1. Starr Cycle's annual "Johnny Pete Classic" poker benefit tournament

    Starr Cycle's annual "Johnny Pete Classic" poker benefit tournament

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    When: Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Location: Starr Cycle

    Address: 200 Pierce Avenue

    North Mankato, Minnesota 56003



    Starr Cycle's 2nd annual "Johnny Pete Classic" after-hours benefit poker tournament will be 4:00pm to 9:00pm - Saturday November 9th, 2019 
    We will not be open for regular business during this event; the service department will not be open or operating & we will not have parts department workers on the clock available either in person or over the phone
    This is a non-sales focused, social event in honor & in celebration of John Zender -the former owner & founder of our dealership- who was a friend to many local motorcycle enthusiasts & the current owner of our business, Nate's father 

    rize for our winner, prizes for the top 3 finalists & bonus prizes that may be accumulated by customer attendees who knock any Starr Cycle employees out of the tournament!

    For a $40 entry fee donation, Starr Cycle provides a catered meal with an arrangement of beverage options for a social hour before a multi-table poker tournament with a variety of opportunities to win monetary prizes from our caterer & beverage providers. All money raised throughout the night -between catering + player entries, catering-only tickets, personal donations & beverage tips- are totaled up & split evenly between Mankato's Kato Cycle Club & New Ulm's Flying Dutchman Motorcycle Club- with our intention to support our local riders, encourage bonding with family while riding together & to continue the exciting tradition of powersport riding to the next generation in John Zender's name.

    Normal business hours end Saturdays at 3:00pm- but we will re-open our doors for this event at 4:00pm for a 1 hour social before our dealers start passing out cards around 5:00pm.

    Mankato Brewery will be providing local brews (we will have wine & non-alcoholic beverages as well!) & an assortment of appetizers and snacks from a locally celebrated caterer. We are only allowing table space for up to 24 players, so RSVP to us ASAP if you would like to attend and be dealt in! Pay-in for players is $40; which reserves a seat at a table, enters the their name in the gift certificate drawings, and allows food access & a limited amount of drink tickets for them & an optional +1 of their choice. Any spectator-only attendees can get access to the catering amenities for a donation of $20. We welcome anyone & everyone to come in to socialize, stick around to watch the tournament, browse our showroom, or stop by to just to donate to the cause - however we will not be doing usual business or any sales during this time. Don't forget to bring your ID if you plan to consume any form of alcoholic beverages! Those who cannot provide a valid ID will not receive the wristband required. There will be spectator tables & seating available for snacking & socializing!

    This event is particularly special to us; meriting the name "Johnny Pete Classic" by Nate Zender, in honor of his father who loved playing Texas Hold'em. John passed away February 10th, 2018 after complications from a heart transplant. John's life was always focused around the motorcycle industry- he loved riding motorcycles, watching Moto GP & Pro National races, and beaming at the sight of new riders & the next generation discover the same passion of riding. We plan to hold a Johnny Pete Classic every year in November.

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    Feel free to always contact us with any questions through our website, Facebook, by email, phone or in person: // // // 507-385-1990

    Starr Cycle: 200 Pierce Avenue - North Mankato, MN 56003
    Store hours: Tuesday-Wednesday: 9:00am-5:30pm;
    Thursday: 9:00am-7:00pm;
    Friday: 9:00am-5:30pm;
    Saturday: 9:00am-3:00pm
    We are closed Sundays & Mondays – any time slot outside of our regular hours can be scheduled as available as well