2014 Posts


Sunday, October 19, 2014 8:30 A.M. 
We’ll be leaving the Burger King parking lot, located at 170 Countryside Plaza, Countryside, IL (West side of La Grange Road, across from the Dealer) at 9:00 A.M. sharp. We will stop for lunch at Clasen’s Tavern in Union. Lunch is on you. Afterwards we will proceed to the Railroad Museum. If you pre-register at the Chapter meeting the cost of admission is $5, otherwise cost is $10.

Sandwich Fair Ride

Chapter Ride to the Sandwich Fair – Sunday September 7, 2014
Cost is $9.00 per person. The ride will be leaving the Burger King parking lot, located at 170 Countryside Plaza, Countryside, IL (West side of La Grange Road, across from the Dealer) at 10:00 A.M. sharp. http://www.sandwichfair.com/fair_schedule.html


Dear Member,

We’re heading into the middle of a fantastic riding season.  I hope you’ll take a few moments to review the highlights of our upcoming events:

July Chapter Ride – Sunday, July 6 – Congo River Golf & Exploration, Hoffman Estates, IL.  Cost is $8.00 per person for 9 holes.  The ride will be leaving the Burger King parking lot, located at 170 Countryside Plaza, Countryside, IL (West side of La Grange Road, across from the Dealer) at 10:00 A.M. sharp.  For more information or to sign up, e-mail Pete atactivites@IllinoisRoute66HOG.com.

Stuff We Missed Ride – Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13 – The Chapter will be riding Route 66 once again to check out those sites we missed last year.  Friday night, we will be staying at the Super 8 Springfield East, 1330 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield IL. (217-528-8889). Saturday night, we will be staying at the Days Inn, 12 Commerce Drive, Collinsville IL. (618-345-2000). Sunday will be a leisurely ride home.  Rooms at both hotels are held under Illinois Route 66 HOG/Robert Baren.  The ride will be leaving the Burger King parking lot, located at 170 Countryside Plaza, Countryside, IL (West side of La Grange Road, across from the Dealer) at 8:00 A.M. sharp.  To sign up or send along questions regarding the “Stuff We Missed Ride” e-mail Rob at director@IllinoisRoute66HOG.com.

Community Nurses Xtreme 10 Race – Sunday, July 13 – For those who are unable to attend the “Stuff We Missed” Ride, this is a great opportunity to help out an organization the Chapter charity efforts support.  The Chapter sponsors the Community Nurse Association Xtreme 10 Race, and volunteers are needed for a short time Sunday morning to help get participants safely across various roads, and to help distribute water during and at the end of the race.  Volunteers arrive at the event site at 5:45 AM. The runners start at 7:30 AM.  There will be food and Lagunitas at the end of the race.  If you would like to help out, contact Michelle Garand at mgrand@communitynurse.org.

Chapter Picnic – Saturday, August 9th.  Starting around Noon.  This is a fantastic event hosted by members Rick and Deb Poillucci at their home in Woodstock.  14804 Route 176, Woodstock, IL (2 miles west of the intersection of Rt. 176 and Rt. 47).  Bring the family for an afternoon of food, fun, wagon rides and even a bonfire!  Bring a dish to pass and your favorite beverage.  Overnight camping is encouraged, so please bring a tent.  Volunteers who can come early and help setup would be appreciated.  To sign up to attend or to help set up, e-mail Jimmy Dyers at jimmytwobears99@sbcglobal.net.

F.A.S.T.  Ride – Sunday August 17 – This is a 160‐mile escorted ride that begins and ends at Galway Bar and Grill in Elmhurst (Roosevelt Road at I‐294).  This ride is led by our very own Jimmy Dyers.  This year, lunch will be provided in Diamond, IL.  Registration forms are available online (www.fastride.us). Blockers and other volunteers are always welcome and needed.  Mark your calendars.

We still have a busy summer ahead.  I hope to see you at many of these events!

Thank you,

STUFF WE MISSED RIDE July 11-13, 2014

If you are planning to join us for the exciting “Stuff We Missed” Ride and did NOT receive an email with details for hotel rooms, please contact our Director, Rob Baren director@illinoisroute66hog.com as soon as possible.

Little Angels, Demo Rides & More

Dear Member,
Here are some important updates:
Little Angels Ride
This Sunday, May 18 is the Little Angels Ride. We depart promptly at 7:30 a.m. from the Maple Tree Family Restaurant at the corner of North Ave. (IL Rt. 64) and IL Route 83. If you have purchased your ticket but will not be able to attend, please e-mail robbaren@yahoo.com. If you have not yet purchased a ticket, you may do so online at www.lapledgerun.com, or you may get tickets at the door.

