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Nevada County Food & Toy Run 2015

Darn near a quarter century, the 24th Annual Nevada County Food and Toy Run takes to the streets, rain or shine, on Saturday, Dec.12th, 2015. Bikes and riders assemble at the Eric Rood Center, Nevada County’s Government Center (directions here), beginning at 9:30 a.m. for free coffee and donuts. If you haven’t pre-ordered your Anniversary Toy Run shirts, you’ll be able to buy your shirt here, along with the coveted collectible ride pins!

The procession begins promptly at Noon, escorted front and rear by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Deputy’s. CHP will block off all county roads while Nevada City and Grass Valley police departments will block off all streets converging on the route through both towns, aided by the Sheriff’s Volunteers and Search and Rescue. The Ride takes approximately 25 to 30 minutes to complete, ending at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Streets are lined with spectators estimated by the Sheriff’s Department to number as many as 11,000 to13,000 people.

Be Safe!

The Toy Run is a safe, family motorcycle run and is supported by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, Nevada City and Grass Valley City Councils, and all four branches of law enforcement. We ask that all riders and passengers wear helmets, refrain from throwing candy and obey the posted speed laws through the towns.

If all these rules are followed, we can continue to offer the best Toy Run in Nevada County free of charge to all riders! This insures that the bulk of all money raised goes to buying food and ensuring that the Toy Run has enough resources to make it though the year.

Toys for the Kids

Please bring an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item. Please bring UNWRAPPED gifts as they are sorted by the volunteers at the Fairgrounds according to age categories.  Remember, we need toys for 12-16 year old kids too!

We are the first Toy Run to bring the families and children out to the event so riders could see exactly to whom their money and toys went to.  You can actually watch your gift be chosen! We also need sponsors – contact us for details. The families who benefit are from the Nevada County Head Start Program, Big Brothers – Big Sisters, and low income families from Nevada County.

Since it never rains on the Toy Run, it is always on! We hope to see all of you there and having a great time.

23rd Annual Nevada County Food & Toy Run

The 23rd Annual Nevada County Food and Toy Run takes to the streets, rain or shine, on Saturday, Dec.13th, 2014. Bikes and riders assemble at the Eric Rood Center, Nevada County’s Government Center (directions here), beginning at 9:30 a.m. for free coffee and donuts. If you haven’t pre-ordered your Anniversary Toy Run shirts, you’ll be able to buy your shirt here, along with the coveted collectible ride pins!

The procession begins promptly at Noon, escorted front and rear by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Deputy’s. CHP will block off all county roads while Nevada City and Grass Valley police departments will block off all streets converging on the route through both towns, aided by the Sheriff’s Volunteers and Search and Rescue. The Ride takes approximately 25 to 30 minutes to complete, ending at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Streets are lined with spectators estimated by the Sheriff’s Department to number as many as 11,000 to13,000 people.

Be Safe!

The Toy Run is a safe, family motorcycle run and is supported by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, Nevada City and Grass Valley City Councils, and all four branches of law enforcement. We ask that all riders and passengers wear helmets, refrain from throwing candy and obey the posted speed laws through the towns.

If all these rules are followed, we can continue to offer the best Toy Run in Nevada County free of charge to all riders! This insures that the bulk of all money raised goes to buying food and ensuring that the Toy Run has enough resources to make it though the year.

Toys for the Kids

Please bring an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item. Please bring UNWRAPPED gifts as they are sorted by the volunteers at the Fairgrounds according to age categories.  Remember, we need toys for 12-16 year old kids too!

We are the first Toy Run to bring the families and children out to the event so riders could see exactly to whom their money and toys went to.  You can actually watch your gift be chosen! We also need sponsors – contact us for details. The families who benefit are from the Nevada County Head Start Program, Big Brothers – Big Sisters, and low income families from Nevada County.

Since it never rains on the Toy Run, it is always on! We hope to see all of you there and having a great time.

Summer Tease and Pick-Up Party

Okay, its a typo. What we mean is that we gotcha covered with a first edition Nevada County Food & Toy Run Summer Tank Shirt to hold you over until our annual run on December 13, 2014. We want you well-dressed all year, plus we’re making party out of this Tank event!

For the first time, the Toy Run will be offering sleeveless tank shirts in two colors; a pigment-dyed dark blue and a faded barn red for $25 each.  Sizes S – XXXL.   LIMITED QUANTITIES and PRE-ORDER ONLY.

