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Poker pedal and Move for Health Day

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
May 3rd, 2011

Want to go for a nice scenic bike ride on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail?

On Sunday, May 15 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Winlaw Rail Trail Station, the fifth annual Poker Pedal event will get underway.

This year the event is part of the provincial Move for Health Day 2011, an initiative of the BCRPA. Locally it is being sponsored by the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society and Slocan Valley Recreation.

How does the free event work? All ages are invited to join us for a bike ride. The ride this year begins and ends at the Winlaw Station.

Riders will go north as far as Perry’s Siding and have the option of riding both ways on the rail trail, or loop around the Slocan River back road for one direction.

Younger riders can start the day by challenging the Bike Rodeo being set up. The total riding distance will be around 15 to 18 kilometres.

Every step of the way, playing cards will be issued and the more you collect, the better the odds of getting a great poker hand.

As we all know, the best Poker Hand wins big at the end of the day. Of course, there will be draw prizes and refreshments waiting. The new Electric Assist Mountain Bikes will also be on display.

For more information contact Slocan Valley Recreation at 226-0008.

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