The International Serenity Run will return to Cedaredge for the 28th time Aug. 1-4.
As in past years, events will be based from the camping facilities at the Aspen Trail Campground north of town.
The motorcycle riders on their big, shiny Harley Davidson bikes (with a few other types mixed in) will be all over town for the upcoming four-day tradition.
Attendees have in past years enjoyed a schedule of scenic runs through western Colorado, fun bike game events, solemn gatherings for mutual uplifting and support, a program and dance at the Community Center, and a parade through town on Saturday morning.
In keeping with another tradition of the event, the annual pancake breakfasts will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Community Center, hosted by Grand Mesa VFW Post 9221 and Ladies' Auxiliary.
The Serenity Run newsletter includes an account of one rider's impression of visiting Cedaredge for the event:
"Friday morning we had the first of two breakfasts put together by the local VFW post with help from the local Boy Scouts at the post. Then there's the poker run, through some beautiful backroads, and the barbecue at the campground for dinner, followed by a speakers' meeting in town that night.
"Saturday morning, after the VFW breakfast, was the parade through town starting at the campground with police escort. Ever see a (1.5- to two-mile-long parade) of bikes side by side going down a two-lane country road?"
The International Serenity Run describes itself as "a clean and sober motorcycle run hosted in Cedaredge, usually on the first weekend in August each year — right before Sturgis. It's a great time to experience a weekend of friendship and fellowship while camping (or moteling) with other clean and sober bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts at the foot of the Grand Mesa on the Western Slope of beautiful Colorado. We welcome members of all 12-Step fellowships to join us in some of the most gorgeous surroundings you'll ever see."
The organization's mission is, "... to further the principles, ideals, and traditions of 12-Step recovery among clean and sober motorcycle riders by providing a place where all clean and sober riders could gather annually in friendship and in the spirit of fellowship to share their new lives in recovery."
Attendees are instructed on the website and on their registration forms, "Remember: no booze, no drugs, no weapons, no dogs, no dirt bikes or ATVs."blog comments powered by Disqus