September 13 – 16
Peterson’s Harley-Davidson South, 19825 S. Dixie Highway, Miami
Registration and information: 305-235-4023
Peterson’s Harley-Davidson of Miami, 19400 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Miami
Registration and information: 305-651-4811
Phil Petersonâ€™s Key West Poker Run started 40 years ago with 46 riders. Since then, it has grown to be South Floridaâ€™s biggest biker party of the year, attracting 10,000 participants from across the country. After taking the scenic trek from Miami to Key West, stopping along the way to draw what will hopefully be a winning poker hand, revelers will enjoy a fun-filled weekend in an eight-block area of Duval Street closed off for biker-style merrymaking, including food, drinks, a myriad of contests and the ever-popular custom bike show. The Key West weekend concludes with the Awards Ceremony on Saturday at 10 p.m. and a Breakfast Brunch for Survivors on Sunday. In the past two decades alone, the Peterson family has raised more than $500,000 for the Diabetes Research Institute. For a $10 donation, riders can stop at five designated locations along the way to draw what they hope will be a winning poker hand. Poker hand donations benefit the Diabetes Research Institute and the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at either Harley-Davidson location.