It goes without saying that there are all kinds of fun activities you can get up to with an e-scooter. One that deserves more attention though is that of organizing a poker run.
This is an activity that is typically set up with motorcycles or bicycles, but which is really suitable for any means of transportation one might use around town. It can be done in cars, on foot, and so on. Ultimately, a poker run is any event in which participants move from one checkpoint to another, drawing a single card at each stop to form a poker hand. That’s about all there is to the concept, even if the game itself can be organized in different ways according to preferences.
But why should you consider setting up an e-scooter poker run in your community? We have a few clear reasons to offer.
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1. Anyone Can Play
A game of actual poker can exclude some people who don’t understand the rules, don’t feel comfortable betting, and so on. But a poker run is a little bit more like a scavenger hunt. The only formal rules that really come into play are poker hand rankings, which will determine who managed to collect the best cards throughout the course. These can be made visible to all such that there’s no confusion, and really that takes care of the game side of things! It’s simple enough that anyone in your community (be it a college, a small town, an office team, etc.) can join in without any kind of pressure, confusion, or learning curve.
2. You May Inspire Purchases
If you set up a poker run with some advance notice, you may just inspire some others in your community to take the leap and buy their own scooters. That may sound like a lot, but the fact is a lot of the e-scooters we review regularly are quite affordable, and a lot of people likely only need a little bit of a push to buy them. Of course, that’s their business. But you may just be doing them a favor — and aside from that, it’s good for the world for more people to invest in sustainable transportation!
3. It’s a Ton of Fun
It may be a simple point that speaks for itself, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that a poker run is a ton of fun! Picture yourself out on a nice day with some friends or family, riding your scooter from one checkpoint to the next to collect poker cards, all to see who’s drawn the best hand by the last stop. It’s simply a nice way to spend some free time, and will almost certainly be unlike your average leisure activity.
4. You Can Donate
Last, we’ll point out that in most cases, poker runs are actually meant to be charitable events as well. Whether people merely pay entry fees or actively bet against one another over poker hands, the run should lead to a small pot of money that can in turn be donated to a charity. For an e-scooter poker run specifically, for instance, you might consider making smart donations to clean transportation efforts or climate change operations. But really, this step can be anything you’d like it to be. Just bear in mind that setting the run up for charity and for fun makes it feel all the more rewarding.
Hopefully we’ve given you something to consider! A poker run by any means of transport is always a lot of fun, but frankly it’s just perfect for e-scooters. Throw in a good charitable cause, and it’s absolutely something to consider doing.