This Year, The Love is Gone for the Love Ride | NBC Southern California

This Year, The Love is Gone for the Love Ride

Event Supported in Years Past by Jay Leno, Cancels Year Number 26

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    For 25 years, roughly 20 thousand motorcycle riders have hit the road to raise money for charity with their annual "Love Ride."  But this year, love hurts.  Organizers have canceled the event, saying they simply don't have enough money to stage the ride.  They are blaming the bad economy.

    NBC's Jay Leno has always been a strong supporter of the ride.  But his office has so far had no comment on the cancellation.

    In place of the usual event, Glendale Harley, home of the Love Ride, is sponsoring an autograph session with Peter Fonda and a free movie screening, commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Fonda's starring role in "Easy Rider." 

    That event will take place at the dealership at 3717 San Fernando Road in Glendale, on Friday, October 23rd.  Glendale Harley will also be selling Love Ride memorabilia on Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th.  

    The website defines the Love Ride as, "The largest one-day motorcycle event in the world.  It is a place where people come to have a good time, while making a difference in the world we live in."