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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Day two of the NEA DARE to Ride Biker Classic kicked off Saturday with a poker run.

Nearly 700 motorcycles rolled through Jonesboro to raise money for the Jonesboro Police Department's DARE program.

All proceeds from the weekend will fund kid's t-shirts, books and more materials officers use during the DARE class. 

One DARE officer said the program has been the most rewarding part of his law enforcement career. 

"We do talk about drugs, alcohol and tobacco, but we talk about peer pressure and bullying and things like that, a lot of important things we think the kids need to help them as they get into their adolescent years," Jonesboro DARE officer Kevin Foust said. "Teaching these kids and helping them is just awesome. I love it."

This is the Jonesboro Police Department's 25th year of teaching DARE in public schools.

The DARE to Ride event continues Saturday night with live music on Main Street. 

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