Realities Ride & Rally Memorial Day Weekend
Realities for Children Charities, a 501(c)3 charitable organization providing emergency funding for abused, neglected and at-risk youth in Larimer County, will host the 11th Annual Realities Ride & Rally in northern Colorado over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27, 2012.
Realities Ride Weekend is one of the area’s most-anticipated community events and one of Colorado’s largest charity poker runs.
All Bikes and All Riders are invited to enjoy our brand new Ride Route and free Rally events, including live music all weekend long, fireworks, stunt shows, custom & vintage bike shows, beer gardens, contests, big prizes and of course the 100-mile scenic ride through northern Colorado to raise money to aid the abused and neglected children of Larimer County.
The Realities Ride brings more than 10,000 motorcyclists and spectators to Old Town Fort Collins every year. Don’t ride? Don’t worry! Everybody is welcome to celebrate and participate, as every mile helps an abused child.
The weekend’s activities include:
Saturday, May 26 (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.) - The Rally – Old Town Square, Fort Collins, Colo.
Join us at this free community event to help our local youth in need. So many live bands will play that we need two stages – dance in the street all weekend long to Wendy Woo Band, Honey Gitters, Harley & the V-Twins, and more! Take in the sights, sounds and smells of the Freakshow Tattoo Grudge match Burnout Pits, Biker Games and Bike Rodeo. Take a ride on the Big Red Wagon. Enjoy streets designated for bike parking only, and enjoy food and drink specials from local eateries. Don’t miss the Hooter’s Bikini Bike Wash, Suicidal Lifestyle Stunt Team’s motorcycle stunt show and Covenant Tattoo’s Piercing Ambulance for on-site piercing. Watch the big guys go at it in the Battle in the Fort IV Strong Man Competition. Downtown’s largest fireworks display lights up the Old Town skies at 9:00 p.m. Sleep safe and comfy at the Hilton, with room specials and shuttle service. Pre-register for the ride and receive drink specials in Budweiser’s Beer Gardens and chances to win giant flat screen TVs from Best Buy, swag, cash and more! Rally for the fun and Rally for the kids!
Sunday, May 27 (10 a.m.) – The Ride – Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson
Join us just off the Crossroads Boulevard exit of I-25 for registration, beginning at 8:30 a.m. for pre-registered riders, and 9:00 a.m. for event-day registration. Skydivers will parachute in with Old Glory to start this year’s Memorial Day Ride. Just $30/rider and $10/passenger, which all goes to benefit the kids we serve, and includes: free Qdoba breakfast burritos and FTC Coffee House coffee (first 2,000), one poker hand each for riders and passengers, a chance to win the Hilton $1,500 Best Hand Cash Prize, a ticket for the $3,500 Newstalgia Paint Job Drawing, and a drawing number for more than $10,000 in prizes. First 500 to pre-register get a Realities Ride t-shirt, all pre-registrants get two extra tickets to win the paint job drawing, a chance to win a Best Buy Flat screen TV and drink specials all weekend when you show your Rider bracelet!
Sunday, May 27 (11: a.m. to 7 p.m.) – The After Ride – Old Town Square, Fort Collins, Colo.
Our free community event and party continues, with live music all day, all the fun and attractions from Saturday, along with the Thunder Roads’ Vintage Bike Show, photos with the Realities Ride Pin-Up Girls, Qdoba VIP Party Patio, live and silent auctions, Webb’s Colorfest Tattoo Competition, the award of the Hilton Best Hand cash prize, along with drawings for the custom paint job and other prizes.
For more details, and to register, visit RealitiesRide.com.
Vendor opportunities for this event are available – get in front of 10,000 people over two days for just $200.
About Realities for Children
Realities for Children Charities is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to serving the unmet needs of abused and neglected children in Larimer County. United with Realities for Children’s alliance of 150 local business members, which underwrite the administration of all programs and services, this charity is uniquely able to ensure that 100% of every dollar donated directly benefits abused and neglected youth locally. Partnered in service with 19 local ‘Affiliate’ Youth Agencies and Programs, Realities is able to create an effective safety net of services for the most vulnerable members of our community through provision of Core Services. All donations to Realities for Children Charities are tax deductible, and 100 percent of your donations are used to serve abused children, thanks to our sponsors underwriting all event expenses. For more information, visit RealitiesForChildren.com “Because no child should be forgotten.”