Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Cover Bike Search Winner Paul West & His 2000 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic

October 31, 2011
Paul West’s 2000 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic was selected as the winning bike at our Cover Bike Search at Rawhide Harley-Davidson in Olathe, Kansas, and will be photographed for an upcoming cover.Paul is from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and the first time I met him was at the 2010 Grand River Summer Rally, when he and his wife Kate entered their matching silver, red, white, and blue patriotic-themed bikes in our cover bike search event. After our cover bike & cover model search at Rawhide Harley-Davidson, I had the opportunity to gather more information about Paul and his 2000 Harley-Davidson Electra…

Cover Model Search Winner Alana

October 31, 2011
Alana is from Overland Park, Kansas, and was the winner of our Cover Model Search at Rawhide Harley-Davidson in Olathe, Kansas, and will be photographed for an upcoming cover.Alana works in sales at Rawhide Harley-Davidson, and when asked about her ambitions, she told us “I soon want to grow in my Cosmetology Career, pursue more modeling, and possibly my newest ambition acting. I also have a really silly one too, in which I want to someday travel in a hot air balloon.” As far as hobbies go, Alana said “I love being outside, so I enjoy running, biking, RIDING for…

Cover Bike Search Finalist Jack Dunn & His 2006 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

October 31, 2011
Jack Dunn’s 2006 Harley-Davidson Street Glide was selected as one of the finalists at our Cover Bike Search at Rawhide Harley-Davidson in Olathe, Kansas.Photos by Doc Lonnie Blum

Cover Model Search Finalist Stephanie

October 31, 2011
Stephanie from Edwardsville, Kansas, and was selected as one of the finalists at our Cover Model Search at Rawhide Harley-Davidson in Olathe, Kansas. Stephanie is a bartender and promo girl, and her hobbies are everything and anything fun!Photos by Doc Lonnie Blum

Cover Bike Search Finalist David Collins & His 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

October 31, 2011
David Collin’s 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide was selected as one of the finalists at our Cover Bike Search at Rawhide Harley-Davidson in Olathe, Kansas.Photos by Doc Lonnie Blum

Cover Model Search Finalist Savannah

October 31, 2011
Savannah from Bonner Springs, Kansas, and was selected as one of the finalists at our Cover Model Search at Rawhide Harley-Davidson in Olathe, Kansas. Savannah is a bartender, fashion model, promo lead, and works for Kittens of Chos Promotions). Whan askeda about hobbies, she said "Life is a hobby!"Photos by Doc Lonnie Blum

7th Annual Barber Vintage Festival - Birmingham, Alabama

October 31, 2011
When you start to see motorcycles everywhere you go in the Birmingham and surrounding areas, bikes at the hotels, bikes at the restaurants, on the road and looking a little like Thunder Beach, then you know something must be going on at Barber Motorsports Park. On Friday, October 7, there were so many bikes in town for the 7th Annual Vintage Festival at Barber’s. The park opened at 7 a.m. with registration for the AHRMA Road Racing and the Barber Vintage Museum opening soon after, and the Swap Meet opened at 8. The museum had a book signing with David…

Ride with the 40 – San Francisco, California to Shanksville, Pennsylvania

September 30, 2011
United Airlines Flight 93 routinely took off from Newark International Airport bound for San Francisco, but this day was anything but routine. On this day, September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked the plane with intentions believed to be crashing it into the White House or the U.S. Capitol Building. Their plans were foiled when the 40 passengers and crew on cell phones heard that other jet liners had crashed into the two World Trade Center towers in New York and into the Pentagon in Washington. Knowing they had nothing to lose--and much to prevent--they rose up against the hijackers, with the…

Patriot Express Dice Run - Kansas City, Missouri

September 30, 2011
On Sunday, August 28, about 100 riders gathered at Finnigan’s Hall in North Kansas City, Missouri, for a dice run to raise money for 1st Marine Division Benevolent Fund and for Fisher House, a non-profit organization providing assistance to military families during hospitalization, illness, or injury. Registration kicked off at 8:30 a.m. with each participant receiving a goodie bag including a small American flag, bandana, and other items. Prior to the beginning of the ride, bikers watched as Terry Franz of Cars4Heroes presented a minivan to a vet and his family who were in need of transportation. You can view…

10th Annual Ride for Kids - Birmingham, Alabama

September 30, 2011
Well, it was another beautiful Sunday morning as the bikes rolled into Barber Motorsports Park on September 11 for the 10th Annual Ride for Kids, benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. I think someone is watching over this event because it always has nice weather, well at least for the last 7 years that we’ve been going anyway. Most of the kids were already getting their faces painted as the parents were getting registered for the ride and to ride the track. The bikes that were pre-assigned to ride with the kids that come each year were already in line,…

