A HUGE thanks to everyone who shared in the ride and enjoyed the party with us last night. In particular, we want to give a heartfelt thanks for the early bird Garrett Mitchell for shuttling his truck/trailer out first thing yesterday morning. Special thanks to Brian Clark for making his truck/trailer available and for being the caboose of the train. Thank you Nina for allowing your vehicle to be part of the shuttle as well.
THANK YOU SO MUCH to the North 17th Street Band for headlining the party and for being so unstoppable --- carting instruments 16 miles on your bike!! WOW! Thank you to the Abominable Showmen for your strings and harmonies and for bringing every single one of your co-workers out to the party. Hug & a kiss to Eagles on Highway for providing sound and equipment and for serenading us with his guitar and sweet singing voice with Willie on mando too.
Best costume male goes to Mr. Jesse Zacher because who doesn't like a man in tights, especially bold red & black striped tights! Best costume female goes to Cynthia Malleck for doing 16 miles (about 3 times after she went back and forth several times) in fuzzy faux shorn sheep shin and arm guards and glorious bright colored lipstick and a smile. Best effort goes to Ellie doin' the ride on a heavy ol' hand me down commuter.
Thanks to anyone who I might have forgotten...And thanks to those who weren't able to squeeze in the ride but who still came out to show their support!
And where would we be without the loving support from our favorite dough slinging queens of the culinary experience at the HOT TOMATO?! We'd be hungry and devoid of some of the finer things in life. We love their energy and their establishment and they love us Junk Riders right back. Thank you for hosting our birthday party. See you again real soon! In fact --- everyone should make a note that the Hot Tomato is gearing up for tons of music and fun this summer. Check it out (note: cover charge only applies to the backyard for select shows): Fruita Muse
Wed June 29th Whalin' Wil Whalen 7pm / all ages / no cover
And now please consider setting aside NEXT Friday for an extra special super fun event out on the other end of the valley:
Next Friday, June 3rd, the 4th annual Colorado Environmental Coalition West Slope BBQ is happening at it's usual location, Rancho Durazno. The price is just $15 for food, beverages (beer, wine, soft drinks), music and etc. Vegetarian options, Colorado meats, and a green salad from Cameron Place CSA will be served. There will be a free drawing/door prizes for Palisade Bluegrass tix (weekend passes), an Osprey pack, & Mountain Khakis. Kids 12 & under are free. This year, Flat Top Reed are playing the blues (6-9), Palisade Brewery pouring various brews, and we'll be rolling out our new CEC t-shirts for a special membership premium if you re-up or join CEC at the BBQ. Please forward this along to interested folks, and have a great holiday weekend!
When: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Where: Cameron Place CSA at Rancho Durazno 3938 G 2/10 Rd. Palisade, CO 81526
For those already in Fruita or unable to do the entire ride, check out our planned route. http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=67754 We should be rolling into the Hot Tomato right around 6:30pm. You can ride out to meet us along J Road and do an about face to head back into Fruita en masse! Please join us in any capacity, whether that is just at the bar or over a hot pizza pie or dancing to the music!
5pm We will ride en masse to Fruita for our 2nd Birthday Party!
Join us on our ride out to the Hot Tomato in Fruita to celebrate 2 years running of the Junk Ride! We will be doing an earlier departure (meet at 10th & Main at 5pm!) to get out to the haven of hot pizza pie in time to enjoy the party and the live music. We will have members of the North 17th Street Band + friends helping us celebrate with their boisterous music. They may even tow their instruments out to Fruita on their bikes!
*Bring a dollar bill or 2 if you want in on this year's limited edition Junk Ride Bday Party favors ($1 a piece.)* **Bring your pizza and beer money!**
The Junk Ride will buy one large hot pie for the rider who makes it out to the Hot Tomato on something like this.
We are working on shuttles to get home to GJ after the party/after dark. We have TWO TRAILERS for getting our bikes back to the big city. We need more passenger space. Please email us if you will not be biking but plan on being at the party and can drive us home. If you will be on the ride, please begin emailing us your RSVP so that we can account for you and your bike getting a ride home. THANK YOU.
HUGE heartfelt thanks to all of those dedicated Junk Riders keeping this event alive!