Knuckleheads Tavern to host two charity runs

By on September 22, 2013

ELBURN—Knuckleheads Tavern next month will host a stop on two of the largest charitable motorcycle runs of the year for this area.

The first, Rolling Thunder POW/MIA run will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6. Participants are expected to arrive at 11 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. North Street, from Route 47 to First Street, will be closed during that time.

According to its website, Rolling Thunder POW/MIA was founded in 1995 by a Vietnam veteran to address the issue of U.S. soldiers who remain prisoners of war and those missing in action, from the Vietnam War to the present.

Funds collected also go to help veterans and active duty military and their families in need of help and to address other injustices suffered by veterans.

Knuckleheads Tavern will also host the 27th annual DuKane Abate Toy Run on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bikers participating in the run will leave the tavern in parade style, turning south on Route 47 through town toward Sugar Grove. The parade will end at the Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting hall in Batavia.

Elburn will provide two police officers to direct traffic, paid for by the run’s organizers.
Participants will donate unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items. Proceeds go to benefit motorcyclists’ rights, local charities and food banks.