Autism ride set for Saturday

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The second year of Snowride in Deer Lake yeilded 50 snowmobiles, that’s up from last year’s total of 12.

Donna Giles credits organization for the increase of participants, and said starting early helped get more people involved and more support.

“We had a lot more people interested in it this year, with a lot more sponsors coming forward as well,” said Giles, who herself has a son with autism.

“(Deer Lake) Search and Rescue will be taking part as well for safety, the trails will be groomed and marked and now all we can do is pray for snow.”

The ride for autism leaves Premium Auto World, then runs north to the sinkhole, a popular snowmobile destination near Woody Point.

Lunch will be served along the way and participants are required to either pay a $20 fee or have a minimum of $30 in sponsorships.

“The kids that are able to go along enjoyed it last year and we think they will again this year,” said Giles.

Snowride 2014 is set for March 1.

Registration is between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Geographic location: Deer Lake, Woody Point

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