Rules & Guidelines

2021

At registration/check-in you will receive your poker card that looks similar to this one. Except this year we wont forget the number 11. 😂








You will be taking this card with you throughout the poker run. There will be 4 card stops on the course, 2 on each loop. When you stop at a loop, you will then blindly pick a poker chip out of a bag and our volunteers will punch a hole in that corresponding number. You will not know what your hand is until closing ceremonies begin. (ie: The #1 does not mean you got an Ace). When you are finished riding both loops, you will then head to the 5th card stop in the venue and receive your final hole punch. 


HOW IT ALL WORKS
Riders will meet at the starting gate and be released in groups (i.e.: Dirt Bikes, ATV’s, UTV’s, Jeeps, etc.)
THIS IS NOT A RACE!
Please take off in a respectful manner and be aware of your surroundings.
• In order to prevent traffic jams, we will split groups to start on different loops •
COMPLETE BOTH LOOPS BEFORE ENDING THE POKER RUN
 (If you ride loop 2 before lunch, ride loop 1 after lunch)

• Follow the Red/White/Blue trail markers to the card stops •
(2) Card stops will be on each loop, a total of (4) card stops on the course.

• STOP at each card stop to draw a number, have your poker card punched and initialed •

THIS IS NOT A RACE!

• RETURN to registration for lunch OR start the second loop •
(Closing ceremonies will start at 3:30pm*)
Please do not “dilly-dally” pulling your number out. You may park on in the designated parking areas on the side of the card stops if you wish to visit and relax before continuing the course, please do not be “that guy” who parks in the middle of the road.

• The 5th card stop is at the registration table •
PLEASE FINISH BOTH LOOPS TO RECEIVE ALL 4 NUMBERS 
If somehow you missed a card stop on the loops or were unable to finish the loops due to vehicle malfunction, etc.... you may draw a number at the 5th card stop


HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT POKER HAND WE HAVE?
While you are out on the course, the numbers 1-52 will each be randomly assigned a playing card 
(#1 could the 3 of Clubs, #2 could be queen of hearts, etc.)
The numbers/playing cards will be set up on stage when you get back from both loops. Use a pen to write down your cards in the blank space provided on your poker card and see Kelly or a crew member helping at the stage to see if you are one of the top poker hands.

Do you have a hand that could be better if you had just one more card punch? 
You may purchase additional punches at the "6th Card stop" located in the venue for $TBD PRICE$
**limit of 2 additional punches

THIS IS NOT A RACE!

Winning hand is determined using Hoyle Official Poker Rules, Fern 45 Crew Members have final say Winner will receive $500 CASH and get to sign their name on the infamous helmet!
any ties will be broken using a good ol’ 3 out of 5 card flip
 

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