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A Ride to Remember
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Ride TO the Ride Details
Event Sponsors
Photos & Media Coverage


Join the Alzheimer's Association and Iowa State University Head Football Coach Paul Rhoads, on Sunday, June 21, 2015 for the 6th annual A Ride to Remember motorcycle event to raise money for those affected by Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.

This year’s BBQ tailgate will be open to families, so bring your significant others, kids, fathers and mothers!  This Father’s Day event will be special one, as Coach and his family join to honor their father and mother. This day also happens to be the longest day of the year (the summer solstice), which is a day the Alzheimer’s Association encourages individuals to do what they love all day to raise awareness for this disease. 

So join Coach Rhoads and over 500 other riders as they do what they love and help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease!

NEW this year, the BBQ tailgate, check-in and meet & greet with Coach Rhoads will take place BEFORE the motorcycle ride, beginning on the NORTH side of Jack Trice Stadium. Parking will be available in the ticket office parking lot and the lot between Hilton and Jack Trice.  Following the BBQ, Coach will lead riders as they make their way around Central Iowa.  Cost of $35 per person includes the ride, meet & greet with Coach, an event shirt and a BBQ tailgate. Families of the riders are encouraged to join for the BBQ tailgate (no shirt included) and can attend with a paying rider for $10 per adult and $5 per child (12 and under).

All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association and additional donations are welcome.



Families of those riding in the event, are welcome to join us for the BBQ Tailgate, which has been moved to BEFORE the ride.  Additional costs below.  Familes are encourage to wear purple, bring signs, pom poms, noisemakers etc and stay to help send off the riders!

$35 per rider - includes the ride, meet & greet with Coach, event t-shirt and BBQ tailgate
$10 per adult (with paying rider) - includes BBQ tailgate
$5 per child (12 & under with a paying rider) - includes BBQ tailgate

Online registration will be open soon, so please check back!  To register via phone call the Alzheimer's Association at 515.440.2722.



Again this year Boesen The Florist hosted their annual RIDE TO THE RIDE leaving from Boesen The Florist in Des Moines. We appreciate the support of Tom and Frank Boesen and their family on this great event!



Chapter Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Bickford of Ames
Harlan Sports Management
Northcrest Community


2014 Event Day Photos & Press Coverage

Photos of the 2014 event can be found by clicking HERE or the FLICKR image above. Once you locate a photo you'd like to download. Click on it to open and then use the DOWNLOAD button (looks like an arrow with a line under it) on the bottom right corner of the page.

>View the ABC5 coverage of the event
>View the Des Moines Register's coverage of the event
>View the Ames Tribune's coverage of the event
>View ISU Athletic Department's coverage of the event

2014 Media Day & Reason to Hope Luncheon

Coach spent a day back in May on his Alzheimer's Association media tour to promote the 2014 A Ride to Remember event. He passionately told his story of how his family has been affected by Alzheimer's and his mother's thirteen year battle.
Thank you to all the media who participated in this great day!

Great Day on KCWI 23
Des Moines Register
LAZER 103.3
STAR 102.5
KJJY 92.5
NASH 97.3
KIOA 93.3 - A Ride to Remember Sponsor
ABC 5 - A Ride to Remember Sponsor

>Click here to view photos from Media Day and our Reason to Hope luncheon.
>Click here to listen to Coach Rhoads' inspiring and emotional speech at the Reason to Hope luncheon.


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