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Motorcycle Santa Riding Into Town Next Week

By Aaron Kraut

Thursday - 12/6/2012, 12:30pm  ET

Santa will be riding into Bethesda in style next week, on a motorcycle with about 20 cops in his entourage.

The annual “Santa’s Escort Ride,” to benefit the Children’s Inn at NIH will go on all day next Wednesday, Dec. 12, when MCPD motor officers escort Santa from Germantown to NIH with gifts in tow.

The Children’s Inn at NIH provides residences and services for sick kids undergoing treatment at NIH and their families, many who come from across the country to the Bethesda campus. The MCPD officers on the ride will give the kids gift bags and donations the department raised in a party at the Inn.

The riders will begin at the 5th District Germantown Station at 10 a.m. and hit the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Gaithersburg’s Sheehy Ford and stop at Vince and Dominics Pizzeria in Bethesda (10474 Auto Park Ave.) for a special luncheon.

The riders will then meet with Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce representatives and Police Chief Thomas Manger and depart for the Inn, where the party will start around 5:30 p.m.

Those interested in donating money to help police purchase gift cards for the event, should make clear they are donating to the “Santa Police Ride” when donating on the Children’s Inn website.

Photo via MCPD