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Combat Vets Motorcycle Association holds first ever poker ride

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Combat Vets Motorcycle Association holds first ever poker ride
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CARTHAGE, N.Y. -- To support the Fort Drum USO, bikers from the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association held the first ever "Until They Come Home" poker ride. More than three dozen people showed up at the VFW in Carthage on their bikes.

After registration and a safety brief, bikers took to the streets for the 108 mile ride. There were four different stopping points along the way where cards were drawn out to each biker. Once they got back to the Carthage VFW, whoever had the best and worst hand got a prize.

Organizers say it's a good way to get everyone together while supporting a good cause.

"It's our way of vets helping vets. We like to get out and do things for our veterans and we also like to support any veteran activities that are going on," said Chris Helwig, Combat Vets Motorcycle Association Executive Officer.

Participants also took part in raffles, auctions, drawings and a pig roast once they returned.

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