DuKane ABATE Toy & Food Run returns for 36th year Oct. 9

  • Riders in the DuKane Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois' 31st annual Toy & Food Run head out from Elburn. This year's ride will be Sunday, Oct. 9.

    Riders in the DuKane Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois' 31st annual Toy & Food Run head out from Elburn. This year's ride will be Sunday, Oct. 9. Daily Herald file photo

 
 
Posted9/26/2022 11:08 AM

The DuKane Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois is preparing for the 36th annual DuKane A.B.A.T.E. Toy & Food Run on Sunday, Oct. 9.

It is one of the biggest motorcycle runs in the state.

 

The all-day event begins with registration at Knucklehead's Tavern/Schmidt's Towne Tap in Elburn featuring live music from Amy Stephan and Company from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

It's only $20 per person plus a toy or food donation. Bring new and unopened toys to any participating Harley-Davidson dealerships or to the run.

This run will be escorted and blocked by multiple police departments. The run begins at 12:30 p.m. sharp and the motorcycle parade heads to Sycamore Speedway for the after-party from 1:30 to 6 p.m.

It will feature live music by The Eliminator Band, along with food, vendors, burnout competition and biker rodeo at 3 p.m., weenie bite competition put on by the Fugarwe Tribe MC, a mechanical bull, and more.

Four trophies will be given to the dealership with most toy donations, the dealership with most food donations, burnout competition winner, and weenie bite competition winners.

For details or vendor questions, contact Chris Newman, events officer, at (630) 302-4445, or chapter president Chris Hansen at (630) 618-7551.

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