Motorcycle Santa Ride 2011- Long Island Style

Our Mission: Bring a little Christmas cheer to the people on the roads.

Mission Status: Success.

Santas at the Yaphank Garage

Last year, I hit the road dressed as a lone wolf Santa. But this year,… I’m pleased to say that I had a few friends who decided to join me in spreading good cheer.

GLanterns Santa Ducati 1098

Aside from two-wheeled Santas, our group was two elves strong. In fact, I had my own pillion elf. Chloe braved the cold  to partake in the fun.

Santa and her little elf

It is amazing that something as simple as dressing up in a costume and riding around on your motorcycle can bring so many people happiness. But, it does.

When is the last time you saw a pair of size 12 motorcycle boots like this? They alone are good for a laugh.

Elf motorcycle boots

We decided to take what would normally be the most “un-fun” riding route in town – we headed to where all of the people were. Hell, we even cruised through a mall parking lot. Un-fun? Not this time!

The reactions that we got from onlookers were priceless. Honking, cheers, waves, people taking photos of us – there is no doubt about it, we brought a smile to many faces. I would go so far as to say that we made a few people’s day. I’m pretty proud of that. A simple act brought much happiness.

People taking our picture

At the end of our ride we made our way into Port Jefferson for coffee. The group of us universally decided that it just might have been the most fun ride we’d had all year.

The joy, the happiness, the laughter – it was all so infectious. It really did my heart good.

I can’t wait to go again. I suspect our next ride will pick up a few more Santas along the way, too.


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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16 Responses

  1. George says:

    Great idea for a ride, looks like everyone had fun both on the bikes and on the cages 🙂

  2. Lauren says:

    Another positive view of motorcyclists! THANK YOU!

  3. Awesome. Just awesome.

  4. GLantern says:

    It was a great time I can not wait to do it again!

  5. ToadMama says:

    Girl, you take holiday fun to a whole new level! I love the pics. All of them. But the one I love the most is the one you got of not one, but TWO people taking your picture right back!

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      You wouldn’t believe how many people took our photos! Its kind of funny to think that you exist for a moment in a strangers life and then when they snap your photo, you stay with them for the life of that photo. They’ll “remember” that moment every time they see that pic.

  6. Kari says:

    That was Great! What a fun way to spread Christmas cheer!

  7. Good on you! Merry Christmas guys!

  8. Did you know I am from Long Island originally?

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      No, Leslie – I didn’t 🙂 Nassau or Suffolk?

      You’re the second person who surprised me with that news today.

      I, on the other hand am not originally from here. And I look forward to the time I once again spread my wings and move from here. It’s been a great experience and I’ve met lots of wonderful people but the west coast is calling my name. Just a few more years…

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