Annual Poker Run

We had a great turnout and another safe ride and of course lots of fun in 2018.

However, there will NOT be a Ride For Jason and Friends in 2019.

Jason is still working at Life Experiences and doing well. Life Experiences is involved in a new Fund Raiser this year instead of the Poker Run. We will miss riding with all of you.

Bill and Jason

A Very BIG THANKS to all our Sponsors and our Friends that have supported us over the years. Jason and I want to send a very special thank you to Uncle Butch and his biker buddy Doug who made the ride every one of the 14 Years! You guys and all the riders from Ohio are true iron-bottom bikers.

We hope to ride with all y’all again sometime!

Please post your comments and pictures on Life Experiences’
Facebook page

Jason and I hope you will continue to support Life Experiences by making a donation in Jason’s name – Donate Here

Contact Life Experiences
at (919) 467-1973

Contact Bill and Jason
at (919) 598-0200

Our First 9 Years in a T-Shirt Quilt

Our First 9 Years in a
T-Shirt Quilt

The Ride for Jason and Friends  Poker Run is an annual event that takes bikers on an adventure. The adventure includes up to five stops at local businesses. The most important stop is of course Life Experiences where Jason and his friends work. You will be impressed with the work they accomplish and how happy and proud they are.

What is a Poker Run? For our event, each rider draws a playing card at each stop. The rider with the Highest poker hand at the last stop wins a $300 gift card to Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson (previously know as Ray Price HD) Low hand wins a $150 gift card. Including door prizes and other games along the way, almost everyone wins something and you don’t even need to know how to play Poker.

In the beginning (2004) the largest local TV station, WRAL TV did a news story about our unique fund raiser. It is just under 2 minutes long. The video was updated for our 10th anniversary. Please note: the current ride date is at the top of this page.


Sponsor & Register

Please click the links below to download a
Sponsor or Rider Registration Form

2018 Sponsor Form

2018 Registration Form

Please Note: If you are a sponsor and plan to ride in the event, please submit both forms. The fee for the event, including a rider, is included in all sponsorship levels.

Poker Run Sponsors

We are grateful to all the sponsors who make monetary and other forms of contributions, without whom the Annual Ride for Jason and Friends would not be possible.

2017 Sponsors

RayPrice-Harley-Davidson, Raleigh
RayPrice-Harley-Davidson, Raleigh, NC

Harold K. Jordon Construction
Harold K. Jordon Construction

Danny’s BBQ – RTP, Cary & Morrisville
Danny's BBQ - RTP, Cary & Morrisville

Abbey Road Tavern & Grill, Cary & Apex
Abbey Road Tavern & Grill Cary and Apex, NC

D&J Mobile Truck Repair, Wilson, NC
D&J Mobile Truck Repair, Wilson, NC

Jay & Bernice Batchelor Bunn
Jay & Bernice Batchelor Bunn

Piper’s Restaurant & Tavern Raleigh, NC
Piper's Restaurant & Tavern Raleigh, NC

Simpson Insurance Agency
Simpson Insurance Agency

Lynne Ziobro –

Garcia Moto, BMW-Ducati-Indian-Motus-bimota-KTM, Raleigh NC
Garcia Moto, BMW-Ducati-Indian-Motus-bimota-KTM, Raleigh NC

Triangle Search Marketing (AKA-Dad)
Triangle Search Marketing - Finding your Success on the Web

Michael and Catherine Cuomo
Michael and Catherine Cuomo

Cary Central Rotary
Cary Central Rotary

Cary-Kildaire Rotary
Cary-Kildaire Rotary

Constructive Marketing
Constructive Marketing

Prime Mortgage Lending
Prime Mortgage Lending

Smith & Smith, CPA
Smith & Smith, CPA

Phillips Architecture, PA
Phillips Architecture, PA

Jason’s Family 2017 Sponsors

Rich Daubenmier (Ride on Forever)
Bill Daubenier (AKA-Dad)
Mimi (Grandmother)
Aunt Jeannie & Uncle Virgil Dudgeon
Uncle Butch & Aunt Paula Daubenmier
Uncle Joe & Aunt Beckey Daubenmier
Bruce & Karri Daubenmier

Additional 2017 Sponsors

Carol and Dean
Casebolt’s Red Barn Boxers
Mike and Susan Creech
Jane Jungen, CPA, PA
Robin McElroy
Henry Madenspacher
Jen and Brad Madenspacher
Mary Madenspacher
John Tote

Life Experiences

Life Experiences, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that blends education, training, and the free enterprise system to create and operate businesses which provide fulfilling employment for adults with developmental disabilities, allowing them to function as independent, productive citizens.