Sleds, Trails, Beer, Chili = One Great Poker Run

 Groomers working the trail Wednesday

Groomers working the trail Wednesday

New to the this year’s run are three new stops on the trail: Schroon’s 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off at the Mountainside Gym, The Paradox Brewery across the street, and sled friendly newcomer restaurant Sticks and Stones.

“A big part of the Poker Run is to bring new people to our area,” Dwayne said. “Events like this are great economic drivers. It gives folks a chance to see our town and visit and sample offerings from our local restaurants.”

 Sticks and Stones: Sled Heaven

Sticks and Stones: Sled Heaven

The number of participants in the event has fluctuated from around a low of 60 riders up to 130 in years with lots of the white stuff. “It all depends on the snow coverage, so right now it’s looking good.”

Dwayne said he is hoping for a big turn out this year. “We have utilized social media, Facebook and Twitter,to get the word out to other clubs".

Sign up starts Friday night at Sticks and Stones from 5 pm – 8pm. On Saturday morning it’s at the Timberwolf Pub’s Café from 8 am - 11 am. The run begins Saturday after registration and ends back at the ‘Wolf, where there’s a huge buffet dinner at 4.30pm There are cash prizes for the best three hands and door prizes.

The list of stops are:

Whittys on Rt. 74
Mt. Severance Store
Timberwolf Pub
Flanagans Pub
Stewarts Shop
Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club
DeCesares Pizza
Sticks & Stones
Witherbee’s Carriage House
Paradox Brewery (When you reach the brewery, directly a crossed Rt. 9 will be the Chili Cook Off!)
Black Bear Restaurant
Nice N Easy

Cost to enter is $15, with all funds going to the club. For more information, visit the club’s Facebook Page here. To volunteer for the event call Dwayne at (518) 532-9347