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Posted: 12/21/2011 - 2 comment(s) [ Comment ]
 
Merry Christmas
Laura and I would like to wish each and every member of the CycleFish Family
a Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!
 
Thanks to all of our members, sponsors and advertisers, 2011 has been the Greatest Year ever at CycleFish!
 
Congratulations to Our December Bike of the Month Winners
 
  • Stock Bike of the Month: LoriBelle06's 2006 Road King
  • Custom Bike of the Month: BullMoose's custom "Woody"
  • Vintage Bike of the Month: toscottr1938's 1938 80ci H-D Flat Head
  • Trike of the Month: GeorgeWinch'sHarley Trike

 
Next Contest of the Month
We are not running a contest in December, the next contest of the month will begin in January. Also these December winners will be on our home page throughout the month of January.
 
Featured CycleFish Business Sponsors
  
Russ Brown Motorcycle Injury Attorneys
- Serving Riders Nationwide
 
Motorcycle accident personal injury lawyer Russ Brown has been the preferred motorcycle personal injury attorney serving the motorcycling community nationwide since 1975.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Extreme Motorcycle Radio is the best handle bar mounted radio on the market. Extremely powerful speakers and a versatile radio unit that includes FULL FM radio, USB port, AUX for MP3/satellite, SD card slot, wired and wireless remote operations and all at a reasonable cost.
 
Read our review on the Extreme Cycle Radio
 
 
 
 
 
CycleFish Patch Blowout
  
CycleFish Patches Now Just $3.00
- Plus Shipping is Free
 
Let everyone know you are a part of the Best Motorcycle Website on the internet with a CycleFish patch. We have Member Since 2010 and Member Since 2011 patches available.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Featured Businesses
  
These businesses along with those you see advertising with banner ads throughout the site are the ones who support the CycleFish site keeping it free to our users. Please take the time to visit their profiles and their businesses to show your appreciation for their support.
 
What's New on CycleFish
 
Site Search
We have improved the CycleFish Site Search so that you now have the ability to search in specific areas of the site such as Events, Forums, Blogs or the entire site.
 
 
Note to Our CycleFish Business Users
 
Beginning the first of the year CycleFish will be adding a product review section. CycleFish will review all types of motorcycle related products and businesses.
 
If you are interested in learning more about our product reviews or advertising opportunities for your business or products on CycleFish, Contact Us Today
 
 
As always, we want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of the CycleFish community. Remember, this is your website, not ours (we just maintain it for you). Those who are active in the CycleFish community, sharing photos, adding content, and making friends, have already realized the benefits of being a part of a community sharing the same interest...motorcycles and riding. And don't forget to tell everyone you know about CycleFish, so that our community can continue to grow.
 
Regards,
  
Your CycleFish Ride Leaders
Posted: 9/8/2011 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ]
 
I know I'm late on getting the newsletter out, it has just been so busy around here... but that's a good thing. So we're gonna keep the newsletter real short and sweet this month!

 

Never Forget
I'm sure I really don't have to remind anyone that this weekend is the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on the United States. I know everyone remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news, and that gut-wrenching feeling of emotion that poured over them as they saw the first pictures of the tragedy. Hopefully as the years continue to pass no one ever forgets that feeling, and more importantly no one ever forgets the victims, their families and all of those who have sacrificed or risked there lives since then as a result of the events of that day.
 
I hope that everyone will take time to remember all of those people this weekend. There are a number of 9-11 remembrance events going on throughout the country that you can take part in. You can find many here in our Event Calendar. If you can't make it to one of these public events, please take the time to say a prayer, have a moment of silence or do whatever it is that you feel is appropriate.
 
 
Congratulations to Our August Photo of the Month Winner
 
RexTheRoadDog's Rex's Friends
 
Bike of the Month is Back
For this month we are running the Bike of the Month Contest. All bikes are welcome from stock to custom. Bikes will be placed in categories for voting.
Click Here to enter your bike in the October Bike of the Month Contest
 
New CycleFish Business Sponsors
  
Simply click the Geico image to the left and fill out a simple form to get a fast no-obligation quote from Geico Insurance for your motorcycle, car, boat, recreational vehicle or home.
 
 
 

 


 
Featured Product
  
Need to charge or run something that requires 120 volts when you're on your motorcycle or in your car? This small but powerful 12 Volt DC to 120 Volt AC adapter is perfect to carry on the bike or in your glove box.
 
This Slim Line 120 watt power inverter is designed to fit just about anywhere. Provides 120 Volt AC household power to charge and run ac powered devices such as laptops, speaker systems, lights, etc - any electronics that require 120 watts or less. It also supplies power through a built -in USB port that is perfect for charging equipment such as MP3 players, games, cellular phones, etc. Connects to a cigarette lighter type socket on your bike or car.
 
 
Featured Businesses
 
These businesses along with those you see advertising with banner ads throughout the site are the ones who support the CycleFish site keeping it free to our users. Please take the time to visit their profiles and their businesses to show your appreciation for their support.
 
 
 
As always, we want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of the CycleFish community. Remember, this is your website, not ours (we just maintain it for you). Those who are active in the CycleFish community, sharing photos, adding content, and making friends, have already realized the benefits of being a part of a community sharing the same interest...motorcycles and riding. So if you haven't stopped by in a while, be sure to browse around and see what's new. And don't forget to tell everyone you know about CycleFish, so that our community can continue to grow.
 
