Colorado Expo Evicted

May 27, 2016

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Colorado Expo Evicted

Last night, the National Western Complex in Denver announced that it will no longer host the Colorado Motorcycle Expo. The Expo has been held annually and peacefully in Denver since 1978.

In a written statement, Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the National Western Complex told the Denver Post, “After months of research and discussions with various agencies, it is in the best interest of public safety to move in a different direction and not have the expo in our facilities in 2017.”

The Expo was one of a diminishing number of motorcycle events that allowed visitors to wear motorcycle club insignia. Not only were club members allowed to attend, motorcycle clubs were encouraged to rent booths. Motorcycle clubs in Colorado have always considered the Expo to be a neutral, family event and there was never any inter-club violence at it until this year.

The Iron Order Motorcycle Club wrote the conclusion to that last January 30 when Colorado prison guard and Iron Order member Derrick “Kong” Duran shot and seriously wounded Mongols Motorcycle Club member Jared “Hercules” Chadwick and fatally shot Mongol Victor “Nubs” Mendoza. Duran has not been charged with any crime and retains his job in the Colorado prison system.

Izod Speaks Out

Duran and other members of the Iron Order appear to have deliberately sought out and confronted the Mongols who were working at a booth. Iron Order members have been involved in numerous violent events in the last two years including at least three homicides. In an affidavit signed in Florida on May 6, current Iron Order president Patrick “Brit” Ward denied that club leadership has been encouraging its members’ pugnacity. “In no form or manner does the IOMC exercise any control of the activities of its chapters,” Ward swore.

But former Iron Order president Ray “Izod” Lubesky does not think the rash of violence is coincidental. Lubesky is no longer a member of the Iron Order. He is now president of the Iron Legacy Motorcycle Club.

Lubesky told The Aging Rebel, “We (the Iron Legacy) have reached out to the Mongols across the country to make sure they know we have absolutely nothing to do with the Iron Order and certainly would never do what happened in Denver. I personally attended that show as international president of the Iron Order several years and we never had any issues with any clubs because we conducted ourselves appropriately and respectfully. In 10 years we never had a single issue with the Mongols. Whatever manifested itself between the Iron Order and all the clubs who have engaged with the Iron Order recently has roots in the past 21 months under Brit’s leadership. The Iron Order has had more violence in the last eight months than we had in more than 11 years under Carl “Iceman” Janisch’s leadership and mine.”

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23 Responses to “Colorado Expo Evicted”

  1. LA 1%er Says:

    We have been going ro this event for years and coexisted, albiet with some tension, with the all the other Clubs in attendence. As have all the other Clubs, some of which have bad history with one another. It wasn’t until these pigs posing as bikers started acting up did things get fucked. I’d bet dimes to dollars that if left up to the attendees to decide, they’d mostly be okay with allowing the Mongols to attend but not that cop club. Oh well, I dont think we’ll have a problem finding something else to do that weekend. Thanks Rebel, for all the work you do.

  2. Greek Says:

    Wonder what the city of Denver & the National Western Stock Show would do if club members wearing colors showed up at the Stock Show & Rodeo? Just a thought.

  3. r whites Says:

    are iron order full of RUBS?

  4. Paula Carroll Swann Says:

    File on him only the DOJ can file suit on police misconduct.
    Criminal Section
    U.S. Department of Justice
    P.O. Box 66018
    Washington, DC 20035-6018

  5. Just the facts Says:

    “In no form or manner does the IOMC exercise any control of the activities of its chapters,” I find it amazing while not surprising that Mr. Ward would make such a statement. Instead of defending his club by saying he does not condone these actions. No he just states he is clueless as to what goes on, which is true. Here is a real fun fact about his inabilities. In all his years in the IOMC he was never able to start a chapter, he was never even part of a chapter. He was made a Nomad because of that.
    And now he is at the helm of a rudderless ship wandering aimlessly. His second in command tough guy Cgar is the true broken rudder steering the ship over the edge. They have lost almost half the club in the last 21 months while he rests quietly in his Palm Beach hideaway simply clueless.
    What a joke

  6. whisper Says:

    Trend of Thoughts

    Lets suppose that Feds met with State Leaders and informed them that infiltration of all”

    Militia, Motorcycle Clubs, Oathkeepers, Patriot Clubs have been completed.

    Lets suppose that one way to create public mistrust to orchatrate distrust:

    1. Start media showing brief statements on taking of a MC club patches through Federal Court in order to suppress thier 1st. Amendmant Rights and in the same time
    adding crminal behavior of that club regardless if it was true or not

    2. Escalating a scenarion of 2 MC Clubs that are rivalries with a common goal of peace between them showing several criminal mis-behaviors showing mis trust with the public once again.

