Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade


Every year, thousands of motorcycles drive down Western Avenue in Chicago from the Dan Ryan Woods to drop off toys for needy children. This year, the toys for tots riders had to endure a temperature of 18 degree during the 20 mile drive.

The Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade is billed as the "World's Greatest motorcycle parade". It's a great site to see--thousands of motorcycles (over 20,000 in 1998), many decorated for Christmas, and riders carrying a gift for a girl or boy. The Chicago Police stop all east and westbound traffic to allow the motorcycles free passage.

We got there a bit late today, so I was unable to get over to the other side of the street, but we still enjoyed the spirit of the parade.


Eddie said...

These are some really "cool" photographs -of a really cool
thing to do.
I salute "Toys fpr tots".


Anonymous said...

dad i like this picure chris.