The event will officially begin this Thursday night with a bar stroll along upper Duval Street. But the riders will wait for 8 a.m. Friday, when theyll make the trip from Miami to Key West, stopping at five pre-selected locations to collect cards for their poker hands. The first hand, included in registration, costs ten bucks, but you can buy as many hands as you want for ten dollars each, and all the proceeds will go to the Diabetes Research Institute. The owners of the best ten hands will automatically be entered in Saturday nights hold em finalist tournament at Guy Harveys Island Grill (511 Greene St., Key West). The prize: a brand-new custom Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster. The weekend concludes with a bloody mary brunch on Sunday, and trust us, youll need the liquor rejuvenation. Call 305-651-4811 or register online at petersonskeywestpokerrun.com.
Sept. 17-20, 8 p.m., 2009