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Dozens of motorcyclists are expected to take part in a fundraising ride for Daniel Colosimo, a biker who was severely injured when struck by a suspected drunken driver in Amherst this summer.

Registration for the "Colosimo Awareness Ride Against DWI" begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Gratwick Fire Hall and grounds, 110 Ward Road, North Tonawanda. The ride takes off at 11 a.m., and a $15 donation provides food and drinks for the non-alcoholic event that follows at the fire hall.

A $5 donation covers those who do not intend to ride but will attend the gathering, which begins at 1 p.m. Children under 12 are free.

Colosimo was severely injured when a vehicle struck him from behind as he sat on his motorcycle at a stop light at Sheridan Drive and Bailey Avenue in Amherst in the early morning hours of Aug. 4. An Erie County sheriff's deputy who was off-duty at the time, Michael E. Haug, has been charged with driving while intoxicated and vehicular assault.