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"The Unlikely 1"- By: Gary “Finn” Ilminen- Book Review

February 28, 2019

  One of our favorite things to do is people watch, my husbands would be riding his bike, so it was a perfectly natural fit when we joined up with Cycle Connections as contributing photojournalist, giving us the chance to share with others, our biking adventures, and to have the opportunity to meet new people. 

4th Annual ChillBilly Ride-2019, Moody, Alabama

January 31, 2019

  One of the joys of living in the south is that you get to ride pretty much year round! So that means in January when a lot of folks have their bikes "winterized" we have ours “winter-rides’d"

Another Service Member Honored... Written By: J. S. Anderson- San Diego Region

January 31, 2019

The sound of bikes fills the San Diego morning air, with riders beginning to gather, as they often do multiple times per week, at the designated staging area. Harleys, Hondas, Indians, Spyders, and the occasional BMW, and other makes and models: an eclectic group of motorcycles for sure. The bikers are coming together at the request of a family, and volunteering their time in a time of grief, to honor the deceased. A solemn and important undertaking, appropriately titled “missions” that these Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) perform selflessly for members of the military who die on active duty and veterans who have drawn their last breaths.

One Eighty Church Ride- Springville, Alabama… Written by: “Fuzzy"

February 1, 2019

Well it’s been 8 years since I've been on a bike. Way to long. But Dec 29, finally, I was able to get another bike and get back to riding once again.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON ELECTRIFIES THE FUTURE OF TWO-WHEELS WITH DEBUT OF NEW CONCEPTS AND LIVEWIRE MOTORCYCLE AVAILABLE FOR US DEALER PRE-ORDER Electric LiveWire Motorcycle and Two Groundbreaking Lightweight Electric Concepts Shine in Vegas

January 31, 2019

LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2019) – Harley-Davidson, the company that has defined the motorcycle industry for the past 116 years, today revealed two new concept electric two-wheelers and announced pricing and pre-order availability for LiveWire™, its first electric production motorcycle, at the biggest show in consumer electronics in Las Vegas. The 2020 LiveWire™ motorcycle is now available for US dealer pre-order at h-d.com/LiveWire with deliveries expected this fall and select global markets announced at a later date.

Wreaths Across America

January 1, 2019

  On Saturday, December the 15th, 2018, Wreaths Across America set out to lay Christmas Wreaths on the graves of our fallen hero's, all across the country, all at the same time and on the same day.

Breakfast With Santa and the Zoo Run for Children's "Stars" at Chic-Fil-A in Leeds, Alabama

January 1, 2019

  On Saturday December the 8th, 2018, Cycle Connections teamed up with Chic-Fil-A in Leeds Alabama to bring breakfast with Santa to the "Stars" of the Zoo Run Safari for Children's event from September.

2018-Eldridge Toy Run

December 31, 2018

Way back in 1897, Eldridge Baptist Academy was born, by 1948 it became the Eldridge Children's Home in order to provide refuge to children in need of a safe, secure, loving place to live.

  In 2003, Johnny Northington had a vision and with the leadership of Phil Frye, they began an annual benefit for the home that would include motorcycle and antique car enthusiasts who also were interested in supporting this ministry in the form of a "Toy Run" that would take place on the first Saturday of December.

Zoo Run Safari for Children's Bike Show/Raffle/Auction

December 1, 2018

On Saturday, November the 3rd, 2018, the American Legion Post # 107 in Leeds Alabama, along with Cycle Connections, hosted the inaugural "Zoo Run for Children's" Bike Show/ Raffle/ Auction, benefiting Children's of Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer & Blood Disorders.

Review: Scorpion’s Shape-Shifting Covert 3-in-1 Helmet By: Gary Ilminen

December 1, 2018

There are a lot more helmets out there for nearly every riding style, preference and weather condition than there is cash in most people’s pockets to acquire them. The answer is to get a helmet that can offer options to suit a variety of riding conditions, tastes in style and rider preferences.

Zoo Run Safari For Children's of Alabama

November 1, 2018

  Over 10 years ago, we became involved with a multi-state motorcycle fundraiser event that included a half dozen or so, kids with brain tumors, this quickly became our most treasured event to do each year as we got close to these families, watching these kids grow. When we got in touch with the organizers this year to get information on the 2018 event, I was told that they had decided to pull the Alabama event to combine it with the Georgia event. 

14th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, Presented by Triumph

November 1, 2018

  Thousands of fans came rolling into Alabama from all over the country for the 14th Annual Vintage Festival at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, October the 5th-7th, 2018.

The Strange Case of the Yamaha Seca Corn Popper By: Gary Ilminen Courtesy of: www.ultimatemotorcycling.com

November 1, 2018

Motorcycle Tales

When you think of one of those hot air corn poppers, one with a four-cylinder double overhead cam mill attached probably doesn’t come to mind.

A Ride For Hope-"Angel's Hope"

September 30, 2018

    On Saturday, September the 15th, 2018, bikes rolled in to Rider's Harley-Davidson in Trussville, Alabama where they were playing host to a ride that was to celebrate the life of a bright, caring young lady, Ms Angel Eaton, whose life was cut short due to cancer. Larry Hardeman organized this ride as he has gotten close to not only this family but also many like them who have been touched in some way by Childhood Cancer, and was co-hosted by Ridez For a Reason. The ride stopped by Bates H.D sales in Oneonta, and was greeted with a “Cruise In" and music by: 7 Stone Riot when they returned.

American Legion Riders Host 911 Ride

September 30, 2018

  On Sunday, September the 9th, 2018, the Legion Riders joined forces for a ride in remembrance of the 911 tragedy and all of the lives lost that day.

Benefit for Joey Garner Family at Gintown Lowlife Society- Alabama

September 1, 2018

  On July 28th, 2018, The Gintown Lowlife Society hosted a fundraiser event for the family of Joey Garner.

TRAVIS PASTRANA RECREATES 3 OF EVEL KNIEVEL’S FAMOUS JUMPS By Eric Miller

August 3, 2018

Daredevil Extraordinaire Travis Pastrana recreated 3 of Evel Knievel’s most memorable jumps.

The jumps recreated were:

  • Evel jumped 50 smashed cars-Travis attempts to jump 52 smashed cars.
  • Evel jumped 15 Greyhound buses-Travis attempts to jump 16 Greyhound buses.
  • Evel jumped the Fountains at Caesar’s Palace- Travis attempts to jump the Fountains with 200 feet less take and landing room.
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