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On The Cover: September 2019

Cycle Connections September CoverHave a Happy Labor Day & Wishing You Fun, Safe Adventures, And Invite You To Share Them with Us!

Cover Design By: Lisa Bonta

In This Issue:

Letter to the Readers

December 31, 2018

Well I can't believe that it’s been a year since we were handed the reins to the magazine!

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February 1, 2019

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A Journey of Faith to Sturgis with the Faith Rider’s Of Alabama

August 30, 2019

  Roger and William, two members of the "Faith Rider's group, a faith based riding club based out of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Leeds, Alabama, set out Saturday, on the morning of August the 2nd, 2019, for a journey across the country to Sturgis South Dakota for Sturgis bike week, to bring the word of God to the bikers attending the rally.

  

Just for Kicks! Wisconsin’s BBC Marks 20 Years of Kickin’ it at the Cave BY: Gary Ilminen

August 30, 2019

’67 Triumph 500 tracker:  Ray Sterns’ knock-out beautiful 1967 Triumph T100 Tracker was voted best competition bike in the show.  Winners were all people’s choice on votes by those in attendance.

The British Biker Cooperative (BBC) www.britishbiker.net/ is headquartered in the ancestral home of Harley-Davidson, but it is Limey bikes they love above all others.

For 39 years, the BBC faithful have been having an annual Rally and Bike Show, but the past twenty in a row have been held at Blue River, Wisconsin’s spectacular Eagle Cave Resort www.eaglecave.net.

It’s no wonder—the Eagle Cave Resort is high on a ridge over the Lower Wisconsin River valley, smack-dab in the midst of some of the most beautiful, technical, well-paved back roads for cruising in the world. Small towns, friendly folks, and a well-run event combine to make the BBC Rally and Ride-in Show one event that many people look forward to every July. While the BBC requires that a person own a British-brand bike, the Rally and Bike Show welcome riders of any brand; even folks who don’t ride at all!

13th Annual Mad Dog Memorial Ride Photos By; Carla Banks

August 30, 2019

  This year's ride started at the "Bent Horn Saloon in Pinson as the old gathering location, the Thunder Inn, which had been the gathering location for this and many other events for as long as we can remember, had been closed, so a new spot for everyone to start the ride from was born.

 

5th Annual “Jack Aces Car & Bike Show Photos and Article By: Heidi Parker

August 30, 2019

It may seem unusual for a Motorcycle Riding Club and Law Enforcement to join forces for the community good. But that is exactly what brought hundreds of people out to the 5th Annual Jack Aces RC & Branham Accessories Bike & Car Show in Cullman, Alabama. Saturday, August 10th was an extremely hot day at the Festhalle Farmers Market but that didn’t slow the crowds from showing up to view some spectacular custom bikes and antique cars and trucks. The cause for the day was Cullman Police Department Shop with A Cop. This Charity gives Christmas gifts to children who wouldn’t be able to have Christmas. On the day of the event (Shop with a Cop), officers and volunteers ride with kids to shop for Christmas gifts on their lists. The kids are then provided a delicious lunch. The entire experience builds the positive bond between Law Enforcement and the children.

H.D. News Corner

August 30, 2019

Dalton Gauthier DELIVERS HARLEY-DAVIDSON XG750R’S First Race Win at SACRAMENTO MILE

First Production Twins Win for the Harley-Davidson XG750R

HAWGWILDE COSMETICS – A New Line of Cosmetics Designed with the Female Biker in Mind!

January 31, 2019

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – January 2, 2019 – HawgWilde Cosmetics, LLC’s (HWC)

online late 2018, was a very exciting milestone for Andrea Bates,

CEO/Co-Founder and Shari Weisman, COO/Co-Founder of HawgWilde

Cosmetics,

Ride For The Fallen 7- "Jarheads" Ed "Taz" Corr, Jo-Ann Corr, Michael "Fritz" Ferazzi, Albert "Woody" Mazza, Desma Oaks, Daniel "Danny Boy" Pereira, Aaron "Stitches" Perry

August 1, 2019

  I know we are never promised tomorrow, but when 7 bikers set out on June 21st, headed to a charity event, I'm sure that there was no one who ever dreamed that they would not only not make it to the event but not make it back home that day.

