Even Rain Can't Dampen the Outback Riders

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

Motorcycles roared through Valdosta for the 18th Annual Outback Riders Toy Ride.

With toys in tow, riders began their journey in Lake Park, traveled along Highway 41 and made a grand entrance at Five Points.

Thanks to riders and the Salvation Army, hundreds of area kids will have toys this Christmas.

"It makes it more special knowing that we're giving something to the community, and to the children that's less needy," said Rose Paulo, of Valdosta. "And the families that probably couldn't afford it otherwise."

The Valdosta-based Outback Riders is the largest toy run in Georgia.

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  • by Dee Location: Lake Park on Dec 19, 2010 at 02:01 PM
    I have been waiting for this and even though the weather wasn't good, the riders were there and I was out there on 41 waving and supporting them! Great go Outback Riders!
  • by Easy Location: on the road on Dec 19, 2010 at 12:47 PM
    To Bonqueeza. ROFLMAO That's so funny that you thank the Sons of Anarchy for the toy run. But you forgot to mention Wild Hogs and the Del Fuegos.
  • by chuckles on Dec 18, 2010 at 09:42 PM
    thanks again for another great ride. kids are the most important thing. we all can wake up christmas knowing we helped put a smile on these kids faces. can,t wait til next year. MERRY CHRISTMAS
  • by Bonqueeza Location: Quincy on Dec 18, 2010 at 05:55 PM
    Good job Outback Riders and Sons of Anarchy motorcycle clubs for giving back to the community
  • by SweetGaPeach Location: Valdosta on Dec 18, 2010 at 05:42 PM
    You mean 750 kids, not thousands like in years past. Even though they have added Angel Tree, still have the Empty Stocking fund and 2,000 plus bikers...
  • by gene Location: quincy on Dec 18, 2010 at 02:26 PM
    way to go guys and gals ,,,great job for the Kids
  • by teto Location: leon on Dec 18, 2010 at 02:01 PM
    teto says always wear a helment. yea even in the rain.
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