Annual Charity Motorcycle Run to Collect Teddy Bear For Children This Holiday

Ride will be held on Sunday, November 21.

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When you think of motorcycle riders, the first thing that pops into your head is most likely not a teddy bear. But every year around the holidays a local chapter of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club brings visions of these cute and cuddly toys to mind. On Sunday, November 21, the club will hold an event to collect donations of new teddy bears for thousands of needy children on Long Island.


At 10:30am that day registration begins at Terryville Fire Department Headquarters located at 19 Jayne Boulevard in Port Jefferson Station and the ride kicks off at noon. Volunteer riders will journey to Painters’ Restaurant at 416 South Country Road in Brookhaven where the event ends with a special lunch. Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau INTERFACE program is partnering with the Red Knights Motorcycle Club for the toy drive.


Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine thanked the Red Knights Motorcycle Club for their generosity and continued support of the program.


“These contributions will make it possible for so many children in need to experience the joy of opening a gift this holiday season,” he said.


Riders and passenger’s participation fee is $20 or $25 without a teddy bear. The first 100 riders receive a free t-shirt. Anyone is welcome to drop off a donation at either the Terryville Fire Department Headquarters or Painters'. Non-riders can meet at Painters’ for lunch at 1pm.


Go to the Brookhaven Town website, call the Red Knights at (631) 905-9802 or email for more information. Call (631) 905-9802 for sponsor and vendor opportunities. View the event flyer here.


The Town of Brookhaven INTERFACE program provides a variety of goods and services to those in need through volunteerism and generous donations from our partners. The Town greatly appreciates the efforts of the volunteers and the generosity of Town residents who donate to all these worthy causes. For more information, go to the Town website.