Tour de Taverns

Bicycle Poker Run

Monday, October 24, 2011

We're gonna do it with the lights on!

November 5th, 3pm start

We blew our wad on the Barn Yard Classic this year, so the Tour de Taverns is going to tone it down a little and follow closer to our monthly poker ride format. $10 buy in, 100% pay out. We will still have bike games, just not all in one stop. Here are the details:

1st card stop Troll Inn, 3pm – 3:30, we roll at 3:30

2nd card stop Hooterville 4-4:30

Scenic Overlook- 4:45-5:15, Trail Side game – Flaming bunny hop contest – Free PBR – First place male and female winner receive bacon and beer.

3rd card stop Thousand Island Bar 5:30-7:00, you’re on your own to order dinner.

4th card stop Harley Blue 7:30-8, Sign up for the Pixie Bracket Race

Blue Mounds Park 8-8:30, Trail Side game – Pixie bike drag racing (2 people, 2 bikes, winner moves on in the bracket). – Free PBR if there is any left! – First place male and female winner receive weinies and whisky.

5th card stop Grumpy Troll Brewery 9pm, if they’re still open, upstairs in the pizzeria.

What do you need?- Military Ridge bike pass, Helmet, Light, I.D. proving you are 21 years of age.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tour de Taverns 2011, Nov. 5th

Sorry for slacking on the dates. It appears that the Tour de Taverns will be scheduled for November 5th. We've had a few dates tentatively planned and changed due to competing events.

We are running the 12 Hours of Pitch Black Singletrack at Cam-Rock County park this Labor Day weekend, 8 pm start. Come out and race or spectate. After PBST, we'll start planning this years TdT.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Date is set, October 9th, 2010

The Viking Biking Club invites you to join us for the 3rd annual Tour de Taverns bicycle poker run. You ask, "what is this about?" Its a rolling circus. Eighteen miles on the Military Ridge bike trail. Approximately 4-5 miles between scheduled tavern stops. Each stop will allow you to draw a card which will be applied to your 5 card poker hand. Best hand at the end of the day wins a $100 pot. We also attempt to secure raffle prizes for all participants. As with any poker run, you must make it to the next scheduled stop to draw your card. Failure to do so forfeits your hand. Here's how the day goes down:
  • 9am registration at Troll Inn in Mt. Horeb (breakfast available).
  • $20 entry fee +$4 day use trail pass if you do not already have one. Entry gets you 1 poker hand. Additional hands available for $3 each.
  • 10:15 am mass start
  • Troll Inn – Mt. Horeb
    (9:00 – 10:15)
    Hooterville – Blue Mounds
    (11:00 – 11:30)
    1000 Island - Barneveld
    (12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Provided)
    Park – Blue Mounds
    (2:00 – 4:00 Bicycle Olympics: Huffy Toss, Pixie Race, Plank Ride, Slow Ride)
    Fire House – Mount Horeb
  • After party, poker hand winner, Bicycle Olympic winners, and raffle prizes awarded.
  • Helmets are required.
  • If you drink, please drink responsibly.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The 2009 Tour de Taverns is ON!

SATURDAY:Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High: 70Wind: W/SW 8-15 MPH

We're willing to roll the dice that the majority of our day will be nice riding weather. Bring your rain coat just in case. A dry change of clothes at the finish might feel good come 5pm if we're wrong on the weather.

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Will it rain?

We will be making the official call for this event at 2pm on Friday the 25th.

Chances are we will still be riding if the forecast involves "occasional" or "scattered" showers.

Bring your rain coat. We've made poker runs in the rain and it makes for a whole different kind of fun. You gotta be careful not to get sucked into the soft shoulder of the bike trail though....guaranteed laughs.

More to come Friday........

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

2nd Annual Tour de Taverns, September 26, 2009

$20 Entry, Cash Payout and Raffle Prizes, 4 Tavern Stops, Cycling Games, Lunch Provided.

Of course you can wear lycra...if you want, but this is an event for all people and all ages and it doesn't matter what you wear. Last year we had people that hadn't ridden a bike in 30 years participate. So bring your friends out for a nice cruise on the Military Ridge Bike Trail, meet some new friends, play some games, and win some prizes.

Tour de Taverns Itinerary

9:00-10:15am Troll Inn, 102 S. 2nd St., Mt. Horeb
Registration and first poker card drawn. Breakfast is available.

10:15am Shelter at trailhead on South 2nd St.
Quick announcements and mass start. 5 miles/30
minutes to next stop.

11:00-11:30 Hooterville, 10992 Division St., Blue Mounds
Second poker card stop. 4 miles/25 minutes to next

Scenic Overlook Option - BYO

12:30-1:30 Thousand Island Bar, Barneveld
Third poker card stop. 4 miles/25 minutes to next
stop. Sandwich, chips, and
cookies provided.

2:00-4:00 Blue Mounds Ball Park
Fourth poker card stop. Cycling events include Pixie
Races, Plank Ride, Bike Toss, and Slow Ride
competitions. 5 miles/30 minutes to next stop.

4:30-5:00- Firehouse, 117 S. 1st St., Mt. Horeb
Final poker card stop.

5:15-? Troll Inn, 102 S. 2nd St., Mt. Horeb
Poker hand and cycling event winners announced.
Awards and raffle prizes.

• If you drink, please drink responsibly.
• State trail pass is required.
• Helmets are required for your safety.
• Valid I.D. is required at registration and may
be requested at each tavern stop.

Poker Rules
• $100.00 Cash prize awarded to best poker
• Additional hands are available at a cost of $3
• Dealer will only be present at the specified
times listed in the itinerary.
• Failure to draw a card during these times
forfeits your hand.
• Each participant will draw one card per hand at
each stop.
• Each card drawn will be recorded on the
“Master Sheet” held by the dealer. The master
sheet is the undisputed record.
• Cards drawn are applied to your hand(s) in the
order they are listed on the “Master Sheet.”
• No duplicate cards. If a duplicate card is
drawn, it will be returned to the deck and the
participant will draw again.
• At each stop, participants will draw from a full
“double deck”.
• Each card drawn will be removed from the
deck during that stop.
• In the event of a tie, the next highest (kicker)
card may be used to determine the winner. In
the event of a dead even tie, the pot will be
split amongst winners.
Winning hand will be decided upon the following hand
1. Straight Flush
2. Four of a Kind
3. Full House
4. Flush
5. Straight
6. Three of a Kind
7. Two Pair
8 One Pair
9. Highest card

Friday, February 6, 2009