Ride Calendar : 2016

Date: Ride Name:

Ride Calendar : 2017

Date: Ride Name:
Sundays Jan-Apr. Winter-Spring Open Rides
March 12 RMVTA Winter Polar Bear Ride
April 2 Wild Goose Chase
May 7 Bents Old Fort Caravan
May 13 Fay Myers Motorcycle World Block Party
May 14 Denver Mountain Parks Tour/Mother's Day
May 20 Run for the Wall
May 21 Fourth Annual MC-1 Honor Run
May 21 Ayre's Natural Bridge, Wyoming
May 28 Wet Mountain Valley Ride
June 4 Six Canyons Romp
June 10-11 Hink's Wild Ride---Flyin' to Zion
June 17 Aluminum Butt Ride
June 18 Father's Day/Open Ride
June 24-25 32nd 1000-IN-24
June 26 Breakfast with Bob
June 30-July 3 Bob Jones' Cody Conquest Caravan
July 9 Team Hink's Hickory House Hop
July 16 Seven Passes Ride
July 20-23 Bob Jones' Memorable Moab March
August 6 Sturgis "T" Run
August 12 Dinner and a Ball Game
August 25-28 Bob Jones' Black Hills Blast
August 27 Mt. Evans/Beau Jo's Ride
September 3 Riding with Roy-End of Summer
September 17 Fall Colors Ride 1
September 24 Fall Colors Ride 2
Oct. 5-April Fall/Winter/Spring Open Rides
October 19 Annual Charity Bake/Crafts Auction
November 11 RMVTA Fall Polar Bear Ride
November 12 Harry's Roamers 60th Annual Turkey Run
November 19 Rocky Mountain H/D 36th Annual Turkey Run
December 3 Annual Toy Run to Children's Hospital
December 9 Christmas Awards Banquet
December 31 ABATE of CO 28th Annual Last Brass Monkey Run
January 1 Annual Polar Bear Ride/Breakfast
January 7 Harry's Roamers Ice Races
January 14 Harry's Roamers Ice Races
January 21 Harry's Roamers Ice Races
January 28 Harry's Roamers Ice Races
February 11 Harry's Roamers State Championship Ice Races

Club Rides and Mileage Guidelines

Turn in all mileage and riders names to: Don Lyle
Phn: 720-789-0921
To qualify as a club mileage ride:

1. For ‘Non-Scheduled’ club rides there must be at least 3 club members on 3 motorcycles.

2. Or the ride must be a Charity Run/Event (automatic minimum 200 mi.), no min. club members. Motorcycle safety courses also qualify for 200-mile awards if they are attended by three members on motorcycles, including instructors.

3. Or the ride must be designated as a ‘Scheduled or Open’ club ride, no minimum club members.

4. Or the ride/event must be nationally advertised or listed in a nationally published magazine.

5. Or it is a published club activity, including, but not limited to: club sponsors open house, and Christmas Banquet. (The organizer or workers will get double one way miles if they use their car or truck, all other members will get one way mileage if they attend the activity in their car or truck.)

6. The group’s ride leader should collect riders names and report the mileage as soon as possible after the ride.

7. Mileage is measured by the reporting rider from port to port. If a rider has to leave the group or cut their ride short, that rider should report his mileage as soon as possible to the ride leader.

Open Rides/Breakfast Rides
All "Open/Breakfast" rides will be concidered a ‘Scheduled’ club ride, and be worth an minimum of 25 miles.

Open rides, from the Golden Corral, a 3677 South Santa Fe Drive in Sheridan, will meet for breakfast on Sundays at 9:00am for the October through March rides, and at 8 a.m. during the remainder of the year, with rides leaving an hour later. All "Open" rides from this location shall be considered a scheduled club ride.

Club meetings shall be worth a min. of 25 miles. No member/bike minimum.

Awards
Mileage awards are awarded after an accumulation of 50k club miles (plaque only), and thereafter at 100k club mile intervals (jacket and plaque), at the annual club Christmas banquet.

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RMVTA Winter Polar Bear Ride

Sunday, March 12                  7:30 am

Leave from: Gunther Toody's I-25 & 104th Ave., northwest corner.
Aprox: 250 miles
Ride Leaders: Tom Shumaker 303-514-1734

The route, directions, and length will vary depending on the weather conditions. We will meet for breakfast at 7:30 a.m., leave at 8:30 a.m. and attempt to be back in Denver by 5:00 pm. This ride will go regardless of the temperature. THIS RIDE WILL NOT GO IF THE ROADS ARE ICY, SNOWY OR IF IT'S SNOWING. Come prepared to ride for the conditions that exist at the time and are forecast for the day. Riding in the cold can be dangerous if you are not prepared. If you are prepared, it is extremely enjoyable and meeting the challenge gives you a great feeling of accomplishment. 

