Sun Riders MC Toy Parade
Tucson's Sun Riders Motorcycle Club hosts a toy parade every year. I had been meaning to make the ride for the last couple of years and something always came up to prevent it. This year however nothing prevented me from making the run with my motorcycle ride group the Tucson Freewheelers. So Sunday morning we got up early, met at IHOP for breakfast and then rode across town to the start-up location. Starting location this year was Udall park. The Sun Riders did a great job with getting riders signed up and in position. They ran a drive up sign up area which worked well to get bikers payed and paper worked up and into the start area quickly. The only problem I had was getting my wallet out while still sitting on my bike.
I have to admit I have never seen so many bikes in one location. There had to have been at a minimum over 1000 bikes with a large number of riders carrying passengers. Many folks decorated their bikes and wore costumes.
The parade started promptly at noon with a police escort and police officers closing down the intersections we had to pass through to get to Beaudry RV. The line of bikes was amazing to see and even more amazing to be a part of.
The only tarnish on the ride was several cagers (people in cars/trucks) who got tired of waiting and proceeded to get into the parade route. Many thanks to local law enforcement who had no patients for the bad behavior of the cagers. All in all it was a great day for a ride, wonderful weather and fantastic camaraderie with fellow riders for a fantastic cause.
If your interested in making the ride next year I encourage you to visit the Sun Riders website www.tucsonsunridersmc.com/
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