Bicyclists ride for Dog Park

Poker Run riders gather at the Sequim Dog Park. Photo courtesy of Tom Coonelly

Twenty-two riders from Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Bakersfield, Calif., and Vancouver, British Columbia, participated in the second Bicycle Poker Run benefiting the Irrigation Festival and Sequim Dog Park. Riders rode against headwinds to visit seven local merchants and farms to collect the best poker hand.

Winners were:

First - $220, Danielle Lawrence of Sequim

Second - $100 gift certificate from Mike's Bikes, Jim Jefferson of Sequim

Third - gift basket from Lord Jensen Lavender, Sheila Eastwood, Port Angeles

Fourth - $25 gift certificate from Port Townsend Cyclery, Darlene McCaffrey of Sequim

All participants received cycling gloves from Mike's Bikes in Sequim and Sound Bikes & Kayaks in Port Angeles.

Organizers said the event grew from last year and they plan to do it again in 2011.

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