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MERRY CHRISTMAS HO-HO-HO

Toy Runs for Kids Forever!

ROGUE and MISLED
12/16/2021


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Santa's Helper
Santa's Helper

 
Previous Toy Run Shirt
Previous Toy Run Shirt

 
 
It is the time of year that Bikers from around the country hold Toy Runs to help out those in their community who need toys for their kids. Things have been tough for a lot of people, but you can always count on the Bikers to help where they can.

 I attended the Toy Run in Brevard County, Florida and I thought back to the mid-'80s when a group of us took toys to the local orphanage. As other riders in the area found out about that and wanted to get involved, Joe “Sarge” Franks arranged for us to ride to the Shrine Temple to drop off items.

 The Toy Run continued to grow and instead of coming from different points around the city the Bikers met in Cocoa, Florida and rode to Melbourne. It was quite a thing and people would wait along the route to wave to them as they passed by.

Of course, as the group grew in size, so did issues with traffic, upset motorist, motorcycle accidents and eventually a woman being killed by a motorcycle that got out of control.

 The run was stopped, but other smaller events were held in local cities in the county.

Club 52 provided adult beverages and other liquid refreshment.
 
Club 52
Club 52

 
 
 The very large parking lot had motorcycles coming and going all day long. 
 
 

 In 2021 a new group came up with the idea to have an event in Melbourne at Club 52 which has very big parking lots. The Bikers would start at different times from places around the county and not have traffic issues. Groups and individual riders would come and go throughout the day.

Doc Holiday
Doc Holiday

 
Doc Holiday
Doc Holiday

 

For those who wanted to stay local, favorite Doc Holiday provided the tunes and eventually turned it over to the Twisted Minds band who performed live. 

There was also a Bike Show
 
Bike Show Winner
Bike Show Winner

 
 
 
 
People had a good time.
 
 
 
 
Enough vendors supported the event without being over powering 
 
Vendors
Vendors

 
Vendors
Vendors

 

I personally think this event was a big success, and they got the job done in a safe manner, while drawing a strong turnout.

Even The Grinch was having a good time
Even The Grinch was having a good time

 

 Thanks to all involved in putting it on and those who attended throughout the day.

ENJOY YOUR CHRISTMAS or WHATEVER HOLIDAY YOU CELEBRATE, AND HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 --Rogue
Senior Editor
Bikernet.com(TM) 

 


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