Stinky Spoke Poker RidePowered by Carter Subaru
Saturday January 18th, 2014
Starting at Redhook Brewery, Woodinville, WA
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Riders can pick up their packets and swag bags the day before the race at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center / Dunmire Stables. On the day of Stinky Spoke, show up between 8-9 a.m. to pick up your packet and swag bag with tons of free goodies from our sponsors including a commemorative Stinky Spoke beanie and pint glass (your bib will become your drink ticket after your ride). Riders may register the day-of but should show up a bit early.
Riders can start the course between 9 and 10 a.m., but the course will be closed to starts at 10 a.m. sharp. All riders should be off the course by 1 p.m.
Ample parking will be available around the area, but it’s very limited at Redhook Brewery. We reserve the Redhook lot for Subarus and carpools of 3 or more! Other options are the Northshore baseball fields parking lot, plus across the roundabout in the “someday” Woodinville Wine Village. Stay out of Columbia and Chateau Ste. Michelle wineries please!
The weather could be very nasty (as we saw in 2012 with several inches of snow), so dress for anything. You may want to bring snow goggles, extra gloves, etc. in case you encounter snow or sleet on the trail. Also, bring a warm set of clothes to change into after the ride. Changing rooms will be provided.
The course can be hairy so while you are picking up your playing cards along the way, service stops will also be set up with hot and cold beverages, bike mechanics and first aid. There will be several porta-potties along the course.
Poker Ride Rules
At several checkpoints along the course, you will receive a playing card until you have five cards at the finish. The rider with the best hand wins big prizes. If you trade cards with other riders to stack your hand, you are ruining the fun!
Once the ride is done, it is time to party! Get into dry clothes in our changing rooms. Get warm in the heated tent and use your ride bib as a drink ticket. Hot alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks this year. We’ll have a band there – Massy Ferguson!