Bicycle Playing Cards, a trademark of the US Playing Card Company, a division of Jarden Corp, is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

Last week they attempted to set the world record for the most number of people playing Hearts, using Chuck Woolery as host to attract players. They got “close to 500 participants”, where I think they needed over 1,000 to break the record.

They have a number of promotions on their site, and they are sending a double-decker bus around the US with promotions, a history, coupons, and card tables.

(image courtesy of Bicycle)

Tentative schedule (subject to change; follow Bicycle’s Facebook group for up to date info)

5/29-5/31: Taste of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
6/10-6/16: CMA Music Festival, Nashville, TN
6/18-6/19: Reading Phillies Game, Philadelphia, PA
6/25-6/27: Greeley Stampede, Greeley, CO
7/5-7/7: WSOP, Las Vegas, NV
7/10-7/11: Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City
7/16-7/18: Bite of Seattle, Seattle, WA
8/5-8/8: Ohio State Fair
8/13-8/15: New Jersey State Fair
8/26/8/29: MN State Fair
9/3-9/5: Art Beats Eats, Detrioit MI
9/10-9/12: Brews Blues and BBQ Charlotte, NC
9/17-9/20: Great Frederick Fair, MD
9/24-9/26: Oktoberfest, Chicago IL