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2017 Olympia Toy Run – 40th Annual

Photos from the 40th Olympia Toy Run held in Olympia, Washington on December 2nd, 2018

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Quick Throttle Magazine Northwest Edition – January 2018

  IN THIS EDITION: Quick Throttle Magazine presents the history of motorcycle advertising. Plus a road test of the 2018 Harley-Davidson Breakout, coverage of the 40th annual Olympia Toy Run and much more. ON THE COVER: The 40th Annual Olympia Toy Run photo by Robin Hudson.

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Bikers Braved The Cold For The 36th Annual Olympia Toy Run

Olympia Toy Run

No doubt about it, the 36th Annual Olympia Toy Run was one of the coldest Toy Run’s ever. The morning of the Olympia Toy Run it was a bone chilling 16 degrees with a wind chill factor of well below zero when riding. Local temps had been below freezing for a full week prior to the event. The local news ...

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35th Annual Olympia Toy Run

Thousands of Riders Attend The 35th Annual The Olympia Toy Run Written by Diana Olmstead Photographed by Robin Hudson & Diana Olmstead   View the 35th Annual Olympia Toy Run photo gallery!   An estimated 9,000 motorcyclist awoke on the morning of Saturday Dec 1st to take part in the 35th Annual Olympia Toy Run. The skies were grey and the ...

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Get Ready for The 35th Annual Olympia Toy Run

Get Ready for the 35th Annual Olympia Toy Run! Saturday, Dec 1st, 2012 Written by Diana Olmstead It’s time to mark your calendars, decorate your scoots and choose what toys to bring to the 35th Annual Olympia Toy Run! I’m proud to say that 100% of the toy and cash donations collected will go directly to The Salvation Army “Toy ...

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18,000 Strong Attend The 34th Annual Olympia Toy Run

Written & Photographed by Diana Olmstead The first Saturday in December has become a family tradition for thousands of local motorcycle riders! Why? Because it’s the Olympia Toy Run which benefits The Salvation Army “Toy n’ Joy” Shop! This extraordinary charity ride began in 1977, with 27 men who loved riding motorcycles. These men saw that there were children in ...

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2008 – A Special Thank You from Santa Joe Sullivan

thrilled when Quick Throttle Magazine offered me the opportunity to write about this year’s Toy Run and express my gratitude. On December 6 10,000+ motorcyclists attended the 31st annual event. Cash donations have exceeded $12,000 along with truckload after truckload of toys that will benefit the Salvation Army’s Toy n Joy program. This event would not have been as successful ...

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2009 Olympia Toy Run

Written & Photographed by Diana Olmstead Like 10,000 fellow riders, I awoke to a glorious but chilly December morning ready to ride and eager to support the Olympia Toy Run‘s 31st year! My husband and I had spent the night before decking out our bikes with all things Christmas: our apes were wrapped with garland and bright red bows and ...

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Olympia Toy Run is 31!

Have you heard the news? The Olympia Toy Run is about to celebrate it’s 31st Year! When? Saturday, December 6, 2008! Story & Pictures by Diana Olmstead So get ready to join the rumble of thousands of generous riders with festively decked out motorcycles filled to the brim with gifts for children in need! This is, no doubt, the biggest ...

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Biker Benevolence

Written by Diana Olmstead Some of the readers might be wondering what is biker benevolence, what does it mean…? According to the dictionary there is no actual definition of what a biker is. This is not much of a surprise to me because I have learned that bikers come in all shapes, sizes, sexes and backgrounds. The dictionary does have ...

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