Events: Cheyenne Frontier Days, Family Teams for Urban Assault Ride
Through July 29. Spiff up that Stetson hat and shine your spurs—Cheyenne Frontier Days begin Friday. “The Daddy of ‘Em All” is a 10-day extravaganza of all that is Western, from rodeo to art to Old West history. The “Frontier Nights” concerts are a huge draw, too, with big names like Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley and Merle Haggard taking the stage. Other highlights: chuckwagon cookoffs, pancake breakfasts, parades, an Air Force Thunderbirds air show and lots of games and rides on the Carnival Midway. Events occur daily; major attractions like the Indian Village and Carnival Midway open at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. daily. Cheyenne Frontier Days Park, 4610 Carey Ave., Cheyenne; 800-227-6336. Rodeo tickets $16-$30; Carnival Midway armbands are $25 per morning or evening session, with individual ride tickets available. Concert ticket prices vary. Call for full details and advance tickets, or visit cfdrodeo.com.
Sunday. Put your knowledge of Denver’s city streets to the test in the New Belgium Brewing Urban Assault Ride. Using bicycles as transportation, competitors visit checkpoints in and around downtown Denver, facing fun obstacles at each stop. (Think Slip ‘n’ Slides and Big Wheels.) The challenge is to complete the list of checkpoints and obstacles—with certain major streets being off-limits. Afterward, New Belgium throws a party for participants with food, drinks and live music. Kids age 7 and older are welcome to sign up with a parent to create a family team. 9 a.m. Sunday. Skyline Park, 16th and Arapahoe Streets. Registration is $60 per person; register online through 4 p.m. today, or in person from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Govnr’s Park Tavern, 672 Logan St. urbanassaultride.com
Kathleen St. John
Green Garage, an eco-friendly full service auto shop, will be hosting the event Women, Wine and Wrenches at their Denver shop on July 19 from 6-9pm. This is an exclusive free female-only educational seminar where women gather to hang out, drink wine, mingle and learn about how to take better care of their cars. Children are more than welcome, as this is a safe and friendly environment. You can find more information and RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/events/240766422701898/
Young Americans Bank is celebrating 25 years with a birthday party open to the public and completely free to attend on Saturday, August 4, 2012. There will be games and activities for all ages, including a climbing wall, face painting, piggy bank making, a cash cube, fishing for money, banking bingo, and more. Plus there will be hot dogs, popcorn, and snow cones all day. Finally, they are getting lots of our young entrepreneurs involved, so they will be giving away their products and food.