After several years of not attending a Toy Run, I participated in the West Kootenay Toy Run this year. Bikers assembled in Castlegar for breakfast, then the run started @ 10 am. There were quite a few bikes, the weather was cloudy but no rain, moderate temps (20?). The route for the ride was:
Castlegar - Nelson - Salmo - Trail - Rossland - Castlegar
Lunch break was in Salmo, where the Fire Dept. put on a burger and corn feast. At each stop, more participants joined and toys were collected. Along the route, people cheered us on, some on lawn chairs in their front yards, others sitting on their truck tailgate.
Most of the participants were - shockingly (not really, lol) - HD riders. I wanted to stick out in a crowd, so I rode my yellow VFR, lol. There were a few sport bikes (R6, CBR, etc.), a few more sport-touring bikes (ST1300, FJR, etc.), a Super Duke, a few Moto Guzzi's, a '58 Norton, a Spyder, and other assorted non-cruiser type bikes. But the most common was the HD, which is really indicative of the predominant bikes on the highways around here.
Unlike the many Toy Runs that I participated in when living in Vancouver, this was different in that it was an actual loop ride with highway speeds and way more KM's. The similarities were the support of the public, the camaraderie of the bikers, the great traffic control of the volunteers, and the "warm, fuzzy feeling" that I had.