Ed and Jamie Hunter, owners of Skooterz & Shooterz in Crawford, are happy about the large turnout at the motorcycle rally last weekend. Some 200 bikers joined the rally, many staying on the property and sleeping in tents. The rally is just in its second year.
Lots of activities were planned for the participants from contests to popular vendors. A special menu with brisket, ribs and chicken was served Saturday night and musical entertainment included a country and western band and a rock band. The couple wants to support the vendors and bikers in the community.
The vendors offered photography, jewelry, tattoos, art and glassware. "We don't charge our vendors," Jamie said.
A couple from Canada attended the Skooterz & Shooterz rally after reading about it while in Wyoming. Some bikers from Scotland were also expected this year. People came from California, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, Texas and Missouri.
"It's a big to-do to get everybody together once a year," Ed said. "All these biker people ride Harley Davidsons, but they are not bad people."
Ed has been involved with rallies before and knows many bikers across North America and from other countries.
The rally provides a practical business solution for the restaurant owners. "We have to make enough money to stay here in the wintertime," Ed explained. "So we got to do something."
The couple moved to Crawford in 2010 and remodeled the building at 39522 Fruitland Mesa Road, formerly The Branding Iron restaurant prior to its move to downtown Crawford.
In addition to this annual rally, the Hunters are active in the community, having a charity poker run in the fall. In past years they have helped Toys For Tots, a camp for teenage suicide awareness and others.
Skooterz & Shooterz regular hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. As the hours show, Skooterz & Shooterz is more of a family restaurant than a bar. Burgers, a variety of sandwiches and wraps, homemade Mexican food, a chicken fry with mashed potatoes and gravy and steaks are on their daily menu. They use produce from their own gardens. They purchase local Angus beef. Ed and Jamie also do catering.blog comments powered by Disqus