Motorcycle Charity Event Love Ride Re-Launched in 2011

The Love Ride, the legendary motorcycle charity event was cancelled in 2009 because of a challenging economy, is planning to start again in fall 2011.  Oliver Shokouh, Love Ride founder and owner of Harley-Davidson of Glendale just confirmed that there would be no “Ride” this year and that it will be replaced by a Biker’s Carnival held at Glendale Harley-Davidson on Sunday, October 24, 2010.

The Love Ride started in 1981 and 1982 as a biker’s carnival, then skipped a year before coming back as the Love Ride in 1984. The event was initially to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As the Love Ride grew, the destination changed from Calamigos Ranch to Lake Castaic and then to the Fairplex.  The list of beneficiaries also grew, from MDA to over one dozen children’s charities, including Autism Speaks. The Love Ride Foundation continues to accept donations throughout the year through the sale of Love Ride merchandise and the aforementioned Love Ride Biker’s Carnival.  For more information, go to  Love Ride  or contact the Love Ride Chairperson, Oliver Shokouh, at

3 Responses to “Motorcycle Charity Event Love Ride Re-Launched in 2011”

  1. 1 The Supreme Team Mar 8th, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Congratulations Love Ride. Thanks for making the effort to get this back on track.
    With charities close to my heart, I am very happy to hear the ride is back on.

    Best of luck to you next year. We will be there!


  2. 2 Pepper Mar 8th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    An amazing charity ride! Loads of fun and a great way for people to participate and give to worthy causes. Best of luck in 2010, and 2011, Oliver!

  3. 3 cwglide Mar 8th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Great charity event but the beer lines at the Fairplex was at least an hour. I wish it was back at Castaic, much better there.

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