HARTA to host second Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride Sunday

Bicycle enthusiasts (from left) Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters, Chris Bucher of Trailhouse Village Bicycles in Winona Lake and Jim Lewis of Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association display the bicycle that will be presented to the winner of the adult division of the HARTA Poker Ride on Sunday, June 19. Barry McManus (not pictured) of Trailhouse Village Bicycles donated the bike. In addition, Walmart will donate a $50 gift card to the winner of the children/youth division that can be used toward a bicycle purchase.
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Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association will host its second Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on Sunday, June 19, at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. The ride starts and stops at the old historic train depot, Schenkel Station.

The event is open to all ages. There will be two divisions, children/youth and adult. The poker ride is free, but bicycle helmets are required.

The event is intended to promote and educate people about the growing trail system in Huntington. The ride will be a slow-paced 6.5 mile course leaving from Schenkel Station and riding on the completed sections of the trails and low-traveled city streets, with stops at five parks. At each park riders will draw a card that will be recorded on their score card. Upon return to Schenkel Station each participant’s score card will be tallied and prizes will be awarded in each division.

The award ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Schenkel Station. There will also be a 50/50 fund-raiser along with water and Gatorade for purchase. Funds raised will help pave the way for more trail development within the community.

For more information, visit HARTA’s website at harta-gotrails.org/events/heritage-days-bicycle-poker-ride/.