A great day of riding, food and fun awaits motorcyclists at Frisco Family Services’ first-ever Riding 4 Meals Motorcycle Poker Run on Sept. 21. Riders will join lead rider, Frisco Mayor Maher Maso, on a 144-mile ride on North Texas roads with four entertaining stops.
Proceeds from the motorcycle poker run will raise funds for Frisco Family Services’ Food Pantry, which last year distributed over 463,000 pounds of food to those in need in the Frisco and Frisco ISD (which include parts of Little Elm, McKinney and Plano) communities.
“Even though there are reports that the economy is improving, we’ve seen a 17% increase this past year in our food pantry usage,” Nicole S. Bursey, Frisco Family Services executive director, said. “Participating in Riding 4 Meals, will help us keep the food pantry stocked so we can meet the needs of families that depend on us.”
The ride will start and end at the Frisco Resale parking lot (9125 Dogwood St, Frisco) and stops will be at Lonestar Leather in Denton, Western Land Leather in Sherman, Motorcycle Outpost in Westminster, and Harley-Davidson of Dallas in Allen. Along the route, riders will be able to draw cards to win the best 5-card poker hand. At the end of the ride, riders will enjoy great food from 3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House, Rock 101 Grill Little Elm and Quaker Steak & Lube, live music from the Iron Fist of Duncan, bike games and a precision skills show.
The cost is $25 per rider and $15 for the passenger and includes participation in the ride, food, and end festivities, and opportunities to win prizes. The first 200 to sign up will receive a free t-shirt.
Donation and sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsors for this year include POParella’s Gourmet Popcorn and Treats, Farmer’s Insurance – Marilyn Kuhlman Agency, Prosper Bank, 3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House, Rock 101 Grill Little Elm, and Quaker Steak & Lube.