From left, John Kromer, Greg Brewer, Jayne McCormick, Julie Hall and LeeLand Mischke get back from participating in OP Bar & Grill's 17th annual Poker Run.

Photo by Erin Fenner

From left, John Kromer, Greg Brewer, Jayne McCormick, Julie Hall and LeeLand Mischke get back from participating in OP Bar & Grill's 17th annual Poker Run.

Bikers ride for charity in Moffat County

About 75 motorcycles and more than 10 cars from the Colorado Cruisers drove out from the OP Bar & Grill on Saturday for the 17th annual Poker Run.

The event challenges bikers to collect cards from different designated locations in hopes that they come back with the highest poker hand. The winners split half the pot. The other half goes to a charity or individual in need.

“This year, it’s for Bob Fuller,” said Diana Knez an owner of OP Bar & Grill. “His wife, Marie, passed away a month ago and he was left with a lot of doctor bills,”

The bikers love an opportunity to help people by riding said Jim “Doc” Robertson, who has ridden in the Poker Run off and on for 17 years.

“It’s a charitable operation and that’s why I do it,” he said. “I just like the ride. I could donate $10 just to ride. One year I won second place and I just turned the (winnings) back in.”

One of the bikers had a minor accident, but wasn’t badly hurt.

Erin Fenner can be reached at 970-824-1794 or efenner@craigdailypress.com

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