Wednesday, June 21 marked the first official day of summer and things are already heating up! Between all the bike nights, charity rides, rallies and events, there are plenty of things going on to keep you busy all summer long!
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We're still getting flooded with lots of ride, rally and event submissions, so keep 'em coming and we'll keep adding 'em as quickly as possible!
Ride safe and have a great summer!
Oklahoma Bike Week 2006 – Ride on down to Sparks, Oklahoma on June 16-25 and party at Sparks America! Bring a tent and stay awhile and enjoy 10 days of motorcycles, music and fun. They have bike and people games during the day, bands every evening and much more! There are vendors selling food, T-shirts, novelties, etc., and don't forget…they have plenty of ice-cold $1 Budweisers!
1st Annual Loud and Plowed Motorcycle Rally – Head to East Lynn, Missouri on June 23-25 for live bands, a beer garden, vendors, games, camping, BBQ, burgers & Fuglys Assembly of the Drunken Brethren Church Bar & Grill - and so much more!
Adrenaline Extreme Combat's - Fight for Kids – On Saturday, June 24, 2006, bikers will take over Westport for an all-day event featuring a ride for B.A.C.A. in the morning, a ride-in bike show in the afternoon & cage fights that night!
Soul Brothers 4th Annual Drag Race/Car & Bike Show – Awesome car & bike drag races on June 24-25 at KCIR presented by the Soul Brothers Racing Team. On Sunday there will be a car show along with a ride-in bike show sponsored by Cycle Connections Online Motorcycle Magazine.
Cycle Connections Ride-In Bike Show - Come join us on Sunday, June 25 at KCIR for the People's Choice Ride-In Bike Show sponsored by Cycle Connections Online Motorcycle Magazine in conjunction with the Soul Brothers 4th Annual Drag Race. Trophies will be presented to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in all five classes, along with a trophy for Best in Show!
There are way too many great rides, rallies and events to list them all here, so check out our Local Rallies & Events page so you don't miss out!
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As you know, we rely on you to let us know what rides, rallies and events are going on in your area, so please make sure to Submit a Rally or Event so we can share this information with your fellow bikers.
On the Cover
Cover Page - On this month's cover we feature Chad Osborne's AEC Glow Chopper & Cover Model Darcy.
A Helping Hand - Loney and Stephanie cover the 17th Annual Ride for the Homeless and Gene Wineland makes his Cycle Connections debut by reporting on Spike’s 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Run.
Band Reviews - In this month's issue, Nic introduces us to Crisis, the three-piece power trio from Olathe, Kansas.
Bike Club Reviews - Phil interviews Bob Jeffress of the Star Riders Group Chapter 227.
Bike Night Review - Lynn & Leigh tell us all about the fun things going on at Lightning Strikes - Trussville Family Fun Center in Trussville, Alabama.
Bike Reviews - Dave Miller test rides Letko Competition Cycles’ new 2006 Ducati S2R 1000 Monster. What a bike!
Rides, Rallies & Events Recap - Toto covers the 6th Annual Branson Motorcycle Rally while Lynn & Leigh hang out at the AMA Superbike Racing at Barber Motorsports in Birmingham, Alabama. Stripe rides out to Sedalia, Missouri for Yeager's Cycle Sales’ Annual Bike Show & Flat Track Races at LA Raceway. Loney & Stephanie cover this year's Easyriders V-Twin Bike Show in Kansas City and had a chance to rub elbows with the master bike builders prior the show at Kim & Cheryl Suter’s Thank You Party. Also, make sure to check out all the crazy happenings at the Spring Thunder Beach Rally 2006 in Panama City, Florida.
Readers & Their Rides - Meet Paul Versaw and his 1973 Honda CB500 & Vicky Jones and her ‘01 Big Dog Mastiff.
Scenic Rides & Destinations - Nic visits with Douglas Robertson and Kevin Williams as they prepare for Project-Vostok – a five-week motorcycle trek across Russia.
Writer's Block - Loney & Stephanie Wilcoxson interview master bike builders Jaxon Fyffe and Ron Finch at this year’s Easyriders V-TwinBike Show in Kansas City, Missouri while Michael Lousha has a bar-side chat with Sharon “Mom” Fairless at the Ice House at Rick Fairless’ Strokers Dallas.
Ask the Jackass - No such thing as a stupid question? Wrong! If there's something on your pea-sized brain and you don't know whom to turn to for advice, just ask the Jackass.
Behind Bars - Loney receives feedback on last month’s article from Stephanie Hembach whose father was killed during this year’s Daytona Bike Week. Find out how she is turning this personal tragedy into something good by becoming an activist for bikers’ rights.
Biker Humor - Our weekly publication of jokes and cartoons are sure to bring a smile to your face. We encourage you to submit jokes and cartoons, and each month, we'll draw a name out of the helmet for a free Cycle Connections cozie!
Cool Bikes & Hot Babes - Check out our photo collection of cool bikes & hot babes! New photos are added each day. This is a members only page, so sign up now for your FREE online subscription and check them out today!
E-mail to the Editor - We've received lots of great feedback and information from our readers that we want to share. Drop us a line and let us know what's on your mind.
In Memory Of - Please stop by and pay tribute Mike Cook, a Plano firefighter who squeezed every ounce out of life.
Spoke to Spoke - Goldie takes us rocking & rolling into summer!
Tech Tips - Dave tells us the proper method for cleaning and re-gapping spark plugs.
Veteran Riders - Find out first hand from veteran Patrick Stapleton what Memorial Day means to him as he pays tribute to SFC Clint Wisdom and SGT Don Clary who were killed in Baghdad, Iraq.
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