2003 CO-HSTA Games Ride
Saturday, August 14th, 2004
Organized by Brian Hopkins
Starting Point: Senor Burrito's, Lakewood CO 7:30-9:00 a.m. We're meeting at Senor Burritos at 25th
and Kipling in Lakewood (between 6th Ave and 1-70 on Kipling, which is one exit east of the union/simms IHOP
exit.) You cannot leave earlier than 7:30am, and I'll be there from 7am ish til 9am or so. We'll hand out
route sheets, clues, etc. If you want to just com and have breakfast with me then come on by. Best green chili around.
Directions to start point:
From south I-25, go west on 6th Ave in Denver to the Kipling exit, go north, past the light at 20th
street. You'll come over a hill, start heading down, you'll see a shopping center on the left including a do it
yourself car wash. Turn into there. it's an old taco bell building up against the street. If you get to the
light at 26th street, you went too far.
From north I-25, go west on I-70 (or I-76 if you are that far north) to the Kipling exit on I-70. go
south on Kipling to the light at 26th. About 100 feet past the light, turn right (west) into the shopping
center, if you get tot he light at 20th, you went too far.
Ending Point: 6pm Hopkins Compound ver. 2.0. I am hosting a cookout from 4 p.m. until midnight (or until
the food and drink runs out).. If you are coming to here from some other direction just call and I'll guide
you in. I live in Longmont Colorado. If you are joining us just for the BBQ, which is find, please bring
some chairs and something to add to the BBQ
Detailed directions to my compound are provided at the end of this document.
General Games Ride Information
- The goal is to collect bonus points. The person with the most bonus points will win the 1st place prize.
- 1st place: $50
- Person who is closest to the end time without going over: $10
- Person who is closed to the end time but does go over: $1 plus a free beer
- Person who brings the best desert: $25 ($20 donated by Fine Carpentry LLC)
- Starting Time: You may get the clue sheet (this document) at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 14th.
Feel Free to depart Senor Burritos as soon as you get this and begin clue hunting. You do NOT have to stay for
- End Time: You must arrive at the Hopkins compound no later than 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 14th.
If you do not arrive by that time you will not be eligible to have your bonus points counted. Note: The cookout
starts at 4 p.m. so feel free to stop hunting and come on by as early as 4 p.m.
- Please, of course, ride carefully. If you can't make it back to my compound please give me a call
at 303-774-1588 and tell me you are okay. For timing, we will use cell phone time.
- Proof. Most of the cluse cimply require that you provide some sort of proof that you have visited
the place in question. Proof may consist of many things:
- A Sales receipt
- Some token of your visit (post card, token, tourist item, etc.)
- For some locations you will need to actually stamp your document sheet
- For some locations the proof will be a gas station receipt.
- For some locations, you may need to write some information down
- Pictures, including digital pictures are acceptable; they must include your bike and the object.
- Strategy Recommendations:
- Take some time and look over the clue sheet carefully prior to hopping on your bike.
- Plan your attack; don't waste time while out on the road.
- Use a highlighter or something similar to mark off all the clues you'd like to try to obtain. Then check them off as you complete them.
- Some possible approaches:
- Do all the clues in one part of the state, i.e. do al the clues in NE Colorado
- Do all of the clues of one type, i.e. just ride as many mountain passes as you can, or collect
postcards or museums,
- Just ride around as far as you can all day and try to become the high mileage king!
- Just do something fun that you haven't done before and don't worry about winning the big prize, i.e.
Ride to the top of Pikes Peak or Mt Evans,
- Pay attention to the progressive bonuses.
You may do any or all of the items below. All of these require proof including Points for Passes - I will
accept your word on these, although pictures, or writing down the sign elevation would be better. They will
be checked against your other reciepts to be sure they make sense. You must collect each bonus. Note that many
of these bonuses are progressive, with the point value for each additional one getting higher as you get them.
Pay very close attention.
(Proof of visiting a state is in the form of a receipt that must have at least town name, state and today's date but it does not necessarily need to be for gas)
- Get a receipt from any state besides Colorado. 1000 points
- 2 other states: 2000 points total
- 3 other states: 5000 total
- 4 other states: 10000 total
- 5 other states: 20000 total
- Montana bonus: one receipt from Montana is worth an extra 5000 points
- A receipt from Texas is worth an extra 2500 points
- Bonus points: any receipt from a unique Exxon gas station is worth an additional 50 points (No limit) (so you could get 3 gas station receipts inside Colorado from Exxon for 150 points, the receipt must say Exxon on it))
(Ex. You could ride from here up to Hardin, Montana, this means you did Colorado, Wyoming and Montana, you get 2000 points for two states, plus the Montana bonus for a total of 7000 points PLUS whatever else you get from below)
- Big Mileage Points
- If you think you might rack up some significant mileage while collecting clue points, then you may want to make yourself elegible for mileage bonus points.