Regards,
 
Lucky & Laura
 
Your CycleFish Ride Leaders
Posted: 8/2/2011 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ]
Seems like it was just the other day when there was forum post after forum post from people wanting the cold weather to go away...Well it has and the heat has come on with a vengeance. I just read that for the first time ever in a single month at least one area in all 50 states had a record high temperature. Not that I'm complaining because to me any riding weather is great weather.

 

Even though summer is just about half over, we still have over 1,400 events listed in our Event Calendar for this year, and are adding new events everyday. Plus we're getting a lot of the info on the major 2012 events in the calendar so that you can start making plans for your major trips early!
 
CycleFish Meet & Greets
 
We had two CycleFish Meet & Greets in July, and they both just happen to be the same weekend.
 
  Run 21
First was Run 21 in Birkenfield, Oregon put on by ABATE of Oregon. Jeff (HighRisk) & Denise (Deener) were kind enough to setup the CycleFish Camp. Jeff & Denise traveled to the event with John & Patty of American Custom Cycle of Buckley, WA - American Custom is a new advertiser and CycleFish Sponsor! According to Jeff about 2,000 attended the rally, the weather was perfect and the event was great! There were around 20 or so CycleFish members that either camped with Jeff and the crew or made it by at some point to meet the other CycleFish members. And for those who hadn't heard of CycleFish before the rally, Jeff and Denise made sure they had before they left. As Denise put temporary CycleFish on the girls, Jeff handed out business cards and even found a fine representitive to wear a CycleFish shirt in the wet t-shirt contest.
 
A big thank you to Jeff & Denise for being our CycleFish Ambassadors, and another big thank you to ABATE of Oregon for their hospitality!
 

 


Run 21

That same weekend Laura & I attended Too Broke for Sturgis in Mormon Lake, AZ put on by ABATE of Arizona. We rode out on Thursday with Cheryl & Terry (wheels) and it was another great event with perfect weather. We set up the CycleFish Camp and had quite a few CycleFish members and fans stop by to say hi. We even had the chance to meet Mustang Sally, a CycleFish member who was vending at the event. On Friday we got in some riding through the beautiful canyons in the Sedona area. Friday afternoon we browsed the vendors and watched the games and contests. However Friday night didn't go all that well... right after we saw the Charlie Brechtel Band perform we went to bed and woke up on Saturday morning to the terrible news that there was a shooting at the event - three people were dead and one was critically wounded. Needless to say the remainder of the event was canceled and everyone needed to pack up and leave. Read more about the event here - Too Broke for Sturgis Recap
 
A big thank you to ABATE of Arizona for their hospitality!
 

 

If you are interested in hosting a CycleFish Meet & Greet at an event in your area, just contact Lucky and we'll make sure you get everything you need. A CycleFish Meet & Greet can be held at a rally, or just a bunch of CycleFish members getting together for a ride, lunch or the entire weekend. Check the Meet & Greet Forum for more info.

 

Congratulations to Our August Bike of the Month Winner
 
Kickstarter's 1979 Harley XLH

 

Photo of the Month is Back
For this month we are running the Photo of the Month Contest. Each user may enter their favorite photo. The photo doesn't have to be of a motorcycle, but does have to be motorcycle/bike related.
Click Here to enter your photo in the September Photo of the Month Contest

 

New CycleFish Business Sponsors

   

Ok, I for one am sick of all the products claiming "Made by Bikers, for Bikers" when most are nothing more than off the shelf products repackaged. But the bike and personal care products from Time Rider are uniquely designed products FOR BIKERS. They were kind enough to send me a selection of their products to try, and I have got to tell you I am impressed. All of the products I tried worked exactly as described, and they are packaged in perfect size for motorcycle travel. Check their products out, I know you too will be happy with them.

 
 
 

Harleys for Heros is giving away two 2011 Harley Davidson Motorcycles - a Street Glide and a Fat Boy - along with a year's worth of free gas in a sweepstake that raises money for Healing Heroes Network. Healing Heroes Network is a national 501(c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to assembling a network of providers willing to treat the men and women of the armed forces injured in the line of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001 while ensuring the safety of every one of us.

 
 
 
 

We want to thank Easyriders Magazine for sponsoring this month's newsletter with their Subscription Sweepstakes. Click their banner in the right column or on the top of our website for more information on the sweepstakes!
 
Featured Product

   

Need to charge or run something that requires 120 volts when you're on your motorcycle or in your car? This small but powerful 12 Volt DC to 120 Volt AC adapter is perfect to carry on the bike or in your glove box.

 

This Slim Line 120 watt power inverter is designed to fit just about anywhere. Provides 120 Volt AC household power to charge and run ac powered devices such as laptops, speaker systems, lights, etc - any electronics that require 120 watts or less. It also supplies power through a built -in USB port that is perfect for charging equipment such as MP3 players, games, cellular phones, etc. Connects to a cigarette lighter type socket on your bike or car.

 
 

 

Featured Businesses

 

These businesses along with those you see advertising with banner ads throughout the site are the ones who support the CycleFish site keeping it free to our users. Please take the time to visit their profiles and their businesses to show your appreciation for their support.

