Your'e a braver soul than I. Ever since a near-death experience at a toy run due to a stuffed animal falling off a bike and almost getting snagged in someones chain, I quit attending these events. Besides the fact that 50% of those riding are Yuppies who rarely ride at all, much less in huge packs. When I worked at Armadillo Bike & Chrome, we always had a good run of customers a couple weeks before a big toy run from people who had not ridden since last years toy run. It was all about keeping up appearances within their little Yuppie realm. At least the poor kids got the good end of it.