Mountain bike poker ride for charity

March 9th, 2019

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About the bike ride

Join an awesome mountain bike ride known for good times in downright stinky weather! Our 19+ mile mountain bike ride is held on what may be the most rotten weather day of the year. There’s mud, fun, beer, and some much-needed mid-winter cheer!

Riders start and finish at Redmond City Hall in downtown Redmond, Washington, and follow a route along the Tolt Pipeline, Trilogy, Redmond Watershed, Power Line and Sammamish River trails. Playing cards are collected at stops on the route, with each rider hoping to have a poker hand good enough at the end to win a prize.

Your registration fee goes to the Redmond Rotary Club Foundation that supports charitable causes, locally and internationally. This event is hard core — and heartwarming.

Event pricing

Online registration has ended. Event day registration information below

$55 / Rider

Day of Event Registration Starts This Saturday at 9AM
  • Awesome ride
  • Stinky Spoke Beanie
  • Pint Glass
  • 1 Drink Ticket
  • Good Karma!
  • Same price, same benefits, as online registration.
  • We ordered extra beanies and pint glasses. If we run out, they will be shipped to you later.

Partial List of Beneficiaries

Featured In-kind Sponsors

Post Doc Brewery has donated thousands of dollars of beer for the celebration after the ride.

"We make a range of beers at Postdoc Brewing. You can expect a perfect Pacific Northwest lineup at our core, and we fill in the corners with sour and barrel aged beers. Every beer is made with a focus on delivering the best possible experience to the customer."

Edge and Spoke has donated thousands of dollars of items including a new bike for a poker game prize.

"We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and we want to earn your business and trust. We are committed to providing you with a knowledgeable, professional and consistent experience. We want to get to know you, so stop by today!"

Event Schedule

4:00-8:00 PM
Race Packet Pickup

Race Packet and SWAG Bag Pickup

Pick up your race packet and bag which includes your pint glass, beanie and bib number to bypass the check-in line Saturday morning. Here's the address and map link for Friday:
Edge & Spoke
7875 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Parking is limited Click here for parking suggestions. There is a small lot behind Edge & Spoke but most likely you will need to park on the street. Please note any signs/restrictions wherever you choose to park.

9:00-10:00 AM
Registration Check-in

Pre-ride Activities


Please see this map for recommended parking locations. There will be signs directing cars to this lot from Redmond City Hall.

Check-in at registration (If you didn't do so on Friday)

Last chance to pick up SWAG bag and race packet.

10:00 AM to NOON Bike Ride


Have fun, be safe! Remember to pick up a card at each of the 3 pit stops and 2 at the finish line to complete your poker hand.

NOON to 3:00 PM Celebration

Poker Game Winners Announced

Massy Ferguson band returns to play Stinky Spoke! Beer served in tent. Get your free drink token by turning in your bib # at the finish line. Food Trucks on hand.

Over 65 poker game prizes have been donated valued in total over $7,000.

The Course

Stinky Spoke has a new launch site and celebration venue this year at Redmond City Hall campus. Riders will start moving north on the Sammamish River Trail before taking a right on the Tolt Pipeline Trail. Riders will face a 300 foot rise called Heart Attack Hill before riding further on the Tolt to Collin Creek, into the Watershed, on the Power Line route through Farrel-McWhirter then westward to the Sammamish Trail and back to Redmond City Hall.

A chalk line will be added up “Heart Attack Hill” to provide separate lanes for riders and walkers for everyone’s safety. The hill is a real beast. Riders who conquer it without coming off their bike will receive a flashy medal (and bragging rights).

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