My thanks to Laura and Jan with ABATE District 4 – they have confirmed for me that the District 4 Toy Run is Sunday, October 11, leaving the east parking lot of the State Capitol in Des Moines, rain or shine, at 1 p.m. They ask that you bring an educational toy – all cash donations and toys go to underprivileged children in Dallas, Polk and Warren Counties.
Also, ABATE is hosting a pre-Toy Run party THIS weekend, Saturday, October 3, beginning at 7 p.m. at Smokey’s Saloon, 4397 NW 6th Dr. in Des Moines. There will be a silent auction, live auction, Toy Run Merchandise for sale and lots of fun! All donations again go to the children.
Here’s a list of all the major Iowa motorcycle rallies I’ve been able to assemble so far. (Okay, I’ll admit my own BCN Fifth Birthday Party is probably not going to be a “major rally.” But, I do hope you’ll add it to your calendar, and anyway, it’s my website. <grin>)
Iowa Thunder Memorial Day Tribute Ride, Des Moines – May 17, 2009
Sturgis Mississippi River Motorcycle Rally (Little Sturgis, Sturgis on the River), Davenport – June 17-20, 2009.
J&P Cycles Open House, Anamosa – June 28, 2009
ABATE Iowa Freedom Rally, Algona – July 3-5, 2009.
East Village Bike Night, Des Moines – July 10, 2009, 7-11 p.m.
Iowa State HOG Rally, Sioux City – July 17-18, 2009
Bikers Against Diabetes (BAD) Ride, Des Moines – August 15, 2009.
Across the Border Raid & Bike Rally, Bedford – August 16, 2009.
Hawgstock, Winterset – August 20-23, 2009
BikerChickNews.com Fifth Birthday Party and Ride-In, Des Moines – August 23, 2009
Davis Motorcycle Rally, New Hampton – September 11-13, 2009
Ride for the Cure, Des Moines – October 2-4, 2009
ABATE Iowa District 4 Toy Run, Des Moines – October 11, 2009