Roofs 4 Vets Benefit Ride August 28th

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The  Roofs 4 Vets Benefit Ride will be held on Saturday, August 28th beginning at Shenanigans, 3203 Jackson Street, Dubuque.  Sign-up will start at 11:00 AM, then it's kickstands up at noon!

The ride is a joint effert of Custom Riders R.C. Inc., Dubuque County Veterans Affairs, Dubuque Home Improvement and Shenanigans.  Organizers state the event's goal is to help home town veterans who are dealing with homes in jeopardy or disrepair.

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