Hundreds of hogs in Harley toy ride

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Saturday morning, hundreds of bikers gathered at Harley Davidson with toys and stuffed animals strapped on their motorcycles to support the Salvation Army.

Last year more than 500 motorcycles and 1,000 riders participated in the parade. They collected about 6,000 toys.

They aren't sure how many they've gotten this year, but they've been collecting toys at elementary schools and businesses around town. The parade of motorcycles headed from Harley Davidson to Grand Mesa Middle School to drop off their toys.

"Well, I think it's huge. You can imagine being a kid and waking up, and not even, maybe even having a Christmas tree with no presents under it. This way, they can wake up and at least they got some presents on Christmas," Paul Watters, Director of Western Slope Hogs.

Toys will go to the Salvation Army for kids without a Christmas and all money raised will help provide food and other supplies for families in need. This year was the 39th for the ride.