28th Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally

Schedule of Events

Check regularly for updates as we book this year's entertainment lineup!

All Day

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

3:00 PM

Friday, August 21

Vendor Show Open

Veterans Poker Run Registration - American Legion Post 171, 400 E Carr Ave.

Red Friday T-Shirt Giveaway - Gazebo at 1st St & Bennett Ave

Official Rally Merchandise on sale at 2nd St & Bennett Ave

Bids accepted for Silent Auction

Veterans Poker Run - Last bike in

7:00 AM - 10:30 AM

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

10:00 AM

10:15 AM

11:15 AM

12:00 Noon

Saturday, August 22

Veterans Pancake Breakfast - Cripple Creek Fire Station

Breakfast served to POW/MIA Riders - Woodland Park High School

POW/MIA Recognition Ride Registration - Woodland Park High School

Official Rally Merchandise on sale at 2nd St & Bennett Ave

Official Rally Merchandise on sale on Bennett Ave between 4th & 5th St

Bids accepted for Silent Auction

Vendor show opens

Veterans Parade Assembly - Cripple Creek

Freedom Beer Garden opens

Veterans Parade - Downtown Cripple Creek

POW/MIA Recognition Ride leaves Woodland Park High School

POW/MIA Recognition Ride Arrives in Cripple Creek

POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony - Speakers, Flyovers, etc. - City Park

7:00 AM - 10:30 AM

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

10:00 AM

1:00 PM

Sunday, August 23

Veterans Pancake Breakfast - Cripple Creek Fire Station

Vendor Show Open

Official Rally Merchandise on sale at 2nd St & Bennett Ave

Bids accepted for Silent Auction

Freedom Beer Garden opens

Memorial Ceremony/Dedication - Cripple Creek War Memorial, Mt. Pisgah

Combat hero bike build

Combat Hero Bike Build is a nonprofit charity organization created to serve our severely wounded combat veterans. It is a program by warriors, for warriors, to give our wounded heroes the freedoms they once enjoyed.

Each August, the CHBB and Veterans Rally crews present one or more severely wounded combat veterans with a custom machine built especially for them. This is one of the highlights of the annual Rally. For more information on the Combat Hero Bike Build, visit their website.

Pictured below: the 2019 Combat Hero Bike Build presentation.

R.E.D. Friday

Remember Everyone Deployed

Come to the City Park gazebo at 1st Street & Bennett Avenue at 10:00 AM Friday to claim your free Support Our Troops t-shirt (limit 1 per person). R.E.D. Friday is a decade-long Rally tradition, and Rally attendees line up around the block to claim their shirts each year. The giveaway runs out quickly, so come early to grab yours.

Remember to wear R.E.D. every Friday, until they all come home.

Official Rally Merchandise

Official event merchandise will be on sale at the corner of 2nd Street & Bennett Avenue all three days of the Rally. We create a unique t-shirt design for each year's Rally (pictured: the 2019 design) for a variety of high-quality men's and ladies' garments - all printed here in Colorado.

We also sell custom pins, patches, hats, challenge coins, & more. 2020's designs will be published here as they are created - in the meantime, shop past years' official Rally merch. 

Silent Auction

The highlight of this year's Silent Auction will be this framed painting - "Bootlegger Betty & Ugly Eddie" by David Uhl. Read the story of Bootlegger Betty from the artist himself, and bid on this painting outside the official Rally merchandise tent at 2nd Street & Bennett Avenue all weekend.

Also available for bidding are a large handmade quilt by Donnie Kalb, made entirely of past years' Rally t-shirts, as well as three bottles of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select whiskey in POW/MIA Recognition Ride commemorative custom engraved bottles.

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