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Wild Goose Chase

Sunday, April 2                  10:00 am

Leave from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive

Come along and chase the rabbit. We send a rider out with a slight lead and the rest of us join a chase that leads whereever the rabbit takes us. That chase usually leads to some new, or at least seldom traveled, roads around the plains and into the canyons, if weather, sand and ice permit.

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Bent's Oil Fort Caravan

Sunday, May 7                  9:00am

Leave from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive


Aprox: 380 miles
Ride Leader: Don Lyle

This is a good spring ride. We'll head for La Junta and visit the fort built in 1833 as a trading post with the Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho plains Indians and trappers on the Santa Fe Trail.

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Fay Myers Block Party

Saturday, May 13                  9:00am

Location: Fay Myers Motorcycle World, 9700 E Arapahoe Rd
Approx: Open Ride Mileage Applies
Organizer: Fay Myers Motorcycle World

This is becoming an annual rite of Spring at Fay Myers where we get to promote our club and rides. In the past they have had both street and freestyle motorcycle stunt riders entertaining the crowds and a free lunch. Frank (Freewheelin' Franklin) Heinzel will provide 1000-IN-24 shirts & hats to display and ride guides as well as 1000-IN-24 entry forms. All members are welcome to come by sit in the booth for a while and help promote the club.

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Denver Mountain Parks Tour/Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14                 9:00 am

Leave from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive

Approx: 200 miles
Ride leader: Frank Heinzel

Denver has a bunch of mountain parks, from Red Rocks to Winter Park, including Bear Creek parks, Daniels, Genesee, Dedisse, Newton, Summit Lake and Echo Lake. We will visit most of them on this ride that is destined to become a FreeWheelers classic.

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Run for the Wall

Saturday, May 20                  8:00 am

Location: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive

Approx: 500 miles
Ride leader: TBD

This year we will be joining the Run for the Wall riders as they pass through Colorado on their way to Washington DC. The riders will leave Raton, N.M., about 12:45 p.m. on their way to Pueblo by 3 p.m. We should be able to ride at the tail of the group at least as far as Limon.

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Second Annual MC-1 Honor Run

Sunday, May 21                  9 am

Leave from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive


Approx: 100 miles
Organizer: Emily's Parade Team

This ride, sponsored by the Emily's Run folks, is an annual ride for the benefit of the families of fallen Colorado law enforcement officers. This third rally also will honor a fallen law enforcement officer. First bike leaves at 10 a.m. The ride ends at the Hoffbrau Bar & Grill in Westminster. The cost is $25 per bike. See www.mc1honorrun.com for details.

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Ayres Natural Bridge, Wyoming

Sunday, May 21                 8:00am

Leave from: Butcher Block Cafe, 1708 38th St., Denver
Aprox: 488 miles
Ride Leaders: Frank Heinzel

Breakfast at the cafe at 7 a.m. We will stop on the way up and on the way back for gas in Cheyenne, Glendo and Douglas, Wyo. We can get lunch in Douglas to eat there or take to the park. Ayres Natural Bridge is a 160-acre county park between Glenrock and Douglas 3.7 miles south of Interstate 25 at exit 151. Over millions of years, a bend in LaPrele Creek wore away a wall of solid rock, creating a natural opening. The creek eventually shifted course through the opening, forming a 30-foot high, 50-foot wide arch now known as Ayres Natural Bridge. The park is free to visit.

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Wet Mountain Valley Ride

Sunday, May 28                  9 am

Meet at: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive


Approx: 350 miles
Ride Leader: Bill (Wing Commander) Gillespie

The Wet Mountain Valley lies in southern Colorado South of the Arkansas River. Bordered by the Wet Mountains to the East, and the Sangre de Cristo Range to the West, a ride there this time of year should offer some very scenic views of the snow covered Sangres.

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Six Canyons Romp

Sunday, June 4                  9:00 am

Leave from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive
Approx: 227 miles
Ride Leader: Frank (Freewheelin' Frank) Heinzel

This ride will be on the six most popular front range canyons to include, Clear Creek, Golden Gate, Coal Creek, Boulder, Left Hand, and South St. Vrain.

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Team Hink's Wild Ride--Flyin' to Zion

Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11                  8 am

Meet at: Morrison Conoco


Approx: 450 miles
Ride Leaders: George and Julie Hinkle

Hink's Wild Ride will take us through some of the most scenic country in Utah. More details as we get closer to the ride date.

