Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Shawnee Cycle Plaza Open House - Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Written by  April 1, 2013

Shawnee Cycle Plaza’s Open House was held on March 16, the day before Saint Patrick’s Day, and the slogan was, “Wear GREEN, Save GREEN!” Special values during the event included 10% off on parts and accessories (excluding sale items), 10% off service scheduled that day, and 50% off labor for oil changes on that day. Anyone buying a bike at the regular price during the open house event received a guitar or bass package. Hourly drawings were held for door prizes.



As customers arrived, they were cheerfully greeted by members of the Eastern Kansas Tour Riders Chapter B of the Gold Wing Touring Association. Membership information and applications were available as were flyers promoting the chapter’s May 4 poker run supporting the Ride for Kids fundraiser for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. I had the pleasure of interviewing chapter president John Wehr for a Cycle Connections bike club review. The chapter served lunch including hot dogs, chips, cookies, and soft drinks. There was no charge for the food. Instead, donations to Ride for Kids were accepted.



Shawnee Cycle Plaza is located at 13020 W 63rd St in Shawnee Mission, Kansas (phone 913-631-1111). It’s a great place to shop for ATVs, cruiser motorcycles, dirt bikes, and scooters from Honda, Kawasaki, Victory, and Yamaha. Apparel, parts, and service are also available.

Stripe

Photojournalist/Account Representative - Kansas City, MO

Dave Baxter, a.k.a. Stripe joined our staff in December, 2003, as a photojournalist. If that road name sounds familiar, you may have seen his photos on the pages of such publications as American Iron, V Twin, VQ, In the Wind, and Easyriders. Stripe attends as many rallies, bike shows, and charity runs as he can and is a major contributor of photos and articles to our magazine. His first assignment was our January, 2004, cover photo, where he snapped the awesome photo of a 1958 Harley-Davidson Duo Glide. A rider since the age of 14, he loves to help and encourage new riders. Stripe enjoys meeting new people and looks forward to catching many of our readers in the viewfinder of his digital camera. Contact Stripe at stripe@cycleconnections.com