Bring on the Hog dogs for a charity run.
A motorcycle run is a charity event that invites motorcyclists to donate money to a cause in exchange for a group drive. Such an event can include a meal, a concert, a motorcycle show, or another tandem event. Planning a motorcycle run involves cooperation from local authorities as well as pinpointed advertising to draw in motorcycle riders.
1. Plan a route. The route can be as long or short as you desire. Most are generally at least an hour long. Law enforcement authorities in the municipalities and jurisdictions along the entire route need to be alerted; often, law enforcement agencies will offer to escort the motorcyclists along the route. Try to make the route as visually interesting as possible, but also take safety into consideration.
2. Arrange a meeting location. Look to places with large parking lots like churches, community centers and large shopping centers. Be sure to approve the meeting location with the owner of the facility.
3. If desired, plan accompanying activities. Some popular add-ons are motorcycle shows before the run, a BBQ style dinner for the attendees either before or after the run, or a concert to celebrate the end of the day.
4. Purchase any additional materials necessary, such as T-shirts or pins. Some charity motorcycle runs offer these items for purchase while others offer them as a perk for registration. Some also offer an item as a reward for early registration, such as a free pin to the first 50 registrants. You can determine if you think this is necessary based on the size of the event and the cost of registration.
5. Advertise your event. If possible, create a website and get involved on a social media page like Facebook or Twitter. Post on classified listings and check with local papers for free events ads. Place flyers at locations all around your proposed location and consider that bikers may come from locations farther away to support your cause. Motorcycle shops or club meeting locations are good places to put up flyers.