Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo
Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs, CO


After our trip to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center we opted to go to the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. That rodeo has been held for some 70+ years. I remember going to it several times when I was growing up while it was still held in the stadium by the Broadmoor hotel. These days it is held in the much newer Norris Penrose Events Center.

When we arrived, the first thing that caught the kid’s eyes was the mechanical bull. For $5, they both had to try. The bull was too much for both of them. Looking at the photos, I will let the reader determine who had the best form and ride. Neither of them stayed on for eight seconds, it was more like two or three seconds. They wanted me to ride. I did not succumb so I did not break anything.

Once we actually sat at our seats we began to review the program we had been given. Tyler noticed there was a team roper from Grand Junction, Travis Bounds. He also saw two bull riders from Fruita. We took the opportunity to call Leslie’s dad. He knew Travis but he did not know either of the other two.

We thought the rodeo was well done and fast paced. Even though the seating was a little tight, we all enjoyed the event.

We drove home via a quick stop at the Taco Bell drive-thru window!


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