COARSEGOLD — Gma’s & Pappa’s third annual “Next Firefighter Up” motorcycle poker run to benefit local volunteer fire departments takes place on Saturday, Sept. 22.
The beneficiary this year is the North Fork Volunteer Fire Station.
The “Next Firefighter Up” Motorcycle Poker Run begins with sign-in at Gma’s & Pappa’s at 8 a.m., located at 35285 CA-41 in Coarsegold. Motorcyclists from the foothills and San Joaquin Valley will gather to ride a predetermined route with five stops to draw a playing card. At the end of the run the person with the highest poker hand will win a cash prize.
The ride will end at the Coarsegold Historic Village where riders can feast on tacos and enjoy live music, along with a 50/50 drawing and raffle.
For bikers, a donation of $25 for the rider and $15 for the passenger is requested — meal included. Meal only is $10.
Kickstands up at 9:30 a.m.
Sponsors include Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.