Operation Interdependence hosted its fifth annual “Poker Ride” Saturday, benefiting our troops overseas.
It was a beautiful day for the motorcycle ride over the Grand Mesa and some good old fashioned cards.
Each participant pays a $10 buy-in and they draw a card at each stop along the route.
By the time they finish, each rider has a full poker hand.
The best set and the worst hand both win cash prizes.
“It’s been five years. I think we started out with about 15 or so motorcycles the first year,” Karon Carley, with Operation Interdependence said. “This year, I just had a lady count, and we have a hundred plus. We have a lot of motorcycle people that have been here every year. We recognize them and its fun to see them again.”
Operation Interdependence says it doesn't know exactly how much money was raised on Saturday.
During past “Poker Rides” donations have ranged from just a couple hundred bucks to nearly a thousand.
The organization says it’s always looking for volunteers to help send support to our troops.