Birch Bay Golf Cart & Bicycle Poker Run at Kite Fest 2024!

Sunday, June 23rd 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

A poker run is an fun event in which participants visit checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the course. The Birch Bay Poker run is for participants on bicycles and golf carts only and is a FREE non-gambling family-friendly event with prizes for the best poker hands. Teams should register in advance (see form below) or start at the Birch Bay Visitor & Information Center.

While traveling on all public roads follow all rules and regulations as required by law. Do not drive your golf cart on public roads if it does not meet all state/county requirements. Golf carts may only operate in the Birch Bay golf cart zone area designated by the county.


Stop Locations: 

  • Birch Bay State Park – BP Heron Center
  • Jackson Rd. Beach Access
  • C Shop
  • 7 Elements Wellness Spa
  • Beach Cat Brewing Company
  • Salt + Shore Gift Shop


  • Only one hand may be played per team. (A maximum of 52 teams may participate).

  • Teams MUST be conveyed by bicycle or golf cart (people in cars will not be allowed to participate).

  • Teams will visit each of the designated stations. Stations can be visited in any order.

  • Please practice social distancing whenever possible. Masks are required for participants who are unvaccinated, and unable to socially distance.

  • At each station teams will say their team name and the station will hold up a card and record the card in the official google sheet (teams should also keep track of their cards/hands themselves for reference).

  • Teams will collect (6) cards total to try to create the best 5 card poker hand.

  • In the event of a tie the 6th card will be used to break the tie and determine the winner.

  • Teams with the best hands will be eligible for prizes.

  • Birch Bay Chamber staff will determine winners and reserves the right to full discretion in determining winners. Winning teams will be contacted by email after the completion of the event.

Poker Hand Rankings used to determine best hands:

  • Five of a Kind
  • Royal Flush
  • Straight Flush
  • Four of a Kind
  • Full House
  • Flush
  • Straight
  • Three of a Kind
  • Two Pair
  • Pair
  • High Card

Ace is High

Suit strength from high to low will be Spades/Hearts/Diamonds/Clubs.

Click Here for Poker Run Results
By registering I hereby acknowledge that participating in the Birch Bay Poker Run presents a risk of personal injury, death and damage or loss of personal property may result from my participation, and as such, I hereby acknowledge and recognize the existence of these risks, and assume all risks completely, and agree to the following:
I agree to assume all risks of illness, injury, or death, and hereby agree to release The Birch Bay Chamber or Commerce, The City of Blaine, & Whatcom County, their departments, officers, agents, activity leaders, employees, volunteers and other parties involved from and against all judgments, damages, penalties, losses, costs, claims, expenses, suits, demands, debts, actions and/or causes of action of any type or nature whatsoever, including actual and reasonable attorney’s fees, which may be sustained or to which they may be exposed, directly or indirectly, by reason of personal injury, death, property damage, or other liability, alleged or proven, resulting or arising out of the performance under this agreement by County. Whatcom County does not waive, and specifically reserves the right to assert any and all affirmative defenses and limitations of liability as specifically set forth in Title 4 of the Revised Code of Washington.