Pumpkin Pedaler Rules

The Pumpkin Pedaler Bicycle Poker Run is a bicycle based poker run with five stops. Pedalers will travel by bicycle between the stops, collecting one card for their hand at each stop. After completion, Pedalers will have the option to take a sixth card, replacing one of their existing cards. The Pedalers are not timed; however, there is a five hour time limit on the event. The Pedaler with the highest poker hand will win the grand prize.

  • Pedalers will be issued a playing board in their packet at registration.
  • Pedalers will draw one card from a deck at each stop. The Volunteer at the stop will mark the playing board with the card drawn. In the event that the Pedaler already drew the exact same card and suit at a previous stop, the Pedaler will be allowed to redraw (as in a standard game of poker, a player cannot have two of the same card).
  • If a Pedaler chooses, a sixth card can be drawn at the finish line after the other five cards have been drawn. The Pedaler’s hand will be comprised of the five cards making up the highest poker hand; any additional cards will be disregarded.
  • Pedalers have until the end of the event (4:30pm on Sunday, October 27, 2019) to submit their playing board to the Pumpkin Pedaler team at the Start/Finish location.
  • In the event that two (or more) Pedalers have the same hand in any category, the tied Pedalers will each draw a single card from the deck – the highest card will win.

The winning hand will be determined based on the following, from highest to lowest hand: Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pair, One Pair, High Card.

During the Pumpkin Pedaler Bicycle Poker Run, riders will be subject to the laws pertaining to bicycles in the City of Columbus.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • By law, bicycles belong on the road, not sidewalks.  While on the road, bicycles should stay as far to the right as possible.  Cyclists are subject to all traffic regulations in effect the day of the event.
  • Cyclists are required to use approved hand signals when turning or changing lanes.
  • Bicycles are required to be equipped with front and rear lights from sunset to sunrise and during inclement weather – we are a rain-or-shine event, please come prepared.
  • Cyclists under the age of 18 are required by law to wear helmets.  Helmets are strongly recommended for all participants as the route includes city streets with moderate traffic expected.

For more information about cycling laws and the City of Columbus’s cycling initiative, please visit the Share the Road webpage.