In The Wind - Bikers Rebuilding Alabama

September 30, 2011
History-making storms ripped through the Southeast, April 27 of this year, with the hardest hit, most damage done, and the most people killed in the state of Alabama. People are still trying to rebuild their lives this many months later. With that said, you would think that any and ALL help offered would be appreciated, but that’s not the case. A group of bikers known as the “Sons of Armageddon” motorcycle club, who are a charity-based group that believe in helping their fellow man in times of need, set out for some of the hardest hit areas after the storm…

36th Annual ABATE of Kansas Labor Day Rally - Perry Lake, Kansas

September 30, 2011
It was late Friday afternoon when I headed for Perry Lake’s Paradise Point for the annual ABATE of Kansas Labor Day Rally. I looked forward to seeing my long-time friend Zick from Washington, Iowa. He had ridden down earlier in the day with his buddy Russ. Based on my arrival time, I anticipated a long line at registration. Sure enough, the line was long, but I enjoyed passing the time with the Consolvers and some other folks from the St. Joe area. I gave Zick a cellphone call and found out our campsite was along the tree line straight behind…

17th Annual Mule Run - Kearney, Missouri

September 30, 2011
On September 10, 2011, the 17th annual Mule Run was held in Kearney, Missouri. This was my first year attending, and I’m wondering why I haven’t been before! This is an awesome event full of live music, free food and beverages, give-aways, and great people! Twenty dollars to get in made this one of the cheapest parties in Missouri! The gates opened at noon, and I finally rolled in around 3 p.m. I was not one of the lucky ones who rode in on a bike, but that’s OK; you don’t have to ride in to have a great time!…

Cover Bike & Cover Model Search at The Bar - Lee's Summit Missouri

September 30, 2011
The Bar in Lee’s Summit, Missouri was the location for our seventh cover bike & cover model search of the year, which took place on Saturday, August 27, 2011.Our crew arrived early to setup our booth and to block off a section of the parking lot for our cover bike search, just in time before all the bikes started rolling in. Blake with Prodigal Son Coating also showed up, and parked his truck at the entrance to the parking lot so he could promote his powder coating business in Oak Grove, Missouri. Throughout the afternoon, several beautiful ladies registered for…

Cover Bike & Cover Model Search at The Lake House Pub - Lee's Summit, Missouri

September 30, 2011
The Lake House Pub in Lee’s Summit, Missouri was the location for our eighth cover bike & cover model search of the year, which took place on Sunday, September 11, 2011. Lonnie, Donna, Stripe, Wally and I arrived early to setup our booth in the parking lot so we could catch the Chiefs’ opening game on the TVs inside the bar, which turned out to be a huge disappointment. By the way, in case you didn’t know, I’m certainly a fair weather fan, and yes, the Chiefs certainly SUCK this year! After the game, bikes started rolling in and were…

Cover Bike Search Winner Cole Sheriff & His 1980 Custom Harley-Davidson Chopper

September 30, 2011
Cole Sheriff’s 1980 Custom Harley-Davidson Chopper was selected as the winning bike at our Cover Bike Search at The Bar in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and will be photographed for an upcoming cover.Cole is from Kansas City, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather more information about him and his 1980 Custom Harley-Davidson Chopper for this month's issue. We also took a few photos of cover model search winner Sarah, on his bike. CC: Cole, what is your occupation?Cole: I’m a tech at Cunningham Auto Body.CC: Do you have hobbies other than motorcycling?Cole: Yes, I also like to go fishing…

1980 Custom Harley-Davidson Chopper

September 30, 2011
Cole Sheriff’s 1980 Custom Harley-Davidson Chopper was selected as the winning bike at our Cover Bike Search at The Bar in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and will be photographed for an upcoming cover.Cole is from Kansas City, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather more information about him and his bike for this month's issue. We also took a few photos of cover model search winner Sarah, on his bike. Owner: Cole SheriffCity: Kansas City, MissouriGeneral - Year/Make/Model: 1980 Harley-Davidson - Fabrication by: Mikes 71 Cycle in Harrisonville, Missouri & Cole Sheriff- Assembled by: Mikes 71 Cycle in Harrisonville, Missouri…

Cover Model Search Winner Sarah

September 30, 2011
Sarah is from Pleasant Hill, Missouri, and was the winner of our Cover Model Search at The Bar in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and will be photographed for an upcoming cover.When asked what she did for a living, Sarah said “It depends on whether you ask my husband or my 2 year old son; they both think I work for them!” In regards to her ambitions, she told me “To raise a polite, socially conscious productive member of society (her son). Probably would have been a different answer had you asked three years ago.” Hobbies include shopping, riding with her husband,…

Cover Bike Search Finalist Ted Haase & His 2006 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe

September 30, 2011
Ted Haase’s 2006 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe was selected as one of the finalists at our Cover Bike Search at The Bar in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.Photos by Doc Lonnie Blum

Cover Bike Search Finalist Russell Cavanah & His 2011 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Tri Glide

September 30, 2011
Russell Cavanah’s 2011 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Tri Glide was selected as one of the finalists at our Cover Bike Search at The Bar in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.