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Denver Cruisers to be featured in Travel Channel pilot with off-season ride

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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.

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Flyer for Denver Cruiser ride event tonight.
"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."

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.



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15 comments
B-rad K. Evans
B-rad K. Evans

Our agreement to appear in this segment is because we love Denver. The more we can do to show the rest of the world how fun it is to socially ride bikes (even in December) in Denver, and highlight our city in a positive, fun and electrifying way - with hundreds of people smiling on bikes, I can't see any reason not to do it. I quote the host "when people see this, they are gonna want to come to Denver and ride bikes."

Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips

I think it's cool it will be on the Travel Channel. I'm bummed I can't go. Not everyone who participates is a drunk idiot. There are a lot of us who just enjoy riding in a gigantic herd of bikes and having an excuse to see friends during the work week. But yes, there are quite a few drunk idiots. I'm okay with that. It's better than the "critical mass" thing.

Zachariah Siens
Zachariah Siens

Maybe the girls in their bras i saw wrestling in the fountain in Cheeseman

Andy Mason
Andy Mason

I wouldn't mind watching it for a minute or two while switching channels, but it's a lot less fun when they're passing out and vomiting on your lawn.

Andy Mason
Andy Mason

I wouldn't put it past the general public to want to see exactly that.

Jordana Sturaro
Jordana Sturaro

If the general public demands to see drunk cyclists in goofy attire and crashing into each other, then yes, Cruisers are made for TV.

Kendall Smith
Kendall Smith

Maybe Cops can film an episode at the same time...

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

It's only a matter of time before we get pot tourists trying to ride cruisers before getting DUID tickets.

Angela Lutz
Angela Lutz

Oh yes of course, give them bigger egos than they already have. Good idea.

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