Sat Jun 22 2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Beaver Tap
Des Moines, IA


Beaverdale Fall Festival


Party Ride

Distance - 18 miles

Beaverdale & Beyond Poker Run

Support the Beaverdale Fall Festival on this leisurely poker run with fun stops along the Inter-Urban and John Pat Dorrian/American Discovery Trails. Register by June 10 to get all the perks!  

Date and time
Saturday, June 22 | 10 am Rider Check-in

Registration Fee:  $25 by June 10; Day of Ride - $30

Location – Check in Here
Pick up rider packets at Beaver Tap, 4050 Urbandale Ave., 10 am – 1 pm on June 22.

Refund Policy
Rain or shine, the ride keeps rolling! Beaverdale Fall Festival is unable to issue refunds. In case of severe weather, seek shelter and be safe.

About this ride
Join us for a fun, leisurely ride supporting the Beaverdale Fall Festival and participating local businesses along the route. Collect cards to make your best poker hand at participating stops along the route. A poker hand consists of five (5) cards. The ride starts and ends in Beaverdale. Come see why residents proudly proclaim Beaverdale as the “Best Dam Neighborhood” in Des Moines!

Your registration helps support the Beaverdale Fall Festival and includes more than a day of fun with friends. From the moment you begin until the last call for poker hands, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy food and drink specials along the way. Plus, an official ride tee shirt if registered by June 10, Beaverdale Fall Festival swag, and your first card is on us! Visit any stops along the route and receive a card with purchase.

Schedule –  June 22 - visit at least 5 businesses to make your best poker hand!

10 am – 1 pm:  Check-in at Beaver Tap, 4050 Urbandale Ave., Des Moines,

Fuel up with Breakfast at Beaver Tap!

10: 30 am – 4:00 pm: Check back for final stops!

  • Beaver Tap, 4050 Urbandale Ave., Des Moines (rider packet pick-up) - It all begins here!
  • The Triangle Tap, just off the trail at 2506 Post Street, Des Moines (draw a card with purchase!)
  • Captain Roy’s, 1900 Saylor Road, Des Moines (draw a card with purchase!)
  • Confluence, 1235 Thomas Beck Road, Des Moines (draw a card with purchase!)
  • SingleSpeed Brewing, 303 Scott Ave., Des Moines (draw a card with purchase!)
  • The Dam Pub, 2710 Beaver Ave., Des Moines - Last stop & winner announcement


How do we register?
Register for the ride here! Sign up by June 10 for early bird pricing of just $25. Registrations on the day of the ride are welcome and the fee increases to $30 (no tee shirt). A limited quantity of shirts and sizes may be available for purchase at check-in.

What is included in the registration fee?
Riders registered by June 10 will receive a Beaverdale & Beyond Tee Shirt, Wristband, Beaverdale Fall Festival Swag, Poker Run Score Sheet, Route Map, and your first card!  Registration fee increases to $30 on June 22 (no tee shirt included). A limited quantity of shirts and sizes may be available for purchase on the day of the ride!

Where do we check in and pick up ride packets?
Check-in is open 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 22 at Beaver Tap, in the heart of Beaverdale. During check-in, riders will be required to sign a waiver.

How far is the ride?
The entire route is approximately 18 miles, depending on the number of stops you choose along the way. Take a lap around Gray's Lake to add some distance! Complete your poker hand by visiting at least five participating businesses along the route.

Great photo ops along the way:

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
  • Women of Achievement Bridge
  • Lauridsen Skatepark


How do we get cards for the poker hand?
Stop at any or all participating businesses along the route to draw a card! Your purchase helps support local businesses and the Beaverdale Fall Festival. Five cards make a poker hand! One card per stop with a purchase and your first card is included with registration!

Where do we turn in the completed poker run score sheet?
Score sheets must be turned in by 3:30 pm on June 22 at The Dam Pub in Beaverdale. Look for us in the small meeting room!

When will the winning hand be determined?
Score sheets will be validated immediately following the collection of all sheets and the winning hand will be announced at approximately 4:00 pm at The Dam Pub. You must be present to win.

Where can we park?
Parking in the Beaverdale business district is limited. We encourage you to rideshare, park on nearby side streets or ride your bike to the event. Please stroll through the Beaverdale business district and shop locally today or any day!



Beaver Tap

4050 Urbandale Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50310


$25 until June 10 guarantees an official ride tee shirt. The fee increases to $30 the day of the ride (no shirt guaranteed).


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