Beer, Bites and Bikes

Suzie Ahlers, boardmember of the Rotary Club of Five Points Cultural District, has wanted to throw an event with food trucks ever since the food-truck scene exploded in the city a few years back. So in some ways, tonight’s Final Friday Food Truck Fiesta is a dream come true for her; the fiesta will feature feature eight different food trucks plus beer, salsa dancing, kids’ activities, the Denver Fashion Truck, a DJ, a bike raffle and more.

But it’s also a way to shower some love and attention on the Five Points neighborhood. “When people come to this event, they’re making a direct impact on programs for people who live in that area,” she says. “The main program we’re working on is Cycles for Student Success at Whittier Elementary and Gilpin Montessori; at each school, each semester, we give away bikes and accessories to kids with the best or most improved attendance.

“Some people come out because RiNo is a fun place and they want to enjoy themselves,” she adds, “and some people come out to support great programs in a traditionally overlooked area.”

Head to the parking lot of Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew, 2830 Larimer Street, from 6 to 10 p.m. to enjoy the festivities; admission is free. Visit for more information.
Fri., June 27, 6-10 p.m., 2014

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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