JCHC sponsors bicycle poker run

BROOKVILLE The Jefferson County History Center is sponsoring a new family-friendly event and fundraiser, it is a bicycle poker run on Redbank Valley Trail. This event is a leisurely "Rails to Trails" nine mile ride from Brookville to Summerville along Redbank Creek from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15.

This event coincides with "September Trails Celebration Month," sponsored by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and funded by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Registration is from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Brookville Depot Street Spur Trailhead (State Route 36 S. across from Giant Eagle).

The fee for adults is $15 with kids under 18 free, and includes a picnic.

Pre-registering is suggested at jchconline.org or by stopping by JCHC at 172-176 Main St. to fast-track it through the registration line. You can also register day of the event at the trailhead.

Beginning with registration, adult bicyclists draw a card at five locations on the trail and pick their final card at the end of the ride in Summerville.

Best hand and worst hand wins prizes in the adult category. Kids participate in other trailside activities where they can also win prizes.

JCHC provides free bottled water along the trail, and a free picnic at the end of the ride.

JCHC provide tents, tables, and lots of food. They also run a free shuttle service to return riders to Brookville.

Marketing partners for this event include: Redbank Valley Rails to Trails; PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau; TriCounty Rails to Trails; Mudbeard Bikes and Boards in Ridgeway, Clarion Bicycle and Outdoor, and Planet Bike, DuBois. The bicycle shops are also providing some prizes.

If you would like to volunteer to help out, or if your organization or business would like to still be a sponsor or marketing partner of this event, contact JCHC at (814) 849-0077 or klyons-jchc@windstream.net.

All marketing partners and sponsors will be acknowledged on signage at the event.