Ride The River 2018

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Ride the River 2018

Welcome to the Ride the River 2018 tractor drive! On August 25, 2018 the Central Illinois Green Club is hosting the bi-annual RIDE THE RIVER event. The goal of this event is to raise funds to help support eight local FFA’s, (Central, Dwight, Herscher, Iroquois West, Manteno, Peotone, River Valley, and Tri Point) while providing tractor riders with an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Kankakee River Valley.

Our Goal in 2018 is to once again help ensure the continued growth for our local FFA Chapters. This year on August 25, 2018 we will present Ride The River 2018 to further this goal.

Rules of Ride The River 2018

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. All tractors must travel at least 11 MPH.  Under no circumstance is alcohol allowed.  


Signing Up to Ride The River 2018

Signing up to Ride The River is easy. The registration fee is $75. Second riders or tractors that change drivers are an additional $25. Please make checks payable to the “CIGC”. This includes lunch and cap. Extra lunch tickets are $11. Please include 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

All entries must be in by Aug 15, 2018. This ride is limited to 150 tractors.

Here is a video that shows highlights of the 2018 ride.

A special thank you to Carrie Stauffenberg for creating this video.



Ride The River 2018 Sponsorship Information

We appreciate everyone’s support! Without our sponsors we would not be able to fulfill our mission.  Here is the complete sponsor list for the 2018 ride:


NDY Manufacturing Arends Hogan Walker
Schaaf Truck & Tractor Museum A&L Land & Buildings LLC
Central Illinois Transportation Inc. Grosso Construction Co.
In Memory of Eugene Duby KRK Plumbing & Heating
McCullough (Use of Kabota) Norman V. Bauer Trkng. Corp. (Porta Pots.)
Soilbiotics Staufenburg Farms
Cabery Fertilizer Dimond Bros. Ins.
Anderson, Linda Aqua
Bauer Truck Service Inc. Benoit Aerial Spraying, Inc.
Boyd, Duane & Anna Mae Chebanse Ag Service Inc
Compassionate Vet Care Of Herscher LLC Compeer Financial
Country Chevrolet Dietz, Stan & Janeen
Dralle Chivrolet Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home
Evergreen Sod Eye Physicians of Kankakee
Farmer’s Daughter Herscher Auto Tech Inc.
Kankakee Farm Bureau Lindgren Enterprises Inc
Melco Tire Nana’s Bakery
Pontiac RV R&R Construction
River Country Radio River Valley Radio
Roach, Ann Savarino, Jim & Jenny
Smith, Koelling, Dykstra & Ohm, P.C. Smolkovich Farms LLC
Smolkovich, John & Diane State Bank of Herscher
WGFA Radio River Valley Auction
All Power Blains Farm & Fleet
Farmers Elevator Co. F Weber Printing Inc.
Hansens Window Coverings Hoekstra Transportation , LLC
JK Steel Erectors, Inc. Lorenz Auction Service
Lorenz Heating & Air Conditioning Pro Harvest Seeds, Inc.
McGregors Countryview Collision  


Thank you to all the sponsors and drivers!

Once again we would like to thank everyone for their support!

We hope to see you at the next Ride the River tractor Drive in 2020!