ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – This Sunday, Oct. 27, when the Redskins come to Sports Authority Field at Mile High, will be "Orange Sunday" and all fans are encouraged to wear orange to the game.
The United in Orange celebrate will kick off with the fourth annual Orange Ride. In conjunction with the City of Denver, B-cycle, the Denver Cruisers and Bike Denver, fans are encouraged to ride their bike to the game.
The Denver Pavilions at 16th and Glenarm will host a pre-ride part starting at 10 a.m. with a group ride leaving for the stadium at noon.
Kickoff for the game is set for 2:25 p.m. MT.
Should fans decide to ride their bikes to the game they will be welcomed to a pregame tailgate party at the Sports Legends Mall (outside on the south end of the stadium) where there will be bike parking, food and drink specials, giveaways and a band.
The Orange Ride is an example of the Denver Broncos Game Plan Green program, helping promote sustainable practices at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in partnership with Arrow Electronics.
The Broncos haven't always worn orange and blue – the original colors were brown and yellow. It was 1962 when Head Coach and General Manager Jack Faulkner took over and changed the team colors.
But, according to Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Saccomano, the orange epidemic didn't catch on until the 1971 season when a pair of local businessmen passed out 35,000 pieces of orange cloth for fans to wave at games in support of the Broncos and then-Head Coach Lou Saban.
Fans that bike to the game Sunday will be a complimentary Orange Ride T-shirt. To purchase Broncos gear fans can visit any of the three Broncos Team Store locations. There is a story at the stadium, at the facility at Dove Valley and the Broncos Locker story at 9615 East County Line Road in Centennial. Broncos gear is also available online at shop.denverbroncos.com.
For more information, visit www.denverbroncos.com/orangeride.