October is always the month that makes me wonder where the year went. The mountains are getting a dusting of snow and Christmas is only 90 days away. In a couple of weeks, I will begin BikerDown’s Adopt a Family for the Holidays, and in a blink of an eye, The Children’s Hospital Toy Run will be upon us. [Read more…] about Letter From the Publisher – Third Quarter: 2018
Top 8 Dos and Don’ts in the First 24 Hours After a Motorcycle Accident
By: Scott O’Sullivan, The O’Sullivan Law Firm
In the immediate minutes, hours and days after a motorcycle accident, people do the strangest things. Sometimes they act irrationally due to the burst of adrenaline in their bodies. Other times, they are simply naïve about their own injuries, or they innocently trust the other driver to take responsibility for the damages they caused. [Read more…] about Top 8 Dos and Don’ts in the First 24 Hours After a Motorcycle Accident
Show and Shine Bike Contest
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse is pleased to host the Show and Shine Bike Contest, sponsored by Colorado Rider News. Do you have a tricked- out chopper or a bad-ass bike? Then head on down to Dirty Dogs Roadhouse in Golden, CO on October 6, 2018 and show it off! You could win prizes, trophies and bragging rights, all while enjoying a great day with friends and seeing the baddest bikes in our area. All you need to enter is a motorcycle! [Read more…] about Show and Shine Bike Contest
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse Celebrates 1-year anniversary
Last year, two old school bikers set out to open a biker bar in Golden, CO at the Old Susie’s, and this October 13th will mark Rob and Mark’s 1-year anniversary. To bikers this was hallowed ground, and they wondered if the new owners would understand that history and preserve that old time biker flare with a fresh look. [Read more…] about Dirty Dogs Roadhouse Celebrates 1-year anniversary
Freedom isn’t Free
By: Don Enninga, ASM Instructor/ABATE of Colorado Northeast Coordinator
Freedom isn’t free. How many times have you heard this stated in conversations about our nation’s veterans, the military in general, our law enforcement and other patriotic settings and events? My Father was a WWII Veteran, and I have a great painting on my bike with “Freedom isn’t Free”, the American flag and an eagle as a tribute to him. Freedom in our country has been secured by millions of patriots like my Dad who proudly served our great nation. [Read more…] about Freedom isn’t Free
Focus on Giving
BikerDown National announced on September 15th that they have taken a necessary step to help riders fundraise online here in Colorado and nationwide. BikerDown National has struggled for years on how to help injured riders outside of the state of Colorado more effectively. BikerDown currently receives on average 2-3 help requests per days from out-of-state riders. BikerDown calls on all help requests and tries to help the families or injured rider weed through the trauma that they are going through but has been powerless to give any financial assistance to riders outside of Colorado or their current chapters. [Read more…] about Focus on Giving
Texas Jury Says It’s Illegal for Any Bandido To Possess Weapon
By: David “Double D” Devereaux
A jury in El Paso, Texas decided Friday that it is illegal for a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club to possess a weapon in the state. DT, a member of the BMC in El Paso, was arrested October 16th, 2017 on his way to work for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. Although it was conceded by all sides that DT had no felony record and was not a convicted criminal, the prosecution argued, and the jury agreed, that merely being a member of the Bandidos was enough to consider an individual a gang member prohibited from exercising their 2nd Amendment rights. [Read more…] about Texas Jury Says It’s Illegal for Any Bandido To Possess Weapon
Motorcycle Rider Foundation Brings Bikers Together in Denver
From September 19 through 23, 2018, ABATE of Colorado hosted hundreds of bikers for the annual Meeting of the Minds conference. What an amazing gathering of caring bikers from around the country! Everywhere you turned, bikers were greeting each other with hugs, questions about family members, big barks of laughter, and a few embraces of condolence. Such a warm, passionate, loving gathering of bad-ass bikers! [Read more…] about Motorcycle Rider Foundation Brings Bikers Together in Denver
Women Who Ride
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am a motorcycle enthusiast and love to ride with other like-minded bikers, sharing the same passion. I love to volunteer and help with charities and those in need.
How long have you been riding and what do you ride?
I have been riding for sixteen years and ride a 2009 Road King, 2016 Road Glide, and 2012 Heritage. [Read more…] about Women Who Ride
The Piper Inn
On September 21, Friday night around 5 p.m., after an afternoon motorcycle ride, we stopped at the Piper Inn, 2251 South Parker Road in Denver.
We parked our motorcycles in the designated area in front by the main door. Both sides of patio (non-smoking and smoking) were full as well as the bar and table inside. Lucky for us a patio table on the nonsmoking side opened for us to sit. [Read more…] about The Piper Inn