Celebrate life and help spread Organ Donation Awareness in Muscatine this weekend!

The 8th Annual Jessica Peine Memorial Ride and Music Festival is happening this Saturday Sep 15, which helps spread Organ Donation Awareness and supports Jessica Faye’s Closet.

The memorial ride departs from Riverside Park (101 W Mississippi Drive Muscatine) at 10:30 a.m. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the group photo will take place at 10 a.m. The Blessing of the Bikes commences at 10:15 a.m. by the Pearl City Disciples CMA.  The cost to participate in the ride is only $10.

The ride this year will travel to Judy’s Barge Inn (600 W Front St. Buffalo) and then to Ducky’s Lagoon (13515 78th Ave W Taylor Ridge). Don’t forget to sign up for the “Bug Assassin” competition!

The fun continues at Missipi Brew (107 Iowa Ave Muscatine). There will be a Bike Show from 5-7 p.m. for a $5 entry fee. Music Festival attendees will vote on the top 3 bikes (trophies will be awarded).

Live music at the Brew includes (gates open at 4 p.m. $5 admission):

4:45 – 5:45 p.m.              John Paul Jones Group

6 – 7 p.m.                         Facing Time

7:15 – 8:15 p.m.              Seven Shy

8:30 – 9:45 p.m.              First Impression

10 – 11:15 p.m.               Hong Kong Sleepover

11:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.        Toxic Blonde with Special Guests


Jessica Peine passed away tragically in 1998, due to being struck by a vehicle on her way home from school. Her parents made the difficult decision to allow their young daughter to become an organ donor. Because of their strength and important decision, Jessica was able to donate her eyes, heart valves and skin tissue to others in need. Her parents, along with the Pearl City Life Riders RC continue to keep her memory alive while helping raise awareness and funding for both the Iowa Donor Network and Jessica Faye’s Closet. For more information on Jessica’s story, please visit https://www.iowadonornetwork.org/about/stories-of-hope/jessica-peine.

For more information on the 8th Annual Jessica Peine Memorial Ride and Music Festival, please visit https://www.pearlcityliferidersrc.com/8th-annual-jessica-peine-memorial-ride-and-music-festival.html.


Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.