I keep believing things will get BETTER!
As we enter into August, it hits me our community is 5 months away from Christmas and the cold/flu season. I along with others keep hoping we can close our eyes and it will be 2021.
There isn’t much good news to report this month, as the events that we anxiously await for in August are canceled or so modified that you aren’t sure they are worth going.
Sturgis 80th Rally is in a few days and as President of BikerDown, I head there each year to help in the event an injured Colorado rider needs me. Make no mistake, I have a ton of fun, but it is good for riders to know that if you have an issue or problem, BikerDown will be up there
So here are some updates on upcoming events that we all count on each year.
Ride for Life First Responders Poker Run – July 11th is CANCELED FOR 2020. This event helps first responders with resources for their mental health and suicide prevention.
Cripple Creek Salute to American Veterans – August 21-23 – CANCELED, We spoke to Jim Wear of Pro-Promotions and there is a great article this issue to give riders an updated information.
Colorado Women’s Ride – August 29th is CANCELED – City of Golden informed the organizer that due to COVID, that they would not issue a permit for the 2020 ride.
UPDATE – Organizer Susan “Bubbles” Risky is working with Rider Justice and Dirty Dogs Roadhouse to continue to help the community and on the 29th they will host a Day of Rock with suggested donations going to BikerDown Foundation to help injured riders.
Can you SEE me Now – Look Twice Ride – September 5th – Normally this ride is held in May during motorcycle awareness month, but due to the shut-down rescheduled this ride for September. You can pre-register by going to www.bikerdown.org.
6th Annual Hornbuckle Foundation – September 12th – This event is put on by the Hornbuckle Foundation and supported by the Sober Souls, MC & Dirty Dogs Roadhouse. Proceeds from this event will be used to help those suffering from substance use disorder to assist them with sober living and recovery coaching. For more information and updates please go to www.hornbucklefoundation.org
We are still unclear what the future will hold for weekly bike nights and other charitable rides. Colorado Rider News will keep you updated as we get more information.
Lastly, we have updated our Biker Owned Business (B.O.B.) page with some new business that bring more diverse products and businesses to our page. It has always been my hope that riders would look to our B.O.B. page when you need a service done, keeping those biker dollars within our community.
As always enjoy the ride, let us know what we can do better and BE SAFE OUT THERE
Laurie Montoya, Publisher Colorado Rider News