With weather more than 'iffy' the days before the 2013 run, the day itself turned out to be spectacular. We had over 150 motorcycles in the parade this year, which for the first time since 2006, ended up outside of Greeley. In all, over 200 people showed up to donate around 1500 toys for Santa Cops of Weld County! We would like to personally thank Todd Maul and the John Elway dealers for his/their support of the Sleigh Riders and for the reasons they do support it, Donna Darling for the heart of gold she has, Karen Steely and her husband Rod of Colorado Crude Carriers for their more than generous cash donations every year, Roger Schmidt for his dedication and always going the extra mile, Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson for always being there, Ricky B's Sports Pub & Music Venue for taking a chance on the Sleigh Riders and letting us into their home, a friend and my personal insurance guy Scott Bicknell and his fellow agents from Affordable American Ins. who donate a $1000 every year and of course JoAnn Hammond at Nostalgic West Leather for their generous yearly donations as well.
A huge thanks as well to all the volunteers who make this event happen and a special thanks to the Greeley Police Department, Doug Medhurst for again leading the way Pete Wagoneer and the Weld County Sheriff's office and all the Sleigh Rider's for their help on traffic control.
The bottom line though is that you all are the Sleigh Riders. Without you all there are no Sleigh Riders. Its for this reason I am eternally grateful and humbled each and every year that you all continue to believe and support this wonderful and noble cause for not only Weld county but also for Santa Cops of Larimer County as well.
Together...we are one! Merry Christmas to each and every one of you and I wish nothing but the best for each of you in 2014.