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Club 55 bike rally helps feed Niagara kids
Triple Crown plays to the crowd on Sunday during Club 55's charity bike rally "Ride to 55." (Richard Harley)

A band on the roof, a parking lot full of motorbikes, all for a good cause.

Club 55’s "Ride to 55" motorcycle rally raised more than $500 for No One Goes Hungry, a Niagara charity that supplies lunches to students in need across the community.

The Sunday event saw Niagara band Triple Crowns take the rooftop stage, playing for people on the patio and in the parking lot.

Carey Benvenuti, of No One Goes Hungry, said the charity started about five years ago and supports the Salvation Army and a local high school.

“We’ve done well over 100,000 meals in the local Niagara community to date,” she said.

The proceeds from the rally will help the charity with “enough startup to be able to prepare meals for back-to-school,” she said.

Similar rallies will be taking place the next few Sundays but with automobiles, said Club 55 promoter Kendra Dyer.

“We want classic cars, we want awesome trucks, because we want to do this all year round as well.”

Benvenuti said the rally also helps bring awareness about the charity to different bike clubs, so they can help offer extra support.

“Speaking to the guys that are here from the different clubs, they’re like, ‘You should come and talk at the club and tell us what you’re doing so we can help support you better.'”

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