Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 6003   Event: Realities Ride & Rally
Application Date: 05/09/2022    Event Date: 08/27/2022
Organization: Realities For Children   Phone: 970-484-9090
Address: 308 East County Road 30, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Contact 1 Name: Belinda Ochoa
Address: 308 East County Road 30
Fort Collins CO 80525
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): County Road
Website: https://www.realitiesride.com
Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson
4250 Byrd Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

Continue to Byrd Dr
53 s (384 ft)

Follow I-25 N, E Harmony Rd and Co Rd 74 to 1st St in Severance
20 min (13.9 mi)
21 min (14.0 mi)
Bruce's Bar and Restaurant
123 1st St, Severance, CO 80550

Head north on Co Rd 23/1st St toward 3rd Ave/Railroad Ave
Continue to follow Co Rd 23
6 min (4.0 mi)

Follow CO-14 W and I-25 N to E Co Rd 70/Owl Canyon Rd in Larimer County. Take exit 281 from I-25 N
20 min (19.9 mi)

Continue on E Co Rd 70/Owl Canyon Rd. Drive to Starry Night Rd
11 min (8.7 mi)
36 min (32.6 mi)
13134 Starry Night Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Head south on Starry Night Rd toward W Colorado Rd 72
0.2 mi

Turn left onto W Colorado Rd 72
0.6 mi

Continue onto Owl Cyn Rd
1.4 mi

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto N Co Rd 19/N Taft Hill Rd
9.0 mi

Turn right onto U.S. 287 B
341 ft

Turn right
Destination will be on the right
308 ft
14 min (11.3 mi)
American Legion

The Realities Ride is a charity motorcycle ride set to take place on Saturday, August 27th. All riders will exit Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson at 9:30am and travel to three locations across Northern Colorado (Bruce's Bar & Restaurant at 123 1st St, Severance, CO 80550 / Private Land at 13134 Starry Night Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80524 / American Legion Post 4 at 2124 Co Rd 54G, Fort Collins, CO 80524) with final stop and ride finish around 2pm at The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch at 2351 Busch Dr #2, Fort Collins, CO 80524. An application has already been submitted to Colorado State Patrol and our Event Contingency & Emergency Response Plan attached. No road closures are needed for the Realities Ride.

Estimated Participants: 1000   Estimated Spectators: 0

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: VENDOR
 Alcohol IS being served.

   Sat. 08/27/2022: 8 AM - 5 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 05/20/2022
Course Map and Ride Route Submission.

2. Date Submitted: 05/20/2022
Special Events Permit Liquor License Application and Cooresponding Documents Attached and also sent via email to licensli@co.larimer.co.us & recording@larimer.org.

3. Date Submitted: 05/20/2022
Attached is our updated Ride Route Map with labeled roads/ streets being used.

4. Date Submitted: 06/15/2022
Attached is our certificate of insurance, as requested.

5. Date Submitted: 06/15/2022
Below is a copy of our participant waiver, as requested. THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE IS A CONTRACT WITH LEGAL CONSEQUENCES. READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. Persons will not be permitted to participate in the Realities Ride and Poker Run, nor will they be permitted to claim any prize, unless they sign this form and it is submitted to Realities For Children prior to participation in this event. I am fully aware that riding a motorcycle can be a hazardous activity, and I agree to hold any and all event organizers and sponsors harmless from any liability, injury or damage to personal property, which may arise from my participation in this recreational event. I further attest that I have no physical or medical condition which would endanger myself or others if I participate in this event. I agree to accept full responsibility for my actions and will abide by laws recognized by the State of Colorado if and when I am involved in a grievance with another party. I will use my best judgment and be courteous to other motorcyclists during this event. I agree to let organizers of this event use photographs of myself, electronic recordings or other promotional materials featuring my likeness or being to promote this event or its sponsors in the future. In signing this form, I am declaring that I have up-to-date motorcycle liability insurance, which meets the minimum requirements of the State of Colorado. I am also stating that I have a valid motorcycle operator’s license which is recognized by the State of Colorado and all these statements are true. I understand that false declarations are punishable by law and may disqualify me from this event. FOR A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF MINOR: I as parent or guardian of the minor named above, hereby give permission for my child or ward to participate in this event and further agree, both individually and on behalf of my child or ward, to the terms of the above.

