COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A wildfire forced the cancellation of a Pikes Peak Region tradition for the first time since the 2002 Hayman Fire.
The Range Riders have canceled their ride this year because of the Black Forest Fire burning north of Colorado Springs. The fire, which has destroyed 400 homes, is now the most destructive in Colorado history.
"We believe that our presence at home; and our continued support to the community, and to our members and friends is a far better use of our time and resources this next week," Pikes Peak Range Rider President Ted Severn said in a news release.
The Colorado Springs Street Breakfast will take place, as scheduled, on Wednesday, June 19, 5:30-9:00 a.m., at the corner of Pikes Peak and Tejon. The money raised from the Colorado Springs Street Breakfast stays right here in the Colorado Springs area and is donated to various aid agencies at Fort Carson for families and soldiers. This money is specifically earmarked as a charitable contribution to Fort Carson's social services programs. In addition to funding our local military charities, the Pikes Peak Range Riders will be raising funds for those impacted by the Black Forest Fire.
The Pikes Peak Range Riders, Pikes Peak Pivots, Girls of the West and Fort Carson Color Guard will still ride out of downtown at 8 a.m. on the day of the street breakfast.
The traditional breakfast is prepared and served by Fort Carson volunteers; and $5 will get you eggs, pancakes, milk, coffee and juice; children under five eat free. Tokens for the breakfast may be purchased from Sertoma Club members in the Pikes Peak region, the morning of the breakfast, or at Springs Spree, June 15-16, at Memorial Park.