Basalt Bike Nights kicks off Sunday |

Basalt Bike Nights kicks off Sunday

Staff report


When: Sunday

Where: Stubbies Sports Bar

What: Poker run

Fee: $25

Cause: Colorado 500

Etc.: Registration is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Basalt will kick off a summer-long event on Sunday to showcase sweet rides and raise money for a good cause.

The first Basalt Bike Nights will be held Sunday at Stubbies Sports Bar and Eatery on Emma Road. The event will feature a poker run and ride for motorcycle riders. They will be given directions at Stubbies for the five-card poker hand. The run starts and ends at Stubbies.

Registration is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All poker hands must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. The entry fee is $25.

There will be food, prizes and live music by Echo Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. People who aren’t riding are urged to hang at the party at Stubbies and purchase a poker hand for $25. The event will also be a chance for people to show off their rides. Even if they don’t participate in the poker run, people with sweet rides with two, three or four wheels are urged to show them off at Stubbies.

The poker run will benefit the Colorado 500, which organizes charity motorcycle rides. Wally and Peppy Dallenbach started the organization 40 years ago to raise funds to benefit youth of Basalt and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Sunday is the kickoff party for a summer of Basalt Bike Nights. The rest of the events will be held on the first Tuesday of the month through Oct. 6 at a different host site. Those dates are June 2 at The Brick Pony Club; July 7 at Two Rivers Café; Aug. 4 at Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar; Sept. 1 at Alpine Bank Basalt’s parking lot; and Oct. 6, weather permitting, at Stubbies.

For information, contact Janet at Colorado 500 at 970-927-4010.