Participants can challenge themselves on the trails by selecting a route that fits their riding skills and visit poker checkpoints along the way. After visiting each checkpoint, riders will receive their poker hand at the finish line. The riders with the best poker hands will be awarded prizes from Oakley and other participating cycle partners.
A vendor village will be set up at the Glenn Ranch staging area finish line. Various mountain bike companies will be exhibiting gear and hosting demonstrations. Local outdoors-focused organizations will have trail and program information. Vendors and organizations exhibiting include Oakley, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, SHARE Mountain Bike Club, Trail Angels Mountain Bike Club, Ride for Rwanda, The Path, OC Bike Garage, The Bike Co., Rock & Road, and Cleveland National Forest among others. Food trucks Piaggio on Wheels, A Bite Truck and Kona Ice OC will be serving savory and sweet items on-site.
Pre-event online registration is required by visiting www.ocparks.com/parks/whiting and following the link under the ‘Events’ section. Join OC Parks and Oakley to ride the Whiting Ranch trails and test your luck at the second annual Poker Ride.
Whiting Ranch Poker Ride
Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Event Fee: Free, online registration required.
Parking Fee: Free
Parking Location: Oakley Headquarters, 1 Icon, Foothill Ranch
Event Location: Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Contact: (949) 923-2245
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