Past Meetup

Global Bikes Valentine's Poker Ride

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A poker run is an organized event where participants, using bicycles, must visit five checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. Having the best hand and winning is purely a matter of chance. The event has a time limit, however, the individual participants are not timed.
We will be starting from the Global Bikes location in Ahwatukee at 8 am. The address is 3636 E. Ray Road Phoenix, AZ 85044.

When you finish the fun ride, we will have breakfast burritos, cookies, hot chocolate, and coffee waiting for you at the finish. Along with prizes for the top 3 winning hands, we will have several great prizes being raffled off as well!
There is a $20 donation for the ride and all proceeds from the event will be donated to Trips for Kids Phoenix.
The route is 41.5 miles or the optional long route of 52.6 miles, and you will be stopping by each Global Bikes location to get your playing card.
Helmets are required.
Ride Leaders:
A Group (18+ mph) Dave Thomas
B Group (16 - 18 mph) Al Vega
C Group (14 - 16 mph) John Montez

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BY RSVP'ing to this event... you are agreeing to the following waiver.
While bicycling is an outstanding recreational sport, it also involves risk and even dangers. Some of these dangers are limited to traveling on or crossing heavily traveled roads, steep descents, potholes, accidents, unexpected moves of another rider, physical exertion, fatigue, flat tires, and motorists. Ride terrain, pace, and distance may vary from the written or verbal description. In addition to the above, mountain bike rides may involve steep descents on heavily rutted roads, trails, as well as rock and log hopping. Cactus, snakes or other wildlife may also prove to be a danger in AZ.
I acknowledge that RMAL, LLC (DBA Global Bikes) encourages the wearing of helmets and other safety gear and agree to hold Global Bikes and Raleigh USA harmless for any injury resulting from my failure to wear a helmet or other safety gear.
The undersigned acknowledges that the risks recited above, as well as numerous other dangers, are inherent in recreational bicycling and the undersigned agrees to assume all risks associated with participation in club/shop activities. The undersigned further agrees to save and hold harmless RMAL, LLC (DBA Global Bikes), its’ employees, ride leader, coordinators, members, and other riders from any and all liability for any injury or damage resulting from, or in any way connected with, participation group/shop/club activities.
I warrant that I am competent to ride safely and that my bicycle and equipment are in safe working condition. I agree to obey all traffic laws and to practice safety and courtesy when cycling. I hereby consent to and permit any emergency treatment in the event of injury or illness.
In the case of children under the age of 18, I hereby agree to the terms of the above waiver on behalf of my child (children I agree that Global Bikes, its officers, activity organizers, employees, ride leaders and other members have no obligation to provide instruction to, or supervision of my children.
I give RMAL, LLC (DBA Global Bikes), its employees, agents and assigns, unlimited permission to use, publish and re-publish in any form of media, reproductions of my likeness, (photographs or video) with or without identification of me by name. I agree to not demand payment or any other compensation and agree to hold the above parties harmless of all liability arising from such use.
Have fun and ride safely!