Nov 16, 2022

100s of motorcyclists expected for 36th annual Salina Toy Run

Posted Nov 16, 2022 5:36 PM
Image courtesy Salina Toy Run
Image courtesy Salina Toy Run

Salina Post

Hundreds of motorcyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts will be bringing Christmas cheer to those who need it most this weekend.

The riders for the Salina Toy Run will begin to line up at noon Sunday in the southeast parking lot of the Central Mall, 2259 S. Ninth Street. The riders will depart at 2 p.m. and will move north on Ninth Street to W. Elm Street. From there, they will go east to N. Santa Fe Avenue, then south to E. Crawford Street. Riders then will go east to S. Ohio Street and south to E. Magnolia Road before turning west to the final destination of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 743 E. Magnolia Road.

The  Salina Toy Run is celebrating 36 consecutive years of collecting toys for Ashby House and DVACK (Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas). The event was originally organized by the Golden Eagle Bike Club of Salina. Nearly 20 years ago, after the bike club was disbanded, Jim Trepoy and other volunteers decided to keep the tradition alive. 

"Depending on mother nature, we usually have a couple hundred riders participate," Trepoy said. "We've had as many as 500 in the past." 


Image courtesy Salina Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club
Image courtesy Salina Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club

Following the Toy Run, there will be a chili feed at Schmidt Motos located at 328 N. 12th Street in Salina.