While on Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Rider Group (NoCo IMRG) journeys and events, we encounter some amazing places. These are some of our favorite establishments we’ve encountered. Follow their website links below and explore.
Vern’s Place has had the same goal since 1946 – dish up the best homestyle food in a family-friendly atmosphere with a commitment to great service. This place has a very rustic feel to it, and the best comfort food with ample portions. The staff is very fast and friendly. The cinnamon rolls are wonderful.
The Lariat, Buena Vista
The NoCo IMRG stopped and had lunch at The Lariat in Buena Vista on our way to Cripple Creek. Our stop here was very enjoyable. The food, atmosphere, and service were excellent. This place looks like a great venue to listen to some live bands. It was definitely worth the stop for lunch.
Genesee Pub and BBQ
NoCo IMRG took a ride to Lookout Mountain in Golden and stopped at the Genesee Pub and Grill for lunch. We hadn’t heard of this establishment before, but thought we’d give it a try. Turned out to be a great decision. This place is tucked away, and not readily visible from the road, but has a fun atmosphere. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly.
Weminuche Woodfire Grill
While at the Durango Rendezvous 2022, the Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group stopped here for lunch. We found this place to be biker friendly. The staff was welcoming and very accommodating, and the food was good. This is where the old Rusty Shovel restaurant was.
Buck's Sports Grill
This is a very cool place to eat. The NoCo IMRG stopped here for lunch on our way to Alpine, WY. The first thing you notice is the awesome decor. Then you’re handed the largest size menu you will ever see (no need for glasses to read no matter how blind you might be). The food and wait staff was great.
Nordy's BBQ & Grill
The Northern Colorado IMRG has their board meetings every so often at Nordy’s, as well as Chapter dinner rides to Nordy. We thoroughly enjoy the delicious food and fantastic service. The staff is very friendly and the BBQ is excellent. Once you’ve eaten here, you will definitely want to come back!
Glen Haven General Store
The Glen Haven General Store serves amazing homemade cinnamon rolls made from scratch daily. The cinnamon rolls are so delicious that NoCo IMRG scheduled two rides to this destination within one year.
Masa Hibachi Steakhouse
The Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group celebrated our Chapter anniversary at the MASA Steakhouse in Ft Collins. We couldn’t ride as a Chapter due to the heavy rain storm rolling through, but we were still able to celebrate our 3rd anniversary in style and have lots of fun. The Masa provided a fun environment to celebrate! The food and staff were great.
Yankee Doodle's Cafe
While in Alpine, WY exploring surrounding areas for several days, the Northern Colorado IMRG enjoyed daily breakfast at Yankee Doodle’s. They were very accommodating and ready for our large group every morning. They did a great job of taking our orders and serving our food in a timely fashion so we could head out for the day’s ride. The decor was truly American and good to see. The local patrons of the restaurant were also very friendly and fun.
The Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group had dinner here on our first night in Deadwood. This place was recommended to us by the Sturgis IMRG, and it did not disappoint. The food was awesome and the portions were large. The wait staff was very friendly.
The Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group enjoyed a terrific lunch at the Pumphouse Brewery in Longmont after a motorcycle ride around Carter Lake. They accommodated our large group without any problem, and our reservation was waiting when we arrived. The food and service was excellent.
The Northern Colorado IMRG stopped at Freshies in Steamboat Springs for breakfast on our way back home to Fort Collins after an overnight trip. This place was definitely very well liked as it was already packed when we got there on an early Sunday morning. The colorful mountain scene mural painted on the side of the building was pretty cool. While it took a while to get seated, and for our order to be brought out due to this place’s popularity, it was well worth the wait.
Terry Bison Ranch
Our motorcycle ride to the Terry Bison Ranch in Cheyenne Wyoming was a little windy, but worth it when we got to the ranch to look at the animals along with riding the train out to the Bison. We ended the adventure by having lunch at the Ranch with friends. A great day for all.
The Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group made Fiona’s Delicatessen our destination stop for lunch. The decor of this delicatessen is awesome with very unique menu items. This is certainly not your run-of-the-mill deli. The food was very good, and the staff were very friendly.
