The Gooseberry Mountain Bike Poker Ride is a fundraising activity sponsored by the Rotary Club of Zion Canyon. The Club is raising money to fund the installation of water filling stations at the shuttle stops in Springdale and all the proceeds from the ride will go towards the water filling station project. Thousands of visitors each year utilize the shuttle system in Springdale to access Zion National Park. Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks have recently installed water filling stations for filling reusable water bottles reducing the use of (and disposal of) bottled water. The ride is a "poker ride" where participants accumulate playing cards along the ride. At the end of the ride, the person with the best poker hand will win a cash prize. Gooseberry Mesa is a popular mountain biking area. The poker ride will existing mountain bike trails on the mesa. The ride is about 9 miles long and should take about 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete. Prizes Best hand - $100 cash prize 2nd best hand - $75 cash prize 3rd best hand - $50 cash prize Everyone - A great time riding in Southern Utah!