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Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
By Laurie Montoya
Tomorrow, May 15th BikerDown will again be hosting their 9th Annual Look Twice Ride and our theme again this year is CAN YOU SEE ME NOW. Motorcycle fatalities are up 33% from 2019 to 137. These are un-imaginable statistic and one that riders hope will not happen to them, however, there is hardly a week that goes by that someone in our network of friends isn’t reported to have gone down or passed from a motorcycle accident.
It is a well-known fact that the public does not watch for motorcycles no matter how many billboards CDOT puts up or lighted signs that are only up a few days in May or in August during Sturgis. It is a well-known fact that most motorcycle accidents involve a car and/or some sort of distracted driving. Distracted Driving comes in many forms including texting/driving, use of handheld mobile devices while driving, putting your makeup on while the vehicle is moving, looking in the back seat at your kids, eating while driving to changing the radio station.
Our riding community continues to be the victim of irresponsible drivers who are out driving with no driver’s license and little to no insurance and driver’s leaving accident victims on the ground and leaving the scene. Driver’s change lanes without looking and run stop signs/lights, hit the biker, and keep on going.
We are asking all riders who have been injured in a motorcycle accident or know of someone who is currently hospitalized from an accident, riders who have lost a loved one on the bike to STAND with us on Saturday, May 15th and show this community of drivers to WATCH FOR US!
Riders will need to pre-register for the ride to guarantee themselves 1 of our motorcycle awareness t shirts. T-shirts will be available the day of the event in limited sizes. Registration is $25.00 per rider. Each rider who pre-registers will get 1 free month of motorcycle roadside assistance sponsored by Motorcycle Towing Services.
Our ride will start and end this year at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse in Golden with kickstands up at 10-10:30 am. The Look Twice ride is known for great rides routes and safety is always key for this event. Dirty Dogs will have some great entertainment for our event, and our sponsors and biker community always donate great raffles and 50/50 drawings prizes.
Our sponsor for the ride is again Rider Justice. For over 8 years, Scott O’Sullivan from RiderJustice.com has supported this event as well as BikerDown Foundation to ensure that injured motorcycle riders have a resource to go when they go down.
This is BikerDown Colorado’s primary fundraiser that will enable us to continue the mission of helping injured riders until the end of the year!
UPDATE: The 2nd swap meet hosted by The Colorado Motorcycle Expo and Dirty Dogs Roadhouse in March was another record crowd and the weather again shined upon our biker community. There was a better diversity of vendors selling everything from parts to amazing riding hats.
Sadly, this will be our final swap meet of the season. Dirty Dogs Roadhouse is the #1 biker bar for a reason and with the warm weather and beautiful weekends to ride, they need both parking lots to accommodate customers.
On behalf of all the sponsors, Scott from The Colorado Motorcycle Expo, Rider Justice, Colorado Rider News, Mark & Rob and the staff at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse, we want to THANK YOU ALL. This modified swap meet was a testament to the pride and unity the biker community feels for each other.
Our biker owned businesses were struggling in this pandemic as the events they heavily relied on to get them thru the winter are rescheduled, cancelled, or eliminated entirely. We hope that these 3 months helped them get thru this tough time and get ready for any spring events they can find.
Please come out for the final swap meet on Sunday, April 11th from 10am to 4pm
Rob and I and all of our staff would like to thank each and everyone of you for helping Dirty Dogs Roadhouse STAY OPEN, with and during these COVID restrictions. We understand that all of us want to get back to normal.
We must ASK each and everyone of you to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the health department, such as social distancing, and WEARING YOUR MASK when you are not sitting at a table. We will be having staff strongly enforce this rule as this is what KEEPS US OPEN! During events such as the Swap Meet and other charity rides, the promoters will also have extra staff to make sure everyone is adhering to this mandate.
Your cooperation in this enables us to remain open and to continue to bring you great events and entertainment to Dirty Dogs Roadhouse. We look forward to a warm spring and great riding!
Mark, Rob and the Dirty Dogs Roadhouse Team
Mother nature clearly loves the biker community and on February 20th the day of our 1ST modified swap meet at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse in conjunction with Scott from the Colorado Motorcycle Expo and Rider Justice and Colorado Rider News was confirmation that that in the biker world, “If you build it….THEY WILL COME”.
