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We often associate bikies with a not so nice element of people, however, this is not always the case! Some bikie clubs do some good for the community but unfortunately, we generally only hear about the bad things that happen with bikers - such is human nature!

The Geelong Harley Owners Group (HOG) run an annual Motorcycle Toyrun leaving from the Deakin Geelong Waterfront car park, Smythe Street, Geelong and heading through the CBD out through Drysdale Portarlington, Indented Heads and St Leonards and then through to Princess Park Queenscliff. At this point, there will be food as well as live music for your entertainment.

The run raises funds and collects toys, vouchers, and non-perishable food items to be distributed to organisations such as the following:

Bethany Family Services (The annual Giving Tree Appeal)
Geelong Hospital Children's Ward
Cottage by the Sea
The Sanctuary Counselling Service

This will be the 26th annual event and it is an open ride where all types of bikes and riders are welcome to join in. It is a fabulous family-friendly event.

9th December 2018, from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
Starting at Deakin University's Waterfront car park,
1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong

Participant entry fee per bike: $10.00
Additional fees may apply

There will be catering and/or dining at this event.

This ride will leave Deakin Waterfront Carpark at 10.00 am travelling down Brougham Street and out onto the Portarlington Road. It will then continue on through Drysdale, Portarlington, Indented Heads, and St Leonards. Finishing at Princess Park Queenscliff, there will then be entertainment, food, and auctions.

The sight of 1500 or so bikes, all joining in together is a spectacular sight to see and the event helps the various Geelong charities mentioned above.

All types of bikes are welcome.

More information: here.

About Toyruns
The first ever Toyrun was held by the San Fernando Valley Charter of the Hells Angels in America in 1973. At this run, there were 200 bikes escorting two truckloads of toys from Griffith Park to Los Angeles city hall. Although some residents were at first terrified by the bikies, they soon learned that they posed no threat to the public and suddenly Americans were thinking what a good idea this was!

Toyruns then started popping up everywhere! By the time Harley-Davidson created its own club, the Harley Owners Group (HOG), in 1983, the Toyrun had become an institution.

In 1978, the MRA commenced their Toyrun with a small group of riders that met in Albert Park to pass on toys to the Salvation Army in Melbourne. Since then more than 500,000 motorcyclists have taken part, as the Toyrun phenomenon spread to communities across Australia.
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Why? For an annual toyrun by bikies
When: 9th December, 2018
Where: Deakin University's Waterfront car park, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220
Cost: $10 per bike
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