The MAC Poker Ride was conceived in 2015 after learning that another popular local charity event was being cancelled. We felt the area needed some kind of event to replace the one that had left and for that reason the poker ride was created.
Our first event was conceived, planned and executed in 3 months. The event was a huge success with close to 300 cyclists attending. We donated $5,000 to the Ada Jenkins Center in 2015 and we gave away over $3,000 in prizes to event participants.
In 2016 we were able to partner with the Rotary Club, Mooresville Rescue Squad Fund, Sam's Club of Mooresville and a few other private donors to raise $23,000 to purchase a new van for the Ada Jenkins Center. We also gave away over $3,000 in prizes to event participants.
The MAC Poker Ride will:
- Benefit local charity
- Encourage an active lifestyle
- Provide the opportunity for the cycling community to get involved and give back locally
- Highlight community responsibility
- Broaden your horizons with a challenging fitness activity
Mooresville Area Cyclists mission
Established in January 2013, Mooresville Area Cyclists (MAC) is a group of passionate, driven athletes created to bring local cyclists together. MAC aims to influence cyclists to bring about change for the better by promoting a tight family bond, volunteer work and charity. By doing so, MAC hopes to not only educate the Mooresville area and beyond of cycling’s various benefits, but to help make the Lake Norman community a better place. By encouraging road cyclists of all speeds, abilities and backgrounds, MAC advocates diversity in a way that brings together those that love the sport of cycling. We have members from Mooresville, Troutman, Statesville, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, and the entire Lake Norman region.