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Blackhawks Motorcycle Club

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A young rider waves as she heads out on the poker run. The Blackhawks Motorcycle Club of Ohio and Michigan celebrated its 70th anniversary with a 56-mile poker run beginning at its clubhouse in Temperance.

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Ruth Ann, left, and Jan Bonkink come down from their home in Kingsville, Ontario, to attend the six annual events the Blackhawks sponsor. Members of the American Motorcycle Association-sanctioned club built the clubhouse in 1943 and added indoor bathrooms and more space in 1972.

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The Blackhawk Motorcycle Club vest. The family club, which serves food and soda pop at its events, but no alcohol, is open to everyone, to all makes and models of motorcycles and tricycles. Their Facebook¨page includes a schedule of activities, contact information and a map of their location.

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Ted Bender of Toledo and a member of the Travelers Motorcycle Club register for the poker ride with Blackhawk members Laura Butler, center, of Monroe, and Phyllis Nichols, of Temperance.

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Sheri Hope of Monroe, next to her Kawasaki Vulcan, is president of the Blackhawks. Her parents became members in the 1970, and she has been a member for 21 years.

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