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Aluminum Butt Ride

Saturday, June 17                 6:00 am

Leave from: RTD Park-n-Ride, 3599 Wadworth Blvd., Southwest corner at W. Hampden Ave.
Approx: 600 miles Aluminum Butt
Ride Leader: Brian Boberick

This will be the fourth memorial celebration for Cliff Eudy's annual "let's get out and put some miles on our bikes" ride. We can always have a ball seeing vast quantities of real estate and test our riding skills on this one.

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Father's Day/Open Ride

Sunday, June 18                  9:00 am

Leave from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive
Approx: 200
Ride Leader: Frank Heinzel

Some of us will be lavishly entertained by small herds of offspring, and some may be entertaining fathers. Those of us with time on our hands may want to meander aimlessly along interesting roads.

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32nd 1000-IN-24

Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25                  2:00-4:00 am

Leave from: Fay Myers Motorcycle World, 9700 E Arapahoe Rd.
Approx: 1000+ miles (in 24 or less hours)
Ride Organizer: Bill (Wing Commander) Gillespie

After doing this annual club fundraiser for 31 years you'd think we'd have run out of routes that were not duplicates of previous rides, but we still have a few tricks up our collective sleeves.  Although this no longer is a public ride, we'll keep it in house for Colorado FreeWheelers and invited guests.

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Breakfast with Bob

Monday, June 26                  5:30 am

Leave from: Conoco Station, Blakeland and South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton

Approx: 370 miles

Ride Leader: Bob (Knight Rider) Norton

Knight Rider repeats his infamous Breakfast with Bob run for 2016. Popular with members with insomnia, this invigorating ride will reach an unannounced location in time for a gourmet breakfast. A challenging ride will follow. Meet for rider's meeting before we leave at 5:30 a.m.

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Bob Jones' Cody Conquest Caravan

Friday, June 30 through Monday, July 3                  9 am

Leave from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive
Approx: 230 miles
Ride Leader: Bob Jones

Another great ride choreographed by Bob. This year, Bob Jones and the rest of the group will use Cody for a bse of operations for trips that may include Beartooth Pass and the Tetons.

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Team Hink's Hickory House Hop

Sunday, July 9                  9:00 am

Meet at: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive


Approx: 350
Ride Leader: George and Julie Hinkle

George and Julie Hinkle volunteered for a stimulating tour of the twists and turns west of Denver. If you've been on a ride with Team Hink before, you know the pace is brisk, the scenery is delightful and the riders are going to have a good time. This ride will meander westward for lunch at the Hickory House in Aspen and back to Denver the long way. Not sure which long way. Weather permitting, Independence Pass probably will be on the route.

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Seven Plus Passes Ride

Sunday, July 16                 9:00 am

Meet at: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive


Approx: TBD
Ride Leader: Don Lyle

This is a great time for a ride in the high country. Tentative route will include Loveland, Freemont, Hoosier, Vail, Tennessee, Red Hill and Kenosha Passes.

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Bob Jones' Memorable Moab March

Thursday through Sunday, July 20-23                 9:00 am

Meet at: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive


Approx: TBD
Ride Leader: Bob Jones

Bob has explored most of the eastern Rockies and wants to go west. What better roads and views can you find than the Arches, Canyonlands and the spectacular scenery around Moab. Possible motels for the overnight stays will be announced as the date draws near.

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Sturgis "T" Run

Saturday, Aug. 6                  6:00 am

Leave from: Perkins Restaurant, 120th west of I-25, north side of 120th.
Approx: 890+ miles
Ride Leader: TBD

This is a hard one day ride to the Black Hills Motorcycle Classic (better known as Sturgis). You will be riding almost 900 miles for the day to "power shop" for motorcycle apparel. On this ride we have seen it all in the last few years, but it's always an adventure. Tentatively, fuel & coffee stop in Cheyenne, WY, fuel stop in Lusk, WY, a break if needed in New Castle, WY a short stop after running Spearfish Canyon at the Spearfish, SD golf course, and then on into Sturgis. Return to Denver time to be decided in Spearfish, maybe dinner in Torrington, WY, and another fuel stop in Cheyenne, WY.

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Dinner and a Ball Game

Saturday, August 12                  11 am

Leave from: Gran Prix Motorsports, 3105 W. County Line Road, Littleton
Approx: 200 miles
Ride Leader: Bill (Wing Commander) Gillespie

Baseball fans will travel to Colorado Springs Security Service Field for a game featuring the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The $26 charge includes parking, seats for the game and a barbecue dinner. This year, the date features the infamous Used Car Giveaway. The game starts at 6:05 p.m. Reserve a place for the event with the Wing Commander.

