Denver Cruiser Ride

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The Denver Cruiser Ride is a monthly bicycle ride in Denver, Colorado. The ride, which runs from May through September each summer, attracts over two-thousand riders each week. Founded in 2005 by Brad Evans,[1] the ride has grown annually and is known for the weekly themes and meetup in the Greek Amphitheater in Civic Center Park,[2] called the "Circle of Death".

The Circle of Death

History[edit]

The Denver Cruiser ride was founded in 2005 by Brad Evans,[3] a Denver bicycle enthusiast. Evans posted the event to Craigslist and shared the idea with friends, creating the weekly Wednesday ride each summer. The first ride attracted 13 participants.

As the ride has grown each summer,[4] it has gained attention from media outlets including television[5] and local print newspapers.[6] The event has also attracted the attention of local Denverites[7] and law enforcement.

Most riders choose to use a cruiser bicycle, though any bicycle is encouraged. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on cruiser rides.

Themes[edit]

Each week, the ride has a theme.[8] People dress in costumes and decorate their bicycles to match the theme. These have ranges from "superheroes"[9] to more obscure themes such as "Back in Black".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What I Learned This Year 2011 #13: Brad Evans". The Denver Egotist. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Denver Celebrates National Bike Month With 10 Reasons Why Denver is 'Bike City,.." Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Storytellers | Video". 9news.com. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  4. ^ "First ride of the season next week for Breckenridge Cruisers". SummitDaily.com. 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Cruising Denver in unique style". 9news.com. 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  6. ^ http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=DP&p_theme=dp&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=12904BA0083D44A8&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM
  7. ^ "An open letter to the Denver cycling community". Not Quite Hippie. 2009-06-18. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  8. ^ "Denver Cruiser Ride 2012 costume themes - Mile High Style". Blogs.denverpost.com. 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  9. ^ "Denver Cruiser Ride | 5280". As.5280.com. 2009-07-22. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  10. ^ Delahorne, Claire (2012-05-17). "Photos: Denver Cruisers are back (in black) for 2012 - Denver Arts - Show and Tell". Blogs.westword.com. Retrieved 2012-07-10.