 
 

As always, we want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of the CycleFish community. Remember, this is your website, not ours (we just maintain it for you). Those who are active in the CycleFish community, sharing photos, adding content, and making friends, have already realized the benefits of being a part of a community sharing the same interest...motorcycles and riding. So if you haven't stopped by in a while, be sure to browse around and see what's new. And don't forget to tell everyone you know about CycleFish, so that our community can continue to grow.
 

Regards,

 

Lucky & Laura

 

Your CycleFish Ride Leaders
Posted: 7/6/2011 - 2 comment(s) [ Comment ]
Well we can finally say Welcome to Summer, and what a great summer this is turning out to be... We have been riding and attending rallies and events almost every week and meeting more and more CycleFish members and fans everywhere we go! But that isn't really a big surprise because CycleFish is growing faster than ever. Last month we hit 500,000 visits for the first time and had over 1,100 new members sign up. So to all those new members - WELCOME, and to all of our older members - thanks for continuing to make CycleFish one of the best sites around!
 
Hopefully everyone is getting a chance to ride and get out to some of the great events that are happening. We still have over 1,400 events listed in our Event Calendar for this year, and are adding around 100 new events to the calendar every week! And the great news is that every event promoter I have talked to tells me the attendance this year is finally up after a couple of slow years due to the economy.
CycleFish Meet & Greets

Redwood Run

If you've been on the site at all over the past few weeks you have undoubtedly seen the posts and pictures from our Annual Meet & Greet at the Redwood Run. Even with all the early problems the Kiwanis of the Redwoods (the event organizer) had putting on this year's event, the Redwood Run and the CycleFish Meet & Greet was one of the best ever, with one big exception... Laura (HDBeech) couldn't make it for the first time in 8 years and she was missed by all - especially me! The new venue was much nicer than the old place, the bands were great, good food, good people and lots of beer! Of course the CycleFish camp was once again the center of attention and I think almost everyone at the rally stopped by at one point or another.

I really want to thank all of the CycleFish members who attended (approximately 60+ that I know of), and I want to especially thank DebraJo, HighRisk, Deener and Harleyman for all of their help in setting up the CycleFish Camp, and Danielle and all the Kiwanis of the Redwoods for their hospitality!

 

 

We have two more CycleFish Meet and Greets coming up here in July:

Too Broke for Sturgis put on by ABATE of Arizona in Mormon Lake, AZ. Laura and I will be attending and host the CycleFish Meet & Greet.

Run 21 put on by ABATE of Oregon in Birkenfeld, OR. Jeff (HighRisk) and Denise (Deener) will be hosting the CycleFish Meet & Greet here.

If you are interested in hosting a CycleFish Meet & Greet at an event in your area, just contact Lucky and we'll make sure you get everything you need. A couple of events coming up that we can't attend but would really like to have CycleFish Meet & Greets at are: Sturgis and the Easyriders Rodeo Tour & Motorcycle Rally in Chillicothe, OH

 

Congratulations to Our July Photo of the Month Winner

 

July Photo of the Month: "Never Forget" - Submitted by SolarBill
Never Forget

 

What's New on CycleFish

Although no new features were added to the site this month, we have been hard at work updating our systems and processes to ensure CycleFish is running faster than ever and able to handle our future growth. We apologize for any inconvenience the couple of short outages that were necessary to complete these may have caused, and we hope you are noticing that the CycleFish site is now running faster.

 

Bike of the Month is Back
For the past couple of months we replaced our Bike of the Month Contest with the Photo of the Month Contest. The Photo of the Month Contest went well and we got a lot of great feedback. So from this point on we will be switching back and forth with different contests each month. Click Here to enter your bike in the August Bike of the Month Contest

 

New CycleFish Business Sponsors

   

The Extreme Motorcycle Radio is the best handle bar mounted radio on the market. Extremely powerful speakers and a versitile radio unit that includes FULL FM radio, USB port, AUX for MP3/satellite, SD card slot, wired and wireless remote operations and all at a reasonable cost.

 

I have just received my Extreme Cycle Radio and will be installing it this week. So far everything about it looks great. Look for my full review of the product on the website once I have installed it and road tested it.

 

 

 

We want to thank Easyriders Magazine for sponsoring this month's newsletter with their Subscription Sweepstakes.

 

 

 

As always, we want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of the CycleFish community. Remember, this is your website, not ours (we just maintain it for you). Those who are active in the CycleFish community, sharing photos, adding content, and making friends, have already realized the benefits of being a part of a community sharing the same interest...motorcycles and riding. So if you haven't stopped by in a while, be sure to browse around and see what's new. And don't forget to tell everyone you know about CycleFish, so that our community can continue to grow.

 

Regards,

 

Lucky & Laura

 

Your CycleFish Ride Leaders

 

Posted: 5/12/2011 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ]
I can't believe it's already May!!! We have been so busy both here at work on CycleFish and trying to get out and ride as much as possible (which explains why the newsletters are getting later and later each month). But busy is good...at least for us. Last month was another record month here on CycleFish with over 300,000 visitors to the site, and this month is already shaping up to blow that away!!! We also had just under 1,000 people sign up last month, so don't forget to say hi to our new members when you're on the site.
 
