Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 4539   Event: Realities Ride
Application Date: 01/10/2019    Event Date: 05/26/2019
Organization: Realities for Children Charities   Phone: 970-484-9090
Address: 308 E County Road 30, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Contact 1 Name: Joyce Dickens
Address: 308 E. County Rd 30
Fort Collins CO 80525
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Craig Secher
Address: 308 E County Road 30
Fort Collins CO 80525
Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): County Road
Website: https://www.RealitiesRide.com
The event begins at Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson at 4250 Byrd Dr, Loveland, CO 80538. Riders split in two groups with half traveling route A and half on Route B. Both routes begin heading east. Route A then splits off and goes north through Windsor with stops in North Fort Collins, Masonville and South Fort Collins, while Route B heads south, going through Milliken, Masonville and Laporte. Both routes end in downtown Fort Collins.

The Realities Ride is a 70-80 mile motorcycle poker run that begins at Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson in Loveland and ends in Civic Center Park in Fort Collins, making 5 brief stops along the way in Fort Collins, Loveland, Milliken, Masonville and Laporte. This is one of the largest fundraising events of the year for Emergency Funding for children that have been abused, neglected or are at-risk within Larimer County and 100% of all donations go directly to meeting the unmet needs of these children.

Estimated Participants: 3000   Estimated Spectators: 0

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: PACKAGED
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Sun. 05/26/2019: 9 AM - 2 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 01/29/2019
Route maps re-uploaded in horizontal orientation.

2. Date Submitted: 04/23/2019
We will be serving food and alcohol at the lunch stop at Kings Revenue Ranch, 2519 S Co Rd 29, Loveland, CO 80537. A separate application for liquor license will be filed by Turning Point. This is the same arrangement and format we have had for many years for the this event.

3. Date Submitted: 04/25/2019
COI for Larimer County being uploaded now

4. Date Submitted: 04/26/2019
Updated Ride Route maps are attached.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved


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Status: Approved


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City of Fort Collins

Status: Approved


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City of Loveland Permit Coordinator

Status: Approved

Comments: Application has been approved for the City of Loveland. Loveland Police Officers must only control intersections that are in the City of Loveland jurisdiction.

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Code Compliance

Status: Approved

Comments: n/a

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Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved

Comments: Please submit a CSP special event application.


We will review your route and application on 03/27/19 at the scheduled meeting time. Thank you. Captain Marone 02/22/19

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Status: Approved


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Status: Approved

Comments: The health department does not have any comments regarding the motorcycle ride on County roads.

Please note that the Health Department regulates food service for all incorporated and unincorporated areas within Larimer County. All food vendors that will participate in the food service for the event riders at Thunder Mountain Harley and the rallies in Fort Collins are required to possess a retail food license.

All special event food vendors must submit special event applications for review and licensure to the health department a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the event. Information related to the standards and the necessary applications are available on the health department's website at:
=Temporary/special event vendors must apply for Larimer County Health Department issued temporary/special event retail food/beverage licenses to operate at events located anywhere in Larimer County, including Fort Collins and Loveland.
=Vendors possessing temporary event retail food licenses from other Colorado counties or states outside of Colorado will not be accepted as licensure to operate at temporary events within Larimer County.
=Mobile unit or pushcart vendors operating with a current Colorado Retail Food license may be accepted if using the mobile or push cart for food prep and service at the event.
=All vendors must have an approved commissary that is within 30 minutes or 30 miles of the event site. The commissary agreement must be included in the application packet. The commissary agreement is available on the website listed above.
=Please be advised, alcoholic beverage service may also require a temporary event license. If beverage service is only from kegs, bottles, and cans, with no open ice and no beverage assembly such as mixed drinks and blended frozen beverages, then the vendor may not be required to hold a temporary event retail food license.
=Please call our support staff regarding temporary events at 970.498.6775 or 970.498.6776

Thank you!

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


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Loveland Fire

Status: Approved

Comments: Emergency Access: An emergency access path of no less that 20’ wide shall be maintained free and clear of all immovable objects on streets and fire apparatus access roads, at all times during the event. Road blocks may be placed on public streets to prevent traffic from crossing, but cannot block emergency travel. If road blocks are used ensure staff is available to remove barricade should emergency travel be necessary. (2006 IFC, 503.1).

Tent Permits: Any tent or air supported membrane structure greater than 700 square feet requires a tent permit. The LFRA has a policy which provides details for International Fire Code compliance and can be obtained at 410 E 5th St., or on the City of Loveland website under the Fire- Community Safety Division – Fire Prevention Bureau - Special Events, Tents and Membrane Structures

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved


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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved

An emergency access path of no less than 20’ wide shall be maintained free and clear of all immovable objects on streets and fire apparatus access roads at all times during the event. Road blocks may be placed on public streets to prevent traffic from crossing, but cannot block emergency travel. If road blocks are used ensure staff is available to remove barricade should emergency travel be necessary. (2015 IFC, 503.4)

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Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved


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Rist Canyon Fire

Status: Approved

Comments: Neither of these routes will go through RCVFD response area. No impact.

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Road & Bridge

Status: Approved

Comments: No Conflicts

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Status: Approved

Comments: Approved based on meeting at the Ranch Complex 03-27-19

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Thompson Valley EMS

Status: Approved


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Final Disposition


Hi Joyce and Craig,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved.

Please print the application and have it available for the duration of your event.

Good luck with the event!