my dad and i did the toys for tots ride a couple years back i dressed up my bike put on a santa outfit had a fun time really
but sadly the event was very poorly cordinated we left and all the super bikers took off doin 0-80 in half a block, some doing wheelies the crotch rockets just zinnged every gear they could grab cops were present to block streets but still wrote tickets to those who really badly went over the speed limits
i went to have fun and the course was only 9 miles and most finished it in 10 minutes or so was pretty rediculus, gaps in the pack were so bad that many got lost or cars pulled out thinking it was over.
i never did go do it again i just drove down to the armory and donated a toy
sad thing to say for such a important event across the country the toys for tots ride they have one in almost every major city across the coutry.
It's a great cause. If it weren't for the donations and kindness of the good people in our communities, a lot of kids and adults would go without during the holidays. Every single one of us on this site are very fortunate.
Our run is also escorted by the police and a security company, but the run is 38-43 miles long (depending upon the route we take) and covers the beach, green hills, and scenic mountains. With Santa and his sleigh at the front, and my Christmas tree at the rear, we keep the 3 mile long procession tight and controlled at all times, typically at around 20-30mph, sometimes even slower, and it is a lot of fun with all other traffic kept away to the sides and behind us, we also have cars running sweeper with the lights flashing blocking all lanes behind us.
At the Harbor we have entertainment and refreshments plus the ride pin ect., ALONG WITH PLENTY OF THE TYPICAL BIKER LIES in the parking lot as we gather. Then at the other wend are the Marines collecting the toys, presentations during a sit down lunch, drawings, and an excellent motorcycle show by the Gold Angels Precision Motorcycle Team.