Poker pedal returns to Slocan

Want to take mom out for a bike ride along a beautiful river, visit a crystal blue lake and somehow end up with a royal flush?

Want to take mom out for a bike ride along a beautiful river, visit a crystal blue lake and somehow end up with a royal flush?

That’s right, the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society and Slocan Valley Recreation are hosting their annual Poker Pedal and this year it’s on Mother’s Day – Sunday May 13 with registration beginning at 11 a.m.

So make sure the bike is ready to go and come out for a leisurely ride on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail with family and friends and play a rolling game of cards.

This year everyone will be cycling from Perrys Siding to Slocan Lake and back, stopping at five locations where they pluck a card from the deck. At the end of the ride there’ll be refreshments and snacks waiting.

Admission is free and thanks to the support of the BCRPA Move for Health program there’ll be draw prizes waiting that all riders get a chance to ride off into the sunset with.

Of course, the best poker hand get’s a special gift as well.

So why not come and be a part of this refreshingly healthy pasttime?

For those who may think the route is a little long, you are welcome to turn around when you feel most comfortable. The event organizers will make sure you still get to play a hand. Make sure to dress for the weather and the ride officially ends at 1:30 p.m. so participants are responsible for returning before then.

You can find the start location just off Highway 6 aprox 8 km north of Winlaw.

For more information call 1-888-683-SVRT, visit their website slocanvalleyrailtrail.ca.