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'Coast in for Autism' raises money and awareness for research

12:04 AM, Apr 29, 2013   |    comments
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Two motorcyclists braved the soggy weather and headed out on the open road for the annual "Coast in for Autism" on Sunday.

The ride usually draws hundreds of people, but this year only two people participated.

Coyote Joe's helped in its effort to raise money and awareness for autism research.

"Coast in for Autism" founder, Danny Huffaker, created the ride in honor of his son, who has Asperger's. Huffaker said while Sunday's ride was about learning, it was also about having fun.

"A lot of motorcyclists riders wear black shirts, so I figure they have a closet full of those, so we try to come up with something fun. And Richard here at Coyote Joe's is extremely generous," said Huffaker. "He throws a pig on the smoker and opens up the doors to everybody."

"Coast in for Autism" started eight years ago. Huffaker's mission was to show his son that he's just as normal as everybody else.

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