Wow…another great trip to Sturigs! Between the 104-degree heat on the ride up, an emotional stop at Boot Hill, a great time in Sturgis and a ride home in the pouring rain and lightning, I’m still trying to recover from this year’s trip.
Our Sturgis articles and photos will be published in our September 2006 issue; however, we wanted to give you a sneak peak at some of the babes, bikers and bikes we encountered on this year’s trip. Also make sure to check out Johnny Dare’s annual live remote and interview with Stormy Daniels at the Full Throttle Saloon.
Reader’s Photo Contest - If you made the pilgrimage to South Dakota for this year's Sturgis Rally we invite you to submit your favorite rally photos between NOW and Midnight on Sunday, September 24, 2006, for a chance to win one of three Cycle Connections prize packages containing some great Cycle Connections swag!
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Kansas City, KS/MO Area:
9/1/2006 - 9/4/2006 - Dogstock 2006 Music Festival featuring three days of outstanding musical acts with all benefits going to the Akita Adoption and Rescue foundation.
9/9/2006 – Do you love bikes, blues & barbeque? If so, mark your calendars now for the Cycle Connections People's Choice Ride-In Bike Show, in conjunction with this year’s Blue Springs BBQ Blaze Off - State Championship Barbeque Contest.
9/9/2006 – 12th Annual Mule Run featuring food, drink, great music by Blue 88 and FireBox and the huge annual bonfire!
9/10/2006 - Join us on Sunday, September 10, 2006, at Kansas Speedway for the 12th Annual March of Dimes Bikers for Babies® Ride.
9/30/2006 - Join us on Saturday, September 30, 2006, for the 1st Annual Kruisin for Kids Poker Run to benefit TLC for Children and Families.
Birmingham, AL Area:
9/10/06 - Show your support for the American Cancer Society by participating in the 1st Annual Riding for a Reason. Rides will leave from all four corners of the state and end at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Also make sure to check out our Local Rallies & Events page so you don't miss out on all the other great rides, rallies and events we have listed!
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 Dyno Mike Wilson's '05 Harley-Davidson Dynamic Chassis FXR & Cover Model, Missy.
A Helping Hand - Toto reports on the 2nd Annual Kansas City Poker Run, while Phil leads this year’s 2nd Annual EFECT Ride. Chuck participates in the 3rd Annual Ride for Kids in Overland Park, Kansas and Nic has a busy day covering the 7th Annual Ride for Special Children & KC Creations Birthday Party. Loney and Stephanie lead a poker run to the Adrenaline Extreme Combat Fight for the Kids Ride and Dave heads west for the MDA Ride at Topeka Harley-Davidson. Doze participates in the 4th Annual Bud Run in Tampa, Florida, while Lynn and Leigh cover the Camp Wheeze Away Bike Show, and Poker Run in Trussville, Alabama. Lynn and Leigh also find time to help with Operation “Mad Dog” and participate in the Sheriff’s Boys’ Ranch – Ride for the Ranch.
Bike Club Reviews - Gene meets with members of the Kansas Bikers Emergency Fund and participates in their 2nd Annual Syd’s Run.
Rides, Rallies & Events Recap - During the month of June, Stripe headed south to Sparks, Oklahoma for Bike Week Oklahoma 2006 before heading north to Algona, Iowa for the 22nd Annual A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa Freedom Rally. He also found time to ride out to the Motorcycle Road Racing at Heartland Park Topeka. James Talley, our newest photojournalist, makes his way out to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs Kansas to report on 99.7 KY’s 32nd Birthday Bash.
Scenic Rides & Destinations - Ride along with Mike Lousha as he takes a leisurely 2771-mile ride from Bridgeport, Texas to Corunna, Indiana and Coshocton, Ohio before making his way back home.
Writer's Block - Loney & Stephanie Wilcoxson interview master bike builders Paul Yaffe & Kendall Johnson at this year’s Easyriders V-Twin Bike Show in Kansas City, Missouri.
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 provides some great information on the hazards of drinking and riding in his article entitled, Live to Ride, Ride to Live...Tomorrow.
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 to fellow riding buddy, John “Butch” McQuillen.
Safe Riding - Stripe interviews Mr. Wayne Wierson, the Share the Road coordinator for A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa.
Spoke to Spoke - Goldie gives us some great tips on parking our bikes.
Tech Tips - Dave meets with Dyno Mike Wilson of Dyno Mike’s Dynamic Chassis to gather some great tips on cooling down your hot exhaust pipes.
Veteran Riders - Check out the new line of 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycles in honor of our military service.
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