Nebraska biker group gets in the Christmas spirit early for kids in need

LINCOLN, Neb. — A group of Nebraska bikers decided to spread Christmas cheer a little early this year. They drove toys to the Center for People in need for kids who may not get any gifts this Holiday season.

Men and women showed up with toys in tow for kids. Even though Christmas is still nearly two months away, more than 60 bikers rode into the Capital City to support the cause.

For one man it was his way of returning the favor. Chris Biles drove an hour to be a part of the Nebraska Riders toy ride. But for him it was more than just riding with some friends.

“I fell into a hard spot a couple years ago and I actually had to get toys for my kid through a toy drive,” said Biles.

Biles and dozens of other bikers met at Frontier Harley Davidson with toys to make children smile this Christmas.

“We ride for different causes, especially if it has to do with kids such as the toy run,” said Daryn Light. Light has a group of riders called the Belly Button Riders.

“It’s like lets face it I mean there’s so many kids that are in poverty right now and if we can help that family by providing a gift for them to get their child through Christmas, then we did something,” said Glenn Shriner. Shriner organized the fundraiser for Nebraska Riders.

The bikers rode from Harley Davidson to Shopko to deliver the presents to the Center for People in Need. Then the center will give the gifts to kids who may not otherwise get any gifts this Holiday.

“It made me feel a lot better I was able to just have some kind of a Christmas for them even if it was just a couple things you know. And so I wanted to return the favor, it’s good karma,” said Biles.

Nebraska Riders said even though it’s not even November, they wanted to start giving, to push others to do the same.

“We really would like to get these people out there and hopefully get more people involved and get more gifts donated,” said Shriner.

Together the bikers filled two barrels full of toys. Anything from barbies and footballs to teddy bears. The Center for People in Need will pass them out at their Toyland this December.

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