Santa’s elves donned leather Dec. 6 as hundreds of motorcycle riders took part in the annual Toys For Tots ride sponsored by Ray Price Harley-Davidson and the Raleigh HOG.
The dealership collected donated toys and bicycles for a month to share with underserved youth in the community. On Dec. 5, riders rumbled to Lone Star Steakhouse in Knightdale to deliver toys to the Marines. Raleigh HOG donated 50 bicycles and $3,000 in cash and toys to the Marines Toys For Tots campaign.
The public also came out to the event at Lone Star Steakhouse for the Toys For Tots Classic Car & Bike Show that afternoon.
“Bikers from across the Triangle hit the streets with us to deliver Toys For Tots,” said Kris Weiss of Ray Price Harley-Davidson. “We’re so pleased to partner with Raleigh HOG and the Marines to make this a special Christmas for families in need. This is always a favorite charity event of the year since it helps put smiles on kids’ faces.”
Over the years, truckloads of toys along with more than 170 bicycles have been delivered to area children thanks to Raleigh HOG. Employees of Walmart Triangle Town Center, including Raleigh HOG member Billy Marshall, worked with store manager Bobby Parnell to donate their returned and damaged bicycles. Raleigh HOG members picked up the bikes, repaired them, and stored them at Ray Price to be distributed to the community this year.
For more than 30 years, Ray Price Harley-Davidson has served as the center of motorcycle culture in Raleigh, N.C., and among the Southeast’s top motorcycle dealerships. Home to Hall-of-Fame racing legend Ray Price, dealership staff have centuries of combined Harley riding experience to provide award-winning customer service and education programs for beginners-to-expert riders. Ray Price was again named a 2014 Dealernews Top 100 business, as well as a Powersports Business Power 50 Dealer. The team actively supports area charities through a wide range of philanthropy projects. Ray Price Racing won the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Top Fuel Harley Championship in 2014 and 2015.