Taking a step back to the history of Florida starts well before you reach the historic island of Key West Florida. Then enjoy a relaxing two-hour journey to watch the famous Key West sunset. For those brothers and sisters riding down, have a great time and be safe. Now, after the first stop, the bars seem empty of motorcycles. There are very few vendors that are actually selling anything of value to bikers. There has been statements made in the past that city officials of Key West did not like an increased presence of motorcycle clubs attending the event, and numerous fights had broken out in the past. To register now, head to one of the Peterson's Harley-Davidson locations locations can be found on the run's main website.
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Key West at some point was very affordable. Besides the costs, my biggest issue with the Poker Run is that there is no riding. I enjoy other bike rallies and events because of riding in the surrounding area. Fact is, I think the Poker Run is better suited for those that wish to party and enjoy doing the Duval Crawl.
You buy a tiny overpriced lobster tail to eat sitting on the sidewalk with a plastic fork and a Styrofoam plate. Maybe it is just me, but I feel I am being taken advantage of. To those heading down south this weekend, have fun, take lots of pics, and more importantly, ride smart. Update- Whether the Poker Run is on for is unknown at this time.
There has been a break out of fights the last couple of years. For additional motorcycle blogs on rallies and events, click here. Too expensive, too packed, too many clubs looking for trouble. What happened last year with the clubs, count me out. It wont be long before somebody is shot. Greediness always leads to the demise of something that was once great.
Most of the ones that I know still go, it is a seen and be seen party. I prefer the rallies that have beautiful areas to ride, just like you said. Besides, if I want to do overpriced I will go to Disney. We just came back from out West.
I would rather ride and spend a weekend somewhere else and enjoy the ride. There are very few vendors that are actually selling anything of value to bikers. For those brothers and sisters riding down, have a great time and be safe. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips.
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