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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Bikers Run Toys To San Quentin

A group of more than 300 motorcycles will line up Sunday to deliver toys for more than 70 children who have at least one parent spending Christmas Day incarcerated in San Quentin Prison. The Bike Sleigh Across the Bay event invites motorcycle riders to bring a toy to San Rafael and then carry the gifts for a ride to the visitors' center outside the gates of San Quentin Prison, said Bret Hatt, founder of the event. Hatt said he has seen the hardships that a family faces when a loved one is incarcerated and about eight years ago he decided to help. "I've actually watched myself and my friends have to do time and my son is actually in prison right now and I know how hard it is for the kids," Hatt said. When he decided to start the toy run with a friend, Hatt said he used the customer list from his San Rafael store, Hatt's Antique and Modern Motorcycles Supply and Restoration, to elicit participants. Nearly 90 riders turned out for the first Bike Sleigh Across the Bay, and more continued to join. Last year over 300 bikers showed up with gifts in tow.

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