LOVELAND, COLO. – Mar. 6, 2019 – The 18th annual Realities Ride is set for May 25th and 26th and is sure to be the best ride to date. 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 ride benefits Realities For Children, which helps raise awareness for children who have been abused and neglected in northern Colorado.
“As a resident of northern Colorado I see all the good that Realities For Children has done over the years. I’m honored they asked me to help lead the ride and can’t wait to meet everyone.” said Josh Allison, owner of Cry Baby Cycles and star of Discovery Channel TV show, American Chopper.
In its 18th year, the 2019 Realities Ride is keeping all of the excitement of previous years and adding more events and biker-themed activities. They have teamed up with Cycle Source Magazine to host the first Colorado Cycle Source ride in bike show on Saturday May 25th, with a full magazine feature being awarded to best in show. Cycle Source will also be hosting Cycle Source Bike Games and Rodeo also for the first time in Colorado with the winner being awarded a coveted custom hand tooled riding belt. This year in addition to our celebrity ride leader Josh Allison, Realities Ride will host live music all weekend long with great tribute bands covering everything from Alice in Chains to Van Halen in the downtown Fort Collins location. To round out the entertainment options presenting sponsor Schrader Oil will host the Grand Prix Trike Races, which, as you can imagine, are full of fun, crashes and fierce competition all on adult-sized trikes. But that’s not all there are skydivers presenting the colors, a patriotic pinup contest, biker’s choice car show, motorcycle stunt shows, great vendors, a Hooters bike wash/photo station and a whole lot more, all in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado.
The 18th annual Realties Ride will depart Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson on Sunday May 26th with a free Ride t-shirt going to the first 500 pre-registered riders. The beautiful scenic ride route winds through Northern Colorado with music at each of the five Ride Stops. This year’s best hand will be awarded a cash prize of $1500 and bragging rights as winner of the “World’s Largest Poker Run” until next year.
“It has been an amazing 18 years riding with some of the best and most generous bikers in the world. We have some great new events and partners this year, so whether you are joining us for the first time or have been a Realities Rider for many years, this year promises to be one of our very best ever, with great shows, friends, entertainment and a good time for everyone. As always all bikes and all riders are welcome as we come together to make every mile help a child in need,” said Craig Secher, President of Realities For Children Charities.
The 2019 Realities Ride and Rally would not be possible without the generous support of our Full Throttle sponsors including Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson, Indian Motorcycle Fort Collins, Law Tigers, Tri-City Cycles, Lion Home Service and Budweiser. Because of the event’s generous sponsors, 100 percent of all event proceeds go directly to meeting the needs of the children served by Realities For Children.
About the Realities For Children:
Realities For Children provides for the unmet and ongoing support needs of children in Northern Colorado who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk by uniting local businesses, youth agencies and the community in collaborative and mutually beneficial service. With the support of our Business Members and our partnerships with 38 local youth agencies, we are creating a safety net for thousands of local children…Because No Child Should Be Forgotten.