The world-famous LOVE RIDE, the world’s largest one-day motorcycle fundraising event, celebrates its silver anniversary Sunday, Oct. 26, with a rockin’ concert at Fairplex co-headlined by ZZ Top and the Foo Fighters. The event starts at noon with a full day of activities planned.
Adding superstar wattage to LOVE RIDE 25 is Jay Leno, who has served as grand marshall for many years. Once again he’ll preside this year as thousands of bikers from around the world convene in Glendale, at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, and make their way to Pomona.
Fairplex gates open at 10 a.m. and the day includes a barbecue lunch, motorcycle trade show, vendor village, stunts, tattoo artists, award ceremonies and more.
LOVE RIDE was founded by Oliver Shokouh, owner of Harley-Davidson of Glendale. The annual event has raised more than $20 million for several children’s charities throughout Southern California, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Special Olympics, Autism Speaks and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
LOVE RIDE 25 is the centerpiece of California Bike Week, the state’s premiere motorcycle event, taking place Oct. 24-26 at Fairplex. CBW highlights include music from the Blasters and Lee Rocker, hot rods and tattoos on Oct. 24 and world-class flat track racing with Pacific Coast Nationals on Oct. 25.
The LOVE RIDE 25 concert featuring ZZ Top and the Foo Fighters will be in the infield at Fairplex Park. Tickets may be purchased at www.loveride.org or www.ticketmaster.com.