West Chicago, IL, October 04, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The DuKane A.B.A.T.E. Toy and Food Run enters its 31st year on Sunday, October 8, bringing truckloads of donated toys and food that will be distributed to numerous local charities in need. Motorcyclists from northern Illinois and bordering states will gather at eight registration and collection points, all leading to a central staging area (also a registration point) in Elburn for a fully escorted parade to Batavia, led by a motorcycle-riding Santa Claus. The event maintains a Facebook page,"DuKane ABATE 31st Toy and Food Run," where the most current information and event updates are provided.
DuKane Chapter President Judy Kaenel said, “Our escorted motorcycle parade will begin leaving Elburn at 12:30 and concludes at the Batavia VFW grounds for an afternoon of music, food, and fun.” Local and state political figures and candidates are also expected to attend, including Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, himself an A.B.A.T.E. member and avid motorcyclist.
This annual event has been billed as “Chicagoland’s oldest and largest suburban toy run.” Merchandise vendors, live bands, and food and beverage vendors will be on the VFW grounds for the duration of the event. Admission is $10 per person, along with one, new (unwrapped) toy and a non-perishable food item. The toys and food items will benefit many local charities, representatives of which will be on site.
About DuKane A.B.A.T.E.
A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois is a motorcycle safety and rights organization that not only protects and fights for the rights of motorcyclists, but brings motorcycle safety and awareness to the community through speaking engagements, education at driver’s ed courses and visiting clubs and organizations. The DuKane Chapter represents the state organization in Northern DuPage and Kane Counties. For more information visit www.abate-il.org/dukane.