Indian Motorcycle of Fort Collins
The Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group (NoCo IMRG) is proud to be sponsored by the Indian Motorcycle of Fort Collins dealership. Their strong support and commitment not only to the Indian Motorcycle brand, but to the NoCo IMRG is instrumental in building a long lasting future together. Consider Indian Motorcycle of Fort Collins for your next Indian Motorcycle or for your Indian Motorcycle accessories.
Palomino Mexican Restaurant
A motorcycle dinner ride took us to Palomino Mexican Food in Loveland. We got a little rain, but turned out to be a nice relaxing ride as we were heading to Palomino’s with friends. Lots of fun riding and hanging out with good friends, and Palomino Mexican Food was an excellent choice for dinner. Great food and excellent service.
Goldbelt Bar & Grill
A family friendly restaurant with great burgers, sandwiches, and pizza located in beautiful Ouray, Colorado in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. Members of the NoCo IMRG enjoyed lunch in the outdoor patio while taking a day ride while at the Durango Rendezvous.
Crumbl Cookies - Johnstown
To change things up a bit, the Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group rode to the Crumbl Cookies in Johnstown as our destination. The fresh gourmet cookies were delicious (and large). Service was quick and friendly.
A few Northern Colorado IMRG Chapter member’s stopped in for lunch at the Derby Grille in Berthoud to warm up and grab a bite after a brisk ride due to Mother Nature not cooperating. Staff was very friendly and inviting. We found this place to be especially biker friendly. The food was good and prices reasonable. Everyone that came into the restaurant seemed to enjoy themselves and had smiles on their faces.
Ruby House Restaurant
While on our Black Hills ride, the Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group stopped at the Ruby House in Keystone, SD for lunch. The atmosphere and decor of this restaurant is very unique, very western. The food was very good and at a reasonable price. Spent lots of time looking at all the decor spread throughout the restaurant.
Mango's Mountain Grill
Mango’s is the only restaurant in the small town of Red Cliff, but don’t let that deter you. The food is very good, and the atmosphere is casual and friendly. The NoCo IMRG stayed overnight in Red Cliff and ventured over to Mango’s for dinner. Despite being very crowded (being the only place in town), they managed to find a secluded spot for our group. Overall, we had a great experience. If you’re ever in Red Cliff, stop by Mango’s for a bite to eat.
The Boot Grill
NoCo IMRG’s first dinner ride took us to The Boot Grill in Loveland. Our reservation was ready when we arrived. It was quite spacious and had a cool ambiance inside. The friendly service and good food helped to make our evening fun filled.
Santeramo's Pizza House and Italian Food
Some members of the NoCo IMRG enjoyed a great dining experience at Santeramo’s Pizza House. We enjoyed a delicious Italian meal in a very warm and inviting atmosphere. The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends or family.
Gunther Toody's Diner
A spur-of-the-moment breakfast ride took the NoCo IMRG to Gunther Toody’s in Thornton. We had an awesome breakfast at the 50s style diner, and they had our reservation ready when we arrived. The food was very good, and the service was great. Enjoyed the old Triumph Bonneville motorcycle they had on display.
Bunkhouse Bar & Grill
The Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group stopped at the Bunkhouse in Cheyenne for lunch while doing the 2021 International Female Ride Day. The hospitality was awesome – very biker friendly. The food and service were equally terrific. The location of the restaurant and decor was great. We had lots of fun at the Bunkhouse.
Colorado Grille & Taphouse
While traveling to the Durango Rendezvous, the Northern Colorado IMRG stopped in Del Norte, CO for lunch. We ate at the Colorado Grille & Tap House. This place was very motorcycle friendly, and we found the wait staff to be very welcoming and accommodating. We had great service and the food was very good. An excellent experience all around, and will likely visit again the next time we travel to Durango.
Lydia does patch and custom leather sewing. She is equipped to sew on pockets without sewing them shut, replace zippers in boots and coats, alterations, mending general and leather sewing, and snap replacement. We had the pleasure of her coming to the Indian Motorcycle of Fort Collins dealership while the NoCo IMRG was having a potluck get together. She did an incredible job sewing patches on our jackets and vests.
El Rancho Brewing Co.
Members of the Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group stopped at El Rancho Brewing for lunch on our return ride from Mt Evans. Our reservation was ready when we arrived, and were greeted by friendly staff. The restaurant had good ambiance, good food, and quick service.
