From: Eric Bergman >
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:23 PM
To: Eric Bergman
Subject: Norton Colorado: Cinco de Mayo Ride

Hi Folks,

Our next event is a group ride this coming Sunday, May 5, otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of The Mexican army’s victory over the French at Puebla in 1862. It’s a fairly minor holiday in Mexico, but around here it’s a big deal and cause for celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. Being that we’re a thoroughly honky organization, Norton Colorado’s concept of Mexican culture and heritage
basically begins with Mexican food and ends with Mexican beer and/or
tequila. Therefore our Cinco de Mayo Ride begins with breakfast at:

Poncho’s Mexican Grill
5350 S Sante Fe Dr
Littleton, CO 80120

This is just south of Belleview and north of Bowles, on the east side of
S. Santa Fe Dr. They open at 8am. Official departure time is 9:30 but we
often have trouble getting away on time and Cinco de Mayo does not seem
like an appropriate occasion to enforce a rigid schedule.

 From there we will make our way south and west, probably on Bowles, S.
Lowell, W. Chatfield Ave. and S. Broadway to pick up W. Deer Creek Canyon Road near Chatfield Reservoir. We’ll cut off Deer Creek onto Pleasant Park Rd, maybe stop in for a visit with Jamie and Michelle
Jones if they’re at home, and continue on to Conifer on some roads I haven’t chosen yet, then to Evergreen, then down Bear Creek Canyon to our lunch stop:

Blackbird Tavern
25940 CO-74
Evergreen, CO 80439

This is about halfway between downtown Evergreen and Idledale, on the right side of the road, next to the creek. It gets great reviews but it is not a Mexican place. I tried to find a good Mexican restaurant in
this area but nothing looked reliably good. So If you want to carry on the spirit of Cinco de Mayo here you’ll probably need to do it at the bar.

See you on Sunday!

By the way, if you are enough of a nativist to object to a Mexican theme for our ride on Sunday, you are in luck! As you would know from the Norton Colorado Calendar (if there were one this year, alas) Sunday is
also “No Pants Day”, so feel free to not wear pants for this event.