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Hundreds of motorcyclists will ride Saturday in the Original Yuba-Sutter Toy Run

December 1, 2017 GMT

Christmas toy-toting motorcycles will rumble through three counties on Saturday for a good cause.

The Original Yuba-Sutter Toy Run – a local tradition for more than 30 years – starts in Colusa with stops in Yuba City, Marysville and Olivehurst, an organizer said.

“We get about 400 motorcycles, and they come from all over,” said Sally Broce. “It’s a way to give to the kids in the area for Christmas.”

She said they do it the first weekend of December each year and typically handle about $25,000 worth of toys.

“We work with the Salvation Army, Harmony Health, Browns Valley schools and get Christmas packets for the American Legion families,” Broce said. “It all goes to back to kids.”

She said the ride is open to everyone; people without motorcycles can follow the formation of bikes in their cars.

“We meet at Colusa Casino at 10 a.m., then go to Sam’s Club in Yuba City, and we’ll leave there at 11 a.m.,” Broce said. “We’ll ride through Yuba City to Marysville and then to Ellis Lake before going to the American Legion Post 807 on Feather River Boulevard.”

She encourages people to donate an unwrapped gift and a can of food as part of the ride in order to have a meal at the American Legion.

Broce, 80, of Sutter County, has a 1997 Harley-Davidson Dyna and is not riding because she’s nursing an injury, but said she looks forward to getting back on the bike soon.

“I was 59 when I first got on a motorcycle,” she said. “I know how to drive every piece of farm equipment, but the motorcycle was a new thing for me. I went on my first ride and I broke my leg. I’ve got 117,000 miles on my bike.”