Grand Old West
We stopped in Kremmling to fuel up our motorcycles, and then went down the street to have lunch at the Grand Old West, a popular restaurant housed in a historic building that was once a saloon. We hung up our helmets and stepped inside and were greeted by the friendly staff. The interior is decorated in a Western theme, and has a warm and inviting atmosphere, making it a great place to relax and enjoy a meal with friends.
Cables Pub & Grill
The Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group had the pleasure of dining at Cables Pub & Grill for a dinner ride, and we found it to be an excellent experience. The food was outstanding, the service was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was perfect for a casual get together with friends. Everyone was raving about their food. The portions were generous, and the prices were very reasonable.
Bear Trap Cafe
After riding Snowy Range, the Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group rode into Riverside where we found the Bear Trap Cafe. Despite being very busy, and us having a large group, we still received prompt service. It had a neat western mountain lounge-type vibe, and the food was good. We had a fun time eating here.
Timberline Church in Fort Collins is very gracious to allow the NoCo IMRG to conduct our skills training in their parking lot. We learn valuable techniques during our motorcycle skills training that will help us toward becoming better and safer riders out on the road. A special thank you to Timberline Church for allowing the NoCo IMRG to use their parking lot so we can learn these important road skills in a safe and non-intrusive environment.
Cacciatore at Heller's Kitchen
The Northern Colorado IMRG did a dinner motorcycle ride to Windsor to eat at Cacciatore. The food was very delicious. We had a great time while eating at this restaurant. The atmosphere was great with a combination of old and new styling. A true Italian restaurant.
2 Doors Down
2 Doors Down was referred to NoCo IMRG by a local when we rode into Cheyenne for lunch. It turned out to be a perfect place for our group. They got us seating right away without having a reservation, and made us feel very welcome. The staff was super friendly, and greeted and conversed with everyone coming through the door. They took the time to explain the menu to us since it was our first time there. Service and food were excellent.
Sol De Jalisco - Wellington, CO
The NoCo IMRG took a short motorcycle ride to Wellington for dinner at Sol De Jalisco. The food was muy bueno with large proportions. Our reservation was ready when we got there and the staff were friendly. The restaurant is somewhat small, but the atmosphere is great with Mexican style decor.
Budweiser Biergarten (Fort Collins)
The NoCo IMRG got together for our 2019 ride and event planning at The Biergarten in Fort Collins. Very spacious indoor dining and patio areas with good pub fair.
The Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group kicked-off our riding season with a stop at Kersey Pizza. This establishment had lots of spacious room and seating inside. Their pizza, subs, and salads were all excellent. We felt welcomed with the very friendly staff, and good service.
The Farmhouse Bistro & Bar
Members of the Northern Colorado IMRG took a trip to South Dakota. While in Spearfish, we had dinner at The Farmhouse Bistro & Bar. A blend between fine dining and a casual farmhouse feel. Food was very good, and the service was excellent.
Sky Ute Casino Resort
This is the home-base for the Durango Rendezvous. The Northern Colorado IMRG stays here for the Rendezvous. It’s a fun environment. Hotel rooms are spacious and clean. The restaurants have good food. In addition to the casino floor, it even has a bowling alley. There are also a couple of bars to relax and wind down after a day’s ride.
Spomer Bison Ranch
The NoCo IMRG had lots of fun visiting the Spomer Bison Ranch and getting to see and pet “Trouble,” the ranch mascot. The folks at Spomer Bison Ranch are wonderful and down-to-earth good people. The bison meat purchased was very good.
Ever Open Cafe
The Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group stopped at Ever Open Café for breakfast before heading out on a ride. They had our reservation ready when we arrived, and the food and service was terrific. It was a warm inviting atmosphere with good old fashion home cooking. The wait staff were very friendly. The other patrons at the restaurant were also friendly.
The Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group has stopped at the Outpost Cafe for lunch on a couple of occasions while riding to the Black Hills. While it may take a little while to get your food served, the food is great, and the menu prices were low.
