Thanksgiving is about traditions and family and familiarity. When most, if not all, businesses are Closed on Thanksgiving Day and families are locked in the house with relatives that they see once or twice a year, about the only place one has to escape to is 7-eleven.
Rob is continuing the Dirty Dogs tradition by opening the bar @ 1pm and giving customers a safe place to escape to. Rob will provide the Turkey and just asks that customers bring a side dish.
The outside patio will be open with footballs games weather permitting and the Buffalo Bills play the Dallas Cowboys at 2:30 pm. So, come on down to Dirty Dog Thursday afternoon and gather with your riding family.
DIRTY DOGS CHRISTMAS SWAP MEET
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse and Colorado Rider News will be hosting the 2nd Annual Christmas Shopping Day on Dec. 14th at 10am. ALL VENDORS are welcome for FREE and bring your tent (this event will happen rain or shine)! We are asking customer to come share Christmas Cheer @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse and give some small business vendors and opportunity to get some last minute sales!
Colorado Rider News will be offering some gift wrapping for a donation to BikerDown and Rumor has it Santa Clause will be in the house!
If you need vendor information, please call Dirty Dogs and ask for Mark or Rob!
Sunday, December 8th, 2019
If you live in the Denver area and ride a motorcycle, there are just a handful of women groups to join and meet other like-minded riders that share the same passion for motorcycles. Three ladies, Sparkle, Khaos, and Xeva started Windsisters of Colorado with the desire to create a positive, warm, and welcoming group of both lady riders and honey huggers. Sparkle emphasized, “Having tried previously to be a part of a formal ladies riding group helped me see that there were not enough networking platforms in Colorado for ladies to connect.” They originally started with a handful of lady riders and have been blessed over the last four years, as it has grown to almost 400 followers!
Windsisters was whispered in other ladies’ groups and soon on social media because of the fun quarterly socials and rides they were hosting and posting. That is how I discovered Windsisters. I know Khaos pretty well for we went on a spectacular motorcycle road trip to Seattle and down the Pacific Coast back to Colorado several years ago. She hosted a social at the Glenn Bar, and I met some awesome lady riders. It’s cool to learn that there are women riders out there from all walks of life and to hear their story on how they got into riding. What I like about Windsisters is that they open their arms to anyone regardless of what they ride, of all makes and models of two and three-wheel motorcycles and all ability levels.
Positive Female Presence
Sparkle boasted about the Windsisters of Colorado Facebook social group page. She continued, “This allows ladies to share experiences in the wind, tips on maintenance or riding gear and allows members to share meet-up opportunities. The goal of the group is to encourage a strong POSITIVE female presence in the Colorado riding community.”
Although started in the Denver metro, Windsisters has now spanned across Colorado. They encourage ladies to share events to help others know what is going on in their areas.
Sparkle articulated, “TOGETHER we can create a beautiful environment promoting lady riders. We are thankful for the people who have helped create the group that we have, as it takes each person to show up, be engaged, and be open to new friendships for it to continue to grow.”
They are always looking for ladies to partner and host a meetup in their area. Their next social event will be January 18, 2020 Holiday After-Party.
If you or any lady friends you know are interested in joining, please request to join Windsisters of Colorado on Facebook.
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So much work went into the first wave of renovations of a building that had been neglected by others for years. It would require more than repainting. Dirty Dogs had to have a certain biker flair but keep the same visual of the Susie’s we loved. The biker community didn’t disappoint and supported and packed Dirty Dogs from the moment that it opened.
When Mark and Rob ventured into the transformation of our beloved Susie’s bar, no-one could have imagined the Dirty Dogs Roadhouse that is 2 years in the making. Vintage riders longed to have a true biker bar back in Golden and a place to go where they were understood and welcomed.
Next came Mark and Rob’s vision to create an outdoor patio area that could accommodate the overwhelming number of riders that were coming in on the weekends. For months, customers would come just to watch Mark & Rob doing the improvements themselves and you could see the excitement each week as another intricate piece of wall or concrete was poured.
