20th Annual REALITIES RIDE AND RALLY IS ON!
You are invited to celebrate Memorial Weekend Sunday as we come together once again to make every mile help a child!
This is the weekend where we honor those who serve and serve those in need as everyone who loves the freedom of the ride comes together, and gives a voice to those children who have been silenced by abuse.
We are excited to share that we have a brand new, Pandemic Safe model for this years in-person Realities Ride!
REALITIES RIDE AND RALLY 2021
2021 Ride Information
We have been working hard to honor all public safety requirements and create a Realities Ride we can all enjoy! The World’s Largest Poker run will continue and this year every ride stop on the route will be its own Rally. As we celebrate 20 years of making every mile help a child, this year will feature a one-day 5-stop Rally concept, that will allow us to gather safely, maximize those who can ride with us, and enjoy a beautiful ride together.
Due to Covid restrictions in place at this time, the 20th Annual Realities Ride will be offered as pre-register ONLY, so we can direct you to your "Rally Start Location" before riding through our 5 Poker Run stops throughout the day. Each stop will feature live music, great food, vendors, a beer garden, and of course Realities Ride entertainment and activities- including stunt shows, car shows, tattoo contests, and much more!
This year all pre-registered riders and passengers will receive their, breakfast and poker run cards at their starting location, and a special 20th Anniversary edition Ride and Rally T-shirt.
We want your help to see Realities Riders in all 50 states!!
Last year as the pandemic raged; we responded by creating the ‘No Boundaries Realities Ride’ inviting everyone, everywhere riding anything to register to ride for our children in need. We watched in amazement as the Realities Ride drew riders from 31 states across the country as well as other countries around the world. Through this extraordinary response, the Realities Ride became more than just the ‘world’s largest poker run’ but the world's ride to be a voice for children in need everywhere. The need for this awareness is essential and the Realities Ride will continue to know ‘no boundaries’ as we come together to bring awareness and hope for children who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, or at-risk across our Country.
Please help us to share the invite with everyone you know around the country and world to help us reach our goal to be the light in the darkness of abuse and see Realities Riders in all 50 states this year!
All No Boundaries riders will once again ride their favorite routes around the country as we come together to ride in Northern Colorado on May 30. No Boundaries riders will receive a 2021 Realities Ride T-Shirt, as well as No Boundaries Ride messaging for social media, and a sign to print out and share wherever they ride and be entered into special prize drawings!
Realities Ride History
In honor of those who served; in service of those in need
For the past 20 years, thousands of riders and community members have been joining together on Memorial Day weekend to celebrate freedom, commemorate sacrifices made and bringing hope to children who have been abused, neglected, or who are at risk. The Realities Ride & Rally has become one of the premier biking events in Northern Colorado, featuring the World's Largest Poker Run.
Due to the Covid pandemic, the 2020 Ride and Rally had to pivot into a completely virtual, No Boundaries Ride. While it was disappointing not being able to meet, ride, and celebrate in person, motorcycle riders across the world were able to ride their own favorite routes, while still supporting the children in need. Thanks to the generous supporters and participants, the adapted No Boundaries ride was able to raise over $55,000 in Emergency Funding!
There were no boundaries for the ride routes chosen, or even the state or country riders came from to participate. The 2020 ride included riders from over 30 states who shared in celebrating the "No Boundaries" Realities Ride. While most rode motorcycles, some of the featured riders included cyclists, tricycles, riding lawn mowers, and even an airplane ride!
Realities For Children was even able to pivot the World's Largest Poker Run into a virtual event! Riders were able to participate in a live stream Ride Kickoff Message from Realities' Executive Director, Craig Secher, along with a performance of the National Anthem performed by Jalyn Webb, along with the presentation of the colors by Combat Vets Motorcycle Association.
The success and extended reach of this event were made possible through the generous support of the event's Presenting Sponsor - Law Tigers, and with the help of Full-Throttle Sponsors including Anheuser Busch Biergarten, Indian Motorcycle Fort Collins, Tri-City Cycle, Lion Home Service, and Budweiser. Their generosity made it possible for 100% of all event proceeds to go directly to meeting the needs of the children served by Realities For Children.
2019 Event Highlights
There's truly something for everyone at the Realities Ride & Rally this Memorial Day Weekend!
Recognized as “The World’s Largest Poker Run” by Guinness World Records, the Realities Ride has enlisted motorcycle celebrity Josh Allison of Discovery Channel’s American Chopper to lead the ride. The scenic ride route winds through Northern Colorado with music at each of the five Ride Stops and the best hand prize of $1,500.
**NEW IN 2019: Join the Cycle Source crew for the first Cycle Source Rodeo and Bike Games where riders will test their abilities on a variety of competitions. Prizes will be awarded for every competition and the overall winner takes home a custom hand-tooled kidney belt and bragging rights for a year!
Cycle Source Bike Show
**NEW IN 2019: Join Cycle Source Magazine for their first Ride-in Bike Show in Colorado! Awards will be given in 21 classes and there's a class for every bike : Sportster, Big Twin, Bagger, Chopper, Bobber, Panhead, Knucklehead, Shovelhead, Flathead, FXR, Evo, Twin Cam, Asian Import, European Import, Antique, Antique Radical, Sport Bike, Best Paint, Trike, Hardcore, Best in Show.
We have a rockin' line-up of live music to keep things shakin' all weekend long, including tributes to the Eagles, Van Halen, Alice in Chains, Ozzy Osbourne, The Who, Rage Against the Machine, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Allman Brothers.
Bikers Choice Car Show
Come see the hottest cars in the area in this exclusive invitation-only car show where the winner will be decided by attendees and awarded $1,000. Have an amazing car you think deserves an invitation? Contact Lindsey.
Enjoy Budweiser products and food from Z Catering all weekend long as you hang out in our deluxe VIP area with an excellent view of the main stage. Purchase VIP passes for just $100 per person.
Check out merchandise and food from a variety of vendors with everything from BBQ to free Realities Ride tattoos.
2018 Overview - courtesy of Ride Route Sponsor Law Tigers
Fallen Hero Flag Ceremony