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VW Beetles to cruise through Roseville

Annual Ranch Run raises money for Ride to Walk
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Bugs are invading Roseville!

But don't run and hide - instead, consider joining in on the fun. The seventh-annual Neillo Volkswagen Ranch Run takes place Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 15, with several events in Roseville that feature the VW Beetle. The family friendly event benefits Ride to Walk, Inc.

This Lincoln-based nonprofit organization provides therapeutic horseback riding programs to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities. Niello's Ranch Run has donated more than $87,000 so far to Ride to Walk, including $26,000 from last year's event.

"This fundraiser helps to keep our program running for the 55 children that we serve," said Executive Director Kristine Corn. "These children all have some sort of neurological disability and not only is this therapy for them, it's also their recreation."

The Ranch Run kicks off with a cruise that starts in Sacramento and ends at Sonic Burger in Roseville, and finishes Sunday with a caravan of hundreds of Volkswagens. 

~ Sena Christian

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Local Niello Volkswagen Ranch Run's events:

What: Kick-off rally and cruise

When: Starts at Niello VW in Sacramento at 6:30 p.m. and arrives in Roseville at 7 p.m., Friday, April 13

When: Sonic Burger, 913 Pleasant Grove Blvd. in Roseville

Cost: $10 to participate in the rally, free event at Sonic

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What: Runaround dinner and evening activities

When: 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, April 14

Where: Tuna's Buggy Works, 1125 Circuit Drive in Roseville

Cost: $10 to participate in runaround

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What: Runaround night cap

When: 8 p.m. to close Saturday, April 14

Where: Boxing Donkey Bar and Grill, 300 Lincoln St. in Roseville

Cost: General cover charge

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What: Ranch Run with music, cars, food, bake sale, raffle prizes, carnival games, and arts and crafts for kids

When: VWs gather at Niello VW in Sacramento at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 15 for caravan and events end at 10 p.m.

Where: Ride to Walk Ranch, 1630 Highway 193 in Lincoln

Cost: $5 for spectators, $20 for participants

Info: To register your VW for the event, visit www.nielloranchrun.com.