Yesterday was a great day for the toy run

@norcal (3283)
Nevada City, California
December 13, 2015 4:46pm CST
Yesterday was the day for the 23 annual Nevada County Food and Toy run. We have had a lot of rain here for the past couple of weeks, it rained Friday, and it is raining today (Sunday.) However, yesterday we got a break in the weather. It was a bit on the cold side for motorcycle riding, but it didn't rain on us. This fantastic local event is a good chance for us to reconnect with old friends, many of whom we only see this one time each year. On the second Saturday of December 1500 to 2000 motorcyclists rumble through the small gold rush town of Nevada City, CA bearing Christmas gifts for the needy. Law enforcement does a wonderful job of crowd control, and it's a joy to see the parents and kids along the route to cheer us on. It feels great knowing that all of the food and toys collected go to local families.
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@jaboUK (48869)
• United Kingdom
14 Dec 15
Is that your bike? It looks great, and what a wonderful idea. it must be great to see all those bikes taking part.
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
14 Dec 15
It is not. I just took a picture because it was so Christmasy
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@Marcyaz (36193)
• United States
14 Dec 15
How cool that is.
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@sharon6345 (92168)
• United States
13 Dec 15
That was a nice event for the town. I like when I see stuff like this going on where i live. but,what is bad is everyone is so greedy around here.
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
14 Dec 15
It is great for the families, and for local merchants. It is also lots of fun for everyone.
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@Marcyaz (36193)
• United States
14 Dec 15
It is to bad that where you are everyone is so greedy.
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@Marcyaz (36193)
• United States
14 Dec 15
@norcal I haven't seen this yet but if I ever had the chance I would.
@moffittjc (29224)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Dec 15
That sounds like a really fun time, and it's helping out a needy cause at the same time! I haven't seen any of our local biker clubs do a toy run, but it seems like every weekend there is a poker run for some charity or another. It's nice to see some of these big, bad, burly bikers show they have a softer side by giving back to the community! I think bikers unjustly get a bad reputation, when most of them are loving, caring people!
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
15 Dec 15
There are good and bad, just like everyone else. They have a saying, "When we do good, no one remembers; when we do bad, no one forgets."
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@moffittjc (29224)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Dec 15
@norcal That is a very true saying! I'll have to remember that one!
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
15 Dec 15
@moffittjc Yeah, don't forget!
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@winterose (39913)
• Canada
14 Dec 15
It sounds like loads of fun. I have been home bound now for years.
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
14 Dec 15
That must be tough. At least you have the Internet to bring the world to you.
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@Marcyaz (36193)
• United States
14 Dec 15
winterose sorry to hear you are home bound but the internet can bring you closer to see things out in the world.
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@Marcyaz (36193)
• United States
14 Dec 15
@norcal How true she can use the internet to see all different kinds of things.
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@JudyEv (88072)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Dec 15
We have these runs in Australia too and they must be great fun if you're involved in them. We are nowhere near the runs so haven't actually witnessed one - just seen them on TV.
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
14 Dec 15
They are very popular. We have been involved in this one from its beginning. We have watched it grow from a dozen bikes the first year to 2000 or more now.
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@JudyEv (88072)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Dec 15
@norcal That is a huge number of bikes. Wouldn't they make a great sound?
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
14 Dec 15
@JudyEv they do make an awesome sound.
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@Marcyaz (36193)
• United States
14 Dec 15
I loved that part of the country when I used to go up to Auburn and what a wonderful idea to help the needy. I love all those toys on the bikes.
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
15 Dec 15
The Sierra Foothills are beautiful.
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@Marcyaz (36193)
• United States
15 Dec 15
@norcal It is definitely a beautiful place to see.
@softbabe44 (5967)
• Vancouver, Washington
13 Dec 15
That is so healthy and sets a stage for others to do the same and all those families will have a merry Christmas that's really outstanding.
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
14 Dec 15
I don't really feel like christmas is coming until the toy run!
@DeborahDiane (13697)
• Laguna Woods, California
14 Dec 15
That sounds like a wonderful, worthwhile event. I'm glad you were able to participate.
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
14 Dec 15
This is one holiday activity we try not to miss.
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• Laguna Woods, California
15 Dec 15
@norcal - It is so wonderful that you do that!
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@jstory07 (56979)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Dec 15
That is a good thing to do for the families that have little.
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
16 Dec 15
Every kid should get a visit from Santa. I remember when my kids were little, sometimes they didn't get much for Christmas, but they always got something. You can't go back to school when everyone is talking about what they got for Christmas, and you didn't get anything!
@kaka135 (13418)
• Malaysia
14 Dec 15
Though I do not know what this event is, it sounds so much fun from what you wrote.
@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
15 Dec 15
It is a charity event where motorcyclists ride through town bringing toys and food for needy families.
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@kaka135 (13418)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 15
@norcal That sounds like a great event. It's so nice to see the people are helping the needy families. The families, especially the children must be very happy and grateful for receiving the toys and food.
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
16 Dec 15
@kaka135 - One thing I love about this particular toy run is that we get to see the kids who come to get the toys. At other toy runs I have been to, you just drop off a toy, and never see the kids.
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@simone10 (22294)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Dec 15
What a great way to give out the food and toys for Christmas!