Old Bike Ride 10
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The route is different and there are several changes to the rules this year. It will behoove you to read this page carefully!
Open to all riders of (sufficiently) old motorcycles and all (sufficiently) old motorcycle riders
The tenth edition of the Old Bike Ride, conceived and still directed by Bob Ohman, is being sponsored by Norton Colorado. The purpose of the Old Bike Ride is to encourage people to bring out their old motorcycles and ride them. The approximately 125-mile route takes us over some of the finest motorcycling roads of the Front Range. It is open to anyone riding a motorcycle made in 1980 or earlier. However, a rider over the age of 75 (up from 65 last year) can ride whatever they wish.
We hate to repeat ourselves and we also hate to yell but it is important that everyone understands that this year the above qualifications to participate in the Old Bike Ride will be rigorously enforced!
The motorcycle must be model year 1980 or earlier, unless the rider is 75 years old for more
Another change from previous years: the special decals commemorating this event will not be issued until the lunch stop. There are only 100 decals. First come, first served.
Next year the motorcycle age limit will drop to 1975.
Location and Start Time
The ride will start from a new location in downtown Golden: the large parking lot behind the old Foss Drugstore, one block west of Washington Ave on 13th Street. Maps will be distributed to qualifying riders starting at 8:00 AM. Rider’s Meeting at 9:15. The ride will start at 9:30 promptly.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Beer
There are multiple coffee/dining establishments within one block of the parking lot, all of which will be open by 7:30 at the latest on Sunday:
- Cafe 13, a coffee/pastry shop facing the parking lot at 1301 Arapahoe St.
- The Golden Skillet, a breakfast restaurant facing the parking lot at 807 13th St. (10% discount to OBR riders)
- The Table Mountain Grill & Cantina, full-service restaurant around the corner at 1310 Washington St.
- Higher Grounds, at the corner of Washington St and 14th St, the best coffee shop in the area, a short block away but worth the walk.
- What a surprise, a Starbucks!, at the intersection of Washington and 13th.
The ride will stop in downtown Evergreen for lunch, so that you can select the establishment that best meets your fiscal and dietary needs, and, hopefully, receive faster service than we ever did at the Millsite. The ride will end at the Biergarden of the Golden City Brewery, 920 12th St., Golden, just 2 blocks from where we began. You’re responsible for paying for your own food and drink.
Need more details? Want to volunteer? Want to stay in the vintage motorcycle loop? Want to buy DVDs from past OBRs? Want to finance Bob’s retirement? Want to bitch about the new rules? Contact: