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RED OAK, Iowa – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran and motorcycle enthusiast, on Friday, announced Joni’s Ride Across Iowa (JRAI). This two-day motorcycle ride with folks across Iowa will be held from October 10 – 11 and feature a total of six stops across the state. All proceeds will benefit the Puppy Jake Foundation and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation’s Derecho Disaster Recovery.

At each stop will include a short program with remarks from the foundation, a few words from Joni, and brief media availability.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are forgoing a traditional Roast & Ride and instead are thrilled to announce JRAI for fellow motorcyclists across the state to join. All licensed motorcyclists are encouraged to join the ride.

Governor Kim Reynolds, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, State Senator Randy Feenstra, State Senator Marianne Miller-Meeks, State Representative Ashley Hinson, and former Congressman David Young have been invited to attend stops in their area.

ABOUT THE RIDE: 
This ride will be modeled off a “poker run” where riders depart and arrive at the destinations at their own pace, as opposed to the more traditional pack riding of past Roast and Rides. The two-day route will be as follows: Sioux City, Carroll, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport. A detailed route is below.

DAY ONE ROUTE (Saturday):
Sioux City
 (Rooster’s Harley-Davidson)
              o   Event Start – Approximately 8:30 a.m. CDT
Carroll (Harley Davidson of Carroll)
              o   Event Start – Approximately 12:00 p.m. CDT
Des Moines (Big Barn Harley-Davidson)
              o   Event Start – Approximately 3:00 p.m. CDT

DAY TWO ROUTE (Sunday):
Des Moines
 (Big Barn Harley-Davidson)
              o   Event Start – Approximately 10:00 a.m. CDT
Cedar Rapids (Metro Can-Am)
              o   Event Start – Approximately 1:00 p.m. CDT
Davenport (Scott County Victory Office)
              o   Event Start – Approximately 3:35 p.m. CDT

TICKETS:
Tickets will be $10 for riders and cover the ride. Non-rider attendees are encouraged to make a free-will donation. Riders must show a valid motorcycle license and sign a waiver. Same-day registration is permitted. All ticket proceeds will go directly to the Puppy Jake Foundation and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

To purchase tickets, please visit RoastandRide.com.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATIONS:
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation has established the Derecho Disaster Recovery to provide direct relief to the most vulnerable following the devastating storm in August.

Puppy Jake Foundation is an Iowa-based nonprofit organization whose only mission is to provide veterans with professionally trained service dogs. 

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:
With the ongoing risk posed by COVID-19, all of the JRAI programming will be held outdoors. In addition, attendees will be encouraged to practice social distancing and wear masks. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

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