Toy Run Date and Time

The Nevada County Food & Toy Run happens every year on the 2nd Saturday in December.

Join us this year on December 12, 2015

The Start – Eric W. Rood Administration Center
950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City, CA 95959
9:00 – 11:45 AM  (get directions)

  • Assemble and check out all the bikes, holiday costumes and smiling faces
  • Shirts, raffle tickets and run pins are available for purchase – WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
  • Free coffee, hot cider and donuts to all riders

The Procession 
High Noon

Escorted procession leaves the Rood Center for a non-stop ride to the fairgrounds

The Finish – Nevada County Fairgrounds
1:00 – 3:00 PM

  • Meet and Greet with Santa, kids, families and friends
  • Food and toy distribution
  • Vendors and a festive atmosphere

34 Responses to Toy Run Date and Time

  1. Deneen Torres says:

    Wh an aw day! This was our first year to go and I must say it was a wonderful time. I was overcome with emotion seeing the families and volunteers there thanking us and wishing us a Merry Christmas. Everyone was so gracious. Thank you to all the volunteers for making this happen every year for the families. I know it’s not an easy task. We’ll be there next year.
    Ascencion and Deneen Torres

  2. Karl Stabler says:

    I don’t know how you do it, but 2 years in a row now the toy run has been snuggled nice and dry between storm systems.

  3. Lydia Wobbe says:

    Hi my husband and I could not make the run due to illness. I like to know if I could still order the shirts on line. Thanks.

    • Toy Run Team says:

      Sorry you weren’t able to attend and, yes, tshirts and ride pins are still available. We will contact you directly. Many thanks from the Toy Run Team!

  4. Mike J says:

    This is the best run of the year. We can barely wait for it. Great cause for the kids. Funny to watch grown big bikers cry as they walk through the building leaving toys, food & money for the families & kids.

  5. The Hawley Familia and Family and Golden Retriever Enterprises says:

    Can People Donate Money or Cash ??

  6. Juan Browne says:

    GREAT event, see ya there!…here’s a short video from last year…Enjoy! JB

  7. Russ Miskanis says:

    Yup yup. Great run. Great cause. Cya there

  8. Dennis Ward says:

    I love watching the toy run. It is so heartwarming to see the hundreds of good folks from all over with so much Love and Christmas spirit! You are the best, God Bless you all and be safe! And Thank you Thom for all you do to make this happen every year! You are the true spirit of Santa Claus my friend!

    Love you,

  9. CORI ACOSTA says:

    This is such a tremendous effort for such a great cause to help those in need. I have wanted to go for many years, but years of having to work weekends prevented me. I went for the first time last year! What an AMAZING ride!! I was so moved by the over whelming gratitude of the town’s citizens and loved the excitement of 1,000′s watching the parade of bikes pass by. I’m a luck girl to be able to go again this year! CAN’T WAIT!!!!

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  11. Julie says:

    Please, please, please, please post a map of which streets you will be using!!! Every year we request this of you, the police, etc. I don’t want to pay $2 to the Union to get the map. I don’t even know if the Union has a map online.

    Also, please ask the police to put up signs a day or two before on the roadways letting us know what the closures will be.
    Glad that you are collecting toys for the kids, but some of us need to get our kids to their dance performances in Grass Valley on time!

  12. Nater & Jennifer Browne says:

    Always wanted to be a part of this! As a kid I got so excited hearing and watching the bikes come through,,, can’t wait to ride in it!

    Merry Christmas!

  13. dave everton says:

    When i was a kid i was poor and i got toys from the run, it made Christmas better for me. When i got my first bike i started donating and i have been there 6 years in a row now, yes even the year with crazy rain. Im looking forward to it this year.

  14. Jordan says:

    Should the gifts brought be wrapped or unwrapped?

  15. Steve says:

    The best run we have ever been on. Our group of 25 bikes (with ladies on back) join every year. What a joy to see all the children line the streets. Warms our hearts

  16. Manny o says:

    Went last year can’t wait to go this year one of the best runs ever have 5 more friends comin

  17. Manny Ordonez says:

    Last years was so awesome can’t wait to be apart of it again.the looks on the kids faces are priceless

  18. Phil says:

    My son bought 2 stuffed bears for donation to the toy run. When and where can we get them to you for distribution?

    • Toy Run says:

      Food and Toy Run donations can be dropped off at the Northern Mines building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The building is located near back entrance (Gate 4) on Friday, Dec. 7th, between 4-6:30p.m. (Look for a bunch of cars parked around the building, as we will be there setting up for Saturday’s event). Or you can drop off on Saturday morning around 11:00a.m. just before the Toy Run starts.
      Thank you so much for your care and donation!
      The Toy Run Team

  19. The Coffee Run says:

    We are looking forward to being there again this year. What a great group of people we met!

  20. Sweeney's Weenies says:

    Looking forward to another great year of warm,giving souls and hot wieners with great friends!! Peeeerrfect way to kick off our Christmas season every year . See y’all there :)

    • Virginia Jennings says:

      Looking for info on the ride, and where to get the t-shirts and pins. we will be there, for the ride. But would like to purchase the pins and t-shirts now if possable. ( Nevada County Food and Toy Run) Thanks ; Billy and Virginia

      • Toy Run says:

        Hi Virginia,
        You can order T-shirts and pins here on the website — just click the orange DONATE button and let us know the number of shirts and pins you’d like to purchase. Be sure to include sizes too and we will send them to you. T-shirts are $25 each, pins are $5, and $10 for shipping the whole order. If you live in the area you can pick up your order, just let us know when placing your order.

        Basically the ride starts at the Rood Center in Nevada City and ends at the Fairgrounds 5 miles away. Here is the link to route map.
        Glad to hear that you’ll be joining us this year!
        The ToyRun Gang

        • Shawn Blanks says:

          I will be riding this weekend and want to be assured of getting a pin because I know they go fast. How do I order Toy Run pins on line? I clicked on the orange donate button on the website and it took me to a Paypal page to donate money. Nothing was there about t shirts or pins.

          • Thom says:

            Thanks for the comment, Shawn. When you click the “Donate” button, there’s a place to make a comment so just let us know how many pins and t-shirts/sizes you’d like to order. Pins are $5 and t-shirts are $25, plus $7 for shipping. We’ll need your address in the comment section and will confirm everything before sending it out. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!

  21. pam devault says:

    The Auburn moose riders will be coming – should be a great day.

  22. Wanted to attend your event for years, but work has always got in the way. I’m really hoping to make it out this year. I currently hold the motorcycle world land speed record (world’s fastest motorcycle) at 376 mph with a top speed of 394. Don’t know if having a local semi-celeb in the motorcycle community would be a benefit. Love what you guys are doing. Me and my wife (Tricia) are planning to attend for the first time this year. Excited to see the kids faces and meet with fellow motorcyclists.
    Rocky Robinson

    • Toy Run says:

      Hey Rocky,
      The Toy Run would be honored to have you join us this year for a putt through town for the kids …
      Thank you!
      Thom Staser
      NC Food & Toy Run

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