Sun, May 5, 2024

Family Picnic and Cinco de Mayo Poker Rally

Patapsco Valley Park-Avalon 104

About this event




PCA Chesapeake’s Tour & Rally Committee is pleased to offer as its 4th event of the year, a Poker Rally, on May 5th, Sunday. Our 36-mile scenic drive through historic roads of Elkridge, Ellicott City, and Catonsville will start from Linthicum Heights, MD, and end at the Family Picnic at Patapsco Valley State Park - Avalon Area, pavilion 104, where we will have an awards ceremony and a catered lunch from Chipotle. Guest rally master and Social Chair Marsha Buss designed this event and will host it.

Event proceeds will benefit the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS), a 501(c) organization. Additional hands of poker and additional poker cards may be purchased when you register. For those attending only the Family Picnic, hands of poker and additional poker cards may be purchased during registration to donate funds to the BARCS. 


  • When: May 5, 2024, Sunday 
  • Assembly time: 9:00 AM; drivers’ meeting 9:15 AM; departure of first group of cars 9:30 AM. The drive is approximately one hour and 20 minutes.    
  • Assembly point: Linthicum Heights, MD. Address to be sent via e-mail to registrants by May 4th.
  • End of Poker Rally, Awards and Family Picnic: Patapsco Valley State Park - Avalon Area, pavilion 104, 5120 South St, Halethorpe, MD
  • The Poker Rally is optional for those who want to attend the Family Picnic only. The picnic will start at 11:00 am.


By signing up for and joining any of our driving events, registrants acknowledge and assume all the risks in and full responsibility for their participation. PCA waiver forms must be completed and signed by all Poker Rally drivers and passengers, online or on paper. Note that planned events are subject to change, for weather-related or other reasons. 


  • Registration for this tour will open on March 27 at 1 pm and close on May 2nd at 1 pm.
  • $50 registration fee for the Poker Rally Driver (includes one poker hand, lunch, and park entrance fee).
  • $20 registration fee for other adults (navigator, passenger, or family picnic attendee) includes lunch and park entrance fee.
  • No registration fee for minors (17 and younger).
  • This event has a poker rally car capacity limit of 30 and 100 people picnic limit, so sign up ASAP. We may add more cars based on picnic registration results.
  • All Poker Rally registrations must include a navigator.
  • Drivers must be licensed adults (18 and older) and PCA members.
  • Poker Rally participants must complete their Speed waivers before starting the tour. Speed waivers are not required for members attending the Family Picnic only.
  • All PCA members and their family are welcome. 
  • Event proceeds will benefit the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS), a 501(c) organization.
  • Cancellations must be made before the closing of registration to obtain payment refunds.
  • Poker Rally documents will be sent to confirmed registrants via e-mail a day or two before the event.
  • QUESTIONS: Send rally-related questions to Rich Ehrlich of the Tour & Rally Committee at

Entries (28)

Scott Johnson
Ryan Boxler
Craig Davidson
Robert deLeon
Daniel McNally
Richard Townsend
Amanda Mason
Lynn Scott

Patapsco Valley Park-Avalon 104

Ellicott City, MD


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PCA - Chesapeake

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Sun, May 5, 2024