Event this weekend…Poker RUN

Had to interrupt my normal posting schedule on bringing you up to date using my past experiences of riding a motorcycle building to the here and now. The event this weekend is important and happening this coming Sunday April 11, 2021, hence I need to post about it now. A Poker Run hosted by VFW Post 4437 in Defuniak Springs, Fl. It’s not JUST a Poker Run, benefits go to one of the best causes in our area of south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

Personally I’ve never participated in a Poker run, but believe me when I say this would certainly be one that I would support and enjoy doing. For those unfamiliar, a Poker run basics is register, pay whatever registration fees are required. There is a set time to do so, bikes are normally blessed before the start and then at a specific time KSU (meaning kick stands up) and ride begins. The route is preplanned with stops where at each stop you are given a playing card.

After all stops have been completed the route returns you to the place you started which in this case is VFW Post 4437 in DeFuniak Springs. Usually food is served on arrival and other events can be scheduled to end the day like an auction or something else to raise more money for the charity, a person, or organization.

I truly do want to ride in this event but since never doing this before am a little apprehensive and unsure of the mechanics or if I’m physically ready for this. Wish I knew someone who’s riding that I could get some experienced information from. 🙂

Here is a quote from VFW Post 4437 FaceBook page with details of this event:

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💥💥14th Annual Rumblin’ for Hope Poker Run💥💥💥💥

Registration: VFW Post 4437, 25 S. 25th Street, DeFuniak Springs

◾️ $15 per Bike/$5 additional rider (includes your meal after ride)

◾️ Extra hands will be available for $5

◾️ 9-9:45 am: Registration

◾️ 9:45 am: Blessing of the Bikes

◾️ 10:00 am: KSU

◾️ 1st Stop: Horse Power Pavilion, 4497 Hwy 20, Freeport

◾️ 2nd Stop: Special Forces Brotherhood MC, 13885 Hwy 20, Niceville

◾️ 3rd Stop: AmVets Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave, Valparaiso

◾️ 4th Stop: AmVets Post 178, 4776 Hwy 90, Defuniak Springs

◾️ 5th Stop: VFW Post 4437, 25 S. 25th St, DeFuniak Springs

◾️ 3:30 pm: Food will be served at VFW Post 4437

◾️ 4:00 pm: Auction and 50/50💜All proceeds from this Run will be donated to our LOCAL “Cancer Freeze” Program. “Cancer Freeze” is a Non-Profit organization that provides much needed financial assistance to Northwest Florida and South Alabama individuals battling cancer.


Horse Power Pavilion

Special Forces Brotherhood MC (Duke Field FL)

Amvets Post 78 – Valparaiso, Florida

Amvets Post 178

Seventh Seal Tattoo

CaNDe Custom

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Jerry’s Burger Co.

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As you can see it’s a full day, sounds like a ton of fun and benefits an exceptional cause. So the reason for this post is to make as many people as possible aware so that you can participate if you so desire. I’m personally going to try and be there, only some physical issues might prevent me from riding. (more on that issue later)

Actually in this event you are not required to ride a motorcycle, pretty sure they will allow anyone in a car or truck to participate or they will take donations for Cancer Freeze, either way you want to help. So I’m going to end this now, post it and hope to see you there. Remember April 11, 2021, this coming Sunday. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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