HANDLEBAR BICYCLE CLUB ROSATI'S POKER RIDE
RESCHEDULING FOR 2024
HBC Rosati’s Poker Ride is a combined club and sponsor event where participants (members) ride their bikes along a designated route with multiple breakpoints requiring riders to select and score single poker card at each stop. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the ride. Over $600 in prizes will be awarded for the top five best hands and the worst hand.
HBC and Rosati's will provide FREE pizza, (2) beverage tickets, food discounts and a general raffle for additional prizes! (Rider's must be current HBC paid members to participate in the contest, raffle, or winnings.
*Non-members are encouraged to ride but cannot participate in the contest, raffle, or winnings. DON'T MISS IT JOIN OUR CLUB NOW
A score card including route map will be given to each qualifying rider prior to the start and must present it at each breakpoint to receive their playing card selection. (RIDER MUST CHOOSE ONLY ONE PLAYING CARD AT EACH BREAKPOINT).
All playing cards will be chosen at the designated breakpoints on the poker ride route. A bonus route including two additional breakpoints is added to challenge the rider and increase a rider’s winning chances. Breakpoint admins will mark the score card, initial and hand the score card back to the rider. No duplicate playing cards can be selected. Participant must draw an additional playing card if an identical one has previously been drawn and marked on the score card.
Only (5) playing cards can be selected on the score card for the overall winnings. Two playing cards from the total score card must be eliminated by those riders choosing additional playing cards collected on the bonus route.
LOCATION / START TIME:
Rosati’s Pizza has agreed to host the location for this event. HBC will provide participants free pizza and beverages along with discounts for additional food and beverages. We encourage all members to support Rosati’s by inviting friends and family to participate and enjoy lunch. Registration and score card pickup starts at 7:00am. Briefing begins at 7:30am and Rollout will begin after the pre-ride shortly afterwards around 8:00am.
RIDE DETAILS AND BREAKPOINT DESCRIPTION:
All breakpoints will have one or two volunteers managing each card selection, marking, and initializing each participants score card. Water is provided at two designated breakpoints on the map.
START: Each rider receives a score card. One game card is selected by each rider at the beginning of the ride, filled out and initialized on their score sheet before the start.
BREAKPOINT 1: One game card is selected by each rider and logged to score sheet by admin (2 game cards total)
BREAKPOINT 2: One game card is selected by each rider and logged to score sheet by admin (3 game cards total). WATER OFFERED.
BREAKPOINT 3: One game card is selected by each rider and logged to score card by admin (4 game cards total).
From breakpoint 3, Riders can choose to ride to the finish and collect their fifth and final card or ride the bonus route and pick up (2) additional cards increasing their chances for a better overall hand.
BREAKPOINT 4 : (Bonus Route): One game card is selected by each rider and logged to the score sheet by admin (5 game cards total) WATER OFFERED.
BREAKPOINT 5 (Bonus Route): One game card is selected and logged to the score sheet by admin (6 game cards total).
FINISH: One game card is selected by each rider and logged to the score card by admin at the end of the ride (7 game cards total).
All Riders collecting (2) additional cards from the bonus route are required to mark off two of their (7) game card totals to complete the required (5) card selection. All riders must select their final card at the finish and turn in their completed score sheet totals by 11:30am. Riders will then receive there free beverage tickets.
RIDE WAIVER REQUIRED:
A one-time ride waiver must be actively on file or filled out prior to the start of the event. https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/61dde5b1824f9/web/
A bicycle in good mechanical and proper working condition.
A cycling helmet (MANDATORY!)
Front and rear lights are highly recommended
Appropriate clothing and footwear. We recommend cycling apparel and foot ware whenever possible however comfortable fitting athletic apparel and sports shoes are acceptable.
Proper hydration & nutrition.
Spare tube & tube repair kit.
Cellular telephone (ICE)
No earphones or earbuds (prescription hearing aids are permitted).
A FUN AND FESTIVE ATTITUDE!
Safety is priority one! We recommend utilizing front and rear blinking lights to increase visibility a multi-tool for adjustments a phone in the event of an emergency and perhaps a cycling computer.
Visit our Handlebar Cycle Club page for information about our club and how you can become a member. www.handlebarbicycleclub.com
FUN, FOOD & PRIZES!
Thank you to all riders, club members, volunteers and those supporting and participating in the HBC Rosati's Poker Ride. A special thank you to our sponsor Rosati's for the awsome food and providing the venue for this fun and exciting event!