop, Excelsior Springs, and Liberty with a checkpoint stop at Larry’s One Stop in Plattsburg and concluded…

9th Annual B.A.C.A. Bike Show - Kansas City, Missouri

May 31, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011 was a beautiful day for the 9th Annual Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) Ride-In Bike Show. Several bikes filled the parking lot at Harley’s & Horses Grill, Stage & Saloon as their owners registered for the show. The entire parking lot was alive with a flurry of activity as bands played, bikini bike was girls cleaned motorcycles; courtesy of Brooklyn’s Bombshells, and numerous vendors lined the outside edges of the property. All of our friends with the March of Dimes Bikers for Babies® were there with their giveaway Harley-Davidson. The B.A.C.A. trailer was a hub of…

Ride for NorthCare Hospice House - Kansas City, Missouri

May 31, 2011
On Saturday, May 21, the Ride for NorthCare Hospice House of North Kansas City, Missouri held their 2nd annual Dice Run. The ride was organized by Natasha Rake to benefit the cost of care, medical equipment, and all necessities not covered by Medicaid or private insurance. The Dice Run was a 78-mile trek through the beautiful countryside on an amazing sunny spring day and included approximately 100 registrants. The benefit began at Worth Harley-Davidson with kickstands up at 11 a.m. heading to the first stop at Motorcycle Parts R Us in Parkville to roll the dice. After a brief break,…

1st Annual Poker Run for Mitchell's Place - Birmingham, Alabama

May 31, 2011
Bikes gathered on May 14, 2011 on Overton Road in Birmingham, Alabama at Mitchell’s Place, a comprehensive treatment center for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder, for a benefit poker run to raise awareness and donations. It is the mission of Mitchell’s Place to “provide caring, supportive, family-oriented services that are comprehensive and tailored to meet the individual and unique needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). At Mitchell’s Place, we strive to optimize the social and academic potential of children with ASD, and their typical peers, through a collaborative approach that utilizes current and proven treatment…

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