HARTA sets fifth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on June 23

Chris Bucher (left) from Trailhouse Village Bicycles in Winona Lake, and Jim Lewis, HARTA president, show off the bicycle that Trailhouse Village Bicycles donated, which will be presented to the 2019 Adult division winner. Walmart is donating a gift card to the winner of the Youth/Children division that can be used for a bicycle purchase.
Chris Bucher (left) from Trailhouse Village Bicycles in Winona Lake, and Jim Lewis, HARTA president, show off the bicycle that Trailhouse Village Bicycles donated, which will be presented to the 2019 Adult division winner. Walmart is donating a gift card to the winner of the Youth/Children division that can be used for a bicycle purchase. Photo provided.

Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association will host its fifth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on Sunday, June 23, starting at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is open to all ages.

The ride starts and stops at the old historic train depot, Schenkel Station, 11 W. State St., and is intended to promote and educate the community about the growing trail system.
There will be two divisions, children/youth and adult. This event is free, but bicycle helmets are required.

The ride will be a slow-paced 6.5-mile ride leaving from Schenkel Station and riding on the completed sections of the trails and low-traveled city streets with stops at five of Huntington’s city parks. At each park the riders will draw a card that will be recorded on their scorecard.

Upon return to Schenkel Station each participant’s scorecard 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 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. Visit https://harta-gotrails.org/events/pokerride/ for more information.