Sanfords Grub & Pub
The NoCo IMRG stopped at Sanfords in Cheyenne for lunch. This place is pretty cool with nostalgic automobile memorabilia (and other oddities) from floor to ceiling. It was a fun place to eat and to take pictures of all the unique stuff they had on display. Food portions were enormous.
Casa Margaritas (Ault, CO)
The Northern Colorado IMRG did a dinner ride and ended up in Ault where we ate at Casa Margaritas. None of knew this restaurant was here. What a great find. This place is fantastic. Fun atmosphere, super friendly staff, and terrific food. We will keep this place in mind for the future.
Flying Saddle Resort
The Flying Saddle Resort was Northern Colorado IMRG’s home base for our Alpine trip. Accommodations were great (they have both cabins and hotel rooms). We ate at the Flying Saddle Resort Steakhouse & Restaurant for several nights. The food was very good, and the wait staff went out of their way to accommodate our large group.
Wyoming Territorial Prison
Today, the prison is a museum, and visitors can take a self-guided tour of the cell blocks and learn about the history of the prison and the lives of those who were incarcerated there. It is a fascinating and somber place, and it is a reminder of a time when the West was a wild and dangerous frontier. As you walk through the prison, you can feel what it must have been like to have been incarcerated here. You can imagine the prisoners sitting in their cells, plotting their escape or simply trying to survive.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary
The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a 789-acre animal sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. The sanctuary specializes in rescuing and caring for large predators. It is a nonprofit organization and a state and federally licensed zoological facility. Members of the NoCo IMRG had the pleasure of visiting and viewing the animals at the sanctuary.
CJ's Patio Grill
CJ’s Patio Grill is a family owned and operated restaurant in Loveland, CO and is a great place to go for a casual meal with friends or family. The food is delicious, the service is friendly, and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. This restaurant was a destination for the Northern Colorado IMRG Dinner Ride.
Georgia Boys BBQ - Frederick, CO
Taking advantage of some excellent March weather, the NoCo IMRG went on an ad-hoc motorcycle ride with a stop at the Georgia Boys BBQ restaurant in Frederick, CO. Georgia Boys was a terrific choice for lunch. The wait staff was outstanding and the food was very good, and served with a smile. We had a large group and they were very accommodating and had our reservation ready when we arrived.
Carelli's Italian Restaurant
The Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group celebrated its 4th Chapter Anniversary at Carelli’s. We found this to be a perfect place for our celebration. A gem in the middle of Craig. The food was very good and the portions were large. The staff was very friendly and fun. This place is outstanding and we will be back for sure.
Antlers Inn River Rock Cafe
The NoCo IMRG Walden Loop Ride took us to the Red River Rock Cafe at Antlers Inn located in Walden for lunch. It’s a great place with outstanding hospitality. The decor has an old west Rocky Mountain vibe. Excellent service, friendly staff, and good food.
Indian Motor Works
While attending the Durango Rendezvous in Durango, the NoCo IMRG had the pleasure of visiting Indian Motor Works who have passionately restored and refurbished Indian motorcycles for over four decades. The folks at Indian Motor Works love to ride, restore, revive and enhance the performance of Indian motorcycles, and are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Indian motorcycle.
While on a long weekend excursion, the Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group stopped at the Teton House in Menan, ID for lunch. We had made a reservation prior to arriving and our tables were waiting when we arrived. The decor and atmosphere had an old fashion western bar feel. The wait staff was friendly and the food was good. Only down side is it took a very long time to get served – luckily we weren’t in any big hurry.
Georgia Boys BBQ - Longmont, CO
After a long ride through Estes Park & Peak-to-Peak, the Northern Colorado IMRG made its way to Longmont where we stopped at Georgia Boys BBQ for a late lunch. We could not have chosen a better place. The food was amazingly delicious. The wait staff was fun and friendly. On our next group motorcycle ride that takes us through Longmont, you can be sure we will stop in again.
Howling Cow Cafe
After a Chapter meeting, the Northern Colorado Indian Motorcycle Riders Group took a short group ride to Bellvue and stopped at the Howling Cow Café. This place is fairly secluded, but obviously very popular with lots of people finding this somewhat hidden coffee/snack bar. They had a large selection of coffee and dairy drinks, sandwiches, and other goodies. This is a great place to start or end your scenic ride without having to go into Fort Collins.