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37th Annual Bakersfield Toy Run looks to collect toys for the kids of Kern County in need

Posted at 11:00 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 02:00:20-05

It will begin to look a lot like Christmas at Harley-Davidson soon with their 37th Annual Bakersfield Toy Run and canned food drive happening next month.

The event will take place on December 11th through 13th at the Bakersfield Harley-Davidson from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

You can bring an unwrapped toy and two cans of food or a $20 cash donation. In return, you'll be entered into a raffle drawing for a $500 Harley-Davidson gift card.

"At Christmastime, people have to choose either pay my PG&E bill, or buy Christmas presents. Well, fortunately, the Salvation Army, that's what they do. They step up, and this biker community of Bakersfield, they step way up."

Bakersfield Harley-Davidson will set up pop-ups on the south side of the building and two lanes of traffic for riders.

At last year's Bakersfield Toy Run, as many as 2,000 motorcycle riders showed up to donate toys to the kids of Kern County in need.