Thunder Roads Ohio to Host RUN n’ GUN Rides

Ride aims to promote 2nd Amendment Awareness and support Buckeye Firearms Foundation and the NRA

During the upcoming summer riding season, Thunder Roads Ohio will be hosting a number of poker runs throughout Ohio with a unique twist – they will also involve a shooting challenge for those with CCW Permits.

Each run will include a variety of stops – including gun ranges, where participants will have a chance to shoot a simple target at 20’. Based upon their success, they will earn the chance to draw poker cards at the completion of the run.

The rides will be hosted by Thunder Roads Ohio Magazine in partnership with local ranges, ride stops, and sponsors throughout Ohio and is aimed at supporting the Buckeye Firearms Foundation and their FASTER Saves Lives Program to train teachers and others to better protect our children – as well as local NRA programs.

The cost of the ride is $25 and includes a t-shirt for each full participant registering in advance. Non-shooting passengers are just $10 – and are still entered in the prize drawings. Those 16 and younger can ride free, but cannot shoot or participate in the prize drawings. All shooting ride participants will be required to show a valid CCW permit upon registration. Riders are not required to take part in the shooting aspect of the ride and are invited to still join in support of their constitutional rights and the work that Buckeye Firearms and the NRA do. Registration and additional information is available through

Rides and stops are still being determined. Work is underway to coordinate rides in a number of cities, throughout Ohio and we anticipate most of the rides being held in June and July. If you own a gun range, shop, or other potential Ride Stop, please reach out as soon as possible for additional information at Ride Sponsorships are also available, email for more information.

This is a dry run, without any alcohol, and any participants considered to be under the influence or not adhering to ride guidelines in any way will be excused without refund at the discretion of the ride organizers or those hosting stops. It is the responsibility of all participants to ensure that they are adhering to all proper laws and guidelines governing both the handling of firearms and operation of motor vehicles.

Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that serves to defend and advance the right of more than 4 million Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition, and recreation.

BFA works to pass pro-gun legislation, educate the public through ongoing media relations, provide high-quality firearm classes, and make available a wide variety of resources for gun owners.

While anti-gun groups get their funding and support from wealthy activists or big corporations, BFA gets its funding and support from citizens like you who value their Constitutional rights.

For more information or to become a member, visit

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