Day two of the rally started off with registrations and organizing the start of the Poker Run. The route had been set up earlier in the year by our District Ride Coordinator, Keiller Gowans. He did a fantastic job finding a route through the Cariboo that was easy to follow, had beautiful views and a great spot for lunch. After the initial riders meeting, the first cards were drawn at the hotel lobby and they were off!
The first stop on the run was at the beautiful Hathaway Lake Resort. Cards were drawn and everyone was off to the next stop on the run – the Iron Horse Pub for lunch.
The pub was ready for the rush of riders – over 60 – and the food was great. The weather was holding out, but some showers were encountered by some of the stragglers.
Next up on the day’s agenda was the BC Motorcycle Drill Team demonstration. We had secured a corner of the parking lot at Save-On Foods in downtown 100 Mile House for the event. A great show and demonstration was put on by the guys. If you have never seen a motorcycle drill team performance, it is something to watch as these guys perform tight formation riding in a variety of routines.
After the demonstration we broke for the rest of the afternoon to prepare for the final event – the dinner banquet and awards ceremony. The food was outstanding – catered by the Red Rock Grill. Over 100 riders attended. The hall had lots of room, plenty of parking for bikes, and even a guard service to watch over all the bikes parked out front.
After all the eating was done, it was time for awards and photos. Each chapter that attended had a group shot in front of the rally banner, and all of our American friends also got together for one last picture. It was a great evening enjoyed by all.