Almost annual bikers toy run set to rumble through town.
After a Covid enforced break the annual Hawkes Bay Bikers Toy Run is set to head out around Hawke’s Bay on Sunday 20th November in support of Birthright Hawkes Bay Child and Family Care trust.
Now in its 35th year, the event is a great excuse for members of the regions bike clubs or solo riders to get together, show off their bikes and ride for a good cause. Bikers who join the event are asked to bring along a toy, book, or cash to donate to Birthright at the end of the ride.
Typically, up to 200 toys and books are donated each year. These are then given to children in local families who are being supported by Birthright at Christmas time. For some of these children, this may be the only Xmas present they receive.
Many of the riders also get into the spirit of Christmas by decorating their bikes and carrying their toy or a stuffed animal with them on the ride.
The bikers, led by Santa, will gather in Plunkett Street in Hastings from 10:30am, and depart on the ride at approx. 10.45am. They will ride via Hastings, Havelock North, and Clive to Anderson Park in Greenmeadows, arriving around 11:40am -12 noon. If you hear the roar going past your door, pop outside and give them a wave.
Bikers and members of the public are also invited to a free family-friendly after-ride event at Anderson Park which begins at 11.40am when the bikes arrive. It’s a great opportunity to see the bikes in all their glory, enjoy a sausage sizzle and show your support for a worthy cause.
Anyone can bring along a toy, book, or cash to donate, just drop it into the Birthright information stand at the event.
For more information on joining the ride contact your local bikers club or give Birthright Hawkes Bay a call on 06 835 2162.