​Ride for the Relay 2021 

08, 09, 11, 13, and 14 Bobby went all the way.  However he was involved in all the Rides after 2008 in some way.  Some years his health did't allow him to go all the way but he was still involved in one way or anther.  For years he supplied our wrist bands.  He was just and all around get it done type guy.  We love you Bobby and we will miss you.  I speak for the family.

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  -$20,000.00  -  1st Annual Reunion

                 2017  -$00,000.00  -  2nd Annual Reunion

                 2018  -       $5,000  -  3rd Annual Reunion

                     2019  -  $9,997.12  -  We rode it backwards

                     2021 -  $12,000 - For Mia Ware Foundation

I am waiting for the reports from the American Cancer Society  2017 & 2018. and will post the figures as soon as I get them.  You guys have done a great job.  This year we will

celebrate 19 years of the Ride for the Relay.  Come and be a part of it.

Today we loss another of our All the Way Gang Family.

Bobby "Road Kill" Taylor

passed away at 11:45, Feburary 21, 2024

Once a Marine always a Marine and he stood true to his oath.  There is no such thing as an exMarine.  

January 25, 2024, 0600 hours Ed Tokarz passed away.  In 2007 Ed was one of the first "All the Way Gang" members.  He continued to be a big part of the Ride in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2015.  His wife Ann was with him on every Ride except the first one in 2007.  Over the years they become family not only to Sue and I but to many of the All the Way Gang. 

A Celebration of Life may be held, in his honor at a later date.

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 2024

I would never expected the Ride for the Relay to be going 19 years after I started it but here we are.  I am going to step aside a little and turn the Ride over to Chad Bird.  Many of you know Chad, All the way Gang 2015.  You knew his mom Linda, All the way Gang 2012 & 2014.  His dad Doug, All the way Gang 2012, 2014 & 2015.  His daughter Jenna who we all know and love went on the Route more than once but never made the All the way Gang.

​Keep watching the web site and there will be some announcements coming by the end of February.  A little hint of what is in Chad's mind ------ Navy Pier and the Santa Monica Pier.  I wonder what is inbetween???  Stay tuned.

Information:  On Saturday, September 2, 2023 we had a very well attended back yard picnic with pulled pork, smoked turkey and several side dishes.  It was a great day and many in state and out of state friends visited.  As a fund raiser we didn't do very well but we didn't push it.  We just wanted to see everyone.  I don't know what this year has in store but keep watching this web site.