A Very Bike-ish Day in Golden

August 24, 2019

Be warned: there are a lot of road closures today for the Colorado Classic Bike Race.

The Railroad Museum is closed today, as is Meyer Hardware (click here for a one-day-only 25% off coupon that you can use tomorrow at Meyer’s).

Colorado Classic events at Parfet Park
9-10PM – Colorado Classic 5K
9:30-2:30PM – Bike and Lifestyle Expo
10:30-11:30AM – Pre-Race Ceremony
11:30AM – Race Starts
2PM – Race Finish (estimate)
2-2:30PM – Post Race Awards


Happy Birthday to Cheese Ranch Deli!

Additional Events in Town:
10-2:30PM – Watch Party at New Terrain Brewing
10AM – Critique Class with Lea McComas at RMQM
10AM – Installing Tile Blacksplash at Home Depot
11:00AM – Lobster Boil at Cast Iron Tavern
4PM – Blues n’ Cheese Birthday Party at Cheese Ranch Deli
4PM – Helen & Hank’s Big Send-off Party at Launch
7:45PM – Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl at Oh, Susanne Vintage Photo Parlor

From 4-7PM Launch Espresso Food Spirits is hosting a fund-raiser for Athletes in Tandem
Celebrate with Helen & Hank before they take off on their Big Bike Adventure! Enjoy yummy food, drinks, and the opportunity to hear a little bit about their story at Launch, a local favorite eatery and ride spot! Plus, you’ll want to meet Helen’s ride buddy, Alabama native, Hank Poore!
$25 includes one beverage of any kind and shared bites with a portion of the night’s proceeds benefiting Athletes in Tandem. AIT is a local organization that supports assisted athlete teams like Helen & Hank in the pursuit of adventures of all kinds all over the world.

Live Music:
Ace-Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Buffalo Rose – Quiet Riot with Lotus Gait, Driven by Turmoil, and Sinfix, 7PM
Cast Iron Tavern – Margarita Brothers, 2-5PM and Wrecklunds, 6-9PM
Cheese Ranch Deli – Greg Steinman (and others), 4-6PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Psycho-X, 2PM and The Pharaohs, 6PM
Wrigley’s – Mass Hipsteria, 4-8PM

Sunday Preview:
8AM – Greenhouse Raising Volunteer Day
10AM – Scarpa and Mammut Intro to Climbing Course at Bent Gate
10AM – Summer Yoga on the Lawn at Golden City Brewery
12:30PM – Buffalo Bill and Louisa Cody Present at the Buffalo Bill Museum
2PM – Golden Elks Lodge Open House (free ice cream!)

Art, Trains, Movie in the Park, and Getting Ready for the Bike Race

August 23, 2019

This is a busy day at Foothills Art Center. From 12-1PM, they’ll be having their Art Book Club, discussing Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. At 5PM they’ll host a gallery walk, highlighting their Evolving Perceptions exhibit, led by juror Deborah Boschert. This is a good opportunity to learn about the selection process that happens before we ever see an exhibit!


1-2PM – Friday Tour (Locomotives) at the Railroad Museum
Each Friday, join us for an hour of exploring a different aspect of Colorado’s railroad history. Tours are subject to change and are based on guide availability. Each week’s theme is explored using a variety of museum resources to help bring the subject to life with the understanding that guests are welcome to continue their visit on their own after the tour.


Washington Avenue and 12th St. downtown will be closed beginning at 1PM today so the City can set up for a bike race tomorrow.

5:30PM – Golden Community Bicycle Ride
The City invites people to meet under the arch and ride together over to Lions Park for tonight’s Movies and Music in the Park.

7PMMovies & Music in the Park – Mary Poppins Returns and The Sweet Lillies. This is the final movie for the summer. Please note that the event will be held in Lions Park (10th and Maple) rather than Parfet Park. The City will be setting up for a bike expo in Parfet Park.

Tonight’s Live Music:
Ace-Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Buffalo Rose – Sugaray Rayford, 7:30PM; Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, 9:40PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Guilty as Charged, 6-10PM
Wrigley’s – Falling Rock, 5-9PM


Saturday Preview:

Note: If you want a lobster at tomorrow’s lobster boil at Cast Iron Tavern, you need to call today to reserve one: (303) 271-9315.

9-10PM – Colorado Classic 5K
9:30-2:30PM – Bike and Lifestyle Expo
10AM – Critique Class with Lea McComas at RMQM
10AM – Installing Tile Blacksplash at Home Depot
10:30-11:30AM – Pre-Race Ceremony
10-2:30PM – Watch Party at New Terrain Brewing
11:00AM – Lobster Boil at Cast Iron Tavern
11:30AM – Race Starts
2PM – Race Finish (estimate)
2-2:30PM – Post Race Awards
4PM – Blues n’ Cheese Birthday Party at Cheese Ranch Deli
4PM – Helen & Hank’s Big Send-off Party at Launch
7:45PM – Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl at Oh, Susanne Vintage Photo Parlor

Meyer Hardware will be closed tomorrow, Saturday August 24th. They are offering a one-day only coupon for use on Sunday the 25th. Click here for a printer-friendly copy of the coupon. They will also have extended hours (10AM-6PM) on Sunday.

Endless Night Life in Golden

August 22, 2019

City Council meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. The consent agenda includes two water-related items. The owner of 16820 Golden Hills Road, which lies outside the city limits, has asked to connect to Golden’s water distribution system. Since the house is not in the city, the owner will pay twice the normal impact fee up front and twice the normal rate for water in the future. The second consent item is approval of a contract to replace the filter gallery piping in the water treatment plant, at a cost of $1.395 million They will discuss a memo by the City Manager regarding this fall’s Capital Improvement Plan. Steve Glueck will discuss how the city deals with landscaping and construction that property owners have placed in the City right of way at the edge of their property. See the meeting packet for more information….

Night Life (In addition to City Council):
5PM Hike to Happy Hour – Meet at Mountain Side Gear Rental (map) and carpool to North Table Mesa Trailhead. Visit Coda Brewing Company after the hike.
6PM Cheese Night with Cheese Ranch at Mountain Toad
6:30 Pixar Movie Trivia at the VFW (map)
6:30 Trivia Night at Holidaily Brewing
6:30 Craft Party (Farmhouse Signs) at Cafe 13

Live Music:
Ace-Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Columbine Cafe – Wood Belly, 7-9PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Dave Frisk, 6-10PM
New Terrain Brewing – Bill McKay Band, 6-9PM
Rock Rest Lodge – Karaoke, 8PM
Wrigley’s – Bruce Cole, 5-9PM

Friday Preview:
12PM – Art Book Club (ABC) at Foothills Art Center
1PM – Friday Tour (Locomotives) at the Railroad Museum
5PM – Juror Talk and Gallery Walk with Deborah Boschert, Juror, Evolving Perceptions at Foothills Art Center
5:30PM – Golden Community Bicycle Ride
7PM – Movies & Music in the Park – Mary Poppins Returns and The Sweet Lillies