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Warriors riding for Lydia Allard

It's the second year for the Timmins club's fundraising ride
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The Warriors Hard Rock are holding a ride in support of Lydia Allard next week. Pictured are some of the members of the Timmins chapter. From left is secretary Jason Fasciano, tail gunner Rob Bielek, president Dale Brazeau, and treasurer Derek Gasior. Supplied photo

Riders are getting ready to hit the road in support of a local girl.

Warriors Hard Rock is holding a ride for Lydia Allard Saturday, Aug. 15. It starts and ends at J&B Cycle and Marine in Timmins.

“Every summer we try and do at least one ride for a local charity or for someone in need," said Jason Fasciano, secretary for the Timmins chapter of the Warriors motorcycle club.

When one of the members brought up Lydia, who has a rare congenital neuromuscular disorder called nemaline rod myopathy, Fasciano said they decided it would be the perfect thing to get involved in.

The ride leaves the Timmins business at 11 a.m.

“We’re going to ride by Lydia’s house. Her parents are going to have her in the driveway so she can see all the bikes and all the support as we go by,” he explained. 

Following the drive by there will be stops in Cochrane and Iroquois Falls before heading back to J&B where there will be prizes and raffles. The ride will be following physical distancing and rules for COVID-19.

This is the second year the club has held a fundraising ride. 

Last year, Fasciano said there were close to 80 bikes. 

“Weather allowing, I’d love to pass that," he said, noting that with COVID they're hoping to have the best turnout they can.

Warriors Hard Rock has been in town for a couple of years. 

“This year we were hoping to do two events but with the pandemic and stuff we weren’t able to,” he said.

When the restrictions started to loosen, he said they decided to go ahead with the charity ride. 

Entry is $30 per person or $40 per couple. 

To register, just show up at J&B prior to 11 a.m.

To make a donation or for more information, email or call Fasciano at 705-266-7687.

Maija Hoggett

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Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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