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4th Annual Outlaws for Paws Benefit Event - Kansas City, Missouri

Written by  October 1, 2013

Saturday, August 17 was a beautiful day to ride down to Knucklehead’s Saloon and help raise money for the 4rd Annual Outlaws for Paws Benefit Event that’s put together by Brooke Turner and her non-profit organization The Bombshells.

Brooke is a good friend and one of our cover models. Brooke and her Bombshells have worked very hard over the past several years helping numerous charitable organizations in and around the Kansas City area. Every time you turn around, you can find Brooke and The Bombshells helping out. Therefore, when Brooke contacted me about helping promote her event again this year and asked if we could do a few bike games again, me and the Cycle Connections crew jumped at the chance to help out.

Frank, the owner of Knuckleheads Saloon is an old friend of ours, and went out of his way once again to help the cause by blocking off the street in front of the bar and agreeing to host the event. Along with the bike games we put on, there were numerous other activities going on all day, such as a dunk tank with The Twisted Roses, a mechanical bull sponsored by Route-66 Beer, a bikini bike wash by the Sirens, a kissing booth, and a photo booth where you could have a photo taken of you and your bike with your favorite Bombshell, as well as the Big Twin Cycles model contest.

Across the street from our booth a framework was setup where the where several very talented aerial silk performers with Voler: Thieves of Flight put on a very impressive display of aerial dance and acrobatics, while suspended from strands of aerial fabric.

There was great food and drink on hand, along with several vendors lining both sides of the street, including Star Motorcycles, Pure Romance, Scum Bag Apparel, Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.), and more!

DJ Scott cranked out some great blues, rock, old country and rockabilly all day, and was kind enough to let me use his PA system once again to MC the bike games.

And speaking of bike games, we had a blast putting them on once again, and as you can tell from the photos below, the crowd enjoyed watching the participants try their hand at our Weenie Bite, Water Balloon Toss, Blind Ride, and Slow Ride Obstacle Course. Several Bombshells were on hand for anyone who a passenger, which made for a lot of fun! Brooke gave away prizes for the bike game winners, including a $250 gift certificate from Jack Hartman at Big Twins Cycles, which Jack presented to Hawkeye, who was the overall winner of the bike games, with Andrew Clater coming in a very close second as these two went head to head in the Slow Ride Obstacle Course. Below is the list of first place winners from each event:

Overall Bike Games Winner: Hawkeye

1st Place Weenie Bite: Andrew Clater & Jennifer

1st Place Water Balloon Toss: Hawkeye & Justin “Prospect”

1st Place Blind Ride: Andrew Clater

1st Place Slow Ride Obstacle Course: Crow

Later that evening, the festivities shifted to the stage, where The Green Goddammits, Deke Dickerson & The Rumblejetts, and Wayne “The Train” Hancock entertained everyone into the wee hours of the morning. There were also raffle drawings and lots of other fun activities.

We’d like to thank Brooke for inviting us to join in the fun again this year, and we thank all of our readers who came out to participate in a fun day of craziness to help the animals!

Photos by Stripe and Nichole Schweder.


Mike Schweder

Editor-in-Chief - Kansas City, MO

Mike is the original founder of Cycle Connections Online Motorcycle Magazine and an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He has been riding for over 40 years, belongs to several local and national motorcycle organizations and travels to numerous rallies and events throughout the US each year. Mike has been a writer and editor for many years and has a passion for sharing his motorcycling experiences and stories with you. Contact Mike at