Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
August 23, 2019 1:18am



Ride the Alps 2019

It is almost time. The rally is in a few weeks and we are gearing up for an awesome time. As always, the weather will be perfect along with the scenery and camaraderie.

IMPORTANT : This year, we will not be putting up the directional signs along the route. Due to some complaints from local officials and the safety of our staff, we are going to do our best to provide you directions to ensure a safe and memorable poker run.

Below are the routes, please download the GPS data. We have one route suggested for all riders of all abilities. We have another variation of that route that is for experienced riders only. Both go in the same direction. Both will see the highlights of the ride. This year we are going back to the route that started it all. Depending on which variation you take, you will summit the famous Hahntenjoch for unrivalved views of the Alps. There are some inherent risks you should expect like hair pin turns and long decents. This should only be attempted in favorable weather conditions and by experienced riders. You are responsible for attempting the ride. 

Please download the GPX data ahead of time and load it into your GPS unit or phone. We will provide a map but nothing beats the turn by turn guidance of a GPS unit. On Friday we will have a ride briefing where we can answer any questions you may have. There are gas stations along the route, but only one Esso along the route. It is suggested you fill up at the Garmisch ESSO prior to leaving on the poker run. 

Download GPS Routes

For all riders, visit the Google Maps 2019 Poker Run Route: https://goo.gl/maps/6xzYaVeyGcy8oEFz9




Additional Information

June 21 - 23, 2019
Rooms at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort are sold out unless there are cancellations. You can stay at our campground, or a hotel downtown. You can still participate in the events. Please send us an email to vacation@edelweissresort.zendesk.com to let us know you plan on coming. This way we can plan for how many are not staying at Edelweiss Resort.

Package price includes: 

• Two nights in a standard room
• Breakfast for two adults for two nights
• Dinner for two adults for two nights
• Poker Run entry
• Complimentary Rider Patch
• Live entertainment

$406 for ranks E1-E6 ($203 per person for two nights)
$489 for all other ranks ($244.50 per person for two nights)

Please note : when booking online the only option to choose is "RIDE THE ALPS WEEKEND". We will adjust the rate to $406 if you are an E1 - E6 after the reservation is made. Package must include a two night stay Friday through Sunday. You can reserve more nights once you make your initial reservations. We do not charge the card, it is only there to hold the reservation. Cancellation policy is 14 days in advance. 

Ride the Alp Rally Package for non-hotel guests payable at the event registration:
$99 per adult for the two day event (not including breakfast). Open Friday and Saturday morning. There is no seperating the price for dinners, poker run, etc. It is one price for the dinner, live entertainment, patch, poker run and photo. 

If you’re bringing children, please inform our vacation planning staff when making your reservation. Children are charged separately $7.95 for the buffet each night. Children under 17 stay free in the room. If we have enough children, we can schedule a special Kids Night Out evening program. 

Program of Events 2019 (not finalized yet)

Friday, June 21

3 – 8 p.m. Registration

3 p.m. Bar open in Conference Center

6:00 – 8 p.m.  Tex Mex Carne Asada Grill Buffet 

8 - 9 p.m. LIVE MUSIC by Carpe DM featuring Dwight Moreland 

9 p.m. Poker Briefing

9:30 – 11 p.m. LIVE MUSIC by Carpe DM featuring Dwight Moreland 


Saturday, June 22

6:30 – 10 a.m. Breakfast at Market Station

8 – 10 a.m. Professional photo of you and your bike with the Alps in the background - Lobby Circle Drive

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 1st Poker Stop - Conference Center

3 p.m. Bar open in Conference Center

4 – 7 p.m. Last Poker Stop - Turn in cards

4 – 7 p.m. Bike Wash Station

5 – 6 p.m. Outdoor Biker Games - Great Prizes!

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The Whole HOG Buffet Pig Roast

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Best in Show Bike Competition

8 – 11 p.m. Biker Karaoke

9 p.m. Awards Show


Sunday, June 23

6:30 – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast at Market Station

Stay longer and ride different routes. Have a safe trip!