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By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times | August 1, 2011
One of the nation's iconic motorcycle charity events will return to Castaic Lake this year. Led by "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno,  Love Ride 28  will take place Oct. 23 and revisit the venue that helped grow the ride into an event that has drawn as many as 18,000 bikers and raised as much as $1.7 million for charities annually. The Love Ride went on an economy-induced hiatus in 2009 and returned last year as a radically scaled-back event limited to 1,000 riders who traveled to Calamigos Ranch in Malibu Hills. The last time the Love Ride was held in Castaic Lake was 2006.
NEWS
October 21, 2013
This year's Love Ride attracted thousands of motorcyclists on Sunday, raising money for the nonprofit USO, which supports U.S. troops and their families. PHOTOS: 30th annual Love Ride The ride, which is celebrated its 30th year this Sunday in Glendale, is one of the largest motorcycle events that raises funds for local charities. Love Ride organizers have donated $14 million over the years to autism charities, the Muscular Dystrophy Assn., the child literacy program Reading by 9, and the USO. The ride kicked off with a check-in at Harley-Davidson of Glendale in the 3700 block of San Fernando Road, where the “The Tonight Show's” Jay Leno hosted a short concert before he led a pack of riders head to Castaic Lake.
THE818NOW
October 19, 2012
Love will rumble on the open road this weekend. The 29th annual Love Ride will kick off at Harley Davidson of Glendale at 7:15 a.m. Sunday with a performance by Strawberry Alarm Clock before bikers jump on their motorcycles and rumble to the main event in Castaic Lake. The Love Ride, founded in 1984 by Oliver Shokouh - owner of the local Harley-Davidson dealership - will benefit the USO this year, which provides support and morale-boosting programs and services to military troops and their families.
NEWS
November 2, 2002
Janine Marnien Thousands of people in the same place feeling the same way with a common denominator to pull them all together. That's how Mick Fleetwood, co-founder of the legendary band Fleetwood Mac, described Love Ride 19. Love Ride is an annual event in which thousands of bikers descend on Glendale and then trek up to Castaic Lake to raise money for muscular dystrophy and other charities. He also called it a powerful and wild "gypsy troupe of people getting together.
NEWS
November 10, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Biker Nation descended on Glendale on Sunday, 15,000 strong with the noise to prove it. With loud engines and lots of leather, the Love Ride celebrated its 20th anniversary in grand style. Jay Leno and Peter Fonda led the parade of an estimated 15,000 bikers from Glendale to Castaic Lake, where ZZ Top treated the crowd to some biker tunes. "It's just great to see people, some people that you only see once a year," said Leno, the ride's grand marshal.
NEWS
November 14, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Glendale Police are investigating the theft of three Harley-Davidson motorcycles at Sunday's Love Ride 17. The first theft was reported shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday from a motel parking lot at 123 W. Colorado St. The next theft, of a motorcycle parked in the 3900 block of San Fernando Road, was between 6:45 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The third theft was reported at 8:45 a.m. in the 1500 block of...
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | June 29, 2012
Though the city can'tgive the Love Ride, an annual charitable motorcycle event, the same monetary support as in years past, the City Council gave the event a solid endorsement this week. “It's great for the local economy. It's great for the charities,” Mayor Frank Quintero said about the motorcycle caravan that begins at Harley-Davidson of Glendale and continues to Castaic Lake. Glendale used to give the charitable event $15,000 annually to cover police and other city support.
NEWS
November 7, 2002
To start, I have to admit that I took a break from riding a motorcycle a couple of years ago, about the time my daughter, Amanda, was born. But my love for motorcycles did not end. In fact, this time of year brings back a certain nostalgia. Early on Sunday morning, more than 20,000 motorcyclists will arrive in town for a truly amazing event: a 50-mile caravan from Harley-Davison of Glendale to a concert, barbecue and trade show at Castaic Lake. The annual Love Ride -- this is the 19th -- is the largest motorcycle fund-raising event in the world, raising more than $1 million for charity every year.
FEATURES
By Rachel Kane | November 13, 2006
Leather- and chrome-covered motorcycles were stacked side-by-side and curb-to-curb on Mira Loma Avenue Sunday morning. An estimated more than 25,000 do-gooding bikers gave a record-breaking amount of more than $1.5 million at the 23rd annual Love Ride fundraiser, sponsored by Harley-Davidson/Buell of Glendale and Farmer's Insurance Group. A minimum $70 donation afforded bikers access to a day of rock 'n' roll, barbecue and prizes, with all proceeds benefiting 31 local nonprofits and city-funded organizations.
NEWS
November 9, 1999
Buck Wargo At 5 feet 5 inches tall and 140 pounds, Gus Gomez won't be confused for a Hell's Angel, even if he's wearing his brown leather jacket. The Glendale city councilman will hit the road Nov. 14 when he participates in his first Love Ride, the largest motorcycle fund-raising event in the world that starts in Glendale. The 16th annual Glendale to Castaic Lake drive is expected to draw more than 20,000 motorcyclists. Gomez, 36, is recovering from laser-eye surgery and doesn't know how many of the 50 miles he will be be able to drive on the red, white and blue Yamaha FZR 600 he has owned for five years.
