Bicycles are prizes in HARTA’s bicycle poker ride

Bicyclists with the best poker hands in the Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride will win new bicycles. A cruiser style bicycle has been donated by Trailhouse Bike Shop, in Winona Lake, as the top prize for the adult winner. In addition, Walmart has donated a gift card for a bicycle to be awarded to the winner of the children/youth division. Shown with the bicycles are (from left) Jim Lewis and Steve Hackler, members of the Huntington Area Recreational Trail Association (HARTA), which is sponsoring the event; Chris Bucker, of Trailhouse Bike Shop; and Tim Albertson.
Bicyclists with the best poker hands in the Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride will win new bicycles. A cruiser style bicycle has been donated by Trailhouse Bike Shop, in Winona Lake, as the top prize for the adult winner. In addition, Walmart has donated a gift card for a bicycle to be awarded to the winner of the children/youth division. Shown with the bicycles are (from left) Jim Lewis and Steve Hackler, members of the Huntington Area Recreational Trail Association (HARTA), which is sponsoring the event; Chris Bucker, of Trailhouse Bike Shop; and Tim Albertson. Photo provided.

 HARTA — The Huntington Area Recreational Trail Association — will hold a free bicycle poker ride on Sunday, June 21.

The Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride is a family event intended to promote and educate residents about the city’s growing trail system.

Awards will be given in two divisions — children/youth, and adult.

A cruiser style bicycle has been donated by Trailhouse Bike Shop, in Winona Lake, for the winner of the adult division.

Walmart has donated a gift card to be used for a bicycle for the winner of the children/youth division.
The slow-paced 6.5-mile ride begins at 2 p.m. at Schenkel Station, located on State Street near the Jefferson Street railroad crossing.

The route will take riders on completed sections of the trails and lightly-traveled city streets.

All riders will follow a marked route with stops at five city parks, picking up a card at each stop.

The ride concludes at Schenkel Station and the best poker hands will receive awards. The awards ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. at Schenkel Station.

The event is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult and helmets are required.