Hundreds of local people gathered to watch and wave as Bikers Who Care cycled by to drop off toys for children at Governor’s Square Mall.
The annual ride through town started after noon and ended around 2 p.m. today after navigating a meandering route along Riverside Drive, Kraft Street, College Street and Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
Santa Claus, whole families, everybody [it seemed] and their grandma were riding motorcycles through town today in a seamless, endless flow, much to the delight of people who began gathering late this morning along the route. And the bikers were cool.
Watching the procession took about 3/4 of an hour with an estimated 2,000 motorcycles to drive by. Bystanders parked along the streets, sitting on the hoods or tailgates of their cars and trucks, or in comfy folding chairs with a good view of the road. They came with coolers, grinders, and even barbecue grills. One gentleman on Kraft Street was calmly grilling up chicken as the riders began to pass. Bikers waved and honked and threw candy at the crowds.
Here are a few of the images of the day with Bikers Who Care.