The weather on May 12 wasn’t looking good for the 2nd Annual Chicano Pride Ride Raza Run, But you couldn’t tell that to the more than 300 riders who showed up for the run.
They started showing up at Prime Time Sports Bar about 9:30am, daring the low-hanging grey clouds to open up with a little rain and keep the temperature too cool to enjoy the days’ ride. By 11am, the parking lot was empty except for a straggler or two.
The Raza Ride was on.
Susie’s Bar & Grill in Golden has seen glory days as a raucous biker bar that rocked and rumbled more often than not. After a dark period, Susie’s is back, and is as welcoming to bikers as it’s ever been.
Under the new ownership of Jerry Shinefeld and his manager Scooter, the biker landmark is cleaned up and re-opened as a solid motorcycle joint once again.
It was cold on April 28th.…especially in Colorado Springs. There were lots of places to be that were warmer than being on a motorcycle in 36-degree weather.
But if you were in one of those warmer places, you weren’t out for one of the more memorable rides of 2012 so far.
The First Annual Special Forces Brotherhood MC Poker Run was memorable—for riding in the cold, if nothing else.
About 25 riders toughed it out and turned out for the ride, which started at Bombardiers Hanger in Fountain.
It was all grab-ass and good times at the Berkeley Inn May 12 as the long-time Denver biker bar hosted its “official” grand re-opening.
The joint on Tennyson Street never closed, but an ownership change in February has prompted a few changes—namely a return to a real biker friendly environment and a-good-times-all the-time atmosphere.
“”We all ride here,” explained new owner and longtime bar tender Lisa Sanchez. “ And, we all like to have a lot of fun. I decided to kick things off right and let everyone know what we’re all about here.”
Well, now we know.
Riders leave Denver’s Columbus Park at 38th & Navajo after stopping for a group photo during the Second Annual Chicano Pride Ride La Raza Run May 12th. Gray skies and cool temperatures didn’t deter more than 300 people from taking part in the ride through the Denver Metro Area to raise money for Servicios de la Raza and have a great time. The ride ended at Prime Time Sports Bar in Thornton with a big party that lasted well into the night.
By Tim Anderson
The debris littering the grass in Denver City Park told the whole story.
Strips of yellow barricade tape fluttered in the gentle breeze. An occasional candy wrapper tumbled by. And the remnants of brightly decorated boiled eggs lay in the grass where they were crushed—turned into worm food before they could be scooped up.
Surveying the carnage was six-year-old marquis of Denver. He turned, smiling broadly, and said, “I’m still clean! And I got all this.”
The start of the riding season is now underway in Southern Colorado with the completion of the 19th annual Sons Of Silence MC Fallen Brothers Run on Saturday, April 14th.
The weather forecast for the day was not at all promising, but someone pulled a string or two and the sun was out, beckoning to all for a day for remembering, friendship, fun and of course--riding.
Saturday, April 21st was an annual historic event…. of sorts. Annual in that it happens every year, historic in that some of those that gather for this particular event are historic. It was the annual Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum Open House.
Spring is in the air…. well, it’s been spring for most of the winter this year, but that didn’t stop the annual Spring Open House April 21, 2012 at Sun Harley-Davidson in Thornton.
More than 400 people filled the parking lot with shiny motorcycles and smiling faces for the better part of the day.
“We had a great day,” said Sun General manager Duane Akiyama. “We had a lot of people stop by, everybody hung around for a while and had a good time while they were here. “
McCarthy’s Sports Bar & Grill in Aurora is making a mark on the Denver motorcycle landscape already this spring. The bar and restaurant, at 15350 East Smokey Hill Road, has been hosting Biker Day Sundays since the beginning of March, and has been ratcheting up the good times every week.