Earlier this month, thieves broke into a Denver bike shop at night and successfully stole ten BMX bikes, worth around $4,000 total. The owner of the Evans Avenue shop called Pusher BMX was pissed to discover the damage the next day. But that wasn't the worst moment of frustration. Since the break- ... More >>
On Saturday, Colorada welcomed back Missy Franklin and home-state Olympians at a Centennial Center Park event. As Governor John Hickenlooper noted, Colorado athletes won nine of 104 U.S. medals at the Olympics this year. By his math, that's 8.65 percent of the total, though Coloradans only make up 2 ... More >>
The Urban Assault Ride, the nation's biggest bicycle obstacle event series, took place on the streets of Denver on Sunday, July 21, with competitors racing Big Wheels and BMX bikes along the route. Teams of two set out on a city-wide quest for checkpoints, dropping their bikes and completing a funky ... More >>
Here at the Criminal Affairs Desk, we've remarked before that malfeasance in Colorado Springs often takes strange twists. Not that crime waves are any more severe or more violent in El Paso County than they are in the Denver area; they're just...different. Like the rock-wielding bandit who recently ... More >>
Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Dutch Seyfarth ... More >>
With rare exceptions for the Smart Car, the tandem bike and whatever those contraptions are in the Dr. Seuss books, the human evolutionary process basically stopped when mankind progressed from two legs to two wheels. If you need proof of the superiority of the cycle, look no further than film, wher ... More >>
The weekend is confirmed, and if you're still working right now, you're doing something wrong. Grab yourself a cocktail and get away from the desk this second -- you deserve it. If you're too responsible a worker to just get up and walk away, we still have you covered, even if all those check ... More >>
Denver the Last Dinosaur went through a two-season run back in the late '80s. The show centered on a studiously diverse group of kids in L.A. who hatch a giant dino egg by crashing a BMX bike into it. They name their new pal Denver, and learning opportunities ensue. It's been somewhat availa ... More >>
Look at him -- he's so statuesque. There are no plans to erect a statute to Robocop in Detroit, according to Mayor Dave Bing. There is, however, a Rocky statue at the base of the Philadelphia Museum of Art after one was placed at the top of the Rocky steps in Rocky III. While it could argued, ... More >>
Friday, December 14, Vinyl, 303-860-8469.
There’s plenty to enjoy along Upper 15th Street.
The first Right Guard Open is set to let action sports pros loose in Denver.
The mobile Compass program keeps kids like Rico and Monkey playful.
Op Girls tour gives Bettys a chance to skate
The Tarmints specialize in longtime local Kurt Ottoway's favorite flavors.