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.
If you are interested in riding you can get an entry form on our web site or for more info contact Craig Long, Central Illinois Green Club President, 815-263-7008.
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:
CIGC, C/O Jim Moody
PO 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.)|
|Cabery Fertilizer||Dimond Bros. Ins.|
|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!