Join motorcyclists from around the United States and travel one of America’s most scenic highways to raise money for charity during the 41st Annual Phil Peterson’s Key West Poker Run. The 2013 run features three Florida Keys cruising days you will have more time to explore the island chain. Drawing riders on up to 10,000 bikes, this popular ride features a unique route down the 113-mile Overseas Highway from mainland Florida to Key West. Offering long vistas of breathtaking sea and sky, the roadway incorporates 42 bridges spanning the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Florida Bay and Gulf of Mexico. You will receive a poker sheet with your registration and draw cards at designated stops along the route. The first stop opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, September 19, and you must check in at the final stop in Key West by 5 p.m. Saturday, September 21. Entrants who draw the 10 best poker hands are eligible to play in a winner-take-all round of Texas Hold ‘Em set for 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Rose Tattoo Bar on Duval Street. The winner will take home a new Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle or $6,000 cash. A section of lower Duval and Greene Streets will be closed to car traffic during the weekend so bikers with weekend parking passes can park on the street to display their bikes and enjoy a street party. Other attractions include a Thursday night Upper Duval Crawl, a Friday and Saturday bike merchandise market, Saturday’s Biker Bash and custom bike show, an ocean-side Sunday brunch and parties throughout the weekend at Key West resorts and watering holes. The Poker Run is a fundraiser for the Diabetes Research Institute and charities of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club.