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Fifth Annual Miracle Travel Works Poker Ride
October 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm$40
Join us on Saturday, October 15, 2022 for the 5th Annual Miracle Travel Works Poker Ride! This is a fundraising event that is fun for anyone (adults and children are welcome!) who likes to bike on the beautiful bike trails in Fayetteville, AR, and even more fun for those who also like the excellent craft breweries, bars, and restaurants along the way. This year there are two options: (1) A short route that is a relatively easy 3.1 mile ride between stops which begins with rider check-in at Nomads Trailside and ends at Prairie Street Live, and (2) a longer route of 12.9 miles that begins with rider check-in at the Black Apple Taproom in Springdale, and connects to the shorter route at Nomads Trailside. (The full list of stops is below.) Riders can sign up for either option, but riders who do the longer route will each receive a bonus card to make their best poker hand!
Riders can register by purchasing a spot for $40 using the link below. Registration will allow you to draw a playing card at each stop along the ride, with the best poker hand at the final ride winning the grand prize which is shown below. (Please note that no beer purchase is required at any stop.) At the final stop, registered riders will also receive free pizza from Damgoode Pies and riders 21 and older will receive beer from Boston Beer Company!
GRAND PRIZE, courtesy of Boston Beer:
Samuel Adams branded Grizzly Cooler
Twisted Tea branded tailgate grill
(total value approximately $375)
The money raised from this fundraiser will go to help families with ill or injured children who need to travel for medical care. The last few years have been very difficult for us all, but especially for those needing to travel with their children for medical care, and there are more families than ever needing our help. Come have a fun Saturday enjoying the trails, great company, and great bars and breweries while helping them out.
On the day of the ride, riders can go to the following page to see current standings as well as rules, information about prizes, etc.: https://miracletravelworks.org/pokerride/
Special thanks to our generous sponsors who have donated the funds, prizes, food, beer, and gifts:
Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 11:00/12:00pm – 5:00pm (check-in starts at 11:00 or 12:00 depending on starting location selected by rider – maps below)
- 11:00-11:30: Long distance rider check-in at Black Apple
- 11:30-11:45 Welcome, MTW presentation, fundraiser overview
- 11:45 Riders depart at their own pace
- 12:00-12:30: Short distance rider check-in at Nomads Trailside,
- 12:30-12:45 Welcome, MTW presentation, fundraiser overview
- 12:45 Riders depart at their own pace
- 11:45/12:45-4:30: Riders bike (at their own pace) to Prairie Street Live via the following stops:
- Nomads Trailside (long distance riders)
- Fossil Cove Brewing Co.
- Columbus House Brewery and Tap Room
- Prairie Street Bar & Tap
- 4:00-5:00: Prairie Street Live: Pizza, beer, conversation
- 4:30: Prize announcements
Short route: https://goo.gl/maps/513dcsAiJbNBPWmt8
Long route: https://goo.gl/maps/Vg2U2UBeVA8Bkdw49
Bonus Card for Getting Friends to Sign Up!
We really want to have a record number of riders this year! In order to encourage you to invite your friends to come too, we’re allowing people to sign up as teams. When you sign up, you’ll have the option to enter the name of your team (if you’re able to gather a group to form one!). This doesn’t change how you do the ride, and the winner will still be the individual with the best poker hand, but each member of the largest team to sign up will receive a free bonus card! This will significantly increase your chances of winning since it will give you an extra card to use to form the best poker hand possible out of the cards you gather throughout the ride. So, please go out and find some friends and/or family members and have them register using the same team name to put your team in the running for bonus cards!
Only $40 for early registration, then it changes to $50 after 6pm on Thursday, October 13.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to answer them quickly!