Spokatopia Poker Ride

June 15, 2024 @ Spokane’s Camp Sekani Park
9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Try your hand at poker on wheels! Ride our cross-country Spokatopia Poker Ride course from the Spokatopia festival to the Beacon Hill towers and back with stops along the way to complete challenges and collect a five-card poker hand. Participate in several other challenges/spectacles for the chance to draw additional cards to possibly improve your hand (details below).

Killer prizes for best hands and other categories, and all participants take home a Spokatopia bandana. Good times benefitting Evergreen East in the beer garden post ride. All ages and rider ability levels welcome, but must be willing and able to ride at least 8 miles with over 800 feet of climbing on green singletrack trails or 10-14+ miles and additional climbing on more challenging blue alternative trail options including the bonus card descent and climb back up the Esmeralda side. E-bikes welcome.

Register for the Spokatopia Poker Ride here (only $10 through May 31, then still only $15 plus there’s a family/group of 4 discount option and the Poker Ride is included with a Gold Pass). Awards/prizes on the festival stage at 2 p.m.


Thank you to our Spokatopia
Poker Ride sponsors!


Poker Card Station Challenges

Ride to each of these five card station stops (map/directions to each coming soon) and complete a challenge before scoring a poker card. Ride our recommended route or mix it up with your favorite trails for even more miles of fun, including the optional descent and climb on the Esmeralda side for a bonus card. All supplies needed to complete each challenge will be provided at the card stop station.

Card Stop 1 (Sekani summit): Create a biking/bike themed finger painting (prize category for most creative paintings)

Card Stop 2 (Midway between Sekani & Beacon summits): Write a biking themed haiku (prize category for best haikus)

Card Stop 3 (Beacon summit/towers): Solve a riddle or write down a bike or outdoor recreation themed joke (prize category for best jokes)

Optional Bonus Card Stop (at the Esmeralda trailhead): After Card Stop #3 at the towers, choose your favorite descent and earn a bonus card for the miles and climbing you’re adding that may improve your hand. Then climb back up the Esmeralda Trails and continue on to Card Stop #4. This bonus card stop adds several more miles and 500+ feet of climbing.

Card Stop 4 (Midway between Sekani & Beacon summits): Answer one of our Inland NW MTB/Outdoor Recreation Trivia questions

Card Stop 5 (The Shred booth at the Sekani field/festival grounds): Festival grounds final card stop challenge TBA


Bonus Card Activities/Spectacles

Participate in one, two or all of the bonus challenges

Get up to four chances to improve your hand by drawing a bonus card for participating in one or more of these options. After collecting all five cards and any bonus cards, keep the five that give you the best hand.

  • Extend Your Ride Bonus Card Stop: After Card Stop #3 at the towers, choose your favorite descent to the Esmeralda Trailhead and earn a bonus card for the miles and climbing you’re adding that may improve your hand. Then climb back up the Esmeralda Trails and continue on to Card Stop #4.
  • Show up in a retro outfit: Maybe you already dress like it’s 1988 when you go out for a ride but if not, digging out some old duds or a trip to the thrift shop can fix that. Just make sure it’s something you’ll be able to ride in! Bonus prizes for best dressed!
  • Show up with your bike decorated: Bling out your bike with your choice of festive décor or bizarre theme. Again, make sure you’ll be able to still ride it and that it won’t be dropping trash along the trails. Bonus prizes for best bike decor!
  • Join/renew Evergreen East and support our local MTB trails: Head over to the Evergreen East booth and join or renew. Bonus good karma!