April 28, 2006
If you like motorcycles or poker, Saturday may be your lucky day.
The Stony Point Firefighters are holding the first annual Motorcycle Poker Run. The cyclists will follow a 100 mile route Saturday, and participants will pick up playing cards at a number of stops along the way, in an effort to have a winning poker hand by the end of the ride.
The money raised will help pay for a new addition at the Stony Point Fire Station. It's the last station in the county to undergo any renovations, and one fire fighter says space is very limited inside.
"When we have a full crew, we have five bunks and six firefighters, so one has to sleep on the couch," said Eric Santana, a volunteer fire fighter at Stony Point. "And we have to leave the boots outside the bunk room so that we'll be able to get out and manage and walk around in that small confined space."
Registration for the run will run from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Stony Point Fire House at 3827 Stony Point Road. Free bagels and coffee will also be available.
Cost is $20 per bike and just $5 per passenger.
At the end of the route, riders will also be able to purchase up to two additional poker cards.
Winning hands will win any one of a number of gift certificates from local businesses.