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This calendar is also being published in each issue of Wide Open.

Here's a Sampling of the
Fall Issue's Features:

?75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
?When people talk about the biggest rally’s of all time, the 75th will be right up there as one of the best. With a DOT traffic count of 831,055 vehicles going through the town of Sturgis you can only imagine the gridlock that occurred daily when this little town (with a population of approximately 7,000) opened its arms for the soon to be, “The biggest motorcycle rally in history”. . . . Page 5

?The Baddest Bagger in
Sturgis Competition 2015

?This is one Bike Show that really lives up to the name with a record-breaking, 120 plus entries. The participants completely packed this venue with the wildest creations ever seen on two wheels. The spectators filled all the parking lots by 1 pm leaving nothing but pasture to park in and quite a walk back too, but at least it wasn’t raining like last year. ...Page 16

?Indian Motorcycle Kansas City Anniversary Party
?Indian Motorcycle Kansas City at 800 N. Rogers Road in Olathe, Kansas, celebrated their first anniversary with a party. Seventeen new 2016 Indian Motorcycles were available for free demo rides Friday, August 21st and Saturday, August 22nd. Nearly 300 riders signed up and took advantage of the opportunity to ride new Indian Motorcycles around the suburban sprawl of Olathe. . . .20

?The "Gangreen Chopper"
?Before you is a bike the owner Chris Huskey refers to as "Gangreen". He had already built this bike the first time, when I met him in the early 90’s. It was his first complete build.. . .Page 24

?The Man of a Million Miles
?There are times when, even for a writer, words fail. When there just aren’t enough adjectives to adequately capture the life of a man or woman who fundamentally changes an entire landscape and community for the better. Such is the case with Ray Worth, iconic patriarch of the Worth family and of the heartland’s Harley-Davidson dealerships. There aren’t any statistics that can detail the number of bikes sold by and because of this man. . . Page 28

?Gladstone Dodge Sponsors
Fight Circus III in the Northland

?They came. They saw. They put on a helluva show! In one of the best MMA events presented in Kansas City’s long boxing history, Gladstone Dodge and Impact Gym sponsored Fight Circus III on Aug. 29th. It was definitely a carnival-like atmosphere overflowing with gorgeous girls, badass bikes and fierce fighters from all over the region including Danny Tims and Johnnie Roades and Jake Thompson of Salina, Kansas....Page 30

?Tribute Ride Roars Out of Gail’s to Honor Fallen on 9-11 Anniversary
?As the undisputed H-D Queen of the Midwest, Gail of Gail’s Harley-Davidson has garnered an impressive list of accomplishments in her 18 years as the owner of one of America’s best dealerships. Famous for paying it forward and tireless in her commitment to community outreach, support for emergency workers and with an unflagging devotion to the U.S. military, it comes as no surprise that on her white Road King she led the huge pack of riders who paid tribute to the Americans who lost their lives in the worst terrorist event in our history..Page 32

?TCC Turns Cop Edition Road King into a Legend
?You gotta hand it to Paul Harper of Turkey Creek Cycles: he’s an artist who is often mistaken for a master mechanic, and in his case both are true. Take this elegant piece of custom class and sophisticated simplicity, a veritable Rhapsody in Blue that became an instant Paul Harper classic. She’s all style and all pizzazz with the lines of a lady and a sleek, flowing form of captured grace and beauty. Paul’s latest creation is no holds barred just drop dead sexy.. . .Page 36

Gail's Hosts 5th Annual Heartland Police Rodeo
?“I seen me a mermaid once. I even seen me a shark eat an octopus. But I ain’t never seen….nobody ride a bike like KCMO PD Officer Jacob Barlow today. Kid’s a prodigy, hands down.” – slightly edited movie quote from ‘The Hunt for Red October’. . . . Page 40

Gail's Hot Summer Nights
?Summertime, and the livin’ is easy . . . unless you’re at Gail’s Harley-Davidson in Grandview, Missouri, in the northeast corner of I-49 and Missouri State Highway 150, then the livin’ is non-stop action, especially in the summertime. . . Page 52

Mary Lou Yeager
?Mary Lou Yeager, one of the founding owners of Yeager’s Cycle Sales, passed away on September 10, 2015, at the age of 86. Mary Lou and her husband Jim started working on motorcycles in the basement of their home on West 7th Street in Sedalia, Missouri. . . Page 57


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