The 3rd wave was the outdoor stage area that would enable Mark & Rob to bring bigger entertainment and host multiple riding events simultaneously. The 4th wave was the upper parking lot to enable more riders and vehicles to safely park. And who could forget the yellow buses they bought to transport riders to/from the Freedom Fest at Jeffco fairgrounds.
Dirty Dogs will be hosting their 2nd Anniversary Birthday party on October 12th so SAVE THE DATE and Thank you Dirty Dogs for giving the biker community in Denver a place to call HOME!
By Don Enninga, ASM Lead Instructor & Instructor Trainer
October offers a special, cost-saving opportunity for ASM classes! Rider Justice is subsidizing both of the October courses making them incredibly affordable for riders by sponsoring up to 20 riders per course making their cost only $35 each, a $50 per course savings!
From: www.roadguardians.org: Accident Scene Management is the leading Motorcycle Trauma Training Organization in the world and the only accredited non-profit Bystander Program in the USA. The key to reducing injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists is education. Road Guardians encourages all motorcyclists to become lifelong learners, and to do all they can to avoid a crash from occurring. We go one-step further than many other safety programs – we connect motorcycle trauma first response as part of the solution.
Are You Prepared?
Will you be prepared to help another rider in a time of need? After a crash occurs there is a gap in time of 5-30 minutes before an ambulance arrives. Will you know how to help?
Don Enninga, EMT & Motorcycle Rider says, “I believe motorcycles and education do go hand in hand! Without the education, someone crashes, and then you are left to wonder: How do I manage this motorcycle crash scene? How do I make the scene safe for me and others including the victim? How do I know if he/she is breathing? Do I have the ability to stop serious bleeding? These questions and many more can be answered as you prepare yourself to react when the unimaginable event of a motorcycle crash occurs. How you might ask?”
Very good question! The Accident Scene Management (ASM) course will provide you the answers you seek. How do you take this valuable course? In conjunction with Rider Justice, the Advocacy Arm of The O’Sullivan Law Firm and BikerDown Colorado who provides assistance to injured riders and their families, we are providing two upcoming courses for you and your many riding buddies to take!
Clear your calendar for classes coming up at the Hampton Inn Denver West in Golden, CO in October. On Saturday, October 26, 2019, a level 100 Series Basic Instructor Led Class called “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist” will be offered. This is our most popular class. Learn what to do in the first 5-30 minutes after a crash until professional help arrives. Fully Instructor Led (IL) by a certified ASM instructor, this 7 hour class (8 with lunch) teaches helmet removal, jaw thrust rescue breathing, moving the injured, controlling bleeding and more. All skills are all taught and practiced.
The 300 Series Instructor Led (IL) “Advanced Bystander Assistance” course will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the same location. Learn to be a leader at a scene as well as how to assist the EMS when they arrive. Advanced Airway management, Common medical emergencies, assisting the EMS with Extrication, Femoral Traction, role play and more are taught in this 7 hour instructor led class (8 hours with a lunch break). The pre-requisite to attend the Advanced Bystander Assistance course is completing a 100 series class or a Basic Refresher within two years.
How much is a 7-8 hour day of quality motorcycle trauma instruction worth? Normally, these valuable courses are $85 per day to help you be more prepared in the event of an accident. A small investment when it comes to peace of mind as you prepare for the worst while hoping for the best when out riding.
Save Money in October
October offers a special, cost-saving opportunity for ASM classes! Rider Justice is subsidizing both of the October courses making them incredibly affordable for riders by sponsoring up to 20 riders per course making their cost only $35 each, a $50 per course savings! Additionally, Rider Justice is making a $10 per registrant donation to BikerDown. If you are a road captain or otherwise frequently ride with others, we encourage you to take full advantage of the Rider Justice sponsorship by taking both the Saturday and Sunday courses.
Great minds think alike! Get all the great minds you know together and come take one or both of these courses. As your Lead instructor, I look forward to working with you to be prepared.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-768-5599 or REGISTER NOW at: www.RiderJustice.com/events to make sure you have a spot reserved. Registration is on a first come/first served basis.