I can’t report on all Toys Runs going to happen all over the country during the month of December, but warm weather helping, the one held in South Florida is considered the world’s most important in in terms of participants and donations. The festivities and charitable contributions are going to last 3 days from december 3rd to 6th.
They will start at Fort Lauderdale Harley-Davidson by a Bikers Bash benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. One of the highlight of this year’s Biker Bash VIP event includes a drawing for a FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide donated by Bruce Rossmeyer Harley Davidson. Tickets are $20/piece or 6 for $100 with all proceeds to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. On Friday evening, December 4 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino there will be a VIP event culminating at the South Florida President’s Council 22nd Annual Christmas Toys in the Sun Run. There will be a police-escorted ride from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to the Admirals club Marine Academy and then along beautiful A1A to the Quarterdeck Restaurant on Las Olas. The kick-off party at the Quarterdeck will include lunch, cocktails and VIP motorcycle parking. Attendees will also have the chance to see a number of great bikes from an impressive line-up of builders. Industry giants Paul Yaffe, Eddie Trotta with Lorenzo Lamas, Rick Fairless, and Athena Ransom will have motorcycles on display at the Seminole Hard Rock Roadhouse as the last stop for 2009. Also featured will be the last bike that the late Jerry Graves built before his death. Entertainment will be provided by the Purrfect Angelz and Jake and Elwood Blues Revue- the #1 Blues Brothers act in the world and the only Blues Brothers act sanctioned by the Belushi estate and Dan Aykroyd
The weekend will culminate early Sunday morning the 6th of December with the world’s longest motorcycle parade, all proceeds going to benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. Riders will meet at the Aero Toy Store for a continental breakfast then line up for a Bikers Bash police-escort to the Pompano Race Track in Pompano Beach where tens of thousands of riders will gather for the parade ending at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida. The event cost is $10 and one unwrapped toy per person. Those arriving at Markham Park without a toy will be charged an additional $10 entry fee. However, riders will be able to purchase toys at Markham Park before entering the event. No preregistration is required unless you wish to be a VIP rider. A VIP catered tent will provide home-base for Bikers Bash participants to park and enjoy the catered lunch, concert, vendors, bike show and much more. Info on the ride at . Info on the Bash at Biker Bash and on the run at Toys In The Sun Run