Katelin Wilker (front)

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Bikers rally at Dirty Knobby poker run

The weather held off just long enough for the WLORMA's Dirty Knobby Poker Run to ride into the history books.

The weather held off just long enough for the Williams Lake Off Road Motorcycle Association’s Dirty Knobby Poker Run to ride into the history books.

“I think everything turned out pretty good,” said WLORMA director Sasha Kokesch, adding more than 60 people turned out to the WLORMA’s new official riding area at Bull Mountain.

“We had lots of kids there. Probably 25 or 30 little guys out there.”

Participants rode one of each of a peewee, ‘A,’ ‘B,’ and ‘C,’ loop where they collected one card per lap. After five laps, the best five-card poker hand was tallied to declare a winner.

The opportunity to showcase the new riding area at Bull Mountain was also a historic moment for the club, Kokesch said.

“It’s been a lot of work,” he said.

“Matt Watts, our president last year, basically he and all of us put all our effort into putting together that recreation area with Desi Cheverie [recreation officer with Recreation Sites and Trails BC]. Now, we have all our loops out there officially registered.”

After years of never having a designated riding area, Kokesch said it’s a very positive step for the club.

“Up until this point we’ve been a motocross club without a motocross track,” he said.

“We’ve got all these trails but we’d never hung our name on any of them and it’s a huge milestone for us.”

Kokesch thanked all of the local businesses and shops who donated prizes for participants.

“We had so many prizes there wasn’t a single person who signed up who didn’t leave with something,” he said.

“Everything from helmets to shirts and other gear.”

Additionally, participants got into the Dirty Knobby for the price of a WLORMA membership, adding significantly to the club’s members, Kokesch said.

“Guys were coming back after telling me ‘I didn’t put my e-mail on the registration form and we want to hear more about when you guys are having events,’” Kokesch said.

“It was just a great way for people with kids to see there’s a friendly place to go and call their own.”

For more visit the WLORMA’s website at www.wlorma.ca.

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