- In order to participate in this part of the contest you need to notify Brian at the starting point. I will then capture the starting mileage on your bike onto your clue sheet and sign the sheet with their signaturee. You cannot decide later to do this. You must declare upfront so I can capture your starting mileage.
- THE Big Dog - Most miles ridden during the period of 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.: 3000 points (Note: This will be awarded to only a single person)
- Ride > 250 miles - 500 points
- Ride > 500 miles - 2500 points
- Ride > 750 miles - 10,000 points
- Ride > 1000 miles - 50,000 points
(Ex. If you win the Big Dog because you rode more than everyone else at 648 miles, you would get 5500 points.)
- This is almost a freebie. Put your license in a sealed envelope. You must do this before you leave Senor Burritos.
- Brian initials and seals the envelope.
- If the license gets taken out of the envelope for any reason!
- 1000 points if your license is still in the envelope
- -5000 points if the license is out of the envelope
- Ride to the top of Pikes Peak. Need reciept from the tollgate and also get some sort of proof from the shop at the top - 500 points.
- Ride to the top of Mt. Evans. Need receipt from the tollgate. Will take your word that you rode to the top - 1000 points.
- Do both of the above and your points will be doubled for a total of 3000 points.
Note that these are progressive
National Parks and Monuments - Visit any of these and stamp this document with the rubber stamp passport found in any visitor center. You must use the rubber stamp, as it is the only accepted proof. This is a progressive bonus. Any national parks or national monuments in the United States are good for this. This is only a partial list
- Buy any black Harley T shirt from a dealer with that dealer's name on it and you must buy the shirt today. In other words, you can't go home and raid your closet for pj's, you has to have receipts for today. (i.e. Thunder Mountain Harley, Rocky Mountain Harley, Black Hills Harley, etc) Only one shirt from each dealer is counted. Note that if you bring a shirt from Miami Beach Harley, you better bring a receipt that is dated today.
- 1st T shirt - 200 points
- 2nd T shirt from a different dealer - 300 points (total 500)
- 3rd T shirt - 500 points (total 1000)
- 4th T shirt - 1000 points (total 2000)
- 5th and each additional Harley T shirt -- 750 points each (5 shirts: 2750 points, 6 shirts: 3500 points, etc)
- Additional bonus
- Shirts from out of state dealers are worth an additional 500 points each. (Ex. 5 total shirts but 2 from Wyoming would be 2750 + 1000 would be 3750 points)
- From yet a third state adds yet another 800 points to the shirt. (Ex. 5 total shirts, 3 from Colorado, 1 from Wyoming, 1 from Nebraska = 2750 plus 500 plus 500 = 4000 points)
- Teddy Bear Bonus
- Bring any size Harley Teddy Bear to the rally end point; receive 500 points, plus all the Teddy Bears will be donated to the US Marine's toys for tot's run at Thanksgiving
- The first park you visit is worth 1000 points
- The 2nd park you visit is worth 2000 points
- The 3rd park you visit is worth 3000 points
- The 4th park you visit is worth 5000 points
- The 5th park and every park beyond is worth 10000 points each!!!
- Ex1. 3 parks: 6000 points
- Ex2. 6 parks: 31000 points
Points for Passes - Mountain Passes - Simply ride over the pass to get credit. Nothing else! We will use the honor system for this, please write down the elevation listed on the sign at the pass.
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Yellowstone National Park (special double secret probation, add 13000 points)
- Colorado National Monument
- Dinosaur National Monument
- Bents Old Fort National Monument
- Great Sand Dunes National Monument
- Mesa Verde National Monument
- Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
- Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument.
- Hovenweep National Monument.