    3. Creating a mis-trust with elevated presence once gain to the public to start a trend of disturbment within all public eye

    4. re-word certain movies with the word “Militia” and “Oathkeepers” that did not have them in phrasing prior to the day of the meet between the feds and state leaders.

    check your dvd’s against modern versions

    just a thought
    whisper

  7. oceans Says:

    The iron order has a identity disorder…. seriously what do the really hope to achieve by masquerading as brothers when there true motives are to disrupt a way of life that has no real relevance to them… There presence in a biker community is detested and there cowardly actions and LE affiliations are designed to incense true brothers and real respected clubs.. but thankfully this type of scum floats freely to the surface and is easily discarded in due coarse…

    Live to Ride

    Ride to Live

    Oceans

  8. von Zipper Says:

    For those of us who rode long and hard years before the onset of RUBs and LEs trying to emulate us it saddens us to see this shit. idiot odor douche bags slapping state rockers on, colors bought not earned, ink not earned, and they get away with murder. I respect those who did the work, put the time in and those who live the life. Is there any end to the mockery these POS are fomenting? FTIO, FTIL. von Zipper

  9. Meh Says:

    Meanwhile at Myrtle Beach, Black Bike Week has the usual body count with no LEO fucks given.

  10. dogbreath Says:

    The Expo wasn’t always held at the National Western Complex.The event organizers may still find a way to hold it, it remains to be seen if they want to carry on at a different venue. Even if they do find another venue to host it, I’m sure the rules will change, and “No Colors” will be amongst them.

  11. dave Says:

    Street Vibrations in Reno was ruined for a few years by the Nugget shooting and it had nothing to do with Iron Order. now its no-colors.

  12. Elwood Green Says:

    So the Iron Hors d’oeuvres, managed a 2 fore one! Killed a 1%er and got away with it, and shut down a Real Biker Event that has been going on for 38 years! The “Douche Bag” runs deep in these boys!

  13. Shovelhead Says:

    All Motorcycle expos and shows should in my opinion not allow the IO instead of shutting down their events. Obviously they’re the Cancer in the Motorcycle world.

    But, for myself. I haven’t attended these kind of events for years. Ever since the Yuppies started showing up in costume and it all became a fashion show, I stopped going. It’s too bad for the 1%ers who rely on these events to make some cash for the Club.

    I’ll stick to Swap Meets sponsored by Clubs, smaller, more fun and more actual Bikers show up. I’ve never seen any IO show up to a 1%er sponsored party or swap meet in my neck of the woods.

  14. Phuquehed Says:

    Fuck the urine odor and leghumpers order…they’re all one and the same – fags, liars and pussies afraid of their own shadows if they’re unarmed and no pigs around to back them up.

  15. johnnie hammastix Says:

    the damage these pieces of shit have caused is unforgivable from all angles… douchebag faggots old and new are to be held accountable… there’s no “testifying for a reduced sentence” anymore. Fuck the Urine Odor!

  16. T Hell Says:

    Izod is one back peddling motherfucker, he can beg, plead, and get down on his knees with a willing mouth and it won’t matter this travesty of human culture is resting firmly on his weak narrow shoulders. His Iron Legacy may be attempting to follow a less primrose bath than the Irun Order but it is too little too late, the decisions you have made in the past will and must follow you, true bikers rarely forgive and never, ever forget.
    Lubesky: fuck you and the horse you rode in on….

  17. same ol' same ol' Says:

    “Iron Order president Patrick “Brit” Ward denied that club leadership has been encouraging its members’ pugnacity. “In no form or manner does the IOMC exercise any control of the activities of its chapters,” Ward swore.”

    Sounds like the shark is wanting to protect that law license of his, his wealth, and the assets of the club from a personal injury lawsuit.

    The board, on which sharks sits as legal counsel, has since its inception had control of, and directed it’s chapters. Any one of the 100’s of former io chapter presidents can attest to that.

  18. Paladin Says:

    “Patrick “Brit” Ward denied that club leadership has been encouraging its members’ pugnacity. “In no form or manner does the IOMC exercise any control of the activities of its chapters,” Ward swore.”

    “Lubesky told The Aging Rebel, “We (the Iron Legacy) have reached out to the Mongols across the country to make sure they know we have absolutely nothing to do with the Iron Order and certainly would never do what happened in Denver.”

    The smell of Karma is thick. The above are nothing more than statements from rats attempting to jump ship.

    Long May You ride (to those that deserve to),

    Paladin

  19. Patrick Volk Says:

    Hey Don what’s been going on? Been pretty busy the past few months and haven’t been able to get back in here. Thought I saw you down in Daytona and was going to say hey, but when I got closer I realized it wasn’t you. Anyway, what kind of crap is this? Did they have that tool Steve Cook go tell them bikers are bad people or what? If this had been the Kanye West/Little Wayne concert and they would have had another shooting, they wouldn’t have dared to cancel that for fear of being called racist.

  20. popeye Says:

    This cancer known as the iron order slowly eats away at a way of life that they will never know.

  21. Bone Head Says:

    One incident with known troublemakers that they ALLOWED to carry in weapons, and they cancel the event? I just don’t understand some people. It would be interesting to know who all pulled strings; doubt the complex owners came up with that all out of their own little minds.

  22. Meh Says:

    Ending the event instead of sorting guests was the path of least hassle.

    Can’t blame them since liability is a huge issue and they could get “sued like a breastaurant”.

    “The Expo was one of a diminishing number of motorcycle events that allowed visitors to wear motorcycle club insignia.”

    Since the new enemy tactic is to exploit those events, the counter-tactic would be to avoid them and stick to one’s own far away from piglet eyeballs. The key to enjoyable, murder-free gatherings is controlled access.

    At Denver the shooters had baconbackup handy which could have made it 2v1 if shit got worse. Shooting group was able to mass, strike then disperse.

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