Downtown Edgar turned into a showcase of many different types of motorcycles Sunday, June 3, as the Sons of the American Legion and the Edgar American Legion Post 248 hosted their Seventh Annual Poker Run fundraiser.
The annual run covered just over 131 miles of blacktop as riders from near and far cruised for nearly five hours, making a total of four stops as riders rode from Edgar, along Highway 14 to Aurora and the Aurora Legion/Vet’s Club for their first stop, covering the first 42 miles of the trip.
From Aurora, riders cruised Highway 34 to their second stop, the Veteran’s Home in Grand Island, covering another 24 miles of the route.
Following a stop and visit with residents of the Veteran’s Home, the large contingent of riders made their way along Highway 281 to the Hastings DAV for the third of their four stops, covering another 28 miles of the route.
The final destination for the riders was their return to the Edgar American Legion to cap the 131 mile trip where winners of the Seventh Annual Event were named, along with winners of raffle drawings.
Edgar’s own Karen Shuck proved to be the top rider of the day, winning the Poker Run, followed by second place Lisa Antenson and third place finisher Joe Johnston.
An award sponsored by the Edgar Legion for the Youngest Veteran taking part in the ride went to Alex Koehler. Koehler was born in 1990 and was taking part in his first Edgar Poker Run.
Bob Bigelow was named the winner of the rider with the oldest bike as Bigelow entered the ride with a 1966 Volkswagon Bug trike.
To read the full story, see this week's issue of the Clay County News (6/6/12)