Trail boss Wayne Johnson (centre) of the Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department’s third annual ATV Poker Run takes a break from his duties to stop for a brief photo. The ride

Trail boss Wayne Johnson (centre) of the Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department’s third annual ATV Poker Run takes a break from his duties to stop for a brief photo. The ride

ATV poker run draws 121 riders

The third annual Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department ATV Poker Run was a resounding success.

In what was described as the “best quad ride ever” by trail boss Wayne Johnson, the third annual Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department ATV Poker Run was a resounding success.

In all, 121 riders and 14 ghost riders participated in the poker run, held at Eureka Peak near Horsefly on July 25.

The winning hand was held by Johnson, while Teresa Mack finished in second and Linda Schmid placed third.

The hardy Cariboo people were rewarded by blue skies and sunshine at the top of the mountain after a wet and strenuous ride.

The route covered 80 kilometres of mountain scenery in the Black Creek country at the headwaters of the Horsefly River.

The event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of local volunteers and businesses, organizers said.

“I’d like to thank Ross Williams, Brad Tippe and Ron Benisch for helping with the trail work,” Johnson said. “And Heino Seibert of Spectra Power Sports for the ‘ace’ quad to use on the ride.”