Ride The River 2016

Ride The River 2016


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
Anderson Linda McDonalds
Bauer Truck Service Inc. McGregors Collision
Cabery Fertilizer Melco Tire
Central Illinois Transportation Inc. Norman Bauer Trucking
Chapman Mark Panozzos
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!