Swap meets at Dirty Dogs are regularly done in June and December with great vendors everywhere, Mark can be found roasting something to satisfy the overwhelming crowd. It was unclear to all of us that even if the weather were nice, how many attendees would come out to support the biker owned business.
It was about 10am, that we got our answer, the parking lot was full up top, and drivers were parking on the side of Colfax all the way up past Wrigley’s. Riders were walking around with the goods they had purchased, and you could see the guys carrying around parts to sell and parts they had bought
This modified swap meet is a testament to the pride and unity the biker community feels for each other. Our biker owned businesses are struggling in this pandemic as the events they heavily rely on to get them thru the winter are rescheduled, cancelled, or eliminated entirely. Scott Schultz from our Expo, Scott O’Sullivan from Rider Justice and myself met with Mark and Rob from Dirty Dogs Roadhouse to see if we could come up with an option to help these businesses, the modified swap meet was the option we all came up with that could help everyone.
The party continued long after the swap meet was over with riders and vendors staying around just to celebrate a day of normality and listening to great music.
After the event was concluded, we spoke with several of the vendor who said the swap meet was a god send, and would help them get thru the month. Most said they would be back again in March and were so grateful for the opportunity to sell their items and make a few dollars.
If you are biker owned business and would like to participate in our March 20th swap meet, please visit the expo’s website at www.coloradomotorcycleexpo.com. Good spots are still available
The contest is on! The wheelchairs have been given to the clubs, organizations and biker owned businesses and BikerDown is looking forward to hosting our 1st Annual Customized Wheelchair Competition on Saturday, October 17th from 1pm to 5pm at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse.
In February 2020 we launched this competition in our BikerDown chapter of Las Vegas Nevada, and the response was overwhelming. 10 teams competed and each team really pulled out all the stops. Tents were set up and the creativity of their booths almost outshined the amazing work each team did on the wheelchairs.
The premise of this event is to gather medical equipment for our charity. As many of you know, for 10 years BikerDown has been supplying much needed medical equipment to injured riders in the Colorado area. We decided this year to include the biker community and to try to make a medical equipment fundraiser FUN.
No injured riders ever wants to recover in a wheelchair, they are depressing and the only motivation a wheelchair gives you, is how fast can you get out of it. Our customized wheelchairs have given our riding community great joy and put a smile on their faces during one of the toughest moments in their life. The injured rider also gets to SEE that a group, club, or organization/business took the time to jazz up a wheelchair and show the community we care about you.
In 2020, due to COVID-19, BikerDown Colorado began to run out of wheelchairs and the other much needed medical equipment such as shower seats, toilet seat risers and walker. We are hoping that this event on the 17th will replenish the needed medical equipment that we need to help riders until the end of the year.
A special THANK YOU to Rider Justice and The O’Sullivan Law firm for their continued support of helping injured motorcycle riders. RiderJustice.com donated 10 brand new wheelchairs for this competition and sponsored the trophies.
So, if you have any gently used but good working condition medical equipment, please bring it to Dirty Dogs Roadhouse on October 17th and vote for the BEST Customized Wheelchair!
On June 27th, I had the distinct honor and please of attending the biker wedding of Diann and Moonshine. COVID or no COVID, this couple was determined to not let the virus impede on their nuptials.
The ceremony was officiated by Rob, co-owner of Dirty Dogs Roadhouse and Diann and Moonshine were surrounded by all of their biker friends, family and probably a few hundred more that just wanted to wish them well.
We wanted to share this day with those that might not have been able to attend and to give them forever memories. Diann and Moonshine mean so much to BikerDown, #2Wheels4Meals, Dirty Dogs Roadhouse and the biker community.
On behalf of the Colorado motorcycle community, we wish you both a life filled with happiness and joy!
When Colorado Freedom Festival was forced to cancel its show at the JeffCo Fairgrounds, Dean Gary reached out to Dirty Dogs Roadhouse to try and salvage the annual event in some capacity. With swift action, Freedom Fest Mini was created and took place on June 20th at our favorite Golden biker bar. Guests were admitted with a donation that would be distributed to Veteran charities. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations to support our nation’s heroes!
Photos courtesy of Luke Wyckoff