6. Date Submitted: 06/15/2022
Attached is our 2022 Realities Ride Waiver, as requested.

7. Date Submitted: 07/27/2022
Please see attachments for updated Ride Route and Traffic Control Plans

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved

Comments: 8/9/22 - Approved

Email CDOT

City of Fort Collins

Status: Approved

Comments: Concluding final traffic approval for rules of the road ride.

Email City of Fort Collins

City of Loveland Permit Coordinator

Status: Approved

Comments: Applicant has filed for a permit. I will approve the application once the Loveland application is finalized.

Email City of Loveland Permit Coordinator

Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved


Email Colorado State Patrol

County Clerk and Recorder

Status: Approved

Comments: The special event permit has been issued and is ready to be picked up. Thank you, Elizabeth

Email County Clerk and Recorder


Status: Approved

Comments: Route map received, Thanks 05/23/2022

Email Engineering


Status: Approved

Comments: 1. One of the ride stops appears to be a private property located at: 13134 Starry Night Rd Fort Collins, CO 80524 =No site plan was submitted to understand how the site is setup for egress/ingress, parking, food service, restrooms etc. 2. This private property is on well and septic system, therefore adequate temporary facilities need to be provided for water, toilets and handwashing stations to support the attendees. Based on the liquor license, the event will be on this site from 11a-1pm. For 3 hours rotating in 500-750 attendees with alcohol service, there shall be a minimum of 6 portable restrooms on-site. A minimum of 2 handwashing stations shall be provided to support the restroom area. 3. Potable water shall be made available to event guests by commercial bottled water or from approved water dispensing containers. Drinking water must come from an approved public supply and not from untreated well water. 4. Adequate trash receptacles shall be provided on-site in the area of the portable restrooms and food and beverage areas. 5. Each food vendor or food business providing food at the start of the ride at Thunder Mountain and throughout all ride stops shall hold either a 2022 Colorado Mobile retail food license (food trucks, push carts, trailers); or a 2022 Larimer County Temporary Event license (all vendors in a tent, even licensed restaurants, need a separate temp event license for Special Event sales). 6. Noise generated during the event while at the private property and the American Legion site shall follow the County Noise Ordinance and maintain decibels at 55 dbA or less at the property lines of the venue.

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


Email Larimer County Emergency Management

Loveland Fire

Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you for providing the necessary information to review. Be safe and have fun.

Email Loveland Fire

Poudre Canyon Fire District

Status: Approved

Comments: This event doesn't affect the PCFPD.

Email Poudre Canyon Fire District

Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved

Comments: We ask that each business owner be aware of their capacity. No occupant load of a building shall be exceeded. The exit access, exits or exit discharges shall not be altered blocked or eliminated on any structure. 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. Please don't block hydrants or fire department connections. Be mindful of access for first responders should there be a medical emergency.

Email Poudre Fire Authority

Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


Email Poudre Valley Hospital

Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you

Email Risk Management

Road & Bridge

Status: Approved

Comments: No Conflicts

Email Road & Bridge


Status: Approved


Email Sheriff

Thompson Valley EMS

Status: Approved


Email Thompson Valley EMS

Town of Wellington

Status: Approved


Email Town of Wellington

Wellington Fire

Status: Approved


Email Wellington Fire

Final Disposition


Good Morning Belinda,

Congratulations! Your special event permit has been approved.

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

"Your approved event shall comply with all Center for Disease Control, State of Colorado and Larimer County Health Department guidelines and rules for social distancing and maximum crowd size that are in place at the time of the event"

Much success with the event and have fun!