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Bob Jones' Black Hills Blast

Friday through Monday-August 25-28             9:00 a.m.

Leave from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive



Approx: 900 miles
Ride Leader: Bob Jones

The route isn't set yet, but possible way points on the ride include Mt. Rushmore, Devil's Tower, the Badlands, Wall Drug, Custer State Park, Spearfish Canyon,Deadwood and a lot more. Should be a great tour.

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Mt. Evans/Beau Jo's Ride

Sunday, August 28             9:00 am

Leave from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive



Approx: TBD
Ride Leader: TBD

This is our last chance in 2016 to ride to the top of Mt. Evans, weather willing. We'll return for lunch at the famed Beau Jo's Pizza Parlor in Idado Springs and improvise a ride for the remaider of the day.

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Riding with Roy-Summer

Sunday, September 3                  9:00 am

Leave from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive



Approx: 250 Miles
Ride Leaders: Roy Hansen

Meet for breakfast before the ride at 8:00 am. Roy Hansen lives in Ft. Collins and knows the roads in northern Colorado. He's going to share some of that knowledge with us. It's sure to be an entertaining ride. And, if you haven't met Foxy, yet, this is your opportunity.

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Fall Colors I

Sunday, September 17                  10:00am

Leave from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive



Approx: 180 miles
Ride Leader: TBD

This year we'll take at least two color rides. The first of which will cover the high country areas, possibly including Berthoud Pass, Winter Park, Kremmling, Wolcott, Glenwood Springs, Aspen and Independence Pass. We should see some spectacular scenery on this one.

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Fall Colors Ride 2

Sunday, September 24                  9:00 am

Leave from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive
Approx:  425 miles
Ride Leader: Don Lyle

This ride should be no less colorful than the first Color Ride as we will travel lower elevations and/or the southern Colorado mountains. Bring cameras. The ride will be spectacular.

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Fall/Winter/Spring Open Rides

Sundays October 2016 thru March 2017                  10:00am

Leave from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive
Approx: ? miles
Ride Leader: TBD

Breakfast get together starts at 9:00am, the rides, weather permitting, start some time after 10:00am.

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Annual Bake/Crafts Auction/Fundraiser

Thursday, October  19                    7:00 pm

Location: Fay Myers Motorcycle World, 9700 E Arapahoe Rd.

This fundraiser supplies money for charity and club activities, in the past we have raised over $1,000 on that night for such charities as: the Anchor Center for Blind Children, Community Ministries, Rocky Mountain HOG's Children Hospital Toy Run, and others.  Bring your craft goods, bake goods, or any other saleable items for donation to a worthy cause.

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RMVTA Fall Polar Bear Ride

Saturday, November 11                  7:30am

Leave from: McCoy's Restaurant, Northwest corner of I-70 & Federal Blvd.
Aprox: 250 miles
Ride Leaders: Tom Shumaker 303-514-1734

The route, directions, and length will vary depending on the weather conditions. We will leave at 9 a.m. and attempt to be back in Denver by 5:00 pm. This ride will go regardless of the temperature. THIS RIDE WILL NOT GO IF THE ROADS ARE ICY, SNOWY OR IF IT'S SNOWING. Come prepared to ride for the conditions that exist at the time and are forecast for the day. Riding in the cold can be dangerous if you are not prepared. If you are prepared, it is extremely enjoyable and meeting the challenge gives you a great feeling of accomplishment. 

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Harry's Roamers 61st Annual Turkey Run

Sunday, November 12                     Sign-up 9:00 am

Location: Start: FELT, 104 W. Floyd Ave., Englewood, 80110

Cost: $15/rider, $10/passenger, $5 for additional poker hand, $10 for a T-shirt.
Be sure to purchase your 50/50 tickets! Proceeds go to Homes for Our Troops and Children's Hospital Colorado.
$1.00 for one ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets in the 50/50 drawing.

The oldest (80+ years) active club in Colorado, holds the best and most challenging Turkey Run in the state. Join them in trying to follow Eunice the turkey to her nest. Never a disappointing ride, or event. Visit their web site: http://harrys-roamers-mc.org/  for more information.
Doors open at 8:00am
Sign up at 9:00am with coffee and donuts
First rider out at 10:00 am. All riders out by 10:30am and at the final stop by 3:00pm.

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Rocky Mountain HD 37th Annual Turkey Run

Sunday, November  19                 Time: 9:30am

Location: Start at Rocky Mountain HD, 2885 W County Line Rd.

