If you like to mix poker with bicycling then the Royal Flush Poker Derby might be the vice you’re looking for.
According to the flyer above, the ride is on Saturday, March 21st and begins at noon. Riders will leave from the old Bi-Lo in Bearden. The best hand wins.
Thanks for the post!
This will be a great time, and there will be some great prizes. Prizes will run 10 deep.
All checkpoints will be local bikeshops, and they will be fully-stocked with refreshments for the riders.
Yazoo Brewery will be hosting an afterparty as well, at Union Jacks.
You can look for more information or updates at http://harvesttheride.blogspot.com or http://www.knoxvillecycling.com
@Thomas: Sounds like a good time. Just need to get my bike tuned and ready.
Dang it Casey, now I have more competition :p I’m super excited about my first “race”.
@Eric: I’m a slacker. My bikes are still at my parents house. Should I bring down the road or mountain?
Here’s the forum post on knoxvillecycling.com
Appalachian Mountain Bike Club Poker Derby
Sponsored by: Yazoo Brewery, the local bikeshops and Gearheads Adventure Sports Consignment
Saturday, March 21st 2009
Start: High Noon
meet at old Bi-Lo in Bearden (trailhead of Third Creek Greenway)
Finish: 5:00pm (cut-off)
Poker rules apply, play your 5 best cards.
7 Checkpoints Although, you should be warned that the start will have a twist.
Riders can get any or all checkpoints(there is a bonus for getting all.)
-Bike Zoo; 4445 Kingston Pike
-Cedar Bluff Cycles; 9282 Kingston Pike
-Harpers Bikeshop; 118 Northshore
-Fountain City Pedaler; 4620 Old Broadway
-River Sports Outfitters; 2918 Sutherland Avenue
-Tennessee Valley Bikeshop; 206 West Magnolia Ave
-West Bicycles; 11531 Kingston Pike
Bonus card at finish for completing all 7 checkpoints.
Ride is free
Fully stocked checkpoints.
Prizes at the finish.
Buy a t-shirt at the ride, to support the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club
Announcing an after-party at Union Jacks, featuring Yazoo Brew beers!
@ CP, bring a road-bike, the Knoxville greenways are paved.
My vintage GT Rage w/ 3-spoke carbon fiber rims will look awesome in the pack. 😉
The weather is looking like it will clear up and Saturday will hopefully be a beautiful first day of spring. The bike shops have donated some very nice prizes. This ride is free, and the checkpoints will be stocked with refreshments. There is an after-party at Union Jacks, featuring Yazoo brews.
Ride starts at noon, in front of Old Bi-Lo in Bearden.
Ride length is from 15-50 miles depending on how many checkpoints you get and which route you choose.
see you there!