We did find time to make it out to the Laughlin River Run... at least for the first two days of it. Now I'll be honest and let you know that I am really not a big fan of the Laughlin River Run. Over the past 6 years or so it has become so over commercialized and policed, that it is really nothing more than a biker shopping mall. However we did have a great ride out with our friends Shadow & Diane (SearchAngel191), and Paula. And for the first time I can remember we made it across the desert without seeing 110° weather! While there we did run into quite a few CycleFish members and even a few business members sitting in the hot sun selling their wares. Andrea - from Wrapter - and her hubby brought their dual-sports and got some fun desert riding in across the river in Bullhead City!
 
The next few events for Laura and I will be... San Diego School Girl Run, Redwood Run, and then Too Broke for Sturgis (which we are). Hopefully we will see some of you there!
 
Congratulations to Our May Bike of the Month Winners
 
May Stock Bike of the Month: SSWC's 2001 Indian Chief
2001 Indian Chief
 
May Custom Bike of the Month: ORANGECRATE1's 2009 Custom H-D Ultra
2009 Custom H-D Ultra
 
May Vintage Bike of the Month: Lukegar8's 1957 Pan/Shovel
1957 Pan/Shovel
 
What's New on CycleFish
  
User Garage / Service Tracker
Well not actually new, we have made a lot of changes and improvements to the Service Tracker feature. The Garage not only allows you to share information about your bike(s) , it also includes Service Tracker - a convenient way to keep track of all your service and maintenance on your bike. To learn more about this see the Garage/Service Tracker Video. To start using your Garage - log in to CycleFish, go to My Apps and click on Garage.
 
New Contest - Motorcycle Photo of the Month
We decided to change things up a bit, so this month instead of the usual Bike of the Month Contest we will be doing a Motorcycle Photo of the Month Contest. This contest will be for Creative, Scenic and/or Unique Photographs that include a motorcycle (doesn't have to be yours), but we do ask for only photos that you have taken. To enter or to see other users entries visit the Motorcycle Photo of the Month forum.
 
New CycleFish Business Sponsors
  
With our commitment to the best quality products we just introduced the first weather proof boot straps ever made.
 
The second generation boot straps are made with nylon clips with sure-lock technology and durable rubber straps to keep your pants in place like no other product before it. Because of the materials that we are using they perform in the rain as well as a muddy field.

 


 

 
All bikers who want to remove there OEM Antennas off their bike and Hide it…its here! Just Hide it anywhere, simple hook ups, Peel, and stick, to get your ugly antenna off your bike
For Harley Road Glide, Ultra- Electra Glide, Street Glide & Road Kings.
 
Now with weather band!

 


 
 

 
 
Featured Businesses
 
AccessPowersports - Free Online Motorcycle Classifieds and More
Attorney 4 Bikers – A Biker Representing Bikers
BikeIlluminators – Motorcycle LED Lighting
Biker Boot Straps - Durable Boot Straps  New 
BikerCrap – Sexy Biker Wear & Accessories
Biker Diva Apparel – Stylish Affordable Clothing For Women Who Ride
Biker Wear House – Biker Clothing & accessories
Brukus Motorcycle Parts – Custom Security, Safety, & Comfort for Motorcycles
Custom Patches – Quality Custom Embroidered Patches
H-D Fairing Antenna - Hidden Fairing Antenna for H-D  New 
Favorite Jewel - Jewelry & Sunglasses for the Rider
H-D Collectibles – Harley Davidson Motorcycle Replicas and More
Hijinx Apparel – Motor Kulture Inspired Apparel
JLH-Oils – Specializing in Amsoil Synthetic Lubricant for Your Motorcycle
Kewl Metal – Custom Motorcycle Accessories
LadyBikerStuff – Quality Womens Motorcycle Gear & Clothing
LED Doctor – LED Lighting for Your Bike
Motorcycle Sunglasses – Great Selection of Motorcycle Eyewear
Old Harry's Leather Goods – Quality Leather at Afffordable Prices
Rainbow Oaks Restaurant – Biker Friendly Restaurant & Bar in So California
Route 22 Cycles – Tri-State Motorcycle Sales & Service Center in Brewster, NY
Save Your Skull – Motorcycle Helmets and Leather Gear
Wrapter - Unique Ponytail / Braid Wraps for Bikers with Long Hair
 
Remember that these businesses along with those you see advertising with banner ads throughout the site are the ones who support the CycleFish site keeping it free to our users. Please take the time to visit their profiles and their businesses to show your appreciation for their support.
 
We also have a number of events supporting our site via paid advertisements and featured listings. Be sure to look for them in the calendar with the highlighted listings. If you are the promoter of an event and would like to upgrade to a Featured Listing or add a Banner for your event, contact Lucky
 
 
Site Tips
 
It is now possible to search for a user by username (or any part of their username). Go to Users on the Main Menu and in the search box "Username" enter any part of the username you are looking for.
 
 
When replying to a comment someone placed on your profile, be sure to use the "reply" link located just below the comment on the right side. This will put the reply on their profile - not yours - so that they will be notified of the reply comment!
 
 
When you receive an email notifying you of a new message on CycleFish, do NOT reply to the email - that comes back to us. You need to log in to your CycleFish account and reply to the message on the site.
 
