The 55th Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast kicks off at 5:30 a.m. June 17 at Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street. The $5 breakfast includes eggs, pancakes, milk, juice and coffee. Children under 5 eat free. Breakfast is cooked and served by Fort Carson volunteers. Continuing another tradition, proceeds from the breakfast will support local military and their families.
Entertainment will be provided by the Jacob Christopher Band, the Girls of the West, trick roper, performances by The Colorado Springs Conservatory, the Kids Corral, Flying W Wranglers, Native American Hoop Dancers, and there will be a drawing for prizes. Another great tradition is seeing more than 200 Pikes Peak Range Riders who will depart on horseback from the breakfast at 8 a.m.
Another tradition that day involves the Kiddie Dress-Up Review. The contest starts immediately after the Pikes Peak Range Riders depart. Participants must preregister, and completed forms are due June 16. The check-in is between 7:30-8 a.m. Categories for the contest are novelty boy, novelty girl, working cowboy, working cowgirl and rodeo arena. The top three in each category will be invited to ride in the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade July 7. The registration form is located at cswesternstreetbreakfast.com.
Collectible wooded tokens (tickets) for the breakfast can be purchased the morning of the event or in advance at Bingo’s, Boot Barn, Cavenders, Colorado Springs Business Journal, Northwestern Mutual and The Colorado Springs Conservatory. Information on sponsors, a map of downtown and the Range Rider route are at cswesternstreetbreakfast.com. For questions, call 299-1917.