Why are we having a summer tank sale?

Because you’ve been bugging us for summer tanks for too long!! Plus, each year the Nevada County Food & Toy Run feeds hundreds of local families and provides toys for kids who may otherwise receive none. Tanks and T-shirts are just one way we raise money to accomplish this huge task every December. And remember, your donation is tax deductable!

Here’s how to get yours:
  1. PayPal Donation – hit the orange donate button on the side bar of our website. Tank shirts are $25 each. Give us your contact info, shirt color and size – that’s the important part. (Add $7 if you can not make the Pick-Up Party so we can mail your shirts.)
  2. Snail Mail Donation – make checks out to: Nevada County Food and Toy Run, P.O. Box 549, Nevada City, CA. 95959
THEN JOIN US FOR A PICK-UP PARTY! Get $1 off your first beer with your tank Shirt!
12PM – 4PM, SATURDAY JUNE 28, 2014 @
OLD REPUBLIC BREWERY
124 Argall Way
Nevada City, CA 95959
Can’t Make the Pick-Up Party?

We can mail shirts for an extra $7 for two.  We will need a name, mailing address, phone number or e-mail address and shirt size.

Tanks Bikers!

22nd Annual Food & Toy Motorcycle Run 2013

The 22st Annual Nevada County Food and Toy Run takes to the streets, rain or shine, on Saturday, Dec.14th, 2013. Bikes and riders assemble at the Eric Rood Center, Nevada County’s Government Center (directions here), beginning at 9:30 a.m. for free coffee and donuts. If you haven’t pre-ordered your Anniversary Toy Run shirts, you’ll be able to buy your shirt here, along with the coveted collectible ride pins!

The procession begins promptly at Noon, escorted front and rear by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Deputy’s. CHP will block off all county roads while Nevada City and Grass Valley police departments will block off all streets converging on the route through both towns, aided by the Sheriff’s Volunteers and Search and Rescue. The Ride takes approximately 25 to 30 minutes to complete, ending at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Streets are lined with spectators estimated by the Sheriff’s Department to number as many as 11,000 to13,000 people.

The Toy Run is a safe, family motorcycle run and is supported by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, Nevada City and Grass Valley City Councils, and all four branches of law enforcement. We ask that all riders and passengers wear helmets, refrain from throwing candy and obey the posted speed laws through the towns.

If all these rules are followed, we can continue to offer the best Toy Run in Nevada County free of charge to all riders! This insures that the bulk of all money raised goes to buying food and ensuring that the Toy Run has enough resources to make it though the year.

Please bring an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item. Please do not wrap your gift as they are sorted by the volunteers at the Fairgrounds according to age categories.  Remember, we need toys for 12-16 year old kids too.

We are the first Toy Run to bring the families and children out to the event so riders could see exactly to whom their money and toys went to.  You can actually watch your gift be chosen! The families who benefit are from the Nevada County Head Start Program, Big Brothers – Big Sisters, and low income families from Nevada County.

Since it never rains on the Toy Run, it is always on! We hope to see all of you there and having a great time.

CALSTAR Life Flight Program

CALSTAR brochure and informationCALSTAR is an emergency service, activated under county protocols, by an emergency 911 response service.
The cost of a Life Flight is around $27,000.00 and with CALSTAR enrollment that cost would be completely covered.
The cost? $35 bucks.
Download the CALSTAR form here to obtain complete coverage in the event of an emergency Life Flight.
The Toy Run is posting this offer as a way of saying “Thank you” to CALSTAR for their past support. The Toy Run doesn’t receive any benefit from this offer.

21st Annivsary Food & Toy Run Details

The 21st Annual Nevada County Food and Toy Run will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2012. Bikes and riders will assemble at the Eric Rood Center, Nevada County’s Government Center (directions here), beginning at 9:30 a.m. for those wanting free coffee and donuts. Those early riders will have the best chance at buying anniversary Toy Run shirts, collectable ride pins, and this years’ coveted commemorative pint glasses. How to get your collectable Toy Run memorabilia before the Toy Run.

