There will be beginner skills clinics in the morning with an opportunity to put the skills to use in a fun poker ride in the afternoon.
A course of approximately 3km will be set that is accessible to riders from all our normal race categories. Riders will be allocated into teams of 2 to 4 based on a random draw and dependent on participant numbers. Teams will be dealt 2 cards prior to the start of the event. For each lap the whole team completes they will receive a minimum of one card to add to their hand. A bonus card will be dealt on successful completion of a lap to any team that includes a beginner rider or a rider who is 8 to 12 years old if that team should so wish. Once a team has five cards it must discard a card or cards before being dealt any others. The teams have one hour to complete laps. At the completion of the event the team who wins is the team who has the best 5 card hand based on the rankings. After the event a BBQ and drinks will be provided for all participants.
This event is recipient of a 2018 Bike Week grant, made possible by the Department of Transport and WestCycle.
Check out the Facebook event HERE