The sixth annual Colorado Chaos Scooter Rally was themed “Gone to the Dogs” and kicked off the weekend with a registration party at Hamburger Mary’s on Friday night. Hamburger Mary’s is an iconic spot serving up some of the best burgers in town and everyone was raving bout ‘em. This hot spot hosted the rally kickoff party on their back patio, which is known as “Denver’s best patio.”
Erico Motorsports, Blue Point Bakery and St. Marks Coffee hosted Saturday’s breakfast and helped to fill up rallygoers’ fuel before the long day began. The Dog Run ride left around 10am, taking riders on a tour around Denver with a brief stop at a couple of the rally donation sites.
First was a stop at Freedom Service Dogs, who would later receive 100% of the registration funds collected at the rally. Freedom Service Dogs (FSD) enhances the lives of people with disabilities by rescuing dogs and custom-training them for individual client needs. They provide lifetime support to their client-dog partners to encourage increased independence and the loving, therapeutic bond between canine and human. Who could ask for a better cause than that?
Another donation stop required carrying a plush toy dog. Having one earned riders awards for Biggest Dog, Funniest Dog, and Best Scooter Dog. The plush toys were dropped off and donated to the Ronald McDonald House at the end of the ride.
The scooter samaritans built up a hunger by lunchtime but were back out on the road again by 1pm for the Scavenger Hunt. Two by two, the teams took off on the hunt, but were required to return safely by 3pm for judging and scoring. The teams had to wait until Saturday night’s awards for the verdict on all their hard work.
Saturday night’s awards and desserts were a big hit. Folks participated in the Chance Drawing to win prizes and shared chocolate treats from the fountain throughout the night. The party continued on to Tracks Nightclub for an 80s-themed night to dance the night away with rally friends new and old.
The rally came to an end on Sunday when attendees met up at Starbucks for coffee and breakfast burritos before taking off on the final ride to Red Rocks. Scooter enthusiasts grabbed a sweet treat at Skoops and said their goodbyes. So long, Colorado Chaos, see ya next year!
The rally wouldn’t have been the same without Erico Motorsports, Corazzo, and all the other helpful sponsors. The club raised over $2,000 for Freedom Service Dogs and you can be sure they will be there to greet you next year with wagging tails.