Poker with Pikes Peak BACA
On Saturday, June 16, the 3rd Annual Bikers Against Child Abuse Pikes Peak Chapter’s Poker Run was held. Yes another day, another poker run; however, the proceeds raised do go to a great cause helping abused kids in the Colorado Springs area. Despite the seemingly low turnout many events seem to be experiencing this year, this event did attract 87 riders.
The run started at Frankie’s in Colorado Springs, CO. Young and old alike signed up to participate. The day was a typical hot summer day and the bikers found many liquid refreshments along the route. The after party was held at the Shovelhead in Colorado Springs. The partygoers were treated to the typical treats of a poker run end party, which included a feast of food, plenty of tasty beverages, musical entertainment, and of course the infamous raffle of door prizes. “But who doesn’t love a good party, only thing that could make this more exciting would be flying monkeys, said Blade, the Merchandise Coordinator for the Pikes’ Peak Chapter.
Maybe there were no flying monkey’s to add excitement, but there were hot Hooters girls there to wash many a dirty bike, and draw a crowd of many a dirty biker. The Hooters girls graciously donated some of their proceeds at the end of the day.
Bikers Against Child Abuse is a tax exempt 501 (C) (3) corporation that was started in 1995 to help innocent victims of child abuse. There are three chapters in Colorado, including Fremont County (Canon City), Pikes Peak (Colorado Springs) and the newest chapter Rocky Mountain (Denver).