A few weeks ago, Lo Becker of The Becker Band and the Cool Biker Lunch and Rides group organized their first poker run ever, and it was a success!! It was to support the local biker bars who struggled during the pandemic! They raised over $1500.00. The poker winner, Lissa Stauff, won with a full house $680.00, and the worst hand went to Skip Hohnhorst who received $50.00. The rest of the proceeds were equally split among the participating bars:
The event received rave reviews, and the most popular comment was that it was a self-guided poker run, which means the players went to the venues at their own pace, but within the designated time frames to get their cards. They also had over 30 desired raffle prizes donated by Cycle Gear, Coyote Motorsports, Bitchn Stitchn, Avalanche Harley, Mile High Harley, The Last Stand Tavern, Wondervu Cafe, Two Bears, FireFly Saloon, and In the Zone.
The organizers would like to give a shout out to all of the volunteers who worked so hard that day and had a blast while doing so: Ronni Becker, Moon Angell, Babette Canacari, Dena Gonzales, Michele Tusi, Karen Mathiasen, Joe Dory, Tom Pearson, Nanette Rice, Wendy Lamm, Tess, Donna, Ken Cornell, and to Ed Collins for being their poker expert and auditor. They could not have done this without you all!
Thank you all for attending and supporting this important cause. It is great to learn that our biker community supports our local small businesses. There is a rumor that this biker bar support poker run will be bi-annually, so look out for it in the spring.