37th Annual Vancouver Motorcycle Toy Run {Events}

Vancouver Motorcycle Christmas Toy Run

Vancouver Motorcycle Christmas Toy Run
2016 Vancouver Toy Run Information

Who’s thinking about Christmas in September? I know I am! Especially after receiving this wonderful flyer in my email! We look forward to the Vancouver Motorcycle Toy Run each year – especially since it runs right through our neighborhood.

The Vancouver Motorcycle Toy Run is returning for it’s 37th annual parade of motorcycles – all riding to raise donations of both money and gifts for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. This event is the largest of it’s kind with previous years having seen participation of between 3000-5000 people, and 2000-4000 motorcycles! That’s a lot of bikes, and a lot of dedicated bike clubs coming out to help the kids. We can’t wait to join them! 

Vancouver Christmas Toy Run

Want to check out the bikes? The toy run will start at Coquitlam Center at 9:30am on October 4th and travel through Port Moody down Barnet Highway, down Hastings Street in Burnaby, and finally ending in Vancouver at the PNE. It’s free to watch the toy run but they will graciously accept gifts of unwrapped (though wrapped in plastic) children’s toys to donate on your behalf to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.  The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau kindly requests more active and educational toys if possible. Please be mindful that pre-teen/teens are the hardest gift requests to fill and any donations to help with this are greatly appreciated.

So grab your toys and head down to one of the manned barricades to drop off your new-unwrapped toy or cash donation and make a difference this Christmas season! As if watching the bikes isn’t fun enough, many riders dress up and toss treats as well. Stand along the parade route and cheer them on!

If you happen to live in one of the areas with the Vancouver Motorcycle Toy Run running through your neighborhood, check with your local council for detours and closure information.

Event Details:

When: October 4, 2015, starting at 9:30am

Where: Ride starts at Coquitlam Centre, ending at the PNE fairgrounds

Price: Free to for spectators but they will accept any new, unwrapped toys to donate on your behalf to the Christmas Bureau. For bikers wishing to participate the entry fee is a new, unwrapped (wrapped in plastic) toy.

After party: Stop in to Trev Deeley Motorcycles (1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver) after the run for a firefighter manned BBQ, popcorn, instore specials and to learn more about the new 2016 bikes.

More information: http://bccom-bc.com/ or call 604-580-0111

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{Disclosure: I have no affiliation with the Vancouver Toy Run committee, we just love this event!}

Tara Jensen
Tara is a parenting influencer based on the West Coast. With her full time career in health care, she focuses on green living, healthy family choices and encouraging families to live a fabulously frugal lifestyle. She lives on coffee, cuddles and post-its, generally in that order. When she isn’t working, she can be found outdoors exploring beautiful British Columbia with her family.