5th annual Vintage Motorcycle Show June 1 in Palisade
WHAT: 5th annual Vintage Motorcycle Show
WHERE: Downtown Palisade, Third and Main streets
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., June 1
As a fundraiser for troops overseas, the Western Colorado Vintage Motorcycle Association is set to host its annual show in downtown Palisade Saturday, June 1. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of Third and Main streets, and admission is free. Desert Flyer Band, a local music act, will play oldies and classic rock all day.
“There will be more than 100 motorcycles on display, ranging from the early 1900s to 1987,” said event organizer Rick Barnes. “You’re going to see a great history of motorcycles.”
Vehicle registration will run until 10 a.m. Saturday, and it costs $15 per motorcycle.
According to Barnes, donations and funds raised throughout the day will go directly to Operation Interdependence (O.I.), a national nonprofit focused on sending rations and care packages to active-duty soldiers overseas. A portion of registration and vendor fees will be donated, too.
Karen Swank-Crosby, who’s heading up this year’s silent auction, said more than 75 items will be available for bids. Items include two leather jackets, gift certificates, a tool box, and a two-night stay at Vega Lodge on the Grand Mesa.
“O.I. sends packages that reach approximately 2,500 troops per month,” Swank-Crosby said. “ … O.I. will have their own booth at the event, with postcards available, sponsored by the Vintage Motorcycle Show, to write notes to the troops. Everybody we reach is special and we want them to know it, feel it.”
Last year’s silent auction raised $1,250 for O.I. This Saturday, Barnes said he hopes the show raises $3,000-$4,000.
Food vendors, kids activities and military recruiters will also be present.
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