The Real Spoken Word

“Denver has this explosive cycling scene, and it seems like everyone around here has a good bike story,” says Andrew Orvedahl, the local comedian behind The Narrators, a storytelling event held at 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Paris Wine Bar, 1553 Platte Street. “If anybody has any good bike stories, e-mail me at [email protected] and I’ll see if we can get you on the list.” Orvedahl says he’s hoping for some good crash stories, reflections on two-wheeled childhoods, and tales of fixies versus roadies on the open road.

Admission is always free, but the tip jar for this June installment is earmarked for the Derailer Bicycle Collective, and Orvedahl is asking folks to bring a few extra bucks for the cause or consider volunteering at Derailer. The non-profit, all-volunteer community bicycle collective at 411 Lipan Street offers free bikes — as well as parts, tools and workbench workshops — for people who need them. “It makes me want to support the folks at Derailer even more when I think about all the crazy stuff I’ve gotten into over the years thanks to my bike,” Orvedahl says.

Learn more about Derailer at; for more information on the series, go to
Wed., June 1, 8-10 p.m., 2011

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