AURORA, Colo. — The toy run in December is usually one of the big ways Children's hospital Colorado gets donated toys. But because of COVID-19, the supply of toys is down considerably. So the hospital reached out to some riders, and Sunday, they got a special delivery to help replenish that supply.
Kids at Children's Hospital know when they hear those Harley engines roar, toys are on the way.
"Any motorcycles coming up to the hospital, the kids plaster themselves the windows. They love to see the bikes riding up," volunteer Bob Cuculich said.
"That's why we do it. It's things like this that make it all worthwhile," organizer Eddie Dane said.
But it's not December when this toy run usually happens.
"Because of Covid this year, the hospital reached out to Rocky Mountain Harley Davidson, because we're a sponsor to the toy run and have been for years," Dane said.
Dozens of bikers answered the last minute call to help.
"They're not reusing toys. So we are are going to replenish their supply and do the best we can to get them some more toys to last them until December," Dane said.
They didn't know how many bikers would show. They just knew they needed to try to help the kids.
"There's a huge need," Cuculich said.
But the roars were there, filling up the bins, and they hope more toys can be brought. Just no stuffed animals right now.
"Plush toys right now, they are just too hard to keep clean, and infection control just makes it a challenge to be able to give those to the kids," Cuculich added.
The bikers hope this special delivery makes the kids happy and lasts until the main ride in December. Just a little Christmas in July.