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Winter time means that it’s going to be Christmas soon, and Christmas means that Santa Claus will be coming to visit us, hopefully. But it also means that in many parts of the world, large motorcycle parades will be held with bikers dressed as Santa Claus, or at the very least have a Santa hat on.

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Usually these parades are done for charity, especially considering the fact that it’s often freezing cold, so people are more inclined to contribute money for a good cause. Most often the causes are toys for children, like the famous Toys for Tots motorcycle runs.

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South Korea Santa-Claus Scooter Parade 2011

Santa parades are not only held in North America, you’ll even find them in countries were you would not think Christmas has a traditional meaning. Countries like South Korea will see large parades of motorcycle-riding-Santa. The same in Japan and other Asian countries. But of course you will also find them in Europe and South America.

But lets face it, it’s nice for Santa to go out in his sledge pulled by reindeer, but using cute animals for heavy labor can be seen as cruel to animals, while riding a motorcycle is not only cool, it is also convenient for Santa.

So if you’re able to ride in the winter, and there’s a gathering near to you, why not dress up as Santa, start up your bike, and join the parade. It’s fun, and for a good cause.

If you want to find out what is being done in your area, head on over to the Toys for Tots site. You’ll be able to search by state and then county. Not everything is motorcycle parades, but you’ll be able to help kids in need. And that is what Christmas is all about, right?

Click here to go to the Toys for Tots web site.

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Bikers are like most human beings, even if we don’t admit it, but we love receiving gifts. Christmas is the season for gifts, either giving them, or better yet, receiving them.

Many non-bikers who need to shop for a motorcycle loving friend or relative, never know what to get, a problem most people have during the Christmas shopping spree. But in fact, if you’ve got to get a present for under the Christmas tree for a biker, it’s really simple.

So if you are a biker, and want to make sure you get a motorcycle related gift, print out the article below, and strategically drop it where your relatives and friends can see it.

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Gifts for motorcycle riders come in different flavors; from simple clothing to complicated & technical pieces for the bike.

Clothing

Clothing for bikers can be as simple as a sweater or t-shirt that can be used for riding. Or even if the weather is too cold, how about a shirt, sweater or other clothing piece that has the logo of their motorcycle manufacturer on it? Like how about one of the dozen or so Harley-Davidson shirts? Or a polo shirt from an accessory maker, like Thor’s Polo shirt You just can’t go wrong.

Or an easy gift, but always welcome, how about a Harley-Davidson baseball cap? Officially licensed by Harley, and worn by Harley lovers around the world. It’s probably one of the easiest and most simple gifts you can get, and you can’t go wrong (unless the biker doesn’t ride a Harley).

For the more adventurous shoppers, you could try something practical in terms of clothing, like gloves, or socks made for motorcycle boots. If your friend / relative rides during the cold weather, how about some silk under-gloves or a balaclava?

Giving boots, helmets and jackets are not only costly, but you’ll need to know the exact size, or at least make sure the item can be exchanged easily. These are gifts any biker will appreciate.

Bikers are always cleaning things, like their motorcycle or their hands. A microfiber towel is an ideal gift, and not expensive. Even when they receive more than one (if someone else had the brilliant idea), it will never go to waste.

If you want to get a bit more intimate, and the receiver is a woman, how about pink pajamas?

Motorcycle Related

Getting something for the motorcycle is tricky. You need to know what’s on the bike, and what can be used for that specific motorcycle model. For example, it’s probably a bad idea to buy a topcase for a Suzuki Hayabusa.

Getting stuff for the motorcycle comes into the realm of customization, and that’s a very personal taste affair. Unless the biker has stated very clearly what is wanted, better stay away.

Something that will always go down well with a biker, is a die-cast model of their ride. You will need to know that manufacturer and preferably the model, but many are available. Click here to see many die-cast models.

Novelty

One gift category that is always welcome is the novelty gift for bikers. You can find things like ties, stickers, parking signs, and literally thousands of items for bikers.

If the biker in question likes pranks, how about a Mohawk for on top of the helmet? These things stay on the helmet until 200 MPH!

As you can see, finding gifts for motorcycle riders is simple, there are so many gifts ranging from a few dollars to 100’s of dollars. You can never say you don’t know what to get for a biker, it’s just impossible.

Happy shopping.

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