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Traditional Toys For Tots Parade and Ride info

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1 week 2 days ago #1065 by Patrick King
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Thank you for the great pics, Mike!
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1 week 5 days ago #1061 by fran kokes
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Well? How did this turn out? Did plenty of members show up and help out?
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1 week 6 days ago - 1 week 6 days ago #1057 by Michael Williamson
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Always lots of interestingly decorated bikes in the parade.


During and after the parade, the Motoworks shop was open to provide warmth, refreshments, camaraderie, and tons of beautiful bikes to look at.


Including this Arch, which most likely won’t ever end up in my garage.
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1 week 6 days ago - 1 week 4 days ago #1056 by Michael Williamson
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The weather cooperated—40ish degrees and no precipitation feels super comfortable in Chicago on December 1. Even with the “nice” weather, the parade seemed a little shorter this year, at least from my perch at the Motoworks Chicago viewing party.

Still, it was good time, like always! Thanks, Motoworks for your hospitality!

Everything is set up!


Burgers are on the grill!


Watching the start of the parade from 19th. and Western.


Cory the German Shepard loved the parade, especially the part where she got a little bit of hamburger.
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2 weeks 10 hours ago #1055 by Patrick King
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CRBMW will once again be manning a corner at this year's Toy for Tots Parade on Sunday morning, December 1st. We will be meeting for breakfast at 7:30 am at Dapper's East Restaurant, 2901 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60618.

At 9am, we will be meeting at the corner of Western and Roscoe (3400 N Western), this is where the parade turns into the Chamberlain College & Lane Tech campus. If you would like to be a rolling blocker instead, the parade officially leaves the Dan Ryan Woods at 9:30am.

It's recommended to bring either an orange or yellow vest and a red flag so that the volunteers can be easily seen when helping to guide parade traffic onto the campus grounds. If you don't have a vest or flag, not worries, those are available at the campus grounds as well. At this time, the weather is predicted to be 50/50, it may be 40°F and sunny & dry out or it may be 40°F with a mix or rain/sleet/snow, either way, please dress appropriately and remember to show off your BMW loyalty with some added Holiday spirit!!
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2 weeks 3 days ago #1041 by Michael Williamson
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Since Motoworks is fairly close to my garage, I'll ride there to watch the parade unless the forecasted snow turns out to be deep. If the city starts to salt like there's no tomorrow, I'll use an older GS that already got corroded out by an ill-advised ride through water on the Salar de Uyuni. Or maybe just take the Jeep.

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