Am 10.09.2011 fand die MMTA Toy Run Tour statt - einer der Haltepunkte war in Mahone Bay
auf dem Parkplatz gegenüber der "Three Churches".
Folgend einige Bilder von den rund 200 Bikes, die an dieser Tour teilnahmen.
MMTA Toy Run. Leaves three churches parking lot in Mahone Bay at 1pm.
Police escorted ride through Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Riverport and
Bridgewater ending at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Bridgewater.
All monetary donations, toys, and school supplies are greatly appreciated.
All bikes welcome, rain or shine.
Three Churches Parking Lot
Mahone Bay, NS
Riding for the kids
Santa expected to lead motorcycle toy run
by Lisa Brown
COUNTY - Santa Claus will arrive in Lunenburg County a little early this Saturday and he'll be riding on two wheels.
The man in the red suit is expected to lead the 25th annual toy run organized by a local bike club, the Maritime Motorcycle Touring Association (MMTA).
The event raises donations for children in need which are then turned over to the Salvation Army. It's the kickoff for the army's annual Christmas campaign, as well as a much-needed boost in the busy month of September.
"We used to do mostly toys, but now we do school supplies, hygiene products and money," says MMTA president Reid Crouse. "Now that it's back to school, they need school supplies."
Many riders bring cash donations, but it's also a day to see lots of stuffed toys riding on motorcycles. All the Salvation Army asks is that toys and supplies be new and unwrapped.
Bikers will gather in the parking lot across from St. John's Anglican Church in Mahone Bay. The tour will leave there at 1 p.m. and travel through Maders Cove into Lunenburg, turning right at the monument to head to Riverport and on through Dayspring.
The bikes will go along Bridgewater's LaHave Street and cross Veterans' Memorial Bridge, then travel up Victoria Road and across High Street before the route ends at the Bridgewater Plaza.
Riders will turn over their donations and enjoy refreshments outside the Salvation Army Thrift Store.
"They enjoy seeing the bikers as much as we enjoy doing it," Mr. Crouse says.
This year is a milestone for the event. The South Shore Toy Run was founded in 1987 by local motorcycle enthusiast Basil Robar. It's been held every year since, sometimes attracting more than 200 bikes.
For bikers, it's a chance both to gather together and to give back to the community. Riders come from across the province to participate.