 
If you receive a lot of Private Messages (PMs) on CycleFish, you may want to delete any messages that are not necessary to save. The system will only sore up to 100 messages in your Inbox and 50 messages in your Outbox. Once you have reached the limit the system automatically deletes the oldest message.
 
 
We also have a few Video Tutorials for some of the common tasks performed by users on CycleFish.

 

 
As always, we want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of the CycleFish community. Remember, this is your website, not ours (we just maintain it for you). Those who are active in the CycleFish community, sharing photos, adding content, and making friends, have already realized the benefits of being a part of a community sharing the same interest...motorcycles and riding. So if you haven't stopped by in a while, be sure to browse around and see what's new. And don't forget to tell everyone you know about CycleFish, so that our community can continue to grow.
 
Regards,
 
Lucky & Laura
 
Your CycleFish Ride Leaders
Posted: 5/9/2011 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ]
First of all we want to thank you for creating your Business Profile here on CycleFish.com! It's been a while since we have communicated with our CycleFish Business users... that's because we have been so busy promoting and growing the site the site, and creating new ways for you to promote your business on CycleFish. If you are a regular visitor to the CycleFish website you probably have noticed how popular the site is becoming. Last month - April 2011 - was our biggest month ever with over 340,000 visits and 1,700,000 page views. So if you haven't visited in a while, now is the time to check back in and see what's going on!

 

What's New for CycleFish Business Users...

 

CycleFish now offers Regional Advertising!!!

 

We can now target your business advertisements to users in just the state(s) where your customers are located, whether they are a registered CycleFish user, or just visiting our site! We offer affordable packages for every size business, and our team can even create your ad for you.

 

These ads are a perfect way to reach our targeted audience of Motorcycle Riders in your area!
  • Motorcycle Dealers
  • Independent Shops & Parts Suppliers
  • Biker Friendly Bars & Restaurants
  • MC Friendly Lodging & Camping
  • Rider Training
  • Motorcycle Rentals & Tours
  • Motorcycle Attorneys
  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • Tattoo Shops
  • Other Motorcycle Related Businesses!
And right now to get this new program kicked-off, we are offering a 50% discount to the first two business advertisers in each state!

 

The same advertising placements are also available to national advertisers such as those with online stores.

 

 

Again thank you for being a part of the CycleFish community. We will be constantly working on new ways for you to promote your business to our ever growing community or riders!
 

Regards,

 

Lucky & Laura

 

Your CycleFish Ride Leaders
Posted: 4/8/2011 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ]
Well spring is finally here and we are seeing more and more bikes on the road every day. We hope that all of our Cyclefish members are finally getting some nice weather and are able to get out and ride! And if you are looking for somewhere to ride, remember to check out our Event Calendar. We now have more rides, runs and rallies than we have ever had before, and Laura (HDBeech) is working hard adding even more events every day. Don't forget to put any events that you or your group is having in our calendar as soon as possible so that our users and visitors have plenty of time to plan on attending.

 

And speaking of events, the Redwood Run is coming and we will be having our Annual CycleFish Redwood Meet & Greet. I know for many of you who aren't out here on the west coast, that you won't be able to make it...but if you are in riding distance we would really like to see you there. We will also be at the Laughlin River Run, but can only stay for the first two days. We'll be getting in on Wednesday and we are planning a group ride on Thursday. There will be more info posted in the comments section of the event listing next week.

 

For those that are just a little far to make it to these west coast Meet & Greets, we would like to suggest that you start a Meet & Greet in your area to get to know your friends from here on CycleFish. It doesn't have to be at a rally, or even a big planned out thing, just get together for a ride and maybe a bite to eat and some cold drinks. If you want to put together a Meet & Greet in your area...visit the CycleFish Meet & Greet forum to get started!

 

Congratulations to Our April Bike of the Month Winners

 

April Stock Bike of the Month: TEOTWAWKI's 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet
2011 Royal Enfield Bullet C5

 

April Modified Bike of the Month: Mav's 1997 Road King
1997 Harley Davidson Road King

 

The current May Bike of the Month contest is being sponsored by our friends at Favorite Jewel. Favorite Jewel has some really cool and very affordable biker jewelry and eye wear for both men and women.

 

Be sure to check out their products in the Favorite Jewel Storefront here on CycleFish.

 

Enter Your Bike in the Bike of the Month Contest - You can't win if you don't enter!
 

 

 

 

Featured CycleFish Businesses

 

AccessPowersports - Free Online Motorcycle Classifieds and More
Attorney 4 Bikers – A Biker Representing Bikers
BikeIlluminators – Motorcycle LED Lighting
BikerCrap – Sexy Biker Wear & Accessories
Biker Diva Apparel – Stylish Affordable Clothing For Women Who Ride
Biker Wear House – Biker Clothing & accessories
Brukus Motorcycle Parts – Custom Security, Safety, & Comfort for Motorcycles
Custom Patches – Quality Custom Embroidered Patches
CycleBlind – All The Stuff You CAN Live Without
Favorite Jewel - Jewelry & Sunglasses for the Rider (BOTM SPONSOR)
H-D Collectibles – Harley Davidson Motorcycle Replicas and More
Hijinx Apparel – Motor Kulture Inspired Apparel
JLH-Oils – Specializing in Amsoil Synthetic Lubricant for Your Motorcycle
Kewl Metal – Custom Motorcycle Accessories
LadyBikerStuff – Quality Womens Motorcycle Gear & Clothing
LED Doctor – LED Lighting for Your Bike
Motorcycle Sunglasses – Great Selection of Motorcycle Eyewear
Old Harry's Leather Goods – Quality Leather at Afffordable Prices
Old Skool Cycle Werks – Innovative One-Piece Bolt On Motorcycle Body Kits
Rainbow Oaks Restaurant – Biker Friendly Restaurant & Bar in So California
Route 22 Cycles – Tri-State Motorcycle Sales & Service Center in Brewster, NY
Save Your Skull – Motorcycle Helmets and Leather Gear
Wrapter - Unique Ponytail / Braid Wraps for Bikers with Long Hair

