Denver Cruisers to be featured in Travel Channel pilot with off-season ride
People across the country may have their eyes on the Mile High City because legalized marijuana is officially a thing. But Denver's also going to get some national attention for another celebrated activity: its night-time bike parties. The Denver Cruisers are hosting an off-season ride tonight that will be featured in a new Travel Channel pilot.
The Cruisers don't typically do their Wednesday night group rides in the winter, but when the producers of the program reached out and said they wanted to feature the cycling group in the pilot, Brad Evans, founder of the Denver Cruiser Ride, decided to make an exception.
"There's been some news stories, but this is the first [time]...the Cruisers are being featured as something to do in Denver," Evans says. "It's exciting to have the Cruisers called out."
Denver Cruisers Flyer for Denver Cruiser ride event tonight.
The ride tonight comes just weeks after the Denver Police Department announced that cyclists riding drunk will now be subject to DUI laws. It was a policy shift that concerned bike advocates across the city, including Evans, given that the Cruiser Ride typically stops at bars.
DPD has said it is not planning on doing any sort of targeted enforcement around these kinds of events -- and besides, the next Cruiser Ride wasn't expected to take place for months until Evans decided to schedule this one.
Either way, Evans isn't too worried.
"On the maps, we're gonna say... 'Don't ride drunk,'" he says. "I'm not paranoid about it. I'm trying to get people to be responsible. That's the best I can do."
Plus, it's not too long of a ride tonight, given that the cyclists will be focused on the reality shoot.
Continue for more about the Denver Cruisers' ride and the Travel Channel pilot.