Ride the River 2016
Welcome to the Ride the River 2016 tractor drive. Here are some specific details about this year’s ride. All tractor drivers must be licensed drivers, 16 years of age or older. Drivers must stay with their assigned group and must not pass other tractors. No wagons, flat beds, campers, or any other apparatus shall be pulled by tractors. Riders are permitted with a CIGC board approved seat. Tractors must be equipped with an SMV sign as per the laws of the State of Illinois.
Photo Gallery and Video
Check out the Ride the River 2016 Photo Gallery. We would like to extend a thank you to Ron Lukow for photographing the event!
Here is a video that shows highlights of the 2016 ride.
Signing Up to Ride The River 2016
Signing up to Ride The River is easy. The registration fee is $50. Second riders or tractors that change drivers are an additional $25. Please make checks payable to the “CIGC”. This includes lunch and a commemorative cap. Extra lunch tickets are $11 each. Please include the fees for additional drivers and lunches with the registration fee. Mail check, proof of insurance, and registration form (Get Adobe Acrobat to view the PDF Form) to:
Central Illinois Green Club
P.O. Box #8
Bonfield, IL 60913
Directions to Ride The River 2016
The ride will begin at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds: 213 W 4000 South Road Kankakee IL 60901
- From I-57 Exit 308, South on Route 45/52: Travel one mile to the Kankakee County Fairgrounds. Watch for Ride the River Signs.
- From Kankakee: On Route 45/52, approximately four miles south to the Kankakee County Fairgrounds.
Once you are at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds please follow the signs to truck and trailer parking.
Ride The River 2016 Itinerary
Download the Itinerary here. Download the Route Map here.
Ride The River 2016 Additional Information
- Please arrive with your tractor in good working condition
- A slow moving vehicle (SMV) sign must be displayed
- Those tractors equipped with shared or auxiliary seats must be approved by the Central Illinois Green Club Safety Committee. The decision of the Safety Committee is final.
- Maps will be provided the day of the event for those who will be following our progress.
For any questions, or additional information, please contact Stan Dietz at 815-674-2306.
Ride The River 2016 Sponsorship Information
NDY Manufacturing is the signature sponsor for this year’s ride. We appreciate everyone’s support! Here is the complete sponsor list:
|NDY Manufacturing||Long, Craig|
|Shirley Roach Memorial||Lorenz Auctions & Real Estate|
|AHW LLC (Manteno)||Lorenz Heating & Air Conditioning|
|Allers Aluminum Products||Lukow, Ron|
|Bauer Truck Service Inc.||McGregors Collision|
|Cabery Fertilizer||Melco Tire|
|Central Illinois Transportation Inc.||Norman Bauer Trucking|
|Chebanse Ag Service Inc||Pepsi|
|Churilla, Carol||Perry Farm|
|Coke||Pro Harvest Seeds, Inc.|
|Dietz Stan & Janeen||R&R|
|Dralle Chevrolet||Rub Ford|
|Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home||Shaaf Window Co.|
|Eipers, Larry & Joyce||Slow Boys Tractor/Eng. Club|
|Evans, John & Nancy||Smolkovich Farms|
|Farmer’s Daughter||State Bank of Herscher|
|First Farm Credit Services||State Rep. Kate Cloonenv|
|Fulton, John||Stauffenberg Farms|
|Granger Enterprises||Steiner Tractor Parts|
|Grosso Construction Co.||Stoller International, Inc.|
|Hansens Window Coverings||Stor-Loc|
|Heritage FS, Inc.||Supreme Landscape|
|Herscher Grain||Thee Olde Time Farm Show|
|Hoekstra’s||Tony’s Pizza in Peotone|
|Savarino, Jim & Jenny||Twin Rivers Camp Grounds|
|Kankakee County Fair Grounds||Ultra Foods|
|Kleinert, Allyn||Walmart S.|
|KRK Plumbing & Heating||Warmbrod Mike|
|Krogers||Will County Threshermens Assoc.|
|Lindgren Enterprises Inc|
Ride The River 2016 Press Information
Here is the official Ride The River 2016 Press Release. Get Adobe Acrobat to view the Press Release.
Once again we would like to thank everyone for their support!
We hope to see you at this year’s Ride the River tractor Drive!