Four motorcyclists wondered what could be done to help families in need during the upcoming holiday season. They came up with an interesting idea and within a few weeks created an event.
The first event was the birth of the Nevada County Food & Toy Run and drew 90 bikers. A responsive cord was struck with the Sierra Foothill communities of Nevada City and Grass Valley and today, the Food & Toy Run feeds hundreds of local families in need during the Christmas holiday.
Every second Saturday in December – rain, snow or shine – hundreds of spectators line the route to watch motorcyclists (a record was set in 2009 with over 1,800!) rumble through the towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley on their way to the Nevada County Fairgrounds. There, hundreds of children and their families await in anticipation.
Every family in need receives a turkey or ham and donated foods to take home for the Holidays. Each child receives at least 3 toys and everyone celebrates with food vendors, raffle prizes and maybe a visit with Santa.
Each year the Nevada County Food & Toy Run feeds hundreds of local families and provides toys for kids who may otherwise receive none.
The Nevada County Food & Toy Run benefits many families and children directly during our annual bike run in December.