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Mudpuppy
06-06-2014, 02:33 PM
This event is on the calendar already but here are details:

http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7...5314--,00.html (http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-29938-325314--,00.html)

Date: June 08, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Draw a card from at least 5 of 10 different state park locations, then play your hand at one of three different locations at the end of the day to win.

You set your course - it can all be driven on paved roads - and determine when and where to draw your cards. The ten locations include:

1. Holly State Recreation Area: McGinnis Lake Campground Office, 5300 McGinnis Road, Holly, MI 48442. GPS coordinates: N 42.8162, W 83.5358.

2. Highland State Recreation Area: HQ is 5200 Highland Road (M-59), White Lake, MI 48383.

3. Bald Mountain State Recreation Area: Lower Trout Lake Beach entrance booth, located off US24/Lapeer Road. GPS coordinates: 42.73294, -83.24146.

4. Maybury State Park: Concession Building. Use the 8 Mile Road entrance one mile west of Beck. Address is 49775 8 Mile Road, Northville, MI 48167.

5. Brighton State Recreation Area: Bishop Lake Campground office, 5210 Bishop Lake Road, Brighton, MI.

6. Pinckney State Recreation Area: Silver Lake Day Use Area, 8555 Silver Hill Road, Pinckney, MI 48169. You must check in here between 10 am and 1:00 p.m. to make your donation, get a map of all locations (your proof of participation) and pick up some great swag.

7. Pinckney State Recreation Area: Bruin Lake Campground Office, 21237 Kaiser Rd., Gregory, MI 48137.

8. Waterloo State Recreation Area: Portage Lake Campground, 11700
Seymour Rd., Grass Lake, MI 49240. GPS coordinates: 42.32530,-84.24166.

9. Hayes State Park: Devils Lake Boating Access Site, address 'range' is 9590-9730 Devils Lake Hwy, Addison or Manitou Beach, MI - right at the line. GPS: 41.978874, -84.310563. This location only staffed until 5:30 p.m. and will not participate on the rain date.

10. Hayes State Park: Sand Lake Boating Access Site, address 'range' is 332-354 Pentecost Hwy, Onsted, MI. GPS: 42.049221, -84.125426. This location only staffed until 5:30 p.m. and will not participate on the rain date.

At some point during the run, between 10 a.m.-1 p.m., you must check in at the Pinckney SRA Silver Lake Day Use Area location. At Silver Lake you will be given a map of all ten locations that are dealing cards, pick up some cool swag and get last minute details. You will need that map to play your hand - it's your proof of donation. You have until 8 p.m. to finish your ride and play your hand at one of the end locations. Note: The two Hayes State Park locations will only be staffed until 5:30 p.m.

There are three locations you can play your hand at the end of your run. Even if you only have a measly pair, you get something! There is no grand prize, one winner takes all hand like most poker runs. There is one participating retailer located in the southern, middle, and northern parts of the run.

1. Colasanti's Market: Located at 468 S. Milford Rd. in Highland, MI. Spectacular deli, greenhouse, butcher and gift shop. Pick up a homemade meal and enjoy it under the gazeboby the pond out front while watching the ducks play. They are located toward the northern part of the run.

2. Hell in a Handbasket: Go to the Front Porch of Hell, MI 48169. Features putt-putt, ice cream, diner and pizza. Pick up a souvenir or buy a diploma from Hell University. They are located in the middle of the run.

3. Knutson's: Located at 164 Wamplers Lake Rd., Brooklyn, MI, this is a hunting and fishing retailer extraordinaire! You'll find everything imaginable here from kayaks to bait to a giant Paul Bunyon statue out front.

Proceeds from a $20 donation per bike will go to the Livingston and Washtenaw County Veterans Councils. Consider camping in one of the participating parks for the whole weekend. Campgrounds are located in every participating park except Bald Mountain SRA and Maybury SP. To make a camping reservation for this event, please visit www.midnrreservations.com (http://www.midnrreservations.com) or call 1-800-44-PARKS. A $5 motorcycle Recreation Passport is required for park entry - they will be available for purchase when you arrive.

RAIN DATE: Sunday, June 15th. A note will be posted on this event listing by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 6th if we are using the rain date. The two Hayes State Park locations will not be participating in the June 15th rain date.

For further details, contact 231-944-0078 or ballt4@michigan.gov. Enjoy cruising Michigan's amazing state parks!

Please Note: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources makes every effort to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information on the web calendar. However, dates occasionally change and events may be canceled for any reason. Please call the unit hosting the event to confirm dates and times prior to your arrival.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check "YES" when you renew your license plate. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport (http://www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport).

RedneckMedic
06-07-2014, 12:35 AM
This would be fun but its a saturday

Gas Man
06-07-2014, 11:59 AM
Sounds crazy... wow...

bombdog
06-09-2014, 09:47 AM
Wish I would have seen that earlier I road by at least five of them....