 

Remember that these businesses along with those you see advertising with banner ads throughout the site are the ones who support the CycleFish site keeping it free to our users. Please take the time to visit their profiles and their businesses to show your appreciation for their support.

 

We also have a number of events supporting our site via paid advertisements and featured listings for their events. Be sure to look for them in the calendar with the highlighted listings. If you are the promoter of an event and would like to upgrade to a Featured Listing or add a Banner for your event, contact Lucky

  

Site Tips

 

When replying to a comment someone placed on your profile, be sure to use the "reply" link located just below the comment on the right side. This will put the reply on their profile - not yours - so that they will be notified of the reply comment!

 

In the Forum section using the Browse tab will show you the forum topics sorted by most recent activity.

 

When Browsing forum topics clicking the small arrow () to the far right will take you to the last post in that topic

 

If you receive a lot of Private Messages (PMs) on CycleFish, you may want to delete any messages that are not necessary to save. The system will only sore up to 100 messages in your Inbox and 50 messages in your Outbox. Once you have reached the limit the system automatically deletes the oldest message.

  

As always, we want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of the CycleFish community. Remember, this is your website, not ours (we just maintain it for you). Those who are active in the CycleFish community, sharing photos, adding content, and making friends, have already realized the benefits of being a part of a community sharing the same interest...motorcycles and riding. So if you haven't stopped by in a while, be sure to browse around and see what's new. And don't forget to tell everyone you know about CycleFish, so that our community can continue to grow.
 

Regards,

 

Lucky & Laura

 

Your CycleFish Ride Leaders
Posted: 3/17/2011 - 6 comment(s) [ Comment ]

March means Daytona Bike Week, which to many is the Official Kick off to the 2011 Rally Season.  In talking to a number of the rally and event promoters, the feedback we are getting from most is that things are already looking a little better for attendance in 2011.  Of course no one is expecting attendance to be back at the all time highs we saw 4 or 5 years ago, but most are fairly positive that this year will show an increase over the 2010 all time low.  Laura (HDBeech) has been working harder than ever to ensure we get all of the 2011 motorcycle events and rallies listed in our Event Calendar as early as possible so that eveyone can start making their plans now for the rallies they will be attending.

 

Congratulations to our two Bike of the Month Winners for March 2011!

Stock Bike of the Month: 2007 Road King from MeanKing07

Custom Bike of the Month: Custom Sportster Chopper from 63scorpio

Vintage Bike of the Month: 1954 Harley Davidson Panhead from dkki 

 

For the April Bike of the Month, we want to thank HiJinx Apparel for sponsoring the contest and donating a Free T-Shirt for each of the winners.  So for your chance to get your bike featured on the CycleFish Home Page AND get a FREE HiJinx T-Shirt of your choice.  Enter your bike now by going to the April Bike of the Month forum post.
 

Note: If you have a CycleFish Business profile and would be interested in sponsoring the Bike of the Month, contact Lucky

 

2010 CycleFish Patch Blowout

We have a limited number of CycleFish “Member Since 2010” Patches left and are selling them at the reduced cost of $3.00, with Free Shipping.  If you signed up in 2010 and would like to get your CycleFish patch...  Click Here To Order Now!

We also have the new “Member Since 2011” CycleFish Patches available in the CycleFish store.

 

 

 Please Welcome Our Newest Featured Businesses...

AccessPowersports.com - Free Online Motorcycle Classifieds, Powersport Dealer Tools, and Tons of Funny Motorcycle T-Shirts

Providing a motorcycle and ATV classified service is a top priority at Access Powersports. It's hard to find a powersports-exclusive classified service on the web that's completely free, nationwide, allows for 60 high quality images per posting, includes easy video embedding, and provides anonymous postings to reduce spam in your inbox. We want to fill the gap and offer a quick, clean, user-friendly service to all motorcycle enthusiasts looking to buy or sell a motorcycle, ATV, part, or accessory.

 

Biker Diva Apparel - Stylish affordable clothing for women who love to ride

As a woman that loves to ride I found it difficult to find sassy affordable clothing to wear so I set out on a quest to provide all women riders stylish affordable clothing! We offer t-shirts, halter tops, sassy knit tops, and hand decorated crystal bandanas. New styles are added often so make sure you visit our web site often!

 

 

Other CycleFish Featured Businesses

Remember these businesses, along with those you see advertising with banner ads throughout the site, are the ones who support the CycleFish site, keeping it free to our users.  Please take the time to visit their profiles and their businesses to show your appreciation for their support.

