Fatal motorcycle accident in Olathe Nov. 24

Olathe Police Officers responded to a single motorcycle accident on south Lakeshore Drive and west 151st Street at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.

The driver and sole occupant of the motorcycle, a 24-year-old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver’s name was not released pending notification of next of kin.

This case remains under investigation by the Olathe Police Department Traffic Unit. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-7500 or 913-971-6950.


Ride for Kids nets $36,505

Motorcyclists at the Kansas City Ride for Kids brought in $36,505 in donations for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on July 28. More than 275 people participated in the 10th annual event, which began on a sunny morning at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.

The event’s stars were the 10 local brain tumor survivors who led the ride: Cameron, Carter, Noah, J.T, Jake, Isabella, Dorene, Anna, Xander and Ben.

“It makes me so happy being a survivor at the Ride for Kids and I want that for other kids,”  Carter said. “I want them to have a chance to do Ride for Kids, too.”

As of ride time, the individual, motorcycle club/chapter and motorcycle business with the most raised were Jennifer Burroughs ($4,150), American Legion Riders ($6,948) and Hub Cycle ($4,102). The top non-motorcycle organization was KC Parrothead Club ($2,061).

The event is still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Aug. 28.

Kathleen Wirt won the drawing for a new Honda CBR250 and Mark Clark won a Bell motorcycle helmet. DJ Slacker from 101 The Fox emceed the event.

Thank you to the devoted volunteers who organized the event. This year’s task force leaders were Jeff Griswold, Darren Marshall, Kim Freese and Don Decker.


Car and Motorcycle Show to benefit Olathe Police Foundation

The Olathe Police Foundation will host its 4th Annual Benefit Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 18 at the corner of Santa Fe (K-150/135th Street) and Chestnut in downtown (Original Town) Olathe.

Spectators are welcome and admission is free.

The car and motorcycle show is a fun-filled, family oriented fund-raising event that supports the men and women of the Olathe Police Department. For the first time since its inauguration, this event will be part of National Police Week. Continue reading

Helpful tips

These tips were sent to me from my motorcycle buddy, Tom, who now lives in Arizona: Continue reading

Colorado or Bust! … is a bust!


What’s that old saying about the best laid plans?

My gear was packed. The motorcycle was ready to go with new plugs, air filter and front brake pads. It was cleaned, the chrome was polished and everything was ready for my brother Mark and me to leave Saturday morning for a week-long motorcycle trip to Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.

I was sitting in my comfy front-room chair watching television when the phone rang. Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: