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

The 9th Annual Jessica Peine Memorial Ride and Music Festival returns this Friday Sep 20 and Saturday Sep 21, which helps spread Organ Donation Awareness and supports Jessica Faye’s Closet.

This year’s event is being held in honor of Organ Donors Austin Gainuss, Nick Hartman and Devin Estabrook.

The fun kicks off on Friday night with live music at Missipi Brewing Co. (107 Iowa Ave. Muscatine). Admission is just $5.

 

Friday Night’s Lineup:

6 – 6:45 p.m.      Vann Britt

7 – 7:45 p.m.      The Damn Gallaghers

8 – 8:45 p.m.      Love Dogs

9 – 9:45 p.m.      Hermit Longhorn

10 – 11 p.m.      NonGrata

11:15 – 1 a.m.   Stygian

 

The 2019 Memorial Ride takes place on Saturday Sep 21. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and the Blessing of the Bikes commences at 9:45 a.m. by the Pearl City Disciples CMA. Kick Stands Up at Riverside Park (101 W Mississippi Drive Muscatine) at 10 a.m.  The cost to participate in the ride is only $10.

The ride this year will travel to Eagles Nest (501 Main St. Keithsburg) and then to Ducky’s Lagoon (13515 78th Ave W Taylor Ridge). Don’t forget to sign up for the “Bug Assassin” competition for only $5!

The fun continues at Missipi Brewing Co. with live music all night and a Bike Show from 5 – 8 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 bikes, as well as the loudest bike (competition will take place at 7 p.m.). Admission is just $5.

 

Saturday’s Live Music Lineup:

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

6 – 6:45 p.m.                    Riding Atlas

7 – 8 p.m.                         Facing Time

8:15 – 9:15 p.m.               1st Impression

9:30 – 10:45 p.m.            Northbrook

11 – 1 a.m.                       Mizzippi Mud

 

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 9th Annual Jessica Peine Memorial Ride and Music Festival, please visit https://www.pearlcityliferidersrc.com/9th-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.