If you missed the Harry's Roamers event, or didn't get a turkey there, try this one for size. Vinny usually gets a good turnout no matter what the weather, and it's almost guaranteed you'll get a bird. Registration 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Riders leave at 10:30 am. $20 entry fee. Check their web site as the date gets closer at: http://www.rockymountainhd.com/event .

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Annual Toy Run to Children's Hospital

Sunday, December 3                       8:30am

Location: Aurora Sports Park, 18601 Sports Park Dr. Aurora, CO

This has got to be the largest toy run/parade in the US. The name says it all, all you need to attend is a new unwrapped toy. The club has been a participant in this run since its inception and we don't intend to quit yet. Gates open at 8:30am, all riders in by 10:00am and parade leaves for Children's Hospital at 11:00am. Check their web site: http://www.rmhog.org/toyrun.html  for more information

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Christmas Awards Banquet

Saturday, December 9                   6:00 pm

Location: Mickey's Top Sirloin, 6950 Broadway, Denver, 80221

This is the only month we don't have a monthly meeting, and where we recognize the achievements of our members, and others, by giving  out various awards to that end.
Awards to include, the Walt Hankinson Rider of the Year award, any mileage awards, the Bud (DQ Bandit) Davis Helpin' Hands Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and any others we can think of.

Not sure yet if we'll have a gift exchange this year. If we do, we'll announce plans. Last year, we called for a $10.00 or less wrapped gift to exchange. The participating members will all get a number, the numbers will be assigned to the gifts brought to the banquet. When you number is called or drawn, you will get that corresponding gift, or without opening it steal a gift someone else got before you, then they get your numbered gift in exchange. No gifts will be unwrapped until all have been given out, stolen or exchanged.

Please RSVP to: Don Lyle by phone at 720-789-0921 or by email at: Don Lyle by December 1, bring check made out to Colorado Freewheelers, to the dinner.

Colorado Freewheelers Christmas Party Dinner Menu (2014 )

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Mickey's Top Sirloin,

Please choose from the menu at the restaurant. Ignore the menu below. That was for last year. There will be a cash bar.

Steak Bordelaise
8-oz. Angus sirloin topped with sauteed mushrooms and onions with a burgundy wine sauce.
$28.38

Salmon Francais
Fresh filet topped with sauteed mushrooms and artichokes in a lemon-butter sauce.
$28.38

Chef's Pride and Joy
Angel hair pasta, shrimp, mushrooms and onions in a creamy alfredo sauce with parmesan cheese. (Vegetarians may substitute Pasta Primavera wtih marinara or alfredo sauce)
$28.38

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken breast stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese, topped with dijon brandy sauce.
$28.38

Cocktails will be at 6:00 PM - Dinner will be at 7:00 PM - Evening Program will start around 8:00 PM. There are some very special awards being handed out this year.

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ABATE of CO 28th Annual Last Brass Monkey Run

Saturday, December 31                    Time: 10:00 am

Start Locations: North: Rocky Mountain Saloon, 4329 Colorado 66, Longmont. South: Big Train Family Restaurant, 3050 North Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs. East: Flying J Truck Stop, 16751 East 32nd Ave, Aurora. West: In the Zone, 15600 West 44th Ave. Golden. & Grill, 17999 W Colfax, Golden.

The traditional last ride of the year. entry fee $15.00 ABATE members $10.00. Renew and membership and get in for $5. There is  live music and a chili cook-off at the end at the Grizzly Rose, 5450 N Valley Hwy, Denver. Check their web site at: http://www.abateofcolo.org/ for more information.

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Annual Polar Bear Ride/Breakfast

Sunday, January 1        9:00am

Start from: Golden Corral, Sheridan, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive
Approx: ? miles
Ride Leader: TBD

This is a not-to-be-missed breakfast get together and ride (depending on weather). After all it is the first of the year. In the past we've ridden as much as 200+ miles in 60+ degree weather, and as little as just to the restaurant and back home in our 4-wheel vehicles. Someone almost always shows up on a motorcycle to ride around the piles of snow in the parking lot. Open Ride Club mileage applies.

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Harry's Roamers Ice Races

Sundays, January 7-28 & February 11

Location: Rainbow Falls, 15 mi. N of Woodland Park, CO on CO-67

Info: 303-935-6560 Harry's Roamers MC

If you don't mind the cold and sometimes questionable road conditions this can be a very entertaining outing. The Freewheelers have been known to be the only club that rides their motorcycles to this event. The Roamers put on a very entertaining show with everything from kids on 2 wheel mini-bikes, to speedway Jawas with 2" long spikes, racing on the ice. Spectator entry fee is $7.00 per person. Practice from 8:00am to 9:00am and races start at 10:00am.