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2014 A Ride To Remember - Ames, IA
Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 1 - 5 p.m.
Jack Trice Stadium
Cost $35 Per Rider

Join the Alzheimer's Association and Iowa State University Football Coach Paul Rhoads, on the 5th annual A Ride to Remember motorcycle event to raise money for those affected by Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. A meet & greet with Coach Rhoads as well as check-in will take place at Jack Trice Stadium. Coach will lead riders as they make their way around Central Iowa. After the event, come back to Jack Trice and enjoy a BBQ tailgate with Coach and other riders. Cost of $35 per person includes the ride, meet & greet with Coach, an event shirt and a BBQ tailgate. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association and additional donations are welcome.

Need additional event details or want to sponsor? Contact Kay Rader with the Alzheimer's Association at 515.440.6383 x105 or email


Click the ROUTE link below to view a map of the event route.  Below is a list of various gathering sites across the state.  Participants can gather and ride together as a group to the A Ride to Remember event in Ames.  If you need more details about these sites, please contact the person listed.

>View the event ROUTE

 Cedar Rapids  Mc Grath Power Sports
 4645 Center Point Rd NE
 Bruce Gross
 11 a.m.
 Fort Dodge  Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota
 2753 - 5th Ave S
 Matt Johnson
 11:30 a.m.
 Nevada  Check back for details    
 Quad Cities  Check back for details    
 Tama  Check back for details    

Jack Trice Stadium Agenda

 1 p.m.

 Registration & Check-in
 Meet & Greet
 Music Provided by KIOA

 2:15 p.m.  Group Photo with Coach
 2:30 p.m.  Kick Stands Up
 4:00 p.m.  Return to Jack Trice Stadium - BBQ


Again this year Boesen The Florist will host their annual RIDE TO THE RIDE leaving from Boesen The Florist in Des Moines.  This is an opportunity for those from the Des Moines area to ride together as a group to the A Ride To Remember event in Ames.  Register or check-in for the event, grab your t-shirt and gather with others headed to Ames. Boesen The Florist will supply coffee, leaders for the riders and a place to gather.

>Click here for directions to Boesen The Florist

Boesen The Florist Agenda

 11 a.m.  Registration & Check-in / Shirt Pick-Up / Coffee
 Noon  Leave for Jack Trice Stadium
 1 p.m.  Arrive at Jack Trice Stadium

**No need to check-in when you arrive in Ames if you've checked in at Boesen The Florist.


Cost to register is only $35 per person and includes:  the ride, meet and greet with Coach, event t-shirt and BBQ tailgate.  Coach Rhoads is excited about this being the 5th anniversary.  Because of this milestone our goal is to have 1,000 riders and we are attempting to raise over $100,000.  Additional donations are welcome to help reach this goal and can be added to your registration form.  Please note the $35 fee is per person not per bike. 

Register online by clicking the REGISTER button below. If you would like to pay with a check please download this registration form and return with payment to:

Alzheimer's Association
Attn: A Ride to Remember
1730 28th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266

If you have questions or would like to register over the phone, please call 515.440.2722. 


Chapter Sponsors



Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Bickford of Ames
Harlan Sports Management

Northcrest Community



2013 Event Day Photos

Click here to visit our Flickr page and view photos from the 2013 event

To download from Flickr: To download a photo for saving or printing at home, click on the photo to bring up its photo page. Once you're on the individual photo page, right-click on the photo and select the size you wish to download. On the new page, right-click on the photo and click "Save Picture As" to download.



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