Ride for the Relay History
2006 - $5,051.00 - 1 Rider
2007 - $8,123.00 - 6 Riders
2008 - $15,190.00 - 26 Riders
2009 - $25,000.00 - 27 Riders
2010 - $23,517.87 - 31 Riders
2011 - $18,661.31 - 57 Riders
2012 - $30,408.00 - 43 Riders
2013 - $20,782.00 - 36 Riders
2014 - $35,000.00 - 56 Riders
2015 - $50,266.00 - 99 Riders
10 year Total - $231,999.18 - 239 Different Riders
2016 -$00,000.00 - 1st Annual Reunion
2017 -$00,000.00 - 2nd Annual Reunion
2018 - $5,000 - 3rd Annual Reunion
2019 - $9,997.12 - We rode it backwards
I am waiting for the reports from the American Cancer Society for the last 4 years and will post the figures as soon as I get them. You guys have done a great job. This year we will
celebrate 15 years of the Ride for the Relay. Come and be a part of it.
Ride for the Relay 2021
I got my shots and things are looking up. You better start planning because it is happening!
September 4, 2021
The Ride is going to look a little different this year, we are trying to maybe bypass
some of the things we have see so many times and
stop of some of the places we have bypassed in the past.
I will tell you already that Henry's Rabbit Ranch will be on our list to see.
Remember this is your vacation, you are free to stop where you want, this will be covered more at the Riders Meeting.
Motels are coming slowly
September 3, 2021 we will be staying the:
Best Western Plus
225 SW Frontage Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Call (630) 226-1669 when directed press "0" to get the front desk
Ask for the Ride for the Relay block of rooms for $79.
. The 4pm meeting this year will be at the White Fence Farm located less than a mile from the motel.
When you check into the motel we will be there to give you directions and answer question.
This is a dinner meeting and will cost $25, that includes taxes and tip and all you can eat.
This is a meeting that I would like all the Riders/Drivers and passengers to attend.
It is always fun and informative with a very good question and answer period.
Also on this day we give you, your "Goody Bags" with pins, patches, stickers, etc.
September 4, 2021 at 8am there will be a blessing of the bikes/4 wheelers.
Route 66 is about 4 blocks from out motel in Bolingbrook.
At the 8am blessing of the bikes I will explain our plan for the day,
we want you to see as much of Illinois Route 66 as possible on our way to Staunton, IL.
1527 Herman Road
Exit 41 off I-55
Staunton, IL 62088-43480
Ask for the special Ride for the Relay rate of $66
September 5, 2021 at 8am there will be a blessing of the bikes/4 wheelers.
Our first stop today will be at Henry's Rabbit Ranch
we will be traveling through St. Louis, hello Ted Drew (it is a must stop) we know ice cream.
You need to know a few things will be different this day including our over night at.
28 Highway P
Cuba, MO 65453
Ask for the Special Ride for the Relay rate of $70
Missouri Hick BB-Q is where we hope everyone will have dinner,
I have wanted to eat there for 15 years.
September 6, 2021 at 8am there will be a blessing of the bikes/4 wheelers.
September 7, 2021 at 8am there will be a blessing of the bikes/4 wheelers.
September 8, 2021 at 8am there will be a blessing of the bikes/4 wheelers.
September 9, 2021 at 8am there will be a blessing of the bikes/4 wheelers.
September 10,2021 at 8am there will be a blessing of the bikes/4 wheelers.
September 11, 2021 at 8am there will be a blessing of the bikes/4 wheelers.
September 12, 2021 at 8am there will be a blessing of the bikes/4 wheelers.
September 13, 2021 at 8am there will be a blessing of the bikes/4 wheelers.
September 14, 2021 at 8am there will be a blessing of the bikes/4 wheelers.
we will arrive in San Bernardino, CA and are staying at the:
Surestay Plus Hotel By BW
294 East Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Ask for the RIDE FOR THE RELAY block of rooms for $99.99
We will arrive early and have time to rest in the afternoon,
I will try and line up the restaurant next door for those that want to have dinner.
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 than just him would make it a little better fundraiser. To make a long story a little shorter, he did it for 10 years (2015 was suppose to be the last year to ride Route 66), and was joined by over 233 people who went all the way (All the Way Gang) on motorcycles and in cars and trucks and motor homes. 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.
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".
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:
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.
2019----Guess what? We rode Route 66 again but this time we did it backwards. We started in California and ended in Illinois. There we 33 of us that went all the way but several that travel part of the way. Thanks to all those riders we raised almost $10,000 that will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Now back home working on the 2020 15 year celebration. I wonder what 2021 will bring????
Rodger L. Fox
63 E. Central Park Plaza
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
If you have questions please call 217-473-1525.
Ride for the Relay 2021