How many of you have had to have your bike towed and cringed when your insurances’ roadside assistance brought the wrong type of tow truck. Biker’s in Colorado are very fortunate to have motorcycle towing companies such as Munky Mark who owns Motorcycle Transport Specialists. Munky has long been known as Colorado’s #1 motorcycle towing company.[Read more…] about BikerDown’s Roadside Membership to include Nationwide Motorcycle Towing
June 29th – Jeffco Fairgrounds
Queensrÿche • Extreme • Great White • Steel Heart • Vixen
and many more! Get your tickets now!
In 2015, The Dean Gary Team and Freedom Fest LLC ignited their passion towards our American Heroes and launched Freedom Fest Colorado, a music Festival celebrating our heroes and raising awareness to their needs here on the home front. The event raises funds for American Soldier Network, Fallen Heroes Foundation and a few other local Colorado nonprofit organizations. Little did anyone know Freedom Fest Colorado would become an annual event – attended by thousands, it’s become one of the most anticipated events of the summer.
By: Chomper Montoya
As many of you read in the February issue of CRN, the Randy Run for Fallen Riders dissolved the charity with the retiring of Randy Savely who was the inspiration and President of the Randy Run. This was a very tough decision for all the board members to come to. [Read more…] about Randy Run for Fallen Bikers donates $16,961.00 to injured riders in Colorado
Wide Open Saloon is a new restaurant coming to Sedalia that will be opening this summer, but that isn’t stopping Wide Open Saloon from helping the motorcycle community in a charitable way, long before they are even open. [Read more…] about Wide Open Saloon to raise funds for BikerDown
By: Randy Savely
For over 10 years the Randy Run for Fallen Bikers has strived to help injured riders and their families thru the toughest times in their lives.
As President and one of the founders of the Randy Run it takes a tremendous amount of work and volunteers time to make it run smoothly.
When I had my accident, my friends of Abate D-10 did a fundraiser to help me after my accident, and we all realized at the time that there wasn’t any type of organization that helped injured riders. We continued to help injured motorcycle riders thru the Randy Run Grant program and were funded independently because of our annual ride in July.
In the past few years, the demands required of board members has grown and finding new board members to fill positions has been challenging. There is so much more to running a non-profit than just our Annual Run. The work load of current Board members has become overwhelming and many are doing multiple jobs that are necessary for it to be successful. It is my hope that Mark and Lisa will continue the July Randy Run and use that run as an opportunity to help charities within this community.
As President of the Randy Run for Fallen Bikers, and with my retirement and pending move to Missouri, I asked the current Board to come up with a Plan to take over The Randy Run. This is a daunting task and the amount of personal commitment one would have to commit to lead this non-profit forward has been difficult to find. Therefore, in the best interest of all, we feel it is time to close the Randy Run for Fallen Bikers effective immediately.
As per our Articles of Incorporation, the Board must distribute the remaining funds in our account to other non-profits in Colorado that are helping injured motorcycle riders. This community is very blessed to have some great people and non-profits that are helping injured motorcycle riders, and we hope that this donation to them will help continue the work of Helping Biker’s Better.
On a special note, I would like to thank Lisa and Mark Gill for standing by my side for over 12 years. Their commitment to this organization and community they serve has gone above and beyond.
It has been my honor to serve this community. The memories and friendships that I have made along the way will stay with me always. I am moving, but I will be back to attend events and support this community as I always have.
This is probably one of the most difficult articles I will ever write in Colorado Rider News. My Mentor and best friend, Randy Savely is retiring. I asked Randy for permission to write this article. He isn’t one for computers or to make a fuss, but this community owes Randy Savely a debt a gratitude for over 10 years of service to the biker community but also the injured riders he has touched over the years personally and through the Randy Run for Fallen Bikers. [Read more…] about Biker Community Thanks Randy Savely, Here’s To Your Retirement!
BikerDown Foundation is always looking for new ways to raise funds to help injured riders, and the Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse team has recognized all the charitable work BikerDown has accomplished. BikerDown down has partnered with the Mammoth for their annual Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, March 23rd at the Pepsi Center. [Read more…] about Military Appreciation Night with the Colorado Mammoth
Often charities are started because of the life-changing experiences that people endure in this lifetime. No parent expects to lose or have to bury their child. Accidents happen and many times we are powerless to keep our children safe from the things they will be exposed to. However, this charity is bringing awareness to a children’s game that all parents, grandparents and family friends need to know about: The Choking Game. [Read more…] about The Ride for Hope
As Christmas gets closer, our Adopt-a-Family program is in full swing, and we still have some families that need to be adopted. We are continuing to receive the names of families in our biker community who are struggling, injured riders who are still recovering, or families of riders who have passed that are grieving. There are veterans and families that are without work that won’t be able to put Christmas under the tree without assistance from our Adopt-a-Family program. [Read more…] about Still Time to Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays
Volunteers will arrive at 7:30 am and breakfast begins at 8 am sharp. This has become a tradition in the morning and gives the riders a place to socialize, wake up and get in line early so they can be at the start of the parade. It has always been a contest to see who can be the first 100 riders lined up for the parade. [Read more…] about BikerDown: Toy Run Breakfast in the Park