By Christian Carvajal
As December begins, the 41st-annual Olympia Toy Run means thousands of motorcycles roar up Pacific Avenue onto State, Capitol, Fifth and Deschutes Parkway. Toys and proceeds go to the Salvation Army Toy ’n’ Joy Shop program. All street-legal motorcycles are invited to participate, and many riders return from towns all over western Washington to thrill crowds each year.
Olympia Toy Run
10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
From South Sound Center, 711 Sleater-Kinney Rd. SE, Lacey
to Marathon Park, 1011 Deschutes Pkwy. SW, Olympia
$10-$15 or a new, unwrapped toy (no stuffed animals, please)