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Love Rides Gives Back With All Its Heart

GLENDALE, Calif. - September 15, 2010 - Motorcyclists have heart. They recognize that charitable organizations are suffering during these difficult times. That's why one of America's most successful motorcycling charity events, the Love Ride, is back with a "retro" run on Sunday, November 7, 2010. This year's event runs from Glendale Harley-Davidson to the Calamigos Ranch in the Malibu hills, a scenic forty miles away. All proceeds will go to Autism Speaks.

Oliver Shokouh and Grand Marshal Jay Leno will lead riders back to the venue where the Love Ride began some 26 years ago. Shokouh came up with the motorcycle ride idea in an effort to raise money for children's charities. Tens of thousands of bikers and Hollywood celebrities who ride have given their valued support over the years, netting over $14 million for children's charities.

"We're all looking forward to an incredibly fun and nostalgic event," said Shokouh." One-of-a-kind prizes, including Bruce Springsteen's autographed guitar from his performance at Love Ride 1996, are up for grabs to everyone who registers or becomes a Top Fundraiser. One of the Love Ride's original performers, Robby Krieger of The Doors, is scheduled to play a retro set of music, with his son Waylon performing as the opening act.

Love Ride Retro 2010 will be a memorable day created by founder Shokouh to give back love to the riders and volunteers who have made the event so worthwhile over the years. It'll underscore the Love Ride's main purpose: "For bikers to give from the heart to those less fortunate," says Shokouh.

To capture the feeling of the first Love Ride, attendance is limited to only 1,000 riders. Tickets are $100 per person and the event is expected to sell out. Riders of all motorcycle makes are encouraged to sign up. Information and registration forms are available online at, or in person at Glendale Harley Davidson, 3717 San Fernando Road, Glendale, Calif.

Forms can also be obtained by calling the dealership at (818) 246-5618.

Schedule of events:
8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Registration at Glendale Harley Davidson with staggered departures
10:30 a.m. Gates open at Calamigos Ranch
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. Music and announcements
11:30 to 12:30 Waylon Krieger Band
11:00 to 3:00 p.m. Beverage service opens
12:00 to 2:00 pm. BBQ lunch served
12:30 to 1:30 Egg Toss, Slow Ride, and Victor McLaglen Drill Team
1:30 to 2:45 Robby Krieger Band
2:45 Final announcements, drawings
4:00 Event gates close

For latest information and updates on the ride, go to

About Love Ride
The Love Ride began in 1984 as a 501©3 charity organization to raise funds for children's charities. Oliver Shokouh is Love Ride's founder and owner of Harley-Davison® of Glendale located at 3717 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA, an authorized dealer for Harley-Davidson® and Buell® Motorcycles serving customers since 1948. Information about Love Ride and the dealership can be found online at

Autism Speaks
Since its inception in 2005, Autism Speaks has committed over $142.5 million to research through 2014 and developed innovative new resources for families. The organization is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks has played a critical role in securing federal legislation to advance the government's response to autism, and has successfully advocated for insurance reform to cover behavioral treatments. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit

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