3rd Annual Poker Run

Save the date!  September 28, 2013


Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Virginia Chapter 27-1’s

3rd Annual Poker Run  

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Virginia Chapter 27-1 will be hosting the Third Annual Poker Run on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in the peninsula side of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

The event is dedicated to the memory and remembrance of the “The First Battle Against Terrorism” – the bombing of the Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 8th Marines headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, thirty years ago. Two hundred forty one (241) American Marines, Soldiers, and Sailors were killed in action on October 23, 1983 by an explosive-laden truck.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Cedar Grove Apartments – the first affordable permanent supportive rental housing for disabled U.S. military veterans, located in the Bayside area of Virginia Beach, VA. The nearly-completed project will feature 32 units, with 16 units being fully accessible, including three units which will be sensory accessible. Other features will include green efficiency, saving residents on energy costs, elevators and a resident-developed organic garden.

We are very excited about this year’s ride as it is shaping up to be bigger and better than last year’s! NASCAR Sports Grille, located on Power Plant Parkway in Hampton will be hosting this year’s start and post-ride party.   The event will feature a 50/50 raffle, event photographer, notable speakers, vendors and entertainment with two live bands! The ride itself will be memorable, with five stops throughout a hundred+ mile route meandering through scenic and historical points throughout York and James City River counties.

Doors will open at 9:00 a.m., with first bike out at 10:00 a.m, last bike out by 12:00.   This event is open to all riders.  If you do not ride you can still participate in the poker run in your caged vehicle!

Information on sponsorship and registration are below.  Registration includes an original design commemorative T-shirt! Additional information on the event will be posted here and on our Facebook page.  We look forward to seeing everyone come support this great event and excellent cause!

Map of Route

The preferred route for the CVMA VA 27-1 Poker Ride is “Route Beirut”, a 101 mile beautiful, scenic ride.  We are also offering a slightly shorter route, “Route Lejeune”, which still visits all of the poker ride stops. Step-by-step directions will be available to all riders during registration to assure a pleasant riding experience!

“Route Beirut”


“Route Lejeune”


We have great sponsorship opportunities, including the chance to have your company’s logo on the Commemorative T-shirt, brochure, our website and Facebook page!  Information on sponsorship can be found here :

CVMA VA 27-1 3rd Annual Poker Run SPONSORSHIP LETTER 20130715

View our Generous Sponsors here!


We are excited to offer vendor tables at the event post-ride party.  Information on vendor opportunities can be found here:

CVMA VA 27-1 3rd Annual Poker Run VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES 20130715


Online registration has closed.  You may still register the day of the event. Registration options follow:

  • Driver Only Registration: $25 (includes Commemorative T-shirt, brochure + poker sheet)
  • Driver + Passenger Registration: $45 (includes 2 Commemorative T-shirts, 2 brochures, 2 poker sheets)
  • Shirt only / Additional Commemorative T-Shirt: $20

Doors open at 9:00 am. Arrive early to avoid the lines. See you on the 28th!