31st Annual Motorcycle Toy Run And Parade Is Today
Bikers, roll with Santa this morning to help gather toys for the needy children in The Borderland!
The toy run started with a handful of bikers brightening Christmas for needy kids in a small area of El Paso. Since then, the El Paso Motorcycle Coalition toy run/parade has grown exponentially and, now in it's 31st year, raises toys and funds for the kids and has become one of the biggest spectacles of the year!
Bikers gather in the Upper Valley at International Truck Driving School beginning at 9:00am. (Food and drink vendors will be on site. REMEMBER, THE TIME CHANGED LAST NIGHT!!)
At 11:00am, it's time to roll! The parade heads, under police escort, to Doniphan. Then on to Talbot, over Trans Mountain and down to Cohen Stadium. There, you'll find door prizes, food, drinks, beer and live rock from Sorry About Your Sister and Texas Roadkill!
- Glenn Garza
Last year, the bikes stretched for miles! As the first bikes were rolling into Cohen Stadium, the bikes at the end of the parade were still on I-10!! If you want in on the end party and concert at Cohen but don't ride, you can register at Cohen Stadium starting at 11:00am.
Registration is $10.00 plus a new toy valued at $5.00 or more (Kids 10 and under only need the toy!) Most people think of the little ones this time of year (ages toddler - 9 or so) but, please keep in mind, there are many underprivileged kids in the El Paso area between the ages of 10 - 17. Something to keep in mind when you select your donation item(s)! :)
For more info, call 494 - 4881 or 740 - 9991!