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Fourth Annual Hittin’ The Road for Hospice Scheduled to Run April 23rd

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:49 am

2015-Hittin-Start-Photo1Gulfside Hospice has announced the five stop locations for its Hittin’ the Road for Hospice motorcycle poker run on Saturday, April 23.

The run will begin at Harley-Davidson of New Port Richey, located at 5817 State Road 54. Registration and check-in starts at 8 a.m. with with kick stands up at 9:30 a.m. and last bike out by 10 a.m. From there, riders will pick up their second poker card at Brits Pub & Eatery, located at 13706 Little Road in Hudson. A third card for the rider’s poker hand will be drawn at the VFW Post 8681, located at 18940 Drayton Street in Spring Hill. The fourth stop for a poker card will be at the Local Public House & Provisions, 32750 Pennsylvania Avenue in San Antonio.

The run’s final stop and post-run celebration will be held at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Zephyrhills Aerie #3752. The post-run celebration begins at 1 p.m. and will feature music, vendors, a silent auction and prizes for the best and worst poker hands as well as top fundraisers for the event.

A first place prize of $300 will go to the person with the best poker hand at the end of the run; $200 will go to the second place winner and $100 to the third place winner. A special prize will also be given to the person with the worst poker hand. Riders can pre-register now for the event for $20 per person at for $5 off and a free t-shirt. Registration includes first poker hand and entrance to post-run celebration. Day-of-event registration costs $25 per driver. Cost for passengers is $10 per person.

For more information about the event, call Carla Armstrong, Director of Philanthropy, at 727-992-7941 or visit

All proceeds from Hittin’ the Road for Hospice benefit Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care to support patient care and bereavement services for Pasco County residents. Gulfside Hospice, established as a nonprofit corporation in Pasco County in 1988 and initially licensed in 1989, serves more than 325 patients daily. Gulfside employs over 250 professionals and has more than 500 volunteers. Gulfside is the only hospice that serves Pasco County exclusively and was the first hospice in Pasco to receive The Joint Commission’s Seal of Approval Accreditation. For more information about Gulfside Hospice, call 800-561-4883 or visit