Attention motorcyclists: If you’re a rider who’s interested in supporting military veterans or if you’ve ever wondered how to maintain your best poker face while riding into a strong headwind the morning and afternoon of Sunday, August 28 may reveal the answers. [UPDATE: Event rescheduled for Saturday, September 3, because of Tropical Storm Irene]
That’s when Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 joins with some of its brother lodges in Long Branch, Jamesburg and Old Bridge for a fundraising Poker Run.
In case you haven’t encountered the phrase, a Poker Run is an event in which participating riders travel to a series of designated sites, picking up a playing card at each stop and thereby assembling a hand. Upon return to Red Bank, each entrant’s poker hand is scored, with the winner announced at an after-party inside the Elks hall at 40 West Front Street.
Proceeds from rider registration will be donated to a variety of veterans’ organizations. The fee is $20 for lone riders, $10 per passenger, plus $5 for passengers who would like to collect their own poker hands.
Registration runs from 9 to 11 a.m. at the West Front Street Elks building. Call Chris Mason at (732) 341-3010 or email for more details.