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Motorcyclists donate toys for tots

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Posted at 6:49 PM, Dec 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-09 18:49:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Nearly 800 motorcyclists gathered together Sunday for a good cause in Tallahassee.

It's all part of the Toys for Tots Ride.

Every single biker was encouraged to bring at least one unwrapped toy so children in need in the Tallahassee area are able to have a better Christmas.

The motorcyclists started off at the Capital City Harley Davidson and went on a twenty mile ride ending at Miller's Ale House.

With the donation of a toy or a nonperishable food item, bikers received a free lunch and entertainment.

And event organizer Tonia Wood says they filled two seven-ton cargo trucks packed with toys.

“You hear the sirens come and there's bikes coming and there's big burly guys with mustaches and leather chaps on that you might not want to see in a dark alley but they've got little princess dolls and giant teddy bears strapped to the back of their bikes and the bikes all dressed up in Christmas attire. It's really, really fun,” said Wood.

Bikers also entered contests for most unusual, best themed and best decorated bikes and costumes.

And if you missed Sunday's fun, Wood said it's annual event will be running again next year and hoping for an even better turnout.