Ride for the Relay 2019
It is a little early for any information on the 2019 Ride. I can tell you this, we will be leaving California on September 7, 2019 and traveling Old Route 66 (backwards for us) to Illinois. It will take 12 days from California to Illinois and there will be a boat load of memories.
On the Mother road again
Just can't wait to get on the road again
The life I love is making memories with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again
In 2006 Rodger L. Fox had an idea to raise money for the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life". His plan was to get people to sponsor him to ride Old Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, California. That first year raised around $3,500. People gave him $66 at the start and another $66 if he finished. Not only did he finish but got some national attention from a magazine called Wing World (a Honda Motorcycle Club organization). This put his name out there and he started getting calls as to when he would be making the ride the following year. Rodger had only planned to do this once but thought maybe another year would be fun and maybe more that just him would make it a little better fundraiser. To make a long story a little shorter, he did it for 10 years, was joined by over 233 people who went all the way (All the Way Gang) on motorcycles and in cars and trucks. The group over the 10 years raised over $250,000 with all of it going to the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life". It wasn't just the "All the Way Gang" but hundreds of people made donations and rode part of the way to help find a Cure For Cancer.
In 2016 the Ride for the Relay had it's first Ride for the Relay Reunion in Decorah, Iowa. It was hosted by the Bird Family with Chad Bird being the leader. It was a great success and a lot of fun. It is hard to explain all the excitement we had. The placing of the Memory Rocks at the creek near the camp grounds to the great Rides in the area, it was a great success. Click on the memu above for "1st Annual Reunion 2016".
In 2017 the Ride for the Relay Reunion was in Evansville, Indiana. Click on the menu above for "Second Annual Reunion 2017". Host Scott and Christina Whitfield did a wonderful job of hosting the event and making everyone feel welcome. If you could not join us but wanted to help, you can click the DONATE BUTTON below or mail your donation to:
In 2018 the Ride for the Relay Reunion was in Springfield, Missouri. Click on the menu above for "Third Annual Reunion 2018". Host Roy and Virgina Steager did such a great job and got us so excited about Route 66 that we are going to Ride it again in 2019. Watch this web site for all the latest information. Roy and Virgina the work you put into this Reunion was awesome just like you guys.
Rodger L. Fox
63 E. Central Park Plaza
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
If you have questions please call 217-473-1525.