We’re glad you asked! A safe and exceptional experience for our riders and volunteers has always been our top priority. The traditional AngelRide welcomes many opportunities for people to gather in-person. That was not be possible this past spring, and we’re not sure about next spring, so we decided to switch gears! 

We are planning an in-person Appreciation Event for September 2021!

AngelRide has a FUN way to keep our community engaged this May, provide a bit of motivation for training, and encourage a physical challenge – all while staying safe – a PokerRide! We welcome bicyclists, walkers, runners and motorcyclists too! We are thrilled to continue our good work and support the kids at The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp!

PokerRide! Memorial Day Weekend 2021

Gather Virtually, Participate Individually, Spread the Love!

FRIDAY May 28,2021

    • We will gather virtually for an AngelRide Opening Ceremony through the wonders of technology! 

Memorial Day Weekend 2021

    • Ride, walk, run on your own course at your own pace, outdoors or indoors. Challenge yourself! Set a goal that you need to train for! 
    • Riders earn a PokerRide card every 12 miles!
      Pedal 36 miles, collect 3 cards! Pedal 60 miles, that’s 5 cards! (Go the distance to collect 5 cards and have the option to discard 2 cards!) Motorcyclists, we’ll leave the mileage goals up to you! 
    • Walkers and runners earn a PokerRide card every 4 miles.
      Complete 12 miles, collect 3 cards! Complete 20 miles, that’s 5 cards! (Go the distance to collect 5 cards and have the option to discard 2 cards!)
    • We will pair up participants with an AngelRide volunteer via cell phones, respecting the need for physical distancing. 
    • When each leg of your route is completed, text a selfie to the AngelRide volunteer who will deal you a card! 
    • Remember, your personalized AngelRide can be completed in 1 day, 2 days or 3 days!

Monday May 31, 2021 

    • We will gather for an AngelRide Virtual Closing Ceremony where 2 Community Cards will be revealed to complete everyone’s hand! Honoring Memorial Day, continuing AngelRide traditions, hearing about the impact of Camp on the kids and their families, and sharing gifts of song, will make this Ceremony a special time for all.  

For the 2020 AngelRide PokerRide, Valerie had the best hand with 3 Aces! Thanks to an anonymous donor, an additional  $1,000 gift was made in Valerie’s honor to The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp!

Click here to learn more about the Camp: http://ctburnsfoundation.org/arthur-c-luf-childrens-burn-camp

As we continue with the safe practice of physical distancing, AngelRide 2021 will not be able to gather our community together in those traditional ways. We are really bummed about that but you know that safety is a big thing for us. We will gather at a virtual Opening and a virtual Closing ceremony. Our community will complete their individual AngelRide on a route and distance of their choosing over Memorial Day Weekend May 29-31, 2021. We’re even opening it up to walkers and runners! And amazing volunteers are on hand remotely to cheer and “deal” your PokerRide! cards. 

We are planning an in-person Appreciation Event for September 2021!

Thanks for switching gears with us! 

A poker ride is a cute name for a poker run! This is a just fun game that provides an opportunity for our community to stay connected via texting. Participants will be assigned an AngelRide volunteer to “deal” them cards as they complete sections of their own route. The volunteers will stay in the comfort of their homes. Riders, walkers and runners can challenge themselves by increasing their mileage and collecting more virtual cards. At the virtual Closing ceremony 2 Community Cards will be revealed and a winning hand determined. That person will have a $1,ooo donation made in their name to The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp!

You get a lot! 

  • A $1,000 donation will be made in your name to The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp!
  • You get lots and lots of hugs and kisses – well, virtual ones this year!
  • You get that warm and fuzzy feeling inside from knowing that you are part of a community that gives children who have survived life-altering burn injuries a chance to build relationships with other kids and adults who have been through the same type of trauma – we all need that kind of connection as we journey through life.
  • You can smile when you realize that the Campers get to “just be a kid” because of you! No one at Camp is staring at their scars or asking them how they were burned. The campers wear swimsuits to the waterfront, encourage each other to reach new heights at the ropes course or hit that bullseye at the archery range!
  • Wow, you are amazing!

Not in 2021! Participants have 3 days to complete their mileage and collect cards – Memorial Day Weekend, May 29-31, 2021. 

For 2022, we plan to return to the Classic AngelRide with Remote AngelRide opportunities as well.

We would love, love, love to return to our “classic” AngelRide in May 2022! Gathering together is important to us all! We’re already working on it and will adapt if necessary – always with our passion for providing an exceptional and safe experience for all. Hey, we will definitely continue with the option of joining in remotely!