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A Ride to Remember
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Join the Alzheimer's Association and Iowa State University Head Football Coach Paul Rhoads and his wife Vickie, 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 Father’s Day event will be a special one, as Coach and his family join to honor their father and remember their 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 to do, all day to raise awareness for this disease.

So join Coach Rhoads and over 600 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. The annual purple bandanna will be available at the event for a recommended donation of $5 a piece.

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Day-of Event Schedule

Noon Check-in / Registration, BBQ Tailgate, Meet & Greet with Coach Rhoads - NORTH SIDE OF JACK TRICE
1:40 Opening Remarks - Coach Rhoads
1:50 Group Photo
2:00 Kick-Stands Up
3:30 Approximately when ride is complete

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

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Families and those in the community are encouraged to wear purple, bring signs, pom poms, noisemakers etc and join staff and volunteers to line the streets and help send off the riders! Riders will leave Jack Trice on the NORTH side of the stadium around 2 p.m.

$35 Driver- includes the ride, meet & greet with Coach, event t-shirt and BBQ tailgate
$35 Rider - includes the ride, meet & greet with Coach, event t-shirt and BBQ tailgate

To Register

  1. Online by clicking HERE or the REGISTER button above. OR
  2. Via phone by calling the Alzheimer's Association at 515.440.2722. OR
  3. Via mail by downloading the 2015 Ride Registration Form and returning it, with payment to the address on the form.

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Again this year Boesen The Florist will host 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!

Gathering at 10 a.m.
Kick-stands up headed to Ames at 11 a.m. 

3422 Beaver Ave
Des Moines, IA

Gathering Locations

The following are locations set-up by volunteers who will be riding as a group from areas across the state. For details on these gathering locations please contact the person coordinating the gathering.



Meeting Time

Contact Person

Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota TBD TBD

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Chapter Sponsors




Gold Sponsors




Silver Sponsors

Get your company logo HERE! Call Kay Rader at 515.440.2722 x8206.

Bronze Sponsors

Bickford Assisted Living of Ames
Harlan Sports Management
Schneider Foundation 

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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.


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!

>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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