October 23, 2012
Castaic Lake, Calif - Jay Leno will return as the Grand Marshal of the 29th Anniversary of the Harley-Davidson Love Ride on Sunday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Castaic Lake, Calif. This year's Love Ride will benefit the USO, which provides critical support and morale-boosting programs and services to military troops and their families.
The Love Ride is the longest-running motorcycle fundraising event in the world and has raised $24 million for charity in 28 years. It was founded in 1984 by Oliver Shokouh, owner of Harley-Davidson of Glendale.
Love Ride 29 is being supported by 22 Harley-Davidson dealerships in Southern California, and many of them will feature pre-Love Ride promotions and group rides to Castaic Lake on Oct. 21. Harley-Davidson of Glendale will feature The Strawberry Alarm Clock in concert at 7:15 a.m. followed by a press conference with Leno and other celebrities, including Robert Patrick, the cast of "Sons of Anarchy," Antonio Sabato Jr., Willie G. Davidson, Karen Davidson, Perry King, George Barris, Mickey Jones, Keith Emerson and Lorenzo Lamas, who will sing this year's national anthem.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Canned Heat will headline the Castaic Lake concert starting at 11:45 a.m. Other festivities include a trade show, Peter Fonda ride-in bike show, USO displays, and a food truck fair.
The minimum donation to participate is $50 and includes a free opportunity ticket to win six prizes, including a 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim. All motorcycle brands and automobiles are welcome.