The Bicycle Poker Run is a leisurely, family-friendly bicycle ride on Ocean Isle Beach (OIB), N.C. You can ride as little as 1 mile through ‘downtown’ OIB or ride approximately 7 miles total. The Bicycle Poker Run has become a popular event and we promise even more fun and excitement this year!

This event is the primary fundraiser for Paws-Ability. Your participation will ensure medical services for homeless animals in the care of local rescue groups, offer spay/neuter programs in our community, provide care and protection for pets of domestic violence victims, and allow implementation of classes for children in our public schools on why it is important to be a responsible pet owner.

There will be snacks, drinks, fun, and prizes sponsored by local businesses at sites along the beautiful island route.

Need to rent a bicycle for the day? Call Surf Unlimited Mercantile on Ocean Isle Beach to book a reservation, 910-579-1525, at a cost of $10 per day including helmet. Prefer to ride a golf cart? Ride your own street legal cart or rent a cart through Golf Cart Outlet on Ocean Isle Beach, 910-579-8070.

Due to insurance and liability issues, PA will offer a limited option for golf cart reservations for the Bicycle Poker Run.   First priority will be given to those who are mobility-challenged.  Advance registration is required due to the limited number of golf cart seats for this event.

If you want to reserve a seat on a golf cart, please do so when you register online.  Register and pay $15 per person in advance to confirm a seat on a golf cart.  Availability will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Golf carts can only be driven by a designated PA member / driver.  Please indicate if such a person is included in your group.  Otherwise, a PA driver  will be assigned to escort your party.  There will then be 3 seats remaining on the golf cart for your use. 

Reserved golf carts will be assigned specific departure times.  Seats not claimed within 10 minutes of the assigned departure time may be reassigned to other participants.

On-island check-in with stops at sponsored sites to collect playing cards. There’s an after-party under the tent, beside the Museum of Coastal Carolina on the Island with entertainment featuring Parrot Party with Randy Knight. Check-in 1-2 PM on Saturday, October 14, at the tent adjacent to the Museum. If more convenient, early check-in is offered on 4-6 PM Friday, October 13, also near the Museum.

After your ride, join the party under the tent beside the Museum for prizes, a silent auction, fun, and food provided by Fibber McGees Irish Pub, Papa John’s® Pizza, Seaside Bakery and Wine Shop, and Food Lion Grocery. Food will be served at 4 PM.

Additional details are provided with your registration packet.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct 14, 2017
WHERE: On the island of Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
WHY: Proceeds from this event benefit animal welfare programs and rescue groups in Brunswick County
WHAT: Walk, run, ride bicycle or golf cart! (Bring or rent your own golf cart.) Fun, food, music, prizes, & more, all for a good cause!
FEE: $25 per adult/ $15 child
*Pre-Registration is required. Register and pay online below, or mail registration form with check.

Questions? Email

You can sponsor the Bicycle Poker Run in the name of a business, a family, or even to honor a person or animal. Please let us know if you’re interested!