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
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
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
September is the beginning of our fall season. The nights are getting cooler, the leaves are beginning to change, and soon we’ll be adding layers of gear when we ride. We are a little over 100 days until Christmas, and soon you’ll begin to wonder, “Where did the summer go?” [Read more…] about Distracted drivers cause 40 accidents per day in Colorado
For several years, I have been waiting to announce the premier date of American Dresser, a movie about a man who has experienced it all and sets out on the open road to fulfill his lifelong dream and confront his past. [Read more…] about American Dresser Hits Cinemas
BikerDown was founded in November of 2011 with the mission of helping injured riders in Colorado. Nothing could have ever prepared this nonprofit for the journey ahead and the diversity of the riders that we would meet. This mission has changed so drastically since 2011 as BikerDown continued to grow. Never did I anticipate that we would be so actively involved with an injured rider’s family and friends. I never anticipated the need for this nonprofit would be so great that we would help over 65 families with their motorcycle fatalities and over 150 accident help requests just within the state of Colorado in 2017. [Read more…] about BikerDown Foundation Expanding Nationwide
August is here and it’s Sturgis time! Many of us are going on our last motorcycle vacations of the season, and we are taking those vacations with our families. After enduring the hottest riding season that I can remember, it is good to know that fall is just around the corner and cooler temperatures are coming.
Speaking of Sturgis, I never know what is happening on any given day until it is too late, so Colorado Rider News has included a calendar of entertainment, activities and bike contests. Don’t forget Dirty Dogs Roadhouse has their bar open for business, so make sure you stop in and check it out! Let’s show them our Colorado support.
Every month we try to mix it up and try new things. This month we have some amazing veteran events coming up after Sturgis with The Salute to American Veterans in Cripple Creek, CO, and the Combat Vets upcoming event for American Military Families.
After running this publication for 7 months, the giving nature of this motorcycle community for charities and families in need never ceases to amaze me. Colorado Rider News will try every month to help these charities get their message out.
Rider Justice – Our community is getting ready for an amazing new organization here in Colorado. Rider Justice is going to make a difference in this riding community
On a final note, BikerDown and Randy’s Run for Fallen Bikers have partnered to help bikers better. Both organizations feel that this will enable us to offer more effective services for the betterment of the injured rider community.
As always, please let us know what’s on your mind. Whatever you ride, Colorado Rider News wants to talk about what’s important to you. Send me an email with your suggestions: info@ ColoradoRiderNews.com or feel free to make comments on our website!
No matter what, RIDE SAFE OUT THERE!
July is a busy month for our readers. Riders try to get their rides in, vacations with families scheduled, and prepare for Sturgis in August. We are halfway into our riding season and our community has been hit with an overwhelming number of accidents and fatalities.
[Read more…] about July is Smokin’ Hot
By: Laurie Montoya, Publisher
Colorado riders are gearing up for their annual Sturgis Rally. Their campsites are reserved, bikes are tuned up and they are ready for the 78th year of Rally. But this year, Colorado riders will have a new local destination in downtown Sturgis to wet their whistle, share a meal and meet up with other Colorado riders. [Read more…] about Colorado Riders have a new home in Sturgis
By: Laurie Montoya, Publisher
Our riding community is again facing an epidemic of motorcycle accidents. As we hit mid-year of our riding season, there is hardly a day that we don’t turn on our phones or social media and not hear that another rider has gone down and is in the hospital. [Read more…] about Randy’s Run for Fallen Bikers