  On June 21st, a group of motorcyclists, who were members, wives or supporters of the "Jarheads" MC (for honorably discharged corpsmen) from New England, headed out to a charity event, traveling west on route 2 in Randolph, New Hampshire had their ride & their lives cut short in a tragic, senseless accident as a pickup truck hauling a flatbed trailer crossed over into their lane from the opposite direction, and slammed into the group killing 7 of them.

Day-Tripping & Taming The dragon with Karla Duncan Photos & Written By; Karla Duncan

August 1, 2019

We're on the road again, for a weekend trip, with great friends and family!  This time we took a trip on the bikes to Chattanooga, Tennessee where we visited the Tennessee Aquarium on Friday, July 5th.  There was so much to see there, including multiple types of fish (including piranha!), sharks, turtles, alligators, penguins and many more exciting things, but my favorites were the lemurs, the butterflies and the jellyfish.  We spent a lot of the afternoon there and afterwards, we had dinner at the Lakeshore Marina Grill, and the food was excellent! We ate on the water and watched the sun set.  You can't get much better than that!

H.D. NEWS CORNER:

August 1, 2019

RIDERS REJOICE AS LEGO GROUP INTRODUCES LEGO® CREATOR EXPERT HARLEY-DAVIDSON® FAT BOY®

Billund, Denmark (July 9, 2019) – Today, The LEGO Group revealed its latest LEGO® Creator Expert model – a Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® that will cruise into LEGO Stores globally on August 1, 2019.

2019 Zoo Run Safari for Children's

  • Start Date: September 28, 2019
  • End Date: September 28, 2019

Saturday, September the 28th

Ride form Barber Motorsports Museum to the Birmingham Zoo

Riding by Faith for "LuLu"

July 1, 2019

  On a beautiful Saturday morning on the 1st of June, riders rolled into the Eden Westside Baptist Church in Pell City, Alabama in support of a little princess named Laie ("LuLu") Harding.

Day Trippin to Lynchburg, Tennessee By: Karla Duncan

July 1, 2019

   Being the avid motorcycle riders that we are, we are always looking for new places to ride. We have ridden all over Alabama and have seen so many interesting places, but we really have been looking to branch out and find some new and different places to visit. We had tossed around the idea about riding to Lynchburg, Tennessee to tour the Jack Daniel’s distillery for a while, but had never gotten around to it until this past weekend. So, our group of 8 riders and 4 motorcycles, met on Saturday, May 25th at the Shell gas station off of Highway 79 in Pinson, and traveled up Hwy 79 North to 231 North. We followed 231 North though Blountsville, Arab, Huntsville and then onto Highway 431 North and followed it through Hazel Green, Alabama into Fayetteville, Tennessee. We then took State Rd 50 into Lynchburg, Tennessee, where we stopped into the Lynchburg Downtown Square, to stretch our legs and look around. Some of our group visited Lynchburg Harley-Davidson apparel shop, while others did a little shopping at the local stores in the square.

Jack Aces Presents a Ride to Honor the Fallen From: The Cullman Tribune Written By: Christy Perry

July 1, 2019

CULLMAN, Ala. – More than 120 bikes with more than 200 riders participated in A Ride to Honor the Fallen Saturday morning according to Derrick Barton, president of the Jack Aces Riding Club, which organized the ride. Proceeds from the ride will benefit the local nonprofit Saving Forgotten Warriors.

1st Annual One Eighty Church Presents- "Cruising For Christ” By: “Fuzzy" Turner

July 1, 2019

First annual One Eighty church "Cruising for Christ" motorcycle ride on Saturday 5/18/19 was a great success.

