Lions holds annual motorcycle run today |

Lions holds annual motorcycle run today

The Gold Country Lions will be hosting its “Gold Run 2006” Motorcycle Poker Run today, featuring a 90-mile ride through the foothills of western Nevada County and will include stops at three state park sites.

Participants will travel on less traveled, country roads and highways through green fields of wild flowers, ranchlands, vineyards and several small towns of the Gold Rush era. Along the way expect to see long horn cattle, llamas and a variety of other livestock. The ride will feature three of its poker hand stops at Bridgeport, Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park and the old South Yuba River bridge at Highway 49.

Registration will occur at the Higgins Diggins Lions Community Center on East Hacienda Drive and Combie Road. The Higgins Diggins Lions Club will provide a no-host pancake and eggs breakfast for $5. Riders will register ($25/person or $35/couple) at this location between 8:30 and 10 a.m. Ride pins will be provided for the first 150 registrants on the day of the ride.

Bring your mom and she rides for free.

The final destination is the group picnic area at Pioneer Park along Deer Creek in Nevada City. Upon arrival, riders will pick their last poker card and will be treated to a tri-tip barbeque, raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing and the two grand prizes for the high and low poker hands.

Proceeds will be donated to Hospice of the Foothills in constructing a Hospice House for the terminally ill of western Nevada County. The balance of the proceeds will be used to support other local charities.

For more information, contact Ken Eslick, Ride Chairman at (530) 273-6683 or Tom Parilo (530) 265-6393. You may also download an application, route map and ride highlights at “”

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