Tour de Cure
Bicycle Poker Run
Saturday, April 6, 2013
What is a bicycle poker run?
Cyclists ride on a predetermined route
throughout Jefferson County, WV, drawing a playing card at each Card Station. (These stations are for pulling cards only and not fully stocked SAG stops. i.e. this is a self supported ride.)
The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of your ride.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 poker hands. (Must be 21 to win.)
- Registration starts 8:30 am
- Rolling starts 9:00-9:30
- Drawing Stations close at 12:30 pm
- All score cards returned by 1:00 pm
- $10.00 for additional score cards *
- New: If you sign up to join our team you will be emailed a coupon code to save $5 off registration for this event!
For each registration received $2.00 will be contributed to a cash "pot" for the day.
The top 3 poker hands will share a percentage of the cash "pot".
- 50% of the pot.
- 30% of the pot.
- 20% of the pot.
Poker Run Rules:
Rider will pick up a registration packet with score card, Q-sheet and map. At each of the five stops (4 along the route & 1 at the finish), one card will be drawn from a bag containing one full playing card deck (52 cards) without jokers. The Poker Stop Event Staff monitor will place a unique stamp on the score card for the rank and suit of the card drawn. The playing card will be returned to the bag. No duplicate cards; if you draw a card that you already have, you must return it and drawn again. The riders will go to the next stop. After the last (4th card) stop, the riders will proceed to Black Dog Coffee Shop. Before turning in the score card, riders will be given the opportunity to purchase additional cards. The cards will be drawn from a bag the same as the poker stops and recorded by event staff. The best 5 cards will be used from the score card for ranking.
Both the 32 mile Half-Metric and Trail Ride poker run route(s) may be completed at the riders own pace, but participants must be back at the Black Dog Coffee Shop by 1:00 pm.
The standard poker hand rules will be used to rank the completed score cards. Prizes will be awarded to the ten best hands. No wild cards. Tandems and tag-alongs are allowed on bike course, but all participants must pay the entry fee.
You may not have someone else draw your card. Score card station attendees must sign and stamp your score card at each station. Riders that cannot gather five cards in the allotted time may play the cards they have collected, even if it is less than five cards. If you lose your score card during the ride - too bad.
* Players who want to play multiple hands you must specify at each Card Station which score card you are about to draw for and present it to the Card Station Manager. You will then draw a card & the Station Manager will mark your score card. You may then present your next score card and draw the next card. Riders do not get to draw multiple cards and choose which cards go to which score cards.
You can purchase up to five replacement cards at the following dollar amounts at the closing table at the end of the ride.
- 1st card $10.00
- 2nd card $15.00
- 3rd card $20.00
- 4th card $25.00
- 5th card $50.00
To save time the day of the ride, if you have any questions about the rules please email us with them ahead of time.
The ride starts from the Black Dog Coffee shop. (8001 Charles Town Road Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442.) The route will not be marked, but a detailed cue sheet will be printed on the back of each rider's score card. Successful navigation of the route is important to playing your hand.