- Mt Capulin Volcanic National Monument (near Raton, NM)
- Devils Tower (near Sundance WY)(extra bonus 10000 points)
- Mt. Rushmore (Black Hills, SD)
- Grand Teton's National Monument (near Jackson WY),
- Little Big Horn National Battlefield (near Hardin MT)
Postcards From The Edge - Just buy a postcard
- Cameron Pass - 1500 points
- Berthoud Pass - 250 points
- Hoosier Pass - 300 points
- Guanella Pass - 1000 points
- La Veta - 2000 points
- Slumgullion Pass - 1500 points
- Cuchara Pass - 300 points
- Monarch Pass - 350 points
- Squaw Pass - 350 points
- Independence Pass - 1500 points
- Poncha Pass - 600 points
- Cottonwood Pass - 1000 points
- Wilkerson Pass - 1000 points
- Hoosier Pass - 250 points
- Boreas Pass - 500 points
- Dubois Pass - 5000 points
- Hogback Pass - 10000 points
- Battle Pass (WY): 2000 points
- ANY CONTINENTAL DIVIDE pass: 500 pts each
for example Loveland (or Eisenhower): 500 pts each, Berthoud Pass: 750 pts (500+250)
Postcards must be bought in the specific town. i.e. you can't go to Denver and buy Breckenridge and Glenwood Springs' cards. Bring a reciept along with the postcard. (if you really can't find a postcard, bring a receipt from the town, but I'm really looking for you to get a postcard. If you can't find one, but someone else does, your points will be disallowed)
Get Educated! - Small Town Museums
- Breckenridge - 500 points
- Loveland - 800 points
- Laramie WY 1000 points
- Glenwood Springs - 500 points
- Crested Butte - 400 points
- Gunnison - 250 points
- Sterling - 750 points
- Montrose - 250 points
- Cody WY: 5000 points
- State Bridge - 500 points
- Oak Creek - 500 points
- Kit Carson - 250 points
- Lamar - 250 points
- Baggs WY: 1000 points
- Casper WY: 1700 points
- Burlington - 400 points
- Limon - 250 points
- Wray - 600 points
- Scotts Bluff NE: 1500 points
- Encampment WY - 250 points
- Alamosa - 250 points
- Landers WY - 5000 points
- Stonewall (Highway of Legends, CO 12): 500 points
- Granby: 300 points
- Sidney NE, 500 points
- Las Vegas, NM: 1750 points
- Gunnison: 850 points
- Lake City: 900 points
- Texline TX: 4000 points
- Red River, NM: 4000 points
- Bird City, KS: 2500 points
- Jackson Hole WY: 5000 points
Lots of small towns (Limon, Kit Carson, Kiowa, etc..) have small town, county, railroad, etc. Muesums. Visit them and bring proof of some kind. Any museum in a town will be accepted.
Some Wacky Locations.
- Each Museum you visit - 250 points
- Each transportation Museum (anything to do with transportation: cars, trains, bikes, whatever) bonus 50 points each. (so a railroad museum would be worth a total of 300 points)
- Visit 5 museums - 3000 points total
- Each additional (beyond 5) museum: 500 points (so 7 museums is worth 4000 points)
- Cabella's Sporting Goods - Sidney, Nebraska. Bring Proof (like I need ammo, feel free to bring some back) - 2500 points
- The Moose Visitor Center - CO 14 near Cameron Pass - Bring proof. - 1000 points
- Casino Tokens - Bring any single token from any casino in any of the following towns:
- Black Hawk - 350 points
- Central City - 250 points
- Cripple Creek - 1000 points
- Multipe tokens from DIFFERENT casinos are worth the same. So, 3 tokens from 3 different casinos in Black Hawk would be worth a total of 1050 pts
Visit any State Capitol city - Bring Proof (of being in the city, you don't necessarily have to bring proof of the capital building itself)!(as in I would suggest a Exxon station)
- Denver, Colorado 1000 points
- Cheyanne Wyoming, 1500 points
- Santa Fe, New Mexico: 5000 points
- Austin, Texas: 17500 points
- Lincoln, Nebraska: 200 points (cuz the Cornhuskers suck)
Stuff (aka bribes for Brian)
- Collect any two capitals: Additional 2000 points
- Collect any three capitals: additional 7500 points
Ex. Denver plus Santa Fe plus Cheyanne is worth 15,000 pts total
- Bring a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts to the end of the rally location unsmashed: 750 points
- Bring a 12 pack of beer: 500 points
- Bring a 6 or 4 pack of English beer: 500 points
- Bring a 12 pack of soda: 800 points
- Bring a big bag of chips: 100 points per lb. (3lbs = 300 points)
- Add dip to the chips, double your score (3lb bag + 1 can of dip = 600 points)