Fall is in the air, but we are looking at a warm-up this weekend with almost no chance of rain. If you are looking for an excuse to hop on your motorcycle and get your “knees in the breeze,” this weekend’s Thunder Into Louisville Patriot Ride is the perfect opportunity.
The Patriot Ride and Poker Run – to be held this Saturday, September 20 with a rain date of Sunday the 21st – draws hundreds of riders from around the region with proceeds going to support local scouts. As if getting in some miles and helping to support local youth scouting activities weren’t enough incentive to participate, riders have the chance to win big money: $1000 for the top hand, $250 for second place and $100 for third.
If you are not familiar with poker runs, the basic idea is to ride between checkpoints along a route and collect a playing card with the goal of building the best poker hand by the end of the route. The Patriot Ride begins at Harley-Davidson Louisville, located at 1700 Arthur Street and winds its way around the area.
Registration for the Thunder Into Louisville Patriot Ride is from 9AM to 9:45 with the ride starting around 10AM. Rider fees are $20 for a single rider or $30 for tandem riders with two hands. Additional hands are available for $10 each and event t-shirts are available as well. You can register for the event HERE or by picking up materials at Harley-Davidson Louisville or the WDRB-TV offices.