The 14th Annual Realities Ride and Rally is Memorial Day Weekend with the rally on Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th at Washington Park in Downtown Fort Collins and the ride on Sunday starting at Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson in Loveland. A couple years ago, the ride was named the "World's Largest Poker Run" by the Guinness Book of World Records, but it is so much more than that.

This schedule of events will give you an idea of what I'm talking about:

Saturday May 23rd

All At Washington Park in Downtown Fort Collins 11 am to 9 pm

  • Young Realities Riders Patriotic bicycle parade
    - Sponsored by Colorado Cheer Academy
    - Free Realities Rider shirt first 100 kids registered
    - Parade led by a WWII Weasel
    - Best decorated bike 1st Place prize from Lees Cyclery
    - Best Patriotic Costume 1st place prize from Lees Cyclery over $1,000 in new bikes!
    - Judged by 8 Area Service Motorcycle Clubs
  • Honoring Vets at the posting of the Vets Plaza 13 American Flags
    -Presentation of the Colors and Singing of the National Anthem sponsored by Warren Federal Credit Union
  • SAM’s Club Free Apple Pie for everyone in the in the Park
  • All American Car Show (50% of entries to Vets Plaza – 50% to the Emergency Fund for Abused children
    -Kids Choice of best car awarded - Custom Trophy from Colorado Customs
    -Vest Choice of Favorite Car awarded – Custom Trophy from Colorado Customs
    -All Kids and All Vets must vote By: 2:00PM
  • Live Music all day long featuring 16 bands over the weekend downtown and along the Ride At the Main Stage at Washington Park
    -1:00 Rising Artist Youth Songwriter Showcase (Mary Sue Thompson and Emma Marie)
    -2:00 Paradox
    -3:00 Over the Counter
    -4:00 the Wanderers
    -5:00 Michael Morrow
    -6:00 The Lone Rangers (Tribute to Hard Rock)
    -7:00 HEADLINING Aerorocks – the Worlds #1 Tribute to Aerosmith!
  • Twisted Tea FMX Motorcycle Stunt Shows all day, including Pyrotechnics evening stunt show
  • Hooters Hot Wing Eating Contests
  • All American Pin Up Girl Contests - presented by Auto Collision Experts
  • Budweiser’s Beer Garden
  • Great Food and Merchandise Vendors
  • Front Range Cycle – Dyno Horsepower contest with $1,000 in prizes
  • Qdoba Double Decker VIP Experience
  • Eternal Brothers Dunk Tank and Tricycle Races
  • Bungee Trampolines
  • Indian Motorcycle – Classic Photo Booth
  • Covenant Tattoo’s 200 Foot Zip Line down North Howes Street
  • Realities For Children Silent Auction - Sponsored by Cycle Central
  • World’s Largest Poker Run Merchandise
  • Get your photo Taken with the 2015 Realities Ride Girls
  • 9:00 21 Gun Salute - Fireworks Close to evening

Sunday May 24th

  • World’s Largest Motorcycle Poker Run! Meeting at Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson in Loveland
    -registration opening at 8:30 am
    -Breakfast Burritos provided by Sean Dougherty with Remax Alliance
    -Hot Coffee from Fort Collins Coffee House
    -Skydiving Presentation of the Colors
    -National Anthem
    -Traffic Controlled Parade Route with honorary ride leaders from The Combat Vets and Bikers Against Child Abuse.
    -Law Tiger Scenic Ride Route with Live Music at Every stop
    -Hog Wild BBQ at the Colorado Access Lunch Stop in Masonville
    -Lead and sweep riders for directions and safety.
  • Chance to Win:
    -Tri – City Cycles $1500 Best hand Prize
    -$3,500 Custom Paint Job from Newstalgia
    -50” television
    -Nearly $10,000 in total in prize drawing!
  • Pre-registered Riders ALSO receive:
    -First 500 get free Realities Ride shirt
    -3 chances to win the Custom Paint Job
    -Separate Chance to Win a 50” television set

Rally at Washington Park Begins at 11:00am for everyone to attend and enjoy: (Bikes in by 2:00pm)

  • Budweiser Beer Gardens
  • Afternoon WWII Bomber Flyover
  • Twisted Tea FMX Motorcycle Stunt Shows all day
  • Hooters Bikini Bike Wash
  • Great Food and Merchandise Vendors
  • Front Range Cycle – Dyno Horsepower contest with $1,000 in prizes
  • Qdoba Double Decker VIP Experience
  • Eternal Brothers Dunk Tank and Tricycle Races
  • Dunk Sherrif Justin Smith
  • Realities For Children President – Craig Secher and other guests
  • Bungee Trampolines
  • Indian Motorcycle – Classic Photo Booth
  • Covenant Tattoo’s 200 Foot Zip Line down North Howes
  • Realities For Children Silent Auction - Sponsored by Cycle Central
  • World’s Largest Poker Run Merchandise
  • NoCo Tattoo presents –“Webb’s Colorfest Tattoo Contest
  • Memorial Weekend Flyover
  • Live Music all Day on the Thunder Mountain Main Stage:
    -11:00 The Key of Joy
    -12:00 Colorado Green Band
    -1:00 Clint Clymer and the Outlaw Gypsies
    -2:30 The Blues Dogs
    -4:00 Steve Manshel Band
  • 5:00 Live Auction and the Presentation of the:
    -$1500 tri City Cycle Best Poker Hand
    -$3,500 Newsatalgia Custom Paint Job
    -50 Inch televisions
    -And over $10,000 in prizes in total

Realities Riders raise over $100,000 for abused children in Northern Colorado!