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Annual Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade rides through Chicago

The 40th annual Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade saw a large turnout passing through Chicago this week, with thousands showing up to donate toys, according to ABC 7 Eyewitness News. 

Lester Fortier, president of the Toys for Tots Chicagoland Motorcycle Parade, told ABC 7 that the motorcycle parade is the largest parade "in the universe. I have not heard anyone contest that so I'm going to keep saying it."

Riders are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for kids in need during the holidays. Of those donations, some go to the Marine Corps for distribution, while others are sorted and distributed across the Chicago community.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was part of the ride this year and organizer says it was the largest turnout it's been in recent years. 

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