We also have a number of events supporting our site via paid advertisements and featured listings for their events.  Be sure to look for them in the calendar with the highlighted listings.  If you are the promoter of an event and would like to upgrade to a Featured Listing or add a Banner for your event, contact Lucky

 

As always, we want to thank every one of you for being a part of CycleFish and making it one of the best motorcycle communities on the internet.  Those who are active on the site (sharing content, leaving comments, making friends, etc), have already realized the benefits of being a part of a great community, sharing a common interest…motorcycles and riding.  So if you haven’t been here in a while or taken the time to meet some new fellow riders, be sure to stop by and meet some new friends.

 

  Regards,

  Lucky & Laura (HDBeech)

Posted: 2/8/2011 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ]

Even though it’s only February, we can already tell that riding season is just around the corner.  For some there has already been a few breaks in the weather allowing for short rides and for others it may still be a ways off.  But they are already thinking about getting the bike ready for when the weather does clear!  Whether you are just pulling your bike out of winter storage or you’re one of the lucky ones that can ride all year round, this is always a good time to give your bike a complete inspection to make sure it is safe and reliable.  Be sure to review the Basic Motorcycle Inspection Tips.

We can also tell that riding season is coming, because the event planners and promoters are finalizing the dates and details on the 2011 Events, Rallies, and Runs, and of course we are working hard to make sure we have as many as possible listed in our Event Calendar. We have over 1,200 events already listed in the calendar and are adding between 20 and 50 new events every day.

 

Congratulations to our two Bike of the Month Winners for February 2011!

Algiejive and his 1945 Knucklehead Chopper for the Vintage Class and
Numbnutz and his 2006 Softail Springer for the Stock Class.

Note: Since there were only two entries in the Custom Class, they will be moved into the March contest.

To enter your bike, go to the March Bike of the Month forum post.
 

2010 CycleFish Patch Blowout

We have a limited number of CycleFish “Member Since 2010” Patches left and are selling them at the reduced cost of $3.00, with Free Shipping.  If you signed up in 2010 and would like to get your CycleFish patch...  Click Here To Order Now!
We also have the new “Member Since 2011” CycleFish Patches available in the CycleFish store.

 

As we mentioned in our last newsletter…2010 was a great year and we are looking forward to an even better 2011.  Well we are off to a really good start.  Thanks to the growing popularity of CycleFish and all of our great members, new member registration has been at an all time high over the past several weeks with an average of 37 new members joining CycleFish every day.  Please let’s not forget to make these new users feel welcome by dropping them a  message or profile comment welcoming them to the site.

Since we do have so many new members on the site, I would like to take just a minute to answer a few of the questions we get most frequently from our members, both new and old…

How Do I Add A Profile Picture and Update My Profile?  Simply place your mouse over the small arrow to the right of the word Profile on the User Menu and select one of the three options… “Edit Profile Information”, “Change Profile Photo”, or “Edit Profile Layout”.  You can also go to your Profile page by clicking on Profile on the user menu and from there use the link in the left column to edit your profile information.

How Do I Add Content Such As Photo Albums, Blogs, Classified Ads, Etc?  Pretty much all features can be accessed from the My Apps menu.  To access the My Apps menu, place your cursor over the small arrow next to “My Apps” on the user menu and select the feature in which you would like to add content or edit your existing content.

What Is The Difference Between Posting A Blog Or A Forum Topic?  Blogs and Forum Topics are similar in the fact that both allow you to share information with other users.  The difference, at least as we encourage it here on CycleFish, is that a Blog is typically information you want to share without a lot of interaction from other users.  Blogs are typically seen by those who view your Profile and follow through to your Blog section.  Forum posts however are much more interactive and used when you want other users to continue the topic.  Forums are also much more readily viewed by all other users.

 

Our Newest Vendor On Vendor Row… Favorite Jewelry

Favorite Jewelry carries a complete line of Stainless Steel Jewelry that is Biker Tough.  They also have very affordable Sunglasses for Riders.  And anything ordered through the Favorite Jewelry CycleFish Storefront Ships FREE to any address in the United States!

 

CycleFish Featured Businesses

Remember these businesses, along with those you see advertising with banner ads throughout the site, are who support the CycleFish site, keeping it free to our users.  Please take the time to visit their profiles and their businesses to show your appreciation for their support.

We also have a number of events supporting our site via paid advertisements and featured listings for their events.  Be sure to look for them in the calendar with the highlighted listings.

 

As always, we want to thank every one of you for being a part of CycleFish and making it one of the best motorcycle communities on the internet.  Those who are active on the site (sharing content, leaving comments, making friends, etc), have already realized the benefits of being a part of a great community, sharing a common interest…motorcycles and riding.  So if you haven’t been here in a while or taken the time to meet some new fellow riders, be sure to stop by and meet some new friends.

 

  Regards,

  Lucky & Laura (HDBeech)

Posted: 1/6/2011 - 1 comment(s) [ Comment ]

First of all, we want to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year!

2010 was a great year here at CycleFish and we’re looking forward to an even better 2011.  We started out 2010 with right around 4,000 registered users, and activity was starting to pick up with 100 or so user actions every day (comments, forum posts, messages, etc).  As we move into 2011 we now have over 12,000 users and 100’s of user actions every HOUR.

