JUNE 3, 2023

Due to new changes in the insurance industry in the United States, Draggin’ on Dirt and other similar events have been forced to cancel. SLV Fast Friends apologizes for any inconvenience, but after months of attempting to obtain insurance we were unable to. In an attempt to salvage some of our time, effort, and money spent, we have re-branded the event and hope to see many of you there! Details and more information below. We promise to do our best to make you feel welcome!

Come on up and Drag Main with us!!

We would like to invite you to come to the San Luis Valley and Monte Vista in June for a different type of event. Granted, there will be no racing. There will be the chance to see old friends and make new ones while driving some of the coolest roads in Colorado. There will be the chance to help us assist the SLV 4-H Foundation’s Scholar Support Program. There will be a chance to win 50% of the pot in the 50/50 drawing during the cruise. There will be a chance to hang out downtown Monte Vista on Saturday night with like-minded folks while listening to good music by Ol’ Scratch, having some cold beverages, and eating good food while checking out the downtown merchants and vendors on Adams Street. There will be a chance to drive through town on the slow cruise before heading out to the Movie Manor for a hot rod double-feature.

Please, take a chance.We would sincerely appreciate it. For those vendors, food truck operators, and others interested in procuring a space on Adams Street for the Block Party, there is more information and registration forms at https://optimystics.org/draggin-main-block-party/ There aren’t many left, so act now!

Here is a list of Air BnBs in the area. Some are quite reasonable. https://www.airbnb.com/s/Monte-Vista–CO/homes?place_id=ChIJ35l8bC3eFYcRVGqm1jMbW8I&refinement_paths%5B%5D=%2Fhomes&tab_id=home_tab&query=Monte%20Vista%2C%20CO&flexible_trip_lengths%5B%5D=one_week&price_filter_input_type=0&price_filter_num_nights=5&channel=EXPLORE&date_picker_type=calendar&checkin=2023-06-02&checkout=2023-06-04&source=structured_search_input_header&search_type=filter_change

Join in the Fun!

Drag Main through some old mountain towns before cruising the Silver Thread Scenic Byway

Draggin’ Main will take you from Monte Vista, Colorado through some old mountain towns and alongside the headwaters of the Rio Grande River on the Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway, one of the most beautiful roads in Colorado. There will be stops along the way to admire wildlife, historic sites, and fun surprises. There will be select photo sites manned by automotive photographers, as well as some outstanding photo ops along the route. Everyone is welcome to join the tour, which will start with breakfast at the Best Western Movie Manor three miles west of Monte Vista on US 160 at 7:30 -9:30 a.m. The cruise will leave beginning at 10:00 a.m. There is no entry fee, but a poker-run style 50/50 drawing will be available to participants for a chance at winning fifty percent of the pot. Depending on the turnout, the pot could be sizable. The remaining funds and all other money raised above expenses will be donated to the San Luis Valley 4-H Foundation’s Scholar Support program to benefit kids in all six counties of the San Luis Valley. Upon return to Monte Vista, the downtown merchants, the City of Monte Vista, the OptiMystics Citizens Action Network, and some other non-profits including SLV Fast Friends will welcome you to a block party downtown with live music with Ol Scratch, food vendors, a beer garden, and more. There will be a slow cruise through town, followed by a double-feature at the Movie Manor, featuring hot rod movies. All in all, June 3 should be a fun, memorable day for all who decide to join us. Good people, good times, and a damned good drive through some gorgeous country promise those who come a memorable weekend. We will also be posting other great destinations in the San Luis Valley for those who decide to come early or stay late.


  • All years and types of vehicles and motorcycles welcome

  • The Cruise will be followed by big block party downtown on Saturday Night, including a slow cruise for Draggin’ Main participants. The Movie Manor is planning a hot rod double feature after the slow cruise, beginning at dark.

  • All proceeds after expenses will benefit the local 4-H program.

Pre-Registration not necessary!
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Helping 4-H clubs and members across all six counties of the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado




From wherever you call home and help out a good cause while having a blast. Cruising some of the prettiest countryside in Colorado followed by a block party and a slow cruise in downtown Monte Vista before a double feature at the Movie Manor on Saturday night!

Everyone is welcome!

Bring out your traditional rod or custom, your muscle car, Motorcycle, or whatever vehicle you feel like cruising the Silver Thread in or on. No restrictions on year/type of vehicle.

The Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway runs from South Fork, Colorado through the old mining town of Creede to Lake City and, finally, Gunnison, Colorado. The Draggin’ Main cruise will follow the Thread to North Clear Creek Falls before returning to the San Luis Valley, draggin’ Main Street in several old mountain towns along the way. The scenery alone is worth the trip, but there will be fun surprises, wildlife, and photo ops galore to add to the fun. Professional automotive photographers will be set up at select spots. https://silverthreadbyway.com/


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