Tour de Taverns

Bicycle Poker Run

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