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This is our current plan for the Kickoff Party for 2021; however, it is subject to change as conditions change and we get closer to the date. Rock Bottom is booking group events again and are willing to work with us in the event that our group is not large enough to meet the minimums that they usually set. PLEASE RSVP if you are will be attending-and let me or Nancy know if you are tentative or have questions about attending.
Our 2021 Kickoff Party will be held at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Englewood Sunday, April 18 from 12:30p.m. to 4:00p.m. We hope to see everyone (plus guests) there-it is a great annual event to kick off our riding season and we always have a good time, good food and good (or at least interesting) raffle prizes. We do expect the prizes to be down this year as many of our sponsors are not in a position to be as generous as they have in the past. Therefore, if you are asking a sponsor about donations, please be gentle and understanding with them.
The price will be $10.00 for Club members and $15.00 for non-Club members. Non-Club members will receive a coupon for $5.00, valid through May 15, 2021, that may be used toward the payment of their membership dues for 2021.
Exact change or checks made payable to CC Riders would be greatly appreciated. If you have not yet renewed your paid membership by Kickoff, you will be able to do so at the party.
You will have a choice from four lunch entrees: TBD (in the past, we have usually gone with a burger, fish n chips, BBQ sandwich and a salad). If you have dietary needs that none of these will fit, please contact Lynn or Nancy when you RSVP to discuss. The price includes unlimited soft drinks, coffee or tea. The Club will pick up the tab for all lunches, taxes, service charges and gratuities for the meal.
There will also be a cash bar. If you wish an appetizer or dessert, that will also be your own responsibility-along with any tips/taxes/etc for the cash bar and any other extras you might choose. Our function will be held in the Buffalo Lounge (the same place as previous years).
We will hold a drawing for donated prizes from sponsors and members (including the odd and whacky prizes we have come to know and love). We'll have to see how donations from sponsors come through this year, as it has been difficult for everyone. Tickets for the drawing are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
If you have a relationship with a sponsor/vendor, please coordinate with them on promotional items appropriate for prizes. AGAIN, PLEASE BE UNDERSTANDING IF THEY ARE UNABLE TO DONATE THIS YEAR, OR IF THEY ARE DONATING LESS THAN IN THE PAST. If you have something that you would personally like to donate as a prize, please contact one of the officers or Lynn. The prizes at this event always range from odd to fabulous-but it is always entertaining, at a minimum. Lynn and Nancy are already working on the famous goodie baskets for the year.
This is a rain or shine event. Please RSVP by ASAP. If you are attending with guests, please note the number of guests in your RSVP.
If you have any questions, please contact an officer or Lynn or Nancy. We will be happy to answer as best as we are able.
Let's kick-off the 2021 riding season in style! See you at Kick-Off.
Bruce's is open for business!
Meet at the IHOP for breakfast at 9:00 a.m. Kickstands go up at 10:00 a.m. Click this link to view the route:
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Bruce's is known for their Rocky Mountain Oysters as well as burgers and steaks. The Swetsville Zoo is open so lets stop to see the creatures. It is less than 15 miles from Bruce's. Ice cream will be an option too. We will then make a determination of what route (back roads or I-25) to head home.
Please remember to bring your masks!
Ride Coordinator: Mark Castleman, (303)[masked] or [masked]
This ride will be dependent upon county pandemic restrictions!
We will leave from the King Soopers Fuel Center (1150 US 287, Broomfield) at 9:30am. We will stop in at Rocky Mountain Kawasaki to visit Marshall and the rest of the crew there and then head north through Longmont. We will ride along the shore of Carter Lake and stop at the Marina Store there before continuing north to Masonville where we will stop at the Mercentile. Continuing on north along Horsetooth Reservoir we will descend into Ft, Collins for lunch before heading our separate ways.
Here is a map of our probable route: https://goo.gl/maps/LmGYnEtWagWKjVso7
Please bring your masks!
Plans may have to change on the fly depending on weather and possible pandemic restrictions-so be sure to check the ride before you leave.
Ride Coordinator: Lynn
An easy (though long-ish), open road ride out to the I-70 Diner, a Starlite Diner off of I-70 in Flager.
We will meet at the Flying J off I-70 and Airport Blvd (16751 East 32nd Ave, Aurora, CO) at 9:15 for our pre-ride meeting, with kick-stands up at 9:30. Note: with the plan for a first stop & rider pickup in Kiowa, we will be leaving on time rather than on “CC Riders time.”
We will head out on I-70 east bound, switching over to Hwy 36 at the first opportunity. We will then head across from Bennett to Kiowa where we will make our first stop. Folks coming from the north, you are welcome to meet us in Kiowa if you’d like to do so. The ride from the Flying J to Kiowa takes right at an hour, assuming no traffic issues.
IF YOU ARE MEETING US IN KIOWA, be at the High Plains Food Store (south side of the road, next to the car wash at the west side of town-401 Arapahoe St., Kiowa, CO) by 10:30. Barring problems, we should be there between 10:30 and 10:45 am and will take a quick break before heading out. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO MEET US IN KIOWA, PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO THAT I CAN BE PLANNING TO PICK YOU UP AND KNOW NOT TO CHANGE PLANS.
From there we will head out 86 to I-70 again. We will then head east on I-70 to Flagler, where we will plan to stop at the I-70 Diner for lunch.
With the Dairy King in Last Chance long closed, we will be having any needed ice cream for dessert here as well. Once everyone is gassed up after lunch (the station in Anton is closed on Sundays, so no gas stop from here until Byers), we will cut back over to 36 and head back to town. We will stop in Byers for a last gas stop and break up the ride to head for home from there.
We have hit all sorts of weather on our various trips out east, so plan for everything-from beautiful weather (which is in our plans) to wind to hail to blistering heat. Colorado has it all on tap for the eastern rides.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Please remember to bring your masks!