Independent Riders at the Maryborough Animal Refuge. In front with the dog are Michael Tucker and refuge general manager Bernadette Patterson.
Independent Riders at the Maryborough Animal Refuge. In front with the dog are Michael Tucker and refuge general manager Bernadette Patterson. Robyne Cuerel

Organisers hope for good turnout for poker run fundraiser

YOUR poker face could change after 300km of riding throughout the Wide Bay with the Independent Riders Australia annual Poker Run.

Independent Rider Michael Tucker said it would be encouraging if the ride could have a similar result to last year's.

"It would be nice to get a good turnout which will help the animal refuge," Michael said.

"We got confirmation that the Fraser Coast Family Network will be joining us in a themed bus so the kids can experience the bikes and have some fun.

"It should be a good night."

The run will be held on March 29 and start from the Matilda South Servo on the Bruce Hwy, leaving at 9.30am sharp.

There will be live band Liquor All Over, catered meals, licensed premises and free camping.

Registration will be available at all stops and costs $25 which includes a cloth patch and sausage sizzle.

For more information phone Michael Tucker 0409 575 284 or Lizzie Walker 0413 722 584.

Funds raised by the Poker Run will go to Maryborough Animal Refuge and Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Qld.

How to play

  • In the classic game of poker, each player is dealt five cards.
  • There are five checkpoints along the route and you draw a card at each one.
  • You draw a card at the starting point, it will then be noted on your score sheet and you will ride on to the next checkpoint with the last card drawn at the final destination.
  • And like a game of poker, the person with the best hand at the end will be deemed the winner.


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