Jun 27, 2010 5:29 PM by Mekialaya White
Downtown Colorado Springs was packed with people on Sunday as thousands returned for the 10th Annual Tejon Street Bike Fest.
The Tejon Street Bike Fest is Colorado's biggest one-day rally and largest annual downtown event: This year, it encompassed 10 city blocks of motorcycle-only parking, vendors, food, and live music from The Jake Loggins Band, Brothers of the Sun, and Radio London. Some other big attractions include a Ride-In Bike Show with trophies and prizes, the Corona Bikini contest with a $1,000 cash prize, Poker Run to benefit the American Cancer Society, and more. It is free of charge.
Last year, 50,000 people and 20,000 bikes made their way to the event. As a result, planners made certain to plan accordingly this year.
"In 2009, so many bikes and folks showed up for the event, that the CSPD shut the gates to bike parking by 1 p.m. People who came late had to park 3 blocks away and walk" said Jim Wear of Pro Promotions.
The 2010 Tejon Street Bike Fest was presented by the Law Office of Daniel R. Rosen and sponsored by Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli and the Colorado Springs night club group including: Gasoline Alley, Downtown Lanes, Sam's, Blondie's, Red Martini, and World Famous Cowboy's. Other event sponsors include, Corona, Coors Light, The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum, Demon Choppers and Outpost Harley-Davidson.