2020 Dean and Russell Lee Memorial Poker Run

Wednesday - January 1st, 2020 at Shasta Dam

Our annual Poker Run held January 1st each year is perfect for those seeking a fun challenge at their own pace. Motorcycles and ATVs are welcome in this off-road, non-competitive ride.

  • Join the Redding Dirt Riders for the 2020 annual Dean and Russell Lee Memorial Poker Run at the Shasta Dam on New Years Day. We have a family friendly course mapped out that will accommodate motorcycles, quads and side-by-sides (no max width).

    A complimentary breakfast will be provided by the Redding Dirt Riders (donations appreciated).

    Wednesday, January 1st.
    6:00am - Dam crossing opens*
    7:30am - Sign ups
    8:15am - Riders Meeting
    8:30am - 1st Riders Out (motorcycles/atvs)
    2:00pm - Prize presentation

    T-shirt for the first 150 entries
    Lunch after the ride
    32 mile course
    Lots of prizes (the more hands you buy, the better your odds)
    Fun for the whole family

    $25 for 1st poker hand
    $10 for each additional hand

    Tech inspection required on all vehicles, includes sound test and spark arrestor check. Please support our Land Use Organizations helping to keep our riding areas open, AMA, CORVA, BRC...

    Cancellation or postponement information
    This event is held rain or shine...within reason. The only time we've not held this event on New Year's Day is due to snow & ice, it's not safe for participants. Check our Facebook page or this page for cancellation or postponement information. If there is no mention of it being cancelled or postponed, it is ON.

  • Chappie-Shasta OHV Area [map]
    Corum Road, Redding, CA 96001

    GPS: 40.712655, -122.436619

      To reach the staging area you will drive across Shasta Dam
    and the following rules apply:

    • Dam crossing open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM. If you arrive after 10 PM, you will need to wait until morning.
    • Must have current vehicle registration and driver's license to drive across Shasta Dam.
    • All vehicles subject to search. No stopping on the dam. Be courteous to security staff. No weapons.