Corgill's Memorial Ride aids people in crisis

Corgill's Memorial Ride is Saturday, June 15.

The poker run is to assist people in crisis within LeFlore County.

Sign-in is 7:30 a.m. Saturday with kickstands up at 8 a.m. Riders will return by noon.

Corgill's Motorsports is located at 3010 N. Broadway, Poteau.

All motorcycles, trikes, scooters and autos are welcome as long as it and the driver can maintain 65 mph highway speed. 

Poker run entry is $10 per rider and passengers $5 each. 

Entry fee includes one dinner and one hand (up to four additional cards at $5 each). Payout is 25% of pot. The remainder will go to BMAD (Bikers Making A Difference) to assist those in crisis in LeFlore County.

There also is a 50/50 drawing. Dinner includes chicken and assorted sides, drinks and desserts.

The group ride leaves Corgill's on Highway 270 to Red Oak, highway 82 to Talihina, Highway 1 and 2 to Clayton for a stop, continues on Highway 271, Highway 144 to Octavia for a shop then returning to Highway 259 and Highway 59 to Poteau for dinner. 

It is approximately 179 miles and four hours.

Riders should bring what they ned for the ride, such as sunscreen, water, snacks, etc.

According to its website, BMAD's goal is "to help others who are involved in or have been burdened by a crisis situation, and could use a helping hand."

The group wants "to assist those who have lost their belongings due to a house fire as well as those faced with financial stress of having relatives in the hospital."

They do this through motorcycle charity events or benefit rides, other activites, donations and more. 

For more information, contact Harold "Lucky" Magee with BMAD at (918) 839-6412.

Read more about BMAD online at

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