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Stuff the Ambulance Toy Drive donates toys to F Troop for delivery to kids

On the evening of December 12, members of F Troop rode to Meyers Memorial Hospital to pick up toys that they will deliver to low income children in Burney, Johnson Park, Fall River, and McArthur.

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F Troop members Leslie Horney, Dee Covert, Rex Horney, and Tim Covert pick up toys from Mayers Memorial Stuff the Ambulance – photo courtesy of Leslie Horney

The toys were donated as part of the Stuff the Ambulance Toy Drive sponsored by Meyers Memorial Hospital. Collection of toys, “stuffing the ambulance,” took place at seven locations throughout the Intermountain area. This is the third year that the program has been in place.

F Troop with toys from Stuff The Ambulance

In addition to the toys from Stuff the Ambulance, F Troop has purchased more than $2000 worth of toys. The money for the toys was raised at F Troop’s annual yard sale held in Burney during the summer. Yard sale items are donated by people in the community for the project. All together the project gives out quality new toys to more than 125 children of families living in low income housing in the Intermountain Area. The club also buys new batteries for all the battery operated toys.

F Troop is the Burney affiliate of United Bikers of Northern California. They began giving out toys for kids 17 years ago when Tom Tindel was president of the club. The first year they gave out 30 Christmas stockings stuffed with toys and goodies in the Safeway parking lot. The program has grown every year since. Tom Miller succeeded Tindel as President and helped organize the program for three years.

Three years ago, under the leadership of President Greg Trotter, they began the summer yard sale so the community could be more involved. Each year, on a Saturday before Christmas, they give out the toys on a Christmas Toy Run led by Santa on a motorcycle. This year’s run will be Saturday December 16. Some of the bikers dress up as elves to help Santa deliver the toys.

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F Troop Christmas Toy Run

F Troop hosts run for Northern California bikers

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F Troop hosts run for Northern California bikers

F Troop, the Burney Chapter of United Bikers of California, hosted its Annual High Bars and Low Cars Run for the Money on August 5. Dozens of bikers from clubs throughout Northern California came to participate.

Gene Brookover from UBNC Trinity County on his 2003 Road King Classic

The event raises money for One SAFE Place,  an organization that provides legal services, safety, and emotional support to victims of domestic assault and sexual abuse. One SAFE Place has an Intermountain Crisis Line, 530-244-0117. Victims of sexual abuse or domestic violence throughout the county can call the number and the call will be routed to local volunteers who will provide appropriate help and assistance.

Kristi Hanson, Event Manager for One SAFE Place, said that the Low Cars and High Bars “is the longest running independent fundraiser for our organization. They have been raising money for us for 14 years.”

Ron and Marian Marglen, Kristi Hanson, Greg and Carol Trotter, and George Whitfield

Motorcyclists gathered during the morning at the Veterans Hall in Burney to register. Bikers from UBNC chapters throughout Northern California participated. Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, Butte, Tehama, and Humboldt were among the counties represented. In addition, other clubs such as Back From Hell and the Christian Motorcycle Club also took part.

At noon, the run began. Bikers rode up Hwy 89 to Clark Creek Road, over Lake Britton Dam back to 89, and then back to Burney. Along the way they picked up poker cards to add to their hand.

By 2 p.m., everyone had returned to the hall for a delicious barbecue lunch and presentation of awards. Plaques were presented for high hand and low hand. In addition there were awards for Best Bike, Best Car and Longest Distance.

United Bikers of Northern California is a non-profit tax exempt charitable organization dedicated to the freedom and safety of all motorcyclists. Their motto is “Ride to Live — Live to Give — Give to Ride — Live to Ride.”

Burney’s local UBNC chapter, F Troop also hosts a Christmas Toy Run each year in December when they distribute toys to children from low income families in the Intermoutain Area.

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F Troop Christmas Toy Run

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F Troop raises money for toys for kids

F Troop held a two day yard sale the weekend of September 17-18 at the Mt Burney Coffee Company. All proceeds from the yard sale go to support the club’s “Toy Run.”

Yard sale to raise money for kid's Christmas toys

Yard sale to raise money for kid’s Christmas toys

This is the Second Annual Yard Sale held by the club to raise money for the toy run. The weekend before Christmas, the Club will deliver toys to children at apartment units and trailer parks in Burney, Johnson Park, Fall River Mills, and Big Valley.

F Troop members at the yard sale

F Troop members at the yard sale

F Troop is the Burney affiliate of United Bikers of Northern California.

United Bikers of Northern California is a non-profit tax exempt charitable organization dedicated to the freedom and safety of all motorcyclists. Part of their motto is “riding to live and living to give.”

In August the club also hosted “High Bars and Low Cars” a fundraising ride to raise money for One Safe Place in Redding.

F Troop President Greg Trotter and his wife Carol said, “Special thanks to Brandon from Mt. Burney Coffee Company for letting us hold the yard sale on their property,”

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Rancheria RV Park hosts Motorcycle Fundraiser for Vets

October 4, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, 84 riders from the Redding area stopped for lunch at the Rancheria RV Park as part of a fundraiser for Homeward Bound Military. The Rancheria is located just off Volcanic Scenic Byway Hwy 89 between Hat Creek and Lassen Park.

Bikers at the Rancheria

Bikers at the Rancheria

The event was organized by Steve and Paula McCarley, owners of Redding Yamaha Seadoo. Each motorcyclist paid $30 to participate in the ride. In return they received a shirt and lunch.

In addition to the entry fees, several businesses also donated to the cause. One of the major sponsors was Paul Emmett of Paul’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning in Redding. Emmett also participated in the ride.

Steve McCarley with sponsor Paul Emmett

Steve McCarley with sponsor Paul Emmett

The riders gathered at Redding Yamaha in the morning to begin the ride. Most of the riders came up Hwy 299, but some came up Hwy 44. John Donaldson, whose son works at Redding Yamaha was the first to arrive. He said it was a chilly ride as he went through the high area by Lassen Park.

Donaldson first to arrive

Donaldson first to arrive

By noon the parking area was full of bikes and everyone enjoyed mixing and mingling over a delicious hamburger lunch. In addition to the 84 registered riders, some sponsors and other supporters also came. In total about 100 people attended and 96 lunches were served.

 

Lunch

Lunch

This is the third year the bikers have held the event. The first year they raised $1000. The second year, the event raised $4200. This year the ride is expected to raise about $8000. McCarley said that Homeward Bound Military was selected to receive the proceeds because they have no paid employees and 100% of money donated goes to returning veterans and their families.

Before getting on the road for the ride back to Redding everyone gathered for a group photo.

Group Shot of all riders

Group Shot of all riders

Afterwards all of the veterans who participated were recognized and honored.

Veterans at the fundraiser

Veterans at the fundraiser

McCarley said, “Our goal is to have fun doing what we love and supporting those who make it possible to do so.”

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