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Just wanted to remind or notify everyone about the ride for kids July 15th.
 

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Lets hope it's not quite as warm this year as it was last year..................... :shock:
 

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Allstate Insurance
51 W. Higgins Rd.
South Barrington, IL 60010

Join hundreds of other motorcyclists for a scenic ride through the Illinois countryside. You’ll have a great time while raising funds for the PBTF's medical research and family support programs! Riders on all makes and models are welcome.

Registration opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 9:15. The police-escorted ride starts at 9:30 sharp, rain or shine!

The ride will loop back to the Allstate Insurance building in South Barrington. After a light lunch, participants will enjoy a Celebration of Life program that features interviews with young brain tumor survivors—the Ride for Kids® "stars" of the day. Award presentations to top fundraisers and distribution of premiums will follow.



There are thousands of motorcycles in this event!
 

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This is a great ride. Very well planned and supported and for a great cause. Plan on riding over an hour with every intersection blocked along the entire route. Come early to socialize. This is the best planned and organized group ride I'm aware of in Chicagoland.

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LetsRide said:
Lets hope it's not quite as warm this year as it was last year..................... :shock:
You can hope, but I have yet to see a Chicagoland RFK ride where it wasn't at least in the high 80's, and mostly it's been in the 90's on the day of the ride, and I've been to every Chicagoland RFK ride since 1996.

Oh, and if you show up late you can still donate the funds you raised and still are welcome to enjoy the light lunch and the Celebration of Life program that starts about Noon.

Things are going to be a little different. as in better, for this years ride. The route has been fine tuned since last year was the first ride out of the new stating location (South Barrington versus Northbrook). :D :D :D
 

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Well, I just attended our last Task Force meeting before the ride on Sunday and all I have to say is:

BARTLETT SUCKS!!!

The route that we used last year, that I laid out, ended up using a road that for a distance of only 3 blocks was in Bartlett's police jurisdiction and of course, people from the one subdivision that had an exit blocked for two periods of 20 minutes as the bikes flowed past raised holy hell with the police and mayor's office to the point where the Village of Bartlett officially refused to let the ride come thru on the same route unless we could get the state legislature to make a specific law stating that they could block that one exit road just for the ride. Did I mention that this is not a turn point, not a controlled intersection, just a simple side road where people have to wait for traffic regardless in order to pull out on to the road? :roll:

I would urge anyone with contacts within or on the Bartlett village board to call them and tell them they need to support the Ride for Kids, especially since the Chicagoland ride is the largest RFK ride in the country and raises nearly $400,000 every year for pediatric brain tumor research and other related programs.

The difficulties in changing the route due to that 3 block section have been enormous, and while the cause is worth it the stubbornness of just one village over such a short span is entirely ridiculous. :x :x :x
 

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A few folks will be meeting at the McDonalds just East of Barrington Road on Higgins with kickstands up to the staging area at 7:45AM tomorrow (Sun). Be ready with a full tank of gas, and there is a gas station at the corner of Barrington Road and Higgins. If you're looking for a group to ride with, just show up!

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It was a great ride. Where else can you go through red lights & stop signs only to have cops smile & wave instead of writing you a ticket?!

On top of a great ride, over $400,000 was raised for the kids.
 

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Nice to meet ya Pegster.

(yup, it was another great ride!)
 

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Nice to meet you too!
Glad to hear you guys had a great ride as well. Reno is adorable!
 
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