Galisteo Basin Preserve Poker Ride


Come enjoy the Galisteo Basin Preserve (GBP) trails and help support Commonweal Conservancy’s stewardship of the GBP including its ability to maintain and expand the largest privately owned, publicly accessible, multi-use trail system in New Mexico.

Ride, run, or hike to 5 checkpoints, drawing a card at each checkpoint to make up your poker hand. Checkpoint staff will mark the drawn card on your scorecard. Buy additional poker hands to provide more support to GBP. You’ll draw separate cards for each additional hand/scorecard you purchase. Top hands win great prizes and lots of raffle prizes for non-winning hands. Raffle and awards start at 11:45 am at the Cowboy shack.

Four courses will be open: a 3-mile course for hikers and beginning/intermediate bikers,
a 10-mile course for more advanced bikers, and 5K and 10K courses for trail runners.

Check-in and score card pickup will be open from 9-10:30am. Checkpoints will be open from 9:30-11:30am. This is not a mass start event.

You’ll need to be back to the Cowboy Shack by 11:45 to get your scorecards in for the grand prizes and raffle, so plan your start with that in mind.

Cowboy Shack Trailhead, Galisteo Basin Preserve, Santa Fe

Registration Fee:
$30, additional poker hands $20 each.

Parking is available at the Cowboy Shack Trailhead. Parking is limited so car pool or ride/run to the event and get a 6th card to increase your chances of winning. If there are 3 or more people in your car, each of you get an extra card.

To Register:
Please register online by October 5th at New Mexico Sports,

You can register on-site Saturday with cash or check payment only - no credit cards accepted.

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