A pair of riders in the 33rd annual Port Alberni Toy Run head of with on the ride with a couple bicycles strapped to their ride for needy kids. They and as estimated 1,200 other riders headed out from Little Qualicum Falls Park to start the run on Saturday, Sept. 16. — Adam Kveton

VIDEO: Big turnout for 33rd Port Alberni Toy Run

An estimated 1,200 motorcylces were in attendance on Sept. 16

Organizers estimated 1,200 motorcycles (plus their riders) were in attendance at the 33rd annual Port Alberni Toy Run at the ride’s start in Little Qualicum Falls park on Saturday, Sept 16.

That count was made nearly half an hour before all the riders were assembled and ready to leave, many of them already carrying stuffed animals and other toys for needy kids.

The ride was kicked off by the firing of the Alberni Black Power Club’s cannon at noon.

The Island’s largest motorcylce event was expected to arrive at Port Alberni’s Glenwood Centre around 1 p.m.

— NEWS Staff

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