The Southern California Velo Cycling Club (SC Velo) and Incycle Bicycle Stores are sponsoring a Christmas Toy Collection drive beginning on Saturday November 24 and concluding on Saturday December 8th. A Toy Ride will be held on December 9th to take the collected toys to the San Dimas Sheriff’s station so that they can be distributed to needy families. All interested cyclists are invited to join with SC Velo riders to support this worthy cause by donating toys and/or participating in the ride.
Unwrapped toys can be left in collection bins at Incycle Bicycle Stores in San Dimas, Chino, Pasadena, and Rancho Cucamonga or at the Dale Bros. Brewery in Upland (2120 Porterfield Way) between November 24th and December 8th. Everyone donating toys to the Toy Drive will receive their choice of an Incycle water bottle or a voucher for a $1.00 pint of beer at the Dale Bros. Brewery (must be 21 or older) in appreciation for their donation.
Incycle’s San Dimas store will be hosting several events during the Toy Drive collection period, including a Bike Swap Meet on December 2nd. It will also be the starting point for a Cycling Connection Shop Ride on the same date. Visit the Incycle web site for more information. Come on out to participate in these events and bring some toys for the Toy Drive with you.
The SC Velo Toy Ride will depart from the San Dimas Incycle store on December 9th at about 9:00 AM for an easy, no-drop, 1 hour+ ride with SAG support to the San Dimas Sheriff’s Station to turn the collected toys over to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department representatives.
All toys collected as part of this drive will be delivered to kids of needy families by deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s San Dimas station. Last year, the San Dimas station was able to help a large number of families during the Christmas holiday because of the Toy Ride.