Harley-Davidson Demo Truck
The Harley-Davidson Demo Truck will be at Illinois Harley-Davidson on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. Ride leaders are needed to help with this event. Volunteers will have the opportunity to lead participants through a set, scenic, ten-mile ride through nearby forest preserves. If you volunteer, you will be able to ride a different, new, Harley-Davidson motorcycle every time! If you are interested in leading a ride e-mail Carol Ferguson at c.ferguson@windycityhd.com.

Informal Rides Every Sunday
Don’t forget that, even if there’s not a Chapter ride, chapter members and friends are always welcome at an informal breakfast ride every Sunday. The group meets at the McDonald’s at the corner of 22nd St. and Harlem Ave., and departs for a new breakfast destination promptly at 9 a.m.

ILHD Birthday Bash, Chapter T-Shirts, & Road Captain Meeting

Illinois Harley-Davidson Birthday Bash
This Saturday, May 3, is the 4th Annual Birthday Bash at Illinois Harley-Davidson and Illinois Route 66 HOG will be a part of the festivities.  We need your help!  Please stop by between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to help out at the Chapter booth, serve beverages (tips to the HOG charity fund), and to help fellow bikers park safely.  If you have questions, please e-mail Rob Baren at director@IllinoisRoute66HOG.com.

IL Route 66 Chapter T-Shirts
Chapter member t-shirts should be in and can be picked up or purchased on Saturday.  If you ordered a shirt, make sure you come by and show your Illinois Route 66 HOG pride.  Shirts for members are $10 (2XL and 3XL are $12).

Road Captain Meeting
For those interested in being a part of our Road Captain team, we’ll have a brief informational meeting at 4 p.m. at Illinois Harley-Davidson on Saturday.  Come by for the festivities and stay for a short time to learn more about assisting with rides and ride safety.

ILLINOIS STATE H.O.G. RALLY 2014 – July 17-19

Registration is now open for the 25th annual ILLINOIS STATE H.O.G RALLY in Quincy, IL. Check out the website http://ilstatehogrally.com/index.html or call 414-810-7433.
Registration closes May 29, 2014
Located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi, in the heart of West Central Illinois, is the beautiful town of Quincy. You will experience rides along the river as well
as inland on the best two lane riding in the state.
Register today!
Annual Membership Renewal March 20

Join us at the March Chapter Meeting 7 pm Thursday, March 20 at
Robert E. Coulter, Jr. American Legion Post
900 S. La Grange Road, La Grange
Renew your membership for 2014, sign up for bowling this Saturday evening and find out about more upcoming activities and rides. If you can’t make the meeting, be sure to stop in at the dealer and renew. The dues are just $20 for all National HOG members.


SATURDAY MARCH 22 7:30 pm Eden Lanes 10159 W Cermak Rd, Westchester, IL
Come out for a night of fun with the Chapter.
$8 members / $12 non-members includes 3 games & shoe rental
Must register with Pete @ activities@illinoisroute66hog.com or call 708-601-7383

Windy City Chapter Cook Off

Windy City Chapter Cook Off Sponsored by the Illinois Route 66 H.O.G. Chapter.

Sunday, February 16, 2014.                11:30am until 1:30pm

Sunday, February 16th is the Windy City Chapter cook off at Illinois Harley Davidson in Countryside. The food item is anything Mexican. For example enchiladas, tacos, nachos, tamales, beans, rice….the list goes on!

This is not your ordinary cook off, all members of the Windy City H.O.G. Chapters are invited to submit a dish on behalf of their chapter. Which chapter has the best cook? This cook off is not only for bragging rights, but also a time to gather and have some fun. So, even if you are not entering a dish, please stop by and sample some dishes, and cast your vote for the best. Family and friends welcome to sample and vote.


Sunday, February 16th

11:30 AM (ENTRANTS) 12 -1:30 PM (JUDGING)

Illinois Harley Davidson, 9950 Joliet Rd, Countryside Illinois


Please be prepared to serve your dish to the masses. Illinois H-D will provide: Electricity, Spoons, Plates/Cups, & Beverages.

You will be responsible for:


Please have your dish prepared “ready to serve” by 11:30am. Bring a minimum to serve sample sizes to 50 people. Bring the dish in an electric Crock Pot. (Remember the more you bring the more people you can serve. This will increase the number of votes you will receive.) Also, bring the recipe. We may put together a cook book or make them available electronically.


If your dish needs grated cheese, scallions, sour cream, salt, pepper you are responsible for providing all condiments (Remember; people like extras, having condiments greatly increases your dish’s appeal & will result in more votes).


You made a great dish, but you have to serve it up. Please bring a ladle or big spoon so people can actually eat your dish. The health department won’t let us use our hands or the tech’s tools to serve your dish.

CALL Linda at 630-251-5635 OR SEND AN E-MAIL TO Linda.Barnes241@att.net

Remember, this is YOUR Chapter, so come out and support this event.  Bring a dish or sample a dish.

Bill Stock