Old Bike Ride 11

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Open to all riders of (sufficiently) old motorcycles and all (sufficiently) old motorcycle riders

The eleventh 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 can ride whatever they wish.

We hate to repeat ourselves and we also hate to yell but it is important that everyone understands that 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 or more

As in OBR 10, the special decals commemorating this event will not be issued until the lunch stop. There are only 100 decals. First come, first served.

Location and Start Time

The ride will start from the same location in downtown Golden as last year: 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. 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.

Further Information

Info may be available live at gatherings of/for First Thursdays at Crash45 (321 E 45th Ave.), Norton Colorado, Third Tuesdays at Gary Lee’s Motor Club and Grub & BMAC and anywhere that demented vintage motorcyclists are likely to be found.

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 rules? Contact:

Bob Ohman
(303) 570-9333