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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.

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.

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.

Get a Leg Up!

This year the The Toy Run offers a new way to help bring Christmas to Nevada County families in need. While the Top Dog sponsorship level has been a popular donation level with local businesses, we realized that individuals and small businesses were being left out! Now there’s the Big Dog level ~ just for you.

But it get’s even better ~ Now you can donate, become a Big Dog or Top Dog sponsor, or buy individual shirts and ride pins from our website with just a click!  Look for the orange ‘Donate’ button and your donations will be securely sent to us through PayPal.  Remember to provide your shirt sizes when donating and your phone number or email address if we need to contact you about your donation!  (If you’d rather donate off-line, send us an email and let us know.)

Big Dog Sponsors

A donation of $125.00 gets you:

  • 4 long-sleeved Toy Run shirts for your posse
  • 2 commemorative ride pins
  • Tons of kudos and special mentions on the Food & Toy Run Facebook Page
Top Dog Sponsors

A donation of $250.00 gets you:

  • Your business listed in the HUGE, full page “Thank you” ad in the Christmas Day issue of the Union newspaper
  • Upfront and featured on our website Contributor roster for 2012, including a link to your business website
  • V.I.P. passes that put you at the front of the pack, or with Santa (he rides in the middle, so more people can see him)
  • 2  long-sleeved, collectable Toy Run shirts
  • 2 Toy Run commemorative ride pins
The Nevada County Food & Toy Run is a 501(3)c non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. We will gladly provide sponsors with our tax ID number.

Where’d the time go?!

Everyone is getting excited – we’re almost legal with 20 years of bringing Christmas to Nevada County families in need.  There will be special announcements in the coming months to kick off the Food & Toy Run’s 20th anniversary milestone occasion, but you’ll have to check back here on the new website and on Facebook to get the latest!