Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

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!!!

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.

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.

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  

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

2nd Annual Amelia's Journey Benefit Ride

April 8, 2019
  "When to Ride" hosted a benefit motorcycle ride on Saturday, March the 16th, 2019, the 2nd annual  "Amelia's Journey Benefit Ride" to benefit Princess Warrior, Amelia Griffin, a Tuscaloosa Alabama native who is 2 years old and has had many disorders since the age of only 4 months and has been diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease.

3rd Annual Moody Miracle League Buddy Ride

April 1, 2019
   It was an absolutely gorgeous start to this wonderful day as bikes rolled into Rider's Harley-Davidson in Trussville, Alabama before heading out to the 3rd Annual Moody Miracle League Buddy Ride on Saturday, March the 23rd.

48th Annual Birmingham O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels

February 28, 2019
  The World of Wheels Custom Auto Show, produced by, Motorsports Productions, Inc. rolled into Birmingham February the 8th, 2019 for a weekend of fun featuring specialty vehicles including Hot Rods, Race Cars, Custom Imports, Antique and Classic Cars, Special Feature cars, PLUS...some really cool, and the most important part of the show...Motorcycles! 

One Eighty Church Ride- Springville, Alabama… Written by: “Fuzzy"

February 1, 2019
Well it’s been 8 years since I've been on a bike. Way to long. But Dec 29, finally, I was able to get another bike and get back to riding once again.

Another Service Member Honored... Written By: J. S. Anderson- San Diego Region

January 31, 2019
The sound of bikes fills the San Diego morning air, with riders beginning to gather, as they often do multiple times per week, at the designated staging area. Harleys, Hondas, Indians, Spyders, and the occasional BMW, and other makes and models: an eclectic group of motorcycles for sure. The bikers are coming together at the request of a family, and volunteering their time in a time of grief, to honor the deceased. A solemn and important undertaking, appropriately titled “missions” that these Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) perform selflessly for members of the military who die on active duty and veterans…

4th Annual ChillBilly Ride-2019, Moody, Alabama

January 31, 2019
  One of the joys of living in the south is that you get to ride pretty much year round! So that means in January when a lot of folks have their bikes "winterized" we have ours “winter-rides’d"

Breakfast With Santa and the Zoo Run for Children's "Stars" at Chic-Fil-A in Leeds, Alabama

January 1, 2019
  On Saturday December the 8th, 2018, Cycle Connections teamed up with Chic-Fil-A in Leeds Alabama to bring breakfast with Santa to the "Stars" of the Zoo Run Safari for Children's event from September.

Wreaths Across America

January 1, 2019
  On Saturday, December the 15th, 2018, Wreaths Across America set out to lay Christmas Wreaths on the graves of our fallen hero's, all across the country, all at the same time and on the same day.

2018-Eldridge Toy Run

December 31, 2018
Way back in 1897, Eldridge Baptist Academy was born, by 1948 it became the Eldridge Children's Home in order to provide refuge to children in need of a safe, secure, loving place to live.   In 2003, Johnny Northington had a vision and with the leadership of Phil Frye, they began an annual benefit for the home that would include motorcycle and antique car enthusiasts who also were interested in supporting this ministry in the form of a "Toy Run" that would take place on the first Saturday of December.

Zoo Run Safari for Children's Bike Show/Raffle/Auction

December 1, 2018
On Saturday, November the 3rd, 2018, the American Legion Post # 107 in Leeds Alabama, along with Cycle Connections, hosted the inaugural "Zoo Run for Children's" Bike Show/ Raffle/ Auction, benefiting Children's of Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer & Blood Disorders.

The Strange Case of the Yamaha Seca Corn Popper By: Gary Ilminen Courtesy of: www.ultimatemotorcycling.com

November 1, 2018
Motorcycle Tales When you think of one of those hot air corn poppers, one with a four-cylinder double overhead cam mill attached probably doesn’t come to mind.

14th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, Presented by Triumph

November 1, 2018
  Thousands of fans came rolling into Alabama from all over the country for the 14th Annual Vintage Festival at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, October the 5th-7th, 2018.

Zoo Run Safari For Children's of Alabama

November 1, 2018
  Over 10 years ago, we became involved with a multi-state motorcycle fundraiser event that included a half dozen or so, kids with brain tumors, this quickly became our most treasured event to do each year as we got close to these families, watching these kids grow. When we got in touch with the organizers this year to get information on the 2018 event, I was told that they had decided to pull the Alabama event to combine it with the Georgia event. 

American Legion Riders Host 911 Ride

September 30, 2018
  On Sunday, September the 9th, 2018, the Legion Riders joined forces for a ride in remembrance of the 911 tragedy and all of the lives lost that day.