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River Perk in Wetumpka, AL to host Riki's Ride on August 23

At River Perk in Wetumpka, Alabama, customers can create their own drinks — from a Spicy Mexican drink made with Mayan chocolate and Death Wish with espresso to coffee-inspired milkshakes, River Perk has it all. 

"We don't have standard flavors," Savannah Dart, the barista, said. "We like our guests to create their own drinks because every guest is different." 

River Perk started in 2015 and is in the heart of Wetumpka, which was recently named a Main Street Alabama city for its economic development. It serves Death Wish coffee daily, including Death Cups. 

The coffee shop also does whatever it can to give back to its 8,220-person community. And on August 23, River Perk will host Riki Rachtman, Lea Vendetta, and Riki's Ride as they make their way through Alabama. Riki's Ride is traveling the country and raising money this year for Stop Soldier Suicide, a veteran organization that provides mental health counseling, housing assistance, emergency financial aid, alternative therapies, and more.

[Read more: Riki's Ride rolling to Caffeine Corps in Mobile, Alabama]

"We truly believe in giving back. It's really important for us to do good," Dart, who is from a military family, said. "  And our soldiers put their lives on the line for us each and every day. They come back, and you  don’t even see their wounds. But they’re there. We don't know what they see — and sometimes they aren't even allowed to talk about it. I think this particular cause is important to show people that this is happening, so let’s find a way to help them.”

If you're located near Wetumpka, Alabama, head to River Perk on Thursday, Aug. 23 at noon to support the cause! Full event details below. 


  • What: Riki's Ride stopping at River Perk
  • Where: 109 Company St, Wetumpka, AL 36092
  • When: 12 p.m. on August 23
  • More information: Come support Stop Soldier Suicide and drink Death Wish Coffee, take pictures, and get autographs from Riki and Lea.

Related: Riki Rachtman is traveling the country on a motorcycle for veterans