ON THE COVER
On the Cover -- 2010 Moore Customs Indian Bobber and Cover Model Sherri
FROM THE EDITOR
Spring has finally sprung, and even with the occasional April shower, this year's riding season is really starting to bloom. We already have over 40 rides, rallies and events listed on our Local Rallies & Events page for the KC area, with more being added in all major cities every day! And for those of you who plan to hit some of the big rallies this year, such as Sturgis and Daytona, among others, make sure to check out our US Rally & Event Locator.
Along with lots of great charity rides, this year's bike night season is also getting fired up and ready to go. As you know, last year we tried something new by promoting a few cover bike & cover model search events at three different bike night locations in town. These events were such a huge success that we decided to do it again this year at KC's most popular bike night locations. Our first cover bike & cover model search of the year took place on Saturday April 3 at Fathead & Braindeads Saloon in Grandview, Missouri. This event was tied in with their grand opening, and was so popular that several hundred riders showed up. We had 15 beautiful women sign up for our cover model search and 23 awesome bikes were entered for a chance to be photographed for our May 2010 cover. Our next cover bike & cover model search will take place on Thursday, May 13 at FUEL American Made Bar & Grill in Overland Park, KS. Several other popular bike night locations have contacted me about putting on a cover bike & cover model search at their locations, so keep checking back for more information!
If you don't already have this on your calendar, make sure to draw a big star, happy face, or whatever symbol you prefer on the weekend of June 18-20, which is the date for the Midwest's newest and largest motorcycle rally. The 1st Annual Grand River Summer Rally in Urich, Missouri is going to be one hell of a party, which Todd Talley and his crew has been planning for well over a year now. This rally is going to feature some of the area's best biker tribute bands such as Silver Bullet (Bob Seger), Paradise City (Guns N' Roses), Poison Overdose (Poison), Eliminator (ZZ Top), and Big Gun (AC/DC). The MC for this year's event will be Slacker from 101.1 The Fox, and the Cycle Connections crew will be hosting the motorcycle field events, which will include a slow ride contest, weenie bike, water balloon toss, keg roll, and many other great biker games. We will also be putting on one of our popular cover bike & cover model searches at the rally. There will also be lots of great vendors, great food, body painting, and all kinds of craziness. This is going to be the largest biker event of the year, and it's located only 45 minutes south of KC!
Cycle Connections 2010 Poster Calendar
- You can now print your very own CYCLE CONNECTIONS 2010 POSTER CALENDAR featuring several of your favorite cover bikes & cover models!
Cycle Connections Cover Bike & Cover Model Search - MAY
- On Thursday, May 13, ride on down to FUEL American Made Bar & Grill for our next Cycle Connections Cover Bike & Cover Model Search!
Grand River Summer Rally - Gather all your riding buddies and head to Urich, Missouri June 18-20 for the Grand River Rally! We will be hosting the motorcycle field events and will also be putting on another cover bike & cover model search!
Cycle Connections now on Facebook - Make sure to visit our new Facebook page and sign up as a fan to see images of our previous cover pages and check out our Girls of Cycle Connections photo album!
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Local Rallies & Events - Kansas City - Check out all the rides, rallies & events in the Kansas City and surrounding area!
Local Rallies & Events - All - Take a look at the local rides, rallies & event in your area!
NEW ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE
| 2010 Moore Customs Indian Bobber and Cover Model Sherri
I had heard about Cycle Connections’ April cover bike long before I ever saw it. My friend Roger Attebury in Wichita, Kansas, had participated with Moore Customs in building a bobber with an Indian engine for Doug Jones and had been...
|2010 Moore Customs Indian Bobber
Owner: Doug Jones
City/State: Wichita, Kansas
| Interview with Larry Moore of Moore Customs - Wichita, Kansas
The Cycle Connections April cover bike, Rain Maker, is an example of the amazing talent of builder Larry Moore of Moore Customs. I had a chance to interview Larry at Kansas City’s All American Motorcycle Show...
|Doug Jones and His 2010 Moore Customs Indian
I met Doug Jones at Kansas City's All American Motorcycle Show at World of Wheels. Once I saw his spectacular Rain Maker bobber, I was eager to meet the owner and find out more about him and his ride…
|Behind the Scenes with Sherri
Sherri from Independence, Missouri is our April 2010 cover model. She is an office manager, and when asked about her ambitions, Sherri said 'I would really love to write and illustrate a children’s book one day...
By Mike Schweder
|2010 The Chill Motorcycle Show - Wichita, Kansas
Considering the frigid weather endured by residents of the Midwest this Winter, “The Chill” was an appropriate name for the big motorcycle show that took place on February 27 and 28 at the Kansas Coliseum pavilion buildings…
|Daytona Bike Week 2010 - Daytona Beach, Florida
Motel rooms up for grabs are not normally a common sight around Daytona Beach as the annual Bike Week rally engulfs this coastal Florida town. This year was not a normal year. As cold weather and blizzards hammered …
By Ken Bingenheimer
|Nuclear Cowboyz Descend on Birmingham, Alabama
The Nuclear Cowboyz landed in Birmingham on March 5, 2010, for a Friday and Saturday night show at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center. We’ve seen a few of the little shows they have at some of the rallies …
By Lynn Reynolds
|Tierra del Fuego - Santiago, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina Part 1
Buzzzzzz!! There goes the alarm. It’s 3 a.m., and a year and a half of anticipation and planning are beginning. It’s now 5:30 a.m. the next day and our plane is just touching down in Santiago, Chile. This trip began…
By Jeff Hower
Are you a biker chick? If so, how many bikinis do you own? Ever sit backwards on your bike in one with your spiked heel shoes up in the air? Me neither. Despite the proliferation of women in “the lifestyle...
By Louise Reeves
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