In 2010 we saw our first few CycleFish Meet & Greets where groups of CycleFish members met in person.  Some were held in conjunction with major motorcycle events like Sturgis and the Redwood Run; others were put together by users to meet up in places like Bowling Green, KY, Maggie Valley, NC, Santiago Canyon, CA, Orlando, FL, and even Ireland!  A good time was had by all and many friendships were made and solidified. We are looking forward to many more CycleFish Meet & Greets in 2011.  I know that Laura and I were lucky enough to personally meet around 100 CycleFish members last year, both locally and traveling to events!  Visit the Meet & Greet Forum for more information on attending or organizing a Meet & Greet in your area.

 
There were also some changes to the site itself last year (hopefully for the better), adding some new features and improving the overall function of the site.  Some of the things that were added were… 

Chat – The Chat program got off to kind of a slow start and is still growing in popularity, so be sure to check it out by clicking the Chat link on the user menu when you are on the site. 

Video Sharing – Allows users to upload videos and share YouTube videos in their own Video Galleries. 

Vendor Row – CycleFish Business users can now sell their products directly on the CycleFish website.  Be sure to check out Vendor Row to see these great products.  If you are a business wanting to sell your products on Vendor Row, Click Here for more information. 

Garage & Service Tracker – A cool feature that serves several functions.  First, your Garage lets you share pictures and information on your bike(s) with other users.  Second, the Service Tracker feature lets you conveniently store all of your bikes’ maintenance records right here on CycleFish so they can be quickly accessed anywhere you have internet service.  Click Here for more more information on the Garage & Service Tracker feature. 

Site Tutorials - We added a few Video Tutorials to assist you in using some of the basic features on CycleFish and will be adding many new tutorials in the near future.  In the meantime, if you ever have any questions on using the features on CycleFish, fell free to ask us, or the forum is always a great place to ask your fellow users for help. 

Event Listings – With over 8,000 events listed last year, one of the most popular sections on the CycleFish website is our Motorcycle Event Calendar.   Although it was not added in 2010, our Event Calendar has lots of new features and functionality including new sort options, easier to use layout, and the ability for event promoters to upgrade their events to featured events and add banners for even more promotion.  If you are an event promoter and want to increase your event’s promotion, contact us today! 

Looking back, 2010 was a GREAT year on CycleFish, but that’s nothing compared to what we have planned for 2011! 

Now on the current stuff… 

Congratulations to our two Bike of the Month Winners for January 2011 

In the Stock Class, we have streeglide and his Harley Davidson FLH and for the Vintage Class, we have jbgoodner2 and his 1962 Police Special Duo Glide. 

 

To enter your bike, go to the February Bike of the Month forum post. 

 

We are working hard to get all of the 2011 events in our calendar as soon as the information becomes available.  To help you with planning your big trips, we have updated the information and dates for almost all of the Major Motorcycle Events for 2011.  

Along with all the new personal users we have on CycleFish, we now have over 400 Business Users here on CycleFish, including these featured users who are helping to support the CycleFish website… 

Attorney 4 Bikers – A Biker Representing Bikers

Bike Illuminators – Motorcycle LED Lighting

BikerCrap.com – Sexy Biker Wear & Accessories

Biker Wear House – Biker Clothing & accessories

Brukus Motorcycle Parts – Custom Security, Safety, & Comfort Accessories for Motorcycles

Custom Patches – Quality Custom Embroidered Patches

CycleBlind – All The Stuff You CAN Live Without

Harley Davidson Collectables – Harley Davidson Motorcycle Replicas and More

H.D. Cycles & Salvage – Motorcycle Sales, Service & Parts

Hijinx Apparel – Motor Kulture Inspired Apparel

JLH Oils – Specializing in Amsoil Synthetic Lubricant for Your Motorcycle

KewMetal – Custom Motorcycle Accessories

Lady Biker Stuff – Quality Womens Motorcycle Gear & clothing

LED Doctor – LED Lighting for Your Bike

Motorcycle Sunglasses 4U – Great Selection of Motorcycle Eyewear

Old Harry’s Leather Goods – Quality Leather at Afffordable Prices

Old Skool Cycle Werks – Innovative One-Piece Bolt On Motorcycle Body Kits

Rainbow Oaks Restaurant – Biker Friendly Restaurant & Bar in So California

Route 22 Cycles – Tri-State Motorcycle Sales & Service Center in Brewster, NY

Save Your Skull – Motorcycle Helmets and Leather Gear

Waxing Frenzy – High Performance Detailing Products

Wrapter  - Unique Ponytail / Braid Wraps for Bikers with Long Hair 

Remember these businesses, along with those you see advertising with banner ads throughout the site, are who support the CycleFish site, keeping it free to our users.  Please take the time to visit their profiles and their businesses to show your appreciation for their support. 

As always, we want to thank every one of you for being a part of CycleFish and making it one of the best motorcycle communities on the internet.  Those who are active on the site (sharing content, leaving comments, making friends, etc), have already realized the benefits of being a part of a great community, sharing a common interest…motorcycles and riding.  So if you haven’t been here in a while or taken the time to meet some new fellow riders, be sure to stop by and meet some new friends. 

 

Regards,

Lucky & Laura (HDBeech)

 

 


 

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