Ping Pong, Socks and Beer… ‘Fan Van’ Trip Stops in Denver

The Fan Van Tour is a two-week road trip where SmartWool employee Jeff Snow is piloting a sock-filled van around the U.S. in search of fun.

We were in Denver last night for the first stop on the tour, a send-off party of sorts at Ace Restaurant & Ping Pong Hall.

Ball options: Ace Restaurant & Ping Pong Hall

The joint serves some mean Korean food. We grabbed some swag, drank some beer, and hung out with the local crowd on a workday night. Here are a few pics from the fun.

Next stop is Chicago on July 20th, where Snow will park the van at a Muddy Buddy Race. Find him there for free socks, beer, and a good time guaranteed. —Sean McCoy

—The Fan Van Tour is scheduled to stop in Minneapolis at headquarters on Monday, July 22. We’ll be organizing a bike ride/race and an after party on our patio to chill under the urban stars along the city’s famous Greenway Bike Path. Monitor the GearJunkie Facebook page for details on the Monday night event.

The “Fan Van” pulls up

Lots of free socks

Getting down to business at Ace

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.