Hickory – Calling all motorcyclists. Would you like to honor or remember your Mother  and help raises funds for the blind/visually impaired on Mother’s Day weekend? If you answered “Yes,” then you have an opportunity to accomplish both of these goals on Saturday, May 11th. 

The Lions Clubs of the Greater Hickory Area and beyond are sponsoring their 5th  Annual Lion Prowl Freedom Ride/Motorcycle Poker Run will be held on Saturday, May 11th.  Registration fee is $20 driver (motorcyclist) and $10 rider(passenger).

Registration will begin at 9am and first bike out at 10:00 a.m. Registrations will be held  at two locations: Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Dealership, located at  2002 13th Avenue Drive, SE in Hickory, NC Honda Of North Carolina, located at  4625 Hickory Boulevard, Granite Falls, NC.

Upon registering, the first 20 drivers at each location  will receive a free T-shirt and lunch. Additional T-shirts available for riders at $10 each. After registration is complete, each driver will receive two playing cards. Following a pre-determined route, the biker will make three additional stops and receive another card. At the conclusion of the trip, the motorcycle drivers   will gather at Long View Recreation Center, located at 3107 2nd Avenue, NW in Hickory for free meal and entertainment.  The Lions will be selling BBQ tickets to the general public for  $10 per plate. Dine-In and Carry out service available.

Prize money for best poker hand will be awarded as follows- $500 Best Hand; $300 Second Best Hand: and $200 Third Best Hand. Proceeds from the 5th Annual Lion Prowl Freedom Ride will benefit NC Lions Visually Impaired Fishing Tournament and other Lions Club Charities.

For more information, please call Lion Karen Winebarger, Lion Prowl Freedom Ride Chairperson at 828-302-6407.