Every holiday season, bikers from all over the country gather to ride their motorcycles and to donate presents to children in need. But in Colorado Springs, that didn’t happen last year. Well, now it’s toy run season once again, but will Colorado Springs riders get to make up for lost time?
The Red Tape That Stole Christmas
Since 1988, Toys for Tots and Santa’s Workshop in Fort Carson have been coming together to have a yearly toy run in Colorado Springs. They haven’t missed a year for 27 years, but last year, that tradition was broken. City officials insisted that the ride organizers get a special event permit, but they weren’t able to acquire one. Without that permit, organizers couldn’t get a police escort and so the 2015 High Country Toy Run was cancelled. It was a blow to many riders in the community.
Now 2016 has arrived, and though Colorado Springs hasn’t changed its stance, the organizers of the toy run are welcoming change. Officials from Fountain contacted the organizers of the High Country Toy Run and offered them a police escort through their city, and so the 29th Annual High Country Toy Run went down in Fountain instead of Colorado Springs.
Around 1,500 riders showed up at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Fountain, and they donated almost 4,000 toys! After collecting the toys, riders cruised through the town to Anchors Country Bar, and celebrated the spirit of giving.
With the holiday season comes good will toward you neighbors, and the motorcycling attorneys here at the Metier Law Firm hope that you will open your hearts and help out children in need. On December 4th, the Children’s Hospital of Colorado Toy Run will ride through Aurora, and we will be there. We hope you will be there too.