3rd Annual Saint's Miracle League Ride

July 1, 2019

  On Saturday, June the 15th, the Saint's MC/Cullman County, and the friends of the Miracle League came together to host the 3rd annual Miracle League Poker Run benefiting the Cullman Park and Recreation Miracle League to help the special needs athletes. 

H.D.NEWS CORNER: HARLEY-DAVIDSON NARROWS U.S. FINALISTS IN “BATTLE OF THE KINGS” 
CUSTOM BIKE BUILD COMPETITION

July 1, 2019

MILWAUKEE (June 13, 2019) – After fierce online competition, the people have spoken, casting 42,000 votes for the coolest custom motorcycles in the United States. Twenty-one U.S. custom bike builds reign as the “People’s Choice” award winners in Harley-Davidson’s Battle of the Kings competition. 

2019- Smile-A-Mile Ride

May 31, 2019

  On a beautiful Saturday morning, May the 18th, bikes rolled into Rider's Harley-Davidson in preparation for the Smile-A-Mile Ride.

2019-Spring Thunder Beach Rally- Panama City Beach, Florida

May 31, 2019

  April showers may bring May flowers but the first of May ushers in the Spring Thunder Beach Rally in Panama City Beach, Florida and sends bikers from all around the south east down to converge on that beautiful stretch of beach. The Gulf coast beaches hold the most beautiful white sand in the country, hands down!!!

Riding by Faith with Gracie Poole

May 31, 2019

    Gracie Ann Poole is a bright, beautiful, life loving little 11 years old that has been dealt a rough start in life. Most recently she and her family returned home to Odenville, Alabama, after spending a year and a half or so in Texas where Miss Gracie underwent treatments and a double Lung transplant, hard enough on an adult, I can't even imagine what it must be like for a child and what her family also must be living through.

H.D NEWS CORNER

May 31, 2019

MOTORCYCLE 101: NEW COLLEGE COURSE OFFERS STUDENTS

THE “RIDE OF THEIR LIVES”

Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Added to College Spring Semester Elective Curriculum

 

MILWAUKEE (May 1, 2019) – Second-semester college students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee now have a new favorite class to consider just in time for the start of summer: Harley-Davidson Riding Academy.

Offered through the Department of Kinesiology Sport & Recreation Office at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s College of Health Sciences, Harley-Davidson Riding Academy begins May 2. The elective course includes required reading and classroom lessons on the parts and functions of the motorcycle, suggested riding behaviors to promote confidence, and of course riding practice.

“Harley-Davidson is committed to building the next generation of riders and meeting them where they are – in this case on campus – is a natural extension of that strategy,” said Claudia Garber, Harley-Davidson Marketing Programs Manager. “While many may consider college itself to be the ride of a lifetime, we’re looking forward to broadening horizons even further with a real-life skill and access to a mode of transportation that they may not have considered before.”

Students who complete the course will receive one general credit toward their degree and an MSF completion card, which in many states exempts them from the riding portion of the state motorcycle license test and may qualify riders for discounted motorcycle insurance. The course includes use of a training motorcycle, course materials, and insurance.

Interested students must have a valid automobile driver’s license or learner’s permit and the ability to ride a bicycle.

Harley-Davidson will use the learnings from this pilot with the goal of equipping dealers to offer Riding Academy as a course option at other colleges and universities.

ADDITIONAL “CONTINUING EDUCATION” OPTIONS

Students beyond UW-Milwaukee can raise their hands to show they want Harley-Davidson Riding Academy added to their course catalogs by posting in social media using #IWantRiding101.

 

H DRidingAcademy 2For those a bit further off campus, H-D Riding Academy is offered at select Harley-Davidson dealers and provides expert guidance on basic motorcycle functions, rider safety skills and confidence boosting practice rides. Search for classes at www.h-d.com or visit H-D.com/explore.