The procession begins promptly at Noon, escorted front and rear by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Deputy’s. CHP will block off all county roads while Nevada City and Grass Valley police departments will block off all streets converging on the route through both towns, aided by the Sheriff’s Volunteers and Search and Rescue. The Ride takes approximately 25 to 30 minutes to complete, ending at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Streets are lined with spectators estimated by the Sheriff’s Department to number as many as 11,000 to13,000 people.

As this is a Toy Run and we are supported by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, Nevada City and Grass Valley City Councils, and all four branches of law enforcement, we ask that all riders and passengers wear helmets, refrain from throwing candy and obey the posted speed laws through the towns.

If all these rules are followed, we can continue to offer the best Toy Run in Nevada County free of charge to all riders! This insures that the bulk of all money raised goes to buying food and ensuring that the Toy Run has enough resources to make it though the year.

Please bring an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item. Please do not wrap your gift as they are sorted by the volunteers at the Fairgrounds according to age categories.  Remember, we need toys for 12-16 year old kids too.

We are the first Toy Run to bring the families and children out to the event so riders could see exactly to whom their money and toys went to.  You can actually watch your gift be chosen! The families who benefit are from the Nevada County Head Start Program, Big Brothers – Big Sisters, and low income families from Nevada County.

Since it never rains on the Toy Run, it is always on! We hope to see all of you there and having a great time.

Merry Christmas and Happy Yule ~
Thom Staser, Founder

Limited Edition Anniversary Pint Glasses

Celebrating 21 Years with a Pint

21st Anniversary Pint Glass

A toast to 21 years!

The Food & Toy Run has ‘come of age’ as it were… and, in true biker celebratory fashion, now able to raise a glass and toast to the cause!

Order online by clicking the orange Donate button on the right side of nearly every page on our website, tell us how many you want for your collection and we’ll hold them for you to pick up. (Sorry, we are not able to ship ‘cuz we’re busy getting ready for the big event.)

Get your sexy pint glass before they sell out! Remember, you can also order T-shirts for only $25 — S to 3XL to go along with your pint glass.

Celebrating 21 Years with Cool Duds, Pins and A Pint

It was twenty one years ago that the first benefit Food and Toy Run brought out a few dedicated motorcyclists who wanted to give back to our small community (read the story here). This year marks a milestone anniversary so in addition to an annual t-shirt design and ride pin, in true biker celebratory fashion, you can now raise a glass and toast to the cause with a limited edition pint glass!

Where to get the goods

Your purchase helps fund a complete Christmas meal for 300 families in need. Every purchase supports all that the Toy Run does for our community and keeps the Toy Run free to riders. You may purchase collectable gear on the morning of the event or you can order through the website (Website Minimum Order is $15) . Here’s how:

T-Shirts $25 & Ride pins $5

model wearing 2012 Toy Run tshirt21st annual Toy Run ride pinEach year the Food & Toy Run dreams up a new t-shirt design and this year the pressure was on. Looking to grab the most coveted t-shirt and make your friends green with envy? Don’t forget to stamp your leathers with a seal of good deeds ‘n duds by wearing a Toy Run ride pin. They are designed to match the t-shirts and are an easy way to boost your support!

    • Click the ‘DONATE’ button (top right)
    • Tell us how many pins and shirts you want
    • Let us know the shirts sizes you need (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
    • Add up the amount of your order, including shipping (shipping for 2 shirts add $5, 3 or more shirts, add $10)
    • Provide your mailing address

Limited edition Pint Glass

21st Anniversary Pint Glass

We're 21 years and celebrating with a pint!

The Food & Toy Run has ‘come of age’ as it were… and, in true biker celebratory fashion, now able to raise a glass and toast to the cause! Order online by clicking the Donate button, top right, on nearly every page of our website, tell us how many you want for your collection and we’ll hold them for you to pick up (sorry, no shipping available).

The Toy Run offers sponsor opportunities. Learn how you can sponsor the run with some VERY nice benefits!

Runner Up in Best of Nevada County

The Union today published their yearly announcement of “Nevada County’s Best of 2011”. Coming in as ‘Runner Up’ in the category of “Best Charitable Event of the Year” was, wait… Nevada County Food and Toy Run!

Yes, I thought the fix might have been in, but was assured by Union Publisher, Jeff Ackerman, that all was legit! We don’t know who to thank, except you, who have supported us and have ridden in the Run. Today, runner up… tomorrow, the World!
Thanks again to everyone who voted for us ~
Thom, NC Food & Toy Run Founder

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