Friday, September 19, 2008

Pedal and Poker is ON!!!

You've been waiting for it and it is here. Pedal and Poker is a GO!! Here's the announcement:


I wanted to invite all of you to ride the 2008 Pedal and Poker Ride.

This year's ride is right around the corner – Sunday, October 12th. (The weekend after Sea Gull; the Sunday before the Columbus Day holiday)

The Pedal & Poker is designed to be a FUN, RELAXED, LOW-KEY ride to round out the cycling season. Last year we had gorgeous weather (if it was a little nippy at the start). Many of you were able to join us for the ride last year, and together we raised about $2500 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year we hope to raise even more, but we can't do it without you!

For those who don't know, the Pedal & Poker is an awesome bike ride with a twist – it's also a POKER RUN! At the start, finish, and 3 rest stops along the 50 mile course, you will draw a poker card. Prizes will be awarded to the people who draw the best hands. Following the ride, folks meet up at a local watering hole, the Killarney House, which offers P&P participants lunch (and beer) specials. At this post ride event you have an opportunity to win additional prizes. It all makes for one FANTASTIC day spent with friends!

There are a few changes to this year's ride/festivities:
1) We are moving the start/finish location a few miles further up Route 50 – this will add about 10 minutes to your drive (exit #23 instead of exit #16), but this Park `N' Ride lot has plenty of space for everyone AND a port-a-potty (and there are also nearby gas stations for those who prefer more established facilities). The change in start/finish means an exciting new course!

2) The start time has been pushed back an hour. Last year it was a bit cold at the start, and it is darker later at that time of year – thus we have pushed the rolling, show-and-go start back. Riders can start as early as 8AM, and all riders should be on the road no later 10AM. All riders should be off the course by 3PM, so please plan your start time accordingly.

3) Instead of encouraging everyone to arrive at the Killarney House at the same time to do the drawing, this year we are going to host multiple drawings spaced by a certain time interval. We are encouraging people to start, ride and get over to the Killarney House at their own pace. We hope this will ensure everyone is well taken care of and enjoys a good meal and pint following the ride, has a chance to win some awesome prizes, but without overwhelming the Killarney House.

Please click on the link ( and sign up today! Your support is greatly appreciated. I promise you a FUN, RELAXED, LOW-KEY ride to end the season. Friends old and new are welcomed and appreciated – please share this email and link widely. The more participants, the more money we raise to kick cancer's a$$.

Finally, please share this announcement with your friends.

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