Bikers Take Over Downtown
The 10th annual Tejon Street Bikefest, Colorado's largest one day rally returns to downtown Colorado Springs Sunday, June 27.
This year's event will encompass 10 city blocks of motorcycle only parking, vendors, and the party atmosphere that has made the Tejon Street Bikefest one of Colorado's premier motorcycling events. "In 2008, we just flat ran out of room to park bikes!" said Jim Wear of Pro Promotions. "Even with the road closures and all of the surrounding parking lots at our disposal, we needed more space. The City of Colorado Springs and CSPD granted us permission to move the road blocks up to Boulder Street last year, which will also gave us two blocks of Bijou Street and the use of Acacia Park in the future."
"In 2009, so many bikes and folks showed up for the event, that the CSPD shut the gates to bike parking by 1M. People who came late had to park 3 blocks away and walk" said Wear, "it was unreal."
The Tejon Street Bike Fest has become Colorado Springs' largest annual downtown event. The final count for 2009: 50,000 people, 20,000 bikes, 50 kegs of beer, 10 city blocks, 3 bands, 1 day and not 1 single PD or fire issue of any note.
The Jake Loggins Band returns again this year to entertain the Bike Fest Crowds, along with Radio London and Brothers of the Son. Live music will begin at 11:00 am.
Other event features will include an expanded vendor show, the annual Ride-In bike Show with trophies and prizes, the Corona Bikini contest with a $1,000 cash prize, Poker Run to benefit the American Cancer Society, Bikini Bike Wash, and old school motorcycle Rodeo Games including the Slow Race, Water Balloon Toss, Plank Ride, Weenie Bite and more. Admission to this great event is free!
The 2010 Tejon Street Bike Fest is presented by the Law Office of Daniel R. Rosen and sponsored by Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli and the Colorado Springs night club group including: Gasoline Alley, Downtown Lanes, Sam's, Blondie's, Red Martini, and World Famous Cowboy's. Other event sponsors include, Corona, Coors Light, The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum, Demon Choppers and Outpost Harley-Davidson.