Rocky Mountain Stories

7th Annual Joker’s Wild

This Memorial Day Weekend bikers from all over the Front Range will come together to help abused and neglected youth at the Realities For Children’s 7th Annual Joker’s Wild Realities Ride & Poker Run on Sunday, May 25th. Thousands of bikers will enjoy a 100 mile scenic tour of Northern Colorado, with free ride shirts to the first 500 pre-registered ...

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Arches National Park

By Frosty Wooldridge Have you ever straddled the roaring engine of a motorcycle? Ever felt it surge between your legs when you popped the clutch? Have you felt cool air rush into your face from high mountain peaks? Ever glide into a sunset with clouds basking in the ebbing crimson rays of the day’s final glory? Have you camped out ...

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Jeff Smith Benefit

BY EDWARD BENKO I met Jeff at the (I think Max was 3 or 4 then) bike shop that used to service my scoot, he an I have been friends since. For years Jeff has wanted me to become what he called a “jewelry gypsy” and work with him at the shows he does. This past summer I took him ...

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Colorado Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet

Denver, CO – February 2 -3, the Colorado Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet celebrated their 30th Anniversary over Super Bowl Weekend at the National Western Complex, which it has called home over the past several years. While millions of people throughout the world focused on the grand spectacle that is the Super Bowl, several thousand motorcycle enthusiasts gathered to search ...

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2007 Last Brass Monkey Run

  December 31, 2007, was 28 degrees and snow was piled everywhere. ABATE held it’s annual fundraiser at the Grizzly Rose. We had 450 attendees, numbers were down a bit from last year. Several brave souls rode their motorcycles in spite of the cold weather. Folks picked up the 2007 brass nuts and settled in where it was warm. Blues ...

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A Brother in Need

There’s a biker out there that could use your help, as you start to think about this year’s riding season and planning the runs you want to attend. Many of you know or have heard of an accident during December 3rd’s toy run to Children’s Hospital in Aurora, CO. One rider started the day in a festive mood with intentions ...

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Patriot Chopper

In late June of 2007, the Army National Guard sent an internal press release announcing a contest to assist Orange County Choppers in designing a new National Guard chopper that would be used primarily for two purposes; recruiting and safety awareness. The contest ran the month of July with the winner announced in early August. This announcement caught the eye ...

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Remembering My Friend: Evel Knievel

By Arlin Harmon One of the great things about the sport of motorcycles is the unique people you meet. I’ve been thinking about one person in particular I met in the late 60’s. He became a good friend. He’s gone now, but left memories that won’t be forgotten. He was one of those special personalities. Wild and crazy like a ...

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Evel Knievel

The story broke Friday afternoon, Nov. 30: “Evel Knievel Dead.” That line could have been written, perhaps should have been written almost 40 years ago and then again over the ensuing 15 years after any one of a dozen spectacular crashes. Instead it was written as Evel passed away of natural causes in Florida at age 69. Proof positive that ...

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IAFF Ride to Remember

Each year, firefighters from all over the United States and Canada come to Colorado Springs, home of the International Association of Firefighters Memorial. These men and women gather together to remember brave firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Honor Guards, guest speakers, a multitude of Pipe and Drum Bands, and the families of those being ...

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