DURANGO, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/13 -- The breathtaking landscape of Southwestern Colorado beckons many a motorcyclist to escape and enjoy the perfect mix of scenic beauty, national parks and monuments, winding mountain roads and wide open stretches to release your bike for some of the best motorcycle riding in the world.
Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, August 29-September 2, 2013
Rally Central: Sky Ute Fairgrounds, Ignacio, Colorado www.fourcornersbikerally.com
Imagine the sight and sound of more than 22,000 motorcycles gathering for one of the nation's classic motorcycle rallies! For 20 years, Ignacio has been the center of the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally with events hosted at the Sky Ute Casino Resort, Sky Ute Fairgrounds and other locations to create a unique regional bike event: concerts, beer tents, scores of vendors and artists, custom bike shows, bull-riding, tattoo contests, daily poker runs and inspired games and contests.
With over 80 restaurants and five craft breweries, historic to value lodging options, specialty shops, and world-recognized art galleries, Durango welcomes Four Corner Motorcycle Rally goers with a variety of unique events:
Durango Harley-Davidson -- See and test ride the 2014 model Harley Davidson demo fleet
Durango Welcome Center -- 802 Main Avenue, pickup a free shop towel, water refill and information
Friday, Aug 30:
•El Rancho Street Party, 10th Street & Main Avenue, 5 to 9 pm •Motorcycle parking only on Main Avenue •Coors Beer Garden, Food & Sponsor Booths •Durango Train & Motorcycle Souvenir Photos - 6:30 - 9:00pm •Kirk James Blues Band •Meet the Hardly Angels
Saturday, Aug 31:
•Elk's Lodge Party, 2nd Avenue & 9th Street, 5 to 9 pm •Coors Beer Garden, Food & Sponsor Booths •Live music by the Jelly Bellys •Biker Fashion Follies by the Strater Hotel •Meet the Hardly Angels
Sunday, Sept 1:
•Veterans Benefit Burrito Breakfast, Transit Center, 8 - 11 am •Classic Car Show, First National Bank parking lot, 8 - 11 am •Bike and Classic Car Parade, Main Avenue, 11 am •Presentation of Colors by American Legion of Bikers •Hardly Angels Ladies Motorcycle Drill Team
The motorcycle rally is a unique destination event, however avid motorcyclists will tell you that that the Durango area offers three seasons of spectacular motorcycle riding.
•Local tips, tourist information, routes, maps and motorcycle-specific information are available at www.durango.org/motorcycle. •Motorcycle-friendly lodging with well-lit, level parking lots, parking spaces outside your room, clean up rags, and other cycle-friendly amenities: http://www.durango.org/motorcyclespecials&packages •Boasting "A Dozen Vacations in One Destination," Durango is a hub for day trips to Mesa Verde National Park and over 11 scenic Four Corner loop rides. •Million Dollar Highway.
Pristine views roll by during a leisurely ride on the "Million Dollar Highway." The 70-mile stretch was recently voted the #4 ride in the United States by the American Motorcycle Association and nationally recognized as one of America's best Scenic Byways on the San Juan Skyway. The entire San Juan Skyway covers 236 miles and is punctuated by 284 turns and three majestic, 10,000-ft. mountain passes.
Motorcycle service and sales in the Durango area:
Durango Harley Davidson: www.durangoharley.com
Handlebar Sports: www.handlebarmotorsports.com
Cole's Chop Shop: http://www.coleschopshop.com
Fun Center: http://www.funcentercycles.com
For more information contact the Durango Area Tourism Office at 1-800-463-8726 or visit www.durango.org.
Ride safely and welcome to Durango!
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Four Corners Motorcycle Rally
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Public Relations Consultant
Durango Area Tourism Office
Phone: (970) 749-0991
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