16th Annual Fragile X Poker Run

Alleghany Inn


Alleghany Inn
Alleghany Inn, Sparta, NC 28675


Jimmy Charlton
(703) 946-3242


July 31, 2021 - August 2, 2021


$35 - Single rider; $50 - Double rider

Mikey, Dana and I invite you to join us to raise funds for FRAXA Research Foundation. Whose mission is to support research to find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Fragile X syndrome, the number one cause of inherited intellectual disability and the most common known cause of autism.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all, but the trending numbers and vaccine availability gives us high hopes we can resume our annual event safely.

As announced last year prior to cancellation, big changes from past years. We will HQ at The Alleghany Inn in Sparta, NC, approximately 18 miles from our historic venues of Freebornes and Stations Inn, and 7 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

I have already reserved 40 rooms, so please let me know soonest if you can attend, and specific room requests(single, double). I will herd cats and try my best to accommodate all requests up to the final pillow count.

Same general construct as prior years:
Friday arrival, music at 8 pm by Lasater Union.
Saturday registration 11 am with wheels up at noon. The ride itself, which is NOT limited to motorcycles, will traverse 80-100 miles returning around 5 pm. Dinner catered by Crave followed by music from Full Mesh.
Sunday departure.

The Alleghany Inn is in “downtown“ but does not have a restaurant or bar, so it’s a BYOB, tables and tents set up in the parking lot. Outside chance we will do both nights revelry at Laconia Ale House just next door. A restaurant is in the parking lot and ABC store is two blocks away, along with multiple other restaurants, grocery store, etc.

We really hope everyone can join us.

- Jimmy Charlton

Please register on site for the ride. Please contact Jimmy Charlton with any questions.

If you are unable to join us, we welcome your donations here. All proceeds benefit Fragile X research – thank you!