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Old 02-08-2024, 11:27 PM
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Alma Glengravel Ramble p/b Avalon Pontoons (May 18, 2024, central Michigan)

Registration opens on Saturday (February 10) for the May 18 2024 Alma Glengravel Ramble p/b Avalon Pontoons!

The Glengravel is a gravel road tour in mid-Michigan. This year we're featuring three route distances (10, 31, and 53 miles) and adopting a poker run format for funzies. Racing is great, but sometimes it's just plain awesome to go enjoy new roads and friends along the way.

DM if you have any questions! Happy to recommend a few local hotel/B&B options if you're interested.

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Old 02-11-2024, 04:41 PM
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This looks like a lot of fun. Out of curiosity, what is a poker run format?

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Rules of the Poker Run: An Overview

Kick-off & End Point: Every poker run has a defined starting point and a finish line. Participants gather at the kick-off location, get the lowdown on the route, and then embark on their adventurous quest.

Checkpoints: Along the predetermined route, there are 5-7 checkpoints. At each stop, participants draw a card from a deck of playing cards. The drawn card is usually marked or recorded.

The Best Hand Wins: After visiting all the checkpoints, participants head to the finish line. The goal? To have the best poker hand out of all the cards they've collected. Traditional poker hand rankings (like "two pairs" or "straight flush") determine the winner.
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Old 02-11-2024, 08:04 PM
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Old 02-12-2024, 07:10 AM
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lol no worries!

I'm sure there are multiple ways to do it, but way we're running our poker run is to give riders a playing card (or two...) at the start and at each on-course rest stop, totaling five cards over the ride. At the end, the best five-card hands win a few prizes we're getting together thanks to our LBS.

I've seen this mainly in power boat and motor cycle bar hops, but thought it'd be a fun addition to our tour!

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This looks like a lot of fun. Out of curiosity, what is a poker run format?

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