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. That was not be possible this past spring, so we decided to switch gears!
AngelRide had a FUN way to keep our community engaged, provide a bit of motivation for training, and encourage a physical challenge – all while staying safe – a PokerRide! We welcomed bicyclists, walkers, runners and motorcyclists too! We were thrilled to continue our good work and support the kids at The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp!
PokerRide! Memorial Day Weekend 2020
Gather Virtually, Participate Individually, Spread the Love!
FRIDAY May 22,2020
This past Memorial Day Weekend 2020
Monday May 25, 2020
Click here to learn more about the Camp: http://ctburnsfoundation.org/arthur-c-luf-childrens-burn-camp
As we continued with the safe practice of physical distancing, AngelRide 2020 was not be able to gather our community together in those traditional ways. We were really bummed about that but you know that safety is a big thing for us. We gathered at a virtual Opening and a virtual Closing ceremony. Our community completed their individual AngelRide on a route and distance of their choosing over Memorial Day Weekend May 23-25, 2020. We’re even opening it up to walkers and runners! And amazing volunteers were on hand remotely to cheer and “deal” your PokerRide! cards.
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!
Not in 2020. Participants had 3 days to complete their mileage and collect cards – Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, 2020.
For 2021, we hope to return to the Classic AngelRide on May 29, 2021 with Remote AngelRide opportunities as well.
We would love, love, love to return to our “classic” AngelRide on May 29, 2021! 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!