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Poker Challenge

October 4, 2021 - October 9, 2021


It’s a Poker Challenge to get outside and ride, run, or hike for a chance to play a hand and win some sweet prizes from local businesses!


Open to volunteers, partners, supporters, and members who are attending our end of year thank you party.  Want to get in on the Poker Challenge and attend our thank you party?  Join as a member now.


Complete the course on your own time between October 4th to 9th.  Poker hands will be played at the thank you party and prizes awarded at 4:30pm at the event on the 9th at the EagleVail Pavilion.


To encourage you to get outside and enjoy our trails before the season is over.  Have some fun on the trails that you helped maintain, build, and support!


Once you show proof (Strava, app, photo, someone vouching for you) at the thank you party you will be dealt your poker hand.  Feel free to to complete multiple rides, runs, or hikes which will get you multiple poker hands to play and a better chance at winning a prize!

Ride:  5 individual trails (no roads or paved paths) in a single ride.  Add a 6th trail for a bonus wild card.  Here are a few ideas but be adventurous and create your own loop!

  • Up-Valley: 
    • Liondown ↠ Radio Flyer or PMT ↠ Lower Radio Flyer or Lower PMT ↠ Big Mamba or Old Nine Line ↠ Hanks Hideaway or Main Lane ↠ Bonus = Finishin’ Up
    • Grouse Creek ↠ Half Nelson ↠ Meadow Mountain ↠ Whiskey Creek ↠ Everkrisp ↠ Bonus = Full Nelson
  • Mid-Valley:
    • ASC Connector ↠ Wyse Way ↠ PB&J ↠ Lee’s Way ↠ BLT ↠ Bonus = Carrol’s Cutoff
    • Elkhorn ↠ Village to Village ↠ Allie’s Way ↠ Paulie’s Plunge ↠ Stone Creek ↠ Bonus = EagleVail Trail
  • Down-Valley:
    • Charlie Brown ↠ Boneyard ↠ Hillbilly ↠ Pool & Ice ↠ Haymaker ↠ Bonus = Extra Credit
    • Abrams Ridge ↠ Scratch ↠ Catwalk ↠ Mike’s Night Out ↠ World’s Greatest ↠ Bonus = Elmer’s (sorry no 7th card for School House!)

Hike or Run:

At least 5 miles on a trail(s) (no roads or paved paths) in a single hike or trail run.  Add a 6th mile for a bonus wild card.  Plenty of options out there across our Valley but here are a few ideas, but again create your own plan:

  • Up-Valley:
    • Out and back on any of the East Vail wilderness trails
    • Meadow Mountain and Grouse Creek trails
  • Mid-Valley:
    • Mesquite and Berry Creek
    • Arrowhead trails
  • Down-Valley:
    • Haymaker or Boneyard
    • McKenzie Gulch


Are awarded to the top 5, with the 5th spot being the worst hand.  Prizes are chosen in order by winners and include your choice of:

  • VVMTA Patagonia Hoody
  • VVMTA Full Swag Package
  • $50 to Venture Sports
  • $50 to High Gear Cyclery
  • $50 to Kind Bikes & Skis
  • $50 to Mountain Pedaler
  • $25 to Bonfire Brewing
  • $25 to Vail Brewing Company
  • $25 to Edwards Riverwalk Theater


October 4, 2021
October 9, 2021
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Vail Golf Course
1775 Sunburst Dr
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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(970) 479-2260
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