Dallas bikers have a full schedule of events to look forward to in December. The holidays bring a slew of charity events that give you a great chance to donate to those in need and brighten up Christmas for someone else. If you’re itching to hit the road, you’ll find plenty of options to do just that.
Mesquite Santa Cop Toy Parade
Bring a new, unwrapped toy or donation of $10 to participate in the Santa Cop Toy Parade. The event takes place December 5. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the First Baptist Athletic Complex, and the parade starts at 11. This is a police-escorted run through Mesquite that lasts about 45 minutes. At the conclusion, participants will enjoy coffee and donuts, door prizes, and a live auction. Pins are given to the first 300.
TriCounty Toy Run of Central Texas
The 23rd Annual TriCounty Toy Run of Central Texas is scheduled for December 6. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at American Legion Post 133. Participants are asked to make a donation or bring a new toy. A free breakfast will start at 9:30. The escorted ride begins at 1 p.m. and heads to Odletree Gap Park. There will be a free chili supper at the destination.
Butch Adkison Memorial Toy Run
Just an hour’s drive from Dallas, the Butch Adkinson Memorial Toy Run on December 12 is a 40-mile ride ending in Canton. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and the ride begins at noon. Participants must bring a new unwrapped toy or $10 ride fee. At the conclusion of the ride, bikers will find live entertainment, free food, and door prizes at the food court of the Old Mill Marketplace.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Teddy Bear & Toy Run
The second annual Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Teddy Bear and Toy Run will take place December 12. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Dallas Harley Davidson. The ride fee is $10 plus a new unwrapped toy or teddy bear. All proceeds go to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. At 11:15 a.m., riders will head to Rick Fairless’ Strokers Dallas.
Stand with Greg
Join the Stand with Greg ride on December 13 to show support for Governor Greg Abbott and his Stand Against Un-Vetted Syrian Refugees initiative. Bikers will gather at the Six Flags Mall in Arlington at 9 a.m. and ride out at 9:30. The ride ends at the state capital building in Austin. There’s no fee to participate.
Arlington Harley Swap Meet
Head to the Arlington Convention Center on December 27 and pick up some after-Christmas goodies at the Harley Swap Meet. You’ll find a vast collection of parts for Panhead, Knucklenead, Shovelhead, Ironhead, and Twin Cam motorcycles. Arlington Cycle Works, who sponsors the events, specializes in Harley Davidson parts from 1936 through 1984. The swap meet also features live music for added entertainment. Admission is $8. Children 12 and under are free.
Select your favorite events and mark your calendar so you don’t miss any of these exciting rides and other happenings in the Dallas area.