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