In Honor of Those Who Served;
In Service to those in Need
For the past 18 years, thousands of riders and community members join together on Memorial Day weekend to celebrate freedom, commemorate sacrifice and bring 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.
In 2019, over 8,000 joined us for the FREE two-day Rally in downtown Fort Collins and nearly 3,000 bikers and passengers came for the Realities Ride, raising over $100,000 to meet the needs of local children who have experienced abuse and neglect or who are at risk.
2019 Event Highlights
There's truly something for everyone at the Realities Ride & Rally this Memorial Day Weekend!
2019 was the best year yet and 2020 will be even better!
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 beautiful scenic ride route begins at Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson and winds through Northern Colorado with music at each of the five Ride Stops and a 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.
Lion's Pride Patriotic Costume Contest
Dress in your best Patriotic Gear and come cheer on our bikers as they roll in from the Ride. $1,500 in cash prizes for the best dressed and most enthusiastic men, women and children. Sponsored by Lion Home Service.
2018 Overview - courtesy of Ride Route Sponsor Law Tigers
Fallen Hero Flag Ceremony