30th Toy Run Roars Through Salina

Hundreds of motorcycles roared across Salina Sunday afternoon. For the 30th  year in a row area bikers collected and delivered toys for Salina children.

Overs the years riders have had to endure some wild weather at the event. Everything from rain, to snow and bitter cold. The last couple of years haven’t been bad, though. Much like the 2015 ride it was a little windy and chilly. But the sun was shining and the temperature was holding steady in the lower 50s.

Leading the way were a couple of Salina Police Officers, appropriately on Harley Davidson motorcycles, and that jolly old elf on the back of a four-wheeled ATV.

A long line of riders followed,  parading out of the Central Mall Salina parking lot carrying their toys. A trailer full of Harley Davidson children’s riding toys was part of the group.

Though all of the motorcycle riders and their passengers were dressed for the weather, many were also colorfully dressed for the season.

The procession’s first stop was at the Redeemer Lutheran Church on Magnolia to drop off toys. They then headed to Harley Davidson Salina for a chili feed.

As the long line of riders snaked through Salina, citizens lined up along some of the route to wave and offer support.

All of the toys collected as a part of the Toy Run event will be donated to the Ashby House and to the Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas.

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