Yes, I know I'm a bit late getting this month's newsletter out; however, I'm still trying to recover from another great road trip to Sturgis. The weather this year was great, the crowds seemed smaller, and the scenic rides through the Black Hills of South Dakota were beautiful as always.
Our Sturgis articles and photos will be published in our September 2007 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.
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Upcoming Featured Events
8/31/2007 - 9/3/2007 – ABATE of Kansas 32nd Annual National Labor Day Rally - Perry, Kansas.
9/08/2007 – 3rd Annual Cycle Connections People's Choice Ride-In Bike Show, in conjunction with the Blue Springs BBQ Blaze Off - State Championship Barbeque Contest – Blue Springs, Missouri.
9/16/2007 - 13th Annual March of Dimes Kansas City Bikers for Babies® Ride - Kansas City, Kansas.
9/22/2007 - Garzee Boulevard Skull Run - Grandview, Missouri.
9/27/2007 - 9/30/2007 - Columbia Roctoberfest - Columbia, Missouri.
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Also make sure to check out our Bike Night Locator page, Local Rallies & Events calendar and US Rallies & Events page to stay on top of all the great rides, rallies, and events in your area.
As you know, we rely on you to let us know about all the events going on in your area, so please Submit a Rally or Event so we can share it with your fellow riders, and if you're aware of any bike night locations we don't yet have listed, please use our Submit a Bike Night link to let us know.
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On the Cover
Cover Page -- Ron Mansaw's 2005 Suzuki Pro Mod Drag Bike & Cover Model Jenny.
A Helping Hand - In Kansas City, Missouri, Stripe covered the 1st Annual RUFF RIDE; while Gene rode along on the 2nd Annual Adrenaline Extreme Combat Fight for Kids Ride. In Springfield, Missouri, Jim Austin reported on the 2nd Annual Larry Eft Memorial Run; and down in Alabama, Lynn and Leigh participated in the Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranch Ride 2007 and the Carl Brackett Shrimp & Crawfish Boil Benefit.
Band Reviews - Check out some of our best local biker bands.
Bike Club Reviews - Find out more about your local and national bike clubs and organizations.
Bike Night Reviews - Bike nights are back, so gather up your riding buddies and head out to your favorite watering hole!
Bike Reviews - Jim Austin road tested a 2007 Buell XB12SCG Lightning; courtesy of Cycle Connection Harley-Davidson/Buell in Joplin, Missouri.
Business Reviews - Take a behind the scenes look at some of the best biker-friendly businesses around!
Product Reviews - Find out everything you ever wanted to know about detailing your bike by taking our Pig-Glow Products Detailing Tutorial.
Rides, Rallies & Events Recap - Stripe made his annual pilgrimage to the 23rd Annual A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa Freedom Rally in Algona, Iowa and also hit the road to Bike Week Oklahoma at Sparks America. Dave Miller covered the 5th Annual Soul Brothers Drag Race & Bike Show in Kansas City, Missouri; while Jim Austin covered the 8th Annual Sizzler Rally in Warsaw, Missouri.
Readers & Their Rides - In this month's issue, we feature Brad Bryant and His ‘88 Harley-Davidson Softail Trike.
Scenic Rides & Destinations Reviews - In preparation for this year's Sturgis rally, Manfive Irish tells us about a Hot Time in Hulett, Wyoming, and Tom Berry takes us on a scenic journey on the Road to the Sun in Glacier National Park.
Writer's Block - Stripe goes Dirt Tracking with Jammin' Jared Mees, and Bill Barham takes you along for a ride in his article entitled From My Perspective.
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.
Biker Humor - Our weekly publication of jokes and cartoons are sure to bring a smile to your face and tear to your eye. 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 membership 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 our fallen brothers and sisters.
Safe Riding - Check out all the great safe riding tips!
Spoke to Spoke - Goldie takes a road trip to the 1st Annual Biker Ally Rally in Galena, Illinois.
Tech Tips - In this month’s issue, Dave discusses a controversial subject on the proper procedure for breaking in your new piston rings.
Veteran Riders - Doze joins the Defenders Motorcycle Club on a ride to the Florida National Cemetery for a Memorial Day observance.
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