Ride for the Relay 2019
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.
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.
Today is May 8, 2020 and everything is still on for our Celebration on Sept 4/5/6. I am working this week with motels and will have the word out for you by next week if not sooner. The banquet hall is rented for Sunday Sept 6 and we are getting thing ready for our Saturday night cook out/pop luck at our house. Some entertainment is already lined up also. We are getting excited and hope you are too.
At this time we are still planning on having our 3 day Celebration but we are watching the Coronavirus
very close. Today is March 30 please be wise.
Ride for the Relay Homecoming
Mark your calendar
September 4/5 & 6, 2020
It is the 15th year Celebration right here in Jacksonville, Illinois
Watch this web site and your eMails for announcements and schedule of events.