On July 12, you can help grant wishes in Colorado when you attend the 9th Annual Ride For The Stars event taking place in Aurora. Since 2005, this has been a fun annual event that raises funds for Make-A-Wish Colorado and offers participants a beautiful ride through the mountains, as well as a good time collecting cards at each stop for the poker run. For the past two years, Ride For The Stars has raised enough funds to grant the wishes of two Wish Kids each year. You can see this year’s recipients and learn more about the event at the Ride For The Stars website. More and more people take part in the event each year, making it possible to continue granting those wishes and your attendance this year might help them grant even more! 

Registration Details

This event is for motorcycles and all other vehicles. Registration takes place the day of the event from 8-10 a.m. at American Legion Post 1992 (16070 E. Dartmouth, Aurora). One poker hand per person is Included in the registration. For bikers, there is a $20 donation for a single participant or a $25 donation for a couple. There is a $20 donation for other vehicles and a $5 donation per vehicle passenger. An extra hand of poker is $5. For questions or more information email info@rideforthestars.org.

The Picturesque Route

The ride departs at 10 a.m. from the American Legion and lasts for approximately seven hours. At the Legion, breakfast is served for a reduced price. Along the way, there are four additional stops where participants will draw the cards for their poker hands. The ride will take you into the foothills and make a stop for a short break at the Platte River Bar & Grill. Following that is the trip to Mountain Park for the Pine Stop, where lunch and drinks will be served (included in registration). Here you’ll have about two hours to spend in the beautiful woodland park along the South Platt River before getting back on the road to head to the Rest Rock Lodge. At that stop there will be a short break and then it’s on to the final stop at Pitcher’s where you can partake in the 50/50 raffle, a door prize drawing and a silent auction. This is also where you’ll reveal your poker hand and see if you’ve got the best hand or the worst. Either way, there might be a prize for you in it – both the best and the worst hand will receive a prize.

Can’t Make The Event? You Can Still Help Grant Wishes

There are many ways to help Make-A-Wish even if you can’t make it to Ride For The Stars. Donating your car, SUV, RV, truck, or boat to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Colorado, will help grant more wishes for children facing critical illnesses in places like Boulder, Denver, and Aurora. Is your motorcycle not fit for the ride? Wheels For Wishes accepts motorcycles too! When you donate you can avoid the hassle of trying to fix or sell your vehicle, while also benefiting from the fact that your generous donation is supporting a great cause! Simply call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out an easy online vehicle donation form to make a difference today.