Most commonly known as “hump day,” Wednesday marks half way through the week and one day closer to weekend. But, in Denver, Wednesday is Cruiser Night. While much of the city heads home to get some shut eye to finish up the rest of the week, hundreds are getting ready for what has become one of the most anticipated weekly Denver events. Denver Cruiser Ride. Decked out from head to toe for the nights theme, whether it be Dress Night, Hawaii 5-0 or Knights and Nighties, every person in attendance comes dressed for the occasion (some a little more extreme than others).
The night begins around 7pm at Brooklyns (by the Pepsi Center). Here you are given a map detailing the nights route and pit stops along the way. The venue becomes quickly packed with a crowd of men and women alike in eccentric outfits including, but not limited to, colored wigs, shiny tights and sparkly tights. After it has been decided that most of the cruiser crowd has arrived, everyone is rallied up outside and the ride begins. Jumping on bikes, hundreds of people in silly outfits take to the streets of Denver, waving to bystanders who have no idea what is going on and ringing bike bells at the downtown residents watching from their balconies.
The fun happens every hump day, and there are only two left, so hurry up and get out there. Visit denvercruisers.com for a list of weekly themes and remember, while riding you must always obey “Cruiser Code.”
Happy Cruising, Denver, and happy hump day!