ON THE COVER
On the Cover -- 2011 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide & Cover Model Natalie
FROM THE EDITOR
Our April 2012 issue contains several great articles and photos from our talented team of photojournalists, so make sure to logon now to check it out!
This month's cover bike is owned by Dave "Stripe" Baxter from Lee's Summit, Missouri, and this month's cover model is Natalie, from Kansas City, Missouri. She is very active in the motorcycle community and helped us at several Cycle Connections promotional events..
We've already received several charity ride event submissions for the Kansas City and surrounding area, so make sure to check out our Local Rallies & Events page so you don't miss out on all the fun!
Take care, ride safe, and I hope everyone is enjoying this unseasonably warm riding weather!
Biker Optix - We're proud to welcome our newest advertising partner Biker Opitx to the Cycle Connections family. Biker Optix specializes in prescription eyewear for bikers. Make sure to check them out!
2nd Annual Spring Kick-Off Ride for Cancer (4/21/12) - Ride begins at The Jobsite Bar & Grill in Olathe and ends at Big Twin Cycles in Edwardsville.
Tougher Than Hell Poker Run (4/28/12) - Come join us for a 125-mile ride to raise funds for The Women's Refuge.
Ride for Northcare Hospice (5/5/12) - The Ride for NorthCare Hospice Dice Run raises money for NorthCare Hospice and NorthCare Hospice House. NorthCare Hospice provides compassionate, state-of-the-art hospice care for people facing a wide range of end-stage illnesses.
Walk to Remember (5/5/12) - Walk registration 8-10 a.m. at Weston City Hall. Your $30 donation will be used to purchase battlefield cross memorials for Missouri and Kansas fallen soldiers.
23rd Annual Bikers with a Mission Ride (5/6/12) - This is an annual ride to benefit City Union Mission.
The Ride to Rebuild (5/19/12) - A ride adventure for sure, starts at Gail's Harley-Davidson, then off to 3 stops along the I-435 Loop, and finishing back at Gail's.
2012 Celtic Thunder Ride for the Warriors (5/27/12) - A MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TRADITION! Registration from 8:00-9:15 a.m. at the WWI Liberty Memorial, with complimentary donuts, coffee, water and soda.
9th Annual Guns N Hoses Benefit Ride (6/2/12) - Join Kansas City metro firefighters and police officers on this completely police escorted benefit ride.
3rd Annual Ride to Honor (6/23/12) - The 3rd Annual Ride to Honor directly benefits veterans throughout Kansas & Missouri through the Honor Flight Network of Kansas City.
2nd Annual Parrothead Ride (07/07/12) - Proceeds will benefit Burge Bird Rescue and Beak n Wings, Inc., both non-profit parrot rescues.
9th Annual Kansas City Ride for Kids (7/29/12) - When you join hundreds of other motorcyclists for this scenic ride through the Kansas countryside, you'll have a great time while raising funds for the PBTF's medical research and family support programs.
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!
Local Rallies & Events - Take a look at the local rides, rallies & event in your area!
NEW ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE
| 2011 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide & Cover Model Natalie
Our April 2012 cover bike is owned by my good friend and fellow Cycle Connections Photojournalist Dave Baxter, also known as “Stripe.” This month’s cover model is Natalie from Kansas City....
By Mike Schweder
| Stripe & His 2011 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide
Our April 2012 cover bike is owned by my good friend Dave Baxter, also known as “Stripe.” He is a long time motorcyclist, and has been a photojournalist for Cycle Connections since 2004...
By Mike Schweder
| Behind the Scenes with Natalie
Our April 2012 cover model is Natalie from Kansas City, Missouri. She is very active in the motorcycle community and helped us at several Cycle Connections promotional events...
By Mike Schweder
| Dixie Bike Fest - Elko, Georgia
Dixie Bike Fest is a small rally that takes place in Elko, Georgia at the Elko Mud Boggin off of Highway 26 which leads to Hawkinsville, Georgia. When I arrived at the gate, I found many of the familiar faces...
By Tommy Pittard
| Motorcycle Accident Prevention
Summertime is quickly approaching, which means bikers are already taking to the road to kick off the 2012 riding season. Since May is
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month...
By Edgar Snyder, Esq
Has anyone seen any significant snow this year? Here in the Northeast, our biggest snowstorm occurred in October. While it
wasn’t the warmest winter on record, it came close in several areas...
By Louise Reeves
| Jump-Starting Your Bike - Is It Safe?
The answer to this question is YES. I have found that all riders share a common denominator—we all have, at one time or another, had a DEAD BATTERY...
By Dave M.
| Trike on Ice
It’s winter in the Midwest. You’re sitting and looking over a large expanse of gleaming ice. Suddenly you hear the roar of a v-twin
engine, and there is a three-wheeler on the ice...
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