Is The Colorado Motorcycle Expo canceled for Sunday, January 31? Is the Denver biker expo still happening this weekend or was it shut down after the shooting? Will the swap meet still take place? Unfortunately, the Colorado Motorcycle Expo in Denver has been canceled for Sunday. At first, reports indicated that the expo would go on and for awhile it did indeed continue after Saturday’s shooting. But out of respect for the investigation and for public safety, the City and County of Denver decided to cancel the Expo for Sunday, 9 News reported.
Some people took to the expo’s Facebook page to express confusion about the closing, since they said the expo stayed open until 7 pm on Saturday, after the shooting and stabbing. Some commented that the crime scene was only blocked off by a ladder and they could see some expo attendees walking through what looked like blood. Commenters noted that new people weren’t being allowed inside the expo after the shooting, but people who were already there were allowed to stay inside. Vendors were told they had to have all their supplies out of the arena by Sunday morning.
The shooting and stabbing took place around 1 pm at East 46th Avenue and Humboldt Street. One person died and seven others were injured during the fight in front of the National Western Complex. Four people were shot, including the person who died, 9 News reported. The altercation took place among members of motorcycle clubs, but police aren’t sure yet if the members were from out-of-town or if they were local.
The Colorado Motorcycle Expo is one of the largest in the country. It was scheduled for Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. According to the CME, the Expo includes the country’s largest indoor motorcycle swap meet with over 800 booths, a bike show featuring 100 vintage bikes, live music, and more events. The video below was taken during the 2015 expo and shows what one of the largest motorcycle expos in the country is like:
This was the 38th annual expo.