Combining live comedy, bicycling and train travel, the Southwest Chief Bicycle & Comedy Festival is looking to provide an unforgettable experience for audience members in Colorado, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Mexico and dozens of train communities that sit along Amtrak’s Southwest Chief Passenger Rail Line.

The Southwest Chief Bicycle & Comedy Festival is looking to fill a train car in Chicago and a train car in Los Angeles with comedians and performers, along with comedy lovers, bicyclists and train enthusiasts for an overnight train journey across state lines for a comedy and bicycling blowout in Trinidad.

Trains will depart Los Angeles and Chicago on Thursday May 2, 2019 and will arrive in Trinidad on Friday May 3, 2019. Once in Trinidad, all festival bound passengers will meet up with dozens of comedians and hundreds of audience members from Denver, Albuquerque, and many more Southwest communities for a weekend of laughs that ends Sunday May 5, 2019.

Locally, the Southwest Chief Bicycle & Comedy Festival will be offering comedy experiences at several bars, theaters and other venues throughout town including; the Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, Brix Sports Bar, Las Animas Grill, Moose’s Martini Bar & Social Club, Jujo’s Dancehall, Hot Yoga on Main and more.

Family friendly comedy and activities will be available free of charge, all day Saturday at the Carnegie Public Library.

Festival attendees are encouraged to bring their own bicycles along for the experience.

So far, 20 comedians from Denver, Albuquerque, Chicago and Los Angeles have been announced.

The final day for pre-sale tickets at a discounted price is January 15, 2019. Train passengers for the “comedy train car” must also be confirmed by January 15.

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Festival coming to Trinidad May 2-5 will bring Chicago, Los Angeles together by train for weekend of comedy, bicycling

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