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October 21, 2013
This year's Love Ride attracted thousands of motorcyclists on Sunday, raising money for the nonprofit USO, which supports U.S. troops and their families. PHOTOS: 30th annual Love Ride The ride, which is celebrated its 30th year this Sunday in Glendale, is one of the largest motorcycle events that raises funds for local charities. Love Ride organizers have donated $14 million over the years to autism charities, the Muscular Dystrophy Assn., the child literacy program Reading by 9, and the USO. The ride kicked off with a check-in at Harley-Davidson of Glendale in the 3700 block of San Fernando Road, where the “The Tonight Show's” Jay Leno hosted a short concert before he led a pack of riders head to Castaic Lake.
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THE818NOW
October 19, 2012
Love will rumble on the open road this weekend. The 29th annual Love Ride will kick off at Harley Davidson of Glendale at 7:15 a.m. Sunday with a performance by Strawberry Alarm Clock before bikers jump on their motorcycles and rumble to the main event in Castaic Lake. The Love Ride, founded in 1984 by Oliver Shokouh - owner of the local Harley-Davidson dealership - will benefit the USO this year, which provides support and morale-boosting programs and services to military troops and their families.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | June 29, 2012
Though the city can'tgive the Love Ride, an annual charitable motorcycle event, the same monetary support as in years past, the City Council gave the event a solid endorsement this week. “It's great for the local economy. It's great for the charities,” Mayor Frank Quintero said about the motorcycle caravan that begins at Harley-Davidson of Glendale and continues to Castaic Lake. Glendale used to give the charitable event $15,000 annually to cover police and other city support.
THE818NOW
By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times | August 1, 2011
One of the nation's iconic motorcycle charity events will return to Castaic Lake this year. Led by "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno,  Love Ride 28  will take place Oct. 23 and revisit the venue that helped grow the ride into an event that has drawn as many as 18,000 bikers and raised as much as $1.7 million for charities annually. The Love Ride went on an economy-induced hiatus in 2009 and returned last year as a radically scaled-back event limited to 1,000 riders who traveled to Calamigos Ranch in Malibu Hills. The last time the Love Ride was held in Castaic Lake was 2006.
FEATURES
By Rachel Kane | November 13, 2006
Leather- and chrome-covered motorcycles were stacked side-by-side and curb-to-curb on Mira Loma Avenue Sunday morning. An estimated more than 25,000 do-gooding bikers gave a record-breaking amount of more than $1.5 million at the 23rd annual Love Ride fundraiser, sponsored by Harley-Davidson/Buell of Glendale and Farmer's Insurance Group. A minimum $70 donation afforded bikers access to a day of rock 'n' roll, barbecue and prizes, with all proceeds benefiting 31 local nonprofits and city-funded organizations.
NEWS
December 2, 2004
Jackson Bell After several years of working with various youth organizations, Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams got his turn to be recognized for good deeds. Adams, who has been active with the Boy Scouts of America for several years, received the Verdugo Hills Council's annual Good Turn Award during a recognition dinner and fundraiser Wednesday night at The Castaway in Burbank. Adams is a board member with the council. "I'm very flattered and honored to be considered for receiving this award," he said before the ceremony.
NEWS
November 8, 2004
Lynyrd, Leno coming to town For the 21st consecutive year, bikers are about to take over Glendale. Love Ride 21, a massive motorcycle parade from Glendale to Castaic Lake, returns on Sunday. Officials expect more than 20,000 bikes to participate in the trek, which begins at 9:15 a.m. at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, 3717 San Fernando Rd. Jay Leno is back as grand marshal, Peter Fonda and Robert Patrick are serving as honorary grand marshals and Lynyrd Skynyrd headlines the show at Lake Castaic.
NEWS
November 10, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Biker Nation descended on Glendale on Sunday, 15,000 strong with the noise to prove it. With loud engines and lots of leather, the Love Ride celebrated its 20th anniversary in grand style. Jay Leno and Peter Fonda led the parade of an estimated 15,000 bikers from Glendale to Castaic Lake, where ZZ Top treated the crowd to some biker tunes. "It's just great to see people, some people that you only see once a year," said Leno, the ride's grand marshal.
NEWS
November 7, 2003
Darleene Barrientos Before they head to Castaic Lake on Sunday, Love Riders are being reminded by Glendale Police to check their routes, keep their bikes close and remember their helmets. Love Ride XX, the largest motorcycle fund-raising event in the U.S., will raise money for charities like the Muscular Dystrophy Assn., the Glendale College Foundation and the Glendale Police Officers' Assn. Stolen motorcycles were once a problem at the event, but not one bike was stolen last year, Glendale Police traffic motor Sgt. Lewie Guay said.
NEWS
November 6, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Growing up on a farm in Iowa, Annette Amirian would occasionally hop on a small straight-throttle motorcycle and ride around the rural farmland. "It wasn't even mine," Amirian said. "It was just one we used to share with our friends. We used to mess around, that sort of thing. Nothing serious. Not like I am now." Amirian, a 44-year-old nurse at Glendale Memorial Hospital, was voted best nurse by patients last year. She is a tall blond who just happens to ride a Harley-Davidson during her free time.
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