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Poker Run to Benefit ‘Good Sports’ Foundation

Pot Belly Pub, Millville, MA

Seems each weekend there is a wide variety of charity events offered, giving bikers a variety of events to select from.

This year we chose to participate in a ride that benefited ‘Good Sports’ foundation which provides sports equipment and opportunities for disadvantaged youth in urban cities.

We had a perfect summer day for this poker run that started in Millville, Massachusetts at the Pot Belly Pub…a real shit hole.  Their words, not mine!

 Approximately forty bikes showed up for this event which was a better turn out than organizers had anticipated since it was held during a busy summer weekend.

After drawing the first card for our poker hand, we hopped on the bike to join in supporting a good cause with bikers, young and old, some on harleys, others on sports bikes.

We even had our own biker chick waving the Harley flag. On your marks, get set, GOOOOO…

Headed down Route 122 and  made our way through small, rural towns

Our stop for the 2nd card of our poker hand was Waterfront Mary’s, in Webster, Massachusetts. One of our favorite bars situated on Lake Chaubunagungamaug – say THAT five times fast.

Bike parking at Waterfront Mary’s

Waterfront Mary’s has a large outdoor patio with a bar and waitress service. Food is good and you can’t get a much better view.

Mary’s back deck

After a quick refreshment, we all headed to Cady’s Tavern for the 3rd card of our poker hands.

Cady’s Tavern

Cady’s is located in Pascoag, Rhode Island on Route 44/Putnam Pike. A popular biker bar, Cady’s hosts several biker runs each year.  We arrived to complimentary pulled pork sandwiches and chips were very much appreciated by all the bikers. From Cady’s, we were off to Sticks Tavern in Glocester, RI.

Sticks backyard

Sticks Tavern, also located on Route 44, has a large outdoor space with several picnic tables and seating areas, as well as a large brick fire pit.  Inside, Sticks has a few pool tables, dart boards and several high def wide-screen televisions.

Although our stop was brief, I saw enough to know we will head back soon to spend more time.

Our ride ended back at the Pot Belly Pub in Millville, Massachusetts for food and entertainment.There was a large raffle with items such as concert tickets, restaurant gift certificates and several gift baskets. The winner of the poker hand won two tickets for prime seats at a future Red Sox game. I forget what the winning hand was, might have been four of a kind…one lucky lady…I did not even get a pair! Oh well…better luck next time.

Entertainment provided by local band – Exit 17

Thanks to these local biker bars that generously support the biker community and its causes. A good time was had by all.