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LIMITED-EDITION MERCHANDISE

First-of-its-kind collection available now

MILWAUKEE (May 21, 2019) - Harley-Davidson Motor Company and the Milwaukee Bucks have launched a special merchandise collaboration. Available now, the limited-edition line of adult and youth apparel will be available at:

This growing collection of merchandise features graphic lockups of the Bucks and Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield logo, along with a modern twist on the outline of the state of Wisconsin.

“This shared apparel collaboration is a celebration of the Bucks’ successful 2019 season, and proudly represents the brands’ shared city to fans and riders,” said Mary Kay Lee, Director of Consumer Product Portfolio, General Merchandise, at Harley-Davidson.

“This co-branded apparel line is an exciting extension of our collaboration with Harley-Davidson,” said Matt Pazaras, Bucks Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. “We are proud that the Bucks sport a Harley-Davidson patch on their jerseys on the court. Now we look forward to seeing people wear these two iconic Milwaukee brands together as well.”

The special collection features adults printed T-shirts and sweatshirts and a youth T-shirt. Visit www.h-d.com/dealerlocator to find a Harley-Davidson dealer and shop.bucks.com to find a Bucks Pro Shop location.Harley DavidsonXMilwaukee Bucks AllTogetherNow t shirtHarley DavidsonXMilwuakee Bucks AllTogetherNow Black Youth T shirtHarley DavidsonXMilwuakee Bucks HuggingTheCurb T shirt

 

 

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company® 

Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom by leading the innovation of two-wheeled mobility. The company offers an expanding range of leading-edge, distinctive and customizable motorcycles and brings the brand to life through Harley-Davidson riding experiences and exceptional motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit http://www.h-d.com.

 

 

About The Milwaukee Bucks 

Founded in 1968, the Milwaukee Bucks are one of 30 teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), competing in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division. In the 51 seasons since their inception, the Bucks have won an NBA Championship, two conference championships, 14 division titles and have made the playoffs in 31 of their 51 seasons. Under the ownership of Wes Edens, Marc Lasry, Jamie Dinan and Mike Fascitelli, who took control of the team in 2014, the Milwaukee Bucks organization has become a full-fledged sports and entertainment company, with its world-class home arena, Fiserv Forum, the surrounding 30-acre Deer District neighborhood, the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League and Bucks Gaming of the NBA 2K League.

8th Annual Lyla Ride with the "Faith Riders"

May 29, 2019

  The 8th Annual Lyla Ride started at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Leeds Alabama on Saturday April the 20th, 2019  

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

May 29, 2019

Presented by: AmFirst

  The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama rolled into the Barber Motorsports Park on April the 5th, and ran thru the 7th, 2019.

10th Annual Burkett Center Ride

April 30, 2019

  We have happily been a part of 2 different, very worthy events over the past 10 years, both of which we have now had to rescued after they got dropped. The latest rescue was the Burkett Center Ride, which we got back on its feet on Saturday March the 30th, 2019

2019 SCREAMIN’ EAGLE/VANCE & HINES DRAG TEAM AND HARLEY-DAVIDSON FACTORY FLAT TRACK TEAM SEASON PREVIEW

May 1, 2019

Sampey Joins Hines and Krawiec in a Three-Bike Pro Stock Motorcycle Effort

MILWAUKEE (March 11, 2019) – The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team opens its 17th season of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competition at the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17 in Gainesville, Fla. The team will begin pursuit of a 10th Pro Stock Motorcycle championship with a three-rider squad, as Angelle Sampey joins Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec on Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™ competition motorcycles. The trio of veteran riders have won a combined 12 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle titles.

Harley-Davidson Teams with local Trade Schools for “Battle of the King’s” Custom Bike Build Competition

May 1, 2019

Fans to Help Select Winning Designs by Voting Now

MILWAUKEE (April 15, 2019) – For the first time, local trade school students partnered with Harley-Davidson® dealers for a unique, real-world training opportunity: helping build the coolest custom motorcycles in the world in the “Battle of the Kings” competition.

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