It may seem like Christmas is months away (three to be exact), but it’s never too early to start collecting toys to help needy children during the holidays.
As is years past, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office is getting a jump on the holidays with its fourth annual motorcycle ride to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps. Toys for Tots program.
The ride is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25 — rain (like that which dampened last year’s ride) or shine. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with parade route beginning at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $10 per bike and a new, unwrapped toy.
In the previous three years, the ride has raised more than $12,000 and collected 1,600 toys.
The 16.4-mile route will begin in LP Field Lot N, travel down Woodland Street, connect to Ellington Parkway and Briley Parkway and conclude at County Hospital Road.
Coffee and donuts provided in the morning and lunch (with entertainment) provided upon conclusion of ride.
For more information, including the parade route, visit the DCSO website at www.nashville-sheriff.net.