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How Do Motorcyclists Honor Fallen Officers?

Memorial Day is when we honor the soldiers who lost their lives protecting the freedoms of America. The fight for our rights worldwide, but what about those who protect our freedom domestically? We see police officers every day, but how often do we honor their sacrifice? Well, a ride here in Colorado does just that, and its connections to comradery and brotherhood might surprise you. How Motorcyclists Honor Fallen Officers with a Ride On June 1, the engines of around 100 motorcycles rode through Schriever Air Force Base, which is located near Colorado Springs. These riders came from miles around to participate in the 5th Annual Front Range Fallen Officer Memorial Ride. The ride started at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station before hitting the road to Fort Carson, Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base and the United States Air Force Academy. At each stop, riders did their best…
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Who Won the First Winter X Games Gold in Hill Climb?

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang have officially closed, and the United States didn’t come out on top as we have in the past. The U.S. scored nine gold medals, eight silver, and six bronze—ranking our country fourth in the medal standings. Of those nine golds, three were won by Coloradoans, but did you know Colorado handed out a gold medal of its own? A Utah hill climber recently walked away with X Games gold in a first-time competition you may not have even known about. X Games Gold and the Hill Climber That Won It He’s been riding since he was four years old, and he’s been competing in hill climbs since he was 10, which means 48-year-old Travis Whitlock has a lot of experience under his belt. The Springville, Utah resident recently returned from Aspen, Colorado, where this year’s round of the Winter X Games was held. Whitlock…
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A Tale of Two Motorcycle Rallies

In a small corner of the state, out on the Ute Reservation near Durango is the small community of Ignacio. It’s not exactly a big place, but when Labor Day rolls around, Ignacio rumbles with the roar of motorcycle engines. However, this year could be a different story as two small rallies try to make up for the loss of one big motorcycle party. The Tale of Two Motorcycle Rallies Every year, bikers would come rolling into Ignacio for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally—that was until 2008. The owner of the rally announced in May that he would not be organizing the event. Well, the city of Ignacio couldn’t just take that lying down. The Ignacio Chamber of Commerce organized bands, wooed vendors and made sure there were beer tents where needed. The new event was dubbed Ignacio Bike Week and for six year the city ran the event. In…
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