Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Poker Run for Autism-Alabama

Written by  August 3, 2018

This poker run was a non-escorted ride using the 50/50 split format, where the winner took 50% and the remaining 50% went to The Autism Society of Alabama.


The Poker Run started downtown at Inline Electric Company for registration and the first draw, and then it was on to Barber Motorsports Park for the second draw.

While at Barbers, everyone had the chance to tour the world famous Barber Motorsports Vintage Museum at a 20% discounted rate.

  The third draw was at the Pelham Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson store. In addition to being the third draw stop along the way, they also offered a "sensory-friendly zone" from 10am till noon for anyone visiting that day, which was a pretty wonderful thing to do.

  Then it was time to head over to Quick Pawn, also in Pelham for the fourth draw, before heading to the final destination, Bad Boy Toyz in Montevallo for the last card draw. Quick Pawn also donated several prizes to give away including a pistol, a Harley-Davidson ring and a hover board, in addition to making a $2,000 donation, Wow!

The ride made a brief stop for a cold one at Blue Agave, in downtown Montevallo, which was a beautiful little spot!

The guys at Bad Boy Toyz had "put on the pig" for the ride....literally! They had roasted a pig, and Coca -Cola donated the drinks to wash it down with. While everyone was enjoying the refreshments, they were also being entertained with fine music from "Blue Truck".

  Mother Nature held up her end of the bargain by offering up a fantastic day for a ride. There were several clubs represented in the over 30 participants involved.

It was a small group, but nonetheless, it was an opportunity to learn with the hopes of expanding on this event for next year.

  The winner, with an ace high straight showed extreme kindness and generosity by donating his $300 winnings back to the Autism Society of Alabama, wasn't that just an awesome thing to do?

Big thanks to Lauren Reid with the Autism Society of Alabama, Amy Lamoreaux and Kim Krubinski for sharing pictures and information.