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Bicycle Poker Run Coming to Reno-Sparks

Once again, the Gonads -n- Strife Bicycle Club is doing their Fall Poker Run. This fun ride takes you from the Great Basin Brewing Company in Sparks, through Victorian Square, along the Truckee River, through downtown Reno, and then back again. There are many fun stops along the way as you collect your poker hand. The highest hand at the end wins an Electra cruiser! There are many other great raffle prizes as well, and they always donate the money to a good cause.

Poker Run

What: Gonads -n- Strife Bicycle Club Poker Run
When: Sunday, October 7th. Sign up at 11:00 AM
Where: Great Basin Brewing Company, Sparks NV
Tip: The Reno / Sparks police crackdown on events like this (people having fun), and have been known to hand out some pretty expensive tickets. Stay off the sidewalks, don’t blow stop signs, don’t block traffic, and you’ll finish the event with a smile.

Gonads and Strife Fall Poker Run

Gonads and Strife Fall Poker Run

From the Gonads and Strife website:

Gonads and Strife Fall 2011 Poker Run

  • Sunday, October 2, 2011
  • Great Basin Brewery, Sparks NV
  • $15 buy-in get you a T-shirt
  • Proceeds benefit the Gary Setzer Cancer Fund
  • 11:00 am Sign Ups, Ride Starts at Noon!

This is also a fundraiser for Brother Gary Setzer, original Gonads-N-Strife Bicycle Club co-founder, and fellow musician. Please come out for another great cause! We appreciate your help!

This fall we promise even more great raffle prizes and as usual a fantastic fun filled day of cycling! See you there!

Thanks Riding in Reno for sharing the news!

Slow Rollers Poker Run at Lake Tahoe

When: 06.12.11. 12:00 sign-up, 1:00 start.
Where: Tudor Pub, 1041 Fremont Ave, South Lake Tahoe (Note: Pub may be under new name and ownership now). MAP HERE.
What: Poker Run bicycle cruise. BBQ is included for all participants. Events and prizes galore!

Tudor Pub
Bikes at the Tudor Pub

From the Slow Rollers Site:

Nothing like sitting your rear end on a chromed-out one-seater Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer barstool you won for a measly raffle ticket (if you get lucky, could be a two-seater). Or skate your way through the opening days of summer with a Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer skateboard you won for a measly raffle ticket. This year we added Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer hats to randomly through into the crowd like guitar picks at a rock concert. You know you want one. As always, your raffle tickets support the Slow Rollers Bikes for Children program. We’ll also give away an SE OM Flyer 26″ Blue BMX bike for the best hand in the annual Slow Rollers Poker Run and probably something more than recognition for the Show & Shine winner. The longest skid contest winner will get nothing. That’s right, nothing. We’re considering bragging rights and a trophy girl, or boy. So, to get a Slow Rollers World Series of Poker bracelet (SRWSOP), you’ll have to skid in on the shiniest bike with the best poker cards in one hand and a fistful of raffle tickets in the other hand. No problem. Just another day on a cruiser.

More info on the Slow Rollers website: http://slowrollers.net/

Gonads and Strife Poker Run

Back on May 22nd, a bunch of us from Carson City went up to Reno to join the Spring 2011 Gonads and Strife Poker Run! For those of you not familiar with a Poker Run, it’s an event where people ride to predetermined locations, drawing a playing card at each destination. At the end of the ride, the person with the highest poker hand wins. But really, it’s just a good excuse for a lot of people to get together for some fun bike riding and/or beer drinking. Just about any kind of bike is ridden in these events, but most people tend to ride simple bikes. It’s all about stepping away from the technology, slowing down, getting silly, and having fun.

Gary Setzer

The Gonads and Strife bike club always raises money for good causes at these events. It was a strange turn of events this year, when the benefit was for Gary Setzer, one of the founding members of the bike club. Gary is currently battling cancer, and as you can imagine, is looking at some hefty medical bills. Thankfully, Gary was feeling good enough to ride in the event. He’s quite the character, and is adored by many.

Operation Desert Cruise

The ride started and ended at the Great Basin Brewery in Sparks. From here, we made a fun loop that took us along the Truckee River and around downtown Reno. We visited other breweries, bars, and restaurants along the way. In the end there was at least one crash that I heard about, and one traffic citation…a $120 penalty for riding on a sidewalk (ouch!). It was the first poker run for some of my friends, and they all agreed that it was a blast!

Here are a few more photos of the ride…

Over the Shoulder Grab Bag Photography

Lester at the Sierra Tap House

Circle of Death

A birds-eye view of things

Poker Run
The Biggest Little City in the World

Pizza Stop

Truckee River Bike Path

Self Portrait at the Silver Peak

Stretch Lowriders

Tasha, Dan, and Jason
Tasha, Dan, and Jason

Ashley and Rob
Ashley and Rob

Post Ride Burgers and Brews
Lester – Post Ride Burgers and Brews at the Great Basin Brewery

Jeff and Jules
Jules! The main organizer of this awesome event.

The complete photoset of this event can be found HERE.

If you missed this ride or want to do another Poker Run, the Slow Rollers have an event coming up on June 12th up at Lake Tahoe. Details are HERE.

Slow Rollers Poker Run at Lake Tahoe

Bikes at the Lake
Slow Rollers Poker Run

The Slow Rollers are putting on their famous Poker Run this Sunday up at bicycle friendly South Lake Tahoe, and the weather forecast is looking great. This is a fun slow ride that meanders around the bike routes and stops at various businesses along the way. Draw a poker card at each stop, high hand at the end of the ride wins!

When: 06.13.10
Where: Tudor Pub, South Lake Tahoe. MAP HERE.
Details: 12:00 sign-up, 1:00 start. BBQ is included for all participants. Events and prizes galore! More info at slowrollers.net

Bike Events this Weekend

Rest up on Saturday, because there’s a lot going on this Sunday! Whether you’re into slow urban cruising around the streets of Reno and Sparks, or mountain biking the High Sierra, you’ll find plenty to do this weekend.

Poker Run
Gonads-n-Strife Poker Run 2009

Reno’s famous cruiser ride is back again, the Gonads-n-Strife Fall Poker Run. From the Gonads-n-Strife website, “Don’t be fooled by knockoffs, this is the original gonads-n-strife bike club bicycle poker run you’ve come to know and love, with high hand winning the one and only New Belgium Fat Tire Cruiser! This Fall we promise even more great raffle prizes and as usual a fantastic fun filled day of cycling! See you there!” More on the G&S website HERE.

Galena Fest 2009

Galena Fest 2009 – And now for the mountain biking. On September 27, 2009 Reno community members will be gathering at Galena Creek Regional Park for the outdoor fundraiser, Galena Fest.

Galena Fest focuses on two major mountain bike races, The Bloody Rose – nearly 12 miles and 4,000 feet and The Thorn – an easier 5 mile ride. There are also several other family friendly events including mountain bike races for kids, a sand castle contest, beer provided by Buckbean Brewery and a barbecue.

For more information visit www.renogalenafest.com and a press release covering the event at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/09/prweb2836224.htm