Written by Paul Hall –
OAKHURST – On Saturday, May 18, the Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club (SSC, MC) is hosting a fundraiser poker run to benefit the Children’s Museum of the Sierra as well as other charitable causes.
The 8th Annual Sierra Memorial Poker Run is designed for street-legal motorcycle riders of all types.
The run starts in Oakhurst at the Oak Room and heads north through Yosemite on Highway 41, then out Highway 120 to historic Coulterville. Participants pay an entry fee and draw a card at five stops along the way. High hand and lowest hand win a cash prize.
At the Coulterville Park riders will enjoy BBQ tri tip and chicken with all the fixin’s prepared by Executive Chef Ryan Simas of the Narrow Gauge Inn/Sierra Sky Ranch. Beer and wine will be available from Mariposa’s famous Hideout Saloon.
Exit 13, the high-energy classic rock band out of Fresno, will get you singing along and dancing with your partner. Plus, there will be raffles – a 50/50 and a special raffle for a smoker, a tablet, a Bass Lake pontoon rental for 13, and a beautiful hand-carved bear.
Motorcyclists who want to ride in the poker run can visit www.sierrashadowcasters.com to pre-register. Cost is $30 for the rider and $20 for a passenger. On the day of the run, the cost will be $35 for the rider and $25 for a passenger.
Those who cannot ride are welcome to purchase raffle tickets for the special drawing which will take place at the Oak Room between 8 and 9:15 a.m. on May 18. You need not be present to win.
Tickets are also available at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra at 49269 Golden Oak Drive, Suite 104, in Oakhurst, open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information or to donate raffle items please contact Paul at 559-660-6440.
The SSC, MC is a charitable organization founded in 2003 and based in Coarsegold, Calif. Their motto is “Riding for Others.”