Galisteo Basin Preserve Poker Ride/Run – Saturday, October 7th to support Commonweal Conservancy’s ongoing efforts to steward the Preserve’s open spaces and 28-mile publicly accessible trail network.
UPDATE – A generous supporter of the Galisteo Basin Preserve has agreed to match up to $5000 in registration fees and donations generated from the Poker Ride/Run!
At this event, cyclists, runners and hikers will draw one card at five different trail locations to construct a 5-card poker hand. The Poker Ride/Run will involve two courses: a 4-mile loop for hikers/runners, and a 10-mile loop for mountain bikers. After they have collected all their cards, participants will gather at the Cowboy Shack Trailhead to present their hands to the judges. Prizes and raffle items have been generously donated by the Running Hub, BTI and REI. Check-in and score card pickup will be open from 9 am -10:30 am at the Cowboy Shack Trailhead. Checkpoints will be open from 9:30 am -11:30am. All participants must be back at the Cowboy Shack by 11:45 to submit their scorecards to the judges. To register and get more information, visit
http://newmexicosportsonline.com/events/details?id=55263. Please note that only cash and checks will be accepted at on-site registration on Saturday morning. Donations toward the matching opportunity can be made at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/GalisteoBasinPreserve?code=GBP+Contribute+page. Be sure to indicate “Poker Ride” in the Dedication box on the donation form.
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