September 2013

Indian Summer Poker Run in North San Diego County

Early fall is prime weather for riding a motorcycle in California, and for riders lucky enough to be in the San Diego area Saturday, September 28, 2013, the Biggs Chapter of the North San Diego County Harley Owners Group is hosting the 4th Annual Indian Summer Poker Run. We’re highlighting the event, which is one of hundreds of poker runs that take place across the U.S. this time of year, because of the beautiful scenery along the ride, the great causes it supports and the focus on motorcycle safety awareness.

Linda Torres, Biggs Chapter member, said they expect 600 to 700 participants this September, and that the event gets larger every year. The ride takes bikers up the North San Diego back roads and features several great views. Another unique part of the event is called the “Roadkill Rodeo”. “We set up a situation with a large RV or semi truck, then we put motorcycles around it and let people get inside the truck or RV to show them that riders can’t be seen on a motorcycle,” Torres shares. “It’s amazing to people when they get up inside our semi that you can’t see a motorcycle that’s directly in front of it.”

The Indian Summer Poker Run also features games such as races and a helmet toss. In classic carnival style winners can receive stuffed animals or raffle tickets. The chapter has collected almost $10,000 in raffle prizes to give out at the event (including a Biker Gift Shop gift certificate, so get excited.)

Money raised from the poker run goes to support several causes throughout the year: Wounded Warriors and Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego being two of the biggest.

Indian Summer Poker Run in North San Diego County