The Merrimack Valley TMA is going all out this year to get people off their couches, out of their cars, and onto a bike during Bay State Bike Week May 12 to May 20. To make that happen we’re sponsoring the Merrimack Valley Pedal Poker Run in cooperation with the 2018 MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (MCBC).

The Merrimack Valley Pedal Poker Run aims to encourage our members to take as many trips as possible by bike during Bay State Bike Week (May 12th – May 20th).

Here is how it works:

1. Register for the event and log one roundtrip (or 2 one-way trips) by bike during Bike Week and earn 4 playing cards (2 for registering and one for each trip by bike). *For each additional trip you make, you earn an additional card – biking to work, for training, for recreation, errands and leisure all count so don’t forget to ride & log all week!

2. Attend our luncheon May 24 and receive your playing cards. The more rides you take during Bike Week, the better your chance for a winning hand! Whomever reveals the best poker hand, will receive a $150 gift card to the place of their choice.

The Merrimack Valley TMA Pedal Poker Run is a friendly bike competition between TMA member employees. The first 50 people to sign up for the event and log at least 1 trip will receive a “legendary” MCBC bike week T-shirt. All TMA participants who take at least one trip during bike week are entered into a raffle for multiple bike-related prizes and invited to the annual MCBC Bike Bash in Cambridge.

Registration for the 2018 MassCommute Bicycle Challenge is expected to be open by mid-April so be sure to check-in with the MCBC around this time to get all the news and to register for this year’s challenge!
Simply log your daily miles and trips taken by bicycle, and you’re in the running!

Click here to register!