Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Mountain Bike Poker Ride - 2016

Hwy 79
Cuyamaca, CA 91916


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Event Description

Join the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Mountain Bike Assistance Unit in celebrating our 26th Annual Poker Ride!

Your fee for this event includes ride, spaghetti lunch and one raffle ticket.  Event T-shirts will be given to ALL participants who register online.  Limited quantities of t-shirts may be available for purchase ($10/each) on the day of the ride.   Entry fees are non-refundable and all proceeds go to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association.

Format and course:  a card will be drawn from a standard 52-card deck at five locations along an 18 mile route consisting of fire road and singletrack.  An optional 6th card is available for riding an extra 4-mile section.  The top 5 hands (and the lowest hand) are awarded a prize.  THIS IS NOT A RACE.



Event details and schedule


Registration starts at 7:30am and ride start window is 8:00am to 9:30am.

Awards presentation and raffle begin at 1:00pm.  Start and finish location are at Los Vaqueros Horse camp in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.  Take Hwy. 79 (south from Julian or north from Interstate 8) and turn at sign for Stonewall Mine (just north of Paso Picacho Campground).  Continue for 2 miles and turn right on Stonewall Mine Road.  Parking is limited. Carpooling is highly encouraged (extra raffle ticket for all those arriving in a car with two or more participants).  Late arrivals may be directed to overflow parking.

Great prizes and giveaways!  Riders must complete the course and turn in their list of cards by 1:00pm to be eligible for prizes, which will be awarded for the best (and worst) list of cards.  Additional prizes will be determined by a random draw in the raffle.  Prizes include bike parts, accessories, cycling apparel, Julian apple pies, gift certificates, and much more.

Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 25 for $20.00. 

Additional information:  Please bring extra water!  Registration is limited to 350 riders, so sign up early.  Please be aware that helmets are required on this ride.  NO exceptions!

Limited RV ($20.00) and tent ($10.00) camping will be available for Saturday night only.  Please e-mail Susan Russo to reserve your spot:

Thank you for your support of our 26th annual event!

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